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Found another couple of photos of my old cars. The first is my MK1 Fiesta Supersport which I bought in 1981, my very first brand new car. The second is my XR3i which I bought from my brother in 1984 . Both great cars, especially the XR3i.

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Ahhh such great cars! Good times 😊😊😊
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Couldn’t agree more Abe

the 70’s and eighties were good times for me, helped by some great cars . Like I said in one of my earlier posts, when things were simpler, or maybe it was just because I was younger, either way, good times[smile] 

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Couldn’t agree more Abe

the 70’s and eighties were good times for me, helped by some great cars . Like I said in one of my earlier posts, when things were simpler, or maybe it was just because I was younger, either way, good times[smile] 

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Things were simpler for sure. Cars were always a passion for me, like you and everyone here. Such good times in my little lockup with a haynes manual, pulling a mk1 escort apart, learning how everything worked. Attempting to add bubble arches (badly I might add 🤣) plonking in a 2 litre pinto and giving it a rattle can paint job. The first of many projects. So wish I had the pics now
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Overdriver's MG is very similar to my first 1935 Singer Le Mans also with a Ford 1172 Ford engine seen here with my Mother behind the wheel.  I later fitted a Singer engine in order to restore it to a more original set up.  It was well used and a thoroughly enjoyable couple of year driving before I upgraded to a Frogeye Sprite.

At the time this picture was taken I don't think I'd passed my test which may well be why the significant amount of paint is missing from the front N/S wing!  Especially as my Mother, who was never required to take a test (Wartime) had a 65 year blemish free driving record.

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I know what you mean about not having photos. I did a count of the cars that I’ve owned, and it’s over thirty, and there may be a few that I’ve missed, and 
up to now, all I can find are photos of the three that I’ve posted, must dig deeper, must have some somewhere [crazy]

I find it hard to believe that I have so few photos of past cars, mind you nowadays everyone has a phone with a camera, also the photos are instant, as in no waiting to finish the film and then hand it in for developing!!!!![smile][smile][smile]

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I know what you mean about not having photos. I did a count of the cars that I’ve owned, and it’s over thirty, and there may be a few that I’ve missed, and 
up to now, all I can find are photos of the three that I’ve posted, must dig deeper, must have some somewhere [crazy]

I find it hard to believe that I have so few photos of past cars, mind you nowadays everyone has a phone with a camera, also the photos are instant, as in no waiting to finish the film and then hand it in for developing!!!!![smile][smile][smile]

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That’s exactly it Scott. And as an apprentice on £30 a week, getting film developed wasn’t really an option 😆
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Overdriver's MG is very similar to my first 1935 Singer Le Mans also with a Ford 1172 Ford engine seen here with my Mother behind the wheel.  I later fitted a Singer engine in order to restore it to a more original set up.  It was well used and a thoroughly enjoyable couple of year driving before I upgraded to a Frogeye Sprite. 

1930s enthusiasts were spoilt for choice with MG, Singer, Riley et al. Well done for re-installing the original engine. You shouldn't have mentioned the Sprite as it gets me going on my next procurement.
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'Sebring' (style) Sprite. Various stories surround the origin & history of this, it certainly had been used in competition and had been fitted with 948 & 1275 engines but was in 1098 cc form when I had it. It had Girling calipers so unique even Girling couldn't help with queries!

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That’s exactly it Scott. And as an apprentice on £30 a week, getting film developed wasn’t really an option 😆

Fortunately Scott my brothers and I were into products from Canon, Yashica, Pentax, Olympus etc. at the time so quite a few memories were preserved - even if the films didn't get finished until after the annual fortnight in Devon or wherever.

Blimey Abe, £30 a week as an apprentice? I had to wait until I was Operations Manager to get that sort of money!

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Lovely pic of the sprite. I had a mk2 xr2 which i loved.
I always wanted a mk1 supersport, they were rare 20 years ago, so very rare these days. i looked at 1 one to buy back then but it was a complete basket case, it was hard to walk away despite the rust.
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Another cracking looking car Michael, you’re so lucky that you have all these old photos.

I’m still struggling with the fact that I took up photography, in a small way, for a while in the eighties, lots of photos, but for some reason I don’t appear to have considered pointing my camera in the direction of my car!!!![frown]

I still have some photos to look through, so might still yet find some.

