landcrab

Totally off-topic random area where anything goes.

Moderator: Moderators

landcrab

Postby Tortron » 09 Dec 2005, 08:13

got my brother his 1st car the other day, a 1970 morris 1800 mk2

a few rust spots, but on a car that solid its not much of a problem to fix

i cant get over how much room is inside!!!
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby Doive » 09 Dec 2005, 14:21

Oh excellent! Landcrabs are fantastic, and are well known for the amazing interior packaging that a certain Mr Issigonis is famous for. In fact, the Landcrab has more room inside than the Landlobster, the 3 litre. The two cars used the same centre section, but because the 3 litre had massive armchairs it was actually quite cramped. Great choice of first car though! Any pictures of this beast?
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Shellysowner » 09 Dec 2005, 21:26

Maximum respect for old-bmc-car-ness but aren't those fwd?
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby Tortron » 09 Dec 2005, 22:18

yes it istfwd (i was a bit shocked at that) with a east west mounted engine!
it also features hydro something suspension which so far has proved awesome.

He also wanted it because its an auto ( i know :!: ) the shifer is weird as well, on the dash to the right of the steering wheel, reminisant of jags of old :roll:

il try take a picture when it stops raining
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby Tortron » 09 Dec 2005, 23:32

Image

Image

Image
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby Shellysowner » 09 Dec 2005, 23:41

Ah well, I think we'd better let him off - looks nice that, I like the colour and the seats look pretty cool too (vinyly good) :D
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby jayen4 » 10 Dec 2005, 00:32

Hmmm, Looks a very clean old car,that does ! :) I had one of those a lot of years ago,they ride better than a Rolls Royce !! :)

Going off topic slightly....... Which part of New Zealand do you live in Tortron ?? Been mulling over whether to emigrate to NZ. Be useful to get some info from a native . The sort of stuff you don't get from websites. :)
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby Neilyman » 10 Dec 2005, 00:37

That brings back memories...me dad had one of them when I wa `ikkle, dark blue it was.
Image
User avatar
Neilyman
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
 
Posts: 2834
Joined: 21 Nov 2004, 17:20
Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Postby Doive » 10 Dec 2005, 01:05

That's a stunning looking crab, absolutely lovely. The hydrolastic suspension makes them ride like a waterbed - is the interconnected system diagonal or back to front on these cars? I remember the metro changed from back to front to diagonal when it became the rover metro back in 89, so perhaps the crab is back to front interconnected. Don't think it matters really, Dr Moulton just found diagonal worked best after all.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Neilyman » 10 Dec 2005, 01:12

I had a Maxi once upon a time, many moons ago, I burst a dispalacer at the front nearside...the whole car leaned to the nearside....so that must have had 2 seperate systems, N/S & O/S.
Image
User avatar
Neilyman
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
 
Posts: 2834
Joined: 21 Nov 2004, 17:20
Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Postby Tortron » 10 Dec 2005, 01:17

i wanna say its front to back, its been resprayed, so the touch up paint we got is the wrong colour (few rust spots you see) but i may be able to blend it with some skill and cut and polish.

the worst rust is below the left head light there is a fair hole there, but its a pretty flat spot so a simple cut and weld will sort that. Has a very nice bluish interior, the back seat is the softest i think iv ever sat in (all the seats fold down to a bed as well :o )

so far hes gone round it and rust converted and primered all rust spots, mostly surface rust. iv delt to the rear door windows who didnt like rolling up and liked to fall down, still having a bit of trouble with one but i know how to fix it. The only thing preventing it from being road worthy at them moment is that the wiper motor doesnt seem to like working, i suspect that it is shorting out somewhere, so i figure i may as well just put in all new wiring for that rather than trying to track it down. (note i say I, iv barely anytime for my chevette what with me "having" to show him how to do things and my mate coming round and wanting me to help him get his car ready for sale (1979 nissan fairlady 280z)

* im living in the bay of plenty, if you make a "gun" with your left hand, im inbetween your pointer and thumb
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby jayen4 » 10 Dec 2005, 03:45

Ah right......So you must live somewhere near Opotiki then?? :) Do you happen to know anyone on the south island (in the general Otago region)?? :)
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby Tortron » 10 Dec 2005, 04:24

dam you you're right, i acctually know a few people down that way. Who is it?
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby jayen4 » 10 Dec 2005, 18:48

Right,so now that I know where you live,you won't be surprised to see me on your doorstep,one day,will you?? :lol: :wink: No seriously,when I asked about Otago,I meant do YOU know anyone there! I am trying to research that general area,to see if it's a good place to live. :) There's no subsitute for actually getting first hand info,from someone who does live there. If any of your friends would like to get in touch,I am seriously wanting to gather as much REAL info about living and workng in your country,and in that area,as I can. 8) If you want to help,you can p.m. me and I will give you my private e-mail address. Thanks in anticipation.
Oooh I'm SOO excited !! :lol:
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 10 Dec 2005, 20:07

i've heard it's grim up North but is it that bad it makes you want to emigrate?
User avatar
Herbie_Flowers
Diehard Chevetter
Diehard Chevetter
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 30 Mar 2005, 06:55
Location: Telford

Postby Shellysowner » 10 Dec 2005, 20:16

Herbie_Flowers wrote:i've heard it's grim up North but is it that bad it makes you want to emigrate?


He's just realised how close he lives to Neily and wants to relocate to a more appropriate distance :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 10 Dec 2005, 20:27

Image
User avatar
Herbie_Flowers
Diehard Chevetter
Diehard Chevetter
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 30 Mar 2005, 06:55
Location: Telford

Postby jayen4 » 10 Dec 2005, 21:42

Herbie_Flowers wrote:i've heard it's grim up North but is it that bad it makes you want to emigrate?


I tell you ,this whole country is TOTALLY screwed up!! :cry:
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby jayen4 » 10 Dec 2005, 21:44

Shellysowner wrote:
Herbie_Flowers wrote:i've heard it's grim up North but is it that bad it makes you want to emigrate?


He's just realised how close he lives to Neily and wants to relocate to a more appropriate distance :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:


It's a good job you're not within 'striking distance' of Neily !! :lol: :shock:
I'd hide,if I were you !! :wink:
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 10 Dec 2005, 21:53

jayen4 wrote:I tell you ,this whole country is TOTALLY screwed up!! :cry:

has been for years and years mate
User avatar
Herbie_Flowers
Diehard Chevetter
Diehard Chevetter
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 30 Mar 2005, 06:55
Location: Telford

Postby Doive » 10 Dec 2005, 22:35

Yes, but it's been noticeably accelerated in the last eight or so, courtesy of Herr Blair.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Tortron » 11 Dec 2005, 02:51

well im not really an expert on that part of the country, but il ask around, otago is pretty big so depends really where and what you want to do.
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby jayen4 » 11 Dec 2005, 03:18

Well,Tortron , In this country,I am into vehicle sales (cars,vans and large trucks) and also have done road haulage (had my own business). Also trying to get into property development,big time! :) I'm sure some of those would be useful in your country,eh ??
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.


Return to Stupid Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron