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Old 12-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #29
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Hehehe - I have a 1961 Land Rover Series II, everyone wants to know what kind of Jeep it is.
Ah, another Prince of Darkness masochistic owner. Brad has Triumphs, I have a Jag and looking for a MGB GT V8 and Steve's into Alfa's and Land Rovers; you're going to fit right in.

I actually have a set of personlized licence plates that read "NT A JP" off my Toyota BJ 60 Landcruiser diesel; which incidentally will go on the "Mistress" next year as they are now charging for reactivating licence tags for regular licences, but not personalized ones; go figure.

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Old 12-17-2015, 10:20 PM   #30
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That's a cool rig. I have to say that I like that there's not only a lot of knowledgable people here, but also people with a sense of humor.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:29 PM   #31
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New to me 345 - picking up Monday

The ultimate form of self-abuse, IMHO, is owning and self-maintaining a fleet of Volvo cars. At one point we had 5 of the darn things, and my parts guy recognized my voice, I called him so often.

Old Volvos are the ultimate punishment for being an engineer and mechanic

We now have a fleet of Toyotas, and a lot less pain, breakdowns, and busted knuckles😄😄😄😄

I've become less masochistic in my old age...


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Old 12-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #32
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:00 PM   #33
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Hey, I might remind you, I am an Englishman by birth.... and was British Leyland Apprentice... I have a good reason for my madness...
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Norwegian/German lover of machinery that bit off more than was worth chewing on with the Volvos.

We won't talk about my Dad's Hillman Minx or the two blessed Fiat 500 and 600 nightmares


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Old 12-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #35
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Hey, I might remind you, I am an Englishman by birth.... and was British Leyland Apprentice... I have a good reason for my madness...
You guys?
Might as well keep DHC1 entertained whilst he is waiting until Monday. He only has to wake up 3 more times.
So, Steve, you are the one who invented the word "whilst", shame on you, it has cost me a fortune already.
RMkrum, my first car was a Fiat 500, I think it was a 1962 model, my second a Fiat Jagst 770.
I owned soo many VW microbusses that I could pull the engine in 30 minutes. And then one day, I saw an Airstream Motorhome.....
the rest of my life has been well documented here.
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hehehe - Yep, I like it.
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hehehe - Yep, I like it.
its a whole series from some of my journeys
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The Fiat 500 had an aluminum air cooled engine. It had a very soft alloy and bolts and studs pulled out before they were fully tight. We had a motorcycle shop install helicoil thread inserts in an effort to keep it together for more than a few weeks. The exhaust fittings were the worst.

The 600 was water cooled, made if alloys that corroded massively. It also had a plastic gas line right next to the battery cable down the center of the interior. Of course the cable was prone to shorting out and trying to set the gasoline line on fire.

After the 600 tried to blow up, my dad got rid of it and bought a Volkswagen Beetle.

I still won't buy a Fiat....


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I once had a Fiat 850 Spyder, I am still amazed that it functioned as my only car for a year. When I replaced the clutch, I could lift the engine out by my self, with my hands/back/etc. Ate starters like they were candy.
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The 600 ate fan belts. When it got old all the water passages clogged up and it overheated violently. Dad sold it to some guy that wanted to redo it and make a hot rod out of it.


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