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Incongruous Car mods

By Lord M.Ox (Marked Ox)15/5 15:24Wed May 15 15:24:12 2019

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Got overtaken by somebody ragging a Zafira with a modfiied exhaust. I'm still trying to work out why as it made it sound like a 50cc Chicken Chaser.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Harriers915/5 16:33Wed May 15 16:33:01 2019In response to Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Got one by us.

A 52 reg.
Matt black (turned grey)
Black windows (peeling off) all round
Lowered within an inch of its life.
2, yes 2, missile launchers come dustbins for exhausts.

Probably no MOT or tax

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Paulio15/5 22:35Wed May 15 22:35:11 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Come dustbins. Lolz

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Differentiabull15/5 22:05Wed May 15 22:05:05 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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When I used to commute from Swindon to Gloucester up the A419 dual carriageway, every day I'd pass some dick in a lowered Seat Leon with rock solid suspension who couldn't do more than 40mph because it would have bounced off the road. It looked like he was driving a tractor in a bumpy field.

Every morning I laughed as I overtook in my regular Skoda fabia doing at least 30mph faster.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Harriers915/5 22:14Wed May 15 22:14:38 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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On that concrete stretch too? Oh dear.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By tigerroar15/5 22:54Wed May 15 22:54:34 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Have they resurfaced that now? It's a great road.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Lord M.Ox (Marked Ox)15/5 18:32Wed May 15 18:32:14 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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I couldn't see how this one had an MOT with the noise it made.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Sev15/5 20:39Wed May 15 20:39:47 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Got overtaken by a modified Kia on Monday. Made that stupid exhaust noise when accelerating but when it had to slow it was like gunshots going off.

I was left asking, a) why would modify a Kia (no offence) and 3) why would you want your car to make stupid fucking noises.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Meerkat15/5 21:36Wed May 15 21:36:31 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Look at me!!!!

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Meerkat15/5 18:37Wed May 15 18:37:09 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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I would guess you just put the original exhaust back on for the MOT......

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins15/5 22:16Wed May 15 22:16:13 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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I once had a 4 door Marina, rare engine as it was the 1.7 ohc version, I found a tuned head and camshaft in the scrapyard and a twin choke Weber carb and cowboyed the exhaust system, went like an absolute missile in a straight line and it could do the XR3 to around 90mph :p

Diferent colour bonnet and rear doors though....

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Baldman15/5 22:30Wed May 15 22:30:06 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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You are the modern day huckleberry finn

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins15/5 22:36Wed May 15 22:36:30 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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I had the first Lambretta in York with motor bike drop handle bars fitted with a rear set brake and pegs, home made expansion chamber as an exhaust, a reed block from a Yamahaha and a top end speed far too fast for the 10 inch wheels.

I once put a Honda Express engine on the back of a 2 man kayak, paddle fins welded to the rear wheel for propulsion and an offset steering link, we could beat the trip boats in it :p I'd also made an outrigger for my windsurf board and had a British Anzani from the 50's as its outboard motor too.

Edited by joe hawkins at 22:38:22 on 15th May 2019

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By a krinkly16/5 08:11Thu May 16 08:11:04 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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I had an oldish Puch Maxi moped just for fun in the late 70's, top speed about 35 but it got there pretty rapidly. Once I was at the lights on Ladymead (Guildford) and this sports car pulled up beside me, the driver throwing me a look of disdainful contempt. That did it, as soon as the lights changed I was off at max revs thrashing him up to about 30 then I sort of sat in front of him for a little bit, just to make the point.

Talking of classic mopeds I was doing the Biggin Hill Spitfire thing yesterday, they've got a whole line of immaculate Yamaha Fizzies in the main display hanger, just behind the sit in Spit.

Car mods? Well I remember about 15 years ago following a Chelsea Tractor in Guildford, this thing was covered in the most obviously sprayed on mud, yep he'd actually paid to make it look 'used'.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins16/5 08:46Thu May 16 08:46:06 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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My first motor ped on my 16th birthday was a Mobylette, 49cc unrestricted, with pedals and would manage 50mph with my head down and feet on the rear pegs, I remember the Puch too, FS1E's were a good ped but they did suffer with being 'restricted' in their later models, but any motor with a rotary valve inlet is screaming out for tuning and the restricted exaust port could be opened out to the same same size as the unrestricted ones.

Then I'm sure there was an oversize cylinder kit for tuning them too, do you remember Hondas version, the SS50 4 stroke and the Suzuki AP50?

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By a krinkly16/5 08:56Thu May 16 08:56:57 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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The AP50 rings a bell.

By the time I got onto 2 wheels I'd been driving for about 10 years, I needed a cheaper form of transport to get to work at Staines from Guildford, started with a used Yamaha V70 step through automatic, then changed that for a CZ 175 on which I passed my bike test. The Puch was just for poodling around Guildford. The CZ was as far as I got because I changed jobs to Gatwick Airport with a company car. I remained a member of the JAWA CZ owners club for years though, the 175 just sort of wasted away got rid of it for a pittance.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins16/5 09:00Thu May 16 09:00:56 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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That was a 2 stroke iIrc, had a distinctive tick over noise, were they a single cylinder?

I preferred the old ‘bean cans’ and have ridden scooters all over the country in my youth.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By a krinkly16/5 09:53Thu May 16 09:53:13 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Single cylinder 2 stroke with a separate oil tank instead of putting it in with the fuel. Classic Brit teardrop (Beezer style) petrol tank, looked like a 'proper' bike. Do the younguns still know how to de-coke a bike?

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins16/5 10:08Thu May 16 10:08:14 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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There won't be many young uns even know how to read a spark plug, but then again some bikes require major works to pull a set these days.

And I remember that bike.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Baldman15/5 22:38Wed May 15 22:38:48 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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You are Huckleberry Finn, Spit Nolan and Stig of the Dump

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Yeoman16/5 00:27Thu May 16 00:27:34 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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And Hugo Chiddingfold.

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Re: Incongruous Car mods

By Joe Hawkins15/5 22:50Wed May 15 22:50:04 2019In response to Re: Incongruous Car modsTop of thread

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Stig of the dump? :) I've been on first name terms with most of the scrap yard and breakers yard guys for years, I learnt 'cars' swinging off a car 3 cars high in a scrap yeard near where I was serving my apprenticeship, the old guy liked me so taught me how to use a gas axe and cranes and such to save me climbing.

Those halcyion days of Britsh Leyland cars are making me quite nostalgic.

Edit, another car story, I had an old Viva van (the yellow ex BT one) hand painted green (I'd swapped it for a Lada) and fancied a sunroof for it, one was sourced from the scrap yard and a hole cut in the roof mostly with a jigsaw till I ran out of blades so finished with tin snips, took my old fella for a drive and as it was raining poor dad had water dripping on his head, a couple of cycle inner tubes cured that....

Edited by joe hawkins at 07:12:02 on 16th May 2019
Edited by joe hawkins at 07:13:06 on 16th May 2019

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