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#1561 OFFLINE   demag

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:14 AM

Ah, a Herald Coupé. My first ever car, mine was a 948cc twin carb "Clubman" model. Sebring Green over Arctic White or something like that. Apparently it was quite rare even then as most were 1250cc I think.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:57 AM

Ah, a Herald Coupé. My first ever car, mine was a 948cc twin carb "Clubman" model. Sebring Green over Arctic White or something like that. Apparently it was quite rare even then as most were 1250cc I think.

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Most were 1147cc like this one.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

Ah ok, I knew it was bigger than the engine in mine. Also the triangular side panels to the rear of the door windows had a sort of corrugated finish to them. I didn't keep it long, it was painfully slow even by 1970's standards and traded in against a trendy Ford Anglia. :-)

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

In 1994 we bought this tired 948cc Herald saloon, the first thing we did after collecting it was hop on the M25 to a TSSC meeting!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

brand new sinker xantia.........



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:48 PM

brand new sinker xantia.........


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

^ quite an early herald judging by the catchy reg and the handle on the top of the bonnet?
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

Ps as well as hairnets Xantia spot, I'm calling the bond equipe convertible in the corner.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

mk10 big fat jag too



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Ps as well as hairnets Xantia spot, I'm calling the bond equipe convertible in the corner.


Yes I had a Xantia Sinker 1.8i LX, it was a new company car that I had for about 3 months from the end of 1994.

The Bond Equipe was a project that I put back together and drove, I had it for 5 years 1991-1996 but I preferred my Vitesse I also had at that time.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

^^^ :shock: :o

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

mk10 big fat jag too


That one is not a MK10 but the very slightly updated 420G. It belonged to a friend who had nowhere to park it, so I looked after it for a year and had full use of it including a 500 mile trip to West Wales.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:33 PM

Your Bond looks very much like one which I had for a short while, I bought it but very rarely drove it. A new hood had been fitted (badly) and the wind up windows were badly fitting perspex so it only got used on a nice day. Still can't remember why I bought it, I think it was because I had missed out on something else. It did sound nice though.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

????

bought a two year old one in 96 and stared at it out the window for 11 years..........


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:00 PM

bought a two year old one in 96 and stared at it out the window for 11 years..........


I think M135 PRO was the only sinker I had, the next one a 2.0i LX new in March 95, if remember correctly had anti sink values.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:23 PM

L436KRO ours :D

 

sold it in 2010 ish and its still going


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Posted Yesterday, 09:16 PM

Where is a Range Rover when you want one, in the garage getting fixed!

Tonight we needed to move our 2 ton boat across the yard where it is been stored so we can re pack the wheel bearings that are regularly run into water. The Xantia V6 has a broken tailgate glass and the Visa diesel is on SORN so tonight's move fell to the Alfa 156.

The wild Italian stallion looks good, sounds great but struggled to pull the boat, that was because the wheels were locked. A bit of jerking back and forward loosened 3 and backing the brakes of on the 4th got it rolling free. Once free the Alfa manoeuvred the boat with ease.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

It was. I'd love to save it and we have all the special tools for the Visa at work, here is an engine crane in my garage somewhere too.


It is not about doing it, but the cost. Also I need parts for other Visas and braking it makes more sense to me.

I have a good range of tools including an engine crane and we have recently put the engine back together on my LNA with is the same 1124cc suitcase.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:43 PM

What other parts do you need? I know of a very rusty one near Peterborough and we may still​have some bits at work?
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Posted Yesterday, 10:02 PM

What other parts do you need? I know of a very rusty one near Peterborough and we may still​have some bits at work?


The floors to cut out to weld in my Visa GT. GT back exhaust box. A fuel tank. Ignition module. Nearside front plastic wheel arch if it is a diesel. There must be more!

My friend has a Visa 11RE and his engine has been starved of oil and needs an engine.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:05 PM

The Visa Super E just needs the Visa fairies to fix it then I couldn't possible break it!

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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 PM

That one is not a MK10 but the very slightly updated 420G. It belonged to a friend who had nowhere to park it, so I looked after it for a year and had full use of it including a 500 mile trip to West Wales.

Fugg me!  So that's why the North Sea oil is running out...



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Posted Yesterday, 10:12 PM

Fugg me!  So that's why the North Sea oil is running out...


Wales trip 19 mpg!




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