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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #1 on: 18.09. 2019 18:59 »
Great pictures Neil, and the weather looked brilliant.  I hope you came away with a trophy or two.

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #2 on: 18.09. 2019 19:04 »
Great event, with great weather, lucky you !

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #3 on: 18.09. 2019 19:06 »
Great pictures Neil, and the weather looked brilliant.  I hope you came away with a trophy or two.
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Thank you, Ellis. The weather was nippy at night but fabulous during the day. I did not win anything but got very lucky finding the shoes I lost during my 120 mile ride to the venue!

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #4 on: 18.09. 2019 19:39 »
Hi GB
Great pics,  *smile*
We grew up with an A35 van , 5 kids stuffed in the back on Sunday trips to the seaside  *eek*

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #5 on: 18.09. 2019 19:53 »
From a quick peek, pics look great. Looking forward to having time to give them a thorough viewing.

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #6 on: 18.09. 2019 21:19 »
Nice one GB. Great that Emily running so well (am touching my head for wood) after the cam follower journey! Hope to join you on a ride out soon when Oscar stops playing up.
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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #7 on: 18.09. 2019 21:48 »
Hi GB
Great pics,  *smile*
We grew up with an A35 van , 5 kids stuffed in the back on Sunday trips to the seaside  *eek*

Consider some of these in a bid to keep onto your shoes  *ex*
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Thank you John. I've just purchased one of those nets.

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #8 on: 18.09. 2019 21:59 »
Nice one GB. Great that Emily running so well (am touching my head for wood) after the cam follower journey! Hope to join you on a ride out soon when Oscar stops playing up.
 *beer* *yeah* *doubt* *good3*

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #9 on: 19.09. 2019 14:38 »
Hi john, once owned an A35 van , sold it quickly after the bonnet catch let fly on the M6 at 70 ,the dent in the roof as the bonnet hit was unbeliveable and the bang ,certainly woke me up  *countdown*
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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #10 on: 19.09. 2019 20:47 »
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the bonnet catch let fly on the M6 at 70

70  *eek* *eek* *eek* *eek*
I didn't know they could go that fast  *ex*

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #11 on: 20.09. 2019 08:42 »
An A35 van was just about flat out at that speed, about 5000 revs on a 3 bearing crank. In those days the original A series engine was the mainstay of all the smaller BMC range. Being a relatively longstroke design, most hard driven commercials needed a rebore at 30000 miles. I drove one for a living, local deliveries. Great fun, slim enough to whiteline down wide A roads. Handbrake on the right, between driver's seat and door panel, indicator switch on the dash top. Brakes..hydraulic drums on the front, rears...cable from a third slave cylinder, if I remember. Yes, it was a long time ago.

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #12 on: 20.09. 2019 08:55 »
One of my early vehicles was a Morris Minor van. 998cc, BMC, A series engine. There is a picture of me and my brand new wife, Janet getting into it outside Acton Registry Office in 1970. I could get the speedo showing 90mph!

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #13 on: 20.09. 2019 21:52 »
Hi All,
I still have the handbook, old brown taxbook and number plate from Dad's A35 van stashed away somewhere
I think the engine was either 803 or 848cc ?? (1956 or 7?)
He delivered milk from the family farm door to door around the locality with it for what seemed like years (probably about 9 or 10?)
Braking was always marginal on them in spite of a full re con, as I found out when I bought a saloon sometime in the mid eighties  *eek*
The 998 and 1098 BMC engines had a lot more poke than the smaller versions
I had a 998 mini with a Cooper cam and stuck a skimmed 1300 head on it, it went like stink (for a mini)

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Re: Pictures from Isle of Wight trip, Sept 2019
« Reply #14 on: 08.10. 2019 15:28 »
Wasn't the 805cc the side valve  version ? remember the the rear brakes were rod off a slave cylinder and my van had the rear seat conversion , quite a deadly thing really but we picked it up with an A30, a moggy and no less than 4 engines .We scrapped the moggy and sold the engines paid the guy £15 and made a very nice profit on top ,happy days , don't want another A35 ever !!
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