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Old Mar 11th 2014, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by markonline1
WTF is that????
Ugly, mainly.
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Old Mar 12th 2014, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Ugly, mainly.
He should have hired Len. Len was still alive back then, though retired.
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Old Mar 12th 2014, 12:53 am
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He should have hired Len. Len was still alive back then, though retired.
Yes.
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Old Mar 12th 2014, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by lansbury
My late father served his apprenticeship at Park Ward of Willesden hand building Rolls Royce bodies. I once pranged the front wing of my Ford Corsair and he returned it to as new with a panel beating hammer and some wooden blocks. Those skills are still around in specialist car builders but few and far between.
They still hand paint those little filigree lines down the side of RR, which is pretty cool to see.

Some seriously steady hands and skill that.
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It was fun to see this in a local parking lot:
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It was fun to see this in a local parking lot:
Cool, very cool.
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Old Mar 18th 2014, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
It was fun to see this in a local parking lot:
There's one of those round our way, too. I see it out and about every now and then.

They made them in Belfast, my dad almost got a job in accounting with them. Good thing for us he didn't
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Cool, very cool.

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
There's one of those round our way, too. I see it out and about every now and then.

They made them in Belfast, my dad almost got a job in accounting with them. Good thing for us he didn't
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How many nuts can be missing on a car wheel before it becomes properly scary?

Saw a car this evening that had two missing on both the front and rear passenger side wheels and one missing on the driver rear side :/
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How many nuts can be missing on a car wheel before it becomes properly scary?

Saw a car this evening that had two missing on both the front and rear passenger side wheels and one missing on the driver rear side :/
Sounds like someone looking for a cheap divorce......
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How many nuts can be missing on a car wheel before it becomes properly scary?

Saw a car this evening that had two missing on both the front and rear passenger side wheels and one missing on the driver rear side :/
The nut that owns the car makes up for the missing ones.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
It was fun to see this in a local parking lot:
I used to help run a cub scout day camp in the summer holidays. Every day, right after lunch we'd have a special visit from someone...K9 unit, fire truck, that sort of thing. One day we had the local DMC club drive in....6 of those things arriving nose to tail and popping the doors in unison...the kids thought they were on a Star Wars set!
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
A good friend used to go around in a Corsair, but it was not made by Ford. However, it was the British who figured out how to fly the damn thing from aircraft carriers [sideways approach rather than from right behind, but I digress]. One fine day he gave chase to a "Judy" which was very fast. He later flew the Spitfire and the Mustang so gained experience in Rolls-Royce engines.
There's an airstrip subdivision just down the road from us....one of those places where the houses all have hangers and share a grass airstrip. One of the guys has a Zero and what I think is a Judy, but never identified it for sure......I'm always a bit distracted as we normally see them when we're on our bikes and he seems to be trying to take our heads off as he lands at the strip right next to the road They look, and sound incredible though, especially compared to the nasty buzzy things that all his neighbors seem to fly...
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
They made them in Belfast, my dad almost got a job in accounting with them.
Covering up all the coke deals?
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Old Mar 18th 2014, 11:02 pm
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How many nuts can be missing on a car wheel before it becomes properly scary?

Saw a car this evening that had two missing on both the front and rear passenger side wheels and one missing on the driver rear side :/
Town Fair Tire (ugh) sent Mrs. N. on her way after fitting new tyres to her car (1974 Formula Firebird) with only one lug nut on each of the front wheels. Then got pissy when we went back and complained.
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