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by mikeyb
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Supercharging the 2500 Saloon
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Supercharging the 2500 Saloon

I'm sure I read something somewhere about turbo or supercharging a big six. Think they were planning on using MG Metro Turbo carbs, can't remember much more. Interesting project, I look forward to reading about it. I'm sure I read something somewhere about turbo or supercharging a big six. Think th...
by mikeyb
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Important, check your nuts!
Replies: 36
Views: 4156

Re: Important, check your nuts!

When I had my 1275 mini I was round a freinds house checking the timing and tune of the carb. We would set it up, give it a quick spin round the block, mostly in 1st as I was looknig to improve the pickup. Anyway did that a couple of times and on the third time round got stopped and given an attempt...
by mikeyb
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What cars did your Dad drive?
Replies: 52
Views: 3666

Re: What cars did your Dad drive?

Ooh, let me think, he had a mk2 spitfire and a couple of mk3's, at least a couple of heralds, this is around 1967-1975 ish. erm, he had a Noble 200 bubble car which i think was his first car. not sure if he ever got his hands on grandads Opel Olympia. moving into late 70's early 80's, an austin A55 ...
by mikeyb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: back to the fold
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: back to the fold

Sounds like the one mate. TBH i think it may be more cash than I wanted to part with, but I am reserving judgement. he did mention the pump up towing system and I knwo through a freind he is in to his minis. Frankly I think my mate wants me to go and look just so he can come along and have a butcher...
by mikeyb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted the old beast yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 463

spotted the old beast yesterday

Spotted the old beasty VNG473S in Boston yesterday, first time ive seen it for a couple of years.

Looking a bit sad and sorry to say the least, hope whoever has it is going to put some time in and stop her getting too much worse.

makes me want to cry :cry:
by mikeyb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: back to the fold
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: back to the fold

Man o/d mk1 in nice condition with minilites has to be worth £2k+ nowadays, the days of good cheap mk1s are long gone mike Colin. I disagree partly, forinstance theres a mk1 on the site here for £1600. And fleBay suggests 12-1500 for ok roadgoing cars, rising with condition, in fact mk2's are start...
by mikeyb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: back to the fold
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: back to the fold

So it post lift?. If solid and mot'd etc I would say £1800ish due to requiring paint cosmetics. If it was mint then they can be upto £3k and more.....................the MK1's are going up :D As it got Shadow Blue interior? It not a guy called Matt selling it is it or Arron? Only ask as I know two ...
by mikeyb
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: back to the fold
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

back to the fold

Going to look at a mk1 local to me on Saturday.

whats the going rate at the mo for tidy on the road mk1's?

could do with a paint but is very solid, i.e just chips ect spoiling it.

Dont want to give too much away at the moment. :D however it has minilites and a man od box, and is a lovely blue.
by mikeyb
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: MK2 engine bay
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: MK2 engine bay

Your not gonna "blow it" are you?

Just remember you want an S (8.5:1) or a USA spec (7.5:1) head to prevent it blowing up!
by mikeyb
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare cars you've seen recently
Replies: 320
Views: 33760

Re: Rare cars you've seen recently

Rowan atkinson by any chance? His is maroon, but he did crash it a few weeks back.