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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 13, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings From London, England

I have just returned from working in NY for 2 years and thought I would bring a little piece of America back with me... a 67 Camaro...

The car arrived from New Jersey via boat a few months ago, but it just passed its inspection today and I hope to get plates for it next week.

The excitement is building, although at $8 per gallon, it will cost me an arm and a leg to run. Oh well...

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Welcome, Adam
Glad to read you took home an American icon.
Just a warning, you'll be gigged for pictures.
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Welcome.

How's the weather over there?

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Welcome, Adam!

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... it just passed its inspection today and I hope to get plates for it next week.

- Adam
Is that the MOT? I don't know all the details of what they look for but I beleive it's a pretty thorough inspection and you can fail for what we may consider minor stuff, correct?

Also, good decision on the '67... Where are the pics?

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Welcome to the TC Crew, Adam.

Great to hear you brought back a bit of America with you.

You will be crankin' noggins over in the Realm.

Cheers!

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 13, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I am at my desk at work and my dad has just called me to say the car is at home waiting. He's put some gas in and is filling with anti freeze.

Its pretty cold over here, we have had some snow, but now it is just wet. Have to take it easy as I just fitted one of those wilwood big brake (6pot) kits on the front. The car has a new set of boots (tires) so should be well set.

In the UK, once a year, a car has to have a thorough inspection (called an MOT), something like an 80 point check. They check brakes, steering, rust, bushes, bearings, lights, seatbelts etc. There is a set tolerance otherwise the car fails its MOT. No MOT usually means that your insurance is invalidated. No MOT also means you cannot buy road tax (licence) and therefore cant have the car on a public road.

Long story short - next week I will be first in line at the DMV to get my road licence and number plates.

then I just need to reinstall the interior...
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Is that the MOT? I don't know all the details of what they look for but I beleive it's a pretty thorough inspection and you can fail for what we may consider minor stuff, correct?

Also, good decision on the '67... Where are the pics?
Yes, its pretty thorough - they wouldn't let you get away with a piece of string holding the hood down like in the US !
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Just to clarify a few things for you:

British term \ American term
----------------- -------------
accumulator \ battery
actuator \ switch or servo
Artic \ articulated lorry = "tractor-trailer"
baulk ring \ synchro ring
bonnet \ hood
boot \ trunk
bulkhead \ firewall
choke tube \ venturi
core plug \ freeze plug
crocodile clip \ alligator clip
crosshead \ Phillips
crown wheel \ ring gear
cubby box \ glove box or glove compartment
damper \ shock absorber
drive shaft \ half shaft or axle shaft
drop-head coupe \ convertible version of 2 door coupe
dumpy screwdriver \ short screwdriver
dynamo \ generator
earth \ ground
estate \ station wagon
fascia \ dashboard
fixed-head coupe \ 2 door coupe
frogeye \ bugeye
Gallon (Imperial) \ 5 US Quarts
gearbox \ transmission
gudgeon pin \ wrist pin
hood \ convertible top
jointing compound \ gasket sealant
lorry \ truck
mole wrench \ Vice grips
monocoque \ unibody
MOT \ DOT
Ministry of Transport \ Department of Transportation
nave plate \ hubcap
nose \ front of car
paraffin \ kerosene
pinking \ knocking or pinging
prop shaft \ drive shaft
petrol \ gasoline
prise \ pry
proud \ above or raised
quarterlight \ vent window
rev counter \ tachometer
ring gear \ flywheel gear, or starter gear
roadster \ car that only comes in a convertible style
roundabout \ rotary, traffic circle
RoStyle \ type of steel wheel (as opposed to wire)
saloon \ 2 or 4 door sedan
scuttle \ cowl
side curtains \ removable side windows
silencer \ muffler
sill \ rocker panel
Shooting Brake \ station wagon
spanner \ wrench
split pin \ cotter pin
spring washer \ lock washer
squab \ part of seat
suction advance \ vacuum advance
sump \ oil pan
thrust bearing \ throwout bearing
tickover \ idle
top gear \ high gear
torch \ flashlight
trunnion \ sliding or rotating joint (suspension)
Tyre \ tire
wheel nut \ lug nut
whitworth \ Brtish thread measuring standard
windscreen \ windshield
wing \ fender

So now that we have that straight: Make sure the previous wanker didn't do a bad job on the wings. Take a close look around the boot; particularly the top corners of the wings. Oh and I hope you don't need a windscreen because they're expensive to ship and need to be MOT rated. Always listen for pinking as that can indicate a core plug needs to be replaced ASAP. Be cautious will passing lorries, watch out your quarterlight, and never enter a roundabout at full speed. These saloons are worth a pretty farthing so always motor cautiously. After such a long time be sure the tyres pressures are in spec, you use the proper whitorth wheel studs, and you always carry a torch in your cobby box so you can address any loose crossheads.

Oh and welcome aboard!

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Hi All,

I am at my desk at work and my dad has just called me to say the car is at home waiting. He's put some gas in and is filling with anti freeze.

