Cleaned up pretty good.

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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#11 Post by rich. » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:17 am


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#12 Post by 3xpendable » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:12 pm

Good god no!
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#13 Post by rich. » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:42 pm

admit it, you really want to :lol:

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#14 Post by kstrutt1 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:24 pm

I had dunlop alloys on my white anglia, in those days 30 quid for all 4 already re-furbed!

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#15 Post by TerryG » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:56 pm

How about painting it yellow with red flames and having a "unique" bonnet ornament
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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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#16 Post by JPB » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:52 am

:lol: Well would you look at that, there was snow in London before thae few flakes fell in early 2009 and what's more, some people survived such atrocious weather.
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#17 Post by GHT » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:54 am

JPB wrote:choux pastry or whatever else was their medium of choice.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
JPB wrote:So what's the plan? Modern engine? Roof chop with tubbed rear wheels and flames? ;) Restaurant built into the boot like the PMR Anglia? :thumbs: Such a versatile car these. The sky's the limit.
Definitely go for the modern engine. In the 60's I had a 105E as a company car. Staying with my grandparents one weekend, my then, new wife and I, took my grandparents on a tour of Dorset. They lived in the county and before the war, grandfather had been a Dorset policeman, retiring in 1937. He pointed out various sites and the things he had done, and so on, he made it very interesting.

On that tour we had to ascend the hill near Abbotsbury. I really thought, that nearing the summit, it wouldn't reach the top, it did, but the thought of asking my grandparents to get out to lighten the car still haunts me to this day. A modern engine definitely, either that, or avoid serious inclines.

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#18 Post by TerryG » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:22 am

I have a "spare" 2.4 duratec waiting to go in to the next mog traveller I buy (if SWMBO ever lets me purchase another car after the grief of the current one). I love classic cars, I love original classic cars but for every day use you can't beat modern technology.
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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#19 Post by 3xpendable » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:57 pm

Sorry lads but no, the engine that's in it will stay in it. It's a 1500 Cortina GT motor and has also been lightly breathed upon so it's more than enough ooopmh. I've been told it propels the car off the (90mph) speedo so that's more than enough me thinks, I won't have to go digging up the grand parents for a push!

And Thanks Terry, I could sneak an EcoBoost out of where I work, or even a Volvo 6 cylinder OR a Jag V6/V8!!
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#20 Post by TerryG » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:02 pm

3xpendable wrote:EcoBoost
Don't swear

A JLR V8 would motivate an angular quite nicely. You may need to fit wheelie bars if you do go down that route ;)
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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