Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 13 Dec 2014, 06:46

Wasn't there a 1.3 Capri too?

Back in the 70s a 1.3 was an incredibly popular engine size and it was amazing how a lot of so-called 1.3 engines were some way off...

BMC with their 1275cc A series, Poxhall with their horrendous 1256cc Viva thing and Rootes with the 1250cc boat anchor in the poverty-spec Avenger...

I know the ES9 3.0 V6 is a way off three full litres at 2946cc but somehow in 3 litres a shortage of 54cc is not so massive as a similar shortage in an engine less than half its size...

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Post by Northern_Mike » 13 Dec 2014, 12:12

CitroJim wrote:Wasn't there a 1.3 Capri too?
Yes. It was horrid and not popular. Difficult to re-engine too as the shell was slightly different to the ones with the larger motors.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2014, 17:06

Just to add a bit of visual interest, while I struggle to find a close-up of the tail badge from a 1.3 Sierra, this offering claimed "Convertible of the Year" in '13.

Hey-it was the "Top Gear" awards but it still looks pretty good to me...

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The Hyundai i10 refering back to the 10''s, won "Bargain of the Year" in the same awards 2013. Saw one and noticed it for the first time today, a little grey one which could only be described as a bit on the cautious side when assessing whether or not to overtake a stationary bus in front of us. At least it gave me plenty time to view the badge to cionfirm my ID.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Dec 2014, 19:06



Nothing finer at 1.3
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2014, 21:14

Thanks for posting that up Sticky. The owner really knows his stuff!

And here's the "fulviasport1,3" badge from the 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato -in the video.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2014, 21:30

and the 1.3 in question is a nice little V4

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by citronut » 13 Dec 2014, 21:52

how about

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2014, 23:26

citronut wrote:how about

http://tinyurl.com/o39mlnw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's a collection of 1300's. This one reminds me of a friend's car with a rather loud clunk from the rear offside. It was a nice low milage car he got from his grandad so the subframe mounting point which had rotted away got repaired.

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Could even be "black tulip"?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2014, 23:33

Simon Cars I have found are pretty good at car 'badge's how about this...a maestro in an interesting cars thread....who would have thought it :!:

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The Morris Ital

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The Cortina Mk II with the blue logo in the middle of the grille distinguished a 1.3L model,

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Post by Northern_Mike » 13 Dec 2014, 23:43

Maestros weren't a bad car. Shame a lot of them were saddled by ancient engines. When you think of what the Japanese were sticking in cars of a similar size back then and then think of the old rattly A-series....

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 05:36

northern_mike wrote:When you think of what the Japanese were sticking in cars of a similar size back then and then think of the old rattly A-series....
True but in its day the A series was fantastic for what it was.. To think it was turbocharged in the MG Metro Turbo was incredible and it made it a lot of fun. I know, I had one... :-D

And to think it held on from 1952 to 2000 and ended it's days as a fuel injected engine is even more incredible...

Read David Vizard's classic work on tuning them and see what could be wrung out of them and just how far they could be bored out... All the way to 1600cc!

All of the A series variants and all of the cars fitted with them might make an interesting (and long!) topic in its own right...

The Maestro was a good car, especially in MG form... So was the Montego. Just let down by shoddy build quality :(

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Post by Northern_Mike » 14 Dec 2014, 06:59

CitroJim wrote:
northern_mike wrote:When you think of what the Japanese were sticking in cars of a similar size back then and then think of the old rattly A-series....
True but in its day the A series was fantastic for what it was.. To think it was turbocharged in the MG Metro Turbo was incredible and it made it a lot of fun. I know, I had one... :-D

And to think it held on from 1952 to 2000 and ended it's days as a fuel injected engine is
....

A sign of BL/Rover's penny pinching and yet another reason that we no longer have a British car industry.

A great engine the A-series (and A+) might have been in it's day, but it's day had really gone by the early 80s -compare it to what the Japanese and nd Europeans were sticking in the latest cars and while not awful, it's not a patch on a lot of them.

I had an MG Metro. It was a great little car. It had a stage 2 head and cam, a big noisy SU carb, modern ignition and LCB manifold all of which I had fitted and set up by Minisport in Padiham. It wasn't much fun at low speed with that set up but it sang and went well once above about 3500rpm. Which, as I was about 25 at the time I owned it, it did a lot..

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 08:08

northern_mike wrote: I had an MG Metro. It was a great little car. It had a stage 2 head and cam, a big noisy SU carb, modern ignition and LCB manifold all of which I had fitted and set up by Minisport in Padiham. It wasn't much fun at low speed with that set up but it sang and went well once above about 3500rpm. Which, as I was about 25 at the time I owned it, it did a lot..
That was the stuff of dreams in the late 70s Mike.. We used to lust after that kind of spec. for our Mini engines. We were always on the hunt for a 12G295 head from an MG1100 and a Piper 731 cam go with it...

Oh what days :-D Our lust for a hot engine was only just slightly less than our lust for a hot girl :P

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Dec 2014, 08:56

Lets start off with a bit of colour

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Then a bit of original black and white

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and a PS which I came across which may be of interest to some :)

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PS Came across this as I perused the old austin adverts-not sure what "number" the car is though

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Dec 2014, 09:49

Here's another 14 this time from Alvis

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