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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I just got a club email to tell me that its my little cars 'birthday' today, it came off the production line today in 1968.. 50 years old, I wish I was 50 again.

    Its not that different to drive than a modern car, there are things that are a bit different , heavier steering , no sprung gate in the shifter( great). But it does fit my pet classic car wish list in that I think '60's cars are quite close to what we're used to now and are comfortable in modern traffic, whereas 50's and earlier generally aren't.
    Your, um, turning bit is, well, itís not where Iím used to! Thatís a neat looking little car.

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    An Austin Healey in disguise, that...

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    On that note the 60th anniversary of the VW Country Buggy is at Macksville OZ on 1st August. About 700 were made discounting Sakbayans. There'a abt 6 in the US. Shall be there with mine. Abt 30 turning up.

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I just got a club email to tell me that its my little cars 'birthday' today, it came off the production line today in 1968.. 50 years old, I wish I was 50 again.

    Its not that different to drive than a modern car, there are things that are a bit different , heavier steering , no sprung gate in the shifter( great). But it does fit my pet classic car wish list in that I think '60's cars are quite close to what we're used to now and are comfortable in modern traffic, whereas 50's and earlier generally aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Your, um, turning bit is, well, it’s not where I’m used to! That’s a neat looking little car.

    Peace,
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    Its a fun little car, Rob. Do you like the Leaper? I call it the ambivalent cat, I'm saving it up for some car coffee event in case they put me next to a Jag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    An Austin Healey in disguise, that...
    such plans and aspirations they had at Abington....
    You would probably know but they developed a whole new motor with more bearings for the 'new' big 6, and it ended up just as heavy and with the same or similar horsepower for a one hell of a lot of time and money spent. It even looks the same. ( shakes head) . Ah well, good for moi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    On that note the 60th anniversary of the VW Country Buggy is at Macksville OZ on 1st August. About 700 were made discounting Sakbayans. There'a abt 6 in the US. Shall be there with mine. Abt 30 turning up.
    I'm not so sure I've even heard of those before , perhaps the nearest being a Thing, but I can't recall seeing one of those either.

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    ???


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    Very no nonsense, crisp lines ....

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    Bauhaus rules!

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    OZ design, portal axles etc They were designed in Oz and sold in NZ.
    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I'm not so sure I've even heard of those before , perhaps the nearest being a Thing, but I can't recall seeing one of those either.
    Last edited by purri; 07-08-2018 at 11:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I'm not so sure I've even heard of those before , perhaps the nearest being a Thing, but I can't recall seeing one of those either.
    We ran into a guy in Dili, Timor-Leste, who was driving a Type 182 he'd acquired in Bali, back to Victoria, Oz... with a few boat rides along the way. I seem to recall a very alcohol-sodden ride around town. I narrowly avoided going over the windscreen.

    I'd rather have a Porsche 597

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Non male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Non male.
    Who's got the decoder ring today, or is she just coming out?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    You are obviously mono linguistic

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    We haven't had an Austin 7 for a while so a 1929 Special.









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    There was a similar one for sale in the states a couple of years ago. I almost bought it, wish now that I had. it was a home built body though.

    I like this one too.
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    ^I do believe the wing was a styling exercise and aerodynamically inept

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    1949 BMW Veritas

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Fix it again Tony (yeah, I know, it's a Lancia)

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    I didn't know Lancia built a 3 wheel car!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    ^I do believe the wing was a styling exercise and aerodynamically inept
    you'd be wrong, tested independently and recently at wichita state university's wind tunnel the three cars pictured below

    01b-Dodge-Charger-Daytona-Hellcat-Wind-Tunnel-UOIT-ACE-Speed-Lab.jpg

    the standard 69 charger at 200 kph had 435 pounds of aero drag, 373 pounds of front end lift, 80 pounds of rear downforce

    the winged wonder had 542 pounds of aero drag, 330 pounds of front end lift and 170 pounds of rear down force

    two other significant changes are the front tire fender bulges which allowed a lower ride height and the rear window set flush which reduced buffeting, especially important at 200 mph
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    One of my all time favourite cars.I do prefer the Plymouth version and ideally in Petty blue.

    Not sure about this one.I think its an XJS that has undergone surgery,but I might be wrong.

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    Daimler Mercedes.



    ERA.



    ERA GPI


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    IMG_20180618_154040596_HDR.jpg

    Had Mt Tambora erupt out of the forward float bowl vent tube today. Fortunately, no ignition. Probably, thank god, because of the push rods. (but I confess I'm not really certain)


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    BMW, pre the 328. Uncertain beyond that.
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    Peter, have you heard Peter Ustinov's recording of the 'Grand Prix du Roc'? https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Prix-Gi.../dp/B0000APVC4

    Hilarious!
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    Thanks !
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    Darn pushrods again...


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