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Beautiful Italian Paperweight!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by xafinity, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    The reason our beer is warm is because of Lucas fridges. The damn things are the anti-fridge!, they warm stuff up.
    Lucas generators flatten batteries.
    Lucas headlights beam darkness ahead.
    Lucas horns absorb sound.
    Lucas rectifiers send AC to batteries.
    Lucas switchgear shunts current to ground.
    Lucas indicators don't.
    Lucas tail lights only work during the day.
    Lucas speedometers show the speed you'd like be doing.
    Lucas odometers save clocking high mileage vehicles.
    Lucas rev counters make up the speed as they go along.
    Lucas fuel injections systems save fuel by refusing to inject any.
    Lucas fuel pumps don't.
    Lucas electronic ignition systems self ignite.
    Lucas distributors distribute what little HT the Lucas coil can muster to the chassis ground at the merest hint of moisture.
    Lucas points are pointless.

    The above are just some of the issues I've experienced with Lucas over the years. Magneti Marelli run a close second.

  2. Mechanic

    Mechanic Tele-Afflicted

    Lukas Electric Lord of Darkness.

  3. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 8, 2007
    Norfolk UK
    I kept my Ford with Lucas electrics parked pointing down a hill in winter so I could roll start .They really were crap Maseratis are creeping into our village .Ther are at least three .I see one parked in the drive of a small semi detached bungalow which would indicate that they are appealing to a down market bunch who have just inherited some money but not enough to buy a bigger house .Stick to Porsches.

  4. CoyotesGator

    CoyotesGator Tele-Meister

    Jul 12, 2014
    Gulf Coast
    It does look pretty and they do sound fantastic all revved up but I've had cursed autos before.

    Poor guy needs to park it in the driveway and not the garage before it burns his house down.

  5. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Jan 23, 2007
    In the 70s and 80s , European Ford models were either built in Germany or Britain. Many people knew how to spot the minor differences , placement of relays , battery mounting etc.
    A British built Ford would be worth about 25/30% less on the used market....

  6. Honest Charley

    Honest Charley Tele-Holic

    Dec 13, 2013
    Joseph Lucas real name was Giuseppe Lucchese.
    We all know that.

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  7. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    I have had Italian cars, a motorcycle and a wife.. they have all given me trouble but I've still got the wife..
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  8. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    In early 1985 I thought I had money to burn, and the Maserati dealer down Jefferson Highway had a never titled '84 Biturbo. Gorgeous leather, gorgeous bodywork, gorgeous paint.

    But the engine didn't run precisely like I felt it should, and the gearbox would not deliver clean shifts. The car had maybe 200 miles on it and they were flat giving it away. I test drove it three times over 6 weeks, but could not do the deed. Lucky Boy!!

    Got a new '86 Saab 9000 turbo eventually - "Inga" is still one of my most favorite cars; I lost her in Katrina.

  9. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Yep, that's the typical Italian car ownership experience right there. Sadly, it's becoming increasingly common as a German car ownership experience as well.
    I'll keep my Toyota...

  10. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

    All Italian vehicles, Maserati and Ferrari included, are first cousins to Fiats.
    Need I say more?
    We used to call them Firats.

  11. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    I've got an 05 Sienna with 368k! :D
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