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miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
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Posted: Jan 31, 2019 - 4:02pm

obviously i'm unconventional, freakish, zany, bizarre and quirky

but i'm drawn to the styling of this car







ptooey

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Location: right behind you. no, over there.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 31, 2019 - 12:35pm



 islander wrote:

 

RNM @ $8300 !?!?!?!?  Either I'm out of touch with old Triumph values, or some one was feeling  a bit optimistic.  I would have been skipping to the bank.
 

I thought the same thing, actually.
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 31, 2019 - 11:23am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
62 Triumph that a friend is selling. If you buy it, tell him I sent you because he's promising a referral fee.
 

That car is a mess and I kind of want it.
...

 In your neck of the woods, you will learn what the british thought of a water tight top. Also note that there is not a single picture with the side windows rolled up...  Let me know if you buy it, I probably still have some parts, and a tow strap. 
 

I remember reading a comment over there some time ago to the effect of "a convertible is a car that you put the top down when the weather is nice, a roadster is a car that you put the top up when the weather is nasty" which pretty much reflects my philosophy and/or need for rolling up windows.

Unfortunately, I've no room in the garage and one roadster that is anxiously waiting until the ice (and salt) are gone from the streets, sitting in said garage with top and windows down.

 

I like the commentary on some of the photos...


 

RNM @ $8300 !?!?!?!?  Either I'm out of touch with old Triumph values, or some one was feeling  a bit optimistic.  I would have been skipping to the bank.
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 9:45pm

Red_Dragon wrote:
Still, someone would be forcing you to buy them.

The irony alone has value.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 5:52pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

Deadhead stickers aren't that expensive.

 
Still, someone would be forcing you to buy them.
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 4:47pm

aflanigan wrote:
It almost sounds like you're on the verge of suggesting user fees to cover externalities?

Deadhead stickers aren't that expensive.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 9:34am



 Lazy8 wrote:

Maybe we could make people pay for their own cars and gas so they have an incentive to drive clapped-out VW microbusses. I'm willing to consider subsidizing deadhead stickers so long as Saudi Arabia pays for them.
 Have you priced those things lately?
 Even the clapped-out ones?

aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 2:22pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
Maybe we could make people pay for their own cars and gas so they have an incentive to drive clapped-out VW microbusses. I'm willing to consider subsidizing deadhead stickers so long as Saudi Arabia pays for them.
 

It almost sounds like you're on the verge of suggesting user fees to cover externalities?
Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 2:02pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
aflanigan wrote:
You're absolutely right. It's the driver's fault, not the car's.  It's probably harder to do it in an underpowered car unless the coefficient of friction is low due to rain/snow etc.

I believe Insurance companies actually adjust premiums for high powered cars?

Maybe we could institute a power/weight ratio limit for basic driving license holders, with special skilled driver licenses if you want to be eligible to drive a pocket rocket, but as a libertarian you probably wouldn't go for that.

Maybe we could make people pay for their own cars and gas so they have an incentive to drive clapped-out VW microbusses. I'm willing to consider subsidizing deadhead stickers so long as Saudi Arabia pays for them.
 
...as long as they feature the cover from "Blues for Allah" MBS would probably be behind it.

Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 1:53pm

aflanigan wrote:
You're absolutely right. It's the driver's fault, not the car's.  It's probably harder to do it in an underpowered car unless the coefficient of friction is low due to rain/snow etc.

I believe Insurance companies actually adjust premiums for high powered cars?

Maybe we could institute a power/weight ratio limit for basic driving license holders, with special skilled driver licenses if you want to be eligible to drive a pocket rocket, but as a libertarian you probably wouldn't go for that.

Maybe we could make people pay for their own cars and gas so they have an incentive to drive clapped-out VW microbusses. I'm willing to consider subsidizing deadhead stickers so long as Saudi Arabia pays for them.
ptooey

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Location: right behind you. no, over there.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 1:45pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Why build a 700hp street car in a world with speed limits?
 

Because you can.
I wouldn't own one, but I'd very much enjoy a couple of hours behind the wheel. Shame about the lack of 3rd pedal, though.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 1:29pm

 aflanigan wrote:

You're absolutely right. It's the driver's fault, not the car's.  It's probably harder to do it in an underpowered car unless the coefficient of friction is low due to rain/snow etc.

I believe Insurance companies actually adjust premiums for high powered cars?

Maybe we could institute a power/weight ratio limit for basic driving license holders, with special skilled driver licenses if you want to be eligible to drive a pocket rocket, but as a libertarian you probably wouldn't go for that.

 
Why build a 700hp street car in a world with speed limits? If you want to drive fast, get trained and go to a racetrack.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 1:28pm



 aflanigan wrote:


 Lazy8 wrote:
aflanigan wrote:


Another in a line of cars that seem to have an unadvertised but unerring tendency to wrap themselves and their hapless, inexperienced drivers around fixed objects such as trees.

I wouldn't blame the car for that. I've seen it done in Ford Escorts too.

