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#181 OFFLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:54 AM

Bump for a TURKISH BATH:

 


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

Bump for teh holey grale:

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

SE

 

= Special Equipment, typically a very high level of features/toys added to a BASE car to entice buyers to pay a premium.

 

= Selective Entry, when applied to BMW E46 door locking mechanisms and similar cars of dubious build quality.

 

 

 

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Does the SE stand for Selective Entry?


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

Just notice BASE is not in the Lexicon.  Indulge me?

 

BASE

 

= A legendary Ford Sierra that is worthy of its own film.

 

= A Vehicle of basic specification, having THE trim level fitted by the factory in the lowest specification possible from the list of options.  In that there should be nothing from that list applied to the car in question.  Possible examples:  Cavalier L, Alfasud N, Escort Popular (or not even worthy of a letter or term if available from the factory in that form).  The term appears to be more common in US parlance than UK, but gaining ground, yet describes what Autoshite is all about*

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:20 PM

I feel that BASE should only apply to entry level models that are so rare as to be almost mythical. The Sierra is a good example.

The only other car I can think of that could be worthy of the term might might be the BMW E20 315 on carbs.

Otherwise 'Base' should apply.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

Flounce isn't in there either. So, for the sake of completeness...

 

Flounce (v.): to leave the forum, permanently or temporarily, while drawing maximum attention to the fact. See also Flounce forum.

 

Flounce forum (n.): Forum started up by flouncers in direct competition with Autoshite but often with the content restricted to old cars only. Flounce forums rarely attract more than couple of dozen members (many probably only to see what is said in there) and rarely last more than a month or two.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

Radio Delete - Canadian for base (see: coldwarmotors on Youtube for examples of this)


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

SE in tractor circles is know as Shit Edition after the down specced John Deere’s badged as SE

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

Just notice BASE is not in the Lexicon. Indulge me?

BASE

= A legendary Ford Sierra that is worthy of its own film.

= A Vehicle of basic specification, having THE trim level fitted by the factory in the lowest specification possible from the list of options. In that there should be nothing from that list applied to the car in question. Possible examples: Cavalier L, Alfasud N, Escort Popular (or not even worthy of a letter or term if available from the factory in that form). The term appears to be more common in US parlance than UK, but gaining ground, yet describes what Autoshite is all about*

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Cav L isn't base. With sufficient arcane knowledge (which is an AS staple), one could come up with the desperately miserable MOD special Cavs, which had literally some seats, a speedo and...yeah, that was about it. One of those would ace a Cav L in a shite-off, such is the perverse nature of this place.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

I think a 2 door Mark 2 Cav, available for a few months in 1300 base spec only, should qualify as BASE.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

Disability specials, those. Forgot about them. That would be a proper rare find, cos they were popular for Ascona SR replicas. Therefore the shells went the same way as the equivalent 3dr Sierra base Motability specials all turned into Cossies.

From that, I'm going to suggest...

MOTABILITY SPEC: a low mileage car in apparently good condition with service history, that reeks of wee and will repeatedly break when driven properly, because it's never been over 30mph thus far in its' life.

I still get a shiver when I think of a Renault 5 of that category I'd to deal with years ago. It was absolutely fucking foul, with a sort of piss stain tide mark on the driver's seat base. Utterly rank at under 20yds. Superb over 21yds. Straight to the back of the lot...
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

The 2 door was available as a regular part of the range too, but only for the first year.

It gets a mention (but not an illustration) in the launch brochure:

Vauxhall Cavalier Aug 81 Mk2 launch brochure 08 Base.jpg

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The first Mark 2 off the line at Luton was a two door:

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http://www.cavaliera...n and hatch.htm

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

I think a 2 door Mark 2 Cav, available for a few months in 1300 base spec only, should qualify as BASE.


Agreed.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:59 AM

Never knew there was a normal 2 door mk2 that wasn't a convertible. Are they all gone now?

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

They were very rare at the time. A bit like 2 door Cortinas and even Mk1 Cavalier 2 doors.
Generally only available in lowly spec. and seen as a poverty model.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:20 AM

Because 2-door cars were popular in Europe.  Why they bothered here is a very good question...


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:24 AM

They were very rare at the time. A bit like 2 door Cortinas and even Mk1 Cavalier 2 doors.
Generally only available in lowly spec. and seen as a poverty model.
Why did they bother?

Europe. They got facelift 3-door mingebag Sierras too.

Brazil got a Mk2 Cavalier 3 door coupe, the bastards.33a57a057145242e9d394f516b4a6d7b.jpg055094869adeedc87c5cc870dcc6fb83.jpg489b802f4b1c64115e24019c0735f1db.jpg

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:46 AM

Europe. They got facelift 3-door mingebag Sierras too.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:07 PM

Never knew there was a normal 2 door mk2 that wasn't a convertible. Are they all gone now?

 

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All the convertibles were built in Belgium not Luton, and converted from 2-door Ascona bodies


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

I'd love to de-barry that 2 door cav back into a buttery biscuit base 1.3, shame they didn't fit the flappy mirrors on em like they did on the Nova Swing


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

I think a 2 door Mark 2 Cav, available for a few months in 1300 base spec only, should qualify as BASE.

 

You be right.  Base was the 1300S.  According to Motor :

 

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All this Cavalier MoD vs BASE vs Ascona chat ought to have it's own thread?
 
CAVS:
 
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

Also these.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:18 AM

 

Base was the 1300S.  

 

 Really the engine was the 1300S (to distinguish it from the old 1300 still being offered in the Chevette at the time) - the cars weren't badged as such.

 

Sadly we never got 2 door Mark 2 Granadas in the UK.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:22 PM

Brazil got a Mk2 Cavalier 3 door coupe, the bastards.  https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017120...

 

One of those is in Somerset.

 

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The man on RR who has this shonky Monza also mentioned:

we did get the 2dr saloon in the UK for about the first 12 months of production - so very early ones and they were uber base spec. There are two known examples left now. It was a far more common model in Europe and there are about another 3 LHD 2dr saloons over here.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:40 PM

Same for mk1 granada 2dr saloons or mk4/5 2drs above Ĺ.
Europe got ghia & "S" versions.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:51 AM

Flounce, as in: moto-scat?? Updates to follow as fast* as my London Whale fingers can fly.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

Flounce, as in: moto-scat?? Updates to follow as fast* as my London Whale fingers can fly.

*Sodding autocorrect

 

Yes, although moto-scat is a flounce forum (q.v.). Flouncers could flounce off to moto-scat, though.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:42 PM

Perhaps to add?

 

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