Max-U52's first car. . . . What's your ride?

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:28 am

Sheep!! Find and repost that photo Mick

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:52 am

Ive been called a lot of things over the years........................but never an old soak !!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:32 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Ive been called a lot of things over the years........................but never an old soak !!

Oops, quickly exits stage left. . . .

As for the original picture, I've exhausted every possible search variant using the words sheep and car, and now I'm seeking therapy after some results. . . .
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:48 am

Thanks for looking at that, Mick, but I'm still a little confused because the index says that that thread is by Will. It looks like there's several posts missing at the beginning of that thread. So maybe when you lost those posts they just gave the credit for the thread to whoever had been the first to post behind you?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:55 am

That's weird, Carl was the first to reply to me, threads usually go to the next poster, which would be Carl as he posted before Will, very strange ???

That's how I got caught up in that spammers thread, I was the first to reply, and ended up getting credit for the thread.

Edit; it does credit Carl with the thread, but Will as the last to post :thumbup:
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:52 pm

You're right, it does credit Carl as the author. And that in itself is a little strange. Anyway, the reason I posted it here is because this is a car thread and I know some of the moderators don't like to have multiple threads of the same topic. It doesn't really matter to me, so you guys can do as you will and I'll still be happy. @) :haha: 8)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:55 pm

LOL, we can always merge posts into other topics. And I don't think Terry minds his thread changing to cars, although it could be moved to off topic to suit ;) :thumbup:
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Postby Ragnar » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:24 am

So long as everybody is showing off car memory’s might I join in?
It’s 1967 and I’m 24 years young with a 1960 Pontiac Catalina convertible!
Not known for its quarter mile numbers but a head turner back in the day....
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Postby jackalope » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:47 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:LOL, we can always merge posts into other topics. And I don't think Terry minds his thread changing to cars, although it could be moved to off topic to suit ;) :thumbup:


Have at it.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:21 pm

Given that I live in a mountainous region, with (even in my garden) some pretty rough terrain- I'm happy to sacrifice brown-pants inducing speed, for plenty of grip:
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1936- state of the art all-terrain car.
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Before anyone asks, no, it isn't me at the wheel. :D
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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm

Roy, I knew right away that isn't you at the wheel, isn't that your grandson? Bwahahahaha!! @) @) :/
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Max-U52 wrote:Roy, I knew right away that isn't you at the wheel, isn't that your grandson? Bwahahahaha!! @) @) :/


Oooo, you are awful.. Gary, but I like you! (UK comedy ref for people above a certain age, but not necessarily .. :D IQ)

and here's Gary attempting to retrieve his leaky Schwimmwagen.. (expletives not shown.. :D )
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Gary attempting to retrieve his sunken Schwimmwagen..without success
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:03 am

That's my holy grail, to build a fully functional 1/6 schwimmwagen with all the bells and whistles. Still looking for the dragon kit to start with. Right now I'm tempted by a dragon U.S. Jeep on ebay. (the only alternative the spellchecker offered for schwimmwagen was Schwarzenegger :haha: )

Anyway, Roy, if you lived a bit closer I might be tempted to get you one of these for your next birthday.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-1-1-Wo ... 3d931182ac

That's something you don't see hangin' in too many parlors. 8) :wave:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:15 pm

Max-U52 wrote:That's my holy grail, to build a fully functional 1/6 schwimmwagen with all the bells and whistles. Still looking for the dragon kit to start with. Right now I'm tempted by a dragon U.S. Jeep on ebay. (the only alternative the spellchecker offered for schwimmwagen was Schwarzenegger :haha: )

Anyway, Roy, if you lived a bit closer I might be tempted to get you one of these for your next birthday.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-1-1-Wo ... 3d931182ac

That's something you don't see hangin' in too many parlors. 8) :wave:

Very impressive (and expensive), Gary. Couldn't it be possible to find the real thing for less (minus the explosive, of course)?
My son has a fully functional WW2 Lee-Enfield, Gary (I posted pics of me firing it a couple of years back). Now, I'd like that hanging off my wall. :D
AS my twilight years approach, this boy-racer of the past, is likely to need some sort of mobility scooter to get around on (a sort of motorised Zimmer frame :| ). What I'd like, though, is a 1/4 scale Bren Carrier to ride around in.
That would handle the terrain here perfectly, and cut the right image near the Loch (Ewe) that once provided a safe haven for Britain's Russian Arctic Convoys. :D
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Black Knight wrote:
General Jumbo01 wrote:As a general question, has anyone driven an electric or hybrid car? I had a Mitz Outlander 4WD plug in hybrid for a weekend and loved it. Did l buy it? No, it costs £7k to replace the batteries when they fail (all electrics are about the same) so affordable used models carry the risk!

Maybe hydrogen power is not too far off but in the mean time my 4 litre fuel injected V8 keeps a smile on my face and with solar panels on the home roof l feel reasonably carbon neutral.

Back in the early '70s l was the local police favourite with my highly road illegal Capri RS2600 works replica, built it while l was at design college so l had access to all the tools and a friend at Boreham RS helped. I NEVER paid to get into a race circuit, just drove up to the paddock entrance and got waved in!

Attended Chelsea Cruise every month Mick, made most of the mags and got to know most London and Kent magistrates :)Image

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Nice Capri mate!

Mid-90s I had a 2.8i with a 4.2 V8 Range Rover lump dropped in, bumpers removed and a Tickford bodykit fitted and a Cosworth whaletale (picnic table) hanging off the rear - possibly the most fun car I ever owned :haha:


To answer one set of questions, I have had a go in all the old Teslas, but tried the model 3 yet. The Model S p100d ludicrous was insanely fast off the line, we managed something like 2.2secs to 60 in it with full launch control. It was fun like 3 or 4 times and then got boring as hell as there was no drama.
I prefer my older crapper cars as they are more raw and excite you more.
That Capri is cool, I need to finish mines and stop 3d printing models haha. 302 out a 60s Mustang getting 344 scat crank, alloy heads, big carb and we reckon it's going to be running 450hp+ for he front of my stripped out lightweight Capri. :)
Only 2 seats and lots of scaffolding as it only going to get driven hard on back roads....... I mean race tracks haha
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:17 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Max-U52 wrote:Here's the original car thread

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=24737&p=234450#p234450

If you get a chance, Mick, take a look because something seems wrong. Will started the thread but the first post is from Carl and it's obviously not where it should be. It might even be from another thread. The real thread doesn't start till the third post where Norton shares his rides. And nice ones they are. And that's not Will's original post so there may be other stuff missing from before Norton's post. Anyway, You'll see what I mean.

It was me that started that thread, it was around the time you kept denying that you served in the civil war, I posted a picture of a very old car, then gave the thread the title. . . . Max-U52's first car. . . . This isn't that picture as I couldn't find the original, but this looks more fitting @)
Don't forget, some old soak caused me to lose my old posts. . . .
Oh, and in the original picture, the car had a sheep to power it, hence Carl's post about sheep sounds.

Haha I remember that, it was ages ago lol
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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:54 pm

Yeah, it's been a while, but this is still a pretty good thread and if anyone wants to show off their ride, I guess this is now the place to do it.
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