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Old 04-14-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Mark Williamson
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Foolish Boy - 101

I am a foolish boy, for today I went and looked at a 101. So do I chop in
the series three, spend oodles more than i really should on a toy and get
the big beast.

I've lusted from afar since i was too young to drive, and now i could
reallyown one, with only minimal risk of divorce or bankruptcy....

Do I go for it?


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Old 04-14-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
Shayne
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

HELL YES do it do it do it NOWWWWWW

i stupidly sold mine 3 years ago and have regreted it ever since..

I WILL be buying one again soon..
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Old 04-14-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 21:08:31 +0000 (UTC), "Mark Williamson"
<m_williamson@btinternet.com> wrote:

>I am a foolish boy,


Indeed

>for today I went and looked at a 101.


Ooooooh...

>So do I chop in the series three,


Yes.

>spend oodles more than i really should on a toy


Yes.

>and get the big beast.


Yes.

>I've lusted from afar since i was too young to drive, and now i could
>reallyown one, with only minimal risk of divorce or bankruptcy....


Bankruptcy only last for a year these days, 101s last forever.

Divorce is only necessary if she doesn't like 101s, in which case,
give her the house, other cars, bank accounts - keep the dog and 101.
(actually, don't give her all the bank accounts, you'll need a few...)

>Do I go for it?


you couldn't handle it...

....but in case you think you can, download this FIRST:

http://www.101fc.org/docs/buying_101.txt

or in Word format:

http://www.101fc.org/docs/buying_101.doc

when (if) you buy it, download this:

http://www.101fc.org/docs/app-form.pdf

Hope this helps... :-)

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Old 04-14-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

Mark Williamson wrote:
> I am a foolish boy, for today I went and looked at a 101. So do I chop in
> the series three, spend oodles more than i really should on a toy and get
> the big beast.
>
> I've lusted from afar since i was too young to drive, and now i could
> reallyown one, with only minimal risk of divorce or bankruptcy....
>
> Do I go for it?


Too right. Welcome to the madhouse ^h^h^h^h^h club.

Steve
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
sean101ryan@hotmail.com
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

DO IT NOW!!!!!

You won't regret it but your wallet will. Worth it as the 101 gives the
most grins per mile of any Land Rover.

Bought mine the day after driving someone elses seven years ago and
never looked back.

Sean
73FL74 101GS
1984 110 2.5NA
Medway Military Vehicle Group
www.mmvg.net

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Old 04-15-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
Steve Taylor
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sean101ryan@hotmail.com wrote:

> Bought mine the day after driving someone elses seven years ago and
> never looked back.


Yes, I need to fix that back window too.

Steve
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Old 04-16-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

Ok, I've done a deal subject to final inspection and test drive....

Guess I need some advice on this pretty quick. What to look at, what to
prod and poke, what can be sorted, and what should make me run for the
hills?

What is it about the sound of a V8 that makes grown men into fools?

Mark
"Steve Taylor" <steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote in message
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> sean101ryan@hotmail.com wrote:
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>> Bought mine the day after driving someone elses seven years ago and
>> never looked back.

>
> Yes, I need to fix that back window too.
>
> Steve



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Old 04-17-2005, 03:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

On or around Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:45:03 +0000 (UTC), "Mark Williamson"
<m_williamson@btinternet.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Ok, I've done a deal subject to final inspection and test drive....
>
>Guess I need some advice on this pretty quick. What to look at, what to
>prod and poke, what can be sorted, and what should make me run for the
>hills?
>
>What is it about the sound of a V8 that makes grown men into fools?



It's like the smell of frying bacon and onions... short-circuits the
cognitive part of the brain.

--
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
Appearances: You don't really need make-up. Celebrate your authentic
face by frightening people in the street.
from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

Mark Williamson wrote:
> Ok, I've done a deal subject to final inspection and test drive....
>
> Guess I need some advice on this pretty quick. What to look at, what to
> prod and poke, what can be sorted, and what should make me run for the
> hills?
>
>

Hi Mark,

Look for a straight frame - some of 101's were dropped from Hercules
transports with and withOUT parachutes....

Also read Al's site here-
<http://www.users.waitrose.com/~1tonnefc/buya101.htm#look>


Practically all you need to know is on Al's site - the rest is in the
club magazine "Six Stud", but you only get that- and access to the
specialised parts stock- as a member, and Martyn will be along shortly
to give you all the details again

Steve
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Foolish Boy - 101

On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 11:30:42 +0100, Steve Taylor
<steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote:

>
>Look for a straight frame - some of 101's were dropped from Hercules
>transports with and withOUT parachutes....


Are they the ones with the tell tale dent in the sump from the front
uj?

AJH
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