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John Murphy

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About John Murphy

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  • Birthday 01/08/1954

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    Essex
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    Cars, obviously !.

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  1. Hi meX Yep prices have gone completely mental, been pricing up bits for Anglia, scary ๐Ÿ‘น. RP 1558 cc !, pedantic I know. J
  2. RP Prices utterly mental over here, all out of range. Just seen a Twink ( seized and bare !. ) sold for ยฃ4K at auction !!!. J
  3. RP Whats the spec of your engine ?, 40 years on still remember mine, a bit anal I know. Enjoyed our chats, thanks. Doesn't seem to be much input on this forum ?. J
  4. RP Well I did not know they were built in OZ, learnt something, where ?. J
  5. RP If want to cruise around in absolute comfort get yourself a Jaguar ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. J
  6. RP 16, blimey, whatโ€™s your involvement with them ?. Agreed, but Twink still my favourite engine, gave me much pleasure and loved fiddling with it !. J
  7. RP A mate of mine, he actually worked for AVO in Boreham as an engineer, bought a 68 TC in 1975, had it 3 months and didnโ€™t like it !!, he swapped it for a Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot ๐Ÿคก. J
  8. Genuine Twin Cam ?, in OZ, if so lucky man, still miss my LC 40 years on ๐Ÿ˜ข. J
  9. Hi RP 2 Twincams, well kept Iโ€™d say, lucky man. Did reply but does not seem to have registered !. J
  10. Hi RP ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ yeah I quite like cars ๐Ÿคฉ. J
  11. Hi All Hope not boring but :- No pictures, but a partial list of what Iโ€™ve owned over 48 years !!!. ( in order ) I really wish I still owned most of them ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข. 1971 - 1974 :- 62 Anglia ( was going to be a Twin Cam but never got completed ๐Ÿคฌ) 63 Daimler V8 - 65 Cortina GT 1640 pre cross flow - 63 Thunderbird Landau 390 V8, Aubergine with White Leather - 61 Mini Traveller with full race 1340, 649 Cam, 45 Weber etc - 65 Buick Riviera 425 Wildcat engine with twin 4 barrel Holleys - 68 Pontiac GTO. Lots of other less interesting stuff. 1975 - 1980 :- 2 x XJC 4.2, fabulous cars. 70 Escort Estate 1760 Crossflow, self built, work van ! - THE BIG ONE, 65 Lotus Cortina, bought in 75 for ยฃ200, yep ยฃ200 - in 77 I spent 2k on engineering and parts alone and built engine myself, took it from 105bhp to 172bhp Dyno proved !, Rocket box etc etc etc, never got beat in this, sold her in late 79 for ยฃ700 ๐Ÿคก, bloke had it 2 weeks and wrote it off and smashed engine, apple pie. My Favourite Car Ever. 78 brand new RS 2000 in Amber, bought this for Wife to make up for above !!. 1980 - 1984 :- Emigrated to Canada :- 76 Mk 1 Golf Gti - 77 Thunderbird ( like a boat ) 72 Riviera Boatail , 72 Cuda 340 6 pack - big cam - ported etc - lowered and stiffened, great car and quick, new in 1981 Yamaha RD 350 LC took this from 47bhp to 72bhp and very nearly killed myself on it, no more Bikes. Back Home 1984 to Now :- Hillman Hunter estate with 1725 Holbay, work van. 85 Rover Vitesse with 3.9 Supercharged Rover V8, nippy, 96 Alfa GTV. Pre Lit Westfield 1700 crossflow. Pre Lit Westfield crossflow 1760 A8 cam 45s about 170 bhp, mental. Caterham Supersprint, lovely thing. 85 M635CSI Manual. 2000 TVR Tuscan S, fantastic, 2nd favourite ever. In 2005 I went with money in my pocket to buy a Lotus Carlton for 12k yes 12k, it had a bad misfire and I bottled it, what a tinker lol ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ. 2008 world and life collapses had to sell all I had left of above. 2004 :- 97 SL 320, still have it, 2014 09 XJ TDVI still have it. 2019 68 Alpine in restoration now, probably go 289 V8 route !. looking now for Anglia to scratch itch from 1973 !!. Probably loads I have forgotten. Still not had these 2 and intend to :- 928 GTS, Elan +2s, Hope I havenโ€™t bored you to death ๐Ÿค“. Regards John
  12. Hi

    Does anyone know if Milton have stopped trading ?, Site not coming up !!!.

    Hope not as we have already lost 105e spares ( Piper slag )

    John

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