The "Frogeye" (remember I'm British), is one of those cars, which everbody loves. It is just so rightClearHooter said:I got to love the Spridget. I've got a MkIII Midget with over 500,000 hard miles on it. Engine still has no ware on it and is still running the same tappets. I've also got a Bugeye I hope to restore one day but the whole floor board is gone. I really like the "Fidget" better than the Bugeye for getting from point "A" to "B" and back as well as handling. But the Bugeye exudes class.
Divided by a common language.....ClearHooter said:Frog Eye = Bug Eye
Bonnett = Hood
Hood = Roof
Boot = Trunk
Wing = Door or Fender?
Spanner = Wrench
Tappet = Lifter
Pissed = Drunk
Shag = Well...Not the dance here in the States.
And George Whitworth should have been castrated, stripped of his citizenship and deported to Antartica. His wire wheels suck and his fastners are bastard to everything in the world. I had nightmares about a union between Whitworth and Lucas. Talk about a giant step back into the Stoneage?
Asking me for advice on keeping a British car running?ClearHooter said:BLYME Gov'ner! Can speak British, I can. Still can't spell it worth a darn though. :thumbsup:
I've got a serious question. I've owned a British car since 1970. The same one actually. No matter what I do, if I let it set or run the crap out of it, I still have to replace the brake hydralics every two or three years. I also have to go through those Lucar Connectors with 22 cal barrel brush to remove the oxidation that builds up on them. North Carolina ain't nearly as balmy nor humid as Brittian.
Do, or did, you guys have to do the same thing to the older British rides?
I know the latter MG's and Triumphs went to quick disconnects which I assume solved most of the problems. But by then JRT had screwed the BMC / Leyland cars up so bad; stopping and seeing at night were the least of the worries. The way they put the Standpart motor and tranny in the Midget was like a type "A" liver being transplanted into a B- body. I saw more than one Midget actually reject the motor. As in, the mounts broke and the only thing that kept it from hitting the ground was the crossmember.
But if y'all have a trick (other than "Export the bloody things.")to that Lucas / Gurling question I'd sure like to know the answer.
Yep that's a common missconception, all brits can tune SU Carburettors.ClearHooter said:Hummmm. I just figured that was something that was a genetic trait. Ya know? After so many generations of having to deal with it; Its passed down from one generation to another. Oh Well.