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    Junkman got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    I know. Newfangled tosh.
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    Junkman got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    Well, removal of some shiny shit from China and replacing it with the old parts improved things quite a bit.
    As Squire Dawson already mentioned, the real problem was entirely British, though, in form of an SU carb.
    More precisely, the piston in the dashpot. There was hardly any damping oil in it, so it got filled with sewing
    machine oil, which apparently is too viscuous. An ounce of proper 20W50 in conjunction with a somewhat
    tighter fitting piston should sort that.
    The fuel pump already is electric, namely one of those SU ticking time bombs. There is nothing wrong with the
    ignition, so apart from a good service, I woudn't touch it.
    The entire endeavour was terminally shite, as always.
    After Squire's tat purchase had turned sour the first time around, he took us on a hunt for an alternative
    in Stockport last Friday. Thanks God that thing was already sold when we turned up at the seller's house,
    because it was a Minor.
    So yesterday evening I was informed that I'm summoned to spend my Sunday in Leagues of Gentlemen,
    whatever that is, territory (must be something telly addicts know about) and that the initial obscure object
    of desire needs into life coaxage and retrievage.
    So I found myself venturing into some land feeling like Lincolnshire with hills, together with two much less normal
    than myself shiters on board.
    I was directed to stop where the tumbleweed denseness was highest in front of the only house in a street that had
    two wrecks parked in front. So I added a third one to the mix.
    The rest was just regular shite routine. A lot of unjustified actionismn, lots of head scratchage, off takage with
    some half arsed chod that broke down every few hundred yards, causing a tailback that hasn't been seen in such
    a godforsaken clime since the last Austin Seven was driven to the nearest scrapyard, terminating at a pub that even
    by the demanding standards set by the new GGG headquarters can be classed as delightfully shonky and
    celebrating the whole ordeal as being a rousing success since we didn't get killed, nothing caught fire and no
    major explosion had caused a sizeable crater.
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    Junkman got a reaction from Pieman in Infamous Shite in History.   
    I have to admit that I had a morbid fascination with lethal car accidents from an early age. I can't explain why, but I always had it.
    For years I would select holiday destinations in the vicinity of 'famous' car crash sites and visited many of them.
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    Junkman got a reaction from rob88h in Autoshite Top Trumps - Nominate Your Car!   
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    Junkman got a reaction from MJK 24 in It could have bloody worked - cars which could have been...   
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    Junkman got a reaction from MJK 24 in It could have bloody worked - cars which could have been...   
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    Junkman got a reaction from bicycle repairman in Six wheels / 3 axles   
    Six wheels, three axles, yawn...

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    Junkman got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Junkman got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Specs You've Never Heard Of Before.   
    Pre facelift and yes it was:

    There also was a MKI 2-door in "S-Tuning":

    The following other Granada specials existed in .de:
    Granada Jubiläums-Modell (1975) with 2.0 V6, Arizona-Goldmetallic paint, L-Variant with Ghia appointments
    Granada Traveller (1977)
    Granada Favorit (1977) Granada Ghia Executive (1977), 3.0 V6, black paint, Ronal alloys
    Granada Saphir (1979), 2.3 or 2.8 V6, two tone paint and upper spec, limited to 600 units for Germany
    Granada Holiday (1979), 2.0 or 2.3 V6, L-Variant with GL appointments. Granada Chasseur, Turnier in Roman Bronze/Tuscan Beige (1980)
    Granada Topas (1981)
    Granada Berlin (1982)
    Granada Riche (1983)
    There was also a Granada Savoy for Denmark.

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    Junkman got a reaction from Banger Kenny in Mystery Car on Pistonheads (Via the blue forum)   
    Although I'm flattered that my name has been mentioned on several forii regarding this car, I must pass.
    However, most of the suggestions provided all over the interwebs are bordering ridiculousness,
    especially for those who know their cars.
    The car has enough unprofessional touches to outrule it was made by a car maker, even a small scale one.
    Having said that, whoever cobbled it together in his garden shed had a keen eye for shapes.
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    Junkman got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Woollarding   
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    Junkman got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in It could have bloody worked - cars which could have been...   
    This would have been quite a no brainer:

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    Junkman got a reaction from Frenchenstein in Autoshite lexicon   
    Audi - German supplier of quality tools, car accessories, and live essentials such as beer and carpet slippers.
    Aldi - German maker of motorcars based in Ingolstadt.
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    Junkman got a reaction from Frenchenstein in Autoshite lexicon   
    Brown - a very dark shade of beige.
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    Junkman got a reaction from vonmon in Shite in your town, in ye olden times.   
    Yesterday about half a mile from where I live.

