Peel Engineering Ltd.

Peel Engineering Ltd.
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DRIVEN BY JEREMY CLARKSON ON BBC TOP GEAR!
The Peel P50 is celebrating it’s 50th Birthday this year!
It‘s officially recognised as the Guinness World Records’
World’s Smallest Production Car!
HAND BUILT
IN
1200 mm
GREAT BRITAIN
1041 mm
1371 mm
DIMENSIONS
RANGE
Width:
1041 mm / 41 inches
Model:
PETROL/GASOLINE
ELECTRIC
Length:
1371 mm / 54 inches
Engine:
49cc Four Stroke CVT
DC Brushless CVT
Height:
1200 mm / 47 inches
Power:
2.5 Kw - 3.35 bhp
1.5 Kw - 3.35 bhp
Wheelbase:
1270 mm / 50 inches
Top Speed:
45 kmph - 28 mph
50 kmph - 28 mph
Economy:
50km/Litre - 118 mpg
24 km - 15 miles (Max Per Pack)
All Wheel Brakes
All Wheel Brakes & Regenerative
Weight:
59 kg -110 Kg / 130 Ibs - 240 lbs
Brakes:
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Colours:
B ESPOKE COLOURS ARE
AVAILABLE AT REQUEST
FULLY ROAD L EGAL IN THE UK & EU CLASSFIED AS THREE WHEELED MOPEDS.
US VERSIONS FULLY ROAD L EGAL IN USA CLASSIFIED AS MOTOR D RIVEN CYCLES.
C AN BE CUSTOM BUILT TO BE ROAD L EGAL IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
P50
Petrol/Gasoline Model
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Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing the Peel Trident Microcar.
The Peel Trident was the second car to be designed by the Peel Engineering Company. It’s a two seater featuring the unique bubble domed roof
which opens up to allow easy entry and exit for the driver and passenger.
Please read this manual carefully to ensure safety and to help get the
maximum ease of use from your Peel Trident.
Important Notice - Driver and Passenger
This vehicle is designed to carry two persons. The driver should ensure
they have the appropriate license for these requirements. Do not exceed
the rated load capacity specified on the specification label.
Road Conditions
The road is designed to travel on flat roads. Do not ride this vehicle in
freezing or hazardous conditions.
Modifications
The vehicle should not be modified - Any unauthorised modification will
void the warranty.
CAUTION:
Personal injury or mechanical damage may result if you fail to operate as
instructed in this manual.
NOTE: You should regard this manual as a permanent component of
your vehicle, it is essential for the continued operation and safety to perform periodic servicing.
This is required under the terms of your warranty.
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Checking the Fuse:
Cockpit Layout
Turn of the master switch, then check the fuse to see if it is blown. Replace
a blown fuse with one of the specified capacity.
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Always find out the cause before replacing a blown fuse.
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Unscrew the two battery screws and remove the battery - the fuse is
located in the fuse box by the side of the battery.
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Open the fuse box and remove the fuse by expanding the fuse
clamp from both ends of the fuse.
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When removing the fuse, do not expand the fuse clamp too wide.
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After the new fuse is installed, check the fuse clamp to see if it runs
loose. The fuse will generate heat if the fuse clamp is loose, this is quite
often a cause of trouble.
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WARNING:
Never use a fuse of a higher/lower amperage than that of the rated value
- a Higher value can give rise to a fire hazard is a fault occurs and a lower
value may cause fuse failure when the lights are turned on (not very helpful
when it’s dark).
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Canopy Release Lever
Canopy Support Strut
Handbrake Lever
Accelerator & Footbrake
Brake Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir
Screen Washer Button
Windscreen Wiper Switch
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Original Equipment:
Always use original parts of the recommended specification when replacing electrical/mechanical components
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Cleaning and storage:
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Your new car should be cleaned on a regular basis. This stops the ingress of
corrosion, maintains the paint finish and give the chance to observe anything that may be broken or damaged.
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Checking the Spark Plug:
Instrument Panel and warning lights
A spark plug with dirty/corroded electrodes or an excessive gap between
electrodes will not be able to generate an effective spark.
All the necessary visual indications are shown on the instrument panel:
Cleaning - Use a propriety plug cleaner or use a fine wire brush to clean the
electrodes.
Adjusting - The gap between electrodes should normally be within 0.6 to
0.7mm.
IMPORTANT, do not use a screwdriver between the electrodes to adjust
the gap this can break the insulation around the centre electrode - adjust
using the correct tool or a pair of needle nose pliers.
Recommended spark plug - NGK
CAUTION: - Avoid burning yourself when working on a hot engine.
When replacing a spark plug, screw into place by hand first and then
tighten with a socket wrench (do not over tighten).
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Fuel Guage
Speedometer
Odometer
High Beam Indicator
Turn Indicator
Fuel Gauge:
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank. When the needle pointer stays in the F (full) position, it
means the total capacity of the tank is 6.0 litres (including reserve). When
the needle pointer approaches the first dot on the red marker, it means
the fuel tank should be refilled immediately.
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Troubleshooting
Guide to Operation - Ignition Switch
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In the unlikely event something fails or the engine does not start,
the following guide should help you to find and rectify the fault:
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Position 1 - Turn the key to this position to start the engine; the key cannot be removed in this position.
