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Old 02-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #29
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Well, I will say this before someone else beats me to it:

"The British drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators"

Also, before I got hooked on Alfas, my first two cars were 1956 Austin Healey 100's (100, not 100-4; there is no such model as a 100-4). The first one, in Michigan, needed a heat lamp on the distributor before it would start on a damp day. The second one, in Kentucky, was a 100M with hood louvers, and it continued to run even though I drove through a puddle so deep that water came through the hood louvers. Go figure...

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At one time I had a Brit car with the electronics designed by the prince of darkness. If it rained on the other side of the county that frigging car wouldn't start. I hated everything Lucas at that point in my life.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #30
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In regards to Spitfires (and many British Isle origin cars), the electrical god Lucas seemingly damned them to mediocrity with troubled electrical components. What did it for me was while driving my Spitfire down the road at a decent clip, the steering wheel came off in my hands, leaving me pondering my ultimate destination. I sold it soon thereafter.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:29 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by whem2fish View Post
1972 mercury comet 351w 4 speed with sliders 538 gears nos runs 10.80 all day long a money pit but fun
538's ??? Man you must have some Honker rubber out back !!! Gotta Love Acceleration huh ??? Old street racer here... 69 340 Dart Swinger,,, 74 Dart Sport 360,,, both far from stock... Ah,, the good old days...
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #32
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30x11 nothing special is street legal but I can't afford gas. Won't run on pump gas
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #33
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One of my money pits

Wish I could go back in the future and not buy it! lol
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Zoafan View Post
One of my money pits

Wish I could go back in the future and not buy it! lol
Gotta be a PITA finding replacement parts for that Flux Capacitor, huh?

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