Windscreen - Suggested top speed

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Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by Slow Smoke Moke » Wed Aug 01, 2018 20:54

Chaps,

I've now taken ownership of the Moke. 1968 model with a later 1275GT motor (another discussion sometime). Car is capable of a tidy speed but there has to be a stage where there's a risk of the windscreen tearing off it's not very robust mountings.

Is there a suggested VMax related to this issue?

Thank you,

Nick

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Re: Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18

There’s plenty of 1275 engined mokes around and I’ve not heard of a screen collapsing yet. That said the addition of some Aussie or Portuguese type side screens would help support it if you’re really worried.

P.S. I’ve had 90+ out of mine and it’s still there
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Re: Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by Slow Smoke Moke » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48

Many thanks Nigel and interesting to hear about your top end. I was regularly doing 70+ in the outside lane of the M40. Car also seemed very stable actually.

Plenty of thumbs up from other motorists too!

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Post by Jez » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26

90 + Mr Chairman ?

I trust this was off the Public Highway ?

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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Aug 02, 2018 14:29

Autobahn..........on the way to the ring, or at the ring........or across Holland to get to the ferry port in time
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Post by Jez » Thu Aug 02, 2018 19:08

Good to learn that Mr Chairman.

It was good to have the opportunity to catch up with you for a few moments and I look forward to doing the same in Wales.

Oh, and to confirm I would definitely be up for Nurnberg next year.

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Re: Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by mick west » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:05

Mr Chairman, 90 mph, wow, do you have any trouble with draughtys at that terminal speed?
Ive braved 55, with no top,cos I ant got one!
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Re: Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:22

Must be said having the hood up does make it a bit more aerodynamic
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Re: Windscreen - Suggested top speed

Post by Tim » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:16

I find that anything over 120Kmh makes my eyelids flap too much to be able to see properly.

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