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Jonty

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It seemed a good idea at the time...
« on: August 09, 2013, 10:57:45 PM »

Wizard prang chaps, just bought this on Ebay. Any suggestions for use, preferably profitable, welcome.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 11:00:19 PM »


You are joking?!?!?!  :o
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 11:02:57 PM »

Brilliant  {-) {-) {-)

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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 11:05:20 PM »

Umm... 'fraid not, Martin.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 11:14:12 PM »

 {-) ..is she V.P.P...or fixed pitch...being anti clockwise looking on the prop?.....or clockwise looking on the crankshaft end?  %% ........Derek
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 11:35:56 PM »

Dunno, Derek. I know the Merlin and Griffon rotated differently, but I haven't been under the bonnet yet.

This is what I really wanted, but a budget deficit of 25.000 or so necessitated compromise.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 11:54:43 PM »

Jonty isn't there an "E" missing from the side of  the car!!!.  Only joking
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 12:23:03 AM »

I like it Jonty :} , Martin maybe you need a readers rides section {-)

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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 02:13:05 PM »

Jonty isn't there an "E" missing from the side of  the car!!!.  Only joking
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Why would it be called "EARS"?  Don't quite follow the logic.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2013, 08:47:05 PM »

Erm what is it?
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 09:04:42 PM »

My Manxtail  Cooper-Climax had an ERSA gearbox O0
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2013, 10:25:17 PM »

In a Citroen casing, if memory serves me right.

One of the odder cars I had was a Buckler with an ENV pre-selector box bolted direct to the diff (it had IRS). The engine was a pre-war BMW six with three downdraught (really) SU carbs. The other weird thing about this engine was that the plug leads passed through the block in groups of three.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 07:31:50 AM »

Betcha got to remove the supercharger, stub wings and fin to use it on HM's highway.  O0    or     :police:  will get involved. With a sharpened leading edge on the fan you could eliminate some of the idiots using the roads, unfortunately the authorities take a dim view.
 
   Regards  Ian.
 
  PS. That's a BIG lump of glass you had to replace.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 03:06:21 PM »

Citreon it was Jonty, get it wrong and you could get four speeds in reverse and one very low forward.  Dont ask >>:-( {-) {-) {-)
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2013, 03:32:49 PM »

Why would it be called "EARS"?  Don't quite follow the logic.


He..he  {-)  E on wrong side.


Pugwash.. You're awful  >>:-( %)
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 05:28:39 PM »

Just seen this beastie coming down our street . It inspired a reaction from my wife , which i wont repeat here and made me come running to see what it was . Made me smile .
No idea what you were doing up queensbury but it caused quite a stir .
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 05:54:04 PM »

I saw three beasties directly (and I mean Directly.........) over my house yesterday afternoon,they rattled the windows, at around 300ft.......................six snarling Merlin engines in the forms of a Beautiful Lancaster Bomber, a Spitfire and a Hurricane.........and sod me, the camera battery was flat after coming back off holiday...........................it could only happen to me. <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 08:32:09 PM »

Hello cj

My wife and I have The Handyman shop in Queensbury, hence the car's presence. I'd just driven down from Co. Durham. People were nearly driving into one another on the A1 looking at it and photographing it. I haven't had so much attention since I used to drive things like a pink Stingray and a Facel HK500.
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Re: It seemed a good idea at the time...
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 10:10:00 PM »

Ah i know who you are now, i think  . I have popped in there a few times for odds and sods over the years . I live 100 yds round the corner .

Is it the v6 cougar under all that ? starange cars the japanese ford / mazda things
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