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Mark IV models, final drive
« on: 16 Aug 2011 at 16:58 »
Doug.
 Do you know why some Mark IV models had the chain drive on the nearside and some on the offside?
 Cheers Mick
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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #1 on: 16 Aug 2011 at 17:38 »
Mick,

All Mark IVs (and all Mark series and Dragonfly) have the final drive on the left-hand side. I suspect you have seen a picture or image that was inadvertently reversed.

-Doug

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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #2 on: 16 Aug 2011 at 19:51 »
  Thanks Doug.
I thought it very strange. I saw the photograph in Members Gallery  submitted by Dave in June 2009 from Australia of his Mark IV Sports.

Cheers Mick

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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #3 on: 16 Aug 2011 at 20:51 »
Mick,

Yes, the image is reversed. Not much to go by except for an oblique view of the backwards "L" plate. I'll go and flip the image the correct way now. Oddly, all the Douglas experts that visit this site and no one else has commented on it!

Perhaps I should instead just caption it as the rare export model for driving on the right-hand side of the road?   :)

-Doug

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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #4 on: 17 Aug 2011 at 00:19 »
Except that we drive on the left (actually the "right") side of the road in Australia! :wink:

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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #5 on: 18 Aug 2011 at 15:41 »
Yes Doug.

When I  went back to look at the photograph the only clue I saw was the "L" plate at the rear was obviously a reverse picture

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Re: Mark IV models, final drive
« Reply #6 on: 22 Aug 2011 at 10:52 »
Thanks Doug.

I see you have now changed the drive side - very quick engineering solution. Cheers Mick