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Peter Savage

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A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:58:25 AM »

Ingenious...
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 04:17:04 PM »

Ingenious...

Not a hundred per cent sure of what's happening here.
I think the car is playing the box, ergo the car must be a Hyundry or even a Bauxhall, tuned to a Morris
Minor key. I note how very Austin-tatious the box looks. I'm pretty sure it is very Reliant and could even reach a Coventry Climax. ( I wish!)
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 04:19:13 PM »

Ingenious...

Not a hundred per cent sure of what's happening here.
I think the car is playing the box, ergo the car must be a Hyundry or even a Bauxhall, tuned to a Morris
Minor key. I note how very Austin-tatious the box looks. I'm pretty sure it is very Reliant and could even reach a Coventry Climax. ( I wish!)

PS. Must be the Rolls Royce of Melodeons.
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 04:31:42 PM »

even reach a Coventry Climax. ( I wish!)

Yikes Nick, you`d have to be over 60 or have been in the motor trade to have even heard of that one (I was in the motor trade decades ago) .

most people would think it was a new technique from the British version of the Karma Sutra
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 04:39:16 PM »

Yikes Nick, you`d have to be over 60 or have been in the motor trade to have even heard of that one

As any fule kno

The Hillman Imp's 875 cc all-aluminium power unit was adapted from a Coventry Climax FWMA fire pump engine

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:44:16 PM »

Ah, the F1 Cooper-Climax; Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, JIm Clark.......(you do realise there are crowds of people reading this who haven't a clue what we're talking about....... :D)

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 04:46:45 PM »

Ah, the F1 Cooper-Climax; Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, JIm Clark.......(you do realise there are crowds of people reading this who haven't a clue what we're talking about....... :D)

Graham

Nothing new there then.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 04:51:29 PM »

Yikes Nick, you`d have to be over 60 or have been in the motor trade to have even heard of that one

As any fule kno

The Hillman Imp's 875 cc all-aluminium power unit was adapted from a Coventry Climax FWMA fire pump engine

I think that motor was also in the Hillman Stiletto, now that really is showing an age thing.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 05:00:15 PM »

Was it not badged as a Sunbeam Stiletto?  I've played a good few gigs at the old Rootes (later Peugeot) social club at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, in all sorts of bands.  Not quite sure if this constitutes thread-drift, in view of the OP.  Time for a swift libation, I feel (we are 2 hours ahead of UK!)  :|glug

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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 05:07:56 PM »

It was the Sunbeam! And as for thread drift, it might be coat getting time.
 Sod the time difference , I'm on a Sherbert already, just to keep the blood warm you'll understand because of a freezing gale in these parts.
 
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 05:09:48 PM »

.......(you do realise there are crowds of people reading this who haven't a clue what we're talking about....... :D)
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What's remarkable about this little bit of the cyberverse is the size of the crowd here that does know what you're all talking about.  And who can tell an Indian motorcycle just by the sound of the tappet whistle, identify a narrow-boat's manufacturer by the rake of her stern, and conduct a learned discourse on the acoustics (or lack thereof) of a bit of wood drilled full of holes.  When all we came here to talk about was melodeons. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 05:11:38 PM »

It was the Sunbeam! And as for thread drift, it might be coat getting time.
 Sod the time difference , I'm on a Sherbert already, just to keep the blood warm you'll understand because of a freezing gale in these parts.

Been about 18-20c here today  ;D ;D
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 05:14:48 PM »

Was it not badged as a Sunbeam Stiletto?  I've played a good few gigs at the old Rootes (later Peugeot) social club at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, in all sorts of bands.  Not quite sure if this constitutes thread-drift, in view of the OP.  Time for a swift libation, I feel (we are 2 hours ahead of UK!)  :|glug

Graham

There was also the Singer Chamois and Hillman Husky (:)

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 05:16:18 PM »

.......(you do realise there are crowds of people reading this who haven't a clue what we're talking about....... :D)
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What's remarkable about this little bit of the cyberverse is the size of the crowd here that does know what you're all talking about.  And who can tell an Indian motorcycle just by the sound of the tappet whistle, identify a narrow-boat's manufacturer by the rake of her stern, and conduct a learned discourse on the acoustics (or lack thereof) of a bit of wood drilled full of holes.  When all we came here to talk about was melodeons.

Very true - though you've missed the steam railway enthusiasts!  I'm not sure whether that was a reprimand or a message of support..... ;D

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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 06:10:31 PM »

Was it not badged as a Sunbeam Stiletto?  I've played a good few gigs at the old Rootes (later Peugeot) social club at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, in all sorts of bands.  Not quite sure if this constitutes thread-drift, in view of the OP.  Time for a swift libation, I feel (we are 2 hours ahead of UK!)  :|glug

Graham

All these car manufacturers only now exist here as the names of social clubs (Standard Triumph Social Club is another one) or other things such as the Singer Halls of residence or the Morris Building (Coventry University).

LTI (Carbodies) is just about hanging on in there as the last of the last.

Oh, back on threadish, and I've played melodeon out at Ryton-on-Dunsmore and at the Standard Truimph.

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 06:39:06 PM »

Very true - though you've missed the steam railway enthusiasts!  I'm not sure whether that was a reprimand or a message of support..... ;D

I also skipped the over whole Dr. Who/Esperanto/competitive mustache-growing/cabinet-making spectrum as well.

But support, my friend, definitely support. 

After all, this is melnet!
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2013, 07:35:04 PM »

Very true - though you've missed the steam railway enthusiasts!  I'm not sure whether that was a reprimand or a message of support..... ;D

I also skipped the over whole Dr. Who/Esperanto/competitive mustache-growing/cabinet-making spectrum as well.

But support, my friend, definitely support. 

After all, this is melnet!

Thank goodness for that!  Your health, sir!  :|glug

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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2013, 08:14:40 PM »

Oh! God..
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 09:45:25 PM »

Motorbikes are much more fun. And they are mentioned in the Bible.

'And Moses came down with Triumph'  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013, 05:32:13 AM »

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I didn't realize you were all so old. I had a Hillman Husky my last two years as an undergrad at UCLA. Drove that rascal from L.A. to San Francisco (40 miles per U.S. gallon, about 30 cents per) to check the Keroac scene and the free-up chicks in Berkeley. Crazy music in the bars. Can't remember a thing of it. Came home on the fumes. God bless the Hillman Husky.
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