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    Fiddling with old cars; making music; mountaineering.

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  1. Someone on the TRR Forum has a Hurricane, hasn't he, Vicky? Tim.
  2. Such a sad story, the Jensen one - both in the mid-70s and then at the turn of the millennium. I love them all, from pre-war onwards. But l was lucky enough to get a ride in a J-H shortly after they came out and it felt and sounded brilliant. Under-developed as they were, l guess they were bound to be doomed, but a glorious failure, imo. Tim.
  3. I always loved the Vitesse, particularly the 2L. And G-K, the rather exclusive progeny of Peerless, with 99 made, and, l think, 99 surviving! I too like the SE5A, but never got one, tho l tried a 2nd hand example. Tim.
  4. Nice fettling, Chris! Tim.
  5. I know, Vicky - the sort of thing l can imagine myself easily doing in a distracted moment! Tim.
  6. TR recovery vehicle

    God, that cut-down Renown (just post-war, btw, John) is wonderful - just my cuppa! Loving the 3A, Hamish. That Coventry reg. no., does it signify that your car has a Works connection? Tim.
  7. Always fancied a Lotus or Caterham 7, and tried a Fiat-powered Lotus 7 decades ago; in the end the Fiat engine scared me off and l stuck with sidescreen TRs. I put myself on the waiting list for a Morgan plus 4 - again, decades ago - but they were always slightly out of my financial reach, and my allegiance remained with TR. More recently (well, a decade ago :D) l got a cheap TVR Chimaera and have just about convinced myself that TVR is THE best sscm: pretty (sometimes scarily) quick (tho l admit to being overtaken once by some sort of special equipment Skoda Fabia - and when l was really trying, too), agricultural Rover V8, plastic body and HUGE boot. What's the wider view? Tim.
  8. Super trials pic, Chris. A proper early Rangie - rather quicker than the LR... Those wheel arches not standard, then? : ) Tim.
  9. Sunday Scramble

    Ah - a BE2C! Beautifully done! Tim.
  10. Rod - hi: l gather that all ex-MoD stuff now sells through one specialist, and this one had been privately pre-owned after de-mob in '10, so it came thru a used-car dealer. I uncovered the manufacturer's plate in the cab today, [pristine condition, tho that's not to say the rest of the machine is : )...] and it is stamped 'MoD'. That said, it appears to have been re-engined recently and the chassis is v.clean indeed, with a new diesel tank. And there's me, saying all those years: 'l'll never get a diseasel'! Tim.
  11. Mattius: Courage, mate! Get that Spitty back on the road! I know what you mean about managing a clutch of old bangers. It's worse than having dogs - at least with dogs you can exercise them all at the same time :D... l'm finding the LR a hoot, much quicker, more wieldy and less noisy than the 'received wisdom' holds. Tim.
  12. Sunday Scramble

    I must get myself there for an event this year... thanks for the aircraft (Bleriot and DH 9?) pix. Tim.
  13. That work is clearly not just a labour of love, then, Peter! Back to that machine: l 'dig' the rather racy roll-over bar... Vicky: the Landy is a '97, formerly in service with the Royal Marines in Gib, l gather. Tim.
  14. Sunday Scramble

    Thanks, Darren, that'd be great! Nick: was there any sign of the historic, mud-lovin' Allard, KLD 5, on the Exeter? Tim.
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