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#61 OFFLINE   boobydoo

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Are there really no cars left without power steering?





Yes, there is still a popular car available brand new in the UK with no power steering as standard.

Anyone care to guess?

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

I have one or two questions that I'm sure I should know the answer to, but sadly don't...

For starters:

1) Is it true that there are hardly any shared body parts between the Princess and the Ambassador?

2) How many models did share the landcrab doors?

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#63 OFFLINE   Albert Ross

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:08 PM

Maxi doors?
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

Wasn't there some sort of obscure luxury car that used them? Panther DeVille?

I may have made that up.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

Are there really no cars left without power steering?





Yes, there is still a popular car available brand new in the UK with no power steering as standard.

Anyone care to guess?


Morgan 4/4?

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

Nope, you're right! Panther Deville used "Those doors" too. Its one reason why they look heroically daft. Its amazing just how much mileage BMC/BL got out of them.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:20 PM

If you think BL got mileage out of the Maxi/Landcrab doors then what about the Marina door handles? Anyone ever done a list of how many cars used them?
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:23 PM

Princess doors fit Ambassadors, no idea if they are exactly the same though.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:58 PM

Early Triumph Heralds were supposed to have a spare key 'secured' on a hook in one of the rear lamp clusters - is that true and when did they stop doing it? Plus, how do you get to it if you have no key?

IIRC I think the last car to use the Marina door handle was the Discovery II, remember reading that on the back page of an issue of CAR, so probably around 2002.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:12 PM

Only the Discovery I used Marina flaps.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:14 PM

Some Marina flaps, yesterday.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:15 PM

Hehe, thanks Richard! I was wondering when she would pop up again...

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:33 PM

Some Marina flaps, yesterday.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:41 PM

Early Triumph Heralds were supposed to have a spare key 'secured' on a hook in one of the rear lamp clusters - is that true and when did they stop doing it? Plus, how do you get to it if you have no key?

IIRC I think the last car to use the Marina door handle was the Discovery II, remember reading that on the back page of an issue of CAR, so probably around 2002.


Interior or exterior? Seem to recall the Maxi/Marina/Allegro inner was used in LDVs too.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:44 PM

I think tahts right, LDV got their moulded in a 'modern' grey placca rather than the oldskool shiny black stuff though!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:27 PM

Has anyone here had their car featured in a classic car magazine?

What was the experience like?

Did you have to drive around in circles while they took photos?

Did the journo treat your car with respect?

Did you get paid for your time or offered expenses?

Was the article written honest and accurate?

How long did they spend with you and your car?
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:31 PM

Warren, allow me to refer you to www.a40farinaclub.co.uk where, in the forum, you should be able to read a whole thread by "8carlh" about exactly this, having one of his A40s in a mag. Or now, you could just ask Seth. :D

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:50 PM

A photo of my 120Y appeared in Classic Car Weekly if that counts?

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:02 PM

Has anyone here had their car featured in a classic car magazine?

What was the experience like?

Did you have to drive around in circles while they took photos?

Did the journo treat your car with respect?

Did you get paid for your time or offered expenses?

Was the article written honest and accurate?

How long did they spend with you and your car?


I've been to three group car feature shoots and then the Herald individual shoot a few weeks ago. I think classic car journos will generally treat you and your car with respect as by being available and turning up you are making their life much easier. They are also normally classic owners/enthusiasts themselves.

There is normally a bit of driving too and fro but not in my experience a great deal and no great speed is required to get decent moving blur shots. I guess if they want to write about the driving experience there might be more required.

On all three group shots food was offered and I think I got petrol expense from one of them which was actually a fair distance away.

The group shoots obviously take a fair amount of time, most of a day. A lot of it is spent simply standing around watching a photographer setting up. Occasional "excitment" when you have to move your car. The Herald shoot was just me and the photographer, was done in a couple of hours.

Honest and accurate? Mostly I suppose. One of the group features had some really glaring errors and a photo of my car taken on that day was later used under the headline "Modified Idiots" I don't buy that mag.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:37 PM

Has anyone here had their car featured in a classic car magazine?

What was the experience like?

Did you have to drive around in circles while they took photos?

Did the journo treat your car with respect?

Did you get paid for your time or offered expenses?

Was the article written honest and accurate?

How long did they spend with you and your car?


Not a classic magazine, but I had my Twingo featured in Autocar about ten years back. They were great though. Asked me to take it to Portmerrion as they wanted to take photos there, they cleaned it, took photos and gave me copies of them and were done in about three hours. Very interesting to see how they worked as well.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:57 AM

Not answering the question really but one of my Escorts was in Classic Ford, but it was really just as a 'patient' undergoing an engine transplant rather than on the particular car. Lots of under bonnet shots etc... I didnt have any contact with CF, the bloke who did the conversion was a bit of a CF friend, so he got advertising but personally I didnt get anything.


 


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:08 PM

Cortinadave's Cortina was part of a group feature in PC a few years ago.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:40 PM

Has anyone here had their car featured in a classic car magazine?
Yes

What was the experience like?
Good

Did you have to drive around in circles while they took photos?
All the shots of mine were stationary. We did remove a wheel and a few other bits for shots of what to look for when buying.

Did the journo treat your car with respect?
Yes

Did you get paid for your time or offered expenses?
No - but it was worth a day off for the experience and to see your car in a magazine.

Was the article written honest and accurate?
Yes, the journo sent me a copy to proof read before publication

How long did they spend with you and your car?
It was probably 3 or 4 hours and involved going to 3 or 4 different locations.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:06 PM

Where's the advice on how to avoid inappropriate number plate fonts?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:25 PM

/\/\/\ :lol:

A few years ago, a picture of my Panda 45 at Stanford Hall Autoitalia appeared in Classic Car Weekly. A certain Mr. D Wobbler was the photographer.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:40 PM

Where's the advice on how to avoid inappropriate number plate fonts?



yeh, congratulations on being the 32nd person to mention it - well spotted. :roll:
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:53 PM

Where's the advice on how to avoid inappropriate number plate fonts?



yeh, congratulations on being the 32nd person to mention it - well spotted. :roll:


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:07 PM

The Renner 18 I acquired a few months back got a small write up in Classic Car Buyer.I emailed Peter a back story and sent some photos.He used some of my info but also asked his readers if anyone had a rear light to contact me (which was good of him)

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:20 PM

Has anyone here had their car featured in a classic car magazine?

What was the experience like?

Did you have to drive around in circles while they took photos?

Did the journo treat your car with respect?

Did you get paid for your time or offered expenses?

Was the article written honest and accurate?

How long did they spend with you and your car?

Yes Classics monthly , so to answer your questions
1, OK if a bit long winded
2, Yes ,
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5. A few usual cockups but not too bad
6, Was told it would take 2 hours tops , took nearly 7 ,
Would I do it again , NEVER
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:38 PM

When I was in Primary school (1986 ish) I remember a teacher having a 1.6 laser Capri. I was impressed by the fact that it told you to put your seatbelt on.

Did they really do this or was it too much space dust?

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