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#1 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

Just posted from the Walton bridge car club page.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

Is it really worth the effort to steal these and break for spares? Robbing gits anyway.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:03 AM

I think it's far more likely to be plate and vin swapped. As you said, the parts aren't worth a lot - even if it's an early one.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

Very very early GT. First year of production I think.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:16 AM

"Metropolitan Police are looking after the case..."

Hmmm, don't think it's exactly going to be high on their list of priorities.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

I hate the fact that scumbags steal other peoples shit and if I caught someone trying to take one of mine my response would be totally disproportionate to the actual crime. Indeed it would probably involve lining the boot of the ML with thick polythene, a shovel and a sack of lime.
So, whilst I feel for this owner, I had to smile at the fact there's no decent pictures- we don't even know what wheels it has. But...the fact it has a negative earth rev counter in a positive earth car will instantly identify it to all!
Can you imagine the look on the Copper's face that took that description?
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:39 AM

What's the sack of lime for?

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:19 AM

What's the sack of lime for?

You clearly don't read enough crime fiction....

 

I hope the car turns up intact, but I'm probably hoping against hope as usual.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:38 AM

I'm not too genned up on disposal of bodies.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

The BGT seems to have finally got hip here in London. I saw a yoof driving one - values are going to drive this kind of nastyness



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:54 AM

Thriving twats, they need a damn good kicking
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:25 AM

The BGT seems to have finally got hip here in London. I saw a yoof driving one - values are going to drive this kind of nastyness


Tax and MOT exempt plus the cool Britannia vibe maybe. Perhaps I should keep mine longer incase their values shoot up again.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:45 AM

Tax and MOT exempt plus the cool Britannia vibe maybe. Perhaps I should keep mine longer incase their values shoot up again.

Yea time has been kind to the shape - they do kook good in sensible colours.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:48 AM

I'm not too genned up on disposal of bodies.

 

Perhaps some kind soul could post up an idiots guide. I wonder if that car might be heading for Europe, I suppose it would be easy to ring and sell here, but maybe fetch more in Germany or somewhere and zero chance of getting caught.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:48 AM

There is an edit post function on the forum btw. (That I tend to over use correcting my many mistakes!) ;)

I have been tempted to sell my TT and daily the MGB around town. However the Aircon in the TT is a welcome escape. Plus graphite release bearings aren't the best things in heavy city traffic.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:52 AM

I put one of those yellow Diskloks on mine. The small size one just about fits around the wheel with a bit of a squidge. Hopefully will put most of the arseholes off around Bristol from nicking it. They mostly seemed to be focused on Motorbikes at the moment anyway.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:58 AM

Just take the rotor arm off. Theieves of today wouldn't figure that one out.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:01 AM

My Landcruiser was lifted. I think the technique is also to tow away then put on a vehicle or trailer somewhere quiet.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

Shit news. But why did they wait days to post it on FB?

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

There is an edit post function on the forum btw. (That I tend to over use correcting my many mistakes!) ;)
I have been tempted to sell my TT and daily the MGB around town. However the Aircon in the TT is a welcome escape. Plus graphite release bearings aren't the best things in heavy city traffic.

I drove one as a daily for four years and it was brilliant (mpg aside). The only issue I had was with the damned door button freezing up in winter. It was easy to use a heat pack to melt it enough for it to go in but it would then stick in so the door wouldn’t stay closed. I just used a bungee across from the other door and all was good unless you were too enthusiastic on roundabouts and it would start to open. I tried all sorts of sprays and tonics, stripped it and repacked it with grease but nothing worked. I still miss the GT and would love another. Hope this one gets found soon.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Police are now looking for a twin carb petrol Sherpa , on   wires,  or Rostyles


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

I drove one as a daily for four years and it was brilliant (mpg aside). The only issue I had was with the damned door button freezing up in winter. It was easy to use a heat pack to melt it enough for it to go in but it would then stick in so the door wouldn’t stay closed. I just used a bungee across from the other door and all was good unless you were too enthusiastic on roundabouts and it would start to open. I tried all sorts of sprays and tonics, stripped it and repacked it with grease but nothing worked. I still miss the GT and would love another. Hope this one gets found soon.

Same here for three years, aside from a shit heater and not great fuel consumption (they really were about the only downsides I agree) and the need for rigourous maintenance, my '69 BGT was fine.

As someone else commented, time has been kind to its looks, I don't particularly want another but the 60's ones still look good to me (better than the roadster IMO).

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:17 PM

I'm not a fan of the Roadster either, the GT looks a much better shape in my eyes. My favourite is still a rubber bumper orange (whatever BL called it) with the Special Tuning front splitter. I.e. the one that I really liked in the garage around the corner but was rotten as a pear.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

It could even be going stateside with a very hooky identity, they love Sherpa sports over there


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