Archive for category other cars
Other cars – single din faceplate for BT amp
Posted by albell in other cars, vanagon on September 11, 2022
For an 82 Porsche. Idea is to mount simple and cheap BT amp in the single din space. It’s installed and works well even without fader. Door and parcel shelf speakers
What the cool kids do
Posted by albell in other cars on July 23, 2022
They don’t bother with westies or even roof top tents on a truck. They get an EOF camper.
Vanagon – rare pairing
Posted by albell in other cars, vanagon on June 3, 2022
Amazing sight, BMW M1 parked beside my van. Immaculate condition and it’s for sale, around $600k US.
Other cars – Corolla wagons
Posted by albell in other cars on April 15, 2022
You just don’t see this model on the road anymore. Doubt these two will be running anytime soon.
Other cars – I think Ford.
Posted by albell in other cars on April 13, 2022
I’m guessing Ford F8-CMP
Pictures taken today.
Posted by albell in other cars on March 20, 2022
At Greenlane Offroad. Quite a difference between blue and black, the latter got some mods.
3” lift with upper control arms
New wheels with less offset
Grille hoop, side steps.
Other cars – restored Unimog
Posted by albell in other cars on February 6, 2020
Secret location nearby, in for a stereo install.
Other cars – oh the smell
Been a year, and my brain didn’t retain the model name. But I did retain the memory of the sweet old English car aroma. It’s the one on the right 🙂
Oh btw, the plan is a FrankenAustin resto. Not me, my crazy neighbour.
Last summer I found these beauties. Way back in the 80s I almost bought, well I test drove and looked at, similar station wagon (safari). That one was way too rusty and I was a poor student with no need or skill to manage a DS21 estate. But here we have a lovely pair, someone’s dream sitting in the open.
COE Mack truck W71
Posted by albell in other cars on July 27, 2017
Might see the owner in the next day or so and I can get some info.
Update, talked to owner.
(Yes I missed the badge on the driver’s side)
It’s a W-71. Somewhat rare, certainly rare here on the island. This one came off a farm, has the extended cab for sleeper. Cab interior pretty rough but restorable.
Aston Martin valve cover
Posted by albell in other cars on May 4, 2017
Whilst visiting the powder coating shop I espied this on the counter.
Looks like the valve cover from one bank of dohc V8. Did AM use the name lagonda on their engines in any models other than the wedgie Lagonda?
Well this site should explain, http://www.lagondaclub.com/cars/lagonda-v8/
Which is older?
Posted by albell in other cars on January 26, 2017
Posted by albell in other cars on October 22, 2016
Neighbour had this in yard for a spell.
Elan S2 or S3?
Posted by albell in other cars on August 11, 2016
Posted by albell in other cars on August 9, 2016
Posted by albell in other cars on July 26, 2016
I commented in the last post how there are a few interesting cars around this area. Here’s one that I pass by often and finally today I stopped to take a pic.
I’d have this car in a heartbeat.
Posted by albell in other cars on June 25, 2016
Nice little toaster
Posted by albell in other cars on June 23, 2016
Seen the other day. I remember Commer vans from childhood in Britain. Even as a kid I thought they looked funny, wheels too small, too tucked under. This one is in amazing shape, and the camping layout is quite nice.
But still, looks like an ice cream van to me.
More old iron
Posted by albell in other cars on September 4, 2015
I have no idea either
Posted by albell in other cars on July 31, 2015
How about a wedgie?
Posted by albell in other cars on July 30, 2015
i didn’t care for the TR7 when it first came out. I’m still not sold but this TR8 doesn’t look too bad. Well, apart from the rear bumper. But who am I to criticize bumper design?
Posted by albell in other cars on July 3, 2015
Derby Bentley seen locally. Wikipedia article on the type here.
Seen on the way home today
Posted by albell in other cars on July 7, 2014
Noticed it at intersection to road I was driving on, pulled over further on ( right where float planes get ferried across from airport to Patricia Bay) and grabbed the iPad mini from its mount.
You know, there are quite a few interesting cars around here and they come out in the good weather. But I don’t often get a shot of them on the road.
So distinctive, so very cool, such a loaded history.
BMW doughnut gas tank
Posted by albell in other cars on March 13, 2014
Fellow vanagon mailing list member John R. owns this tank and wanted to share some pics. Just in case it is not clear, the tank fits into the rim of the spare tire.
Mercedes Benz L 319D
Posted by albell in other cars on November 27, 2013
This last summer my neighbour bought this MB L319D from the son of the original owners. There are many stories attached to this van, obviously, if you read the back doors.
Now this is a project – splittie
Posted by albell in other cars on December 20, 2012
Posted by albell in other cars on September 25, 2012
Garden store at Colwood Corners just down the hill from London Drugs for you locals. Picture credit goes to Randy, that might be his Vanagon in the background.
Posted by albell in other cars on September 24, 2012
Seen locally, another one of the dream cars of my childhood. I still want one.
Austin Seven Chummy
Posted by albell in other cars on August 14, 2012
At the local Brit car goldmine, Owen’s, a true classic (the Healey and the Syncro are too). First time I have seen one in the flesh, I want it, really want it.
Sunny day brings out the TR6
Posted by albell in other cars on July 5, 2012