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PostSubject: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:14 am

How about this for an emergency fix? Never seen it before - like it!

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:09 am

Hi Tom I could not get the link to work.  clinking teacups 

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:34 am

Darn. Try clicking on this - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1188900864583377

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:28 pm

Not too sure about sticking your hands in there to keep making sure the strap is lined up with the wheel, but the theory is pretty good. Wouldn't want to have to do it all too often though.

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:19 am

Seems a bit labour intensive !

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:42 pm

Check out this one. A mate of mine has his own 4x4 show and did a review of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY4cKc4FKSM
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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:36 am

Wheel winches like this one have been around for ages. They make sense up to a point, the point at which the motor dies. At least with an electric winch you can still extricate yourself from the mire - as long as the battery holds out of course.

Same goes for a hydraulic winch. Great while the engine still tuns over, useless otherwise.

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:02 pm

Two things.
You need something to join the rope to ??

I have somewhere ? a black and white picture of a wheel winch on an MGA.
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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:26 am

For sure it can work on a Roadster, the weight advantage is obviously the key. Make good sense.

Don't understand - "You need something to join the rope to ??"

The buried sandbag is the 'other end' isn't it, or am I missing something?  scratch 


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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:27 pm

You can't go about digging the tar up on the UK roads  Evil or Very Mad 

The MGA concerned was a rally car
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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:02 pm

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You can't go about digging the tar up on the UK roads

Half the time you don't have to. Just drop the sandbag into one of the giant potholes appearing in many of our roads and cover it up; simple!

I tell you, our roads are getting like the French roads of the 70's, pretty soon we'll have to be running around in 2CV's just to stop our fillings shaking out. I thought that's what road tax was for ... roads? Obviously not.  mad

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:39 pm

you got it spot on Tom,  clinking teacups 

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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:52 am

Not very likely to get stuck on a tarmac road.

Used this many times, mainly in sand; sand is easily dug and you can get any bag down quickly in minutes, sand is also heavy and when you fill the hole its very solid for such a recovery method.

You do need a diff lock for it to be effective in many instances.
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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:53 am

Tom, you have got it wrong, road tax now goes into the general taxation pot and is not for mending the roads, take a look back over the last decade and you will see that as little as 7% of the VED income has been spent on the roads.
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PostSubject: Re: Unusual recovery technique   Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:07 am

Assassin wrote:
Tom, you have got it wrong, road tax now goes into the general taxation pot and is not for mending the roads, take a look back over the last decade and you will see that as little as 7% of the VED income has been spent on the roads.
Speak volumes, why am I not surprised?  No 

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