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 Post subject: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:36 pm 
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A bit of quick boredom relief, try and work out what the green car is that partially appears in this picture!


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Note to Alun, you probably KNOW this, so don't give it away!

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:38 pm 
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VW camper van ?


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
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Atlas? just a hunch, being a triumph van...

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Driving Toledo fitted with slant 4, sprint OD box and axle. Needs fettling!


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:00 pm 
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I would say Atlas too............

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
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Looks BMC from the wheels? Possibly Nash being half hidden? But i don't recall that colour

Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:28 pm 
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Points go to Tony, it's a '54 Austin/Nash Metropolitan. Possibly the oldest survivor in the UK, the Green paint is original, early cars like this one weren't 2 toned, except they were, as this one has a White roof. Later cars and most sold in the RHD UK market form were 2 toned at the waistline with a heavy chrome moulding that mimicked the arch shapes to split the colours up.

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:14 pm 
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Hard to forget those bloody things Steve, i always got the job of repairing the gear linkages..... What a poo job being column change :evil: :evil: :twisted: One of my gaffers customers at the time had four of the damn things.
What job have you got on that one Steve?

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
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Looks BMC from the wheels? Possibly Nash being half hidden? But i don't recall that colour

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Well done Sir!


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 pm 
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Hard to forget those bloody things Steve, i always got the job of repairing the gear linkages..... What a poo job being column change :evil: :evil: :twisted: One of my gaffers customers at the time had four of the damn things.
What job have you got on that one Steve?

Tony.
It's basically a recommission, it's a California import that has been here a while, UK registered and used, then laid up for a couple of years. It needs brakes (wheel cylinders are almost unobtainable) 5 new tyres and a complete rewire as rodents have chewed the already fragile looms to death. Interestingly it also has an early Datsun motor in it, a 1500cc pushrod unit that is such a pefect copy of the BMC B series that it fits the car without need of an adaptor plate. Everything is in exactly the same layout, carb, distributor, starter, oil filter and dynamo all correspond to the B series positions, the only visible changes are the rocker cover is secured by 4 peripheral screws instead of 2 central cap nuts and this particular one has a Nikki twin choke progressive downdraft carb.

There's still a debate going on in the owner's mind, restore or keep the original "patina" it's solid enough structurally to go either way. But that's outside my remit, i'll only comment that old saw "it's only original once"

Talking of the gearshift (which is as excruciating as normal on this example, even to someone like me with many years experience of column shift from an addiction to MkII Zodiacs in a past life) I learned recently that though you can only access 3 forward gears, there are 4 in the gearbox! The impractically low 1st gear being blanked off! What a wonderful piece of 50s butchery!

This little job will keep me busy for a few weeks once the more urgent stuff on hand has been taken care of!

Then after that I have an abandoned project Jiminy (a sort of GRP Mini Moke) to do!

I'll sort some pics for general interest when I get a few minutes.

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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 Post subject: Re: Guess the car!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm 
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Thats good Steve, Re the wheels cyls are lockheed? As i have a couple of Wolseley 1500 units. Wonder if they are the same. As they were hard to get.
Some pics would be great when you have time.

Tony.

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