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by Barrie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm

Duncan!
How could you?
(I wish I'd thought of it......)


It's a shame that with all that money spent someone would have spent a few hundred pounds on a well-designed and fabricated replacement .
My friend Wallace springs to mind as the fellow to do it.
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by cannonball » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Barrie wrote:Duncan!
How could you?
(I wish I'd thought of it......)


It's a shame that with all that money spent someone would have spent a few hundred pounds on a well-designed and fabricated replacement .
My friend Wallace springs to mind as the fellow to do it.


I agree,
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by felixkk » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:31 pm

Couldn’t believe my eyes. Parked outside a garage, but it‘s the owner‘s parking space. He has his office next door. Why do they have 4 exhaust pipes and we only have 2?!

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by Grant » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:28 pm

:shock: Wow.. how beautiful that is, I can't say I am a 100% Bristol Man.. but that is so stunning I may have changed my mind Image
I've always thought they were sort of Doctors Cars or people of that ilk.. you know..School headmasters etc, and even though I'm not "Doctor Grant" any longerImage I think I could quite easily settle into to that car and look good!!Image..... What do you reckon
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by cannonball » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:05 pm

Grant wrote::shock: Wow.. how beautiful that is, I can't say I am a 100% Bristol Man.. but that is so stunning I may have changed my mind Image
I've always thought they were sort of Doctors Cars or people of that ilk.. you know..School headmasters etc, and even though I'm not "Doctor Grant" any longerImage I think I could quite easily settle into to that car and look good!!Image..... What do you reckon
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You would need hubcaps and single exhausts, for a dodering bearded old fellow mr Grant, :wink:
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by Grant » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:39 pm

cannonball wrote:You would need hubcaps and single exhausts, for a dodering bearded old fellow mr Grant, :wink:

Image..God.. only last week in Ibiza where they have Zebra crossings where you turn into each street and I am always panicky of mowing someone down Lara said to me.. "Good God, you're a dithering Old Man"!!.. This is for you both..ImageImage.. Now knock it off the pair of ya!!Image
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by felixkk » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:06 pm

Grant wrote:I've always thought they were sort of Doctors Cars or people of that ilk.. you know..School headmasters etc, and even though I'm not "Doctor Grant" any longerImage I think I could quite easily settle into to that car and look good!!Image..... What do you reckon
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I see what you mean- the styling is more of a limousine than a GT perhaps, but you could always put an AC/DC sticker on the car :D The Beaufighter would be my choice
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by Richie » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:20 pm

cannonball wrote:
Barrie wrote:
Dean wrote:Bristol 405 Drophead Special

Well done Dean! That's so close I must let you have it.
A now defunct firm called Brabazon made it from a 405 saloon after shortening the chassis to that of a 404 (I don't know why either)
They made a very tidy interior and even reduced the diameter of the signature Bristol steering wheel in view of the addition of power steering.
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They then put in a new engine to replace the original 2 litre Bristol unit.

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I bet it's rather quick



That shifter is just so wrong, it would be better suited for sale in a sex shop,, :shock: :D


If it was for sale in a sex shop, it might be linked to a semi, rather than a hemi.
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by Barrie » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:13 am

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by Superheat » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:09 am

My Jensen broke down with a failed gearbox a couple of days before a "tour" with friends. I was lucky enough to borrow a very unsophisticated replacement. It is the oldest car and the only one with vinyl seats. Had a great time but very primitive compared with the modern muscle.

So it is one classic car parked off the road 8) 8)

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by shaun » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:40 pm

Seen outside the Queens Tap in Swindon this morning. Is a "B" reg.
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by RAP72 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:48 pm

Watching car SOS, episode about Tr4. Noticed this.
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by VFK44 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:33 am

Well spotted. The 541, if it is gunmetal grey, would probably be Fuzz's own, but I have never seen the red C-V8 before. Is the registration CV8?
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by colin7673 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:22 pm

VFK44 wrote:Well spotted. The 541, if it is gunmetal grey, would probably be Fuzz's own, but I have never seen the red C-V8 before. Is the registration CV8?


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by RAP72 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:26 pm

VFK44 wrote:Well spotted. The 541, if it is gunmetal grey, would probably be Fuzz's own, but I have never seen the red C-V8 before. Is the registration CV8?



I thought it looked like CV8 but it could be on the car to remind them which car they are repairing - or to hide the identity for an unsuspecting owner. If that's the reason it is there I hope I have not ruined the surprise.
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