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Old 29 November 2005, 11:12   #21
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My old Perkins powered S2A would climb a 1 in 1 on tickover from a standing start at the bottom. The down side was it would only do 40mph flat out in High Fourth.
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Old 29 November 2005, 11:22   #22
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My old Perkins powered S2A would climb a 1 in 1 on tickover from a standing start at the bottom. The down side was it would only do 40mph flat out in High Fourth.
You didn't buy that off a chap from Bromsgrove did you? He put a Perkins it... trouble is he didn't change the fuel pump and as it came from an agricultural vehicle......... It was a long, looong convoy drive down to the Pyrenees with him...
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Old 29 November 2005, 12:09   #23
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Nah. A bloke in Portsmouth floged it to me.
God was it slow, but totally unstopable.
The MOT man eventually condemmed it for exessive atmospheric pollution.
I sold the engine to a guy who wanted it for a forklift, which was probably where it came from in the first place.
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Old 29 November 2005, 12:22   #24
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Caravan, youv'e got a *&"@~#ing CARAVAN. There would not be 20 mile jam on the outskirts of Cornwall if there were no caravans.
Ever fancied taking it to Dunsfold so Top Gear can play with it?
I indeed have a wobbly box which we wobble round the country in. will be joining the queue down to cornwall for the first two weeks of June. the kids love it as it is a nice way to escape at the weekend.
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Old 29 November 2005, 19:14   #25
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So do we conclude that Auto is favourite right up to the point where traction is a major issue, then manual split ratio 4x4 is preferable? I'm not the biggest auto fan , but kinda go along with that.
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Old 30 November 2005, 05:14   #26
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Sort of. Auto allows you to get the power to the ground more gently with less risk of breaking the traction. The lack of engine braking with auto is a problem going down hill. Big auto 4x4s with huge tyres and no low box must be a nightmare without HDC.
I just feel more in control in a manual.
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Old 30 November 2005, 09:36   #27
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Talking of HDC I find it lets you go too fast in many situations. 5mph may not sound a lot but over big boulders and rock steps it's not funny!!! Give me low ratio manual box any day.

Talking of which one of these would be nice

http://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/part_42.html

The Ashcroft underdrive which gives you super low gearing. Not cheap though at 1500.
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