1. In order to combat the SPAM challenges we have been facing, I have chosen for the registration of new forum members to be manually approved. If you are registering as a new member, please fill out your profile as much as your comfortable doing. By doing this it shows us that you are not a spammer and will ensure that you’re registered to the form quickly. Should you be denied by mistake, please reapply with a fully completed profile
  2. I have received a lot of messages asking about the future of the forums once my car sells. Well today it sold and will soon be on its way to its new home. With that said, for the forums, there is more information under 'Announcements" titled "Future of the Forums' you could also copy and paste this link: http://www.trabantforums.com/threads/future-of-the-forums-donations.1762/
  1. ....obviously not my friend, nevertheless there are numerous generalities in common use which are just plain inaccurate.
    for example, the fibreglass three-wheeler cars here in the UK are always called 'Robin Reliants'.... they were built by the Reliant Motor Company, which has built many models of car, one of which was the 'Robin', so it is a 'Reliant Robin'.
    Ditto the misuse by motorcycle journalists of the use of 'inline' and 'L' engines. Most 4-cylinder bike engines are 'transverse-inline' engines. K-series BMW engines are just 'inline'. Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Harley Davidson are all 'transverse V' engines. Certain similarly designed but canted forward engines could conceivably be 'L' engines if one cylinder was horizontal. It is the line the crankshaft follows which dictates whether it is 'transverse' (from one side across to the other), not the piston barrels. Just because most people are wrong, does not alter the accuracy of a fact. In fairness, it is a very common mistake, but in this case it is rather fundamental to the discussion. Now I will shut-up on the subject and hide back under my slimey stone from whence I crept.

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