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Old February 04, 2019, 15:23   #1
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Tribute to Emma Peel - "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" song

Fantasies of my youth again brought to light in this:

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Old February 04, 2019, 15:51   #2
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Ah, yes. She was the epitome of 60's chic and one of the reasons I like women with straight hair. She also drove a Triumph Spitfire which made her extra cool in my book. My first car-love.
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Old February 04, 2019, 16:07   #3
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Yep as a teenager she caught my attention for sure. Yes, miniskirts (and the hope you might see something).
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Old February 04, 2019, 17:36   #4
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She was one of the reasons I watched The Avengers back in the day.
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She was one of the reasons I watched The Avengers back in the day.
The only reason, for me.
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It was a Lotus Elan that she drove in the show.
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Old February 04, 2019, 18:47   #7
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It was a Lotus Elan that she drove in the show.
I know what you mean. Some of their rides are worth big bucks now!.
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Fantasies of my youth again brought to light in this:
Damn.

Thanks for the memory!

She was one sultry minx I'd plum forgotten about...
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Thanks for that video Brother Slaughter. Diana Rigg is one of the sexiest, classiest actresses of all time and especially in the 1960's when the competition was fierce.

Yeah, they have bigger boobs and more narrow waists now days, but modern star ho's lack the class she, and other ladies of that era, had.

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It was a Lotus Elan that she drove in the show.
My life was apparently a lie.

I could have sworn she drove a Spit at some point in the show. But can only find that they were on the show at some point (like most popular Brit cars of the time).
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Old February 05, 2019, 14:01   #11
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My life was apparently a lie.

I could have sworn she drove a Spit at some point in the show. But can only find that they were on the show at some point (like most popular Brit cars of the time).
Spitfires were miserable excuses for a vehicle, even worse than MGBs (AMHIK ), but then.most Brit cars of the era were of the same ilk. At least when ( not if ) the Elan broke down, it was still classy looking :wink

Always wanted a Europa --- until the neighbor got one and enlisted me to help keep it running. Full time job. I bailed. After trying to change the rear "sparking plugs" on a Sunbeam Tiger, I swore off Brit vehicles entirely. Only exception is my current Triumph 675 Street Triple, which has been superb.
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Spitfires were miserable excuses for a vehicle, even worse than MGBs (AMHIK ), but then.most Brit cars of the era were of the same ilk. At least when ( not if ) the Elan broke down, it was still classy looking :wink

Always wanted a Europa --- until the neighbor got one and enlisted me to help keep it running. Full time job. I bailed. After trying to change the rear "sparking plugs" on a Sunbeam Tiger, I swore off Brit vehicles entirely. Only exception is my current Triumph 675 Street Triple, which has been superb.
I've had a couple Spits. They weren't too bad till the US emissions and bumper standards got to them.

Best thing about them was the clamshell bonnet. You could sit on the tires while working on the engine.

The Elan was a sharp looking car. Lotus had some good styling. I always thought the TR250 was pretty sharp too. Tiger with the Rover V6 had some Pep!

Now I am too busy keeping 20 year old Daily drivers on the road to have a "Fun car"
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I've had a couple Spits. They weren't too bad till the US emissions and bumper standards got to them.

Best thing about them was the clamshell bonnet. You could sit on the tires while working on the engine.

The Elan was a sharp looking car. Lotus had some good styling. I always thought the TR250 was pretty sharp too. Tiger with the Rover V6 had some Pep!

Now I am too busy keeping 20 year old Daily drivers on the road to have a "Fun car"
The Tigers I worked on had Ford 260 V8s in them. Getting to the two rear plugs was virtually impossible. Much later, one owner told me he cut holes in the firewall so he could reach the rear plugs from inside the car. That must have involved some interesting contortions. Never knew the Tigers to have a V6. Rover had a variant of the Buick aluminum block V8 but I never heard of one in a Tiger, at least not a US market one.

But I digress - like most every young man of the era, I was in love - well, at least lust - with Ms. Riggs. What a cutie, and talented to boot.
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Only problem with the Sunbeam Tigers was they tended to over heat unless you ground down every other fin on the water pump. If you didn't they turned the water into froth and not moving water/coolant. I got this tip from one of the factory mechanics at the 24 hours of Daytona. That is the way they ran their racing ones both with the 260 and the high performance 289's.

As to Diana Rigg, I lived in England from 1965-68 and had a constant case of LUST for her. The Avengers was one of the only decent TV shows they had on. She looked as good live and in person as she did on TV. I got to see her at Wimbledon at the World Cup finals of England vs West Germany in the 1966 World Cup match.
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Only problem with the Sunbeam Tigers was they tended to over heat unless you ground down every other fin on the water pump. If you didn't they turned the water into froth and not moving water/coolant. I got this tip from one of the factory mechanics at the 24 hours of Daytona. That is the way they ran their racing ones both with the 260 and the high performance 289's.

As to Diana Rigg, I lived in England from 1965-68 and had a constant case of LUST for her. The Avengers was one of the only decent TV shows they had on. She looked as good live and in person as she did on TV. I got to see her at Wimbledon at the World Cup finals of England vs West Germany in the 1966 World Cup match.
Very interesting ! To my knowledge, domestic 289s weren't prone to this, I wonder if they used different water pumps "over there" ?
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.......... like most every young man of the era, I was in love - well, at least lust - with Ms. Riggs. What a cutie, and talented to boot.
Never missed an episode!
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Very interesting ! To my knowledge, domestic 289s weren't prone to this, I wonder if they used different water pumps "over there" ?
Sunbeam got their high performance 289's directly from Ford in crates. Was only when racing in endurance races like the 24 hours of LeMans and Daytona that they had this problem. They found it also helped for non endurance also.
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Sunbeam got their high performance 289's directly from Ford in crates. Was only when racing in endurance races like the 24 hours of LeMans and Daytona that they had this problem. They found it also helped for non endurance also.
Interesting - thx for the info

Used to run a B Prod Mustang in SCCA an d local stuff, never had a hint of a problem, but then the races weren't al that long and the engine wasn't tweaked all that much to begin with. Makes sense that cavitation would cause the problem, though
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I too enjoyed watching Emma in the avengers. Did any of you notice her in Game of Thrones?
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