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GUEST,BobL BS: British Cars! (154* d) RE: BS: British Cars! 16 Jan 13


My highlights of 40 years of motoring include:

A 6-year old Minivan given to me after the scrap man refused to take it. I replaced the missing dizzy and 4th wheel, and got it through the MoT on the third try, learning a lot about car repairs in the process. It went on to give good service, eventually becoming one of the donors for the Scamp (see below).

A Ford Anglia, bought cheaply and in deperation. So goddam awful in every respect, we named it "Watney". A SCUF (self-correcting unidentifiable fault) in the brakes was its eventual downfall...

One of the last Austin Maxis with a cable-operated bran tub of a gearbox with 13 gears, 7 of which were neutral...

A Citroen 2CV which was actually a handy little beast, with IMO the best remote gearchange ever invented...

A self-built Mini Scamp kit car which had a lot to do with the breakdown of my marriage, and was my main means of transport for a surprising length of time afterwards. Still going strong after nearly 40 years, on its 8th or 9th engine and with 130K on the clock, it comes out now mainly for club events.


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