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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    This is rare. One of 25 Costello V8's.
    Costello came up with the idea of fitting the Buick V8 in these cars, worked it out and went into bespoke production. BMC or BL ( whichever it was at the time)...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A few from the Auckland MGB 60th anniversary get together.
    Seems appropriate
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    It has a warmed MX5 motor and gearbox.
    A fresh B. nailed that one.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    From the bird in the hand file, I just drove my mundane little car 312 Kilometres on the Nurburgring of NZ. 2 hours of light to moderate traffic pacing along quite fine, an hour and a half of lovely...
  4. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I don't think there was any , Rob.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Brings some great memories from our trips there, we got trapped in Savusavu about 4 days longer than we wanted and did the same thing, hired the car and drove to Lambassa and then back and up the...
  6. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    Funny , that was my job in the late 70's. Probably a few more Mb by then but certainly many of the racks were that size.
    Put em in lifts on their ends and the door left open for clearance, crane...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    More interesting stuff on Silodrome( can't link it on this technology), google it.
    An Indian model which was basically a badge engineered Royal Enfield.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Fun.
    I like the supercharged TR and the Devin particularly.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    ^ A total steal of course considering their value today. Yet 12 k was probably about or less than my annual income in 1980 and was about 1/4 to 1/3 of the value of a very cheap entry level house. ...
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    Re: do you remember

    Lockdown play. Quite popular in the bilge...maybe not so much these days.

    https://youtu.be/D5XmUnYW5Ks
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nope, scuttlebutt.
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    Re: I wish I had kids

    With some decent scaffolding/ staging you could go in from the outside. No, no . No thanks needed.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    The boat that makes me smile if not downright laugh every time I see it is Pink Panther.

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    Its relatively new, maybe 15 years or so since I first saw it as a keel sailing...
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    Re: The chess scandal continues....

    Medical specialists? ( I had to change the particular specialist.. I just couldn't do it)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It'll be interesting next year when they change to T foils. Titanium billet I hear, so they really will be sailing knives at 60 knots in close company.
    What could go wrong.
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    Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    Fun.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    You've got to look hard to find the original boat in that one. I start with the plank line just above the exhaust and imagine everything above it gone. Then you can begin to see the original late...
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    Re: building progress

    Yes , I'm curious too about all that Greg has said. I hauled Waione for over 20 years in an old yard, cradle /dolly/ tractor setup and jacked down onto blocks etc, and we often would go alongside a...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A couple more from yesterday.
    This SS restomod 65 was impressive. I had a 4 door 67 which I put a 427 in when I was a kid, Moby Dick , the great white whale. They are such boats.
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    I'm really...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Haha, no, its just the road and parking beside the beach, there's a ramp elsewhere. Taipa beach. Robbie and stiletto country.
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    not my photo, this one.
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    Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    Terrific news.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I arrived 5 minutes before most and parked by another Austang.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Fun little drive on empty roads, maybe 45 mins or so North to a small cars and coffee event.
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    The usual eclectic mix of old and new and all sorts. Several newish mustangs , a Ferrari 360...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    and I saw a pheasant today too..
  26. Thread: Stormvogel

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    Re: Stormvogel

    Sounds right, I was fairly close...
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    Re: Stormvogel

    The subject came up after I posted a photo of Sealestial on here. She'd been owned by a famous American economist or financial guy.The name Buckland springs to mind but thats just a guess. Gareth...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Spring has sprung, I de webbed the side by side/ quadbike from its winter home and drove it today.
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    I chose this snap because it looks like I shouldn't have parked under the trees.
    There's...
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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    There was a photograph of Starlight express jumping off a wave in a Sydney Hobart that became pretty famous downunder. Dramatic , it captured many imaginations. Similar angle to Hugh's shot. Cant...
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    Re: Stormvogel

    The other significance is that she was the basis for the first real production superyachts of the day, the Oceans 71.
    ( Thanks Hwyl, who enlightened me to that a decade or so ago)
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    Re: Stormvogel

    Sam Neil and Nicole like her, Billy Zane.. not so much.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Interesting, also crazy.
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    Re: This is my duck.

    Nice find Jay. I built a kiwi house 3 years ago , checked it a few weeks ago and found a duck in there on her eggs. She lost all those chicks though, too cold then I think. As I speak there appears...
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    Re: the wonton killings

    Let's hope the focaccia bread doesn't freak her out.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I remember you saying that about the smallblock mounts before.
    I think I've only had one, a 265 in a 55 chev. 4 door of course, that's pretty much all we got here.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hopefully thats it. Thats the sort of thing to check first if its a complete no life no go. If its a struggle start up, life but not able to get going, change the capacitor.
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    Great choice, wise.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Since I'm being nostalgic, here's one my buddy owned in about 1978. Two of us were driving tanks with big blocks around, we thought he was crazy buying this Aussie Charger. We called it the pink...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I'm very fond of Model A's and have resisted the urge several times to own another. Those 28/29 years are nice but my affinity lies with 30/31. Although a 28 roadster pickup might change my mind. I...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I know enough about rods and early Fords having owned a few. I detest that Model A made to look like a T, braindead option. Reverse rodding.
    That last coupe could be road legal here but it's a...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I like the spinners, detest that Model A made to look like a T.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    A clear day today it seems.
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  43. Re: Enough of this doom and gloom economic threads

    Cats falling into baths or pools has certainly cheered up my day anyway.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    More of a sunset guy ( Fiji)
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    Although there was this morning a week or so back when the 4 suns of the South Pacific made themselves known..
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I can't link to the article, its one of those sites with no address bar or way of linking, but you could search for silodrome, it's not spammy or massively active, some nice news and short articles....
  46. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    Absolutely. The great covid diaspora as city and town dwellers escape the smoke and petty bureaucracy. Zoom to work.

    To figure out where they want to live they travel around and stay at bnbs.
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    Re: Air bnb

    While I agree with the issue of 'bad BNB' as said in my invisible post above and also mentioned by others, children not being able to afford to live in their parents /family home/ suburb is the story...
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    Curious as to what might pop up, and not much did.

    I've no doubt all the problems are long gone but getting screwed is what comes to my mind each time the brand comes up

    To expand on my...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Just popped up on silodrome
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    a one off prototype replacement for the MGB and Midget. Never made due to the sucess of the existing models. pininfarina body.
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    Re: This is my duck.

    Well I'll be... just encountered a second heron fledgling. Both hanging around the cottage, literally within metres... fantastic.
    An interesting feature to me anyway. The first one down a week ago...
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