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 Post subject: Re: VSport owners
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Images like this....? At the time, we had heard that Guy was building "turnkey" cars using the 750 small-block MG engines, with David S providing the French "carte grise" registration, but here we were at Montlhery, with one such car - parked in the Morgan compound!


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 Post subject: Re: VSport owners
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MikeM wrote:
Images like this....? At the time, we had heard that Guy was building "turnkey" cars using the 750 small-block MG engines, with David S providing the French "carte grise" registration, but here we were at Montlhery, with one such car - parked in the Morgan compound!


sorry! misunderstanding ,You are right that's my Pemby ........in 2015, do you have more pics?
Good to read that David S is able to provide turnkey cars with a French registration (despite the strict French regulation regarding pollution criteria and safety devices !!!)

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 Post subject: Re: VSport owners
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Jeanlouis,
The formula for being able to register a Pembleton (or similar) car in France is complex and involves the car having been built, MSVA tested and registered in the UK (presently an EU country), then imported in to France. It is one of those things that might disappear as a result of Brexit, when the UK is no longer an EU Member State.

I only have the 3 images of the car at Montlhery - at the time, after the Autodrome weekend we went on to a fortnight Alsace, taking in the Schlumpf Collection, where I took considerably more! Vincent (Mouton) may have more images from the event.

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Hi Leigh
Jules and I have car no. 003 and as someone has already said, never has a vehicle given me more pleasure with the possible exception of a BMW r90s which i had in my youth but that's hardly a fair comparison. The 750 engine is plenty pokey enough once you've run it in and you'll have real problems keeping within speed limits as it just eggs you to go faster. My wife and i have a policy that the passenger watches the speedo and flaps a hand up and down as necesairy !
As for polishing, we took it to a vintage vehicle meet back in the summer and i decided to shine it up before we went. I used Solvol which once you've put on you have no option but to polish off again. By the time i had done the whole of one side i was totally exhausted and it was time to go. We arrived at the meet with one side dull and one side like a mirror !
We're going to Puy Notre-Dame next year all being well if i can finish polishing it by then.
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I probably wont polish mine up again until I come to sell it, when I've built the next one.

Its a pain in the ass.

As duncan so eloquently put it when I visited him:

"If you start aspiring to the mirror polished finish, you'll end up going round in circles and you'll eventually disappear up your own arse" :lol:

It does look cool, but not for very long before you need to do it again....

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I don't find that. The problem is getting rid of the "millmarks" on the panelling - that DOES take a lot of effort - but having got that far, "Bolide" gets actually polished twice a year. I use Autoglym cream metal polish (which also removes blueing from the exhaust headers). In between times, the car gets washed with a "soft" shampoo (no salt or wax ingredient - washing up liquid contains salt!), cold rinsed then chamois-leathered dry.

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Duncan,
I'm in the photo too, but very much in the background...I was fixing my alternator to get back home.
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So am I, reaching into the limper...


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 Post subject: Re: VSport owners
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MikeM wrote:
Jeanlouis,
The formula for being able to register a Pembleton (or similar) car in France is complex and involves the car having been built, MSVA tested and registered in the UK (presently an EU country), then imported in to France. It is one of those things that might disappear as a result of Brexit, when the UK is no longer an EU Member State.

I only have the 3 images of the car at Montlhery - at the time, after the Autodrome weekend we went on to a fortnight Alsace, taking in the Schlumpf Collection, where I took considerably more! Vincent (Mouton) may have more images from the event.

thanks for you answer regarding pics, and as complex is the register process in France i'm happy i could by a "legal" Pembleton right now

Yesterday i met a MTW in a car exhibition near Lyon, he told me how hangry he was due to the updating of his TW ,and the cost involved since to day…..compared to the Pembleton !!!!!!!!!!! (A question of brand in relation to the price and the pleasure of driving, from my point of view)

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