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You have to love some of the views you get in Edinburgh

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^^^ Ah the Dugald Stewart monument on Carlton hill.

I think we need a “where are we now watches with background scenery” thread. :)

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Wonderful old restored Morris Minor outside my favourite coffee shop today. The owners, expat Brits and members of the Paphos Classic Car Club, were at a nearby table. Looking from the rear I wondered how they got away with such a non-standard number plate, but they explained it was just a magnetic thing that they stuck on when they parked the car.

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Never heard of a Morris, but admittedly I don’t know vintage cars from the UK.

Are they good cars?
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Absolutely, Morris Marina and Morris Ital are motoring legends of the 70s and 80s 8)
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My first car, a Morris Minor 1000. I think it had little sticky out arms for indicators. Before registration letters. YRY, but I can't remember the number.
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Korkki wrote:Absolutely, Morris Marina and Morris Ital are motoring legends of the 70s and 80s 8)
Sorry for the hijack, but I looked at the Wikis on those and this little guy is just cool! Lift it 1”-2”, put some bigger tires with very minor spacers. You’d have a little beast.

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Korkki wrote:Absolutely, Morris Marina and Morris Ital are motoring legends of the 70s and 80s 8)
Legends indeed Korkki.

I had a December '71 Morris Marina 1.3 as my first car in 1974. It taught me a lot.

The torsion bars for the front suspension went weak, but there was a bolt on the end with lock nuts, that I was able to tighten up to raise the front back up.

It suffered from horrendous understeer, which I was able to adjust, a bit, by raising the front tyre pressures and lowering the rear.

Scariest was, with drum brakes all round (only the 1.8 L got disc brakes at the front) they were prone to fade when used hard. :Eek:

I ran it for two years and sold it to village garage for more than I'd paid for it; such was the general level of inflation in the UK economy at the time.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:08 pm
Korkki wrote:Absolutely, Morris Marina and Morris Ital are motoring legends of the 70s and 80s 8)
Legends indeed Korkki.

I had a December '71 Morris Marina 1.3 as my first car in 1974. It taught me a lot.

The torsion bars for the front suspension went weak, but there was a bolt on the end with lock nuts, that I was able to tighten up to raise the front back up.

It suffered from horrendous understeer, which I was able to adjust, a bit, by raising the front tyre pressures and lowering the rear.

Scariest was, with drum brakes all round (only the 1.8 L got disc brakes at the front) they were prone to fade when used hard. :Eek:

I ran it for two years and sold it to village garage for more than I'd paid for it; such was the general level of inflation in the UK economy at the time.

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nbg wrote:^^^ Ah the Dugald Stewart monument on Carlton hill.

I think we need a “where are we now watches with background scenery” thread. :)

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Neil, yes correct Calton Hill, fantastic panoramic views of Edinburgh and across the Forth Estuary to Fife and down to East Lothian. Literally a 5 minute walk from Princes Street too.


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Two snowstorms in the last 7 days makes for a beautiful walk for me and the dog.

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ajax87 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:24 pm Two snowstorms in the last 7 days makes for a beautiful walk for me and the dog.


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Very nice pic, but darn, that looks cold!!!... :problem:
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Thunder1 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:40 pm
ajax87 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:24 pm Two snowstorms in the last 7 days makes for a beautiful walk for me and the dog.


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Very nice pic, but darn, that looks cold!!!... :problem:
It was about 8 degrees F when we walked this morning… :cold:
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Whilst on my daily walk today, which I'm still on....

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^^^ Fabulous, Steve!
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