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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    What lump is in the Cobra.
    Not sure it's a Shelby Cobra as it's got AC badges on the front, but it's a narrow body, so I am guess it's a 289 or 302.

    Really hope it's not Rover 3500 or Short block Chevy.

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    I have the TR6 now but my Midget was a firm favourite 20 years ago bored out to 1380 cc fast road cam twin choke Weber it was the nuts








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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    She's 20 years old this year so maybe an aspiring classic!


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    Friend of mine has a similar 6 cyl Rover. Still a brilliant car. His biggest fear is that the parts supply will come to a halt someday soon.

    He took his car to the workshop for a new water pump. I vaguely remember that it was a big job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    What lump is in the Cobra.
    289, stroked to 302, built to FIA rules for racing. It's a 1964 Mk2 leafspring car, and yes it's an AC Cobra, not Shelby. Definitely no small block Chevy or Rover engines!

    It is on quad Webers though, so sound like the apocalypse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon-c View Post
    1965 Fastback with 408ci stroker engine, disk brakes, restored and noisy / fast / fun
    I think we have the winnah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    Wow, looks like the Lindner/Nocker lightweight that crashed in the 60s.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Iíve got a couple of cars at the moment;



    Itís not as good as it looks. I stupidly bought it at auction last year without seeing it in the flesh. Itíll be going on eBay in the Spring.

    But my favourite is this;




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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    Iíve got a couple of cars at the moment;



    Itís not as good as it looks. I stupidly bought it at auction last year without seeing it in the flesh. Itíll be going on eBay in the Spring.

    But my favourite is this;




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    love your Ghia, I used to have a 66. Great cars

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    Wifes summer daily ( normally without the hardtop3191c0f5 by David Brenchley, on Flickr
    Last year in France - 3 first cars are oursDSC_8203 by David Brenchley, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsy View Post
    love your Ghia, I used to have a 66. Great cars
    An impulse purchase of a one owner 66 UK Ghia was the start of the Ghia love for me. However, itís a long story, it was too much of a project so I sold it and bought a reasonably standard and fairly rust-free 69 US import, pictured above.

    Your cars, Bootsy, are a few leagues on from the Ghia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    289, stroked to 302, built to FIA rules for racing. It's a 1964 Mk2 leafspring car, and yes it's an AC Cobra, not Shelby. Definitely no small block Chevy or Rover engines!

    It is on quad Webers though, so sound like the apocalypse.

    Very nice indeed. I am wondering whether I have seen this car at Andrew Mitchell's in the past couple of years. I know of 3 289's to have been through his workshop.

    Epic car btw. Even if the suspension is a bit "agricultural"

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    An MX-5, obviously.



    And a very modified (handling, weight, power, steering, gearbox, wheels, carbs (2"), racing side exhaust and pretty much everything else) 1958 Healey 100/6. Tomorrow I'm buying D-Type Dunlop wheels for it and it should have those and new tyres on by whenever the weather cheers up enough for me to go to collect them. And I'm changing the diff to give it better acceleration.



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    You lot need to lose a pair.......

    Registered in Pisa 25th September 1969, still on all original paint and untouched with 50 years of scratches and dents to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    An impulse purchase of a one owner 66 UK Ghia was the start of the Ghia love for me. However, itís a long story, it was too much of a project so I sold it and bought a reasonably standard and fairly rust-free 69 US import, pictured above.

    Your cars, Bootsy, are a few leagues on from the Ghia.
    Looks really nice

    This is my old 66. Featured on the front of Volksworld in 1995




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    Little nelly all original 68 ...


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    Another I wish I'd kept - one of my favourites - ur quattro RR (20v)








    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post


    And a very modified (handling, weight, power, steering, gearbox, wheels, carbs (2"), racing side exhaust and pretty much everything else) 1958 Healey 100/6. Tomorrow I'm buying D-Type Dunlop wheels for it and it should have those and new tyres on by whenever the weather cheers up enough for me to go to collect them. And I'm changing the diff to give it better acceleration.

