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Welcome back Lawnsman :)
thanks zigs-never really left, except in name only, the MG that I had since 19990 is moving on to Atlanta, Georgia, and I didn't think it fitting to retain the title any longer. (Now, if the triumph TR6 I've had my eye on would happen to land at my doorstep, then I suppose I could become triumphguy, lol.)
 

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Welcome back (kinda)! ;)
 

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I recon a heavy duty pick up would be more uses to a lawnmower man ..........maybe a Chevrolet Silverado;)
So what are you going to get to replace the MG? What about a nice Lotus?
well, the MGB has a fuel injected V6 transplant of the GM variety, and is a real hoot to drive-but now I'm looking at a bone stock TR6.
 

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I recon a heavy duty pick up would be more uses to a lawnmower man ..........maybe a Chevrolet Silverado;)
funny you mention pickup trucks, as a lawnsman, I've always driven red ford F150's. Currently on my 5th one and looking for a new, yep, red F150. LOL
 
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funny you mention pickup trucks, as a lawnsman, I've always driven red ford F150's. Currently on my 5th one and looking for a new, yep, red F150. LOL
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I am partial to the F-250. This is my 1993 and it is flawless including the original paint. Not real practical but coupled with my 3 ton capacity trailer there isn’t much I can’t do.
 

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Hi,

Welcome back the lawnsman. :)

I'd much rather have Doug's beast F-250 any day over the Triumph TR6? The only problem here in the UK trying to run the F-250 would be to obtain a mortgage just to fill it with fuel? :)

You mentioning a TR6 reminds me of when Bron and I were just about to be married; a friend had a TR6 and it needed its gearbox/overdrive sorting out and of course I was asked to do the work; with our marriage imminent and sorting out our house mortgage I didn't have the time but my friend then said if I could remove the gearbox unit he had another friend who could repair it? I pulled out the unit and my friend collected it; about a week later my friend arrived saying his other friend had really messed up; he had stripped the overdrive but didn't know how to put it all back together; a brand new gearbox was supplied but the overdrive was just a big box of springs etc, anyway I completed the job and took Bron for a spin in it to try it out; yes everything was now working so my friend was absolutely delighted.

A short while later my friend informed me the TR6 was now a wreck having been written off; he had been towing it on a trailer behind his Land Rover when the towing hitch snapped. If I recall I think the TR6 was rated at 160bhp? Oh um such is life.

Below is a picture of a car exactly as I used to own it being an Austin Healey 100/4. I'd like to own it now but not with a price tag of £80,000 in top condition; I paid £150 for mine in showroom condition but over 40 years ago.

Kind regards, Colin.

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Had an austn healey too (sprite) .....3 of them...triumph spitfire, stag and one or two others. Those were the days, driving in the open air simply seemed like fun time :):)
 
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This is the last of my hobby cars. It is a 1950 Studebaker Champion. I sold it 2 years ago when we moved to North Carolina. I owned it and drove it for over 30 years. It was a 390 point car in AACA National judging. They deducted points because I had the roof painted white, the pin stripes and the mud flaps.
 

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This is the last of my hobby cars. It is a 1950 Studebaker Champion. I sold it 2 years ago when we moved to North Carolina. I owned it and drove it for over 30 years. It was a 390 point car in AACA National judging. They deducted points because I had the roof painted white, the pin stripes and the mud flaps.
sweet!
love that subtle accent stripe on the fenders.
 

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@the lawnsman our MG ZT 190 as just moved on to other hands and hubby as replaced it with a Rover 75 auto connoisseur estate...for his car meets and the skip ;)
 

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Hi,

Nice car Doug; I well remember when white wall tyres were all the rage but not seen any for years.

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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@the lawnsman our MG ZT 190 as just moved on to other hands and hubby as replaced it with a Rover 75 auto connoisseur estate...for his car meets and the skip ;)
I admit I had to look the ZT up! Was yours the wagon? Those have a nice, sophisticated look.
The front end somewhat reminds me of the MG Rover V8 they modeled off the MGB lines-they can now be brought into the states and they are a sweet looking 2 seat roadster!
 

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