Sunday drive in the sunshine

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Southwest
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Sunday drive in the sunshine

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Spent all afternoon driving my 1960 today. Tweaked the mixture in Lidl carpark, cruised Along Exmouth seafront... was wondering how many of us were out there smiling behind the wheel ?
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Re: Sunday drive in the sunshine

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Took my 1071 out for a shakedown after restoration.
my next job is to take out the 8000 rpm Counter & put in a 10,000 Rev Counter ;)
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Polarsilver wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:01 pm Took my 1071 out for a shakedown after restoration.
my next job is to take out the 8000 rpm Counter & put in a 10,000 Rev Counter ;)
Vroom vroom - got to love the 1071 motor, though I must admit the 970 takes some beating revs wise ;-)
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Polarsilver wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:01 pm Took my 1071 out for a shakedown after restoration.
my next job is to take out the 8000 rpm Counter & put in a 10,000 Rev Counter ;)
What 8k rev counter have you got? Might swap my Smiths 10k one as I’m unlikely to reach such dizzy heights :)
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Doka , will send you a pm as i should not take over this Post.
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Yup, wasn't it a lovely day yesterday!

Messed about with cars a bit in the morning & managed to see a few good mates who I haven't seen in a LONG while.

Hopefully, the taste of things to come.
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Brakes bled. No bonnet, oil cooler and coil zip tied in place. Finally got it on the ground and drove it up the lane and back. First time I have ever driven it since purchase in '93 & its been off the road since '84. Long way to go yet, but finally I feel I might be getting somewhere. :D
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Yes drove my 850 for the first time this year on Sunday, lovely day, drove up to our new building site to check on progress. New battery fitted earlier this month makes starting it a breeze rather than praying it starts before the battery dies!
"Get the wheels in line, Get the wheels in line with it! ..... and then slam your brakes on or we'll be in the cabin ! "

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We took the car out Sunday,I try to drive it every other weekend, as long as it isn't raining slowly building it up for the Bicester scramble ( 100 miles each way in a poxy 850 :shock: )
My Mrs took the picture while I was on a fag break

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Hi ,

After a long period away from the forum , is nice to see my Ex: MK 1 , rolling on British roads ! He is used to run some miles , when I drove it from Oporto to Algarve , to delivery the car to be transport to you ... 370 miles mostly in motorways, 2 pit stops to refuel me and car ... and about 5,5 travelling hours , with hydrolastic, much smoother than my 74 1000 Mk3 ...

Finally , this year i’m starting my 62 850 MK1 , restoration project...

Between 2019 and 2020 , I made a smooth restoration project in another MK 1 , is this case , 30,000kms , 1982 Austin Metro 1.0 HLE .


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