breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2831 Post by JPB » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 am

Ooh! TS, now there's a rare beast. Nice find. :thumbs:
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Re: breakdown truck

#2832 Post by Dick » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 pm

I think it's an auto.... ;)

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Re: breakdown truck

#2833 Post by JPB » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 pm

:shock: I so would mate, but I have to sell the tiny Mitsubishi before I can have any more toys with engines! It's not so much the quantity of cars, but that I had sort of promised my amazingly supportive next door neighbour - currently lumbered with one of my working, complete motors on her drive - that I'd try to cut down on my habit. Pffft! I can't take my savings with me when the time comes so my logic revolves around the fact that I should piss it up the wall invest what I can now while I'm still sufficiently mobile to enjoy my toys.
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Re: breakdown truck

#2834 Post by Dick » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:45 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2836 Post by JPB » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:49 am

I've only ever seen the original, kitten-based Cypher, which was on a 1998 Land's End to John o' Groats run that I did in a Rebel along with several dozen other Reliants and their owners to celebrate the ROC's 40th anniversary. That was a very nice wee car, beautifully proportioned and light, so the 850cc Reliant engine seemed suited to it, but surely that's a FWD Lada engine arrangement in the prototype in the link? Or am I looking at it the wrong way up? Hang on and I'll put my eyes in upside down & see if that helps..

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Re: breakdown truck

#2837 Post by Atodini » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:49 pm

The car in the ad is the final Cipher built, and was Samara powered. This addressed the original problem that the car was deemed unsuitable for production for, the complete lack of power....

Although Kittens are nippy little cars the Cipher was not being significantly heavier. The Ciphers were built on Kitten chassis but the internal steelwork increased the weight substantially.

Hence Reliant went with the oddly proportioned Scimitar SS1 as their small sports car. Brilliant to drive though, in fact IMHO better than an MX5, but not much and the MX5 overall is a nicer package and much prettier to look at.

http://www.stevens-cipher.com/ will tell you a lot more.

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