Introductions

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kdr155
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Re: Introductions

#241 Post by kdr155 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Luxobarge wrote:Welcome to the forum Keith - I also have a 1997 V70 T5, brilliant cars eh?

Cheers :D
They are a great car much underated, I'm waiting for a cambelt kit with water pump, idlers and hydraulic tensioner to arrive at the moment as I notice that a couple of teeth were just about separating from the belt. On a side note I recognise your name from the Volvo forum where I'm registered under keith1963

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Re: Introductions

#242 Post by Luxobarge » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:40 pm

kdr155 wrote: On a side note I recognise your name from the Volvo forum where I'm registered under keith1963
Yep, that's me!

I did a big long thread there with all the work I've done to my car, it's here:

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=114983

I did the cam belt and tensioners, along with a load of other stuff - you'll find it in there.

@everyone else - sorry to pollute the forum with modern Volvo stuff! :oops: ;) ;)
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Re: Introductions

#243 Post by Tech12 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:29 pm

Nowt wrong with "modern volvos" mate.


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Re: Introductions

#244 Post by UKJeeper » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:53 am

V40 owner here (but not for much longer), so you're not alone! ;)

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Re: Introductions

#245 Post by GHT » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:44 am

Apologies for missing this thread, I would have stopped by to say hello earlier had I been more observant. My car is an MG, a 1952 YB. It ticked all the boxes, 1930's design, but with much better running gear than MG had in the 1930's, a lot of it's design went into the Magnette, MGA & B. What appeals to me are things like the gullwing bonnet, the exterior headlights, the running boards and the suicide doors.

My forum name is a pun, GHT, should really be: GAT as in geri-at-tric, but I have a penchant for wearing hats so GHT becomes Geri-Hat-Tric. As you might guess, I'm old enough to have seen many of the cars on here, when they were brand new.

Cars are not the only classic things that appeal to me: My first mobile is still giving me good service, It's an Alcatel, rather large, but nowhere as big as the 'Brick' it replaced. Originally analogue, some clever electronics wizard that I know, was able to somehow make it digital. My landline phone is also the first model that I ever had. issued in 1968 by the then GPO, it still serves me well. Has no touchtone of course, but then, without touchtone you can't get automated canvas calls telling you that four grand compensation for PPI awaits you.

My home radio is actually a wireless, valve driven, it's a 1932 Ferguson, given to me by my grandparents. My music centre is also valve driven, it's 1015 Wurlitzer juke box, playing 45's. From an era that goes way back.

Here's my mobile:
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And here's my landline:
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Re: Introductions

#246 Post by zipgun » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:53 am

Welcome to the forum :D . My, my....valve radio 8-) , yourself and another member on here are going to get along like a house on fire !!
Nice phone..(the red one)

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Re: Introductions

#247 Post by Luxobarge » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:10 pm

As above, welcome to the forum.

Absolutely love your MG, what a beautiful machine.

Also totally in tune with your attitude to other technology as it happens, my mobile phone isn't as old as yours but it's not far off! I think we're going to get on fine on here..... :D :D
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Re: Introductions

#248 Post by GHT » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:37 am

Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated.

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Re: Introductions

#249 Post by ChrisMJ » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:27 pm

Hi I'm Chris

I have a Range Rover Classic 1985.

First , sort of, classic car in years having previously owned an MG midget and a Triumph Dolomite.

This is first time I have had opportunity to work on a car at home.

The Rangie belonged to a customers father and had been laid up In a barn for 13 years.

A complete novice but have enjoyed learning how to fix it up. The odd day here and there, and evenings when work free and it's not raining, and I'm nearly at its MOT time. Just need to sort few electrical niggles....

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Re: Introductions

#250 Post by TerryG » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:40 pm

Welcome to the forum :)
It's good to have another RRC owner on board.
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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