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Peter replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 9:47 PM

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In the UK, if registered before 1973, there is no road tax. This is mine!

 

Pardon me for being a numpty but what exactly is it - it looks to have the bonnet of a GT6 but the soft top of a Spitfire!

It is a GT6 convertible I had built for me in 1999. It has the chassis of a GT6 and the running gear along with the straight six 2.0 litre engine but has a Californian Spitfire body on top. It has a number of bespoke alterations - I went a bit mad as I could have had a respectable E-Type for the amount of money I spent on this but there again, I am happy leaving this with the roof down around Newcastle, which would be difficult to do with a Jaguar! 


Front by mcevedy, on Flickr

I have triple Webers to fit to it at some time - they are sitting in the garage at present. I did say to Lee we could go to Denmark some time in it, but for some inexplicable reason he seemed less than keen!! Big Smile

 

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Puncher replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 9:56 PM

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It is a GT6 convertible I had built for me in 1999. It has the chassis of a GT6 and the running gear along with the straight six 2.0 litre engine but has a Californian Spitfire body on top. It has a number of bespoke alterations - I went a bit mad as I could have had a respectable E-Type for the amount of money I spent on this but there again, I am happy leaving this with the roof down around Newcastle, which would be difficult to do with a Jaguar! 

It's lovely!!Cool I of course remembered you had a GT6 but the soft top threw me!! (and I thought it was green)Embarrassed

Anyhooo................................ if you enter "Trunnion" into Google, and pick the automotive link of the Wiki thread (which is top of the page) it says in the first paragraph -

"........On many cars (such as those made by the Triumph Motor Company[10]) the trunnion is machined from a brass or bronze casting and is prone to failure.........."LaughingLaughing

Which tickled me no end - my brother used to have a Mk IV Spitfire and it spent more time on axle stands than it ever did on it's tyres! I'd never heard of a "king pin" before then!Big Smile

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Peter replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 10:07 PM

A trunnion!


trunnion by mcevedy, on Flickr

Mine were in fact in rather good nick! However when they do fail, the suspension collapses! Though to be fair, it is not the trunnion that fails, but the vertical link that sits in it. Which is why one should never forget to oil one's trunnions.

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Evan replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 11:51 PM

Peter:
No front suspension at present!!

You'll have to try harder than that to fool me!

I see an anti-roll bar! Wink

That car is gorgeous BTW! Yes - thumbs up

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Evan replied on Mon, Oct 15 2012 11:56 PM

Peter:
Mine were in fact in rather good nick! However when they do fail, the suspension collapses! Though to be fair, it is not the trunnion that fails, but the vertical link that sits in it. Which is why one should never forget to oil one's trunnions.

By vertical link, do you mean the upright/knuckle?! That would be a terrifying failure!

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elephant replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 12:40 AM

Peter:
one should never forget to oil one's trunnions

sounds like a line from Monty Python / Benny Hill / a Ronnie Barker poem Big Smile

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Chaka replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:05 AM

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Puncher replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 8:33 AM

Evan:

Peter:
Mine were in fact in rather good nick! However when they do fail, the suspension collapses! Though to be fair, it is not the trunnion that fails, but the vertical link that sits in it. Which is why one should never forget to oil one's trunnions.

By vertical link, do you mean the upright/knuckle?! That would be a terrifying failure!

This is what my brother referred to as the king pin. It only failed twice (while I was in it) - there's something very special about the front passenger side wheel collapsing "in and under" so that you're pitched forward and down at some jaunty angle, whilst skidding to a grinding halt on your hubcap................especially in an open top car in the middle of town!!!

Definitely to be avoided if you don't like being the centre of attention and/or laughed at!Sad

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Peter replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 8:58 AM

Which is the reason I am changing to the suspension used in racing Caterhams. Collecting bits and refurbishing the wishbones at this moment! All nice and shiny! No electronics in a GT6 so nice and simple!!

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vikinger replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 10:11 AM

I had several Morris Minors in my youth.

The front suspension wheel supports consist of vertical steel castings (a long kingpin) with a threaded top. A sort of brass or bronze trunnion fits onto the threaded part allowing the wheels to pivot.

This type of suspension is notorious for failure but not quite as you might expect. Even with regular greasing, microscopic fragments of steel get embedded in the brass and then work abrasively on the threaded steel casting. On failure, the brass trunnion appears to be in perfect condition, but the steel threads on the top of the  kingpin itself are almost completely worn away. Trunnion pops off, wheel collapses..... ! It wasn't just Morris Minors. 40 years ago cars at the roadside with front wheels at strange angles were a common sight!

