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Old 4 Jan 2020, 08:24 (Ref:3949773)   #61
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Yes, best wishes and a speedy recovery to all you ailing tenthers and spouses. I was feeling sorry for myself because my knee hurts!
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Old 4 Jan 2020, 10:59 (Ref:3949790)   #62
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Yes, best wishes and a speedy recovery to all you ailing tenthers and spouses. I was feeling sorry for myself because my knee hurts!
Yes, all my best wishes to all the ten tenthers and there spouses. Can fully appreciate there feelings, had some bolt on pieces over the last year or so,one particular piece was fitted, then I was informed , no leaning over running engines no mig,tig or any electric welding, steering well clear of our induction cooker, in fact anything with electric pulses,plus no more motor racing or testing. Watched a program featuring Carol Shelby, can fully appreciate the effect the nitro pills have on you ,how the hell he managed motor racing with his heart condition
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Old 4 Jan 2020, 14:35 (Ref:3949815)   #63
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Many thanks for all your kind wishes and prayers, which I fully reciprocate.
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Old 4 Jan 2020, 14:45 (Ref:3949816)   #64
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I don't think this has been mentioned before, but for those of you into 'podcasts' - Marcus Pye has started one, which may be of interest.

They can be downloaded or just listened to on't 'net via the following link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-744778030
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Old 4 Jan 2020, 16:39 (Ref:3949822)   #65
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I think we're all a bit savvy on here when it comes to avoiding being ripped off by utilities, insurers etc. My Broadband and phone line contract was up for renewal, and the ‘offer’ was more money than previous year. Did a bit of research and then phoned the provider. After amicable negotiations the final result was literally half the initial quote, and a lot less than last year as well!

It’s almost a game nowadays......
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Old 4 Jan 2020, 20:07 (Ref:3949843)   #66
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I briefly had a gold MK2 2L S around 1990 . . .a very cheap car at the time . . . . had this in 98 same colour I guess Cliff? until I upgraded to a 1600E in late '99 . . . Twas a 1600 GT XLR no less, more than enough power for the handling!
Think mine was a darker shade of metallic green Zef, but can’t be sure as it was nearly 40 years ago. I always wanted a 1600E but couldn’t afford one at the time. Strange but we rated 1600Es better than Lotus as they were so sought after
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Old 5 Jan 2020, 07:07 (Ref:3949878)   #67
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A very belated happy,healthy and prosperous new year to everyone plus something I found playing with my new toy.
Had the fun of driving it in practice at Portland sorting out some brake problems and setting the engine up, great fun.

Eric - your post has inspired me to change my avatar.

My Mark IX taken at a rather wet Castle Combe Autumn Classic. Car was the highest placed Lotus at the 1955 Goodwood 9 Hours, mainly because most of the others broke
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Old 5 Jan 2020, 08:45 (Ref:3949882)   #68
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Excellent, Brian!

Many cars on that fascinating entry list Eric posted in #58 caught my eye, but one in particular- the Devin Panhard. I had no idea Panhard cars were ever sold in the US, but reading up on wiki appears they were!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devin_Enterprises

And who knew that Devin’s modified Panhard flat twin engine was the first to ever use tooth belt drive for the overhead cams..... There’s a pic at the bottom of this page- https://auta5p.eu/lang/en/katalog/au...-Roadster-4048

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Old 5 Jan 2020, 12:30 (Ref:3949898)   #69
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When I discovered that many Panhard or Panhard engineered cars were racing in the US, I was surprised too. The strangest mod I saw is a flat twin with Manx heads the camshafts being mechanically driven. I think only three of those were ever made, I saw two of them and the crankcases showed evidences of welding… During next Tour Auto, 20/26 April, a Dolomites Pichon Parat will take part, a particular car I know very well.
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In France, one of the best specialized mechanic was Jean-Baptiste Hampe. Here some details of the overbored engines he built, up to 1100 cc. http://panhard-racing-team.fr/?page_id=407 I do recommend this website very seriously documented. The mentions about oil pressure/flow are important…
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I've been shifting a lot of spares for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club over the last week or so, from one storage unit to another better value one, and doing a stocktake at the same time, which has caused me to realise that humping often heavy bits (particularly brake discs, suspension parts etc) is something I've got a little out of practice over the last few years.....and my back has been letting me know that this year it will have been around for 70 years, so was feeling a bit delicate (as well as having the usual coughs and splutters), but reading the woes of some of our Tenth's stalwarts healthwise, I realise that I have little to worry about - so send my heartiest wishes to all currently suffering, and hope that just as the days are lengthening slightly every day, so you will all improve.
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Eric - your post has inspired me to change my avatar.

My Mark IX taken at a rather wet Castle Combe Autumn Classic. Car was the highest placed Lotus at the 1955 Goodwood 9 Hours, mainly because most of the others broke


I knew I da seen it before!

But t be honest I do not remember much about the race, apart from chatting to Mike Hawthorn after the race, but then I had cycled from North London to be there.
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I knew I da seen it before!

But t be honest I do not remember much about the race, apart from chatting to Mike Hawthorn after the race, but then I had cycled from North London to be there.
Love to see some photos from that race meeting."did you keep any on your I Phone".
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Love to see some photos from that race meeting."did you keep any on your I Phone".
If only Iain, I saw all of the Nine Hour races, back in the '50's they were pretty spectacular events, and so very amateurish in it's entry.

To quote someone Happy Days.
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The post office doesn't renew the passport the same day, they check the forms (some do it digitally) and forward it to the passport office and you are charged an extra £15 for the privilege so it still takes the same amount of time as doing it yourself
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