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  1. Weren't these a re-badged Aermacchi?
  2. I suspect that the "GLF" tag is, in reality, fiction.
  3. Tonight, I saw the vrm 8112R, on an 18-year-old Vauxhall Agila.
  4. It's a Nissan Juke. QED.
  5. I took the passenger door trim off of my first mk2 Cav to transport a freebie kitchen worktop from Birmingham to Yorkshire. I had to remove the gearknob if I needed reverse gear...
  6. As seen on another thread, don't bother with insurance...🤬
  7. Great stuff, but <sigh> I was hoping the "unobtanium" tag meant you'd got a Lonsdale!
  8. Yes, the had the tendancy to bend under an NCAP test.
  9. IIRC the Bini was made in Longbridge and the 75 in Cowley - when Rover was sold off, the two production lines were swapped over.
  10. Is there a proper thread for keeping an eye out for stolen gear? The company that I've just started with had their trailer stolen from Brighouse on Sunday night. No doubt it will be in some miscreant's lockup getting the decals removed, but if not, it looks like this.
  11. If you fit metro diesel engine mounts it'll take most of Peugeot's TU family of engines, I'd imagine.
  12. I'll take a guess at 1979, because the Budget in 1970 put 4* above £1/gallon.
  13. My Dad's Norton Dominator had BSA Gold Star "silencers". We lived just over a mile away from the national speed limit signs (mileposts just after the N/S and one outside the house), and one still summer's night (probably 1984) I was in the loo and I heard him crack open the throttle as he left the 30 zone.
  14. Good shout! The Arrows A7 and A8 raced in similar colours, but it's the A9 that's the properly shite car - so unsuccessful that it only did 3 races before the team reverted to the A8.
  15. In the sad event that it heads to the bridge would it be worth removing the exhaust first?
  16. Oddly enough, someone sprinted a mk5 Escort hire car at Kames in spring 1992.
  17. I'll just leave this here...
  18. Either or, but the rotating bits are the ones making contact, so perhaps the masking tape on tye tyres.
  19. I'd often thought that a sleeper Maestro 1.3 with a Metro turbo set-up would be fun, so unless you get off on the sound of a Rootes blower, do that. Especially as that inlet trumpet is a virtual instant rebore...
  20. Can you cover the sidewall of the tyres with something easy to remove and a contrasting colour to tye tyre/bodywork, and then check for witness marks on both after a quick GLF?
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