And consider of the contribution tire smoke makes toward increasing earth's albedo! Could be the solution to global warming. Think of the children!
 

You're absolutely right. It's the driver's fault, not the car's.  It's probably harder to do it in an underpowered car unless the coefficient of friction is low due to rain/snow etc.

I believe Insurance companies actually adjust premiums for high powered cars?

Maybe we could institute a power/weight ratio limit for basic driving license holders, with special skilled driver licenses if you want to be eligible to drive a pocket rocket, but as a libertarian you probably wouldn't go for that.
 
See: Self-culling herds, et al.

aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 1:25pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
aflanigan wrote:


Another in a line of cars that seem to have an unadvertised but unerring tendency to wrap themselves and their hapless, inexperienced drivers around fixed objects such as trees.

I wouldn't blame the car for that. I've seen it done in Ford Escorts too.

And consider of the contribution tire smoke makes toward increasing earth's albedo! Could be the solution to global warming. Think of the children!
 

You're absolutely right. It's the driver's fault, not the car's.  It's probably harder to do it in an underpowered car unless the coefficient of friction is low due to rain/snow etc.

I believe Insurance companies actually adjust premiums for high powered cars?

Maybe we could institute a power/weight ratio limit for basic driving license holders, with special skilled driver licenses if you want to be eligible to drive a pocket rocket, but as a libertarian you probably wouldn't go for that.
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 12:44pm

aflanigan wrote:


Another in a line of cars that seem to have an unadvertised but unerring tendency to wrap themselves and their hapless, inexperienced drivers around fixed objects such as trees.

I wouldn't blame the car for that. I've seen it done in Ford Escorts too.

And consider of the contribution tire smoke makes toward increasing earth's albedo! Could be the solution to global warming. Think of the children!
aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 11:45am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

Another in a line of cars that seem to have an unadvertised but unerring tendency to wrap themselves and their hapless, inexperienced drivers around fixed objects such as trees.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 8:55am

Just what every boy racer needs...
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 8:19am



 ptooey wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
62 Triumph that a friend is selling. If you buy it, tell him I sent you because he's promising a referral fee.
 

That car is a mess and I kind of want it.
...

 In your neck of the woods, you will learn what the british thought of a water tight top. Also note that there is not a single picture with the side windows rolled up...  Let me know if you buy it, I probably still have some parts, and a tow strap. 
 

I remember reading a comment over there some time ago to the effect of "a convertible is a car that you put the top down when the weather is nice, a roadster is a car that you put the top up when the weather is nasty" which pretty much reflects my philosophy and/or need for rolling up windows.

Unfortunately, I've no room in the garage and one roadster that is anxiously waiting until the ice (and salt) are gone from the streets, sitting in said garage with top and windows down.

 

I like the commentary on some of the photos...


ptooey

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Location: right behind you. no, over there.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 7:50am



 islander wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
62 Triumph that a friend is selling. If you buy it, tell him I sent you because he's promising a referral fee.
 

That car is a mess and I kind of want it.
...

 In your neck of the woods, you will learn what the british thought of a water tight top. Also note that there is not a single picture with the side windows rolled up...  Let me know if you buy it, I probably still have some parts, and a tow strap. 
 

I remember reading a comment over there some time ago to the effect of "a convertible is a car that you put the top down when the weather is nice, a roadster is a car that you put the top up when the weather is nasty" which pretty much reflects my philosophy and/or need for rolling up windows.

Unfortunately, I've no room in the garage and one roadster that is anxiously waiting until the ice (and salt) are gone from the streets, sitting in said garage with top and windows down.
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 16, 2019 - 7:48am



 oldviolin wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
62 Triumph that a friend is selling. If you buy it, tell him I sent you because he's promising a referral fee.
 

That car is a mess and I kind of want it.
Comment I left over there:

I had a TR-6 with a triple weber dcoe setup. It was always just a bit off, but other problems kept me from getting serious about it. I burned up much of the wiring by trying to use the radio and headlights at the same time, so my budget for a proper synchronizer for the carbs was always just out of reach. Eventually I did manage to borrow a set of vacuum gauges. The resulting performance increase was so dramatic I promptly went into a corner too hot and left the road backwards at stupid speed. The damage was minor, and the lesson was learned. There were a host of other issues with the car and it never became reliable in any sense of the word, so I sold it. It was replaced with an MG that required a tap from the lead mallet in the toolkit to get the fuel pump to spin up, so apparently the learning was narrowly targeted.

This car will give you a lot of time for introspection as you walk home.

 In your neck of the woods, you will learn what the british thought of a water tight top. Also note that there is not a single picture with the side windows rolled up...  Let me know if you buy it, I probably still have some parts, and a tow strap. 
 
It would all be so worth it even if...British cars aren't made to be dependable.  Cool. That's what they are. Just cool. 


 

Absolutely. Also Italian convertibles of the same era. More art than character that makes you love them despite their faults, but still just cool. No sensible person would own one, you need two for parts. 
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