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The mad box need to be replaced

Following lunch at my favorite restaurant in Rabacal, central Portugal

(very rustic, very good food and rough “country” wine)

We came across this fine steed.

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A Fine Steed

To be fair I have often seen the vehicle but never had a camera with me until today.

The mad box need to be replaced, dampfix, dampfixpt, damp portugal,
Room for all the family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would of originally have looked like this Motocultivador which was advertised as the Ferrari of the models available. “Motocultivador ferrari a trabalhar, bem conservado . As mad da caixa precisam de ser substituídas , uma revisão na máquina e está pronta a trabalhar . Motor Ruggerini 15 hp . Restante Ferrari.”

Not only was the add probably illegal when translated it is even better.

The add says that “The mad box need to be replaced”

I think that this may refer to the gear box or transmission.

From false Ferrari’s to the “souped” up rotorvater in a double cab version. This is testimony to just how creative people can get with a grinder and a welding rod. It’s a shame that the BBC show Top Gear is going through such changes it might have appealed to them.

Most of these vehicles have a pull cord to start them and because the engine has big cylinders and is diesel they are a heavy beast to get going. I was once asked to start one full of little black dressed old ladies on a market day

It was a real test of my manliness.

Can you imagine if the foreigner wasn’t able to do it. I would have had to suffer knowing smiles for ages.

Occasionally people come down the hill outside my house in free wheel and drop the machine into gear so that they skid and then cough into life. Every 5 cents saved on fuel is important it seems.

If you have one of these machines you may be interested in a day out with like minded people.

http://www.todoterreno.pt/index.php/eventos-e-lazer/passeios-e-expedicoes/2353-ii-passeio-tt-de-motocultivador-montejunto-de-les-a-les.html

Make sure that you have your mad box looked at first!

 

 

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