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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2006, 11:08:25 PM »
NAME:Richard seddon
D.O.B:08. 03. 80
SEX:male
LOCATION:Bolton
OCUPATION:kitchen fitter
LOVE OF YOUR LIFE:girlfriend and my lotus carlton comin in a close 2nd
CHILDREN:nope
THING I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER (GOOD):playin basketball for England
BAD:death of a friend
MOST STUPID THING:bought a write off car
MUSIC:Old skool or R,B
HOW YOU GOIN TO DIE: not to sure but i hope i have a smile on my face when i go
WHAT KEEPS ME GOIN:the thought of givin my family a better life
WERE WILL I BE IN TEN YEARS:sat on a boat in Miami fishin

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« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2006, 10:22:12 PM »
NAME: Harry Amos
D.O.B: 05.10.1989
SEX: Male
LOCATION: Bristol
OCUPATION: Still at school
LOVE OF YOUR LIFE: Too young for that
CHILDREN: No
THING I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER (GOOD): The only time ive seen a Lotus Carlton
BAD: None as yet
MOST STUPID THING: Bought a write off car
MUSIC: Anything 80's
HOW YOU GOIN TO DIE: not to sure but i hope i have a smile on my face when i go
WHAT KEEPS ME GOIN: The thought of getting through school and getting a job to buy a old Carlton to mess with
WERE WILL I BE IN TEN YEARS: Owning me own Carlton

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« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2006, 10:43:12 PM »
I like those life goals!

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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2006, 10:50:53 PM »
WHAT KEEPS ME GOIN: The thought of getting through school and getting a job to buy a old Carlton to mess with
Hey Harry, welcome aboard!!

Don't think you need to be particularly succesful, (financially anyway!!), to own a Carlton, (well, with the possible exception of a Lotus!), but a worthwhile goal nonetheless!! You could probably buy one now for about £20 off E-Bay!!  :D

Frankly can't see past Carltons and Senators myself!! (Nor I'm sure can any of these guys!!!)  ;)
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« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2006, 10:53:03 PM »
WHAT??  Youmean there's "OTHER" cars??   ;D

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« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2006, 10:56:55 PM »
WHAT??  Youmean there's "OTHER" cars??   ;D
Yes there's Omegas too, but seeing as they're basically the same under the skin I didn't see the point in being pedantic and risk upsetting anyone, but there you go, you wouldn't let it lie would you?!?!?!  ;D
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« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2006, 11:00:54 PM »
NO!  :D

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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2006, 07:31:37 AM »
WHAT??  Youmean there's "OTHER" cars??   ;D
Yes there's Omegas too, but seeing as they're basically the same under the skin I didn't see the point in being pedantic and risk upsetting anyone, but there you go, you wouldn't let it lie would you?!?!?!  ;D
Rod ive already been through the is it a mk4 carlton bit and the out come was yes it is.But not as good mechanically as the mk3, however now i have gone back/forward with my purple monster i must admit that with a carlton gsi lump the meega would possibly be a better motor all round (bit better balanced)
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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2006, 09:17:47 AM »
Rod ive already been through the is it a mk4 carlton bit and the out come was yes it is.But not as good mechanically as the mk3, however now i have gone back/forward with my purple monster i must admit that with a carlton gsi lump the meega would possibly be a better motor all round (bit better balanced)
Don't know about the 'not as good mechanically' bit. I think all round the Omega is a better car at the moment, but it's just not worth the money IMO. I mean my last Senator cost me £450 to buy, now ok I spent a good couple of grand on her before her untimely demise, but that makes a grand total of £2500 for a very respectable, (and fast), luxo-barge. My Omega cost me £12k and while in most respects I think it's a better car, it's not five times better if you get my drift.

Now I appreciate that Omegas have achilles heel(s), i.e. things like oil coolers expensive servicing and slightly willful electrics, but Senators and Carltons were the same, until people learned to live with them 'cos they got so cheap!! And the 24v chain issue was a biggy and I've replaced a couple of sets of chains, I expect the mega will go the same way when people get used to maintaining them tereselves.

I'm also not with you on the balance thing. the V6 in my estate is shoved right back as far as it can go behind the front wheel axis, and I think it's exceptionally well balanced.

All IMHO.
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« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2006, 01:55:53 PM »
Ahh... finally made it over here :) lots of abs'ers i see!

