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Old 19 January 2013, 14:09   #21
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I just bought a set of the lidil chains today , For 20 they are a bargain .

3 year garuantee , german made, diamond type, in a carry case. for the odd couple to days a year they will be needed to get the car a mile out of the lanes and onto a treated main road they are spot on. testing them tomorrow am.

where are you chris ?, I am near stroud (ontop of a big hill)
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Old 19 January 2013, 14:14   #22
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Looks like a 126 to me. Very cool.
126. That's it. Rear engined. The 127 was front engined
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Old 19 January 2013, 14:19   #23
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I just bought a set of the lidil chains today , For 20 they are a bargain .

3 year garuantee , german made, diamond type, in a carry case. for the odd couple to days a year they will be needed to get the car a mile out of the lanes and onto a treated main road they are spot on. testing them tomorrow am.

where are you chris ?, I am near stroud (ontop of a big hill)
Perfect, will see if I can get a set. I live nr. Horsley BTW

Thanks !
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Old 19 January 2013, 15:51   #24
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126. That's it. Rear engined. The 127 was front engined

When i was 19 or 20 i bought one of those for a laugh...it was seriously fun. Little two cylinder engine in the rear which meant that when it was wet, and you slipped the clutch while negotiating a roundabout you could do a Jeremy Clarkson rally style drift pretty much all the way around....

Even rolled it onto its side once on a country lane...friend and i managed to get out, push it back onto its wheels and carried on driving home....

Think a lot of them were used as donor vehicles for those off-road go karts.


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chris, the cirencester lidl had all the sizes today except the smallest.
we are out in the backwoods beyond bisley , so they should prove very usefull .
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Poly, if you want to get going then the idea is to keep going and not stop again to pick up stupid ramps.
Your idea of orange ramps to get you going is silly, almost nonsense.

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Old 19 January 2013, 17:14   #27
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126. That's it. Rear engined. The 127 was front engined
i had one many years ago on a holiday in Corfu. Decided to take it up a track to the highest peak - think I missed the bit about 'Unsuitable for cars'. Well it made it apart from last 100 yards.

On way down, I must have picked up a stone in rear axle as there was this whirring noise. It was a hire car and I could live with the noise. On way back to villa, suddenly I lost all power. The stone had ground through rear axle and sheared the drive shaft resulting in no drive. Thankfully the nearest house was not too far and occupied by someone who had learned his English from watching Americian movies - a most surreal experience listening to him littered with catch phrases from Hollywood blockbusters.

The car certainly performed above expectations even with the problem with rear axle.
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Poly, if you want to get going then the idea is to keep going and not stop again to pick up stupid ramps.
Your idea of orange ramps to get you going is silly, almost nonsense.

The trick with these or car mats is to tie them to the back of the car so that they come with you until you are in a sensible place to stop theh put them in the boot and just drive on the tyres. Not quite so silly if used properly.
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The trick with these or car mats is to tie them to the back of the car so that they come with you until you are in a sensible place to stop theh put them in the boot and just drive on the tyres. Not quite so silly if used properly.
+ 1 to that , and you can use these if stuck on beach or trailer stuck

try doing that in snow chains!
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Up in the peaks at moment camping done a few lanes today 2' snow drifts. In a Defender no problem
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