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 on: November 30, 2018, 07:31:06 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
Update...  I got a DHL package yesterday from the seller containing the Bill of Sale and British Registration form.  Today, I got an email from the broker that's handling all of the Customs paperwork and duty fees for me saying that it's scheduled to load in England on 12/9 with an ETA in Galveston of 12/27.  So it won't get here before Christmas but still close enough that I can call it a Christmas present to myself.
Since my initial purchase, the seller has renewed the front and rear brakes -- replaced the radiator -- put new bushings in the engine steady -- repaired some faulty wiring -- and replaced a leaky exhaust.  He's also removed the flimsy "custom" dash and returned it to a normal center pod.  But he's also including the removed dash panels in case I want to try to find a more secure method of mounting them.  All of this was done at no additional cost to me.
Looks like I picked the right guy to do business with!   

 on: November 28, 2018, 04:52:21 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
They are saying mid-50 degrees and sunny for rally day!  New roads and reasonable December rally weather, along with some interesting cars means a fun day, so go to to preregister.  Sixteen cars have already entered, including BMW, Jaguar, Cadillac, Camaro, Corvette, Porsche, Volvo, Mini, RX-7, a five-car Team of Toyotas, and more.  For the puns alone, you ought to join us.

 on: November 18, 2018, 09:45:33 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
I usually tell you about the interesting cars that have entered so far in this spot, but more important as winter approaches is the predicted weather.  They are saying 60 degrees and sunny for rally day!  Perfect December rally weather.  Why don't you join us?

 on: November 08, 2018, 09:15:26 PM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by BritBits
It went for $21k.   Wow!   The argument was the rust repair and paint were done, so forget the wacky title.



 on: November 08, 2018, 12:56:50 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
Yep!  Sounds like the same guy I talked to about those same cars back in the late 80s.  It was either take all or take none and I had no place to store all of them here in Shreveport so I told him he was really losing out on money by not agreeing to sell them one car at a time.  He just brushed me off like he knew what he was doing.  WRONG!!!  You know the results of that decision as well as I do!!!

 on: November 08, 2018, 12:47:13 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by BritBits
I first saw them in the summer of '92, split between 2 of the "antique" shops in 80.  I went back in the spring of '93 and looked over the one pair, including getting VINs and engine #s to try to figure just what they were.  They were rough but I figured the engine/trans might be useful for my Cooper.

After making the intial deal of $425 for a pair the guy I was talking to had the other pair brought to his store and would only sell them as a package.   I wasn't able to at the time, but I went back the next year to make the deal.   The cars were there but the owner wasn't, and I didn't think to leave a message saying I'd take them.   When I came back a week later they were gone, supposedly to a scrap yard in 175.   I went to about 20 asking if they had the cars.   No luck. 

J, D & J

 on: November 08, 2018, 12:34:12 AM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by John Lieberman
I'd be leery about that one.  It looks sweet in the photos but there are just too many things about it that just don't add up.

 on: November 08, 2018, 12:25:27 AM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by BritBits
True, if you're trying for true authenticity.   I haven't looked lately, used to be the red upper sections weren't available new from the usual suspects, so I was pumped when I found a set at a swap meet in Dallas 20 years ago from a guy who'd been a BMC dealer back in the day.

I'm looking more at the car titled on the FE number over the radiator (no VIN tag), it's titled as a Morris with Austin badging, Cooper lower window trim without the upper piece.   Then there's the block with the oil filter that's a direct screw on, like my Triumph Spitfire.

Now I wish I was still in Abilene to eyeball the car, not that I miss working there except for the paycheck.   


Jim, Diana and Jimmy

 on: November 08, 2018, 12:23:28 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
Those sound like the same cars I looked at after I bought my 65 in 86 to turn it into a race car.  I really wanted one of those pickups so I could drop a 1275 into it and use it to tow the race car but the guy wouldn't even think about selling one pickup by itself.  He wanted to sell the whole lot.  Because of his reluctance to sell them one-at-a-time, he let the dreaded tin worm get to all of them and then nobody wanted any of them after that.  Don't know what ever became of them

 on: November 08, 2018, 12:12:07 AM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by John Lieberman
He calls it a 67 Mk1 but, if it's really a 67, it would be a Mk2.  Plus, the tail lights have an amber top half.  The top half should be red, like the bottom half if it's an early model.

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