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  1. gmorse

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    To see this, which is an unusual sight here in March:

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    Regards,

    Graham
     
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    Curse this global warming!
     
  3. novicetimekeeper

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    Supposed to visit my Mother in the nursing home this afternoon, can't drive the Smart car in this. Eeerily quiet outside, I assume not much traffic on the bypass.
     
  4. gmorse

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    Hi Nick,

    But you can in one of these . . .

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    Regards,

    Graham
     
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    I learned to drive in one that is now in the Landrover museum. A series 1 station wagon.
     
  6. gmorse

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    Hi Nick,

    Can't match that, this is a Series III. My daughter learnt to drive in this one, and she had a fit when she first sat in it, looking at its four gear levers.

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    We had a IIA SWB Canvas tilt too. After learning in a Landrover on Brownsea Island (where as a provisional licence holder I was one of the most qualified drivers) I took lessons in a triumph herald on the mainland. The first time I went to change gear I made contact with the ash tray where I expected to find the top of the gear lever.
     
  8. Omexa

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    I had a series 1 short wheelbase Landrover Station Wagon when I was on a property in Tangambalanga. I also had a long Wheelbase utility Series 1 in Darwin that I was doing up; it was stolen and I have never seen it again. Regards Ray
     
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    I didn't realise there was a SWB station wagon.
     
  10. Omexa

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    Hi Nick, I used the term rather loosely it only had 2 seats in the front and a utility back; it had an aluminum roof with windows on the side. The Series 1 was originally offered in 80-inch short wheelbase form. Mine was just like the one in the photo. Regards Ray

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  11. gmorse

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    Hi Nick,

    It was called a 'County' model; mine has aftermarket side windows so it was originally a solid body, but it does have cloth seats, very luxurious!

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    As I recall, and it was 45 years ago, the seats on the Series I were simply two flat padded rectangles, one to sit on and one as a back, covered in some sort of leatherette. I think they must have been stuffed with horse hair. We did have the handbook which talked about a bag used to do the laundry. You put your clothing and washing soap in with water, seal it up and leave it in the back for a couple of hundred miles then change the water for the rinse.
     
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    Novice, you really date yourself with the comment about the Triumph Herald.
     
  14. David S

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    Just to get back to the subject "Woke up this morning" Everyday I wake up is a good one.:)

    However love hearing about the old vehicles...Haven't heard about SU carbs yet or Lucas electrics.

    Enjoy

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    I think the lights went out and someone forgot to check the oil for the piston.
     
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    I moved on from that instructor to an ex police instructor with a Triumph dolomite sprint. On my way back from passing the test he said he would drive, it was quite an experience.


    My first car was a Riley 1500, basically the Series A engine that was in the Morris Minor I believe, but fitted with twin 1.5 inch SU carbs. The fastest mass production saloon of its day in 1958, 0-60 in 19 seconds. It also had features as standard that were like a Rolls Royce, leather upholstery, plush carpet, fitted radio, walnut dash and trim, reversing light, indicators, windscreen washers. (The latter run of the vacuum from the engine, I think that was a lucas part, big glass jar under the bonnet.)
     
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    Hi Nick, just a personal update. At one time you mentioned that your partner had AS, as I do. Just wondering if the biologic is helping.

    David
     
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    More like curse these anthropological causations?
     
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    The Humira? Yes, we think so, though he is still in a lot of pain and takes a lot of codeine. Still gets iritis a fair bit too, which we had hoped it would stop, but now he has to know when he has it because the humira stops him having the usual symptoms.
     
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    I used to have a Triumph dolomite sprint I think it was an ex-Bathurst race car It was a real beast and went like the wind. Suffered from overheat problems. Regards Ray
     
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    Triumph is three only marque I have ever bought two of!

    My first was a Triumph Herald, a really fun car.

    Myb second was a Triumph 2000 Estate, the only car I could afford at the time I had to be able to carry a pram in the back! Great car ...
     
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    The Triumph 2000PI was a brilliant car with a proper Triumph engine.
     
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    And time marches on. We just had the first fatality by a driver-less car. An Uber test car ran over a lady and killed her.
    "First person killed by a driver-less car" .... what an epitaph!
     
  24. Omexa

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    Hi, I don't want to appear facetious but we have a lot of Driver-less Cars in Darwin even though there is someone behind the wheel; Drugs, Ice, Grog etc. Regards Ray
     

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