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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm

krama wrote:
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Think it's 70, anyhow just renewed mine for the ten years but it's only valid for eight as I will reach the magical figure before ten years is up. That really is knowing when you are old(ish). :shock:
Yes, it is 70 which is what I meant to put. The 73 was a typo. I think another sign of being old is when you get to hate driving. I used to love it, had classic cars and everything. I drive as little as I possibly can now.
Oh really what cars did you have? I still love driving, in the right car of course.
I had..... three MGBGTs, one MGB Roadster, one Triumph Dolomite Sprint and an MG1300 GT. Fair play to the DVLA. I applied for my new licence online on Sunday and it arrived this morning. They must have Steve McClaren working for them !
( oh, and an Austin Healey 3000 which I didn't own but a mate let me have whilst he was working in America for a year, what a car that was ! )

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by krama » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm

222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:01 pm
222gers wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:05 pm


Yes, it is 70 which is what I meant to put. The 73 was a typo. I think another sign of being old is when you get to hate driving. I used to love it, had classic cars and everything. I drive as little as I possibly can now.
Oh really what cars did you have? I still love driving, in the right car of course.
I had..... three MGBGTs, one MGB Roadster, one Triumph Dolomite Sprint and an MG1300 GT. Fair play to the DVLA. I applied for my new licence online on Sunday and it arrived this morning. They must have Steve McClaren working for them !
( oh, and an Austin Healey 3000 which I didn't own but a mate let me have whilst he was working in America for a year, what a car that was ! )
Lovely collection you had...I had a BGT, amongst others. Currently have as a toy, a MK1 MX5, 25yrs old and drives like a dream...a real drivers car. Not fast but loves the twisties!

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:06 pm

krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:01 pm


Oh really what cars did you have? I still love driving, in the right car of course.
I had..... three MGBGTs, one MGB Roadster, one Triumph Dolomite Sprint and an MG1300 GT. Fair play to the DVLA. I applied for my new licence online on Sunday and it arrived this morning. They must have Steve McClaren working for them !
( oh, and an Austin Healey 3000 which I didn't own but a mate let me have whilst he was working in America for a year, what a car that was ! )
Lovely collection you had...I had a BGT, amongst others. Currently have as a toy, a MK1 MX5, 25yrs old and drives like a dream...a real drivers car. Not fast but loves the twisties!
Did you have the chrome bumper BGT ? I had two which were lovely but the third one was a 1979 rubber bumper model which was a poor car to drive although quite reliable. It's all just memories now.

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by krama » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:52 pm

222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:06 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm


I had..... three MGBGTs, one MGB Roadster, one Triumph Dolomite Sprint and an MG1300 GT. Fair play to the DVLA. I applied for my new licence online on Sunday and it arrived this morning. They must have Steve McClaren working for them !
( oh, and an Austin Healey 3000 which I didn't own but a mate let me have whilst he was working in America for a year, what a car that was ! )
Lovely collection you had...I had a BGT, amongst others. Currently have as a toy, a MK1 MX5, 25yrs old and drives like a dream...a real drivers car. Not fast but loves the twisties!
Did you have the chrome bumper BGT ? I had two which were lovely but the third one was a 1979 rubber bumper model which was a poor car to drive although quite reliable. It's all just memories now.
Mine was a '77 R reg in Vermillion with the rubber bumpers. Seemed a bit agricultural in hindsight, but was still fun at the time. Those Healeys were nice...would have loved one of those...would like one now tbh!!

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm

krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:52 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:06 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm


Lovely collection you had...I had a BGT, amongst others. Currently have as a toy, a MK1 MX5, 25yrs old and drives like a dream...a real drivers car. Not fast but loves the twisties!
Did you have the chrome bumper BGT ? I had two which were lovely but the third one was a 1979 rubber bumper model which was a poor car to drive although quite reliable. It's all just memories now.
Mine was a '77 R reg in Vermillion with the rubber bumpers. Seemed a bit agricultural in hindsight, but was still fun at the time. Those Healeys were nice...would have loved one of those...would like one now tbh!!
Yeah, I liked the yellow ones. My five MGs were two in Harvest Gold, one in Black, one in Brooklands Green and the best one - a 1970 model in Snowberry White. Blimey, we should be putting this on an MG Forum !

