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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:20 am

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Did you have problems with the cable operated gear change on the Maxis.

My company bought 4 for some reps and 3 of them were awful.  I was a manager then and fortunately missed out - I had an Austin Ambassador instead

Changing gear was like stirring  porridge.  The second on when on the motorway at speed felt like it had square brakes when braking at speed.  The juddering was awful. The supplying garage did not seem concerned.

With the Morris Marina,the yellow paint started to come off round the wheel arches after about three weeks.  When I picked it up, the bar at the back of the seat was uncomfortable on the bottom of my back, and I had to stuff some foam up it. We had three, and the sales director complained to Leyland, and they sent someone to see them.  One was running so badly that it was doing about 18 to 20 per gallon, and if he pulled out to overtake and pressed the accelerator hard, the nose dipped for a second or two before the speed picked up. Leyland were terrible in those days.
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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:33 am


  • Austin 7 Ruby 1937....first car in 1966 bought for £8
    Morris Minor
    Morris Minor
    Ford Zephyr
    Morris Mini
    Ford Escort
    Morris Minor
    Austin A 40 Mk II
    Vauxhall Viva
    Vauxhall Viva Estate
    Datsun Cherry
    Fiat Uno
    Fiat Uno
    Fiat Uno
    Mitsubishi Colt
    Mitsubishi Colt
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    Mitsubishi Carisma
    Jaguar X Type
    Jaguar X Type
    Jaguar X Type
    Jaguar XE



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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:47 am

That's an interesting list. A trip down memory lane.

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:04 am

Afraid my memory's not as good as yours Alan !
I can't remember the name of my first two Mitsubishi's scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:16 am

Were they Colts

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:18 am

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Were they Colts
You are a genius Alan !

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:21 am

I know - but you are going to make andsome jealous

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:29 am

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I know - but you are going to make andsome jealous

There is room for more than one genius on the forum.  I remain tops due to my good looks and modesty. cool

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:37 pm

I have it on good authority that er indoors removed all the mirrors from your house to hide the truth from you.

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:20 pm

Alan- I saw Libby go out in your car yesterday and it was very dirty - is that why you have ordered a new one?
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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:37 pm

I think she just likes to be dirty!! hat
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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:43 pm

I wish

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PostSubject: Re: My Car History   Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:35 pm

you old fox you!

didn't John Lennon sing a song about Dirty Sadie?
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