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    Just had my first Spitfire beer (UK)
    Very, Very nice.... a war winning beer!
    ....now can anyone ship me a case for x-mess !
    eddie
    Last edited by motorworks; 11-18-2012, 07:06 PM.
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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      John
      I'll be watching for the Fedex Van....
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      • #4
        Trouble is it wont be cold , they seem to like warm beer.

        Or is it cold pies?

        Michael

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        • #5
          Good one SJ.

          But only the Britts would name a car after the tail end results of what you get when you couple crap carburetion (strombergs) and an exhaust header leak (machining by beaver) that's allowing a sufficient amount of oxygen and fuel into the system upon deceleration.... oh - and a beer and plane too...

          That's what I like about the Britts though - while most are ashamed of things like poor engine tuning and machining practices not the britts my friend - they put a cheap emblem on it and wear it like a badge of honor ---
          Last edited by A.K. Boomer; 11-18-2012, 10:34 PM.

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            LOL, Boomer you've got some very valid points. Probably only fits those mildly eccentric Brits though. However you've got to admire the sane one's. They did quite well during dubya dubya 2, The RR Merlin would be just one tiny example of some rather good machining, and all while having the crap bombed out of them. And yes 99% of it is past history just like for North America, but there's a lot of great examples of the British machine tool industry I'd love to own. Still? You have to question any nations actual sanity when as a whole they purposely chose to drive on the wrong side of the road.

            But I've worked with a fair share of Brits, Very funny people for the most part. The generally accepted fable about the warm beer is from my understanding like some peoples thoughts that everyone in Canaduh lives in igloos. That's more than a bit ignorant since they logically should at least figure out they melt in the summer.

            Pete

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uncle pete View Post
              Probably only fits those mildly eccentric Brits though.

              Pete
              Yes probably - but keep in mind that that's somewhere in the lower 90% range - the rest are really eccentric - lol

              But as you say - gotta luv them - and that crazy sense of humor they have - that is when it's not flying over my head and I can grasp it...

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              • #8
                Hmm... Slagging of the old country eh ? On a basis of outdated technology eh ?

                Well, the Locomotion, the Comet, TSR2, Concorde, Dyson...

                No, stop, I didn't mean that last one.
                Richard

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                • #9
                  I used to like Spitfire - but now I find it has a rather unpleasant aftertaste that is common to all the Shepard Neame beers - Bishops Finger, Spitfire etc. Now I prefer Harvey's Bitter - the proper one is only available in casks not bottle or cans. Some of their specialitiy beers however are available in cans and bottles.

                  I did once go round the Shepard Neame brewery, I was surprised to see that the main must tanks were soft (lead) soldered

                  AWEM

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
                    But only the Britts would name a car after the tail end results of what you get when you couple crap carburetion (strombergs)
                    We mostly only palmed you Yanks off with the Stromberg rubbish. Uk carbs would have been SUs, preferably the fixed needle type, rather than biased needle (they wear out too fast).

                    I never liked the Triumph engine much, but I could set a pair of carbs up in 20 minutes or so. Many of the 'specialists' would take all morning to screw up the carb settings. The biased needle versions were only introduced because people were too ham fisted to centre the jet proplerly.

                    British beer should be served at a temperature that doesn't numb the taste buds. Cool, not chilled!
                    Paul Compton
                    www.morini-mania.co.uk
                    http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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                    • #11
                      Never had a chance to taste Spitfire. Is available bottled or canned? Next, the typical American beer needs to be served ice cold because it would taste not so good otherwise. My first exposure to English beer happened in the 70's,and It changed my taste completely, fortunately at an age to enjoy real beer for many years. The typical English beer is served a basement temp, not warm as is the common misconception. My thoughts, again. Bob.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EVguru View Post
                        We mostly only palmed you Yanks off with the Stromberg rubbish.
                        Dude - that's cruel
                        Uk carbs would have been SUs, preferably the fixed needle type, rather than biased needle (they wear out too fast).
                        hmm, maybe not as cruel as I thought, hey - weren't SU's on MG's - yet another fine automobile of the time


                        I never liked the Triumph engine much,
                        hopefully that's because you realized it was nothing more than an outdated glorified tractor engine.

                        I will never forget that golden era of working on everything from around the globe in foreign car repair - me and the bossman would make jokes about the britts -------- "do you think it's going to be this year" ? --- "is this the year their going to play catch-up"?
                        then we'd pop the "bonnet" and both go ---- awwwwwhhhh,

                        damn - we kept that same joke going for over 20+ years.... lol

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                        • #13
                          Spifire beer is drunk in Glasgow now as well , in Hillington area Near where the Glasgow RR factory built the best of the Merlin engines

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uncle pete View Post
                            You have to question any nations actual sanity when as a whole they purposely chose to drive on the wrong side of the road.
                            Pete
                            There's even good reason for that. Back in the days of old, you crossed paths with oncoming traffic with your sword hand (right) so it faced the oncoming cars (ie you drove on the left) so if it got a bit rowdy you were ready for action with it. It was the sign of a noble/knight etc to cross this way so the upper classes adopted it as the correct way.
                            When the french had their rebellion, acting like a noble could get your neck lengthed or you be put on a drastic course of intense weight loss (by hacking limbs off), so to hide the fact that anyone might be a candidate for madame guillotine, they started crossing and driving on the peasant side (the right) and the practice spread to the whole of the continent except blighty and its non revolting ways (but if guy fawkes had got his way...).

                            So you see, in the USA you've adopted the peasant method of road positioning

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                            • #15
                              Over here we have people drive on the left all the time.....You ought to see the rest of us scatter when it happens!
                              mark costello-Low speed steel

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