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#34947 of 36974 Re: NSH> [ateixeira]
Nov 16, 2012 (5:30 pm)
The only time I took my '02 Explorer out on the Outer Banks beach, I could have looked like a total idiot.
The kids were taking some surfing lessons and as I watched, quite a few trucks drove onto the beach.
I didn't see anyone 'air down', so I thought I should be ok going out there too.
Little did I know, many of those beach drivers just drive around 'aired down'.
Anyways, I buried the Explorer in the sand up to the running boards.
When i tried to drive out in auto 4x4, nothing.
Locked 4x4 high, nothing.
Locked 4x4 low, nothing.
The people parked around me started packing up and leaving.
The I remembered that turning the wheel back and forth had got me out of a few other situations.
Did that, the power kicked in, and was able to drive out despite running 40+ PSI in all the tires.
#34948 of 36974 Mystery tail light>
Nov 17, 2012 (8:17 am)
#34949 of 36974 Re: Mystery tail light> [andys120]
Nov 17, 2012 (9:12 am)
#34950 of 36974 Re: . [grahampeters]
Nov 17, 2012 (9:15 am)
That's about what I was thinking. I spotted it in congested central Zurich. It had more control inputs than would be needed by simple pedal power, and was also kind of bulky looking - so it was some kind of dual power if not weak electric. No badging on it. This afternoon in western Austria saw a similar vehicle, but it had a different front end, and this one looked to be off the road for some time.
#34951 of 36974 Re: Mystery tail light> [lostwrench1]
Nov 17, 2012 (1:10 pm)
Yup, a '64 Mercury Comet Caliente to be exact.
Nov 17, 2012 (1:15 pm)
#34953 of 36974 Re: Euro-style> [andys120]
Nov 17, 2012 (10:09 pm)
Late 70's Alfetta. Watch it rust before your eyes!
Nov 17, 2012 (10:20 pm)
After quite a bit of poking around the net, I have found a reference to a TWIKE. Apparently it is a Swiss designed, German made, pedal assisted electric trike. Apparently weighs about 250-300kg and has also found some buyers in the USA. I also found that one has come to Australia, where, with a supplementary small petrol engine driving through a fourth wheel, it made it to Uluru.
From searching images, there appears to be a later version with different lights
Not sure what I think.
#34955 of 36974 Re: Euro-style> [grahampeters]
Nov 18, 2012 (6:03 am)
Late 70's Alfetta
Yup, it's a 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 2000 Berlina. IIRC most US-Spec Alfetta sedans were 1750s or v6s.
Nov 18, 2012 (6:09 am)