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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - What did my Dad buy in 1974?


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#2041 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

That is brilliant!

 

I have FDG 669T, needing tax 1984!

 

V62 now then.

 

1979 is a bit newer than I was expecting so 2 years more before no MOT. 


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:19 PM

v basic mot on these anyway :D


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#2043 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

Why is this Rover following me!

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

Why is this Rover following me!

How else is it going to get back to your house? Have you actually bought it?
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#2045 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

How else is it going to get back to your house? Have you actually bought it?

 

Why would I have bought a second convertible in November!

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:55 PM

Yes, I could have told Kiltox that he was too long accepting my offer and I had bought a Saab Convertible instead!

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

But I have always wanted an R8 Convertible.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

some people do football

 

six cyl stockpiles cars like theyre getting banned next week :lol:


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Gotta love those red seats and gear lever gaiter. Any R8 is so on my wantlist right now.


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#2050 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:06 PM

Gear gaiter is aftermarket sadly - the original was pretty nasty.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Why is this Rover following me!


Probably on a tow rope
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:58 PM

I have got a Hole!

 

The front carburettor is pouring fuel on my E Type, today I have taken it apart and found the jet diaphragm is split.

 

I like old cars you can see what is wrong. 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

The plan was to drive the BX 30 miles to a booked MOT last week but after a failed attempt to coordinate a friend to help collect it and my mech to meet me, check it and take it for MOT, I went for the simplified route and simply collected it with a trailer today. Now I am waiting for mech to tell me when he can check it over and take it for MOT.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:47 PM

The bad news for the BX is I have missed my slot and my mech is not sure when he can fit it in, 2 weeks at least.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

I could have a use for your trailer before then.....do you rent the rig out ;-)
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

I could have a use for your trailer before then.....do you rent the rig out ;-)

 

It is not mine and owner accused me of using it more that him today!


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

Joking really, I hope the thing will be driveable back to the garage base.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:59 PM

Having failed to solder a connector on a cable to charge my scooter I was looking for something easier to do tonight!

 

We are clearing my Mothers house because she is in a nursing home and now have the family photo albums so I am picking the car stuff out.

 

The first I have come across is my fathers 1963 Morris 1100 brand new company car and yes me with my parents in 1963.

 

Edit - I have checked DVLA and no trace

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

Was that in the UK? The background looks very continental.

Soldering is so much easier if you have a decent iron. Also crimps do a very good, repeatable job if you use a ratchet crimp tool. Generally unless you're really good at soldering, crimping is recommended.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

You are right we were on Holiday in Austria. My mother is Austrian and I have never admitted it to Junkman!


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

going off the place next door swiss or deutsch

 

cant read the board under the cinzano sign

 

edit nearly

 

resepc driving that to osterreich - ireland in one of those was bad enuff :D



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:13 PM

going off the place next door swiss or deutsch

 

cant read the board under the cinzano sign

 

edit nearly

 

resepc driving that to osterreich - ireland in one of those was bad enuff :D

 

He drove up the Gross Glockner with no problem and several cars were overheating that day.


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:27 PM

Next is 1965 and my farther had taken over his boss's 1964 Austin Cambridge, I remember it having a radiator blind operated by a chain from the dash. 

 

While the cambridge was only 2 years old it was not considered fit for a trip to Austria and my father hired this Hillman Minx.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

He drove up the Gross Glockner with no problem and several cars were overheating that day.

bet it wasnt 22 quid to drive over it :D


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

The next was a new Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate that replaced the Cambridge. Not quite sure which year is was 1966?

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:01 PM

The Victor FC Estate was replaced with a new 1968 FD Victor 2000 SL saloon. One evening my father sent me to the garage to collect something from his car, of coarse it was a ruse as nobody had noticed he had had a new car for 3 days!

 

My father did 55,000 miles in 18 months with the FD and it was worn out.  

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:11 PM

bet it wasnt 22 quid to drive over it :D

 

Is there a toll now?


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

At the Earls Court Motor Show October 1969 my father was on the lookout for a new car and I guided him to a Toyota Crown I had found. My father liked it and his boss agreed he could have it as his company car, he test drove one and mother agreed it was ok. The plan was to have it for Aug 1970 trip to Austria. As 1970 advanced my mother started to nag my father have you ordered that car yet or we won't have it for the holiday!

 

I was riding home on my bicycle and was so surprised to see my father drive past in a 1965 Mercedes 220Sb Auto. He had been out with his boss, they spotted this used car and bought it!

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

Now THAT’S classy. Thanks for sharing.

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

That's a bummer, the Crown would have been much cooler, especially as I want one myself, was it a saloon or estate?
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