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  •  Ah! This I have a photograph of... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...in the dreaded 3-terabyte 'brick'. It is at RAF Cosford (Hangar 1). Its a 998cc, Morris 'Traveller'. British Army registration and colour, as you can see.

    Assigned to No. 24 Base Workshop, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Rebuilt by Army apprentices over a two year period from 1985/86, then presented to the RAF Museum, Cosford.

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:51:47 AM PDT

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    •  Wouldn't mind having that for my daily commute (2+ / 0-)
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      it's only about 3 miles, with one HUGE hill, hope it's not to big a challenge.  Lord Lucas of Darkness 6V system I suppose...

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:02:45 PM PDT

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      •  Wrong, actually! It has a 12v system, plus.... (2+ / 0-)
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        ....MUCH more importantly, a Bosch coil, leads and spark plugs, so there is always a nice fat spark to be had! :)

        You can find Travellers still, but they are much sought after, particularly the late model 1,098cc 'A' Series engine with better heater, interior, etc. Many preserved 'Moggies' are retrofitted with the 1,275cc Marina engine, which makes for better performance all round.

        In Australia many owners fit the Niassan/Datsun A12/A13/A14 engines instead, as spares 'Down Under' are cheap and easy to obtain.

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:37:24 PM PDT

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        •  Do they convert those (2+ / 0-)
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          to a dual ignition or is it still the automotive type distributor?

          If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

          by Major Kong on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:40:05 PM PDT

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          •  Rollason's offered both options, but HAD to .. (1+ / 0-)
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            ...switch to dual ignition for the Ardem 4CO2 as used for the Turbulent D.31A, so that it met the full Certificate of Airworthiness requirements from the Civil Aviation Authority

            'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

            by shortfinals on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:59:37 PM PDT

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