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Poor Old Joe
« on: 10.03. 2020 18:40 »
an odlie but for new members who may not have come across it-
A ten-year-old posting on a machinists' list:

-js


One of the United Kingdom’s most enduring brands will proceed with plans to build the quintessentially British electric vehicle. Lucas, the world leader in faulty electrical components, has determined after decades of deliberation to finally push ahead with plans for an electric vehicle wholly of its own design.
The Lucas electric car, to be called the “Prince” in homage to the company’s founder, Joseph Lucas, who died in 1902, taking with him to the grave his secrets of how to make working electrical parts. Since that time, the company has been awarded more wisecracks than any other.
Lucas has led in many important innovations since, counting the first intermittent windshield wipers, the first self-dimming headlights, and the first anti-theft starter interrupt devices among its several inventions. The company has also long extolled safe driving practices, as exemplified by its motto: “get home before dark.”
Lucas’s EV will be based on a design originally conceived in 1968. The company had intended to build the EV in the 1970s but the plans were thought destroyed when the company’s then-chief engineer’s car caught fire. The blueprints were recently rediscovered in fine shape in a back room, after having been overlooked for decades due to poor lighting.
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #1 on: 10.03. 2020 20:48 »
Thank you Bill, i needed cheering up. *good3*
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #2 on: 10.03. 2020 21:13 »
I hope the mag and dynamo on the A7 (and others) don't read that. 69 years and counting...bl**dy Lucas rubbish! ;)
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #3 on: 10.03. 2020 22:08 »
Loose Unsoldered Connections And Splices,  if Lucas made guns there would be no wars.
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #4 on: 11.03. 2020 01:16 »
Yep, it is a funny thing that bike riders always blame Lucas where the real guilty party was the factory specifing the cheapest possible part .
 When we had the wedding car business I went to a few Roller rallies.
Lucas made just about everything RR used and original 100 year old switches were working perfectly.
Our 71 to 74 models had all Lucas and again no problem with the electrics other than the windows and that was not a Lucas problem but rather a poor power supply to them. 
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #5 on: 11.03. 2020 09:20 »
Yep, it is a funny thing that bike riders always blame Lucas where the real guilty party was the factory specifing the cheapest possible part .

Or in the case of old bikes, riders who either couldn't stop fannying around with them, or others who expect decades old components to still work perfectly with no maintenance, or even worse, be simply and reliably upgraded to 2020 performance levels.
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Re: Poor Old Joe
« Reply #6 on: 12.03. 2020 08:47 »
Dosn't have to be an old bike .
One of the most popular & repeated reprints we have run in the Banter from The Motor Cycle was called .
"Are you running Neglectrics "
It was from 1954 .
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