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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks in good shape but I don't think I could live with the two paint colours. One or other but not both.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice interior but these too red / almost purple overmats needs to go.
Would be better in one colour as Peter says.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could get it cheap enough it might pay to get it resprayed. As it is, the paint job looks O.K........ but they should have removed the glass to make a proper job of it. Razz

I can't seem to lift photo 115. Perhaps someone could give their opinion as to what is going on under the car. Question
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A split in the rubber/leather gaiter of the rear spring?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:
A split in the rubber/leather gaiter of the rear spring?


Good call. I hadn't thought about that.

Of course, these cars are built like a tank. There is not usually a problem with the chassis ......the coachwork on the other hand can quietly rot away out of sight. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Had you considered an Alvis?

https://www.carandclassic.com/make-an-offer/1952-alvis-ta21-8qMB58


Not so much these but I did wonder about a TD21 saloon. The ash frame and the enthusiasm that their doors had to sag a little even on Series 1s (steel skinned doors) when they were new, is a bit of a negative though.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Ray White wrote:
Had you considered an Alvis?

https://www.carandclassic.com/make-an-offer/1952-alvis-ta21-8qMB58


Not so much these but I did wonder about a TD21 saloon. The ash frame and the enthusiasm that their doors had to sag a little even on Series 1s (steel skinned doors) when they were new, is a bit of a negative though.

RJ


I didn't know the TD21 doors suffered like that. I still vow to have one ...but it would need to be a closed car; the convertibles are just silly money.

Mechanically, I would actually prefer the later models but I don't know if I could live with the twin headlights stacked on top of each other . Something that one could perhaps get used to?? Not a very elegant design in my view.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
I didn't know the TD21 doors suffered like that. I still vow to have one ...but it would need to be a closed car; the convertibles are just silly money.

Mechanically, I would actually prefer the later models but I don't know if I could live with the twin headlights stacked on top of each other . Something that one could perhaps get used to?? Not a very elegant design in my view.


Agreed on the closed version. Convertible is nice on a sporty car, you would want comfort on a bigger car.
The mechanical improvements of a TE or TF would not swing the scale for me, I could never get used to those twin headlights.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks, yesterday's upload to YT covers our visit to a classic car show held in North Wales, this was our first visit to this particular event. Shame the weather was a bit of a mixed bag.
https://youtu.be/nOxAdWR4V38

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning, a multitude of Humbers from the 1920s to the 1970s make up today's upload.
https://youtu.be/1plAGoodwDA

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 4th OCC car id quiz went live a few days ago, 50 British cars to id.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A large collection of images all featuring Riley cars made it onto the channel recently too.
https://youtu.be/RA3yBM26sRw

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A walkaround review of the recent Malvern classic car show went live earlier today, probably my favourite show visit of the year (the weather helped!).
https://youtu.be/mkWg_91Y8wg

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another excellent report, Rich...much appreciated.!!

I couldn't make out the shield badge on the rear wing of that Ford Corsair. Was it GT? If it was the GT version then it would have been one of the rarest cars on the planet.

My Dad had a Corsair 1500 GT which he absolutely loved. It was unusual for him to voice an opinion about one of his cars but I do remember him saying it was a "cracker". I drove it a few times and with a twin choke Weber it went surprisingly quickly.

Unfortunately, my Brother took it on (when Dad bought a Cavalier) and the rest is history.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was a GT Ray.

Today's short upload is of a Spitfire (and a Texan/Harvard) operating out of Goodwood earlier this year.
https://youtu.be/WUfedHZrMhc

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