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Old 08-02-2012, 01:14   #136
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

I havent owned a car younger than myself. Theres just something about being able to open the hood and diagnose what is going on without the need for a computer that speaks to my tinkering nature.

My First car was a 1963 109" Series IIA Landrover. Loved it, but it became impractical in the city. (Took up 1.5 parking spaces at times)

I moved on to classic BMWs and am on my third.

1972 BMW 2002 Tii

This one looks more like Inka Orange, but the best I could find with Euro Indicators and bumpers.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:30   #137
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Donkervoort, Bob - I almost bought one once. Had to wait one year for delivery and costing still 100K Dfl.

Where Lotus @ its derivates left, Donkervoort developed further. You have choices of different engines from the Audi Range, spooled up, and unbelievable top speeds (for open cars).
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:11   #138
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Thanks a heap for the trip down memory lane, Bob... that photo really took me back in time. She is the one! However, there was an option for the larger engine which mine came equipped with. I believe the 3 cylinder was originally built by Lee Enfield for their motorcycle division, not too successfully, I recall. The front wheel chain drive was a little unreliable as well and used to break regularly, usually at the most inopportune time. That said, it was a fun, quick and surprisingly good handling little beast. I felt my butt was about 1 inch off the ground and there was very marginal suspension. Capt Phil
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My pleasure Capt. Phil.

Now a bit of a thread drift, has anyone scanned some old pictures of family cars when they were young? Not too far off topic because most all cars as old as some of us are today's classics.

Family fun camping during the mid 50's.


Skiing later 50's, I'm the little one


Leaving to go skiing mid 60's.


What I chose to earn a living at almost 20 years before CMA, the Merchant Marine, and hauling 2,000 containers at a time.


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Old 08-02-2012, 18:36   #140
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The owner has been asked to join this forum, so I will wait for him to answer.


Tell him he only has one chance then we will have Nomad "assimilate" him. "we are the Borg"


I guess if you don't want to assimilate into a Borg, you need to answer some questions on your cars.
Aussie Ford muscle cars
I'm at work at the moment and duty called before i could get over there so it was 8 hours on the bridge while we connected up the tow, then a bit of overdue rack time.....anyhow i finally got registered and posted.....now back to the bridge.....only 4 hours this time....
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I'm at work at the moment and duty called before i could get over there so it was 8 hours on the bridge while we connected up the tow, then a bit of overdue rack time.....anyhow i finally got registered and posted.....now back to the bridge.....only 4 hours this time....
I don't know what it is with that forum, but they have a disproportionate number of merchant mariners within that small group. You and I have just added another two. One of the guys, Nomad, works the Washington State ferries between the San Juan Islands.
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Old 08-02-2012, 19:08   #142
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1966 Series 2a 109 Land Rover is my current Classic Brit Sport Car. It must be a Brit Sports Car because it's underpowered, no synchro on 1st and 2nd, rides like a buckboard, has side curtains, Top takes a 1/2 hour to erect. and leaks like sieve when it rains.
Sounds like my 71 Ford Bronco accept it will climb up and over anything it can get some traction on...its all stock and original except cut rear fenders with fairings applied..1965 Mustang(not worth the trouble it causes me) ,Had a 84 Corvette, 50 Ford (shoebox) coupe flathead V-8,.DVC
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I forgot one that I had for 5 years: 1970 Cadillac Eldorado, 500 cu. in. 400 HP, 550 ft/lbs torque. Was fun squealing the front tires when there were almost no other front wheel drives. It got 0 MPG and weighed 100,000 lbs. Also had 63 Jeep Wagoneer. Learned to drive in my moms 64 Corvair. Had a 71 Plymouth something or other and a 66 Bonneville. 2nd car was a Mercury Capri. Remember them? Got stuck in the sand alongside Tampa Bay in my sisters Dodge Dart the first day I got my license. Those were the days.
I had two Capris w/the German made V6,strong cars...But I didnt think they were cool, as this was in 1980 and they were 72 or 73 models and I was 15 yrs old..DVC
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:07   #144
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My pleasure Capt. Phil.

Now a bit of a thread drift, has anyone scanned some old pictures of family cars when they were young? Not too far off topic because most all cars as old as some of us are today's classics.

Family fun camping during the mid 50's.


Skiing later 50's, I'm the little one


Leaving to go skiing mid 60's.


What I chose to earn a living at almost 20 years before CMA, the Merchant Marine, and hauling 2,000 containers at a time.


Nice set of polish Buds. Detriot V-8 I take it? My KW had a 8V92 Golden Eagle. 4.5 MPG and 104 MPH up or down, loaded or empty. Kinda scary seeing 45 LBS of manifold pressure...
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Nice set of polish Buds. Detriot V-8 I take it? My KW had a 8V92 Golden Eagle. 4.5 MPG and 104 MPH up or down, loaded or empty. Kinda scary seeing 45 LBS of manifold pressure...
The rear wheels used to have chrome wire wheel inserts, but were too heavy and were starting to work loose, so I just removed them. The sleeper had a flat floor because it was in fact an 8V92TA. The truck was built as a marketing platform for Ford and others, so it was pretty tricked out. 9000 empty miles of doing the shows for a year, then I bought it and put it to work. I got around 6 MPG. It was named the "Savage". Girlfriend told me to stop by, I could park in her driveway what she thought was my new pick-up truck. She is behind the wheel in this picture.
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Ok....
I've always been a VW guy
My 2 Scirocco's when I moved to Scottsdale Arizona from Vancouver,Canada.
And the Scooter's are how we roll nowadays
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Scooters are cool. Kinda hard to get one in and out of the dinghy. Here is my homebuilt, hot rod scooter. The motor is a Etek pancake PM unit that can produce 5 hp cont, 30 hp for 10 seconds and crazy fast. Will beat my Corvette to 40 MPH if you can stay on it. Batteries are (4) AGM Odyssesy PC680's in series for 48 volts. Controller 48 volt, 400 amp.



This 500 lb battery trailer gave it a 65 mile range.


These batteries gave it a 6 1/2 mile range, but easier to get in and out of the dink.
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Wow!
That's one cool scooter!
And that will fit in the dingy

A little interesting bit of useless trivia regarding my black/scallop Honda scooter.
It was the pit bike for Jim Dunn Racing back in 90's when Al Hoffman was running the Trans Am sponsored by RedLine Oil and MoonEyes It was the first car to break the 300mph barrier if I remember correctly. Al Hoffman and Jim Dunn's sig's are on the nose. The scooter was painted to match the Trans Am
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The rear wheels used to have chrome wire wheel inserts, but were too heavy and were starting to work loose, so I just removed them. The sleeper had a flat floor because it was in fact an 8V92TA. The truck was built as a marketing platform for Ford and others, so it was pretty tricked out. 9000 empty miles of doing the shows for a year, then I bought it and put it to work. I got around 6 MPG. It was named the "Savage". Girlfriend told me to stop by, I could park in her driveway what she thought was my new pick-up truck. She is behind the wheel in this picture.
Ah yes, the Ford 9000 with the air ride cab. Scary at first in the mountains with all of that leaning the wrong way in corners going on...
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Ah yes, the Ford 9000 with the air ride cab. Scary at first in the mountains with all of that leaning the wrong way in corners going on...
You got that right. Just have to train your mind as your surroundings are leaning over, that the CG is low and all is OK, kinda like a leaded keel mono-hull.
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