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On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:38:33 +0100, Syd Rumpo wrote:

...when urban myths meet chinese whispers...
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Not so. I read it in an EU directive...
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On 24/08/2015 12:39, Adrian wrote:

I was told the windscreen one by an allegro driving colleague who claimed it had happened to him, but the thin bodywork is something I have personal experience of, having clipped a parked Allegro with my Viva. I hardly felt it, and thought I'd driven over a bump or something. I only stopped because I saw an irate man in the mirror.
The whole of his nearside rear wing was stoved in, and the car could not be moved. I had a small half-snooker ball sized dent. Even the copper who did me for due care and attention was astounded.
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You hit a parked car and didn't know it? How come there are so many driving that shouldn't be allowed to even push a pram around? But if you hit a parked car it would be with the bumper, so hardly surprising it does more damage to un unprotected panel.

Yes. I'm astounded by the numbers of drivers who shouldn't be driving too.
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That's the idea of a bumper on an old car. It's made out of much thicker steel than the body. But I wouldn't expect you to know such things.
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You've been reading cereal box backs again.
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On 21/08/15 15:11, NY wrote:

The wheel og my Citroën C2 is round but mounted off-centre: there is more legroom when it is in the straight-ahead position.
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On Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:11:47 +0100

My only experience of driving an Allegro was when I picked one up from the company pool for a trip to Spain, back in the mid 1970s. I drove it straight to Southampton, cruised to Balboa, then drove across country to Valencia. Usually, half of the road was tarmac, but it could be the left side, the right side, or the middle bit. Worked at the new Ford Fiesta plant for a few months, then drove back to Balboa overnight to meet the ferry leaving at 9 am, driving straight on board without even turning off the engine. I was happy to return the Allegro to its home. It had been reliable, though.
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I bough a post square wheel in 1976 and it was a disaster...worst car I ever had ....
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The designers for Plymouth in the USA who did it years before.
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...and they did it with style
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Tell that to Lewis Hamilton!
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On 23/08/15 12:52, AnthonyL wrote:

Only drivers who follow learner instruction slavishly, or who have steering with no power assistance on a low ratio rack or box, 'feed the wheel through their hands' . Its a technique designed so that stupid noobs never let go of the wheel.
Racing drivers cross their arms over on tight corners.
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Racing cars have much higher geared steering than road cars. You couldn't 'feed the wheel through your hands' even if you wanted to.
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On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:01:10 +0100, The Natural Philosopher

I got a severe admonishment from the expert accompanying me on a track day for push-pull steering in a Lotus Elite. The main issue is that you have a poor sense of what angle your wheels are at with that procedure.
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Normally I keep my hands at around ten to two, making small adjustments with push-pull (ie keep one hand on the wheel as I turn, the the wheel slide through the other). For larger movements when manooevring, I may put one hand at 12 oclock and bring it down to 6 oclock, then continue with the other hand from 6 to 12 etc. But I very rarely let either hand cross 12 oclock because I find that leads to my arms in danger of getting tangled. Sometimes (and you can only do this with power steering) I put one palm on the wheel and crank the wheel round and round as if I was holding a knob on the wheel - but only at very low speed when manoevring.
In other words, partly as I was taught fro the ordinary and advanced tests, partly modified for expedience and the need to turn the wheel quickly when manoevring or when turning out of a side road and need to straighten up quickly after that.
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I read somewhere that that is now the recommended practice by the Advanced Motorists bicbw.
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On 24/08/15 14:19, bert wrote:

The old feed through the hands is needed when you have a 30 tonnne truck and no power steering.
They are prerty rare these days.,
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I drive one handed!
Most field work the other hand is needed for some other task but it has become a habit on the road. The spare hand is usually near the gear lever or hand brake. I do worry that a severe pot hole might lead to an unplanned swerve.

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You missed out the little fold down tables in the seat backs which were probably not intended to hold a glass of ale to save downing it quickly but did so quite nicely, or a bottle of brown. That's what we used em for anyway when it was my mates turn to drive us on the regular pub crawl around the county.His was actually a 1300 and he was a well off bugger compared to the rest of us 19 - 20 year old Herberts who had Anglias ,Minis, Vivas etc. I think his Dad had bought it for him. It may be considered a joke car now but when rolling up in it at a posh hostelry it was a bit of a Q car the landord and his clientele not having time to prepare defences before we got to the bar.
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