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GerardJPC
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« Reply #75 on: 21 May, 2022, 11:01:30 AM »

Hello, and many thanks for your very informative post.   I have been mostly offline for several months and so did not see the post until today.

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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #76 on: 21 May, 2022, 01:12:46 PM »

Sadly, the respray done by the dealer was poor quality - the paint has cracked and flaked.  The car needs another paint job.
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
GerardJPC
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« Reply #77 on: 05 June, 2022, 04:53:50 PM »

I am in Jersey for a month or so, working.  I popped home to London by air for the weekend (doing my best to ignore the curious events going on around some old lady), but on returning to the car in the car park at Jersey Airport today, the throttle cable severed, at the end near the engine.  Sadly, in Jersey it appears that there are no mechanics in cans who have wire and pliers to do jury rigs, at least not on a Sunday; and so the car was low-loadered to the very 1970s hotel in St Helier where I have been staying for the last week or so.  

I may try to splice the cable myself pending finding a new one, but that might (probably would) lead to comedy swearing; so I shall ring the local classic car garages tomorrow and see if one of them can assist.  I don't need to drive the car until Saturday 11th, when I shall be changing accommodation, from a time warp place that makes Fawlty Towers look like Claridge's, to somewhere a bit better.
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
GerardJPC
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« Reply #78 on: 05 June, 2022, 05:03:35 PM »

By the way, some mysterious marine magic transformed the car into a Dinky Toy while it was on the fast ferry from Poole to St Helier a couple of weeks ago.


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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
GerardJPC
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« Reply #79 on: 05 June, 2022, 05:07:05 PM »

In the (sadly dying) Jerriais language (the Jersey version of Norman-French), the word "bocage" becomes "vroncage"  Be careful, because there may be granite walls concealed in the greenery.   Here is the car, warming up, on a cool morning last week.



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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
GerardJPC
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« Reply #80 on: 05 June, 2022, 05:10:56 PM »

Why no Voltmeter, Lancia?  Is Magneti Marrelli really more reliable than Agip?

(Some Triumphs, and other BL cars, have voltmeters but no oil pressure gauges "because Castrol more reliable than Lucas")
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #81 on: 05 June, 2022, 11:41:32 PM »

     When you speak of a time warp hotel in Jersey in disparaging terms, I ask myself why you choose to run a time warp car while you are there. I shall not ask which establishment you are staying in, for fear that it it the same that I remember with affection from two business visits to Jersey a couple of years age as definitely of the 1980s in terms of style and amenities, and comfortable enough, and also offering a warm welcome and good cooking.
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« Reply #82 on: 06 June, 2022, 05:59:29 AM »

Why no Voltmeter, Lancia?  Is Magneti Marrelli really more reliable than Agip?

I think it is a Bosch - nuff said..... Interesting though that Betas and Deltas had voltmeters but then I think the Alternator was MM
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« Reply #83 on: 10 June, 2022, 05:23:35 AM »

    When you speak of a time warp hotel in Jersey in disparaging terms, I ask myself why you choose to run a time warp car while you are there. I shall not ask which establishment you are staying in, for fear that it it the same that I remember with affection from two business visits to Jersey a couple of years age as definitely of the 1980s in terms of style and amenities, and comfortable enough, and also offering a warm welcome and good cooking.

I drive old cars because I like old cars!   This website is all about old cars.  Many of us here love cars from the 1970s and from other past decades.  That doesn't mean that we actually want to live in those past decades.  I remember the 1970s very well, and with a lot of affection, but I don't want to live in the 1970s.  

Nobody could accuse this hotel of having good food!  My comments about the hotel were light hearted.  It's cheap.  Everywhere else was full.  The place is mildly depressing after almost two weeks here.  It's business model undoubtedly works, but that doesn't stop it being dreary.   There's a certain poverty of ambition that the hotel and its loyal regular customers emanate.  Some of the other customers are perhaps only a few years older than me (I am 59), but they seem to have given up on any idea of living life, if they ever had any such idea.  I shall NEVER retire!

On Saturday I move to a large apartment in a rural farmhouse which costs almost nothing a night, for two weeks, and then I have another three weeks or so in a more modern hotel in one of the seaside towns.

Back to the old cars:  The HF is at the local classic car garage, awaiting the arrival from Berlin of a new throttle cable.  Th old one had parted at the engine end and is too frayed and worn out to be repaired.  

The garage is renting me a Mimosa Yellow Triumph Stag (manual with overdrive) for the weekend.




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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1980 Triumph TR7 DHC
1981 Lotus Eclat S2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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