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King Pins, Links, and Trunnions, OH MY!

Of all the people I have come to know on BW, I believe only one knows what I really do (DID) while the Sun is shining.

Back in 19-dickety-aught, I was an engineer and owner of a prototype engineering firm.

One of our specialties (multiple patents area) was in the suspension of our equipment -specifically said king pins, links, and trunnions!

 

 

 

and... NO, Pounchy -NO FAILURES, catastrophic or otherwise! Laughing

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Peter:
I always wanted red leather!

Beautiful combination! Yes - thumbs up

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Puncher replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 9:46 PM

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and... NO, Pounchy -NO FAILURES, catastrophic or otherwise! Laughing

Jaff Trunnion - a Dickension character and Engineer/Owner of an Industrial Revolution foundry & machine works, manufacturing linkages, swivels and pivoting mechanisms (pat. pending) for all manner of steam driven machinery and mechanical contrivances.

Sounds about right!Laughing

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Puncher:
Sounds about right!Laughing

You make it sound so romantic!


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Puncher replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 9:58 PM

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You make it sound so romantic!

Doesn't mean we'll be swappin' spit in the shower!!Unsure

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new here
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color looks kind of weird on the picture :S
going to get a new car tho, don't know which yet.

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nick_armando:
new here
my audi a8

Welcome aboard!

I just traded my last A8L this past month! Crying

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I keep trying to send photos, but have been unsuccessful doing this for BeoWorld.  But since this thread keeps coming back, I can't resist posting.  

In the past couple of years I've been hard at work on a book about high-performance driving and auto safety, and this has enabled me to build up a nice little collection of cars (for research, of course, of course).  So, without photos:

A 2006 Honda Element (for lugging around BeoLab 5s, of course – I can fit 5 of them in nicely, plus a dolly).  

A 2002 Audi S6 Avant Quattro with some reworking, a little rortier exhaust system (useful for going to the Symphony in Boston when its snowing – or even when it's not)

A 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Spyder (Mitsu's twin-turbo AWD 4WS lil' monster with a retractable steel roof – they only made 800, for fun!)

A 2005 Morgan Aero 8 (the new aluminum Mog with a 4.4 BMW V-8 and gorgeous-sounding side pipes – pure essence of car!)

A 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG with the development package, for track days (to study hooliganism in the field).  

And I just test drove a new Morgan 3 Wheeler, so if I can just lose 30 lbs  .  .  .   

Thanks for listening!

Dave Moulton, Sausalito Audio

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Aero and Avant for me!

What a diverse lineup! A little bit of everything! Well done. Yes - thumbs up

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Evan replied on Thu, Oct 18 2012 8:24 PM
MrDMoulton:

I keep trying to send photos, but have been unsuccessful doing this for BeoWorld. But since this thread keeps coming back, I can't resist posting.

In the past couple of years I've been hard at work on a book about high-performance driving and auto safety, and this has enabled me to build up a nice little collection of cars (for research, of course, of course). So, without photos:

A 2006 Honda Element (for lugging around BeoLab 5s, of course – I can fit 5 of them in nicely, plus a dolly).

A 2002 Audi S6 Avant Quattro with some reworking, a little rortier exhaust system (useful for going to the Symphony in Boston when its snowing – or even when it's not)

A 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Spyder (Mitsu's twin-turbo AWD 4WS lil' monster with a retractable steel roof – they only made 800, for fun!)

A 2005 Morgan Aero 8 (the new aluminum Mog with a 4.4 BMW V-8 and gorgeous-sounding side pipes – pure essence of car!)

A 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG with the development package, for track days (to study hooliganism in the field).

And I just test drove a new Morgan 3 Wheeler, so if I can just lose 30 lbs . . .

Thanks for listening!

Dave Moulton, Sausalito Audio

An outstanding collection you have there! Seems like you know your stuff!

With those cars, hooliganism is not in short supply, enjoy!!

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Peter replied on Thu, Oct 18 2012 11:03 PM

MrDMoulton:

I keep trying to send photos, but have been unsuccessful doing this for BeoWorld.  But since this thread keeps coming back, I can't resist posting.  

