Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Nottinghamshite! BMC tat hoard 17/2/07


  • Please log in to reply
47 replies to this topic

#31 OFFLINE   scruff

scruff

    dweeb

  • Full Members
  • 2,764 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationBox 41 GPO
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

Awesome BMC skillz that man, I look on in awe at the modern styling and comfort from slightly-chilly-at-the-moment A35 ownership. 

 

Is Mk2Craig still around? I used to properly enjoy his hungover tat-spotting Channel Island Chod adventures.


  • mk2_craig likes this

#32 OFFLINE   sharley17194

sharley17194

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

Im not blown away by the gt. The purple car on the other thread was way more fun to drive!

#33 OFFLINE   Skizzer

Skizzer

    Rank: Tommek Dirtbeast

  • Full Members
  • 5,377 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationMumbles
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:50 PM

Loving the hot ADO16 action.  My father had a couple of Mk1s but before my time, he'd been persuaded over to Renaults by the time I came along.

 

Is Mk2Craig still around? I used to properly enjoy his hungover tat-spotting Channel Island Chod adventures.

 

mk2_craig

Member Since 10 Sep 2006
OFFLINE Last Active Oct 25 2016 02:46 PM

 

So maybe, sometimes.


  • mk2_craig likes this
75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 99T Land Rover Discovery V8 | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i

#34 OFFLINE   sharley17194

sharley17194

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

He wasnt very complimentary of my cars, but i recall he stripped a fair bit out the mk2. The mk2 was on the road till someone stole it and trashed the engine. Turned out to be completely rotten and a death trap!
  • mk2_craig likes this

#35 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

AnthonyG

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,116 posts
  • 0 thanks

Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:46 PM

Good to see most of them survived, shame about the 1965 VP but you can't save them all!

The four door MG is lovely, as the red GT.

#36 OFFLINE   sharley17194

sharley17194

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:26 AM

The 65 was a bit of a polished turd, I bought it blind and drunk, was on the road they a company transporting it dropped it off the wagon then promptly reversed into the back of it. They paid for the damn and the car was stored. When I bought it I realised someone had flat plated all of the rot, floors boot floor etc and looked a right mess. I should have broke it myself but I did hope it would go back on the road.



#37 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,074 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

Holy shit, great to see an update on this! Ace job getting that red example back on the road, I honestly thought none of those cars stood much chance of getting outa there in one piece.
  • Skizzer likes this

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#38 OFFLINE   sharley17194

sharley17194

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

I may have sounded deluded but i assure you while im slightly unhinged, these cars were to be restored and as show some have. I still have many and recently bought a riley. 


  • mercrocker likes this

#39 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,074 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

Nice work. The bits off that Fiesta came in well handy, I used the back seat in a "fit rear headrests" project just before I got out of Leicester.

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#40 OFFLINE   Billy - Medhurst

Billy - Medhurst

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 380 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLeicestershire

Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:00 PM

4787138853_ba5e73bd01_o.jpgMARCH 1968 MG 1100 1098cc VBP181F by JOHN, on Flickr
4787770104_e2b0ecf103_o.jpgMARCH 1968 MG 1100 1098cc VBP181F by JOHN, on Flickr
  • Skizzer and johngarty like this
Formally on here as Rootes arrow 1725 - 2007 - 2013.

#41 OFFLINE   Willy Warpit

Willy Warpit

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 30 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationChisitshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

My late father used to have a 1300GT many years ago that was white with a black stripe down

the side HNR105L so it was Leicestershire car too.The red one looks in really excellent condition.

 

The GT never seemed that spritely to drive as in all honesty two inch an quarter SUs are not really going

to generate neck snapping performance.

 

Whilst between company cars I bought a Wolseley 1300 with a mysterious vibration. The mystery solved

itself a couple of weeks later when the crank snapped on the way back home from Market Harborough.

 

The best one I ever drove was my wife's very basic red Morris 1100 in which we went to watch the stock

cars at Belle Vue one Boxing day. You could absolutely wring its neck and it would just seem to fly but

admittedly we came back home via Glossop,Chapel en le Frith and Chesterfield which suited it much more than

the M6. Happy days



#42 OFFLINE   cros

cros

    Austin J3

  • Full Members
  • 2,344 posts
  • 5 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:46 PM

My old man used to get a pov. spec 1100 with single central clock from the garage which serviced his LWB series Landrover. It was a much abused loan car and got used hard but was a good drive. They must have been a revelation when they came out compared with other early 60s stuff like Beetles.

#43 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

AnthonyG

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,116 posts
  • 0 thanks

Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

I absolutely love ADO16s, definitely BMC's greatest hit after the Mini. Bouncy bouncy is my memory of hydrolastic suspension!

Riley Kestrel must be an interesting spec, is it basically a Wolseley interior with an MG/GT engine tune and twin carbs?

#44 OFFLINE   Essex V6

Essex V6

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 442 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationNew Zealand
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

I have the horn for a 1300 GT but note they are making strong coin these days. Recently spotted at a showP1120170.JPG

#45 OFFLINE   Adrian_pt

Adrian_pt

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 381 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLondon
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

There is a rather impressive woman in SW London who uses a Wolseley 1300 as a daily driver, school run and everything. It's hanging but looks the business. 


  • Zantimisfit likes this

#46 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

The Old Bloke Next Door

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 367 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationCannock

Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:04 PM

What's a 1300 GT like to drive?  I have a mild Jones for one.

 

 

I owned one for a few months in 1980, red with a black interior. Performance back then was quite lively compared to anything comparable, good ride and handling as well. One of the few cars I've since regretted selling.

 

http://www.aronline....s-triumph-1300/


I must not buy any more cars.


#47 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

Eddie Honda

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,194 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Great fun. About the same top speed as a MGB, but will piss all over a 'B on the twisties.

#48 OFFLINE   sharley17194

sharley17194

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:09 PM

i prefer the Riley over the GT, but aving just bought myself a riley and im still bitter at selling the GT to my dad its not surprising haha. The Pics of the MG have my folks in them hahaha, must have been at Griffins head before i repainted it. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users