Drive it day

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Peter Hurst
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Drive it day

Post by Peter Hurst » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Whose this that made the Times news paper?
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Re: Drive it day

Post by Peter Hurst » Thu May 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Letter to editor follow publication of photo of Imp in the Times
Usual rubbish!
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Re: Drive it day

Post by bazzateer » Thu May 02, 2019 8:48 pm

I thought the auto choke went with the pneumatic throttle?
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Re: Drive it day

Post by yoeddynz » Thu May 02, 2019 11:14 pm

Hannah's sister in the UK emailed us that letter. How we giggled. No matter what the classic there will always be a hater who had a bad time.

Cant wait to get mine on the road! :D
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Re: Drive it day

Post by The Nun » Fri May 03, 2019 4:19 am

Thing is, classic, has nothing to do with how reliable something is, that chap is a classic example of an owner who never does any weekly checks on their vehicle probably. Then quotes the classic faults classically.
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Re: Drive it day

Post by Grahame59 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am

The Nun wrote:Thing is, classic, has nothing to do with how reliable something is…
Absolutely. In the same way that an antique clock is valuable even though it is certain to be less accurate than the clock on your mobile phone.
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Re: Drive it day

Post by 617sqn » Sat May 04, 2019 5:01 am

I'm getting the feeling that that letter is a recycled one. Either that, or I'm psychic. Perhaps someone should despatch a letter to the Times to highlight their error. :)

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Re: Drive it day

Post by 617sqn » Sat May 04, 2019 5:08 am

And, if true, I guess his mini didn't rust, didn't fail in wet weather, or leak, and didn't attempt to rattle his fillings out, or cut his head open if he ever checked under the bonnet.?

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