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Duncan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:25 am    Post subject: Been lurking a while Reply with quote

Hi Folks,
I have been lurking and enjoying your site here for a little while now. I registered the other day, and Frosty sniffed me out and sent a nice private message welcoming me. I live on the West Coast of Southern California in a city called Huntington Beach, which is appx 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

I am a Morris LCV nut, and a few years ago stumbled upon an actual British GPO Van that I bought. I ended up contacting Russell Harvey, and he wrote an article on it for Minor Monthly. The article about it is here if you're interested: http://home.earthlink.net/~duncanm/vanart.htm (Warning: it's a big download) Unfortunately, I was laid off my job at the time, and that van is gone.

I just purchased another van that seems to have been in the Arizona desert since new, and it looks to be a very nice example without too much rust. I won't have it home until July 19th, but I am looking forward to getting started on it. The master cylinder is frozen and the loom is a disaster, but I was able to drive it up and down the owner's private airplane landing strip! (There's a lot of room in the desert)

I don't know why the left taillight is missing, and the custom rear bumper isn't quite to my liking, but any LCV is hard to come by in the States, so I think I got fairly lucky.

I'm not too keen on leaving the van all original, and I have gotten a lot of ideas from here. (70's and 80's Datsun were sold here in the millions) I am also looking into the possibility a Nissan SR20DE swap. I haven't seen that motor in a Morris yet, and I don't quite understand why. We have no restrictions or inspections of cars made prior to 1976, so the field is wide open here for modifications.

I hope you'll let a Yank hang out here a bit, and please note that I don't own a "Bumper Dumper" (Yes, only in America) Very Happy

Mark (Duncan)



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Skidmond
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Duncan,

You seem to have picked up a scarce commodity there in the states. The article on your old Mail van is interesting considering it was never red like the rest.

I reckon if you have no restrictions on pre '76 vehicles, I would be trying to shoe horn anything into a morry engine bay. The Datsun conversions over here were very popular because they fitted straight in with very little mods and didnt break anything else like axles, brakes, chassis or front struts. I would think that the Nissan engine would be similar if it is only a 2 litre as well.

Mate, you are more than welcome to hang out with us. The forum is about the exchange of ideas and offering help when we get stuck.

We also have a few larikins lurking amongst us that enjoy a bit of healthy banter from time to time - feel free to join us as we want the forum to be relaxed and informative.

We hope to hear a lot more from you Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Scouse
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skidmond wrote:
We also have a few larikins lurking amongst us
Don't worry Duncan, they're easy to identify.
Just look at their location - it usually says "Brisbane" Very Happy



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Skidmond
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm, didnt I read somewhere about 'your threads WILL be hijacked'...... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

sounds like a larikin to me Shocked hehehe


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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See what I mean, there's one now. Very Happy Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummm, is that better Scott.......... Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skidmond like your new avatar but isn't it a 39 ford ute ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it certainly is. They say that variety is the spice of life.

It would probably be about the only Ford I would own, but probably a 3 window coupe from that era Shocked they had alot of class about 'em


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skidmond
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Location: somewhere north of NSW !


Skidmond wrote:
ummm, is that better Scott.......... Very Happy


Don't bring us down to your level - no larakins down here Very Happy .



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

..Hi, Jack .... you said...
Quote:
no larakins down here


... Nah ... just Wan#&@s called Phil Gould. Shocked



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frosty wrote:
Shocked

..Hi, Jack .... you said...
Quote:
no larakins down here


... Nah ... just Heroes called Phil Gould. Shocked
Frosty, I've corrected you. Very Happy.
Hmmmm, could go one step further & correct his post Eye Rolls Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Jack said
Quote:
Frosty, I've corrected you.


..... your not my Mum so you can't !!

Had your brain portal been connected, you, like every-one else would have read my post as....

Nah ... Just Wanabes called Phil Gould. Shocked



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I had the good fortune to have a week's visit in NSW, and grew rather fond of the larakins.

I have always wanted to visit again, but the plane ride is brutally long.

Both '37 thru '40 Fords and Chevrolets (gangster-era) make great hot rods.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Good Morning/Evening Duncan... look forward to seeing you in Queensland on your next trip... but you will have to learn this song before you come .... Very Happy

Slim Dusty / I Love To Have A Beer With Duncan

It doesnt matter if you play G7 or G, both sounds good. I'm not sure
if i have the verses in the right order or not, sorry if i dont


[C]
I love to have a beer with Duncan

[G7]
I love to have a beer with Dunc


We drink in moderation

[F] [G7]
And we never ever ever get rolling drunk

[C]
We drink at The Town & Country

[F]
Where the atmosphere is great

[Dm]
I love to ave a beer with Duncan

[G7] [C]
Cos Duncans me mate

I love to have a beer with Collin
I love to have a beer with Col
We drink in moderation
And it wouldn't really matter if he brings his doll
We drink at the Town & Country
Where the atmosphere is great
I love to ave a beer with Collin
Cos Collins me mate


I love to have a beer with Kevin
I love to have a beer with Kev
We drink in moderation
And he drives me home in his big ol' Chev
We drink at the Town & Country
Where the atmosphere is great
I love to ave a beer with Kevin
Cos Kevins me mate


I love to have a beer with Patrick
I love to have a beer with Pat
We drink in moderation
And it really wouldn't matter if the beer was flat
We drink at the Town & Country
Where the atmosphere is great
I love to ave a beer with Patrick
Cos Patricks me mate


I love to have a beer with Robert
I love to have a beer with Bob
We drink in moderation
Just one more and back on the job
We drink at the Town & Country
Where the atmosphere is great
I love to ave a beer with Robert
Cos Roberts me mate

CHANGE KEY

[D]
I love to have a beer with Duncan

[A]
I love to have a beer with Dunc


We drink in moderation

[G] [A]
And we never ever ever get rolling drunk

[D]
We drink at The Town & Country

[G]
Where the atmosphere is great

[Em]
I love to ave a beer with Duncan

[A] [D]
Cos Duncans me mate



ONE MORE!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

cheers !!!



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frosty wrote:
Nah ... Just Wanabes called Phil Gould. Shocked

Quick thinking Frosty Very Happy , but we know what you meant.

Mark (Duncan) wrote:
but the plane ride is brutally long
Just drive most of the way, then the flights a lot shorter. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:56 pm    Post subject: Phil Gould Reply with quote

What is this fixation with Phil Gould,I went to school With his brother and Phil was one of those Footy heads in the years above us who would whoop our asses,yea but if footy didnt elevate people in Australia to super stars hed be still looking for work.all footy stars [and other stars] backsides point to the ground like all ours do,just thier toilet paper is $50 notes.LOL
HAS he got a Morry??????????????????????????????????????no contest....



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