In the past couple of years I've been hard at work on a book about high-performance driving and auto safety, and this has enabled me to build up a nice little collection of cars (for research, of course, of course).  So, without photos:

A 2006 Honda Element (for lugging around BeoLab 5s, of course – I can fit 5 of them in nicely, plus a dolly).  

A 2002 Audi S6 Avant Quattro with some reworking, a little rortier exhaust system (useful for going to the Symphony in Boston when its snowing – or even when it's not)

A 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Spyder (Mitsu's twin-turbo AWD 4WS lil' monster with a retractable steel roof – they only made 800, for fun!)

A 2005 Morgan Aero 8 (the new aluminum Mog with a 4.4 BMW V-8 and gorgeous-sounding side pipes – pure essence of car!)

A 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG with the development package, for track days (to study hooliganism in the field).  

And I just test drove a new Morgan 3 Wheeler, so if I can just lose 30 lbs  .  .  .   

Thanks for listening!

Dave Moulton, Sausalito Audio

I use Flikr which is free and just post links - works very easily.

 

Peter

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ɓʋɾɑɳɫɘɮ:

nick_armando:
new here
my audi a8

Welcome aboard!

I just traded my last A8L this past month! Crying

for what you traded it for ?
im thinking of getting a bmw 7 series the one that lee has, audi q7 or mercedes GL

 

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Maybe it's finally time for that oil change everyone's always bragging about. Laughing

(No, there's still no speed limit over here. Wink Can't wait to get the Turbo out next summer.)

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benoit:

Something more ecologic Wink

 

Something a bit less eco.  A Volkswagen.

 

 

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Albumeise,

 

What car is that? Looks excellent!

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butch1 replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 9:52 PM

vw phaeton

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Hey Chris just got an Audi A2 from a dentist in knaresborough. Just in time too with HMS Nissan Patrol going tech on me. Just over 2 grand and as mint as an aluminium car could be.

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89.5 Jaguar XJ-S V12

 

I love black on black, 2 door coupes with 12 cylinder engines.  Would consider a Porsche 928, though...

 

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Also '00 Honda VFR 800.

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Chaka replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 11:29 PM

Nice!! lol!!  You love the 70's extravaganzas!!!  Woof Woof!!  Stick out tongue

Love the XJS and 928!!

 

Sad Jaguar has been sold out!!

Another British institution bastardised!!

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Evan replied on Thu, Dec 27 2012 8:44 PM

I am waiving goodbye to my RL very soon.. Santa brought me this! Gift An '11 Accord Coupe 271HP V6/6MT Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

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Hubbe replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 1:14 AM

Porsche 993 turbo and an Audi RS2

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1.4 
170 BHP of pure Italian fun Cool 

Nice car Niko!

 

I'm sure it's a fun drive! 

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Evan replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 4:17 PM

eugene1960:

My first car

Rear wheel drive! Wink

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nick_armando:

ɓʋɾɑɳɫɘɮ:

nick_armando:
new here
my audi a8

Welcome aboard!

I just traded my last A8L this past month! Crying

for what you traded it for ?
im thinking of getting a bmw 7 series the one that lee has, audi q7 or mercedes GL

Oops. Sorry. Not here much!

I traded it on an EvMobile ... Honda Euro Wagon!

Woulda, coulda, shoulda done that long ago!

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Evan replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 4:39 PM

ɓʋɾɑɳɫɘɮ:

nick_armando:

ɓʋɾɑɳɫɘɮ:

nick_armando:
new here
my audi a8

Welcome aboard!

I just traded my last A8L this past month! Crying

for what you traded it for ?
im thinking of getting a bmw 7 series the one that lee has, audi q7 or mercedes GL

Oops. Sorry. Not here much!

I traded it on an EvMobile ... Honda Euro Wagon!

Woulda, coulda, shoulda done that long ago!

Big SmileLaughing

TSX wagon?! How are you liking it?

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Evan:

Big SmileLaughing

TSX wagon?! How are you liking it?

Exactly.

In a word: liberating.

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Evan replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 4:46 PM

ɓʋɾɑɳɫɘɮ:

Evan:

Big SmileLaughing

TSX wagon?! How are you liking it?

Exactly.

In a word: liberating.

Great to hear! I've heard similar comments from a few other people. I'm dying to test one!

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bayerische replied on Sat, Dec 29 2012 11:15 PM

eugene1960:

My first car

 

Nice, reminds me of Wayne's car in Waynes world. 

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