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by krama » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm

222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:52 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:06 pm


Did you have the chrome bumper BGT ? I had two which were lovely but the third one was a 1979 rubber bumper model which was a poor car to drive although quite reliable. It's all just memories now.
Mine was a '77 R reg in Vermillion with the rubber bumpers. Seemed a bit agricultural in hindsight, but was still fun at the time. Those Healeys were nice...would have loved one of those...would like one now tbh!!
Yeah, I liked the yellow ones. My five MGs were two in Harvest Gold, one in Black, one in Brooklands Green and the best one - a 1970 model in Snowberry White. Blimey, we should be putting this on an MG Forum !
Haha , at least its not on the qpr discussion section.
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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:04 pm

krama wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm
krama wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:52 pm


Mine was a '77 R reg in Vermillion with the rubber bumpers. Seemed a bit agricultural in hindsight, but was still fun at the time. Those Healeys were nice...would have loved one of those...would like one now tbh!!
Yeah, I liked the yellow ones. My five MGs were two in Harvest Gold, one in Black, one in Brooklands Green and the best one - a 1970 model in Snowberry White. Blimey, we should be putting this on an MG Forum !
Haha , at least its not on the qpr discussion section.
8)
I wonder if your mate Stainrod likes classic cars :wink:

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by Esox Lucius » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm

If I ever had the money to waste I would build a Citroen Light 15 on a triangulated stainless chassis with coil overs front and rear and a LS3 motor, 8L90-E transmission with twin 90mm Garrett turbos. Keep the interior standard looking but with AC and all the electronic toys. Street sleeper style. Possibly change out the LS 3 set up for a SRT Hellcat driveline.
It's not the despair that will kill you, it's the hope.

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm

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Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm
If I ever had the money to waste I would build a Citroen Light 15 on a triangulated stainless chassis with coil overs front and rear and a LS3 motor, 8L90-E transmission with twin 90mm Garrett turbos. Keep the interior standard looking but with AC and all the electronic toys. Street sleeper style. Possibly change out the LS 3 set up for a SRT Hellcat driveline.
I'm sure Inspector Maigret would like that !

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by krama » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm

222gers wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:04 pm
krama wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm
222gers wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm


Yeah, I liked the yellow ones. My five MGs were two in Harvest Gold, one in Black, one in Brooklands Green and the best one - a 1970 model in Snowberry White. Blimey, we should be putting this on an MG Forum !
Haha , at least its not on the qpr discussion section.
8)
I wonder if your mate Stainrod likes classic cars :wink:
Probably never driven one but is still an expert on them! :mrgreen: :wink:

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by Esox Lucius » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am

222gers wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Esox Lucius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm
If I ever had the money to waste I would build a Citroen Light 15 on a triangulated stainless chassis with coil overs front and rear and a LS3 motor, 8L90-E transmission with twin 90mm Garrett turbos. Keep the interior standard looking but with AC and all the electronic toys. Street sleeper style. Possibly change out the LS 3 set up for a SRT Hellcat driveline.
I'm sure Inspector Maigret would like that !
That's the car! If not the Citroen, then maybe a Riley Pathfinder with the above spec as a street sleeper.
It's not the despair that will kill you, it's the hope.

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by 222gers » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am
222gers wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Esox Lucius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm
If I ever had the money to waste I would build a Citroen Light 15 on a triangulated stainless chassis with coil overs front and rear and a LS3 motor, 8L90-E transmission with twin 90mm Garrett turbos. Keep the interior standard looking but with AC and all the electronic toys. Street sleeper style. Possibly change out the LS 3 set up for a SRT Hellcat driveline.
I'm sure Inspector Maigret would like that !
That's the car! If not the Citroen, then maybe a Riley Pathfinder with the above spec as a street sleeper.
My old dad had a Riley Pathfinder.....that brings back memories !

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by Esox Lucius » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:37 pm

222gers wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 pm
Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am
222gers wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm


I'm sure Inspector Maigret would like that !
That's the car! If not the Citroen, then maybe a Riley Pathfinder with the above spec as a street sleeper.
My old dad had a Riley Pathfinder.....that brings back memories !
I just like the thought of something with semaphore indicators and suicide doors having 1000+ bhp and handles like it's on rails. :lol:
It's not the despair that will kill you, it's the hope.

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by Damien » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:18 pm

222gers wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 pm
Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am
222gers wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm


I'm sure Inspector Maigret would like that !
That's the car! If not the Citroen, then maybe a Riley Pathfinder with the above spec as a street sleeper.
My old dad had a Riley Pathfinder.....that brings back memories !
My dad had a chance to buy one of a bloke once for a song, as he was broke and needed some quick cash. My Dad didn't, and never stopped telling me how much he regretted that decision...God bless him :)

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Re: You know you're old when...

Post by Damien » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:21 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm
If I ever had the money to waste I would build a Citroen Light 15 on a triangulated stainless chassis with coil overs front and rear and a LS3 motor, 8L90-E transmission with twin 90mm Garrett turbos. Keep the interior standard looking but with AC and all the electronic toys. Street sleeper style. Possibly change out the LS 3 set up for a SRT Hellcat driveline.
Citroen DS for me EL - a!ways been my dream car. A couple of tasteful mods to make it even better would be nice too.

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