The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. paulambry

    paulambry Well-Known Member

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    An E-type... zoot alore Ma... I'm not a farken billionaire. I've had a few Discos and My Bride has an Evoque... that's enough Landies for a lifetime.

    Argle a few more and see if you can come up with some more suggestions.

    Oh, and commiserations on the ghastly week. Keep argling and I'll have a Keith Urban or two on your behalf. Cheers!
     


  2. paulambry

    paulambry Well-Known Member

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    Wow. So what do you weigh now? If that's not too indelicate a question...
     
  3. steve

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    Ha floating around 75-77 ish generally
     
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    Skinny fit... such an excellent state of being. Good effort Steve.
     
  5. Wilchemy

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    Okay Paul, here's a couple of toy car suggestions from me. They are both Italian so bodywork & electrics to fix are pretty much guaranteed :D

    Alfa Romeo 105 GTV
    Fiat 124 Sport or Spider
     
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  6. Wilchemy

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    And to Steve, well done on your Warny effort!! Sounds like you gave it a good crack.
     
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  7. bbp

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    Subaru Brumby ute. I got loaned one once for an epic bush camping trip 15 odd years ago. It was old then but I still loved it. 4wd but that's a win where you live. And so light and proper tossable and capable. Stick with the original(ish) engine if you must, but boost the hell out of it with a supercharger, the best of all possible not quite NA worlds. And if the running gear isn't up to proper power, I'm sure Ma will be happy to donate the guts from her tired and I'd imagine rusty old STi shitbox that she must be sick of by now?
     
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  8. bbp

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    Actually nah ma, you're right, just give him the E type. I'll have the Bentley Continental please.
    A great customer of mine sadly had a V12 Etype sized hole in his garage when I went there last. I was reckless and asked how much he sold it for. $70somethingk. I was gobsmacked. It was mint. Some cnut scored a redhot bargain.
     
  9. bbp

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    Mmmm. SO pretty. And rorty fizzy noises ftw. Alfa Spiders too for true elegant rust appreciators. Mix and matching any better Alfa engine and bits in is surely permissable? Ambry does have the trick welding gear. Would likely need a sheetmetal fab course and an English wheel and suchlike.
    Or start cheaper with an early Escort or Cortina. Cosworth BDA engined of course. That was an original factory option so still within the original brief? Will of course also require a degree in jewellery making, with an English wheel and suchlike.
    Fuck it. Build you own. I'd like to buy the cheapest old Volvo V60T or similar and build a chassis for as much of it as possible. Somewhere between a Lotus 7 Clubman and an old school Seppo hotrod. Endless project tinkering fun.
     
  10. bbp

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    Hang on. How about a hotted up fucking Gemini? Eh? Aye? That's gotta be Barnaby Joyce levels of bogan cred? I hope your secretary is suitably unworthy for the marriage ruining, pantsdroppingly, unspeakably mad, marvellous mad, GMH design derived* first passenger ride debut?

    *many animals were actually injured, even killed, to bring such superlative engineering to you, the consumer, who by the way were most definitely considered animals.
     
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    Does a BMW 2002 cause a stirring in your loins? Ticks the boxes above AFAIK. I nearly bought a lovely one when I moved back to AUS in '97. Took one around Kew Boulie for a test drive, perfect location for a bit of fanging in something fun ;-) A 633 CSi might also fit though they're a little bigger. Or a 3.0 CS if you have more to spend.
     
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  12. steve

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    Cheers mate
     
  13. paulambry

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    Gang, bless your cotton socks for all your suggestions. All those voluptuous, panty dropping, eye popping classic Euro babes are wunderba and stupefacente and fantastisk and jolly well super*, but boy, they cost a farking bomb - even for a bomb. And even for an old shitbox Gemini that isn't entirely oxidized metal you're looking at tens of thousands. Fark that.

    Nope, I think it's time to look to the land of the Rising Sun. Anything from the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) pre-1988 can be imported into Australia. Anything. I could pick up a super deluxe truck with an auction starting price of just Y1,000 - that's $12.70c.... check it out here. Or just imagine this sleeper, starting at Y80,000 ($1,020).

    Gunna get JDM mad. Like Moog and Marty...







    * not Euro for long, and most of Europe thought they never were.
     
  14. paulambry

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    Seriously, you can check out some typical prices (landed), here: http://www.j-spec.com.au/typical_sale_prices

    And Beepers - I'd LOVE :p a Brumby. I see old codgers driving them here in the bush every now and then - totally farked, but going. But geez, they're rare.
     
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    Ambrey - Datsun 120Y. You know it's the car you've dreamed about. Or a valiant.

    One of my bosses just brought an Alfa GTV6. To go with the other ten cars he's got and all his Colnagos. Those things sound ace.

    Steve- well done mate, shame about the bidons. Not having water or missing a feed will fuck you up.

    All of youse. Get fucked on the Gemini. It was a shit of a thing to drive. Spun it twice in town in the wet, once coming down Mt Tassie, and lost it and caught it driving up the Adelaide hills in the rain. Even the old man lost it and caught it in the wet on the back road between Morwell and Traralgon. Skinny little tyres. It was evil.

    BMW 2002. I like that suggestion. Used to be one getting around locally. Orange. Gorgeous car. There used to be a few ace cars in the area, on top of all the really hot Monaros and toranas. I used to see a detomaso pantera, a two door XJ6, a lancia beta, some nice mid 70s 911s, a 914, a few fiat x19's and a really ace metallic green Alfa Montreal.

    What about an old torana done up to L34 spec?.
     
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    Lolz. I've driven one of those corollas. A nuffy bloke employed on a nuffy program at work had one. I drove it and parked it for him after he crashed into the 20kmh sign in the car park. I dunno what the fuck he was doing. I suspect he was fiddling with the radio, wasn't looking at the road and drifted off it. It was hilarious when he jumped out and kicked the tyres ahahahaha. Nothing's changed. I saw him in the car other week. He nearly crashed in to me.
     
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  18. Wilchemy

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    Ok. Rising Sun suggestions:
    Datsun 240z or 260z (20 more mistakes than a 240)
    Suspect they might be pricey too tho

    Actually, I’m off to the Ballarat Swap Meet tomorrow. I’ll keep my eyes out for any project bargains/suggestions...
     
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    DPF, Peter Tork has taken the last train to Clarksville
     
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    I've splashed out on a flash car (flash for me) a 2012 3L V6 Jaguar XF
     
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