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#31 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:38 PM

Great cars, great threads, fantastic facial hair. Is this the bestest thread ever?! Oh yes!

Welcome, your clearly unstable enough to fit right in!
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:53 PM

Spotted!

 

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:11 PM

Aberdeen has just won.  Bugger the oil industry, it no longer needs it.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:35 PM

I think i have a man crush.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:35 PM

Stop stealing my thunder
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 12:17 AM


 

My uncle used to have that exact hair and facial hair style. You look uncannily like him and it's making me really fucking uncomfortable, stahp it.


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 02:24 AM

I'm starting to think that if Barrett and Captain 70s get too close they'll form an event horizon which will transport EVERYONE back to 1978. Which would be fine I think for most of us, except there would be no Corsas, XM, ZXs, BXs or Volvo 740s and Le Testicle would need to spend his time inventing the K-series again, only properly
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 02:44 AM

The Corsa would be a Chevette, the XM would be the CX, BX would be the GS, 740 would be the 240. The K-series is pretty much every British engine from the 60s/70s anyway, a fairly decent overall design with a couple of major flaws which render it a ticking time bomb.

 

I can't think of a single reason to avoid this...


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:39 AM

Seth of this forum put an MX5 engine in his Herald because he was fed up with having to rebuild the Triumph unit, that might be an option for the 1300. He put carbs on it and know-alls at shows regularly identify it as a British engine of the period.

 

If you're looking for spares there is a Triumph on its side in the woods here https://www.google.c...ZvSypM5frhQ!2e0 I can't see it on Streetview but you see it on your left as you drive down. The house looks quite welcoming, if you're a character in a horror film. 

 

Edit- Found it, it's leaning on the boat.



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:25 AM

Welcome along. sir, impressed by your motors.

 

Welcome along. sir, impressed by your motors poor life choices.

 

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You are Rodney Bewes.... ICMFP

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:26 AM

I suggest you git your 70s ass down to scotoshite next week!

Surely a 3hr each way run is just what the yellow peril needs?
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:54 AM

It would be more like five hours each way.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

I can't say anything different to what's already been said other then hello and when are you staring in some kind of 70's tv/porn series?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 12:26 PM

Although I LERRRVE Captain 70s, his cars, his clothes (I have some similar duds), his shades and his tache, I also HATEZ him.  Why?  Well, I have VOWED not to buy a SINGLE car this year.  I am about to move house, all recent car purchases have been even more explodey and shite than usual, and I am skinter than a skintass skinty person who is a bit skint.  To cap it all, next year I will have a whacking great tax bill and I must save up for that.  

 

Naturally, therefore, I am now spending hours looking at this:-

 

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C546341

 

I blame Captain 70s for this.   A Sprint at that price has just got to be a World of Trouble.   Indeed, some say that a Sprint at any price is a World of Trouble.  I would want it as a daily driver, natch.   I think I shall resist, but I am finding it hard.  


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:09 PM

It would be more like five hours each way.


He'd just need to try a bit harder;)

Seriously though i think we should consider some sort of scotoshite meeting tour
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:16 PM

I suggest that Shitefest 2015 be held in Captain 70s' front porch.  Velvet clothing will be compulsory.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 06:57 PM

I suggest you git your 70s ass down to scotoshite next week!

Surely a 3hr each way run is just what the yellow peril needs?

I'm currently flat broke on account of moving out of my parent's place and into a house, also I can't be arsed venturing further south of Dundee. :P

 

I blame Captain 70s for this.   A Sprint at that price has just got to be a World of Trouble.   Indeed, some say that a Sprint at any price is a World of Trouble.  I would want it as a daily driver, natch.   I think I shall resist, but I am finding it hard.  

It'd be a disaster, I fully endorse the idea of buying it.

 

I suggest that Shitefest 2015 be held in Captain 70s' front porch.  Velvet clothing will be compulsory.

I do have a substantial driveway... compulsory clothing is a bit harsh though, corduroy will be acceptable as well, turn up in platform shoes and I'd buy you a drink at the pub...


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:20 PM

 I can't be arsed venturing further south of Dundee. :P

 

Why would you go to Dundee in the first place?


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:26 PM

V fine articule, pointing out, amongst other things, that in a parallel universe where BL management had a clue, Triumph would now be BMW.

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:34 PM

FARK.  That yellow Dolomite Sprint is still for sale.  Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg. 

 

Anyone ever had  one?  Please tell me they are a bunch of arse.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

Seth of this forum put an MX5 engine in his Herald because he was fed up with having to rebuild the Triumph unit, that might be an option for the 1300. He put carbs on it and know-alls at shows regularly identify it as a British engine of the period.
 
If you're looking for spares there is a Triumph on its side in the woods here https://www.google.c...ZvSypM5frhQ!2e0 I can't see it on Streetview but you see it on your left as you drive down. The house looks quite welcoming, if you're a character in a horror film. 
 
Edit- Found it, it's leaning on the boat.


How on earth did you find that? I bow to your superior car spotting skills

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

No harm in a Dolly or two!


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:29 PM

It's a lot easier to see in real life. Although it looks like someone's drive it's actually a public road that leads to an old churchyard, with a sign from the main road.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

No harm indeed, but my old mate had a fwd 1300 and that was really refined, fast too. Dollies always felt a little fragile by comparison, which didn't stop me having one for a while.

 

They may have felt fragile after what had come before, but my rotten old 1300 was tough as tough and I failed to break it over many abusive miles. Lovely driving position, why has that been lost forever?


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:56 PM

Fuck, I thought I was bad with a Montego......You are worse than me.

 

Welcome in  :-D  :-D  :-D  Balls to going no further South than Dundee - You need to get to POL in one of these (Please bring AA/RAC/Green Flag Cover though)

 

P.S - Great fashion sense.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:15 PM

Welcome, i too was tempted by that pricess as a stable mate for my allegro, but it didnt happen. If you are ever down banchory way be sure to make contact, kettle always on. :)

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

I do have a substantial driveway... compulsory clothing is a bit harsh though, corduroy will be acceptable as well, turn up in platform shoes and I'd buy you a drink at the pub...

 

From a Yorkshireman in Scotland? I can hear hell freezing over...

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:43 PM

Hey Capt, never tell them about the Corsa.   :?


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:32 AM

I think he's flogged it now!


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:43 PM

Aye, it's gone and taken it's tedious economy, reliability and comfort with it... Shit car.

 

Didn't know you were on here Aston, although I suppose it shouldn't be surprising given your Fiat Panda fetishism!


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