Post by Phil Nottingham on Nov 24, 2008 19:49:54 GMT
I am all for a digital solution - the mag cannot compete nowadays as its too slow and restricted in both users world-wide nad topis coverage. This medium is totally inte-rcative in away an expensive printed bi-monthly mag could never be.
I am not sure about the beer I am a strictly real ale bitter drinker after that cider and would go TeeTotal if I had to drink lager/spirits!
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
Post by Paul - P5B Coupe on Nov 25, 2008 3:12:10 GMT
Hi Warwick, Unfortunately, after many years of enjoying a cleansing ale or two, about 5 years ago I had to give it up for medical reasons. When I did drink, it was either VB or Carlton Draught. My son and son-in-law are both confirmed VB men - so it seems to give weight to your previous opinion as to VB being the most popular of local beers. Regards, Paul
We'd probably have an argument over that with any Banana Benders, Crow Eaters, or Sand Gropers on the forum Paul.
Real ale didn't really work here. The climate is all wrong. That was what they brewed originally of course, but apparently it was difficult, and gave varying results. Cascade in Tasmania is the oldest surviving brewery (label and building) dating from the 1820s. They would have originally produced ales.
Surprisingly, it wasn't the Germans who introduced lager production here even though it was mainly German immigrants who started our wine industry. It was the Foster brothers. They were American migrants and started using refrigeration in the lagering process in the 1880s in Melbourne. Because it was controllable and gave better results, and suited the climate, ales eventually took a back seat.
I think Coopers in SA are the only people still producing ales. Remember, when we speak of bitter we mean bitter lager. Cooper migrated from Yorkshire in the 1860s and the family still controls the company.
I was in NSW on a back road to Grafton in April and saw a 1962 P5 for sale at the side of the road, Much to the wifes amusement I screeched to a stop, crawled all over it, took some pic and moved on. Reg 34799H VIN No 73100076A Belonged to a Mr Donald Philbrook. I presume it's sold now but have some pics if anyones interested, done know how to post though !
Post by canoelessinpanama on Dec 31, 2008 19:07:36 GMT
Warwick, would love to say that I have a P5 (and am rejoining the old club) but tracking down one to buy in Panama (or within sensible driving distance) is proving difficult ......... of course if anyone out there knows of a P5 for sale in Central America, I'd love to hear about it ...... in the meantime I'll just keep dreaming of an air-conditioned, left-hand drive P5B coupe .... or get so depressed I buy the Dodge Charger with the "for sale" sign that I keep seeing! Jim Matthew
Failing someone else from your neck of the woods reading this and getting in touch (unlikely I suppose), I'd contact dirkco (via Member list) and see if he has contacts in the Southern US states or Mexico.
Good luck, and please keep us informed of any progress. Warwick.
Hi group, I've been following the threads for a few weeks and finally decided to join the forum. I've got a 1965 Mk IIc Saloon that my grandfather bought new in Oakland, CA. After he passed away in 1989, my cousin inherited the car and when I expressed an admiration of the car, he gave it to me! It's been sitting in my garage for 11 years waiting for me to take the time (and $$$$$) to restore it, which I am starting to do, slowly. I live in Tehachapi, Ca (north of Los Angeles, east of Bakersfield and at 4000 ft). David Maxwell
I think it is. Due to the high cost and unavaliability of engine parts for the 3L, I'm putting in a Chevy 4.3L V6 with a 5 speed trans (it had the manual w/overdrive before) and had already coverted it to negative ground. Other than that, I'm trying to keep it original. Leather has gotten dry and is tearing so I will be having the seats redone in cloth (red as it was before). With a little luck, I hope to have it on the road by the end of 2009 though the seats may not get done until next year. I've also got to put in time on a '62 Jag E Type that needs a respray and a little body work before that plus keeping the XJS running (gas tank just developed a leak!). I usually drive a Geo Metro for work so I keep busy with cars! David Maxwell
Thanks for introducing yourself David, and welcome. I've added another P5 to the USA tally. I was beginning to think that this thread had died.
If you've been reading the forum for a little while, I guess you've already discovered that your model is the one that Phil believes to be the P5 pinnacle. I see your reasoning for the engine change, but do you have enough space in the garage to mothball the old 3-litre after it's been removed?
I have saved the engine and transmission though the overdrive has been used for parts for another od that was on a Jag. Having inherited the packrat gene from both parents, I seldom get rid of any car parts, you never know when they will come in handy!