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Harmonic Generator
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67 Mini

Unread post by Harmonic Generator » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:11 pm

This is from a local garage -

http://www.ajfmotorengineersltd.co.uk/u ... 6394613034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I cant see it ever shifting for the asking price.
Yam XJ550- Ebay error,sold cheap
Yam RD250- Sold to fund Crusader
Yam SRX600- Crashed, taken & crushed
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Yam SRX400- Broke for parts
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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by mervin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:46 pm

ALL OF OUR VEHICLES ARE PUT THROUGH OUR WORKSHOPS FOR THOROUGH SERVICING THAT PROVIDES CONFIDENCE, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by scotduke » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:40 am

needs work for sure

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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by tornado64 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:02 pm

quite a reasonable price realy !! if all complete and original parts are there !!! you are hard pushed to find an escort mk1 or mk2 rough arse project for under 500 nowadays !!

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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by scotduke » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:41 pm

tornado64 wrote:quite a reasonable price realy !! if all complete and original parts are there !!! you are hard pushed to find an escort mk1 or mk2 rough arse project for under 500 nowadays !!

But why? A stock MKI Escort is a dog. OK, so the Mexico and RS1600 and RS2000 are ok and even the 1300E isn't bad. But why oh why are stock 1100L four doors claiming decent money? I had a 1300L and it was a rustbox.

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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:54 pm

I had a Mk2 1300GL, that was a rust box too & even worse after I rolled it :lol:
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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by johnr » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:14 pm

nostalgia, pure and simple. in terms of a cold hard comparison using just reliability, build quality, performance, economy and finish a modern jap 400 is far superior to a 1960's brit parallel twin. yet i dont think any of us would, if we had one, swap a bonnie for a cbr400 for example. sure escorts were rusty rotboxes that bounced and rolled round the bends. but then bonnies et al were rusty oily unreliable lumps of iron yet we all drool over em!

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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by scotduke » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:52 pm

johnr wrote:nostalgia, pure and simple. in terms of a cold hard comparison using just reliability, build quality, performance, economy and finish a modern jap 400 is far superior to a 1960's brit parallel twin. yet i dont think any of us would, if we had one, swap a bonnie for a cbr400 for example. sure escorts were rusty rotboxes that bounced and rolled round the bends. but then bonnies et al were rusty oily unreliable lumps of iron yet we all drool over em!

Same reason people fork out stupidly large amounts of cash for ugly old tiddlers like FS1Es I suppose.

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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by mervin » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:04 am

scotduke wrote:
johnr wrote:nostalgia, pure and simple. in terms of a cold hard comparison using just reliability, build quality, performance, economy and finish a modern jap 400 is far superior to a 1960's brit parallel twin. yet i dont think any of us would, if we had one, swap a bonnie for a cbr400 for example. sure escorts were rusty rotboxes that bounced and rolled round the bends. but then bonnies et al were rusty oily unreliable lumps of iron yet we all drool over em!

Same reason people fork out stupidly large amounts of cash for ugly old tiddlers like FS1Es I suppose.
you hit the nail on the head there mate. I got on a FS1E a few years ago,did a mile up the road and a mile back and swore never again
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Re: 67 Mini

Unread post by triumph5ta » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:27 pm

Riding or driving old vehicles is often more fun, at least in the short term.
Bopping along an English country lane on an old Triumph or whatever is a wonderful experience even though in many ways it is inferior to a modren bike.
Hurling an old Mini through the bends is also hilarious fun in a way you dont get in a modern car.
Its because they really don't make them like that any more.

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