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Old 12 November 2005, 08:38   #181
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before I say anything more it's important that you realise I am one of the senior citizens of the Rib Community. Fortunately I am a year younger than David Manning so I am not the oldest of the Old Gits

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That was all done from memory which it appears is flawed that would be the Age thing

http://www.superjohn.f9.co.uk/thebeast.htm
Your memory doesn't fail you Kemo Sabe I remember him and the car well. He used to come up to Santa Pod frequently for demos etc. I believe he eventually gained permission to use the RR rad, and then crashed and burned. Ain't life a bitch.... Wonder what happened to him? he'd be hmmmm, approaching 70 now?

As for age - I've just got my bus pass.
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Old 12 November 2005, 14:05   #182
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I hate to break up the party here guys, but while you're all resting on your laurels and attacking coddipoos he's actually RIGHT about changing gear without the clutch. I can do it in any (non-f*cked) manual vehicle.
Whether or not he's a 12 year old boy or Jimmy Swaggart's gimp has no bearing on it.

Funny, you put enough people into management and eventually they argue themselves to death with no product produced...
i do believe we are all aware it is quite possible and easy to change gear without a clutch. I find hire cars do it easiest after a little practice .

Unfortunatley i have auto cars now so cant do it with them

but

have bikes and do it quite often on em when the situation demands it
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Old 12 November 2005, 15:28   #183
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As for age - I've just got my bus pass.
Talking of the beast Hey Dave Theres life after 53 yipee
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Old 14 November 2005, 11:29   #184
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i do believe we are all aware it is quite possible and easy to change gear without a clutch. I find hire cars do it easiest after a little practice .

Unfortunatley i have auto cars now so cant do it with them

but

have bikes and do it quite often on em when the situation demands it
Congratulations! This thread has now generated more pages and posts than anything about RIBs! Maybe we should start a new Forum: AutoBoxers.

Codprawn to be the Moderator.

Could be fun.......
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Congratulations! This thread has now generated more pages and posts than anything about RIBs! Maybe we should start a new Forum: AutoBoxers.

Could be fun.......
i noticed the other evening that topics around cars and 4x4's generate far more interest than boats on here

how odd.....i guess we all have a car of some description........
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Old 14 November 2005, 17:09   #186
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Drove a clutchless Bedford Rascal all the way from Camberley to Cornwall once. To pull away, turn it off, shove it in first, wind the ignition over in gear and with a dab of throttle she kangaroos off. Had the gear changes as smooth as silk by Exeter. The big worry was that the M3 was chocker nose to tail. All the in gear starting was taking it's toll on the battery! I was bricking it.Luckily the traffic cleared just as the battery was thinking about giving up. The following morning I happened to shove my head under the thing and noticed that the clutch cable had been wound back on the adjuster on the clutch arm. Some shit that had wanted the van had done it at Blackbushe auction in order to get it cheaper. A few spins with a spanner and the cluch was perfect.
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Old 14 November 2005, 17:18   #187
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Some shit that had wanted the van had done it at Blackbushe auction in order to get it cheaper...
Can you imagine what he was saying about you? "All that effort to spanner it and I was outbid by some turnip from Cornwall"

Oh, and by the way I like auto boxes.
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They could of dropped the gearbox out and I'd of still bought it! I was bidding like a man with three arms! I was Janner up from Cornwall, I needed a Rascal and I was 'avin the B'gger! Auctioneer probably ran me up another couple of hundred quid!
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