1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby hbpeter » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:37 pm

Excellent, bet you get a few strange looks in that! :respekt:

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed May 08, 2013 9:56 pm

HBPeter wrote:Excellent, bet you get a few strange looks in that! :respekt:

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Just a few :)

the first ride out and a people's comments where "it needs a wash", "which pond did you drag that out of" and "i thought i was in a time warp when that drove past"
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed May 08, 2013 9:57 pm

Viva standard went to its first show at ripon race course last Sunday, its first long journey which was a 130 mile round trip and it drove like a new car with no problems, it lost roughly a pint of oil as the crankshaft oil seal leaks but its not a problem, i’ll just keep topping it up, the crossply tyres make cornering interesting even at low speeds.

the 1057cc engine seems to have plenty of power and was happy to take hills in 4 gear with the boot fully loaded and two people in, it was quite happy to do 70mph but i took it easy doing 50-55. The engine is so good i think the previous owner was trying to stop the oil leak with all the oil additives rather than a worn smoking engine as i first thought

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby junkyarddog » Sat May 11, 2013 9:14 pm

Love what you have done with this car(and what you haven't :lol: ) :respekt:
but I would have had to clean the seats,you must get filthy from them?
Just one more turn should do it....
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Sat May 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Yes a lot of respect here from me, like your style..... :D
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Sun May 12, 2013 3:55 pm

Thanks for comments :D

I use plastic disposable seat covers when driving, i bet there’s not many people use seat covers to protect the dirt on the seat :lol:
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby junkyarddog » Mon May 13, 2013 6:39 pm

MTV-VIVA wrote:Thanks for comments :D

I use plastic disposable seat covers when driving, i bet there’s not many people use seat covers to protect the dirt on the seat :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Best comment I've read in a long time! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby niftynevins » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:38 pm

I have been meaning to post about this for quite some time.

Its great that it has been saved and I love what you have done.

Sadly I have cancelled coming over for Billing as I was looking forward to seeing this. Hopefully I acn make it over for another event some time.

I have a standard in Australia. I plan to post some photos of it on here in the next few weeks.

Cheers

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:49 pm

niftynevins wrote:I have been meaning to post about this for quite some time.

Its great that it has been saved and I love what you have done.

Sadly I have cancelled coming over for Billing as I was looking forward to seeing this. Hopefully I acn make it over for another event some time.

I have a standard in Australia. I plan to post some photos of it on here in the next few weeks.

Cheers

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Hi.. Thanks for comment :)

Please post pics of your standard, shame you couldn’t make it to billing as it would have been nice to meet another standard owner, very jealous of your brabham GT by the way
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:04 pm

couple of pics from billing

standard, deluxe and sl together :)

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