Cactus!

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

Jodyone
Posts: 121
Joined: 07 Jan 2012, 18:04

Re: Cactus!

Post by Jodyone » 02 Mar 2015, 21:25

Zelandeth wrote:The Albion mind you, that I would not really want to spend any time driving in the real world. Six tonnes, about 50bhp when all four cylinders decide to join the party when you've managed to get the manual mixture and ignition advance/retard controls where it wants it for that three nanosecond period of time, a four speed crash box with far too widely spaced ratios, near zero visibility, steering that you basically have to brace yourself against the bulkhead to turn, has about 1/4 of a turn of free play in it, and brakes which only exist in the mind of the madman who designed it (emergency stop from about 10mph is about 200 yards). Oh, and it tries to asphyxiate you and cook you at the same time, and the pedals are in the wrong places as well just to add to the fun. That's if you've managed to avoid getting your arm broken while trying to start it anyway. Commercial vehicles were a bit of a handful in 1929!
:-D That's hilarious! It's as if the thing is designed to antagonise you

User avatar
Zelandeth
Donor 2016
Posts: 3248
Joined: 17 Nov 2014, 00:36
x 267

Re: Cactus!

Post by Zelandeth » 02 Mar 2015, 23:12

Nah, it just knows a weak target when it sees one. Thing which struck me the most was just how much further ahead you have to plan when driving it. Not least to maintain precious momentum! ...not too much though as you have no brakes.

Northern_Mike

Re: Cactus!

Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Mar 2015, 23:13

Zelandeth wrote:Nah, it just knows a weak target when it sees one. Thing which struck me the most was just how much further ahead you have to plan when driving it. Not least to maintain precious momentum! ...not too much though as you have no brakes.
It must be like driving an enormous 2cv!

User avatar
daviemck2006
Donor 2016
Posts: 4783
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 283

Re: Cactus!

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Mar 2015, 23:26

And the albions were what we're at bluebird in Macduff when I was going to school. Then bluebird got fords. That was between 1973 to 1978, when we were at high school. The mischief we used to get up to in the space above the engine behind the back seats lol

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk