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  1. Thread: JIDE Barchette

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    Here you have a cutaway drawing of the Jidé....

    Here you have a cutaway drawing of the Jidé.
    Nice French racers, extremely agile, but they change hands at premium prices nowadays.
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    I entirely agree with you, although there is one...

    I entirely agree with you, although there is one little thing about the design that is a bit disturbing, namely the wheels, which do not seem to match the wheel wells of the Apollo. there is...
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    Would you be able to get that article on the...

    Would you be able to get that article on the internet some way or another?
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    Hi, there, great to hear from a family who was...

    Hi, there, great to hear from a family who was actually involved in the building of an exclusive car. Wouldn't it be amazing to have another batch of your cars? But would it still be feasible these...
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    The cars will be built to 1970's standards, so I...

    The cars will be built to 1970's standards, so I guess they don't have to take the emissions into account. Mind you, they have always had the 15 chassis numbers available. This probably implies they...
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    Only 80 survive to this day. A continuation of...

    Only 80 survive to this day.
    A continuation of 15 cars built to 70's spec has been commissioned, I wonder what the price will be. You will have to check out the Melkus website...
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    mmmm, sounds tempting.............

    mmmm, sounds tempting.............
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    You are absolutely right, but I think Belgians...

    You are absolutely right, but I think Belgians don't have the guts to do this. Perhaps it's just the inertia of the events: our national traffic laws have changed radically the last 3 years and...
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    Perhaps in the UK the kit car industry is strong...

    Perhaps in the UK the kit car industry is strong enough to withstand political foolishness, but I can assure you that in the rest of the EU they are having a hard time. I have often tried to come up...
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    Jo Siffert-Live Fast Die Young

    Does anyone know if the Swiss documentary film about Jo Siffert is played in any Dutch, Belgian or North French cinema?

    I know it is out in Germany, Switzerland (released in December) and it can...
  11. Thread: Car identity

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    It smells of small-scale Italian 50's...

    It smells of small-scale Italian 50's manufacturer, Moretti, Ermini, Stanguellini and the likes, but I'll check it out.
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    The best era is something entirely personal, yet...

    The best era is something entirely personal, yet the best era is anything pre-1973, or pre-oil crisis. Before that date sports car manufacturers in particular didn't have to take fuel consumption...
  13. Thread: Lenham

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    Well, the blue Lenham is probably a real one too...

    Well, the blue Lenham is probably a real one too then. But what is their definition of genuine? He might mean that the project in the advertisement is 100% correct (having all the period bits and...
  14. Thread: Lenham

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    For those on not that tight a budget, this is the...

    For those on not that tight a budget, this is the route to go down!

    www.cottageclassics.co.uk
  15. Thread: Lenham

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    I'd like to have the book too, I know the title,...

    I'd like to have the book too, I know the title, but never really got my hands on it. the closed verison is very cool indeed
  16. Thread: Lenham

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    I have never come across this car in a book, so...

    I have never come across this car in a book, so as far as I'm concerned, I will have to wait until I see the owner again somewhere this summer. I can ask him everything about this car, but that...
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    How does that happen exactly? I always assumed a...

    How does that happen exactly? I always assumed a lack of anti-roll bar made for massive load transfer from the inside to the outside wheel.
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    Nice piece of information! The way I get it:...

    Nice piece of information! The way I get it: lateral load does not increase at the same rate as the vertical load (the curve is not linear), so if you manage to reduce roll, and thus weight transfer,...
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    Yes it can, you should be able to differentiate....

    Yes it can, you should be able to differentiate. Your radium keeping example poses a direct hazard to the lives of others, driving cars for fun doesn't (unless if you ran over someone by accident)....
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    I have looked this up earlier on and Carroll...

    I have looked this up earlier on and Carroll Smith's book says that braking is governed by the same factors as acceleration simply turned around. he states gross vehicle weight as one of the factors....
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    Braking force and braking distance

    I have found a formula to calculate braking distance in feet : S= v˛/64.f
    v = velocity
    f = tyre adhesion (e.g. 0.5 or 0.8 in respectively wet and dry).

    This formula does not incorporate vehicle...
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    It has little to do with rights, there is only...

    It has little to do with rights, there is only one thing that enables you to get involved in driving/racing for fun: MONEY. And since it is a scarce good, few will have the opportunity of doing so....
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    Isn't that what the entire racing scene is doing...

    Isn't that what the entire racing scene is doing now? Causing pollution just for the sake of entertainment? I am just defending something I am really keen on. In addition, you cannot compare this to...
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    What stupid and dangerous reasoning? There's...

    What stupid and dangerous reasoning? There's nothing stupid or dangerous to it. You make it look like I'm totally against clean energy, which is certainly not the case. I'm very sorry for being fond...
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    Thank you, finally someone who understands what I...

    Thank you, finally someone who understands what I meant.
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