View Full Version : A Big Deal - to me anyway!

03-22-2008, 06:18 PM
A major milestone today; of a kind.

Amos, formerly known as "The Crypt Car", clocked thru
1,300 miles without a breakdown. Cannot believe it !!

A tremendous achievement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many new members during the past two years. For you
Newbies, The Crypt Car was a joint effort by many BCF
members to restore a dead, 1969 TR6 and save it from
the steel recycle yard. The Crypt Car averaged 7 miles
driven between breakdowns. Two years mostly on jackstands.
Might well be the very first internet restoration of an old car.


1,300 miles driven w/out a breakdown is a "rather !"
for the BCF !!

Awesome for me - the non-mechanic, 10 thumbs owner.

PS: Our beaches have been trashed by the huge winter storm.

Thanks, one and all !!




03-22-2008, 06:31 PM
congrats!!!! looks like you could make a nice beach fire tonight and celebrate w/ some kind of ritual to be repeated every 1300 miles no matter where you are. my tr is lurking in the shed waiting for warmer weather,its mechanic and the pot hole crew.

03-22-2008, 06:58 PM
Congratulations. Not many would have had the perseverance to bring the beast to life.

I have a ways to go.
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03-22-2008, 09:43 PM
I agree Ray.

All the more reason to spend more time behind the wheel and less time cleaning rusty bolts that are going to get rusty again anyhow.

03-22-2008, 09:45 PM
Way to go Dale. BTW, the car looks *great*.

03-23-2008, 08:07 AM
A fitting resurrection for a clasic, beautiful car.

They don't call 'em "Triumph" for nothing!

Good work, great attitude, Dale! :thumbsup:

03-23-2008, 10:10 AM

As a member of the Amos restoration crew, may I be the first to say Happy Easter, go for a ride!

I think all the others here will agree, this milestone is a big deal to us as well!

Now clean those beaches for Tony and Mickey's arrival.

:savewave: :driving:


03-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Great news Dale - I bet that feels pretty darn good.