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Some old Soviet transport.

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Got to love the butt-ugly MZs, especially the scramblers. All of them are expensive now.

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5 minutes ago, Lou61 said:

Got to love the butt-ugly MZs, especially the scramblers. All of them are expensive now.

Butt ugly is right.:thumbsup:

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2 minutes ago, Lou61 said:

Got to love the butt-ugly MZs, especially the scramblers. All of them are expensive now.

I know. I had a "few" including an ISDT bike. I got the offer of another one about ten years ago for £2k. I wish I had bought it now. They are reliable and very easy to work on. 

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The 400 CZ MX bikes were also pretty serious,

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Had an MZ 250 ‘Sport’ in 1971, huge bulbous tank, telescopic forks, but still 2 stroke mix and shake.

68 mph flat out  21 hp I think ,but the enclosed chain was a bonus.. never broke down.

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53 minutes ago, bridgeman said:

Had an MZ 250 ‘Sport’ in 1971, huge bulbous tank, telescopic forks, but still 2 stroke mix and shake.

68 mph flat out  21 hp I think ,but the enclosed chain was a bonus.. never broke down.

In 1976 the (loose) chain on my RD200 jumped the front sprocket, broke the end of the layshaft  off and bent the gear selector.......whoops !!!

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From my travels in Russia about 12 years ago, ex Soviet era planes

Tupolev Tu-134A and Tupolev Tu-154

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You could buy these in the UK in the late 70's but they failed if you drove at local road speeds.

Still making them, and my mates off to tour around some inhospitable terrain in the old southern Soviet States over the next nine months or so.

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18 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

You could buy these in the UK in the late 70's but they failed if you drove at local road speeds.

Still making them, and my mates off to tour around some inhospitable terrain in the old southern Soviet States over the next nine months or so.

Looks like an old Commer

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13 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Yep,

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Identical aren't they ?

6 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

Identical aren't they ?

I think every British made vehicle in the 50's and early 60's had those same indicator and side light lenses 

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My dad bought a 1980 FSO Polonez in 1982 for 2 grand. It was forced medicine. No other bugger would take his rusting Alfasud in part exchange. He kept it for 12 months before buying a rover sd1 which fell in bits after being built by socialist BL workers who preferred to be on strike

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55 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

Identical aren't they ?

I think every British made vehicle in the 50's and early 60's had those same indicator and side light lenses 

That was handy at the breakers yard. I had a Reliant Scimitar, and a list of all the parts from other cars that were used in it. 

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3 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

That was handy at the breakers yard. I had a Reliant Scimitar, and a list of all the parts from other cars that were used in I 

I bet Joe Lucas played a part?

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13 hours ago, Turpinr said:

I bet Joe Lucas played a part?

Hillman Hunter,

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