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    Junkman got a reaction from eddyramrod in Whats your history?   
    1978 Audi 80 LS
    Audi 100 5E (C2) x3
    1958 Auto-Union DKW 1000S
    1963 Auto-Union DKW Munga
    1958 BMW 502
    1971 BMW 3.0 Si (E3) x2
    1971 BMW 3.0 CS
    1977 BMW 525
    1960 Buick LeSabre convertible
    1983 Buick Electra Park Avenue
    1993 Buick Park Avenue
    1994 BuickRoadmaster Estate Wagon
    1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
    1959 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
    1970 Cadillac Eldorado
    1976 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
    1961 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr hardtop
    1966 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr hardtop
    1973 Chrysler Newport 4dr sedan
    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
    1959 Chevrolet ElCamino
    1973 Chevrolet Impala
    1978 Chevrolet Blazer
    1978 Chevrolet Camaro
    1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic x4
    1981 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
    1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
    1951 Citroen 15/6
    1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD Estate
    1978 Citroen CX 25D Break
    1985 Citroen CX 25 Gti Saloon
    Citroen GS
    1959 Corvette 4sp. FI
    1972 Corvette Roadster
    1978 Corvette Pace Car Replica
    1982 Corvette Collectors Edition
    1990 Corvette ZR-1
    1980 De Tomaso Longchamp
    1959 Dodge Coronet 4dr Sedan
    1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix 2dr hardtop
    1932 Ford 3w hot rod
    1959 Ford Taunus 15m
    1964 Ford Country Squire
    1967 Ford Taunus 20m RS Hardtop (P7a)
    1967 Ford Mustang GT
    1979-82 Ford Taunus x5
    Ford Escort MKII x6
    1982-84 Ford Granada MKII facelift (I had 14 (fourteen) of them)
    1992 Ford Sierra 2.0 DOHC
    1989-95 Ford Scorpio 2.9i Ghia x2
    1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 4dr
    1958 Imperial Crown Southampton 2dr
    1959 Imperial Crown convertible
    1960 Imperial Custom 4dr Sedan
    1961 Imperial Crown Southampton 4dr
    1961 Imperial Crown Southampton 2dr
    1961 Imperial Crown convertible
    1962 Imperial Crown Southampton 4dr
    1963 Imperial LeBaron
    1966 Imperial LeBaron
    Iso Grifo 7 Litri
    Jaguar MK10
    Lada Riva x4
    1992 Lancia Thema 3.0 i.e.
    Lamborghini Espada
    1997 LDV Pilot
    Maserati Ghibli
    1954 Mercedes 300S (W186)
    1971 Mercedes 280SE (W108)
    1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 (W109)
    1973 Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 (W116)
    1987 Mercedes 560 SEL (W126)
    1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible
    1984 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
    1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale
    1951 Opel Kapitän
    1959 Opel Kapitän
    1971 Opel Commodore 2.8 GS
    1973 Opel Admiral B
    Peugeot 405 2.0 GTX auto Saloon
    Peugeot 405 2.0 GTX auto Estate x2
    1960 Pontiac Bonneville 4dr flattop
    1972 Pontiac GTO
    1973 Pontiac Grand Am
    1978 Range Rover 2dr
    1990 Range Rover Vogue 3.9
    Renault 4L x8
    Renault 16 TL x3
    Renault 16 TX
    Rover P6 V8 x2
    Shelby American AC Cobra 427 (CSX3089) ex-Shelby team car
    1972 Simca 1000 Rallye 1
    1976 Triumph Dolomite 1500 HL
    1981 Triumph Acclaim Trio Auto
    Vauxhall Carlton 2.6 CD Estate
    Vauxhall Senator 3.0 24v
    This is not counting any company or race cars.
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    Junkman got a reaction from chaseracer in It could have bloody worked - cars which could have been...   
    Let's not forget that these are prototypes. There is a long way of development ahead until they'd be ready for production.
    I was still at BMW when they started to develop the e30 Touring, so it must have been 1985. The idea was born because BMW employee Max Reisböck had modified his saloon (this is NOT an urban legend!) and his car served as the first prototype.

    It still took them until 1991 to develop it for production.
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    Junkman got a reaction from Aston Martin in It could have bloody worked - cars which could have been...   
    Only the Argentinians got a Cortina/Taunus TC3 coupe.

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