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Near the bus station in Dewsbury yesterday dinner time a brown (B reg) Mk3 Ford Escort five door..... :sick:

 

Not too keen on the Mk3 then, Chris?  ;)

 

They were churned out by the squillion in the '80s - I will always remember how the battery used to rust it's way through the battery box, then through the bulkhead, in only three years!!  :o


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Near the bus station in Dewsbury yesterday dinner time a brown (B reg) Mk3 Ford Escort five door..... :sick:

 

Not too keen on the Mk3 then, Chris?  ;)

 

They were churned out by the squillion in the '80s - I will always remember how the battery used to rust it's way through the battery box, then through the bulkhead, in only three years!!  :o

 

 

Hmmmm....Not really bad for a FWD 'shopping trolley' Kev.....

 

I had an Estate version that went with my job back in 83/84 and caned it up and down the M62 everyday for months.....

Yes, I became aware of the battery box saga a few years later.....

 

Unfortunately my car was 'written off' by a chap covering my job for a while whilst I was in the business of getting married!

The  :sick: reference was for the brown colour.....we had a couple in that colour too, affectionately known as the 'Flying turds!'...... :rofl:  :rofl:


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Saw a nice BRG Triumph Spitfire today. Mk IV version, Twin carbs that the chap was trying to balance in the car park in the drizzle. Nice specimen.


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Saw a nice BRG Triumph Spitfire today. Mk IV version, Twin carbs that the chap was trying to balance in the car park in the drizzle. Nice specimen.

 

I used to be very good at balancing twin carbs - small hose pipe for listening - flat jet spanner for adjusting the main jet - then balance a 50p coin on the rocker cover whilst the engine was running! ... Perfect!

 

Within a handful of miles it would be running like a bag of spanners again!! 

 

This procedure would be a weekly event if you were as fussy as me.

 

Great fun though. I also love the smell of petrol  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   


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Spotted this Austin Cambridge at Therfield yesterday.  It used to belong to Wayne, I wonder if he has sold it

 

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The Austin Cambridge was always a very nice-looking car.

 

My Dad had the pre-Farina model, A55, and that was our family car for many years, but it completely rusted out and was scrapped at 13 years old. 


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Just passing the house, a funeral with two black horses with plumes pulling an ornate black hearse.



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Spotted in Hinxworth this morning.  Was going to nick the number plate for Jim:   

 

 

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