More cars you didn't know existed...

More cars you didn't know existed...

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Doofus

15,181 posts

137 months

Sunday 14th February
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deeen said:
Thanks! Never heard of it! If only someone had told BL UK, before they spent all those pounds developing the Maxi...
They were CKDs from BL, weren't they?

Jader1973

2,577 posts

164 months

Sunday 14th February
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finlo said:
deeen said:
PomBstard said:
Morris 1500 - Australian model based on the ADO16. Brown, natch....

Ok and what's the beige car in front of it? Some kind of 4 door estate (that I never knew existed)?
Australian Morris Nomad.
Yup - the offspring of an Austin 1500 and a Maxi:





BMC Australia made some oddball localised stuff e.g. 6 cylinder Marinas.

I think the oddest is the Austin Tasman / Kimberley which were based off the Austin 1800


They also made an 1800 ute






Jader1973

2,577 posts

164 months

Sunday 14th February
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Doofus said:
deeen said:
Thanks! Never heard of it! If only someone had told BL UK, before they spent all those pounds developing the Maxi...
They were CKDs from BL, weren't they?
No, they were made locally as far as I can tell. I think NZ assembled from CKD but also imported complete cars from Aus.



ajprice

20,163 posts

160 months

Monday 15th February
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HubNut went to Australia a while back, and did a lot of videos on his YouTube on Australian market cars like the Kimberley.

Hobbes003

60 posts

18 months

Monday 15th February
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Kawasicki said:
I don’t think it’s a destructive test. They load the tyre and then sweep it through a few different steering angles, measuring what cornering force is generated.
They still have to account for the possibility of a blowout, though.

Iwantafusca

864 posts

39 months

Monday 15th February
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ajprice said:
HubNut went to Australia a while back, and did a lot of videos on his YouTube on Australian market cars like the Kimberley.
Was just going to mention this chap but couldn’t mind his channel name ! He has a old invalid car he restored also :-)

eldar

16,143 posts

160 months

Monday 15th February
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Iwantafusca said:
Was just going to mention this chap but couldn’t mind his channel name ! He has a old invalid car he restored also :-)
Semi restored would be more accurate. Like most of his cars, a classic bodger, but very watchablesmile

LanceRS

1,743 posts

101 months

Monday 15th February
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What amazes me is that BL products from the Colonies looked worse than the ones we had!

Kawasicki

9,039 posts

199 months

Monday 15th February
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Hobbes003 said:
Kawasicki said:
I don’t think it’s a destructive test. They load the tyre and then sweep it through a few different steering angles, measuring what cornering force is generated.
They still have to account for the possibility of a blowout, though.
The stress/loads put through the tyre are very low compared to a drum test...so the chances of a blowout are very low.

Kawasicki

9,039 posts

199 months

Monday 15th February
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The Jimenez Novia

Hope it’s not a repost. Mid 90’s hypercar... 4.1l, W16 powered, 560 horsepower, air cooled, max revs 10,000 rpm. Design started 1985, ten years later one whipped along the Autobahn at 237mph... 3 years earlier and a few mph slower than the McLaren F1.




Bodo

11,115 posts

230 months

Monday 15th February
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Kawasicki said:
The Jimenez Novia

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Wikipedia: The Novia is powered by a mid mounted 4.1L W16 engine that was made by combining four Yamaha FZR1000 1.0 liter 4 cylinder motorcycle engines. It has 4 rows of cylinders with 4 cylinders in each row and a total of 80 valves (5 valves per cylinder). It also uses two crankshafts, unlike the W16 found in the Bugatti Veyron.

Marvellous!



Edited by Bodo on Monday 15th February 21:28

Kawasicki

9,039 posts

199 months

Monday 15th February
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Bodo said:
Kawasicki said:
The Jimenez Novia

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Wikipedia: The Novia is powered by a mid mounted 4.1L W16 engine that was made by combining four Yamaha FZR1000 1.0 liter 4 cylinder motorcycle engines. It has 4 rows of cylinders with 4 cylinders in each row and a total of 80 valves (5 valves per cylinder). It also uses two crankshafts, unlike the W16 found in the Bugatti Veyron.

Marvellous!
What an engine...



Bodo

11,115 posts

230 months

Monday 15th February
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snap! biggrin

Kawasicki

9,039 posts

199 months

Monday 15th February
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Bodo said:
snap! biggrin
beer


LuS1fer

37,501 posts

209 months

Monday 15th February
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Kawasicki said:
The Jimenez Novia

Hope it’s not a repost. Mid 90’s hypercar... 4.1l, W16 powered, 560 horsepower, air cooled, max revs 10,000 rpm. Design started 1985, ten years later one whipped along the Autobahn at 237mph... 3 years earlier and a few mph slower than the McLaren F1.



The Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette did just shy of 255mph in 1988.

ambuletz

9,286 posts

145 months

Tuesday 16th February
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I've just learnt about this.. the new toyota Glanza.



Only it's not even a toyota.. but a rebadged suzuki Baleno. wtf? I'd feel pretty cheated buying a toyota, for it to be a suzuki underneath.

ajprice

20,163 posts

160 months

Tuesday 16th February
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ambuletz said:
I've just learnt about this.. the new toyota Glanza.



Only it's not even a toyota.. but a rebadged suzuki Baleno. wtf? I'd feel pretty cheated buying a toyota, for it to be a suzuki underneath.
Maybe it's an exchange deal for the Suzuki Corolla Swace


carlove

6,586 posts

131 months

Tuesday 16th February
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ambuletz said:
I've just learnt about this.. the new toyota Glanza.



Only it's not even a toyota.. but a rebadged suzuki Baleno. wtf? I'd feel pretty cheated buying a toyota, for it to be a suzuki underneath.
Suzuki have recently released the Swace and Across, a rebadged Corolla and Rav-4



I believe Suzuki want Toyota’s hybrid technology and Toyota want a slice of Suzuki’s success in India.

ETA - I’ve been beaten too it with the Swace, but at least I can add the Across.

Edited by carlove on Tuesday 16th February 15:55

Triumph Man

7,185 posts

132 months

Tuesday 16th February
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LanceRS said:
What amazes me is that BL products from the Colonies looked worse than the ones we had!
I have a hankering after a Leyland P76, which I think look great (in a kind of shonky way)




Derventio

462 posts

62 months

Tuesday 16th February
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I actually like the idea of a six pot Marina. Just because....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpBCJJ3TFbc