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    Finally! Exvet's car unmasked. The Oracle has done well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Finally! Exvet's car unmasked. The Oracle has done well.
    Please explain
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    it's beautiful. my sort of car.

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    Is there an engine in the boot ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozenge View Post
    it's beautiful. my sort of car.
    Agreed. That's a wacky, cool piece. I wonder where they got the grille from. It actually suits the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Agreed. That's a wacky, cool piece. I wonder where they got the grille from. It actually suits the car.
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    G'day,
    the seats look a bit rugged, are they standard ?

    It is for sale...http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C702034
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    the seats look a bit rugged, are they standard ?

    It is for sale...Stunning Dirt-Racing Traction Avant in Yacco Livery For Sale (1954) on Car And Classic UK [C702034]
    The seats are from Alouette II helicopter
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Is there an engine in the boot ?
    Nah, just radiators I think. They get clogged with mud up the sharp end on dirt race tracks.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    The seats are from Alouette II helicopter
    There's a man that knows his choppers!
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    There's a man that knows his choppers!
    Not really, I just read the add
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Please explain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Agreed. That's a wacky, cool piece. I wonder where they got the grille from. It actually suits the car.
    It looks like one of the aftermarket grilles that were sold to change the appearance before the war. The whole thing looks brutish. I note that it still drives through the original TA gearbox. I wonder if it has a four speed Ersa or Duriez conversion for track work.
    I bet that it is really fun to drive!
    The venting on the boot lid may be to exhaust all of the dust from the track? There is only a windscreen and no other glass!
    The weird cable system on the seats are interesting! Ejector seats????????
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    Hi
    What a great look ! A change from the traditional prissy over original restorations we usually see(or are promised to see) !

    The grill looks like a Bedford van or a David Brown tractor front to me. Not sure it would pass registration now even for classic cars ? The wheel centers would go well up the sides of ordinary cars on the track. Rip 'em open !
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    The wheel centers would go well up the sides of ordinary cars on the track. Rip 'em open !
    Just like Boadicea, or the LA River race in Grease!

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ID:	81836Well heres the grille as Gerry suggests. Complete with some occupation guards checking out whether they'll take it for the good of the third reich!
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    That's got to be the winner.
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    That's great. It reminds me of the black Traction that used to win a lot of stock car races at Roley Park Speedway in Adelaide in the late-1960s.

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    Just wondering...

    If it's front wheel drive why the all terrain tyres are on the front, and the mud terrain tyres are on the back.

    It would make more sense if they were reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Just wondering...

    If it's front wheel drive why the all terrain tyres are on the front, and the mud terrain tyres are on the back.

    It would make more sense if they were reversed.

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    Good luck trying to work out a rear suspension and transmission system to accomplish that!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Just wondering...

    If it's front wheel drive why the all terrain tyres are on the front, and the mud terrain tyres are on the back.

    It would make more sense if they were reversed.

    Cheers,

    Mark...
    It's maybe got something to do with gearing? The rears seem to be a lot larger diameter than the fronts. Maybe the wheels are swapped for dirt tracks with long downhill straights?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    It's maybe got something to do with gearing? The rears seem to be a lot larger diameter than the fronts. Maybe the wheels are swapped for dirt tracks with long downhill straights?
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    We are over-thinking this car, but where did he get the tires anyway for 400mm rims. Probably 16" tires and they will roll of at the first corner at speed.

    It just looks great and who cares Put it in the front yard and let the plebs envy grow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Good luck trying to work out a rear suspension and transmission system to accomplish that!
    I know it seems bizarre , but there was lot of interest over on the Pug site about a Romanian 205 that had two Mi16 motors fore and aft linked to a transfer case and single gearbox ! ( obviously not the case with this one. Maybe pulling on those cables fires the air-cool into life when needed!)
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