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    Asimo got a reaction from wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    We had one of those at work* as pool/ gofer vehicle. ( A Syncro as well, because of snow-chaos-panic-fear). 
    Made a lovely noise.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Rab in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from busmansholiday in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Yoss in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo reacted to vulgalour in The American Ford Escorts   
    I don't mind them, really, they're okay.  The Mercury LN7/Ford EXP is my favourite of the Escort-based range.  Ford stepped sideways from this to the fox body Mustang, while the EXP would be replaced by the  Probe, just not the one we're familiar with.  The first time I saw one of these the wheels confused me the most because my brain wanted to interpret them as XR3i cloverleaf alloys, they're actually wheel trims.  NB:  I see @RoadworkUK made the same observation while I was composing this post.

     
    Probably because of how popular and numerous the Escort was here in the UK, the American versions always end up looking like a computer game car, the sort where they're trying to avoid copyright issues by making them recognisable but just different enough, especially as you get into the facelift versions.  This later model almost looks like some sort of Hyundai.

    They did a whole bunch of different wheels, one set has more than a hint of Toyota Celica about it until you look at it properly.

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    Asimo reacted to RoadworkUK in The American Ford Escorts   
    I was always amused by how unappealing the Escort GT (rough equivalent of XR3) somehow looked, right down to Cloverleaf alloys that somehow look sad, despondent and tainted with disease.

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    Asimo got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Mazda MX with a roof and enough cylinders.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MADZA-MX3-1-8-V6-abs-1845cc-1992-motd-up-and-comming-classic-NO-RESERVE-AUCTION/254835402633?hash=item3b555fa789:g:1nMAAOSw0Z1fqbkt


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    Asimo got a reaction from ProgRocker in Dyane: some action at last   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Yoss in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in Portuguese spotting thread   
    I’d happily swap English drizzle, frost, salt and rust for Portugese sunshine, pogweasel-pink and lacquer peel.
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    Asimo got a reaction from spartacus in Dyane: some action at last   
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    Asimo got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Dyane: some action at last   
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    Asimo got a reaction from hennabm in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo got a reaction from chaseracer in Dyane: some action at last   
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    Asimo got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-Jimny-RV-Ultimate-UK-Solo-Camper-Explorer/233856852516?hash=item3672f46224:g:oYsAAOSwKdxf~ZJe


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    Asimo got a reaction from worldofceri in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-Jimny-RV-Ultimate-UK-Solo-Camper-Explorer/233856852516?hash=item3672f46224:g:oYsAAOSwKdxf~ZJe


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    Asimo reacted to scdan4 in 61 Chang Jiang. Perfect for essential journeys.   
    The 6 to 1 compression ratio was designed to run on 67 octane, so probably yes. I have every intention of keeping the heads off the deck in all circumstances, far too old for that. 
    Thing is there is car quick and there is bike quick, and this isn’t bike quick despite being physically of quick bike size, hence failing the seat of pants test, because it doesn’t hurl you at the horizon with wholesome violence at the sniff of throttle as your arse expects (as, to be fair a 750 should) it’s automatically a Slow Bike. The whole point to a bike is it’s ability to fuck off, if you can’t fuck off it is “slow” which means you’re doing about the same speed as everyone else on the road (like a pleb) and your mates laugh when you tell them what you’ve done.
    This happily keeps up with traffic round the 40’s and 50 zones and feels about as quick as a 125 commuter. But it’s so low revving and slow to rev through that it’s a quite relaxing way of just about keeping up with that guy on the ybr125 round the ring road. It’s good fun, and the seats low and softly sprung so you’re bobbing about while its  vibing away and you’re plotting courses to conserve momentum with no mirrors and no indicators grinning like the Cheshire cat inside my helmet. It’s ace, I love it.
    Which, being honest is a bit of a fuck up, as this was meant to be a project. I deliberately bought something registered and real old so I could do some projecting. Something like this ish 


    Ive always Liked custom stuff even as I’ve always not really liked harleys , as a teen it was magazines like street machine and cal look beetles that I knew someday I would have, and I’ve read* streetfighters (rip) and then back street hero’s magazines since passing my test, so had decided I’d finally gathered  enough skills and resources to have a go at building a proppa choppa -  a girder front end and hidden / internal everything , a total stripped back to the absolute bare minimum thing (hence the desire to avoid her majesty’s mot inspectorate. But, just no. Bah.
    I like it too much. It’s got an amazing honest survivor vibe and it already just looks right. 😁. I’ll build it a minimalist battery box and hide a bit more of the wiring behind braiding and just ride the thing 
    Which of course means that I dont have a chopper project, but that I have again proved the rule that the correct number of motorcycles one needs is actually is N+1 😁 I’m neither upset nor surprised.
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    Asimo reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1273262
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    Asimo reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    That last photo looks like the sort of bedroom you see in footage of 4am police drug raids. 
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    Asimo reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    YES!

     
    1999 LDV PILOT spares or repairs project camper conversion | eBay
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    Asimo got a reaction from LightBulbFun in It could have bloody worked...   
    Rover V8’s have been fitted to Princess transverse gearboxes - in a mini Clubman!

    So no insurmountable problem in the huge engine bay of a Princess.
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    Asimo got a reaction from cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Mazda MX with a roof and enough cylinders.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MADZA-MX3-1-8-V6-abs-1845cc-1992-motd-up-and-comming-classic-NO-RESERVE-AUCTION/254835402633?hash=item3b555fa789:g:1nMAAOSw0Z1fqbkt


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    Asimo got a reaction from oldcars in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-Jimny-RV-Ultimate-UK-Solo-Camper-Explorer/233856852516?hash=item3672f46224:g:oYsAAOSwKdxf~ZJe


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