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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1993 was the last time I visited this cafè.
Tea £1 per mug so it's as good as ever, plus they have salt and shake crisps smiling smiley

All the best Johnny

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Ah, one of those tangled cororate stories so common in British engineering...

Ariel made lovely four-stroke bikes; same guy headed Triumph motorcycles, which had spun off from Triumph motorcar back in something like 1930, until the mid-fifties. Areil and Triumph went to BSA, who at one point owned Daimler and Lanchester, and also built bicycles and Lewis guns and SMLEs, then it all went pearshaped and now Beesers come from India, someone is making bikes under Triumph again, and a little company uses the Ariel name building a bizarre and very fast exo-frame car and equally hard on the eyes exo-frame bike which I understand to be also very fast.

You followed all that, didn't you? Crystal clear...

I love that combo, and the Panther is not something you see often!

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
An enthusiastic sunset last evening...

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Bondkbond Silver Member Kurt Bernhardt
Tomah, WI, USA   USA
Sure wish I would've had my Midget last fall driving to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire!
Instead I drove my pickup up to the top. I never swore and prayed so much at the same time in my life! Warped my rotors coming down.
The worst part of it was I had to pay to do it! LOL



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Now that looks a truly wonderful road Kurt,

Welcome to the dark side smiling smiley

Cheers Johnny.

PS anyone for pasta?


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Now Brian me old trout and toolbox,

Do you remember, many moons ago me asking you about an old US Army truck sitting in the bottom of someone's garden in Lincolnshire?
Seem to remember you telling me to get a bit closer to the truck than getting a photo from half mile away doing 60mph.
Thus being a decent and curious chap, here the photo's are. Perhaps should have walked to the other side of his house where 4 landies sit.

All the best Johnny


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jimbvd Platinum Member Jim Bravard
Hopkinsville, Ky., USA   USA
Brian, I have no negative issues with the Weber or it's manifold. They have performed very well for me in my six years of ownership. I just really like the idea of taking the car back to it's original state. Nothing fancy, just as designed. As I've mentioned before, I never worked on cars until this one. I have learned a lot, am still learning, and look forward to the challenge of tinkering with and figuring out the SUs. Everything I've read about them ( other than that from the naysayers, obviously ) is they are very simple, straightforward, functional devices. I have read and taken notes on every post that I've seen about working on or converting back to SUs. My wife thinks I'm crazy to take a good running car and change it like that. But I look forward to it as a fun challenge.
When I get them fitted and running well, you are welcome to the Weber pieces. jim

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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
Off to see Sarge today...threat of rain never materialized, so we did a bit of running the circuit.

On the way up I took Zed through a section of the short-circuit, in reverse order I might add:



Relatively flat, you can throw things about here without too much worry.



Then we ran the Spit through a bit of the orchard-country:



Always love it when Sarge says "How much do you weigh again?" as we reel out enough safety harness to get around me, lol.

My favorite stretch (other than The Ardennes)...here, the long downhill to Maison Rouge:



I can't remember if this is before or after I swallowed the damn bee:



The Spit seems well sorted...ne'er a burp going uphill.

A splendid lunch at the Bin:



Nice warm day, cars were running great...can't beat it. Thanks for the hospitality,Sarge.

Paul

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Jim, I think you will enjoy doing that job, for I believe your description to be an accurate one, one of simplicity, functionality, and of being very straightforward. Spend the time to just blindly go through the setup and synchronisation process a time or two and suddenly they will make sense.

Johnny, I remember that thing. The cab does look like GM closed-top CCKW from the WWII era. Interestingly these were built into the 50s though, and actually in the inventory in the eary 60s, a long lived design. The closed cab, though, rather makes things more interesting, since most closed cab ones stayed in the US during the war, though many served with USAAF and later the USAF. The open cab version was designed as a tactical transport, so more in keeping with supporting the combat arms guys close behind the front.

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Paul, very glad to see you today!

Always fun seeing you, behaving and eating irresponsibly is always a laudable goal!


#notmycatsup


smoking smiley



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thought you two guys had made it to Norfolk this evening as when driving back a blue rubber bumpered flew past on the opposite carriageway, then a BRG Sprite (what's the chances of that I thought to myself).

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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
BTW Sarge, here's my favorite shot of Alan Brooke, at the War Office, sometime in 1942:



Presuming the green phone is the direct line to Churchill. I can't see Brooke thrashing an MG around the country-side...looks more like a Siddeley Armstrong kinda guy...

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Actually a very understated guy who was an avid birdwatcher...

A nice Magnette perhaps.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Slow of Norfolk here,
I just spotted a well planted bottle of my favourite egg and chip condiment on your lunch table Paul and Sarge smiling smiley grin



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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
Is ketchup/catsup a forbidden condiment? Sorry, one of the four basic food groups at my place, along with all-beef hot dogs, ice cream, and donuts...grinning smiley

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