    Love the Healey. Back in the day, my chum had a battered 3000 Mk1. He ran it for the summer and then sold it as the insurance was too much for him (we were both students) . He offered it to me for £95 - which I didn't have...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    Love the Healey. Back in the day, my chum had a battered 3000 Mk1. He ran it for the summer and then sold it as the insurance was too much for him (we were both students) . He offered it to me for £95 - which I didn't have...
    For a while I had two, the 100/6 I still have and a 3000 Mk1, both two-seaters. I shot this somewhere near Le Mans about 22 years ago when I'd lent the 3000 to a friend to drive there, just before the white car went in for around 17 years of restoration!



    An update: earlier today I bought a set of Dunlop D-Type alloys for my Healey. They should have a set of classic-looking Michelin XASs or Vredesteins fitted and on the car once the weather clears. Here's a stock photo of a car with the same wheels:

    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    For a while I had two, the 100/6 I still have and a 3000 Mk1, both two-seaters. I shot this somewhere near Le Mans about 22 years ago when I'd lent the 3000 to a friend to drive there, just before the white car went in for around 17 years of restoration!



    An update: earlier today I bought a set of Dunlop D-Type alloys for my Healey. They should have a set of classic-looking Michelin XASs or Vredesteins fitted and on the car once the weather clears. Here's a stock photo of a car with the same wheels:

    Nice wheels Simon ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Nice wheels Simon ;)
    Thank you and I should really dedicate them to you for buying the watch that paid for them! If you ever find yourself at a loose end in Hampshire I'll take you to the pub in it.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    Thank you and I should really dedicate them to you for buying the watch that paid for them! If you ever find yourself at a loose end in Hampshire I'll take you to the pub in it.
    Very kind! I'll take you up on that should I ever find myself round your way :)

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    That Healey is drop dead

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    ..nice motors esp pic1 - Mondial ?

    Had this back when I had delusions of solvency


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    Classic Cars what do you have

    It is indeed a Mondial T which had many shared bits between the 348 and 355.

    Chassis and engine very similar to 348, but adjustable suspension, power steering and ABS was more of a test bed for the 355.

    Still prefer the coupe looks though of the 348, but I didnít have the money


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsy View Post
    Looks really nice

    This is my old 66. Featured on the front of Volksworld in 1995




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    Thatís stunning. Are they still one of the hardest cars to restore due to lack of parts / panels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    For a while I had two, the 100/6 I still have and a 3000 Mk1, both two-seaters. I shot this somewhere near Le Mans about 22 years ago when I'd lent the 3000 to a friend to drive there, just before the white car went in for around 17 years of restoration!



    An update: earlier today I bought a set of Dunlop D-Type alloys for my Healey. They should have a set of classic-looking Michelin XASs or Vredesteins fitted and on the car once the weather clears. Here's a stock photo of a car with the same wheels:

    Where did the wheels come from Simon? would look nice on my A

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    1955 Morris Minor Series II. Bought by my Grandmother in 1956. My dad, who was 77 years old 2 days ago, failed his first driving test in it when he was 17. The examiner was talking him through the emergency stop procedure & said "In a moment I'm going to tap the dashboard with my clipboard like this...." At that point my dad did his emergency stop resulting in the examiner banging his head on the windscreen & an observer sat in the back ended up in the front. My Grandmother died in 1976 & it sat in a barn for 10 years until my Grandfather died. I've had it ever since. It's the only car we have that lives in the garage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    1955 Morris Minor Series II. Bought by my Grandmother in 1956. My dad, who was 77 years old 2 days ago, failed his first driving test in it when he was 17. The examiner was talking him through the emergency stop procedure & said "In a moment I'm going to tap the dashboard with my clipboard like this...." At that point my dad did his emergency stop resulting in the examiner banging his head on the windscreen & an observer sat in the back ended up in the front. My Grandmother died in 1976 & it sat in a barn for 10 years until my Grandfather died. I've had it ever since. It's the only car we have that lives in the garage.

    Lovely - and a split screen as well. A proper classic with proper history.

    As it should be. Contrats

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    Here's another of the Cobra with my Elan which I've had for 10 years and restored completely from a total shed.







    This is the Tiger Mk2 which shares the garage with the Elan (but belongs to my father-in-law).



    And finally, just because it's probably the most interesting of our cars, the '56 AC Ace Bristol which was modified for racing to look like this back in 56-57. It was also restored entirely by my father-in-law and has since raced at the Goodwood Revival.


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    That's lovely Adi, I live in Ripponden can't be far from wherever you are.

