Why so high?

Why so high?

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newsatten

1,145 posts

81 months

Sunday 13th June
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Gave the old girl a pampering today, lordy she does Scrub up well laugh Fabulous and 50 .........................................

CharliesTTS

40 posts

6 months

Sunday 13th June
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@newstatten - that is just stunning!!

roscobbc

1,654 posts

209 months

Sunday 13th June
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I do like that lick

aeropilot

24,711 posts

194 months

Sunday 13th June
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newsatten said:



Gave the old girl a pampering today, lordy she does Scrub up well laugh Fabulous and 50 .........................................
That's sooooooo good yum

newsatten

1,145 posts

81 months

Sunday 13th June
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laugh
Cheers guys, this is the Chevelle that lives almost on the beach! according to its plate its a 427 mouse! ekk....................

aeropilot

24,711 posts

194 months

Sunday 13th June
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newsatten said:
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Cheers guys, this is the Chevelle that lives almost on the beach! according to its plate its a 427 mouse! ekk....................
Well............its either a LS unit......427 being pretty available of the peg in LS format, or a very expensive sbc, with an aftermarket Dart block (or similar) and 4" stroker crank.
Either way, its $$$$$.


rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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roscobbc said:
You'd have plenty of people (car people) wanting to visit - just think, what a relaxing way to finish off ones day at Goodwood.......
Sounds a excellent idea,We can bore each other sleep with our motoring tales of the past, how we could buy Mustang fastbacks

for £3K back in the day, Hang on isn't that what we do now on the forum.thumbup

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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SRT Hellcat said:
That looks to be a very nice sorted car. Absolute bargain for someone
Believe it or not he's had no serious calls, a few e-mails and that's it, I told him to put the price up,

sort the men from the boys, you can always come down but you can't go up ,tumbleweed

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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newsatten said:



Yep just got back! absolutely beautiful down the front this morning, very few people , no DFL's they turn up around 10-30 ! laugh
Pretty much used the fuel from yesterday, but worth it, and i wont pick up the scummy oil burner stuff again, LOL..........................

RR any luck with Mk 2 Man ???
And yes i agree your mates Ford looks a nice car at sensible money, may be he's found your pending TA laugh
My knee's given me some grief this week , working and standing for hours deffo aint good! Ive also found driving the Dodge causes my knee to swell,
Think its the height of the seat, some my leg is always sort of out straight?
So think i'l have to put it away for awhile, im going to put up an add to test the water, thinking if it did make ok money i may be in a position to maybe find my bucket motor , and while being car less it would help my knee !laugh
Best to get out early,was at the beach by 8.45 am this morning ,45 minute drive that took me 1 hr 15 mins yesterday.

My mate with the Falcon missed 2 cheap T/A's yesterday and today, he subscribes to "Classic American" so gets it 5/6 days earlier

than in the shops and there was a ,i think he said 72 T/A for £14,500 ,needs work but looked ok in the photo,guy was going to

send him some detailed photo's but someone more local bought it yesterday afternoon, another one fitted with a 400 but still got

the original 455, phoned me again today very excited a 73 T/A still with it's original 455,white with red interior in Essex, again waiting

for photo's but got a email to say it was sold this afternoon , i must have missed seeing it it as it was on E-Bay under "Other Classics" not

American cars,

£28,950 classified ad.said it was mint ,both cars auto which is what he wants,seems you have to be quick if sensible money or nice car ,

while he's waiting for photo's someone 's on the way there to buy it,spinMaybe a good time to try that ad.scratchchin

The guy with the MK2 has put me in the waiting room,very nice old boy ,says he's going to give me a decision in a day or so,

been 2 still not heard, showed me photo's of his Cosi Capri, looks standard from the outside,great sleeper. and his ex/police Tiger,

still got all the bits on it including the bell.hope i'm still in to it when i'm 80, said he would buy it with the overdrive not working so will wait and

see but not holding my breath.Going to be hotter tomorrow so take care of that knee for fks sake, they need to be selective in

the work they give you if they want you in one piece for the rest of the year.

