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35th time lucky: Pal comes home


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  • barrett changed the title to 35th time lucky: Pal comes home

As of this morning, the Palladium is now tucked up in its new home with the Riley. Haven't taken any photos as the headlamps need to be assembled and it looks a bit rubbish, but otherwise all the bodywork is done and it performed okay over the 60-odd mile journey back

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Otherwise, nothing really to report except this satisfying milestone in the BMW the other day

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15 minutes ago, barrett said:

Gonna try and get together with the 'other' Palladium

On a Saturday night, in London?

Bet you're chuffed to have it back after all the work. Nice looking workshop / storage place, very tidy. Is the light blue car a Corvair?

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17 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

On a Saturday night, in London?

Bet you're chuffed to have it back after all the work. Nice looking workshop / storage place, very tidy. Is the light blue car a Corvair?

Brooklands, VSCC's Halloween Driving Tests if anyone wants to see it in the flesh!

Yass, it's a 1960 Corvair 500. 25k from new, never painted etc. A lovely car. Here I am explaining the fan belt arrangement to some Frenchmen

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Goodness, I remember the days when you didn't have an interesting job and hadn't passed your driving test - maybe 10 or so years ago? And look at your fleet now! Absolute shite hedonism. The boy done good. 

I could carry on with the gushing admiration but that's not very becoming of me. Instead, have a shoddy image of my own kilometerstone in the Jondeo, a couple of months back:

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Good job I'm in the film industry, so I could rig a hands free mount, to document the momentous event (your honour).

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11 hours ago, Three Speed said:

We had a neighbour with a Corvair. He was paranoid about fan belt breakage which is, in his experience, followed very quickly by engine seizure. 

I've driven for a while with no belt. It gets very hot very quickly and I imagine it would eventually seize entirely, but you get plenty of warning when a belt goes. And in our one, it goes regularly for reasons too boring to get into here.

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2 hours ago, barrett said:

Outside for the first time in a while, and raring to go. Looks really good with a bit of space round it (despite the glamorous backdrop)

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Sadly it's going to be horrendous weather on Sunday so I'm not sure I can be bothered driving it to Brooklands in the lashing wind and rain

Woah. Is that the one at Brooklands? Seen some on Yesterday.

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So, how many years do you reckon it's been since it looked this good? 70?!

What a great way of spending money! I mean, respraying a Tredia is entirely worthy but this is on another scale!

Most importantly, have you sketched out designs for your 'Paladium Club' bottle green ill-fitting fleece and matching bucket hat?

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4 hours ago, Jon said:

So, how many years do you reckon it's been since it looked this good? 70?!

What a great way of spending money! I mean, respraying a Tredia is entirely worthy but this is on another scale!

Most importantly, have you sketched out designs for your 'Paladium Club' bottle green ill-fitting fleece and matching bucket hat?

At least 70 years, yeah. It does feel good that it's getting close to the original vision now although there's a very long way to go.

Funnily enough, I did think about making some Palladium Owners' Club clobber just because so few people would legitimately be able to wear it. I think an OC for a car with two survivors is a funny concept. It would also be nice to see if it was possible to make an attractive piece of car club regalia - I'm thinking a tasteful black v-neck with the Palladium logo on the breast (with owners club added round the rim of the circle)

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(That's off my Palladium Autocars letterhead which I use to send the few letters I write).

So, joke's on you @Jon - I love a bit of POC regalia!

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On 10/30/2021 at 9:40 PM, barrett said:

At least 70 years, yeah. It does feel good that it's getting close to the original vision now although there's a very long way to go.

Funnily enough, I did think about making some Palladium Owners' Club clobber just because so few people would legitimately be able to wear it. I think an OC for a car with two survivors is a funny concept. It would also be nice to see if it was possible to make an attractive piece of car club regalia - I'm thinking a tasteful black v-neck with the Palladium logo on the breast (with owners club added round the rim of the circle)

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(That's off my Palladium Autocars letterhead which I use to send the few letters I write).

So, joke's on you @Jon - I love a bit of POC regalia!

I think you'll do well to top this regalia effort I picked up from a local charity shop for literal pence:

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Sawn-off sweatshirt that's Levi's branded, no less! Quite what Alfa the owner was driving, I don't know. It was so mind-boggingly confusing, I couldn't leave without it. 

Of course, I'll never wear it, even if it does fit me. But a small part of me considered it sufficient reason to buy the car to go with the clothing (that again, I'll never wear)...

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