Wobland Spottage

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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by cros » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:18 pm

I never much cared for Heralds- wonky is a good description. I got a lift in the back of one to see Deep Purple at Leicester. Hideous drumming noise well and truly fucked my ears before we even got into the De Montfort Hall.
Have heard much better sounds than either coming out of just one Vox AC30...
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by DodgeRover » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Can't remember if I've posted this already, 80s day at the builders merchants
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Post by Hooli » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:58 pm

You have. It's still a good pic though.
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by brandersnatch » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:46 pm

I had a Herald for a while. It always felt a bit like driving a tent, all a bit wobbly. It wasn’t a convertible 😂
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by mercrocker » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:06 pm

Well, they practically were convertibles really. That bolt-on roof was actually deemed a "hardtop" by Insurers and grouped accordingly. Not much point making panels easy to repair when the underwriters fucked you over anyway......

In spite of it all I have a soft spot for Trumps and found them a lively drive but apt to become rather tiring. Nice to work on, though.
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by fried onions » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:12 pm

Another one of those cars which they seemed to have rushed out before developing properly.
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by cros » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:32 am

fried onions wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Another one of those cars which they seemed to have rushed out before developing properly.
They looked completely sorted by the time they were making the 4 door version in India....
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by mercrocker » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:57 am

That estate car must have the structural integrity of a wet naan.
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by fried onions » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Separate chassis, no?
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Re: Wobland Spottage

Post by cros » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Yes, but a very flimsy one. I believe the decision to revert to this form of construction was because a lack of external capacity to produce large pressings compelled Triumph to build its monocoque Standard 8 replacement from small pieces that could be formed on the telegraph pole outside their factory.
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