MLOC is so interesting.....

Discussion on the K-series engine that powers our car.
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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by The83man » Fri May 11, 2012 3:35 pm

[quote=AndyD] No but I beleive he did sign off the STAG .. [/quote]

PMSL!. Please tell me you made that up!
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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by AndyD » Sat May 12, 2012 6:26 am

[quote=The83man][quote=AndyD] No but I beleive he did sign off the STAG .. [/quote]

PMSL!. Please tell me you made that up! [/quote]

Nope .. Spot the likeness ..


Following the Leyland Motor Company's (Standard-Triumph) merger with Rover in 1966, Spen moved over to Canley to ready the Triumph Stag for production. Although he famously continued development of Triumph's troublesome V8 in favour of just using the ex-Buick engine, he was vindicated in that decision, famously saying, 'I was told that they tried to put it in and you could not put it in and I believed them. I probably shouldn�t have believed it, but in any case, there were big investments, which had been recently made in both companies for making V8 engines.'

He added that the Triumph V8 wasn't really the issue at all, a fact that has certainly been backed up in recent years, as specialists have got to grips making it work properly. 'No, a lot of trouble was they were made wrong, I�m afraid,' he said.

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by Podger » Sat May 12, 2012 1:01 pm

I was parachuted in to a company as part of a turnaround team in the 80's .They did a do a lot of work for BL & Unipart.

I found a huge warehouse owned by the company that was full of engines , all crated , and waxed, for long term storage. I'm talking at least 500 engines, which upon investigation were Triumph Stag engines & gearboxes. The companies books showed these were being stored for free. I contacted Unipart and said there would be a storage charge in the future.

This elicited a call from John Neil, MD of Unipart, who said he didn't know that we had them , he didn't want them , and didn't want to rent the space . So he arranged for them to be collected by a scrap man , who apparently signed up to crush them all :/

No wonder BL went bust!!!!

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by jonnyfox » Sat May 12, 2012 8:05 pm

[quote=SeanB]Bloody Hell, he truly is a broken record. At least he hasn't started slagging me and Dave Andrews off yet. [/quote]

http://www.scottishelises.com/phpbb/vie ... &start=165 :D
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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by Mr Pesky » Sat May 12, 2012 9:27 pm

He's now caused the MLOC thread to be closed :( He never, ever friggin learns just to let his engines do the talking, & can never resist condemning everything else that he has not been involved with/developed. What a tortured soul, & how very sad.

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by tim_marra » Sat May 12, 2012 9:58 pm

I suppose thats what makes him good with a chistle and some wood....

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by Elise111S » Sat May 12, 2012 11:52 pm

What an amazingly belligerent man. Why does he push so hard?? I can see why he's been banned from successive forums now!

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by jfk » Sun May 13, 2012 1:08 am

Lol .. at least I sometimes know when I'm beat ..
Peace all x

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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by jonnyfox » Sun May 13, 2012 4:58 pm

I found the whole thing fascinating tbh and it was kind of funny when Scuffers popped up.
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Re: MLOC is so interesting.....

Post by Elise111S » Sun May 13, 2012 5:26 pm

I assume Scuffers and King K have previous???

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