Through the Past Darkly

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Bender » Tue May 05, 2020 8:05 pm

skyrider wrote:
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i used to have a 1975 series 3
Had one of them, swb 2 1/4 diesel was slower than a brick with the same suspension as a brick, had Salisbury axles and uprated springs, may as well have just had 4rsj's fitted, replaced it with a 90, that was over 30yr ago, still have the 90.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm

I had one of these in 1971!
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by James in Brum » Tue May 05, 2020 8:23 pm

We had a SIII for a while 88” short wheel base, 2 1/4 petrol. That was whilst I was about 13 years old.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Ian Frog » Tue May 05, 2020 9:01 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm
I had one of these in 1971!
The looking like Quasimodo thing isn't recent then lol.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Tiggie » Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 pm

I was driving around in one of these in 1971 :lol:
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by skyrider » Tue May 05, 2020 9:54 pm

Bender wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:05 pm
skyrider wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:07 pm
i used to have a 1975 series 3
Had one of them, swb 2 1/4 diesel was slower than a brick with the same suspension as a brick, had Salisbury axles and uprated springs, may as well have just had 4rsj's fitted, replaced it with a 90, that was over 30yr ago, still have the 90.
yea and mine was a petrol and i had it for seven years
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Bender » Tue May 05, 2020 10:07 pm

Had mine 3 I think, had an I jector fail going to Scotland, that was a long night.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Mr Fro » Tue May 05, 2020 10:13 pm

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See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

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Everybody knows the only Scimitar GTE to have is the SE5. Unfortunately I can't be arsed to fire up the computer to dredge out pictures of the one I had but luckily some chump took a picture of it for me and put it on the internet...
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Richzx6r » Tue May 05, 2020 10:18 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 pm
See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

Thoughts?
@Stu - that's the last straw, ban this philistine immediately.

Everybody knows the only Scimitar GTE to have is the SE5. Unfortunately I can't be arsed to fire up the computer to dredge out pictures of the one I had but luckily some chump took a picture of it for me and put it on the internet...
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No I'd be a philistine if I liked the se6a of the late 70s early 80s....but they are horrible
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Bender » Tue May 05, 2020 10:25 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 pm
See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

Thoughts?
@Stu - that's the last straw, ban this philistine immediately.

Everybody knows the only Scimitar GTE to have is the SE5. Unfortunately I can't be arsed to fire up the computer to dredge out pictures of the one I had but luckily some chump took a picture of it for me and put it on the internet...
20200505_221204.jpg
Must have taken that before it caught fire, they were prone to lots of niggles and had a bad reputation a lot of which was probably not deserved, it is however reflected in the price of them now, I drove one once I didn't like it and that was the end of that.

Wonder what they copied
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Six30 » Wed May 06, 2020 7:07 am

XTreme wrote:
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I had one of these in 1971!
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 7:18 am

Six30 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:07 am
XTreme wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm
I had one of these in 1971!

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I had a bike licence......but hadn't passed the car one at that time. So I could drive that.

Got my car one in Nov 71 so the Reliant was history.

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Swagman » Wed May 06, 2020 9:52 am

XTreme wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm
I had one of these in 1971!
I had the Reliant Robin new in 75 only new car or bike I have had.

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by rennie » Wed May 06, 2020 10:13 am

I thought this thread was going to be about how bad headlights used to be! :lol:
They were terrible! car and bike!
I still hanker after some "classics" I know they're bad but I still want them! :?

I want a water cooled 3 cylinder 2 stroke, a 6 cylinder 4 stroke bike

and either a Rover SDI V8 or a V6 granada :thumb:
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Ian Frog » Wed May 06, 2020 10:23 am

rennie wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:13 am
I thought this thread was going to be about how bad headlights used to be! :lol:
They were terrible! car and bike!
I still hanker after some "classics" I know they're bad but I still want them! :?

I want a water cooled 3 cylinder 2 stroke, a 6 cylinder 4 stroke bike

and either a Rover SDI V8 or a V6 granada :thumb:
Interesting shopping list there.
The Granada has got to be the better car, despite people loving the Rover V8 motor the car was shockingly badly built lol.
On the bikes it seems strange to imagine you would have a broader choice of 6 cylinder bikes than water cooled triple 2strokes (I can only think of one off the top of my head am I wrong?).
I would love another classic bevel drive Ducati but I am fully aware of the shortcomings and believe I would be better off with one of those newer ones with the bodywork done to look like an early SS .
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