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Re: The “Must haves” list

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:27 am
by Capt UB
Netpackrat wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Capt UB wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:35 pm
British Racing Green.... someday!
There’s not actually any such shade.... Back in the day, it was decided that different nationalities’ racing cars would have specific colors (and the stripe would often denote the nationality of the driver). Red for Italy, white for the USA, silver for Germany, and green for Britain. What you consider to be a “correct” BRG will differ whether you are a fan of Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus, etc. But there was never a specific shade called British Racing Green.

FWIW.


http://www.ovtc.net/tr6-colours.html

http://trf.zeni.net/TR6bluebook/3.php?s ... &s_ht=1080

Re: The “Must haves” list

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:17 am
by Jaysen
terrulian wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:53 am
Jaysen, great post.
I like working on boats and cars but have avoided considering the economics of either. You can't start thinking that way if you want to be a sailor or a wrench monkey. [Oddly, I just looked that phrase up in the urban dictionary and it says that wrench monkey is a term limited to guys working on muscle cars. I don't think so.]
B.O.A.T. -- Break Out Another Thousand

Wrench monkey was originally a derogatory for gasser mechs... they were cromagna/neanderthal leftovers... unibrows... all hammer no finesse. Now it more a general term for anyone that actually likes working on cars. Granted these days "working on car" means sitting at a computer terminal or washing or doing bolt on changes. Very few cars can really be serviced by the home wrench like they used to. Too much computer involvement.

EX: Apparently my Volt didn't like the brakes i put on. Would not start. Chevy supplied the all, but the ECU has a magic reset. Luckily the neighbor is a wrench at the dealer and did me a solid. Compare that to the field repair on a the jeep where you can shove a stick in the caliper and... you stop. MadGe is even more forgiving. I may have used a bit of wire from a fishing rig (anti shark cut off) to connect the throttle cable to the carb more than once. I haven't had to to the pantyhose alternator belt yet. I'm assuming that is next on my list of mishapps to have.

Re: The “Must haves” list

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:18 am
by Netpackrat
Makes sense that it would be a Triumph specific thing. When you think of the British cars that were actually winning races in the heyday of sports car racing, most of them were lighter shades of green. Thanks for the info.

Re: The “Must haves” list

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 pm
by piperdown
Jaysen wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:17 am
terrulian wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:53 am
Jaysen, great post.
I like working on boats and cars but have avoided considering the economics of either. You can't start thinking that way if you want to be a sailor or a wrench monkey. [Oddly, I just looked that phrase up in the urban dictionary and it says that wrench monkey is a term limited to guys working on muscle cars. I don't think so.]
B.O.A.T. -- Break Out Another Thousand

Wrench monkey was originally a derogatory for gasser mechs... they were cromagna/neanderthal leftovers... unibrows... all hammer no finesse. Now it more a general term for anyone that actually likes working on cars. Granted these days "working on car" means sitting at a computer terminal or washing or doing bolt on changes. Very few cars can really be serviced by the home wrench like they used to. Too much computer involvement.

EX: Apparently my Volt didn't like the brakes i put on. Would not start. Chevy supplied the all, but the ECU has a magic reset. Luckily the neighbor is a wrench at the dealer and did me a solid. Compare that to the field repair on a the jeep where you can shove a stick in the caliper and... you stop. MadGe is even more forgiving. I may have used a bit of wire from a fishing rig (anti shark cut off) to connect the throttle cable to the carb more than once. I haven't had to to the pantyhose alternator belt yet. I'm assuming that is next on my list of mishapps to have.

Never heard of Wrench Monkey I have heard of Grease Monkey. Might be a regional thing....

Re: The “Must haves” list

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:57 pm
by Jaysen
piperdown wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Never heard of Wrench Monkey I have heard of Grease Monkey. Might be a regional thing....
Might be. GM was a general auto-mechanic in my neck of the woods. WM were gorillas with cars they built.