Just think i could have said all this over a cold drink beerby the swimming pool with you guys, better start diggingidea




rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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P5BNij said:
I've worked out the answer to rat rod's current woes, it's simple really.......... sell the Lambo, use the money to get the builders to build you a swimming pool, buy a RR Silver Shadow, do a 'Keith Moon' and drive it into the swimming pool, job done, no need for the underground car park!
Ha! Ha!, What do you think i am a Rock Star, That's one thing they didn't teach us at school,

A lot of people do say i look like a one hit wonder out of work ageing rock star, not sure how to take that smokin

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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newsatten said:
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Cheers guys, this is the Chevelle that lives almost on the beach! according to its plate its a 427 mouse! ekk....................
Perfect combination, doesn't get any better than this, almost looks like it could be on the Pacific coast road thumbup

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Sunday 13th June
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newsatten said:



Gave the old girl a pampering today, lordy she does Scrub up well laugh Fabulous and 50 .........................................
For once words fail me, she's stunning mate lick Are you sure you want to part with that for a T/A, add to it ,yes scratchchin


newsatten

1,145 posts

81 months

Sunday 13th June
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rat rod said:
Best to get out early,was at the beach by 8.45 am this morning ,45 minute drive that took me 1 hr 15 mins yesterday.

My mate with the Falcon missed 2 cheap T/A's yesterday and today, he subscribes to "Classic American" so gets it 5/6 days earlier

than in the shops and there was a ,i think he said 72 T/A for £14,500 ,needs work but looked ok in the photo,guy was going to

send him some detailed photo's but someone more local bought it yesterday afternoon, another one fitted with a 400 but still got

the original 455, phoned me again today very excited a 73 T/A still with it's original 455,white with red interior in Essex, again waiting

for photo's but got a email to say it was sold this afternoon , i must have missed seeing it it as it was on E-Bay under "Other Classics" not

American cars,

£28,950 classified ad.said it was mint ,both cars auto which is what he wants,seems you have to be quick if sensible money or nice car ,

while he's waiting for photo's someone 's on the way there to buy it,spinMaybe a good time to try that ad.scratchchin

The guy with the MK2 has put me in the waiting room,very nice old boy ,says he's going to give me a decision in a day or so,

been 2 still not heard, showed me photo's of his Cosi Capri, looks standard from the outside,great sleeper. and his ex/police Tiger,

still got all the bits on it including the bell.hope i'm still in to it when i'm 80, said he would buy it with the overdrive not working so will wait and

see but not holding my breath.Going to be hotter tomorrow so take care of that knee for fks sake, they need to be selective in

the work they give you if they want you in one piece for the rest of the year.

Just think i could have said all this over a cold drink beerby the swimming pool with you guys, better start diggingidea
Just goes to show they are still about!
But got to be a Manual , ironically i probably would be able to drive one at the minute!
Done a Add this afternoon, couple of pics, but deleted it while it was still pending laugh the wife and i went for a walk lunch time, the chally was sitting on the drive, when we approached the house , seeing it from a different view just blew me away ! FFs......................

For the first time i understood why it gets so much positive attention laugh


Edited by newsatten on Sunday 13th June 22:50

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Monday 14th June
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newsatten said:
Just goes to show they are still about!
But got to be a Manual , ironically i probably would be able to drive one at the minute!
Done a Add this afternoon, couple of pics, but deleted it while it was still pending laugh the wife and i went for a walk lunch time, the chally was sitting on the drive, when we approached the house , seeing it from a different view just blew me away ! FFs......................

For the first time i understood why it gets so much positive attention laugh


Edited by newsatten on Sunday 13th June 22:50
These old yanks get so much love from jo public,after all the hype from these Hot Rod programs now ,when normal

people see them in the flesh they get so excited , we forget after all these years around them we just take it for granted,

but it's a real treat for most.especially your car , it is the quintessential muscle car with the sun shinning on the bright orange

paintwork no wonder you get a lot of attention, and rightly so.yes


roscobbc

1,654 posts

209 months

Monday 14th June
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newsatten said:
rat rod said:
Best to get out early,was at the beach by 8.45 am this morning ,45 minute drive that took me 1 hr 15 mins yesterday.

