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 Post subject: From Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:57 am 
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Location: Portugal
At 64 yo, I found here one Haflinger from 69 !
It is love at firsth glance. I open the wallet and it came with me, on the back of a trailer . . .
Painted in metalic blue, seats from Japan, with a DAF 33 or 44 engine, four diferent tyres, no canvas, it is really a nice project. One very important thing; only small spots of rust and very few holes, mainly on back seats boxes and near the pedals (it is a LHD).
After almost 2 years and a lot of money spend in Austria :twisted: "Mephisto" is back on the road.
Military OD, original engine, tyres, seats etc € etc € etc € etc €€€€€€ :cry:
Here in Portugal, we have more or less 30 Haflingers completly rebuild, from +- 160 sold 50 years ago.
Probably in some remote garage or barn stay more 10/20 ?
I will need some assistence to post photos of my car ( is that thing really a car ?).
Thanks to you all for the wontherfull post that I find here !
Sorry for my english :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: From Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:44 am 
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Joäo - welcome to the forum! Do post some photos when you are able. I am impressed that there are so many Haflingers still in Portugal - maybe something to do with the climate? 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: From Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:46 am 
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Welcome,

There is no specific document that tells you how to post pictures, but I did make this:-

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=640

Which might help.

Do you know how to attach photos to an email? If you do, you could always send the pictures to me and I can post them for you.

Would be really nice to see photos of the Haflinger with the DAF engine fitted. Did you ever try to use it with that engine?

John

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 Post subject: Re: From Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Julian
No weather related :-) ! Many of them, wend found, are almost on the ground as a rust small moutain...

John = João
The DAF engine (2 cyl. almost the same system and cc as the original) is a very good engine. I run the Haflinger with this engine before the new one and it is very pleasent. More power (?) and you do not notice very much the gap betwen the 4 and 5 .
The problem is that the DAF engine is longer (+- 10cm) so, some one before me extended the lower suport for the engine back door. Many other modifications are made, ex. cluche bell, rigth aluminiun suport of suspention, ring betwen engine and gearbox etc. etc.
All those things are reverted ! ! !
As soon as possible I will send to you the photos to post on the forum, thanks for all the work.
JF


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 Post subject: Re: From Portugal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:18 am 
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Joäo - welcome to the forum - looking forward to seeing some pics and discussion on your vehicle.

Welcome

Garry

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 Post subject: Re: From Portugal
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:07 am 
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Sounds like a very interesting vehicle, João!

I'd also like to see and hear more of it, and that DAF engine setup.

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