Name: Greg Ulyatt
Date of birth: Dec 76
Sex: Male
Location: Princes Risboro' (between HighWycombe/Aylesbury
Ocupation: Computer Geek
Love of ya life: Wife & Kid
Children: 1 and one due in 4 mo
Thing ya always remember(good): birth of my son
Thing ya always remember(bad) : driving a con rod through a sb 350 at 85mph
Stupidist thing you ever did?:  went snowbank hunting and got stuck, then blew the trans :(
Music: everything but rap&country
How do ya think your gonna die?: massive heart attack, with the winning lotto ticket in my hand
What thing/person keeps you going?: wife&kid
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: in debt :)
Where do you wanna be?: driving somthing fast ,anywhere i can
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« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2006, 09:54:09 PM »
Rod ive already been through the is it a mk4 carlton bit and the out come was yes it is.But not as good mechanically as the mk3, however now i have gone back/forward with my purple monster i must admit that with a carlton gsi lump the meega would possibly be a better motor all round (bit better balanced)
Don't know about the 'not as good mechanically' bit. I think all round the Omega is a better car at the moment, but it's just not worth the money IMO. I mean my last Senator cost me £450 to buy, now ok I spent a good couple of grand on her before her untimely demise, but that makes a grand total of £2500 for a very respectable, (and fast), luxo-barge. My Omega cost me £12k and while in most respects I think it's a better car, it's not five times better if you get my drift.

Now I appreciate that Omegas have achilles heel(s), i.e. things like oil coolers expensive servicing and slightly willful electrics, but Senators and Carltons were the same, until people learned to live with them 'cos they got so cheap!! And the 24v chain issue was a biggy and I've replaced a couple of sets of chains, I expect the mega will go the same way when people get used to maintaining them tereselves.

I'm also not with you on the balance thing. the V6 in my estate is shoved right back as far as it can go behind the front wheel axis, and I think it's exceptionally well balanced.

All IMHO.
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which shows my prevoiuos cav v6 engine on the engine stand with the timing belt in the typical v6 conditon(aka mullard)
the text reads,
presenting the vauxhall v6 engine,
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expensive when not,
every custermer who has walked in has laughed at it
maybe i should chage it to a show a mega v6 dis pack,
end of the day all cars have pros and con`s,i just hink omegas are yuk,
hence why i drive a carlton
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« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2006, 05:56:04 PM »
Name: chris
Date of birth: 01/12/1966
Sex:male
Location:n/w kent
Ocupation:mot tester
Love of ya life:maggie
Children:3 for my sins
Thing ya always remember(good):my first car (2.0s cortina mk IV)
Thing ya always remember(bad) :writing off my second car(2.8 granny)
Stupidist thing you ever did?:  got married the first time
Music: rock, metal, punk, a bit of rnb but no rap
How do ya think your gonna die?: very well
What thing/person keeps you going?:mags, kids (sam, rosie, &tayler)
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?:doing the same shit different day routine
Where do you wanna be?:behind the wheel of an lc/lo or similar
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2006, 06:28:16 PM »
Name: Martyn
Date of birth: 14/04/83
Sex: male
Location: Lampeter (west wales)
Ocupation: RAF leccy
Love of ya life: 3 actually, 2 x opel mantas and my carlton GSI
Children: oneday....  maybe
Thing ya always remember(good): Taking my first manta out for a spin, was only a 1.8 but it was well fast compared to my 1.3 austin metro I had at the time
Thing ya always remember(bad): The day my first carlton got written off
Stupidist thing you ever did?: Donutting the manta in a shopping centre carpark
Music: Trance, dance, happy hardcore, rock, heavy metal
How do ya think your gonna die?: hopefully not by old age
What thing/person keeps you going?: My project manta and driving my carlton
Where do you think you'll be in 10 years time?: Probably some far eastern country getting shot at!
Where do you wanna be?: some place not too hot, with a huge garage
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« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2006, 11:46:48 AM »
Name:Graham Streeter
Date of birth:04/08/83
Sex:Male
Location:Kent
Ocupation:Yorkie eating truck driver :D
Love of ya life:My cars, oh and the gf ;)
Children:Not yet :P
Thing ya always remember(good):Passing my Driving test :)
Thing ya always remember(bad) :Too many to list :(
Stupidist thing you ever did?:Jeez where do i start? :D   
Music:Old Skool (The Ratpack lol)
How do ya think your gonna die?:Old age peacefully in my sleep
What thing/person keeps you going?:My Girlfriend
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?:Got the cars, the job, the girlfriend, just need the place to settle down and start a family :-X
Where do you wanna be?:See above :o
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« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2006, 11:02:46 AM »
Name: Stuart Granger
Date of birth: 11th june 1970
Sex: male
Location: Northumberland ( land of great roads )
Ocupation: vehicle designer engines/transmission mainly for Vickers ( tanks ! )
Love of ya life: cars, girls and rock'n'roll
Children: none
Thing ya always remember(good): used to be a test-driver, so most of the really good stuff I drove
Thing ya always remember(bad) : missus walking out 'cos i was a pratt ( got her back and married now ! )
Stupidist thing you ever did?: see above
Music: ZZ top, Slade, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Balck Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Manics. pretth much anything as long as they write their own stuff.
How do ya think your gonna die?: couldn't care less
What thing/person keeps you going?: Mrs G
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: don't care as long as there's still petrol
Where do you wanna be?: under the bonnet