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    That Ace is ace, what a beautiful car. Really loving the Tiger, it has the same eight spoke Minalites as my TR6
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    Nice cars!! The Ace is rather special. But... what's under the blue tarp??

    Something else: what I like about double Webers is the way the throttle cable is attached (here: cables). Everybody finds a different but satisfying solution to operate those two carbs simultaneously!

    Menno
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    Fantastic thread, loving the cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    . But... what's under the blue tarp??



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    Looks like it could be a Marcos

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Looks like it could be a Marcos
    You could be right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Nice cars!! The Ace is rather special. But... what's under the blue tarp??

    Something else: what I like about double Webers is the way the throttle cable is attached (here: cables). Everybody finds a different but satisfying solution to operate those two carbs simultaneously!

    Menno
    This was at Goodwood Revival when the Ace raced. If memory serves me right, that is a Maserati Tipo 151. A really bonkers looking car.

    I fitted the dual throttle cable after getting stuck on the side of the A1 trying to sort out a snapped single cable.

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    The Elan looks great

    I don't have one but would love a mini or a tr5

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    We also have a 1967 Mini Cooper S Mk1, which is reaching the end of a full restoration. Can't wait to get it done.

    It's really interesting to drive the Cobra and the Tiger back to back as they both have 289 Ford engines. While the cobra is tuned for racing and power, the tiger is just a lazy torque monster. It has more torque than just about anything I've ever driven, but doesn't really care to be revved.

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    That Maserati was called the racing van, just looked it up, I remember seeing it at Le Man Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idc0001 View Post
    Thatís stunning. Are they still one of the hardest cars to restore due to lack of parts / panels?
    Thanks

    Not horrendous - parts ok, body panels not so much and try fitting a new front wing properly!

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    This, actually make me laugh.

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    Really good fun.
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    A few that have been and gone...















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    There must be some interesting stories to tell about the difference between the road handling of the Alpina and the GMC!

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    Very true. A few days after picking up the Alpina I drove it through Snowdonia and down to Arbersoch on a summerís evening to meet the family who were already on holiday. It was one of the best drives Iíve ever had. Despite its age, it was plenty quick enough and the handling was just fantastic. The E36 is starting to age really well now despite being probably the most unloved 3 series.

    The GMC was probably just as youíd expect. Agricultural, wallowy and vague but reasonably quick for a pickup with the V8. I loved it though and wish I had the room to keep it. It only cost something like £2,200 and the guy who sold it me was called Elvis Iíve lots of good family memories with the truck too as my little boy used to play in the back of it and sit on the tailgate for picnics.

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    Another photo of the old girl I took recently...



    Taking her out tomorrow hope the weather clears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbaz View Post
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    I had a Sunbeam Alpine years ago! Loved it and fitted twin Stromberg carbs to replace the single unit, It suddenly became very much more nippy but stuttered at 90 as the points were bouncing, I should have fitted a contactless electronic ignition, Never got chance as it was rear ended by a van





    The first car I ever owned, mk1 1100 Escort! Wouldn't pull you off the karzi!!


    I quite enjoyed driving this old bus for a couple of years but it was as thirsty as the old Hawk!!



    Sorry about the quality of the pics, They were from old photographs that weren't too good as i'm rubbish with cameras!


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    Had the Sunbeam Rapier with the same body and it was a strange car. From some angles it looked quite good and from others downright awful!

    Also had a Mk1 Escort 1100, the last time I saw it was upside down in a ditch, after an exciting end over end roll. Stitches weren't so exciting though!
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    I've had this 33 of my 52 years. For many years it was my daily driver but it's now enjoying a 500 mile pa semi retirement though I'd like to use it more. It has a 1340 engine, a Datsun 5 speed box and a panhard rod to tame that quarter elliptically sprung rear end.



    I've also had this since my twenties, i used it for a few years including a trip to Le Mans but a distributor total self destruction took it off the road and lack of money kept it there. Now we have two kids I need a four seat classic so it's on the road to restoration though a recent new kitchen may have set that back a bit.



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    More a of a "modern classic"



    Mine was the T16 Rover one, but I'm seriously thinking of a v8 when (if) I manage to sell the 911RS

    Anyone here got a Plus 8 ?

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    Oh and here's Simon's Mazda before he messed it about :)



    (Actually it's best rid of those surprisingly heavy TSW wheels.

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