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Robert Houston
11-03-2003, 02:28 PM
I hope I've done the right thing in starting a new thread, but I wanted to intoduce myself.

I have been with the spridget lists at yahoo and autox.team.net for quite some time and have made quite a few internet friends over the last few years.

I have an MG Midget, '73, that is a driver and a TR4 that is awaiting restoration.

I'll try and stay on topic here on the forum, but I am known for attepting wittisims, and stirring up the occasional torrent with a post about firearms.

I've owned several British cars over the years and would like to do more of my own work on them, but I lack facilities and most of all time.

Regards to all.


Trevor Jessie
11-03-2003, 03:47 PM
Welcome, I just joined yesterday. I have primarily hung out on the yahoo mailing list and the MG BBS. I decided to lurk here to see what type of people and threads would appear.

11-03-2003, 05:14 PM
Welcome to both of you!!!!!

You will find that this place if packed with people who know their LBCs (Little British Cars) and are more than willing to help each other out whenever and however they can.

Now, to get you started off with a chuckle, I'll reproduce for you here a few choice contributions to the topic "You Might Be a Little British Car Owner..." thread:

You Might Be a Little British Car Owner...

If you think that "Lucas" is English for "darkness", you might be a Little British Car owner....

If you carry Wrigley's chewing gum in your glove box for emergency repairs,...

If you are relieved to find only a "small" pool of oil under your car...

If you come into some extra cash, and send it to Moss motors instead of buying a much-needed pair of pants without holes...

If your child's Tinkertoys remind you of the last time you got caught driving by a sudden downpour...

If it takes your car 2 minutes and 40 seconds to go 0 to 60,...and the first 2 minutes and 30 seconds are spent fiddling with the choke to get the thing started...

If you know that Laycock De Normanville is not a stripper's name...

You consider rust a performance enhancer because it is lighter than virgin metal....

A fire extinguisher is considered standard equipment...

If you have acquired the neat party trick ability to play "God Save the Queen" on your over-tightened wheel spokes...

If you can't understand why the Spanish would sell so much gasket-suitable cork to wine makers...

If you've seen a vision of the Blessed Virgin in an oil stain on your driveway.

When stopped at intersections people point and stare. if you drive a british car this happens, either because it's beautiful, or because there is something on fire...

You have a bumper sticker that says "All the parts falling off of this car are of the finest british workmanship."...

You activate your headlight switch, and you're surprised that they come on, rather than your windshield wipers.

Someone remarks that your dashpots are probably dry, and you know enough not to consult a urologist...

You understand why Mr. Bean padlocks his Mini...

Traffic reporters start referring to you by name when discussing morning tie-ups...

if you can place your hand on the ground while seated upright in the driver's seat of your car...

if when you take your hand off the ground, it is covered in oil...

if the term "elegant in its simplicity" applies better to you than your car's electrical system.

if you've ever considered making a pilgrimage to Tony Barnhill's place to lay a wreath in the MG graveyard...


11-03-2003, 08:45 PM
Welcome Robert and Trevor to the BCF Spridgets forum. We need to get more of our 'friends' on the Yahoo lists to join us here. Basil was grasous enough to give us our own sandbox to play in so lets make this forum worth keeping around.
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11-03-2003, 11:14 PM
Hi guys
Same names, new place on the net.
Shall we start our usual discussions?
Cats, beer, guns, brake fluid, Zappa?

11-03-2003, 11:17 PM
Welcome to both Robert and Trevor... good to have you aboard. images/icons/wink.gif


11-04-2003, 10:57 PM
Welcome, fellow Spridget pilots!

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11-05-2003, 12:38 AM
welcome aboard

Jeff M
11-06-2003, 06:43 PM
Not new...just not enough Spridget stuff on AH or MG forums. Good to have a place of our own.



Jeff M
11-06-2003, 06:48 PM
Not new...just not enough Spridget stuff on AH or MG forums. Good to have a place of our own.



Robert Houston
11-10-2003, 01:18 PM
Well, thanks everyone for the welcome. I guess by my signature you can guess my second love after cars. I collect a few old guns and have more than I need, but not as many as I want.

I wont try to start the gun ownership question here (not yet at least), but I will ask, anyone on the list want to sell that old blunderbuss in the closet or uncle ernies old pistol in the trunk so they can afford more Spridget parts? I promise a good home to all old firearms.

Robert Houston

11-17-2003, 02:36 AM
Well, so long as the thread is "new member", let me hop aboard too and say hi! I'm pretty new to ALL of this web stuff since I have wasted most of my life in the garage (or driveway) playing with cars instead of computers. I found BCF while surfing for parts sources for my '59 bugeye, and just love what I've found. Sure beats slogging around muddy junkyards not finding what you need!

11-17-2003, 12:56 PM
Welcome, new guys! Please post pix of your cars in "Member's Rides", if you can.

tony barnhill
11-17-2003, 01:16 PM
Welcome new guys...&, in addition to posting photos here, join 'theMGList' so you'll be part of our virtual car club...https://www.theautoist.com