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« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2006, 11:08:13 AM »
Where do you wanna be?: under the bonnet

ha, most of us are under the thumb !
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« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2006, 09:09:14 PM »
Name: Niall Murphy
Date of birth: 08/06/65
Sex: Male
Location: Wexford, SE Ireland
Ocupation: Web Designer
Love of ya life: Sandy
Children: none
Thing ya always remember(good): Meeting Sandy
Thing ya always remember(bad) : First marriage
Stupidist thing you ever did?: Driving through the centre of Dublin at about 90mph at 2am, roaring drunk (not a proud memory from my youth)
Music: Electronic, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Genesis, Floyd, ELP, Craig Armstrong, Pat Metheny, Renaissance etc......
How do ya think your gonna die?: Cancer (60 ciggies a day)
What thing/person keeps you going?: Sandy
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: In Brazil with Sandy
Where do you wanna be?: In Brazil with Sandy......with a nice, shiny GM Omega (Carltons are called GM Omegas there,but branded as Chevvy's and are the most highly sought-after car in Brazil, selling for up to US$10,000 !!!!!)
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« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2006, 07:44:28 AM »
Name:Stuart Taylor
Date of birth:19/10/70
Sex:Male
Location:North Aberdeenshire
Ocupation:Key Account Manager
Love of ya life:Family & Hamish.
Children:1 son
Thing ya always remember(good): Day I bought my GSI Carlton in 1998!
Thing ya always remember(bad): beinh told my Dad has cancer........
Stupidist thing you ever did?:Putting my self first too often.   
Music: Dance / house etc
How do ya think your gonna die?:Grumpy as hell after a sh1t life
What thing/person keeps you going?:Family
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?:right where i am now, but older
Where do you wanna be?:happy in life & secure.

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« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2006, 09:30:30 PM »
Name: Fraser Andrew
Date of birth: 13/03/75
Sex: Yes please.... Oh sorry, I am Male
Location: Paisley
Ocupation: Man of Leisure
Love of ya life: Wee Mel, Shady and ma Brick
Children: Not that I know of
Thing ya always remember(good): Summers on Loch Lomond   
Thing ya always remember(bad) : Spending a month in hospital
Stupid thing you ever did?: Sellin ma boat and buzzin gas
Music: Near enough anything
How do ya think your gonna die?: In ma car or on ma chick lol
What thing/person keeps you going?: I live for driving
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: Still being the same me
Where do i wanna be?: At the party Im late for

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« Reply #69 on: January 01, 2007, 11:15:44 PM »
Name: Graham Taylor
Date of birth: 18 Nov 77
Sex: Male
Location: Usually Coventry or Aylesbury. Or wherever the powers that be send me to work
Ocupation: Photographer
Love of ya life: Mates. No-one extra special at the moment  :'(
Children: Errr.... NO
Thing ya always remember(good): My minds gone blank  :o
Thing ya always remember(bad) : It's all a bit hazey...
Stupidist thing you ever did?: Bought a Fraud Sierra :-[
Music: Pretty much anything except R 'n' B
How do ya think your gonna die?: I'll tell you when I find out!
What thing/person keeps you going?: Mates and my cars
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: Same job, but god knows where.
Where do you wanna be?: Same job, but in the Bahamas or somewhere equally nice.


