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    It's fun and games in Northampton in the snow

    https://twitter.com/princesaayesha/s...985793538?s=21



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    Late 60's - Ford Anglia 105E - good fun
    Yes yes. I had two of them.
    I put a 1.6L cross-flow in the first.
    Didn't think to uprate the suspension or brakes.
    Thankfully somebody ran into the back of it and wrote it off.
    Helium, because I'm worth it.
    Waterboarding at Guantanamo Bay sounded like a radical holiday opportunity until I looked it up.

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    I think a big part of it is the width of the tyres. My Hillman Imp had 155mm wide tyres and was fine in the snow. My Lancia Delta Turbo has 185 and was also fine. Modern cars seem to have tyres of 205mm minimum, which just float on top of the snow rather than biting down through it.
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrygoss View Post
    It's fun and games in Northampton in the snow

    https://twitter.com/princesaayesha/s...985793538?s=21



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    Was it wrong to burst out laughing? Serves them right - if your going to do it make sure you are in control of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Yes yes. I had two of them.
    I put a 1.6L cross-flow in the first.
    Didn't think to uprate the suspension or brakes.
    Thankfully somebody ran into the back of it and wrote it off.
    Mish Nish in Tob has rally of Mull photographs on the wall, I recognised one as an Anglia that was local to here.
    That was running something exotic up front, and a Jag back axle; He used to drive through the middle of town of an evening and show up the boy racers in clapped out Escort Mk1s with a demonstration of axle tramp.

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    A friend of mine many years ago, whose father owned a garage, had a Morris Minor with a 3.8l Jag engine in it. The engine came back into the passenger compartment and the gear lever went backwards into the gearbox. This was before the 70mph limit and he got pulled over by the Police one day for doing 130mph down the Durham bypass. The Police couldn't believe their eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    I think a big part of it is the width of the tyres. My Hillman Imp had 155mm wide tyres and was fine in the snow. My Lancia Delta Turbo has 185 and was also fine. Modern cars seem to have tyres of 205mm minimum, which just float on top of the snow rather than biting down through it.
    I think low profile makes it worse - lots of cars stuck on Putney Hill yesterday in the snow; its not that steep but they had zero traction. Generally late model GTi Golf etc with massive wheels

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    My Celica GT4 was ace on snow; sideways everywhere on the £30 a corner Dai-Yung Hedgefinders I had fitted.
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    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Someone just sent me a spam email for personalised tshirts with my family name on. I think I'll go with 'Mouse blood runs through my veins!'
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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