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Author Topic: HOW TO GET HOME IN THE SNOW  (Read 2828 times)
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chugga boom
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« on: 05 January, 2010, 09:50:09 PM »

well after a long hard days work, the last thing i needed tonight was to be stuck in the unit because the snow was that severe up here!! anyway the old berlingo failed me  so what should i do  Huh?
in the corner of the unit sits josh's 50cc (childs size ) quad Wink
my dads face said it all when i pulled up in his drive on it with a cordless inspection lamp to see where i was going, i can highly recomend  the KAZUMA MEERKAT as the future transport for heavy snow, i had a few strange looks from 4x4 drivers and pedestrians lol
its only fault was that at one point the snow was deeper than the quad was tall so it stopped as snow had packed around the spark plug, i did have to ride it with my legs over the front wings  but under the handle bars and change gear and brake ( foot pedals ) with my hands , otherwise LOADS OF FUN  Wink


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« Reply #1 on: 05 January, 2010, 10:21:21 PM »

I always found a fulvia great in the snow with 145 tyres and the weight over the drive shafts and three pints off winter warmer doing their work (a long time ago...)

Tim

PS James do you have a pic of you on the meerkat??? It must have been a sight...
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« Reply #2 on: 05 January, 2010, 10:40:00 PM »

I'll take a photo and post it , i may have to go back to work on it in the morning yet !!!
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1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
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« Reply #3 on: 06 January, 2010, 02:15:32 AM »

Ha that would have been hilarious to see. Good old british spirit !  We will not be defeated....   well unless the lines get too cold or theres a leaf on them  Tongue

Whereabouts are you for the snow to be that bad, we are in East London / Essex and we got 3 inches,  Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: 06 January, 2010, 09:08:17 AM »

sorry to say I put the porridge on this morning and remote desktop'd into work this morning .... i shall venture out soon though as I have no milk for Tea !
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« Reply #5 on: 06 January, 2010, 10:44:44 AM »

Ha that would have been hilarious to see. Good old british spirit !  We will not be defeated....   well unless the lines get too cold or theres a leaf on them  Tongue

Whereabouts are you for the snow to be that bad, we are in East London / Essex and we got 3 inches,  Embarrassed
wrexham north wales, where we are though is 1000ft above sea level, differant world!!! wrexham itself has had hardly anything but we had atleast 6>7 inches !!!, i went to work this morning in the discovery, armed with Ariens snow thrower, NOW THATS A TOOL!!!, CLEARED THE ESTATE IN NO TIME LOL
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1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
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« Reply #6 on: 06 January, 2010, 10:53:23 AM »

Ha that would have been hilarious to see. Good old british spirit !  We will not be defeated....   well unless the lines get too cold or theres a leaf on them  Tongue

Whereabouts are you for the snow to be that bad, we are in East London / Essex and we got 3 inches,  Embarrassed
wrexham north wales, where we are though is 1000ft above sea level, differant world!!! wrexham itself has had hardly anything but we had atleast 6>7 inches !!!, i went to work this morning in the discovery, armed with Ariens snow thrower, NOW THATS A TOOL!!!, CLEARED THE ESTATE IN NO TIME LOL

Can we see a picture of this snow clearing beast please! When I lived up the side of a big hill with unmade roads in Herefordshire, I used to use a petrol driven leaf blower which worked great as long as no one had walked on the snow first (edited to stop Roger playing semantics Cheesy), driving wasn't the real problem, but a 30 Degree drive that could only be negotiated down backwards, with a 12 foot drop, and 90 deg turn at the bottom was Shocked
sounds like your beast would have made the job a lot easier.

Brian
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« Reply #7 on: 06 January, 2010, 11:28:16 AM »

you tube, Ariens 927 le in the snow, cant get get a link  to load up
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1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
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« Reply #8 on: 06 January, 2010, 11:43:49 AM »

The best car we ever had for getting through snow was Jackys first Lancia - an early LHD Fulvia Sedan 2C. I vividly remember roaring up Egham hill in the 70's in it when nothing else could get up the hill - great - and on Michelin XAS it was a real Q car as well from the handling point of view.
Sorely missed but I still keep my eyes open for a good one, preferably LHD but RHD would do.
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« Reply #9 on: 06 January, 2010, 11:48:12 AM »

Brian, why would anyone want to tread on your leaf blower Huh? Huh?
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« Reply #10 on: 06 January, 2010, 12:19:13 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Guffsjbo9M

All we have still is an iceing sugar covering - hardly enough for a snow ball.  That's subtropical Lewisham for you...  Fingers crossed enough on Blackheath and in Greenwich park for the tobbogan.

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« Reply #11 on: 06 January, 2010, 01:52:41 PM »

here you go.....


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1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
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« Reply #12 on: 06 January, 2010, 02:37:19 PM »

Now thats what I call a boys toy!

Tim
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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« Reply #13 on: 07 January, 2010, 02:13:19 AM »

here you go.....

Had a bit last night, more than it looks in these photos.

Brian
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« Reply #14 on: 13 January, 2010, 03:21:20 PM »

more snow again today, finally got a picture of the snow blower in action, unfortunatly we'd cleared most of the snow with it before i thought about a photo  Roll Eyes, lets hope the council have done their job so i dont need to take the quad home AGAIN!!!


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1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
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