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#1 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 12:57 PM

This time it's some more of Rootes finest!

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Well, it would have been rude not to.
It was pretty local, and a decent enough price.
Also got to ogle the sella's Renner 6 plus hoard of many Citroen GS's & Ami's & 2CV's etc. KWAL.

#2 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:26 PM

Splendid, another of Rootes finest :D What became of the other 'barn find' one you had, I seem to recall you were having braking issues with it?
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 02:04 PM

:shock: Tell me about his Renner Six. Is he selling it? What year is it?Superminx looks nice enough - is it a runner? And more crucially, do the brakes work properly?

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 02:10 PM

Is this his R6 by any chance Pog?

Nice Rootesmobile by the way - they keep luring you back it seems.

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#5 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

Aye, that's the R6 Mr Flakes!I got it from Rob @ Chevronics, one of his 'pet' cars... he's having a bit of a cull (17 is too many apparently) so I was pleased to give it a new home. We had a chat about the R6, it's a beautiful bit of tin. Only 4 left on the road, allegedly! Must own one at some point!!!!!Wuvvum / BS6... This one will be a runner, once I get a new starter motor for it (I could hand crank it, but there's no handle). Needs a wheel cylinder on the back but that's easy enough... it has c0ck all effort on the OSR wheel. Well it HAD c0ck all, it decided to lock itself solid the second I took it of the towing frame, meaning I had to connect it all back up again to push it into it's space. ARSE!It'll need a bit of wag on the OSR wing just to fill a hole (pointy edges) then it should be ok for an MoT. My '64 Supa Minks is currently 'resting' while I save up enough pfennigs to have sorted and / or learn to weld. After tracking down the elusive bits to make it stop, we discovered some rather unpleasant holes & previous bodgery on the underside - to have this corrected professionally will cost £600!!!!So with a little luck, I can sort this one cheaply then punt it on with MoT for enough to sort the '64 out with properly. It would be nice to 'combine' the two. The '64 has a much nicer 'period feel' than this, all two tone & americana where this is more restrained. But this one has the bigger capacity engine better suited to normal use... what a dilemma.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:26 PM

Hmmm... Sounds like it's probably a good job I didn't bid on your other one after all. I've got more than enough welding to get sorted on the DS to keep me going for a while yet.

#7 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:30 PM

Yeah, certainly not quite as 'done' as the seller made out really. Never mind, we shall get there in the end. Probably will cost me more than the thing will be worth finished but hey-ho!

#8 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:53 PM

well done, never enough Rootes tat being acquired on here

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 09:44 PM

Three mirrors, different style hubcaps and foglights... my hat is off, I salute thee etc! Nice Benny Hillman Sir Weasel.

#10 OFFLINE   Albert Ross

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:04 AM

That gave me shivers up the spine!!!!It's identical to my very first car ever.EFN 636C what happened to you???Is this the 1592 or the 1725 cast iron unit?Would you sell it for very little??? (I have no money) or swap it for my "beautiful" Arstra Inastate? No? Well I tried..............Azure blue, colour code 57 IIRCCheers Pog, You made my day!
Stormy Petrel on a stick!!

#11 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:56 PM

well done, never enough Rootes tat being acquired on here

True enough. I thought I'd add to the total myself and had a punt on this:

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and ended up as the only bidder. I know virtually nothing about it - there was very little detail in the description - but it looks to have been dry stored for some time so hopefully won't be too rotten. And for 50 quid I don't think I can go far wrong.

#12 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:40 AM

http://i22.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b9/38/fc...

Is that the ECML to the right of the shot?

#13 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

Wuv, I am on my knees, I'm not worthy!

#14 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:23 AM

Hells teeth guys -you're either turning them over like pros- or will have a collection of tat to rival mine soon!

#15 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:01 AM

Yes Reg, it is the East Coast mainline. The pics there are taken at Chevronics HQ adjacent to Arlesey station, but I actually had to collect the car from their other place at Wilbury Way Hitchin. Like a D0RK, I forgot to take a camera for the other shite there.

#16 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:46 AM

Yes Reg, it is the East Coast mainline. The pics there are taken at Chevronics HQ adjacent to Arlesey station, but I actually had to collect the car from their other place at Wilbury Way Hitchin. Like a D0RK, I forgot to take a camera for the other shite there.

Next time eh! I'm relying on you to back up what I know from memory. Mind you, in the current Practical Classics, one of the Rust in Peace contributors is from Hitchin - I'm tempted to email them & get them to see if a few things are still there for me or see if they know about them! Will be interesting.




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