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« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2007, 11:02:00 AM »
Name: Lee
Date of birth: 18-02-72
Sex: Male
Location: Aberdeen
Ocupation: Plant Supervisor
Love of ya life: My wife
Children: 3
Thing ya always remember(good): Leaving England for Scotland ;) 
Thing ya always remember(bad) : Should have left earlier :o
Stupid thing you ever did?: Owning a proton ???
Music: Inxs
How do ya think your gonna die?: drowning or lung cancer :'(
What thing/person keeps you going?: My job, money = more car parts
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: Same place
Where do i wanna be?: On a desert island with Courtney cox :P
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« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2007, 11:46:38 AM »
Name: stuart millsom
Date of birth: 10/06/63
Sex: Male
Location: Wallingford
Ocupation: HGV Driver, Firefighter and Mobile DJ
Love of ya life: Woman: My Kids and GSI,3.0l Estate No woman at the mo  :'(
Children: 2 Wonderful girls
Thing ya always remember(good): The day my kids were born, Passing my driving test
Thing ya always remember(bad) : Having Cancer
Stupid thing you ever did?: Got married
Music: Most things but rap and hiphop
How do ya think your gonna die?: Quickly (I hope)and NOT from cancer  >:(
What thing/person keeps you going?: My Kids
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: Exactly where I am now... only poorer LOL
Where do i wanna be?: Right now? any where but here with my kids and gorgeous loving female
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« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2007, 03:02:04 PM »
I forgot all about this, jolly good job someone else posted here...


Name: Jon Paxton
Date of birth: 12/11/1957
Sex: Male
Location: Letham, NE Scotland
Ocupation: Offshore keeping floating rigs afloat
Love of ya life: Linda and the boys and the dogs and now only one Carlton
Children: 2 Jon jnr (Royal Navy) and Ross (window cleaner)
Thing ya always remember(good): Getting married, birth of first son, missed the second
Thing ya always remember(bad) : never think about them
Stupidist thing you ever did?:  Is anything you do stupid or just experience?
Music: Tamla Motown, Soul, Funk, some recent dance but not all
How do ya think your gonna die?:  Never think about it!!!
What thing/person keeps you going?: Linda
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?:  Still working offshore, top of the tree in my trade, living in Spain (this year)
Where do you wanna be?: see the above answer, but plus it with a good pension (yeah right) mind you, I will be able to get me tax back living in Spain so maybe!
Drives: 2.6 CDXi estate, Lowered, 16" 5 spokes. De-catted. Soon to be chipped (maybe)

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« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2007, 09:14:29 PM »
Name: David Johnston
Date of birth:19/12/67
Sex: Male (I think)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Ocupation: Carer for my Disabled Girlfriend
Love of ya life: My dog Sammy
Children: None that I know of
Thing ya always remember(good): getting sideways for the first time ( was told it was impossible in an auto...150bhp says diffrent
Thing ya always remember(bad) : writing a car off within 12 hours of buying it
Stupidist thing you ever did?: trying to pass 2 cars..on a corner..at night...on a country road... in a turbo that bites!!  :-[
Music: anything with a good beat/ melody
How do ya think your gonna die?: in a car at high speed
What thing/person keeps you going?: trading up to a Carlton GSi 3000 24v
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: living somewhere with no speed limits
Where do you wanna be?: the moon!

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« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2007, 10:07:07 AM »
b]Name: Dave
Date of birth: 8/8/70
Sex: male
Location: southampton
Ocupation: process tech
Love of ya life: hmmm lots here (must have a big heart) wife, kids, dogs (staffies) then cars n bikes
Children: 2 little boy who's 3 and a right petrol head and a wee girl of 6 months
Thing ya always remember(good): birth of the kids etc and being given the go ahead from the wife to buy an LC
Thing ya always remember(bad) : nearly being killed by a tractor driver while on my bike
Stupidist thing you ever did?: once again the tractor accident
Music: like most things but I'm an 80's child really big depeche mode/cure fan
How do ya think your gonna die?:done dieing it's totaly over rated lets hope I now die old and grey sharing a joke with my kids
What thing/person keeps you going?: The wife and kids
Where do you think your be in 10 years time?: driving an LC to the shows chillin with life
Where do you wanna be?: RETIRED!!!!!!!
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