A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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northern_mike wrote: the old Triumph nails. I'm not allowed a 96..
Ahh yes of course. The Saab 99 series engine was based on the old Triumph Slant 4 or half the V8 Stag engine...

It was only an old nail because it was so poorly built by Triumph. Ditto the Stag engine. Casting sand left in the water passages was never the way to go...

The Stag V8 is now a well-sorted and reliable engine and well-loved. I must say it sounds ace.

The Slant 4 also spawned the 16 valve Dolly Sprint engine.. That was well-loved in its day...

Te owner of the RX-8 wanted V6 power, ES9J4 to be precise) or nothing. Many alternative power plants were suggested, including a small jet engine, but none found favour so the project was binned :(

Rover did a prototype jet powered car in the 50s. It looked lovely. There's on in the BMH Museum at Gaydon which, incidentally, is well worth a visit.

Do take a box of hankies though as the missed opportunities for the British motor industry you'll see there will bring floods of tears to the strongest :cry:
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CitroJim wrote:
northern_mike wrote: the old Triumph nails. I'm not allowed a 96..
Ahh yes of course. The Saab 99 series engine was based on the old Triumph Slant 4 or half the V8 Stag engine...
The V8 was two slant 4s stuck together wasn't it, with all the horrors that could possibly occur from doing such a thing occurring in abundance? Weird heads that you could remove without taking out the overhead cams, single temperature sensor in one head (so the other could overheat and you wouldn't know!)

Saab took the slant 4 and made it reliable, so much so that I know that some Saab parts are used by the Triumph gang as upgrades.
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northern_mike wrote: The V8 was two slant 4s stuck together wasn't i
Yes, exactly that!
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CitroJim wrote: Rover did a prototype jet powered car in the 50s. It looked lovely. There's on in the BMH Museum at Gaydon which, incidentally, is well worth a visit.
Jools Holland runs one - maybe the same one?

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:) re-reading the article I see it is only a replica.
Radiator fan a bit of a giveaway. :oops:
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My second car was a Stag Mk2, knowing that they had a slight reputation for overheating I kept a very close eye on the coolant level by way of regularly removing the plug on top of the radiator rather than trusting the level in the header tank. The issue here was that the coolant level in the radiator would require regular topping up whereas the level in the header never dropped leading me to believe may well have been reason so many of them overheated.
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I think somebody has taken jet powered Rovers a bit further;

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CitroJim wrote: Rover did a prototype jet powered car in the 50s. It looked lovely.
but the car following/behind it lost all its paint, rubber and plastic :shock: :shock: #-o :twisted: :twisted: :wink:

here's a link to one of the two i believe Rover jet cars, ( basically the Rover 2000 prototype body )

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Nice pair with very little connection spotted out and about. Not sure whether the Renault 4 has the attributes to be described as a GTl particularly if the "l" stands for luxury. Saying that, I have personally done a "gran turismo", 5 plus luggage, in a Ford Fiesta, from Northumberland to le Grand Bornand in the Alps :). I think I may still describe the Anglia as a "Super" saloon though.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:The other loose end was the pics of the Reliant Rialto, and also the very pleasing Reliant Sabre, probably the best looking Reliant of all unless you know better!

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Theres nothing like a sabre apparently..

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But that R4 is the posh one Neil. It's got the GTL rubbing strips and reversing lights on it 8-)

They look lovely in yellow :-D

I love the R4. I had two as a teenager..

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talking of the R4 last night on the box

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Undeniably a nice pair, but not very French, bit of Spanish/English both with a dash of Italian

from the back:

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from the front

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Spot on. The Victoria is the Spanish bit, built in Pamplona, also built in South Africa and known as the Apache.

The same designer did this

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although probably more famous for his other works including this

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I think he must have lost his mind in his later years, poor old Giovanni. Imagine designing the Ferrari 250MM, and then that plastic turd.. :shock: