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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  08:09:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
some in-car from the Solway rally

http://youtu.be/q4JXkzBaOVs

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

Edited by - andyb on 22 Oct 2014 08:12:12
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bigt80

United Kingdom
932 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2014 :  23:10:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So good to see what Rootes should have done when the model was out; (but Chrysler weren't interested) campaign it like they did the Series cars. Some great photos there Andy & well done for flying the Fastback flag so well. G.
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2014 :  14:40:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Solway classic rally 19th oct

The last event of the year :(

We only had one problem (apart from a very tired smokey engine)
which was a brake pipe coming out of the handbrake master cylinder
on the finish line of the first test,so we flattened the end over &
carried on with front brakes only & using the cable handbrake on the loose surface tests

we finished 6th overall and 2nd in class

This time we got some in car footage which I will upload during the week until then here are some more photos lol














sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2014 :  10:20:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More excellent photo's Andy - here's hoping you can mend her without too much grief!

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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 19 Oct 2014 :  21:32:28  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful car.
Great pictures.
Well done!


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bigt80

United Kingdom
932 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2014 :  21:17:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting up the pics Andy. Sorry to hear of troubles; esp the engine! You still did well. Hope it lasts for last one and that the repair is not too expensive. Cheers. G.
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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2014 :  16:51:07  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So, Andy, the fog behind your car in the pics is smoke and not speed?

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2014 :  10:51:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictures and editorial from the Doonhamer Classic Rally 21st September








http://www.britishroadrallying.com/doonhamer-2014-review/

Missed a cone on one of the later tests which denied us a class win but still managed to finish 10th o/a
I bent the alloy handbrake lever and the engine used 2 litres of oil and was smoking quite badly

The next and last event for this year is this weekends Solway classic just hoping the engine holds out as its starting to misfire on idle due in part to total lack of compression on number 3 cylinder !

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2014 :  11:38:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120



Hats off to you




Yep.... I'm not sure I'd have the bottle to spend so much time restoring a car and then thrash the hell out of it in competition. Keep the pics coming.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2014 :  10:02:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its holding up very well as it gets used pretty hard, the engine is the only thing letting it down,I need to get the Holbay rebuilt but not sure who to entrust the rebuild to...

it does get plenty of attention I have taken it to a few local classic meets people love to tell about the fastback/H120/hunter/gls they had years ago :)

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2014 :  09:23:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andyb
Hope the picture overload isn't boring you all


Not a bit of it, pic whoring is perfectly acceptable! How is the old girl holding up to the rigours of competition?

I bet you get plenty of compliments with it being something different from the mainstream classic rally vehicles.

Hats off to you

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2014 :  11:49:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few photos from recent events

Ran as course opening car (car 0) on the St Wilfrids classic again on Sunday 3rd august

http://www.riponmotorsportclub.co.uk/st-wilfrids-rally







Then did the devils tour '85 last sunday, the 165 mile non competitive route followed the 1985 motoring news btrda road rally round (night rally) which started and finished near Kendal and looped the dales past tan hill and barnard castle before returning via Kirkby Stephen and leases ford to the finish at the heaves hotel near Levens





Hope the picture overload isn't boring you all



sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 17 Jul 2014 :  12:08:11  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great video, thanks.

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 17 Jul 2014 :  06:49:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
10/10 for the sound of those webers too
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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 16 Jul 2014 :  19:37:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great stuff Andy!!..... Hope the paintwork didn't take too much of a hit when those rocks started flying.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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