Its pretty cold over here, we have had some snow, but now it is just wet. Have to take it easy as I just fitted one of those wilwood big brake (6pot) kits on the front. The car has a new set of boots (tires) so should be well set.

In the UK, once a year, a car has to have a thorough inspection (called an MOT), something like an 80 point check. They check brakes, steering, rust, bushes, bearings, lights, seatbelts etc. There is a set tolerance otherwise the car fails its MOT. No MOT usually means that your insurance is invalidated. No MOT also means you cannot buy road tax (licence) and therefore cant have the car on a public road.

Long story short - next week I will be first in line at the DMV to get my road licence and number plates.

then I just need to reinstall the interior...
INSPECTION

This inspection is apparently the same in almost all European countries, including Finland where I live.

Today, the biggest problem is the emissions. Fortunately, old cars, it is not a problem. But newer cars are challenging. I had a pretty tuned, supercharged -94 trans am and getting it through the inspection was very difficult.


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Hey Adam:
Glad to have you here! Your '67 sounds great...any photos or info about it? I've been to GB 3 times and was always treated very well...the Brits are great people. London is seriously expensive (last time there was in '07 and a decent hotel room in Marylebone area near Hyde Park was about $400 a night...I'm sure things are probably worse now cost-wise). I'm sure it'll be interesting driving on the wrong side of the road with a left-hand drive car! Cheers!

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Just to clarify a few things for you:

British term \ American term
----------------- -------------
accumulator \ battery
actuator \ switch or servo
Artic \ articulated lorry = "tractor-trailer"
baulk ring \ synchro ring
bonnet \ hood
boot \ trunk
bulkhead \ firewall
choke tube \ venturi
core plug \ freeze plug
crocodile clip \ alligator clip
crosshead \ Phillips
crown wheel \ ring gear
cubby box \ glove box or glove compartment
damper \ shock absorber
drive shaft \ half shaft or axle shaft
drop-head coupe \ convertible version of 2 door coupe
dumpy screwdriver \ short screwdriver
dynamo \ generator
earth \ ground
estate \ station wagon
fascia \ dashboard
fixed-head coupe \ 2 door coupe
frogeye \ bugeye
Gallon (Imperial) \ 5 US Quarts
gearbox \ transmission
gudgeon pin \ wrist pin
hood \ convertible top
jointing compound \ gasket sealant
lorry \ truck
mole wrench \ Vice grips
monocoque \ unibody
MOT \ DOT
Ministry of Transport \ Department of Transportation
nave plate \ hubcap
nose \ front of car
paraffin \ kerosene
pinking \ knocking or pinging
prop shaft \ drive shaft
petrol \ gasoline
prise \ pry
proud \ above or raised
quarterlight \ vent window
rev counter \ tachometer
ring gear \ flywheel gear, or starter gear
roadster \ car that only comes in a convertible style
roundabout \ rotary, traffic circle
RoStyle \ type of steel wheel (as opposed to wire)
saloon \ 2 or 4 door sedan
scuttle \ cowl
side curtains \ removable side windows
silencer \ muffler
sill \ rocker panel
Shooting Brake \ station wagon
spanner \ wrench
split pin \ cotter pin
spring washer \ lock washer
squab \ part of seat
suction advance \ vacuum advance
sump \ oil pan
thrust bearing \ throwout bearing
tickover \ idle
top gear \ high gear
torch \ flashlight
trunnion \ sliding or rotating joint (suspension)
Tyre \ tire
wheel nut \ lug nut
whitworth \ Brtish thread measuring standard
windscreen \ windshield
wing \ fender

So now that we have that straight: Make sure the previous wanker didn't do a bad job on the wings. Take a close look around the boot; particularly the top corners of the wings. Oh and I hope you don't need a windscreen because they're expensive to ship and need to be MOT rated. Always listen for pinking as that can indicate a core plug needs to be replaced ASAP. Be cautious will passing lorries, watch out your quarterlight, and never enter a roundabout at full speed. These saloons are worth a pretty farthing so always motor cautiously. After such a long time be sure the tyres pressures are in spec, you use the proper whitorth wheel studs, and you always carry a torch in your cobby box so you can address any loose crossheads.

Oh and welcome aboard!
Made me laugh , that list makes the British versions sound like there taken from something published in 1948 . As things are all global nowadays a large number of those terms are actually the same or a different word is used , i would redo the list but i have a life but i have picked out a couple that i haven't heard and two that are wrong .
Naveplate , which i have never heard of and we also refer to as hubcap .
A battery is also a battery .
Cubbybox ? , we also say glovebox .
Dynamo , i think dynamo's went out of use on cars here about the same time as steamtrains were replaced by diesel engines.
And a wanker here is the same as in the states .

Hi Adam
Iam just up the M11 in Norfolk wondering what all the fuss is about over a few inches of snow . I hate getting the car MOT'ed and i would rather go to the dentist , its never failed in 5 years but i still hate having it done .
Look forward to some pictures , are you going all pro-touring with the car or keeping it a bit retro looking . Pete

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A wanker here is the same as in the states
Thought you guys were so Politically Correct nowadays that you have to call them "Owner-Operators".....

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Made me laugh...


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