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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭shagman


    JustinOval wrote:
    Nice van Shaggy, I think I remember you from Clive's on Hill St. back in the day ;)

    Cheers Justin, the van has just got a new set of wheels (refurbished western cyclone alloys) and is waiting on flared arches, bonnet scoop , teardrop moon windows a custom paint job and the hot rod flamed handmade shagpile carpeting I've been working on. Oh and replacement head gaskets :(
    I'm still skatin and BMXin after all these years, Clive runs Skate city on crown alley in templebar now. You might want to dust off the board yourself now after decades of campaigning we finally have some fine concrete skateparks on the way....... http://www.bushyskatepark.com


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 260 ✭✭69 mustang


    Not mine yet but thinking of buying it from my Uncle.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    Alan G wrote:
    - - - - - - Just a few of my Mk1 Escy - - - - - -

    [nice car Alan...what spec is it? and where in Cork are you? any meets or cruises going on with the Ford community?


  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭Stevo11


    My 2CV (for sale BTW ;) ) & Mexi Beetle


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    whats with the 95 reg plate?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,376 ✭✭✭Squirrel


    stevenk wrote:
    whats with the 95 reg plate?

    He called it a Mexi Beetle, and they were built in Mexico till a few years ago


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,495 ✭✭✭Abelloid


    Production stopped in July 2003, with the Ultima edition here -
    http://www.germancarfans.com/classics/5040331.014/5040331.014.1M.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,579 ✭✭✭junkyard


    Alan G, nice Escort, I saw it in Bandon on Saturday.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭franksm


    Here's my "new" 1975 Stag:

    HVV416N.jpg

    And pictures/videos of my previous 1973 Stag here, it was a good 'un: http://mx5ireland.com/stag


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Mmmmmm nice !

    I love those Stags...............you sold one and bought a better one ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭franksm


    Er... no ;-) You'll think I'm nuts

    I sold a perfect one and bought a cheaper "project" one ;-) Crazy, I know, but I love working on them so long as there's nothing structural wrong. This new one has an electric window not working, heater blower not working on "fast" setting, rear suspension needs renewed, brakes need renewed, some rust on the arches, a small hole in the boot floor, and a small hole on the driver's floor. But for the rest, and especially the engine & mechanicals, the car is absolutely sound. Lots of MOTs going back a few years to prove the mileage (69,000 miles) is genuine. Needs some new carpet but the interior is otherwise fab.

    So, nothing major wrong, just lots of nice projects.

    This one is an auto (compared to the last one being a manual). I have never been "into " autos, but must say, it really suits the car. It's a great commuter in the M50 traffic jams.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Jeeeeez that IS going against the grain !

    Still if you have the time, space and ability it makes sense !

    I assume you can do the work yourself...................even the bodywork ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭franksm


    MercMad wrote:
    Jeeeeez that IS going against the grain !

    Still if you have the time, space and ability it makes sense !

    I assume you can do the work yourself...................even the bodywork ?

    I don't even have the space ;-) I live in a "new" estate with no driveways, just carpark spaces outside the house. Still, the car would get used 2 or three days a week and would live under an outdoor cover the rest of the time. I'm more into the "daily runner" kind of classic rather than the driveway-queen

    The group I'm in (www.mx5ireland.com) have what we call "tech days" once every month or so - we meet up and do basic work on our motors - so there's always time set aside for doing stuff and helping hands aplenty.

    I can't do bodywork/rust/paint/welding, but all the other sort of work is easy enough. The engine doesn't need work other than the usual servicing so there's nothing (touch wood) major needing doing.

    I'll get someone to weld the holes in the floor shut, and I have the car booked into Mounttown in Deansgrange for a coolant change and a general "snag list" (they're a good bunch, they work on classics and know Stags inside out - they had a lovely graphite-silver Mustang notchback GT350 in there earlier this week)

    Wish I knew how to weld, though.

    Do you have a picture of your Merc ? I work in Leopardstown, haven't seen it about (you mentioned you had it into Ace tyres earlier...)

    Frank


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Here's a few photos !

    I've been in excactly the same position as you with no garage, I also use the car regularly over the last 4 years, in fact I have it 4 years on Saturday !

    I'll be getting the body done in January and then it will live in my new 3 car garage............complete with pit !! Yahoooooooooooooo ! :D


    DSCF0009.jpg

    park2041203.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    beautiful


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭franksm


    that's sweet ! Very few cars suit white-wall tyres, but they look right on this one.

    Have you see the similar Merc out in Killiney at the top of Coliemore road ? Can't remember if it's silver, or light met-blue, or white. The car sits out on the street, seems to be used in Summer but kept mostly under a cover the rest of the year - looks great in Summer, but looks well worn in Winter (bumpers get rusty/pitted). Got to hand it to the guy for using it rather than smothering it away in cotton wool.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,545 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    franksm wrote:
    that's sweet ! Very few cars suit white-wall tyres, but they look right on this one.
    They look left to me. :D
    There's none on the right at all (I presume one pic is older than t'other).

    A beauty though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Yes the car currently wears whitewalls all round. I think they make the diameter of the wheel/tyre combo look bigger whilst retaining the period look. The intention is to fit the correct wheels and body colour hub caps (in my attic) back onto the car next summer together with the whitewalls !

    That should look very nice !

    I will still use the alloys, which were only available from 1968 onwards, together with the blackwall tyres, for mundane regular use !

    The logic is that with the alloys the opertunists can only nick a centre cap whilst the correct combo would allow possible theft of the centre caps x 4 and the beauty rings x4, totalling about € 500 !

    As for the one in Killiney, I am in touch with plenty of other owners and that car sounds familiar, but I dont really know it !


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    one of my Cortina forums in the UK just told the story of one of these brought in by the council because it wasnt taxed and crushed......reported to have been immaculate...!!!! thats put you off your tea! i'll try and find a link for you>..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,579 ✭✭✭junkyard


    I used to have a 250SL back in 2001, a lovely car to drive and very advanced for their age. Power steering and disc brakes made it feel like a modern car to drive. Chrome bits and panels are extreamly expensive though. Sorry about the picture quality...pre digital camera.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Nice car Junkyard !

    Do you know where it is now ??

    Mine didn't have power steering, its an early one, but I have it half retro fitted now. Still need to overhaul the box itself, the rest is already on the car !

    The list goes on and on and on.......................


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,579 ✭✭✭junkyard


    It was a nice car alright MecMad, I sold it to a man in Limerick who had a large collection of classic cars and I think he still has it. As with all classic cars they always need something to be done, and then something else etc., its a neverending story but its a great hobby.:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 128 ✭✭adam01


    Hi members.
    i,m in Roscommon,any one near me that has a triumph Stag??!!!
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  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    Hi All
    A few pictures of my Triumph Stag and Dolomite Sprint. Both rebuilt to a very high standard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    hi, sorry all my photos of the stag are too large to upload for some reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭ds20prefecture


    Lovely Sprint - one of the few British cars that would tempt me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 914 ✭✭✭okistag


    Thanks Ds, She Is A Super Car. In All Respects Performance Handling Etc. Alot of time and money has been put into her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭Lyre61


    DS is right, beutiful car. super condition. you should be very proud of her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Yes bot those Triumphs are fantastic.............well worth the job !

    Who did the bodywork/paintwork ?

    A guy out in North County Dublin has a yellow one, looks clean, drives her hard too ! I pass him every morning going the other way !


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,643 ✭✭✭magpie


    DS, do you park that baby on Bath Avenue occasionally, or is there another shiny black DS doing the rounds?


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