How about a "look what I found" thread?? (Motorcycling Related for Sale or ADV use)

Discussion in 'Australia' started by GhostRiderFromHell, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I remember many moons ago, first trip to the UK, talking to someone about cars. Took a lot of convincing to get them to believe we shoved a 4.1 litre six in the front of a Cortina. Back then you couldn't just 'google" up the proof....
  2. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    The TS185 holds a special place in my heart as being the only motorcycle I have been offered for free that I turned down after riding it.

    It's one of two dirt bikes I would need a large cash incentive to have one in my shed (the other is the rather shit KLR250).

    I did consider getting a cheap one and making a road going RM replica, but then I saw the stupid prices they were going for.

    Yet strangely the 75 TS125 I had for a few years was one of the most fun bikes I've owned.
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  3. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    My family had a cortina six when I was a kid.

    250 cross-flow, slushy gearbox-type thing with a big T shifter, baby poo brown, vinyl roof. Went like stink at about 13mpg.
  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Old man had a TE with a 4.1 4 speed wagon.
    Went like stink, would light them up in 3rd.
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  5. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Best mate’s father had a Cortina when my mate got his license. We’d spend our free time doing ‘Peelies’ down the Main Street with Metallica blaring from the Pioneer stereo.
  6. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Is a "Peelie" like a "Ralphie" ?
  7. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I was a bit of a Cortina tragic, I owned 4 of them starting with a 440 with 4 on the tree, 2 door GT 4 on the floor, TD 2ltr 4 door with a 4 speed, ending with a TE 4.1 4 door 4 speed.
    Then I started playing with Escorts, before the smartarse comments start, they were the 4 wheeled type.
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  8. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Does a 105E Anglia with a Cosworth Cortina motor count?
    BRG, Fiat 500 seat on the floor in the back, extended steering column and universal to adapt, extended pedals, triple front sway-bars, and a megaphone off my old Triumph Thunderbird out the back.
    You could really hear (and feel) the difference when it came on the cam.
    Ate Cooper Ss for breakfast.
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  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with the two legged type.
    Usually come with twin cans.
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  10. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Not unless that’s what it called when you cruise the Main Street in your home town?
  11. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Still be all at sea....
    (It's a Marina....)
  12. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Blockies
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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    There used to be a Hillman Imp up here about 40 years ago that had a small block V8 Chev in the back and the biggest longest radiator hoses ever. Guy did wheel stands in it on the street.
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  14. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    My first car was a 1975 Holden Gemini - the sluggish 4 cylinder model but was a 4 speed manual.

    Yeah, I know - I didn't pick up too often. :bluduh
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  15. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    They were badged as a Morris Marina, even though there was also a small Leyland badge on the front mudguards. My father had a brand new mustard yellow one in 1973. I recall borrowing it one night about 6 months after he got it as a company car. Gears very hard to change, told him about it and he took it in to to the dealer the next day to have the clutch master cylinder replaced under warranty.

    Quality control was sadly lacking at BLMC in those days. The Marina was soon traded in on a mustard yellow Datsun 180B - which was a big improvement.

    The Marina wasn't even a patch on the Morris 1100, his previous vehicle, that I learnt to drive on.
  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    i had a brand new beige 82 with gold mags, luxurious 5 speed :D

    had it sitting in dads garage before I even got my licence
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  17. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Pretty sure there was never a 6 cylinder Marina in Oz.

    The only Leyland models with a six in the '70s were the Tasman / Kimberley and the P76.
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  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  19. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Yes, I've read that article previously Cruz but I don't remember them being released as a road going model.

    I was a big petrol head in those days and remember well how we Aussies stuffed local 6s into Cortinas, Centuras and Vivas (Toranas). I guess I must have been sleeping the day BL did that with the Marina. :scratch
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  20. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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