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Hi, on look out for a Wind

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Post by pittstop Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 9:59

Can well understand your heart being with Lotus a sophisticated; & as you say a bit fragile; piece of machinery.

Delortos. Just a effective as Webbers but not so well known.

Have owned a series of sports cars; Fairthorpe, MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healey, Merc SLK.

But: the car that gave me the greatest pleasure; & also the most hassle; was a 2001 Alfa Spider 916 V6 3 Litre. 
Sometimes I enjoyed it too much & regularly returned 19mpg. Too powerful for it's chassis it was a real hooligan.

That said the Wind is an eccentric & fun choice which can also be very practical when it comes to carrying holiday luggage & golf gear.
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Post by mdw Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 10:11

My mate has the smaller engine Spider and whilst he enjoys it its always needing a little work Very Happy.   My wife and I met at the Triumph Sports six Club  in the early 90s as we had spitfires.   Before and after pics of mine.   It really was a full rebuild.

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Post by pittstop Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 11:01

Had a Herald Convertible & pic of engine bay reminded me when one could change a head gasket on one in a 2 to 3 hours no rush. 

Happy Days
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Post by mdw Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 11:40

@pittstop wrote:Had a Herald Convertible & pic of engine bay reminded me when one could change a head gasket on one in a 2 to 3 hours no rush. 

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Yep with the wheel as its own inbuilt seat to make life comfotable. Laughing      Later we had a 12/50 herald,  that sure was interesting when you cornered and the back end jacked up with both rears tucked under.    A mate and I did a chassis swap on it over a weekend.   Different time in motoring.
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