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Hello OnSafari

No I must admit I have not even thought about a Wolseley Hornet (yet). Something will no doubt drop out of the wood-work but the owner of the car mentioned, a Morris 10/Six, has not even responded to my request for more detail and I am not going on a three hour drive without some idea of what I am going to look at.

 

Bj

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Having spoken on the telephone to the owner of the Morris 10/Six and requested that he send me some more detail photographs I am still waiting, waiting and still waiting. In the meanwhile my better half has decided that I really do not need a four door saloon so he has probably been right in not bothering either himself or me.

It has been decided that what I really need is a Pre-1925 English or European, Light Car (under 1500cc) Possibly a mechanically complete rolling chassis, that I can build one of my staggered seat two seater sports/racing bodies on.

 

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Hello On Safari

That one is an early 8 hp, 2 wheel brake (no front brakes) with quarter eleptic springs all around, (one in each corner) They have a nice little over head cam four cylinder engine of just under one litre. As you can see this one has twin SU carbs and an outside "Brooklands" exhaust. It would do 50 mph down hill, if the hill was steep enough and there was sufficient road to stop at the bottom.

It is now somewhere in England.

 

Bernie j.

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Finally the Humber is all packed and waiting to be transported to the shippingagents depot before starting the long sea voyage to the U.K. Suffolk,  England.

 

Bj.

 

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Bernie, happy for you, but sad to see it go.  Maybe we will see a report on it some day, with a video of it running down a country lane.

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It gets collected first thing tomorrow morning; perhaps one last photo opportunity.

 

Bj

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I looked at the advert and sent a reply asking a couple of questions such as do you have a Radiator, Lights or instruments but got no reply. Right now I am helping our daughter to sell her one owner Toyota Starlet so have not worried about following up on the Triumph. If the vendor is not going to answer there is not all that much I can do.

 

Bj

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Also on Gumtree our daughters, one owner from new 1998 Toyota Starlet. 5 speed Manual two door. 2-OHC. It has to be good value at $750.00

 

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On 6/11/2017 at 9:39 AM, OnSafari said:

 

Hi Bernie, would this Triumph Super 7 be of interest?

 

 

Yes, I could be very interested. I have tried replying to the Triumph advert again. This time I did get a short reply to which I sent a return email offering to buy it at his advertised price. Sorry, no reply again. It is a strange thing why people advertise cars for sale and then apparently decide that they do not want to sell them after all. Oh well! Something will come along eventually.

 

Bj 

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On 6/12/2017 at 4:57 PM, oldcar said:

 Something will come along eventually.

 

I am now in somewhat better contact with the vendor of the Triumph Super Seven and slowly grinding towards an understanding. Hopefully eventually something may come out of all our communication. Just don't hold your breath!

24 hours later.......

I get the impression that the vendor is not prepared to do anything more than put out his hand to receive the cash. He seems incapable of doing anything to even assist in shifting the car out of his garage. I have asked if he could wrap the radiator and pack the loose parts into a strong cardboard box and he ignores the question. I have asked for his Bank or Paypal  details so I can send him a deposit to secure the car while I arrange transport and he ignores even this request.

I really do not want to make the 7 or 8 hour drive towing an empty trailer one way, count the money into his hand then load the car single handed and finally make the return 7 or 8 hour journey home.

Either he wants to help me to buy  his car or I simply go away and find something else.

 

Am I being too difficult?

 

Bernie j

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No, you're not being too difficult. I wonder why some people are so unhelpful when they are trying to sell something.

 

Best of luck and I hope it works out.

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Hello OnSafari

Thanks for your sympathy 

Sometimes I just wonder..........

I have just spent half the day attempting to put my daughter's Toyota Starlet on E-Bay for her.

 

Bj

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What you have all been waiting to hear, I have bought the Triumph Super Seven.

I will start a new thread for it in the next week or so.

First thing is to organise transport from Canberra ACT to Melbourne Vic.

 

Bernie j.

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That's great Bernie! Looks like an interesting project. I'll have to do some research on Triumph Super Sevens. (I've got a Triumph too, but it's a much later one. :))

 

What is the advantage of this car over the Humber? Is there less work to do to get it on the road, or more easily available parts, or ??

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Hello Paul

There are a number of considerations. Being 1929 it is closer to my own age. Being technically a "light car" the ease of handling components becomes significant as does the availability of parts. Throughout the past 60+ years my main interest has always been cars of under 1.5 Litre capacity. And I know that this one may sound a bit odd-ball but I LOVE cars wioth trailing 1/4 elliptic rear springs. While I felt that the Humber demanded a proper timber body frame, something oiutside my day top day capabilities and very expensive to have done by a specialist wood worker, I tend to look at little cars such as the Triumph, Singers and Morrises as being expendable, as such suitable  to receive one of my steel tube body frames that I can easily do in my own little garage using nothing more complicated than an oxy-acetylene torch. I have a very basic "tube bender" that I made for myself out of scrap, what seems like 100 years ago.

I can use as inspiration one of the "side valve" 1920s Aston-Martins. You only need to look at one or four  of my earlier projects to see the connection.

Very early in their existance Aston Martin's body builders had worked out how to make attractive sporting bodies without the necessity of using compound curves. I know that I have shown you some of these photographs before but I don't think that I can do better than repeat them. All four/five are examples of my square tube frame and aluminium sheet bodies. You may smile but I am quite proud that I managed to build them, plus a number of  other examples, working on my own  in a small single car garage plus an open carport, using only VERY BASIC hand tools. The top Black and White illustration is the Aston Martin!

I did have some outside assistance making the mudguards (fenders) on the two Morris Cowleys.The last in the collection of photographs is probably the most unique 1928 Dodge Four in  existence. If you look closely you will see that it too has 1/4 elliptic rear springs.

 

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Hello OnSafari

They are both "flat nose" for one reason or another I have never owned a Bull-nose.

Perhaps I am missing out on something but I will probably never know. I understand apart from the very early Bull-nose mechanically there is very little difference. It is  a strange thing but I have met up at different times two of the owners of the Dark Blue car but I have not seen or heard of the Silver (polished aluminium) and Red car since the day I sold it. This is most unusual as even the owners of cars that have travelled to the other side of the world, (The Czech Republic for instance)  seem to find me from time to time. So far I have not heard from anyone who wants their money back.

 

Bernie j.

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Bernie, those are beautiful cars. You are truly a craftsman. I especially like the red and polished aluminum car.

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