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  1. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jul 13, 2014

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    It took me a month before I even bothered to find out how to turn on the radio on when I bought the Ferrari - and that was only because I was stuck in a traffic jam.
     
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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 13, 2014

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    A mate down the Gold Coast has an old 365 GT4 with the original sound system fully restored at great expense, and is incredibly proud of the fact that the factory Voxson 8-Track can turn his Pink Floyd cartridge into muffled farting sounds as he drives along. I'm guessing the modern F-cars are pretty well equipped these days
     
  3. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jul 13, 2014

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    It's a Harmann Becker unit with lots of little speakers all over the place but the induction roar of a 483 BHP, flat plane V8 just 0.5m behind your head tends to drown out a lot.
     
  4. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 1, 2014

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  5. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 2, 2014

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  6. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 2, 2014

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  7. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 2, 2014

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    I reckon the MGB has probably the most recognisable exhaust sound of any car. Had a few many years ago and loved them particularly the overdrive on third and fourth. Ok the doors were to heavy and they nearly all developed a fracture near the quarter light. The good old British car industry ;)
     
  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 2, 2014

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    and don't forget
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  9. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 2, 2014

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    You got me started. I remember explaining to my daughters about motoring when I was in my late teens, first reply if anyone enquired about your car and you could say " it's a good starter" sure earned you some points.
    Then trying to explain to them about the procedure if a car would not start, check fuel was reaching the engine, are you getting a spark, distributer damp? Wait 'till it gets dark, lower the bonnet leaving just enough room to poke your head in and have someone turn the starter and watch all the shorting that was usually going on :D
    They seem like happy days now, they probably were as "problems with the car" was always an acceptable excuse for taking a girl home late ;)
     
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  10. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Aug 2, 2014

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    My dad, having owned a Sumbeam Alpine when he was younger, told me that, "owning a sports car will always keep you poor."

    He was right but he failed to mention the fun you have.

    If he was into watches as well, I'd have ignored that advice too. :p
     
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  11. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 2, 2014

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    Happy days :thumbsup:

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  12. Northernman

    Northernman Aug 2, 2014

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    A day late for Friday, but attended a classic car rally last weekend. Being a full fired petrol head I am always pleasantly struck with the diversity found I these kind of events. Everything from old farmers trucks to vintage exotica.
    Highlights for me? Well a immaculate Triumph GT6 and a Lloyd Borgeward Isabella was seldom seen ones. Original Auburn Boattail always nice! Welcome to Norway;)
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  13. blackwatch

    blackwatch wants tickets to the HyperBole. Aug 4, 2014

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    First rule of making sure your sports car starts: park at the top of a hill, preferably but not necessarily pointing down. In these days of ubiquitous slushboxes nobody even knows what that means any more. Semi-serious question: can you push start a car with a DC tranny?

    Obligatory Spitfire story: When I was about 17 I was teaching this really pretty girl from my high school how to drive. After a while, though, she asked "what's this stuff dripping all over my foot?? " Turned out to be brake fluid. I had a can in the trunk, but "forgot" about it. Some interesting complications came up that evening, including of course washing her feet!! (epilogue, my hoped-for relationship didn't work out because it turned out that her mother loved me. KISS OF DEATH.)
     
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  14. blackwatch

    blackwatch wants tickets to the HyperBole. Aug 4, 2014

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    I don't hate the bumpers as much as I used to. But, on a different subject, I hate the fact that alloy wheels are the standard nowdays, except for very very cheap or work-type vehicles. Some steelies, like those on that MGB, just can't be improved on. (Plus you can actually refinish them to look like brand new.)
     
  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 29, 2014

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    Not your every day Alfa...

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  16. pascs

    pascs Aug 29, 2014

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    Not the most beautiful of Alfas but the Matta is an interesting vehicle :thumbsup:
     
  17. homebrw

    homebrw Aug 29, 2014

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    Having owned a 67 Triumph TR4A, I can relate to the prince of darkness post.

    Question: why do Brits drink warm beer?
    Answer: because Lucas Electric makes refrigerators too.

    Of all my cars, I miss that simple TR the most.

    Chris
     
  18. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 29, 2014

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    Hijak Aug 29, 2014

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  20. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Aug 30, 2014

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