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#261 Wolford6

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:12 PM

My Mam's Metro had a strange existence. She "knew the roads" within about ten miles either side of our village. If she was on her own, once she got to Abergavenny or Newport, she parked it and caught a bus.


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#262 Larry the Leit

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:17 PM

Are you kidding?
You could pick up a metro for next to nowt.
Spares were free, just ask you mate down the pub to "borrow" a bit from BL.
The "A" series engine could run on an oily rag, lift the lid, change the points and plugs that was it. If necessary you could do a complete engine inc gearbox change in 3 hours.
cheapest motoring I've ever had.

 

Figure 1.  Bearman in a Metro.

 

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Futtocks, I get that about the Fiesta.  The Metro was a dog.


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#263 Futtocks

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:38 PM

The Metro was launched with a level of publicity few other cars have had in this country. They sold a load right from the start. I never was a fan, but I wouldn't say no to a 6R4!


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#264 Larry the Leit

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 01:44 PM

The Metro was launched with a level of publicity few other cars have had in this country. They sold a load right from the start. I never was a fan, but I wouldn't say no to a 6R4!

 

I agree, but the 6R4 had about in common as Idi Amin and my mate Dave from next door.  I'd bet big that there are more of the Metro's predecessor on the road today than the Metro.


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#265 Wolford6

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:02 PM

True, but BL lost money on every Mini that it made.


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#266 Ullman

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

Don't know what food source these swans had discovered but it  must have been good. They were really getting bounced about by the swell on the Humber.

 

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#267 Red Willow

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 02:50 PM

Anyone else experiencing "overwintering" ladybirds?

I seem to be finding them all over the house, especially around the windows.



#268 Ullman

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:21 AM

Anyone else experiencing "overwintering" ladybirds?

I seem to be finding them all over the house, especially around the windows.

Not something I'd ever noticed till we moved house about three years ago but where we are now we get loads of them spending the winter indoors.


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