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Impossible in an Austin 7
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No, no. Not that; this:


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#2
Tony,there was a certain chummy that may have been capable of this,considering it had shot blasted brake drums!
Dave
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(22-02-2020, 05:04 PM)Dave Wortley Wrote: Tony,there was a certain chummy that may have been capable of this,considering it had shot blasted brake drums!
Dave
Perhaps not quite as good as that - but that chummy did once startle a VSCC Marsal manning a "stop-across-the-line" test as both front wheels locked. "Austin 7s can't do that!" he exclaimed while jumping back in astonishment. However, instead of wearing out in a few miles, the brakes (with rivet-free, bonded-on linings - and perfectly bedded-in of course) then lasted for around 10,000 miles while maintaining most of their remarkable stopping power.
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#4
When I saw this thread I thought there could only be one thing that was impossible in a Seven.
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#5
Years ago now when I was restoring a fabric saloon I managed to locate a previous owner, a lovely elderly lady who owned it pre war. 
When finished I took it over for her to see it. ( she lived close to Cranwell, Lincs ).
After looking over the car, she turned to me and with a sheepish smile said " we used to do our courting in the back there before we were married!"
I made no comment.
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#6
I read once read it was thought that, during the 1920s, half the babies conceived in the USA were the result of gymnastics on the back seat of Model T Fords. Mind you, they are a bit roomier than a Seven....
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#7
Let us not forget that John Mortimer’s father, a famous divorce lawyer, once established adultery with no more evidence than a pair of footprints upside down on the dashboard of an Austin Seven.
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and I am reliably informed that anything is possible in the back of an RP saloon, though you do need a 2 gallon petrol can to hold the front seats up out of the way...
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#9
With some of the bodged repairs posted on the pages of the forum over the years, I'd think it perfectly possible for the body to detach from the chassis on a Seven... possibly not under heavy breaking though.
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(24-02-2020, 10:35 AM)Nick Salmon Wrote: Let us not forget that John Mortimer’s father, a famous divorce lawyer, once established adultery with no more evidence than a pair of footprints upside down on the dashboard of an Austin Seven.
A work colleague told me that he and his wife once drove off on a frosty morning (in a modern, not a Seven)- only for a footprint to emerge on the misted-up windscreen. It was only with much furious rubbing that he managed to conceal this embarrassing fact from the passenger.
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