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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:05 pm

I had intended it to be "Original fitment on both..."

But I'll entertain the shared compatibility of retro-fit items, though it would have to be a particularly interesting photo to take the win.

That said for an SS1 onwer how hard can it be to find an Ford Escort / Sierra/ Capri / Metro / Triumph Tr7 / Fiat 127 / Rover SD1 / Austin Ambassador / Daewoo Nexia / Astra Belmont / Lotus Elise etc. etc.


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by scimmy_man » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:08 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:I had intended it to be "Original fitment on both..."

But I'll entertain the shared compatibility of retro-fit items, though it would have to be a particularly interesting photo to take the win.

That said for an SS1 onwer how hard can it be to find an Ford Escort / Sierra/ Capri / Metro / Triumph Tr7 / Fiat 127 / Rover SD1 / Austin Ambassador / Daewoo Nexia / Astra Belmont / Lotus Elise etc. etc.

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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by scimjim » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:24 pm

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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by scimjim » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Tenuous with the 4HA/7HA but diseasel does have a diff from a jag :-)

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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:36 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:I had intended it to be "Original fitment on both..."

But I'll entertain the shared compatibility of retro-fit items, though it would have to be a particularly interesting photo to take the win.

That said for an SS1 onwer how hard can it be to find an Ford Escort / Sierra/ Capri / Metro / Triumph Tr7 / Fiat 127 / Rover SD1 / Austin Ambassador / Daewoo Nexia / Astra Belmont / Lotus Elise etc. etc.
That's what I INITIALLY thought, ie "well that can't be difficult" but then I sat and thought again and realising you you ain't been in ABZ :wink:
all of the afore mentioned cars went to the breakers MANY moons ago, due to salt etc
just been shopping and 03, 04 plates are not uncommon in breakers (in fact older without a number is RARE :shock: )

I had more chance with the >30years and not UK built :(

Does using moulded water pipes from a 480 heater system count?? as those are just the correct fit from heater to thermostat area on SS1 :wink:


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:40 am

Meant to have closed this before I went on hols! Do we want any more time chaps or shall I nominate a winner?


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:04 am

I've finished!
Pllease note I posted a TR6 before Jim :wink:


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:29 pm

Well Chris, I think you may take the win on this challenge with the picture of dark star shining next to a TR6. Next challenge is all yours to set....


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:56 pm

Wow, I won something, thanks Phil!

I was going to propose something with a french theme but that seems to have been done,
so how about a Scimitar/Sabre (or other RSSOC vehicle) with a police car or policeman.
Extra marks for a gendarme, no marks at all for plain clothes cops, though I might believe a plain car with flashing blue light :mrgreen:


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:04 pm

Greeny can't enter a selfie :mrgreen:
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by greeny » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:26 pm

scimjim wrote:Greenly can't enter a selfie :mrgreen:

Guess I am totally out of this then :shock: one of mine is often parked next to something panda like :oops: at the moment it's the coupe in the work car park which is a funny sight.
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:20 am

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..and he is a gendarme


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by williams9898 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:29 am

Scimitar chilling out in sunny Eastbourne East Sussex :-)
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:44 pm

Geoff, a lovely pic of the Jimmy Ray / Mike Hughes Sabre on the '63 Monte (they were running third until they fell off near the end of the rally).
But I'm not convinced by your gendarme, it looks like a bloke in a bobble hat to me, and I'm fairly sure no self respecting gendarme of the time would have worn a beige anorak.

Stu, no idea what your pic is about but I love your car :mrgreen:
Glad to see it's on the correct thread as well viewtopic.php?f=20&t=12631&p=302406#p302406


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:10 pm

John Valler thought it was a gendarme. They do wear a pointy RAF cap.
In fact I spent ages on Google street view pinpointing the exact position. I got carried away and made a fake pic which I sent to John saying dammed gendarme is still there!!!!
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