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      02-03-2023, 05:19 AM   #1
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The 6 year run of the TR7

The question nearly everyone asks is why BL didn't fit the 16V Sprint engine.
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Brings back memories, In the mid 70's I worked at popular car wash/gas station and when things got slow would get one or two of the new cars we had on contract from the dealerships out of the new car compound and bring them up to the wash.

TR6's and 7's, MGB's VW Sirocco's and Bugs, lots of different imports. Back then they didn't come from the factory all pristine clean like they do now, they were covered with greases, sealants and writing on the glass so we had to clean them up before they could go out on the showroom floor.
It's really where we all learned to drive, me and 4-5 other teenage boys.

If you were doing a closing shift on the gas pumps you could bring up a decoy car to the pumps so it would look like it was a customer getting gas and it would signal to anyone driving by that the place was still open for business.

Giving access to the keys for a dozens of new cars to a group of teenage boys was not the smartest move, we put some hard miles on those cars racing them around the lot, doing handbrake slides and screeching stops, good times.

After the shift when you had closed up for the night sometimes we would grab a dealer plate and throw it on the car of our choice and head out driving around for an hour or so, no license, no insurance and no common sense.
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Brings back memories, In the mid 70's I worked at popular car wash/gas station and when things got slow would get one or two of the new cars we had on contract from the dealerships out of the new car compound and bring them up to the wash.

TR6's and 7's, MGB's VW Sirocco's and Bugs, lots of different imports. Back then they didn't come from the factory all pristine clean like they do now, they were covered with greases, sealants and writing on the glass so we had to clean them up before they could go out on the showroom floor.
It's really where we all learned to drive, me and 4-5 other teenage boys.

If you were doing a closing shift on the gas pumps you could bring up a decoy car to the pumps so it would look like it was a customer getting gas and it would signal to anyone driving by that the place was still open for business.



Giving access to the keys for a dozens of new cars to a group of teenage boys was not the smartest move, we put some hard miles on those cars racing them around the lot, doing handbrake slides and screeching stops, good times.

After the shift when you had closed up for the night sometimes we would grab a dealer plate and throw it on the car of our choice and head out driving around for an hour or so, no license, no insurance and no common sense.

That wasn't the Executive Car Wash on Front Street was it?
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That wasn't the Executive Car Wash on Front Street was it?
No, it was Automat Car Wash on Kingsway in south Burnaby
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