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Old 08-12-2014, 02:45   #151
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Old 08-12-2014, 14:59   #152
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Well as a friend of mine said when he returned from his first visit in the UK (this was in the late 60's, returning to america) "Horrible place, the beer is warm, the girls are cold and the water taps are on the wrong side!"

warm beer? why - we have refrigeration
same for the milk (no powder)
Gin must be cold to be appreciated.
He missed one, they drive on the wrong side of the road

In case you are worried for us, rest assured we have a fridge on board, that can make ice
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Old 08-12-2014, 16:40   #153
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He missed one, they drive on the wrong side of the road

In case you are worried for us, rest assured we have a fridge on board, that can make ice
Why would the taps be on the wrong side? Hasn't the hot water always been on the left side in the UK, same as in the rest of Western Europe? uzzled:

As to warm beer --

As a person who learned to drive in an MGA and owned (and still own) a number of British cars, I have the right to tell this joke --

Question: Why do the British drink warm beer?

Answer: Lucas refrigerators.

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Re: Gin Tankage?

The period of time that I owned my MGA I consider a self inflicted wound.
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Old 09-12-2014, 00:56   #155
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Why would the taps be on the wrong side? Hasn't the hot water always been on the left side in the UK, same as in the rest of Western Europe? uzzled:

As to warm beer --

As a person who learned to drive in an MGA and owned (and still own) a number of British cars, I have the right to tell this joke --

Question: Why do the British drink warm beer?

Answer: Lucas refrigerators.

Having owned a Triumph TR3, MGB, Austin Sprite, TRiumph TR 4, I can only agree with the self-inflicted wound. I spent every sunday retightening all the bolts on these cars after driving them during the week.

A question that I guess no one can answer: why did the british car manufacturers continue to buy electrical systems from Lucas for over a half century, when everyone, and I do mean everyone, knew they were just crap?

Surely there must have been someone else who manufactured electrical systems for cars
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Having owned a Triumph TR3, MGB, Austin Sprite, TRiumph TR 4, I can only agree with the self-inflicted wound. . . .
Kept coming back for more, eh Carsten?
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Having owned a Triumph TR3, MGB, Austin Sprite, TRiumph TR 4, I can only agree with the self-inflicted wound. I spent every sunday retightening all the bolts on these cars after driving them during the week.

A question that I guess no one can answer: why did the british car manufacturers continue to buy electrical systems from Lucas for over a half century, when everyone, and I do mean everyone, knew they were just crap?

Surely there must have been someone else who manufactured electrical systems for cars
Don't mention the war..................
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Kept coming back for more, eh Carsten?
yeah - I'm a masochist. If they weren't so much damn fun to drive................

(not to mention they seem to have a magnetic effect on members of the female part of our species)
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Having owned a Triumph TR3, MGB, Austin Sprite, TRiumph TR 4, I can only agree with the self-inflicted wound. I spent every sunday retightening all the bolts on these cars after driving them during the week.

A question that I guess no one can answer: why did the british car manufacturers continue to buy electrical systems from Lucas for over a half century, when everyone, and I do mean everyone, knew they were just crap?

Surely there must have been someone else who manufactured electrical systems for cars
I had an MGB soft top myself... and whilst revving it up on a garage forecourt to warm the engine to tune it..... the propshaft U/V joint exploded in 200 pieces. It also went through 3 gearboxes...

My Jaguar used a pint of oil per 1000 miles. My Aston Martin spent more time in the garage than on the road. My Triumph Stag required 2 engines.
I gave up and started buying foreign.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

yeah, but the most beautiful car that has ever been built is the 1966-67 Jaguar E-type convertible.

pure sex - and any woman who says she isn't attracted by one is lying.

Some day, when I retire from cruising, I'm going to own a 66 or 67 Jag E type, and I shall thoroughly enjoy driving down to the store to buy more gin

(just to get the thread back on track)
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I had an MGB soft top myself... and whilst revving it up on a garage forecourt to warm the engine to tune it..... the propshaft U/V joint exploded in 200 pieces. It also went through 3 gearboxes...

My Jaguar used a pint of oil per 1000 miles. My Aston Martin spent more time in the garage than on the road. My Triumph Stag required 2 engines.
I gave up and started buying foreign.
A pint in 1000 miles? Bah, that's completely normal. I had a Morris Minor which needed a quart of oil with every tank of fuel. "Fill it up with oil and check the fuel please" (the fuel gauge never worked during my ownership ). I once drove it 1000 miles from Texas to Tennessee on 3 cylinders after it dropped a valve Great little car; the best of all my British cars I think, although I probably loved the DB2/4 DHC more.

I loved cars intensely in my youth, but have kind of lost that love now, replaced by this much more expensive and much more absorbing hobby of sailing. I am selling a much-loved 1970 Porsche 911S in order to buy new sails. Once that car's gone, I will be left once again with nothing but English cars -- just like I started -- two MGA's and a Range Rover.
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I am selling a much-loved 1970 Porsche 911S in order to buy new sails. Once that car's gone, I will be left once again with nothing but English cars -- just like I started -- two MGA's and a Range Rover.
A porch for a set of sails? Seems a fair swap
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A porch for a set of sails? Seems a fair swap
Who would of thunk it? My, the toys have gotten more expensive . . ..
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A porch for a set of sails? Seems a fair swap
Well at least he seems to be keeping the rest of the house
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As you can tell, Im not a lover of Porches.

What did REALLY upset me is the cost of sails........

Ouch.
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