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    Shipwrights Syndrome - who knew there was a name

    This showed up in one of my facebook groups this morning.

    Guilty your honour

    Shipwright's Syndrome, and, in its more serious condition Shipwright's Disease, is a highly infections condition that breeds in classic British car seat leathers and vinyls.
    Very few people are immune.
    It's symptoms are an ever increasing amount of time spent putzing around on your automobile, and an ever decreasing bank account. The most serious cases are reported when an infected individual goes to replace a burnt out turn signal light, and, then, many hours later, usually early in the morning after forgetting to go to bed, he or she finds the engine in pieces at his or her feet wondering "Whatever have I done ?" or, in even more serious cases "OK, what's next ?".

    There are self help groups, where infected individuals gather to discuss their most recent relapse. They disguise themselves as car clubs and the like.

    CAUTION : There is no known cure!

    John-Peter Smit
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    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

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    Re: Shipwrights Syndrome - who knew there was a name

    I must have that!
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    Re: Shipwrights Syndrome - who knew there was a name

    So that explains it then.
    Was Man nicht im Kopf hat muss Man in den Beinen haben
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    Re: Shipwrights Syndrome - who knew there was a name

    Haven't been able to shake it for 53 years. Now I know what I can blame it on!
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual ,
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

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