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So what were you pointing your camera at Scott, or is that a subject for a completely new thread - or even forum?

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I’m sure I don’t know what you mean Michael [smile]

At that time I was a marine mechanic, mostly outboard motors on speed boats, so my life revolved round boats, I was also a member of the RNLI inshore lifeboat crew, so most of my badly taken photos seem to revolve round boats and the river Tay. Not many cars in these poorly taken shots I’m afraid, I know there are a couple of cars that can go on water, but mostly they sink! [smile] [smile]


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Hi All,

As a teenager in the 1980's I was (and still are) a big rally fan.
Here are three cars I wish I still owned.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures

Avon Sunbeam Lotus - No 20 of 55 produced

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Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot - one of 203 produced

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Escort Mk2 RS2000

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Always wanted an Audi UR Quattro but never got round to it unfortunately.

Better to of loved and lost.....

Cheers
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 Hi Steve, Have you checked HPF is still about? the Droop Snoot Group on face book could tell you.
 
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Im a marine mechanic myself scott, perish the thought of doing it in scotland, winters are very cold up that way i hear.
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Hi JT

Winters up here are not to bad these days, when I worked on outboard engines, although we couldn’t get a boat in the workshop, we just unbolted the outboard an took it inside to do the work.

Most of the outboard motors were 2 strokes, and in this area most of them were in the 50 to 100HP, so nothing to big.

Things have changed since I worked on them, mainly they tend to be 4 strokes due to current emissions. Well that and the price of a new one nowadays!!!![eek]

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Probably 90% of what i see these days is 4 stroke.
As you say its not easy to meet emissions standards.
Majority between 100 and 200. I do my fare share of 300 and a few 350's unfortunately i can't quite sling one of those over my shoulder and carry it into the workshop. 😂 fortunately we have a workshop we can get a couple in and crank up the heating.
Sorry all we should be talking cars not boats.
Mot booked in for the tiger tomorrow bit of a maiden voyage really so fingers crossed.
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Probably 90% of what i see these days is 4 stroke.
As you say its not easy to meet emissions standards.
Majority between 100 and 200. I do my fare share of 300 and a few 350's unfortunately i can't quite sling one of those over my shoulder and carry it into the workshop. 😂 fortunately we have a workshop we can get a couple in and crank up the heating.
Sorry all we should be talking cars not boats.
Mot booked in for the tiger tomorrow bit of a maiden voyage really so fingers crossed.


Tiger Maiden voyage... I see what you did there. 😁

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Found an old piccie of my beach buggy almost ready for the shell to go back on. Can’t remember why I cut the picture out 🤷‍♂️ 🤔

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Looks good Abe, a lot of work must have gone in to getting it like that!! Love the exhaust [smile] 

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Found an old piccie of my beach buggy almost ready for the shell to go back on. Can’t remember why I cut the picture out 🤷‍♂️ 🤔


Hi Abe,

I do like an Aircooled VW.

My second and third cars back in 1988-89 we bothe VW's, a 1976 1303s then a 1966 1300.

Move forward to my 40th Birthday and I wanted another Beetle to restore. I bought the 1302's below as a barn find and spent approx 2 1/2 years rebuilding everything between the bumpers.
I finished the car as a standard build but later converted it to a Euro/German looker.


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Had to sell in the summer of 2016 as I lost my storage and had no where dry to keep it.

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Hi All,

As a teenager in the 1980's I was (and still are) a big rally fan.
Here are three cars I wish I still owned.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures

Avon Sunbeam Lotus - No 20 of 55 produced

Sunbeam Lotus.jpg 

Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot - one of 203 produced

Firenza Dropop Snoot.jpg 

Escort Mk2 RS2000

RS2000.jpg 

Always wanted an Audi UR Quattro but never got round to it unfortunately.

Better to of loved and lost.....

Cheers
Steve

 Hi Steve, Have you checked HPF is still about? the Droop Snoot Group on face book could tell you.
 

Hi John,

I know where it is, its about 5 miles away from my place sat in a barn on a four post lift up in the air covered in sheets and years of dust. It has been there for 15+ years.
The guy who bought it off me said it was his retirement project...... Last I saw he had done nothing to it.
I have been back to try and buy it off him many times but always get my offers declined.

Shame as even though it is dry stored it is deteriorating.

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