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Re: [Rollei] OT: On the Reliability of British Cars
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT: On the Reliability of British Cars
- From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh >
- Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 13:39:19 -0700
- References: <INEDIMJMBPJIODIMCEGPAEBGDAAA.ferdi
A Disco Volante? (by Alfa Romeo).
Ferdi Stutterheim wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-rollei us
> > [mailto:owner-rollei On Behalf Of Marc James Small
> > Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 4:35 PM
> > To: rollei us
> > Subject: [Rollei] OT: On the Reliability of British Cars
> > At 06:10 PM 5/2/03 -0700, Richard Knoppow wrote:
> > > For all that the Germans were a lot better than the Brits
> > >as makshifting decentlly after the war as those experienced
> > >with post-war English cars know.
> > Bunk, sir. It is just that British cars were designed for ten hours of
> > owner maintenance per week, something USians could not figure out. Given
> > that level of maintenance, these cars ran magnificently.
> > The reliability of Lucas electrics far exceeded that of Bosch or
> > Marelli in
> > the 1950's and 1960's. The US Army ran a number of tests on this
> > and ended
> > up purchasing Lucas and SU gear over German or US equivalents on the very
> > matter of reliability.
> > Besides, the late, and deeply lamented Henry N Manney noted that there HAD
> > to be a connection between Volkswagen and the British (as there
> > was), given
> > the amount of oil the early Kaffer leaked.
> > Marc
> > msmall FAX: +276/343-7315
> > Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
> Yep, that's what the bumper sticker said: "All parts falling of this vehicle
> are of the finest British quality". ;-)
> Ferdi, Owner of a Disco, still in One Piece.