Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#781 Post by JPB » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:18 pm

Hmm, please tell me more. Main points are: Is it an automatic, I know it most likely will be but a manual's of little use to me so this matters. Is it a TTT? I wouldn't necessarily turn down a Ford engined one if it were in good condition and indeed, a Reliant badge would be a plus point so in that sense, Ford's castoffs don't dissuade me entirely when it would get me into Reliant only events in a way that doesn't involve hacking a Fox to fit the Fiat "F.I.R.E." device in place of a Reliant 850 and make* an adaptor to mate that to a suitably compact, Aisin built automatic gearbox. Also, is it likely to be available to buy? That last point is perhaps the most significant factor as I realise that many owners of seemingly derelict cars are waiting patiently for their trophies to gain in value and allow the lucky keepers to retire to their own private island in the sun, where some - myself included - would just as soon use a vehicle as delude myself that some day, it would be my own personal retirement fund. Oh dear! I'm reminded of the Minor shell again..
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* OK, so these days, "make" means create a suitably accurate template from a sheet of much thinner steel and present that to my friendly local "old school" boilermaker who maintains steam locos for a living so can surely cope with cutting and drilling a small sheet of 14 gauge material. :|
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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#783 Post by JPB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:56 am

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
I remembered the Pilot from Street Machine's feature and, in spite of orange being the world's best colour, I reckon it looks even better in that blue.
Bloody gorgeous car, superbly updated yet keeping a fairly original outward appearance. Love it!

Then we have an Allegro.. Presumably it's there to demonstrate why a hard, roofing material based undersealant - that traps the salty water against that otherwise not especially rustprone BL steel - is a bad plan in the long term. Poor thing, it should be saved but either way, it's certainly not the most common of things these days..
Neither is the lesser spotted oozlum bird and I don't want one of those either! :scared:
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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#784 Post by GHT » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:19 pm

When I click on The Agro I get a V8 Daimler: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daimler-Supe ... 3192880551
Mercifully I didn't get one of British Leyland's finest. Liking an Allegro is a bit like putting a bikini on your granny and saying PHOAR!!!
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#785 Post by JPB » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:33 pm

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

I like the way in which eBay selects "similar" items these days! :roll: Once upon a long ago, they'd simply supply a page to tell the eager Allegrophile that the car of their wildest dreams was no longer available but now, they appear to employ someone to select the closest thing. Hmm, if I wanted an Allegro, I'd wait for the next one to come along before I'd buy that Jaguar which simply wouldn't do as it's too big, too costly to insure and - worst of all - the fine looking young woman with the red swimsuit wouldn't throw herself on the bonnet of the Jag as it's sure to be too low for her to fall on without a safety net, where the Allegro's high bonnet line would provide her with a comfortable landing when she, like the rest of the female population, throws herself at the car that's just too sexy for its shirt.

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#787 Post by JPB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:06 am

Ooh! That Nissan deserves its six dribblers right enough, but rare as it is - though definitely not the only one in the UK as the vendor erroneously states - I'd sooner go for an alternative which could be supplied with parts that are easily obtainable through a large network of dealers who don't so much as twitch when a customer tips up at their premises looking for spares or service for an imported oddity. I researched this before I bought my first import and, helpful though other brands' UK outlets may be, only the biggest actually seems to relish the challenge of finding parts and weird accessories for their non-UK models and that means that a Toyota Crown is what's needed to fill that niche.
Even now, the world's biggest motor manufacturer (VW's own figures were the basis of their claim to have overtaken the Japanese giant and we all know what VW's numbers are worth.. *cough* emissions-related fibs *cough* ) still builds the Crown in a form that's only slightly changed since the seventies and they're almost common in the UK by comparison with the very lovely, ridiculously huge Datsun.

I'm not sure what to make of the replica of Lady Penelope's daily ride but I'd bet that it wooden :oops: go anywhere without having some form of engine fitted.

Micra. Anna Friel loves them so nothing else matters. :scared:
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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#788 Post by GHT » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm

JPB wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:06 am
I'm not sure what to make of the replica of Lady Penelope's daily ride but I'd bet that it wooden :oops: go anywhere without having some form of engine fitted.
A mate of mine rebuilt a 1942 Harley WLA, and what a fine job of it he did too. For some sort of authenticity, he had a carpenter fashion a rifle stock to which he bolted a length of conduit to create an imitation rifle. Uncle Sam's WW2's Harleys had a rifle holster strapped to the bike's right hand fork. After being stopped by the law for the umpteenth time the replica gun got left at home.


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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#790 Post by JPB » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:04 am

I'm liking the Transit. Its MOT history would tend to support the low mileage so maybe one of the animals that stayed with it in its barn ate the seat? It has to be worth titivating but four and a half friggin' grand for it? :shock: Really? That seems about twice its value but hey, it's a Ford and when were they ever sensibly priced on eBay..

The proliferation of so called barn :roll: finds appearing these days worries me greatly as winter feed, tractors, illegally imported eighties German porn VHS tapes, counterfeit cigarettes and similar items need to be kept out of the rain but what's to become of these staples of the agricultural industry if their storage facilities are full with old motors? No wonder the world is currently in the grip of the worst CO2 shortage ever, there's nowhere to keep the stuff - or potatoes - and that's how my beloved sugar free cream soda (from the AsDa) has disappeared from the shelves and this, in turn, is the reason for my increasingly grumpy nature.
Conclusion: If it came out of a council lockup in some random inner city area then just say so. Barns are for farmers. :evil:
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