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TOPIC: My vehicles

Re: My vehicles 1 year, 7 months ago #166

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My first car was a 1957 Morris Minor 1000 - a great car.


This was followed by a 1963 Triumph Spitfire - this was the morning after.....?!?!




That's what you get for driving too fast - nobody was hurt - except my pride!!!!

Hugh

Re: My vehicles 1 year, 7 months ago #167

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Not the best out come for a Sunday Drive. Just glad you were okay. That car is a wreck, wow.

Re: My vehicles 1 year, 7 months ago #168

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what a shame abut that car Hugh. Still, you survived! And some great cars in the background at that yard too.

Re: My vehicles 1 year, 7 months ago #169

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In 1984 my wife bought for herself a limited edition "Mini 25" celebrating 25 years of the Mini production. It was a basic Mini except for the bodywork finish and the interior which was very well finished in a silver dralon fabric embossed with the Mini 25 logo, it also had larger wheels than the standard model. It came with the regular series "A" 998cc engine - I fitted a high com head, along with the normal attention to the valves and the ports, and then put on twin SU carbs. People were quite surprised at its turn of speed. We had many a happy time taking it to various shows and meetings. Unfortunately the rot began to set in as with all Minis so we moved it on after about 4/5 years.

Hugh



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Re: My vehicles 1 year, 7 months ago #170

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That is a memory jogger, I remember the Mini 30 coming out they were in a nice dark metallic burgundy/red , now seeing this I can remember this model, probably a small fortune now.

Re: My vehicles 1 month, 1 week ago #171

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With my photos I have found this afternoon were these, the filming of the film East Is East at Borough Market , our car made a brief drive through in the film and can be seen on the out takes on the DVD , sadly a few months after this the car was written off as pictured earlier in this topic , Someone on a internet picture of this car in the film says it was their car , very sorry GBY899J was our car and we were the second owners as I bought it off a neighbour who had it from new , I had the two hunters and had both restored arter this one was written off I never owned a classic car again .










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Re: My vehicles 4 weeks ago #172

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<p>Hugh wrote:
In 1984 my wife bought for herself a limited edition "Mini 25" celebrating 25 years of the Mini production. It was a basic Mini except for the bodywork finish and the interior which was very well finished in a silver dralon fabric embossed with the Mini 25 logo, it also had larger wheels than the standard model. It came with the regular series "A" 998cc engine - I fitted a high com head, along with the normal attention to the valves and the ports, and then put on twin SU carbs. People were quite surprised at its turn of speed. We had many a happy time taking it to various shows and meetings. Unfortunately the rot began to set in as with all Minis so we moved it on after about 4/5 years. Hugh
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<p>I just bought a 1993 Mini Cooper, with a 1.3 single point injection engine. I bought it as a hobby car. Mini's have always been on my mind since my father bought an Austin Seven in 1966. Great rally- and racing cars.</p>
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Re: My vehicles 4 weeks ago #173

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Very nice and the only ones over here are mostly collector cars or show cars. I don't even see them on the roads here but when I do they are with a British car club of one sort or another..
Yours is very nicely appointed on the interior all though I don't really go for red carpets.
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Re: My vehicles 4 weeks ago #174

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<p>Nobleco wrote:
Very nice and the only ones over here are mostly collector cars or show cars. I don't even see them on the roads here but when I do they are with a British car club of one sort or another.. Yours is very nicely appointed on the interior all though I don't really go for red carpets.
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<p>Mine is also destined to be a collectors/show car only used in club rally's and such. During this winter I am going to work on this car to perfect certain items.</p>
<p>The seats, black with red piping need re-stuffing, the engine bay to be cleane up. It has a sport exhaust but I want to go back to the original one. If possible fit an after market power steering and several other bits and bobs to make it more comfortable.</p>
<p>The overall condition of the car is very good, no rust. It is undergoing a MOT and technical service at the moment, which was part of the deal.</p>
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Re: My vehicles 3 weeks, 5 days ago #175

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So you still have the oldtimer bug Gerrit!!
Nice project to be working on
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Re: My vehicles 3 weeks, 5 days ago #176

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<p>Sure Theo, this is more a youngtimer, but anyway it is something that will keep me busy and hopefully give me lots of pleasure.</p>
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