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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Jul 24th 2021, 5:46 pm
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I know nothing about cars, but I do appreciate a machine with nice lines. Some of them seem to run a lot higher than 35k.

https://classiccars.com/listings/find/all-years/mg/mga

I once went out for a ride in a tiny Triumph ( not me driving), don't remember the model, but we went out on the highway and it felt like being in a toy car - very fast, but way smaller than everything else. We could have driven under the semis.
Might it have been a TR3? Smaller than the TR4 but a TR3 was a lot prettier.

The TR3 and MGA were beautiful cars. The TR4A and MGB were more practical in the rain but not near as good looking as their predecessors. The MGB was like a box. Hated them.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 8:32 pm
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Might it have been a TR3? Smaller than the TR4 but a TR3 was a lot prettier.

The TR3 and MGA were beautiful cars. The TR4A and MGB were more practical in the rain but not near as good looking as their predecessors. The MGB was like a box. Hated them.
Tr3 has to be the (2nd) most beautiful car in the world.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 8:36 pm
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My neighbour has one of those…1952 I think.
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Tr3 has to be the (2nd) most beautiful car in the world.
My dream would be to have a Tr3 and an MGA in my garage.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 9:22 pm
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My dream would be to have a Tr3 and an MGA in my garage.
The Tr3 will fit in my garage very neatly next to my E-Type.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 9:26 pm
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Might it have been a TR3? Smaller than the TR4 but a TR3 was a lot prettier.

The TR3 and MGA were beautiful cars. The TR4A and MGB were more practical in the rain but not near as good looking as their predecessors. The MGB was like a box. Hated them.

Possible, but don't remember I'm afraid. It was a long time ago and I may have been more interested in the driver at the time
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The Tr3 will fit in my garage very neatly next to my E-Type.
E-type is a beautiful car but a bugger to keep running well. Although I confess that I was in the base garage once a week or so readjusting the carbs on the MGA. The screw adjustments were somewhat prone to loosen fairly frequently, bumps were their worst enemy, and there I was, ,tuning them to match the pitch of the whistleing carbs until they were balanced. I rather enjoyed it though.
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The Tr3 will fit in my garage very neatly next to my E-Type.
E-Type?

Dribble...

Forget the Triumph, the suspension was always iffy, far better off with an MG - photo of my MGB (not-a-box) to follow...

Oh, hang on, you lot don't have bends in your roads, do you? Gentle curves, maybe? Ok, the Triumph might behave in that situation.
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Possible, but don't remember I'm afraid. It was a long time ago and I may have been more interested in the driver at the time

Yeah, if cars could talk my TR4 and the MGA would have loads of tales to tell.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 10:10 pm
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E-type is a beautiful car but a bugger to keep running well
It’s not steam… it’s atmospheric lighting.
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Old Jul 24th 2021, 10:59 pm
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It’s not steam… it’s atmospheric lighting.
Just like having a Lancia. That isn't rust, it's an orange go-faster stripe. What do you mean my driveshaft fell off 3 miles back?
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Just like having a Lancia. That isn't rust, it's an orange go-faster stripe. What do you mean my driveshaft fell off 3 miles back?
Sounds like the Chevy Vega. Engine was toast in a matter of months and the rust was literally built into the car. I witnessed people cry when they discovered their car was, effectively, unrepairable, worth maybe $50 as scrap at 6 months old and that GM would only give a raised middle finger to them. Sorry you have so many payments left. Absolute trash. Pity, because it was a good looking car for the time.

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Old Jul 25th 2021, 12:42 am
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Sounds like the Chevy Vega. Engine was toast in a matter of months and the rust was literally built into the car. I witnessed people cry when they discovered their car was, effectively, unrepairable, worth maybe $50 as scrap at 6 months old and that GM would only give a raised middle finger to them. Sorry you have so many payments left. Absolute trash.
Rust protection was really terrible in 60s, 70s, and 80s.
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Just like having a Lancia. That isn't rust, it's an orange go-faster stripe. What do you mean my driveshaft fell off 3 miles back?
Lancia Beta.
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