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« Reply #2325 on: August 20, 2016, 01:51:27 pm »

Andy modern replacement with unique style. I'm not sure where you dump the skirts when you arrive in Calais though. Great for water logged campsite. Orange obviously not your colour but hey cheap respray. Beat striking ferry workers. The only drawback may be waves!


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« Reply #2326 on: August 23, 2016, 09:56:15 pm »

Special gimp edition.
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« Reply #2327 on: January 14, 2017, 09:22:50 pm »

Same sh*t colour as my van Andy, but a respray would turn it into an epic motor.


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« Reply #2328 on: June 09, 2017, 05:19:56 pm »

If it is ever desired to retire the venerable Commer (or restrict it to supporting historic race meetings) the modern equivalents may be at hand......... Grin

Well here we are again. As some know, and other's probably don't, the eponymous Modern Commer Replacement is actually older although equally antiquated as our old pal the Commer. And this year I decided it was time to travel down by classic car for the first time since 2008. So I have been fettling Mr Evans (or Horace to those to whom he has been formally introduced) our Rover 110 ready for the journey. He is in good spirits although the poor old chap probably doesn't know what is about to hit him.

Anyhow as part of the preparations, I thought I would take the precaution of having him MOTed prior to the off, just to be sure. It doesn't really matter as he was built in 1963 and does not legally require one. Or so I thought... I was advised the cut off date for not requiring a test is 1960.

Mr Evans failed. Or rather, I failed Mr Evans. So the race is now on to rebuild the excessively complicated system of rods, levers, clevis pins, ratchets and linkages which make up the infamous Rover P4 shepherd's crook" handbrake sytem. And also somehow bodge the clapped-out old window wipers to work sufficiently to pass the test.

Components have been dispatched from as far afield as Accrington and Dudley and are eagerly awaited. There's a tension in the air, a last minute will-he-or-won't-he frisson of exitement. I had forgotten the exquisite cruelty, self-abnegation you might say, in such a lacksadaisical approach to the requirements of Ministry. I'm loving every minute of the drama, I feel sure the Commer would approve.
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« Reply #2329 on: June 09, 2017, 05:24:56 pm »

Evans above.


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« Reply #2330 on: June 09, 2017, 07:41:58 pm »

Just like old times, the will he or won't he make it to Le Mans

Looking forward to seeing Mr Evans in the metal.
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« Reply #2331 on: June 10, 2017, 07:33:55 am »

What happened to the old tenner poking out of the ashtray trick? So
often deployed to get the green goddess a pass.
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« Reply #2332 on: June 10, 2017, 10:36:54 am »

What happened to the old tenner poking out of the ashtray trick? So
often deployed to get the green goddess a pass.
A combination of computerisation of the MOT system and the retirement of John the Ticket.
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« Reply #2333 on: June 10, 2017, 11:38:02 am »

Just like old times, the will he or won't he make it to Le Mans

Looking forward to seeing Mr Evans in the metal.

No surprises there, usual lastminute.com  Wink
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« Reply #2334 on: June 13, 2017, 12:32:12 am »

He looks a handsome old chap Mr Z

I believe you travel a day earlier than me so I will miss the pleasure of a genteel convoy to Mecca la Sarthe

Mayhap another year

I hope the repairs go well
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« Reply #2335 on: June 13, 2017, 01:19:43 am »

He looks a handsome old chap Mr Z

I believe you travel a day earlier than me so I will miss the pleasure of a genteel convoy to Mecca la Sarthe

Mayhap another year

I hope the repairs go well


Mecca? We ay playin binger!

Never mind, if things go badly for us you'll run into us at the roadside.

Safe journey old boy!
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« Reply #2336 on: June 13, 2017, 11:37:30 pm »

Again?

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I hope that is a jest dear fellow, but as you know, I go prepared

See you on the better side

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« Reply #2337 on: June 14, 2017, 12:31:57 am »

Negotiations have been completed successfully and I have in my hand a piece of paper bearing the signature of Herr Hitler... or if not Herr Hitler someone else. Which will do for me.

We sail with the Tide, and other leading brands of detergent.


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« Reply #2338 on: June 14, 2017, 12:42:22 am »

Fantastic news
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« Reply #2339 on: June 14, 2017, 12:52:36 am »

Now we have a Le Mans

Well done Mr Zarse, awfully well done sir

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