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Such Brown wafty land yachtage


Uncleben

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Lost all power, no ignition or dash lights. 

Suspect starter solenoid\voltage regulator thingymajig on o/s inner wing?  

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Will have a poke around when it's less dark. 

Shan't be driving it to the NEC Sunday then 😔 the brightside being the money saved in petrol will pay for the ticket! 

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So I'm tracing the history of the Ltd and this is what I have so far, some of you may be interested, some not so much! 

 It was built at the Mahwah assembly plant in New Jersey in 1973,  Americas biggest assembly plant, covering 172 acres until it's closure in 1980 (Bruce Springsteen references this in 'Johnny 99')  my Ltd was the 108,037th model off the production line. 

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Finished in 5J Ginger metallic, with ginger interior trim, 351-2v Windsor V8, FMX 3 Speed box and 2.75:1 rear axle. 

Sold by Winner Ford, Berlin rd, cherry Hill, New Jersey (still a Ford dealer today) on 22/3/73 to a Mr William Scott of 920 Herbert Blvd, Williamstown, New Jersey for $3248!

It seems this was passed to his son or other relative, Ronald W Scott of 1714 Herbert Blvd, on 21/6/94 who owned it until it was exported to blighty on 13/9/19

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It seems it sat in a garage and used sparingly during this time, mileage on the title in 94 was 96778, it's currently on 113920, unsure on mileage when it came to UK, the guy that imported it commented on a post I made on Facebook, I'm waiting to hear from him, also I'm currently in the process of contacting the American owner and will hopefully find out some more info about it's history and life in the US as I like geeky stuff like that. 

So it was built, sold and spent all it's US life in New Jersey, think I may name it Bruce! 

 

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Cars built before 1st Jan 1980 are allowed black/white plates, as the DVLA closed the loophole that meant B&W plate allowance was rolling with tax exemption. US style replica plates were never legal to start with and so continue to be illegal.

Although technically any new plates fitted to a car of any age must be of the latest iteration available and marked as BS AU 145e compliant. So even a set of period correct Tippers plates wouldn't be legal, as they're new plates.

 

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1 hour ago, Uncleben said:

Got them from states plates, lots of colour options and custom backgrounds etc.

Paid just over £60 with delivery.

Sweet!

I’ll have a look in the new year and order some I think. I’ve got the car’s original plate from Georgia state, complete with its last tag (1995!) before it was put in storage in a barn. Not sure I’d get away with running that though!

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Your both doing it wrong.

You’re supposed to park across about six of the back to back spaces in the most self important cuntish manner possible while sneering at any of the peasants who dare to look at you for doing it. Because your car is bigger and better then any of theirs, and that entitles you to do that!

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3 minutes ago, danthecapriman said:

Your both doing it wrong.

You’re supposed to park across about six of the back to back spaces in the most self important cuntish manner possible while sneering at any of the peasants who dare to look at you for doing it. Because your car is bigger and better then any of theirs, and that entitles you to do that!

Typical wannabe Lincoln Mercury driver...

 

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  • Uncleben changed the title to Such Brown wafty land yachtage
On 10/02/2024 at 11:18, PhilA said:

American cars on here? Yes

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These are my two beside the modern ones.

Without being too much of a pedant, your car should have the primrose yellow "N.J." / "GARDEN STATE" plates, coloration of which is still used today.

Nice to see it back again though.

 

Phil

Yes, I did want to keep true to its New jersey heritage, but states plates didn't do the right shade of yellow!

Nice pair you have there, read through your thread for the Plymouth recently, wow! Talk about a project, will be awesome when its done!

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