My mate with the Falcon missed 2 cheap T/A's yesterday and today, he subscribes to "Classic American" so gets it 5/6 days earlier

than in the shops and there was a ,i think he said 72 T/A for £14,500 ,needs work but looked ok in the photo,guy was going to

send him some detailed photo's but someone more local bought it yesterday afternoon, another one fitted with a 400 but still got

the original 455, phoned me again today very excited a 73 T/A still with it's original 455,white with red interior in Essex, again waiting

for photo's but got a email to say it was sold this afternoon , i must have missed seeing it it as it was on E-Bay under "Other Classics" not

American cars,

£28,950 classified ad.said it was mint ,both cars auto which is what he wants,seems you have to be quick if sensible money or nice car ,

while he's waiting for photo's someone 's on the way there to buy it,spinMaybe a good time to try that ad.scratchchin

The guy with the MK2 has put me in the waiting room,very nice old boy ,says he's going to give me a decision in a day or so,

been 2 still not heard, showed me photo's of his Cosi Capri, looks standard from the outside,great sleeper. and his ex/police Tiger,

still got all the bits on it including the bell.hope i'm still in to it when i'm 80, said he would buy it with the overdrive not working so will wait and

see but not holding my breath.Going to be hotter tomorrow so take care of that knee for fks sake, they need to be selective in

the work they give you if they want you in one piece for the rest of the year.

Just think i could have said all this over a cold drink beerby the swimming pool with you guys, better start diggingidea
Just goes to show they are still about!
But got to be a Manual , ironically i probably would be able to drive one at the minute!
Done a Add this afternoon, couple of pics, but deleted it while it was still pending laugh the wife and i went for a walk lunch time, the chally was sitting on the drive, when we approached the house , seeing it from a different view just blew me away ! FFs......................

For the first time i understood why it gets so much positive attention laugh


Edited by newsatten on Sunday 13th June 22:50
The angle of the photo has a lot to do with things - that shot to the side from above really shows the lines and details of the car so well.

roscobbc

1,654 posts

209 months

Monday 14th June
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rat rod said:
roscobbc said:
You'd have plenty of people (car people) wanting to visit - just think, what a relaxing way to finish off ones day at Goodwood.......
Sounds a excellent idea,We can bore each other sleep with our motoring tales of the past, how we could buy Mustang fastbacks

for £3K back in the day, Hang on isn't that what we do now on the forum.thumbup
One advantage/dis-advantage about advancing age is that you become extremely knowedgeable about many things. Unfortunately that does not neccesarily translate into useful information that people that have any relevance to anything they are connected with or really want to hear. Fortunately the majority of people are so inherently polite they'll just let you ramble-on talking absolute bks about subjects they don't have one iota of interest about knowing at some in the immediate future you will either run out of steam, forget WTF the subject was, they'll fall asleep, suffer a coronary and successfully supress any desire to kill the person speaking (or is that just the effect I have on people......?)

newsatten

1,145 posts

81 months

Monday 14th June
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roscobbc said:
The angle of the photo has a lot to do with things - that shot to the side from above really shows the lines and details of the car so well.


Absolutely no doubt, thats why my vision yesterday caught my eye so bad !

RR i wonder if the white 73 455 was the one i had a deal on ? the owner turned out to be using me as some kind of security if his house deal went tits up!
Shame yes a slusher but a lovely one !laugh





newsatten

1,145 posts

81 months

Monday 14th June
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This is the car, the owner was a guy called Jeff.......................................... bummer it was a nice thing, oh dear having a wobbly again!
Still work in 30 mins will stop all that !

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Monday 14th June
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roscobbc said:
One advantage/dis-advantage about advancing age is that you become extremely knowedgeable about many things. Unfortunately that does not neccesarily translate into useful information that people that have any relevance to anything they are connected with or really want to hear. Fortunately the majority of people are so inherently polite they'll just let you ramble-on talking absolute bks about subjects they don't have one iota of interest about knowing at some in the immediate future you will either run out of steam, forget WTF the subject was, they'll fall asleep, suffer a coronary and successfully supress any desire to kill the person speaking (or is that just the effect I have on people......?)
Think your bang on rosco, couldn't have put it better Often think that when i ramble on with one of my "War & Peace"

SA's ,especially for the below 40's amongst us, a suppose they either humour us or skip on to the next post.rolleyes

rat rod

2,468 posts

32 months

Monday 14th June
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newsatten said:


This is the car, the owner was a guy called Jeff.......................................... bummer it was a nice thing, oh dear having a wobbly again!
Still work in 30 mins will stop all that !
Shame!! Would have been a keeper once you fitted the M22, no wonder my mate was disappointed,

Someone got a bargain as it said offers on the asking price, wouldn't surprise me to see it re-advertised

at a considerably higher price as a lot of yank dealers are around that area. yes

PS Never got round to seeing the ad as it was deleted by the time i got home,but from my mates description

i would say that's the one.

Edited by rat rod on Monday 14th June 08:16