Position 2 - Turn the key to this position to stop the engine; the key can
be removed in this pposition.
Position 3 - Steering Lock, This function is NOT available.
Starting
Place the key into the ignition switch and turn clockwise until the ignition light comes on. Depress the foot brake (see warning below) and
press the starter button - Keep the button pressed until the engine starts
but for no longer than 5 seconds, should the engine fail to start, wait 10
seconds and try again. There is no need to use the throttle while starting
as the carburetor has and automatic choke.
WARNING: Always start the engine with the brake pedal depressed.
Once started do not rev the engine, the car is fitted with an automatic
clutch and could move forward and cause injury, keep the footbrake applied until ready to move.
Engine won’t start
Check Fuel
Check Carburettor
Check Battery &
Fuse
Check & Clean Spark
Plug
Lights Don’t Work
Check Main Fuse
Check Battery
Check Switches
Check Connections
Brakes Inefective
Check Fluid Levels
& Rear Brake Travel
Check Front Pads &
Rear Shoes
Check brake
disk and drum
lining
Check pipes/hoses/
cables
Bad Handling
Check front & Rear
tyre pressures
Check front & Rear
tyres for excessive
wear
Check front &
rear suspension
for restrictions
or play
Check front & rear
wheel bearings
Checking the Carburettor:
If your car fails to start, check the air pilot screw on the side of the carburettor. It should be 2.5 turns out. Screw all the way in and count the number
of turns out.
In hot weather, leaving the engine idling for long periods will cause it to
overheat.
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Running In
Your new Trident requires a 'running in' period. This is very important
as it allows the mechanical components to bed in and will increase the
serviceable life of the car. It is recommended that the first 100 miles
(160km) of use no more than two thirds throttle is used and try not to go
above 20mph (32kph). Vary the speed after 100 miles (160km) have been
achieved and it is advised to go through all the 'checks' as mentioned
previously. In addition change the engine and rear drive oil and check
and clean the air filter and clean the spark plug. Check the level of the
brake fluid and the play in the rear brake operating lever, finally check
the tyres are at the correct pressure.
Loading
When determining if the vehicle is overloaded (the rated load capacity
being 150kg), the weights of the vehicle, driver, passenger and any luggage should be combined.
An overloaded vehicle will become unstable for example difficult to
steer and any stopping distance will be increased.
Guide to Operation - Cont’
Headlight Beam Switch (1):
Push the rocker switch down for high
beam - Return to the up position for low
beam.
Turn Signal Indicator Switch (2):
Push the slide switch to the left to indicate
a left turn or to the right to indicate a right
turn - Press the switch down to cancel the
indicators.
Horn Button (3):
Push this button to sound the horn.
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Headlight Switch:
Periodic Servicing/Maintenance
Position 1 - all lights are off.
After the running in period the engine oil should be changed periodically dependant on use, heavy use requires more frequent oil changes
- use a good quality SAE10w-40 oil the approximate capacity is 1000ml
(1.75 pints).
The final drive capacity is 200ml (0.35 pint) of SAE 90 gearbox oil - the
brake fluid should be topped up with DOT 4 or higher brake fluid.
The spark plug gap should be 0.7mm.
Position 2 - switches the Side, Rear and Meter
lights on.
Position 3 - switches the Headlight,
Sidelights,Rearlights and Meter lights on.
Start Button (4):
This button operates the starter motor.
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Checks & Maintenance
Checks & Maintenance - Con’t
Theses checks should be carried out routinely to insure good performance and safe operation.
Brakes
Check the brakes for normal performance and adjust free play if necessary. Replace worn brake shoes when worn.
The VIN or Chassis Number is located on the frame - The Engine Number
is located on the left side on the bottom of the engine.
Check the Engine Oil
The engine oil dipstick and cap are combined and is located on the right
side of the engine. On level ground, remove the dipstick and clean it. Reinsert it and remove again. The oil level should be visible on the hatched
marking between the lower and upper level. Add oil when appropriate
using SAE 10W-40 oil.
Dipstick Location
Parking Brake
Check the travel distance of the rear brake lever before the brake begins
to act, this should be in the range of 10 to 20mm from the top of the
brake lever.
Tyres
Checking the tyre pressure
The recommended tyre pressure is 1.75 bar (25psi) for the front tyres
and 1.1 bar (15psi) for the rear.
Tyre Condition
Check the tyre surface that there are no cuts, nails or sharp objects and
that the wheel rim has no dents or deformations.
VIN Plate
Screen Washer Reservoir
Windscreen Washer
Check the screen washer reservoir level and top-up with a anti freeze
screen wash if required.
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If the tyre is not inflated to the specified pressure, wear will increase and
may give rise to accidents. Too low a tyre pressure, will cause the tyre to
slip or become detached from the rim. It is dangerous to use damaged
or worn tyres as this will weaken the adherence of the tyre to the road
surface and make driving difficult. Replace the tyre if the depth of tread
in the middle of the tyre falls within the following range:- Front Tyre
Minimum Depth 1.5mm - Rear Tyre Minimum Depth 2.0mm (there are
wear markers in the tyre tread).
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