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Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

(50 posts)

Registered:
07/04/2012 05:09PM

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Cuban Chrome
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: September 01, 2015 10:01PM

For any of you who might have missed it, you really should watch Cuban Chrome on the Discovery Channel- One of rhe guys is rebuilding
a 1959 Austin Healey, drives an MGA, and does some repair work on a Healey Silverstone. What these guys accomplish with minimal resources is amazing! If you want to learn some "Old School" techniques and just flat get inspired, give a look to "Cuban Chrome"!

Doug


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(467 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: September 02, 2015 02:36PM

I did see that episode. It really points out how relatively "easy" it is to restore or modify a car here with online ordering of parts just a click away.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: September 03, 2015 03:52PM

The amazing part for me is the incredulous repurposing of engines/ drivelines, an eclectic mix for sure!
Dave


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2992 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 04, 2015 12:34PM

They don't suffer the problem of too many choices. Nobody poo poo's their parade, based on engine or drivetrain selections. Motor-On, mi cubanos, and can you send some cigars ?


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: tbo
Date: September 06, 2015 09:32PM

Why don't they order parts from Canada ?We don't have a trade embargo withCuba. Tons of us go there on vacation every winter.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(467 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: September 07, 2015 12:44PM

Average Cuban salary is about $25-30 a month. Can't make much of a Moss order on that kind of income.


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Cuban Chrome
Posted by: tbo
Date: September 07, 2015 07:06PM

Thanks Rick . I forgot about that Minor Detail !!!


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