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Messages - Shackeng

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General Discussion Area / Re: 20 ltrs oil drum
« on: Yesterday at 22:08:04 »
having just nicely purchased a 20ltr oil drum it got me thinking it will be a tad awkward to measure 5 ltrs without the risk of spillage. so I may fix a tap to the drums lid. I wouldn't mind but I gave a lot of stuff away when we downsized house & a 12volt pump was amongst the stuff.

I got my tap from VX, turns the drum into a useful dispenser :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: Yesterday at 11:08:53 »
Don't care what anyone says about American cars , I love them especially the Camaro & Mustang , had a Jeep Hemi for a short while & that was terrific can't beat a big V8.

^^^
Me too, the first one I drove was like this https://www.shannons.com.au/club/enthusiasts/wildweels/garage/1959-oldsmobile-rocket-88/ belonging to a USAF friend of mine. Lovely car. Short on gears but great on pulling in every sense. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Roadside repairs
« on: Yesterday at 10:51:30 »
And one reason for this is that we now live in a throwaway society, such that it is cheaper to replace a mass produced part than pay the labour costs for troubleshooting. ??? :y

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Thanks.  It is a saloon.  I'll have a look at the 0V (earth) connections and let you know the results.

Let us know as I have the same on my '51 3.2 saloon. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Roadside repairs
« on: 10 December 2018, 17:05:56 »
You gotta love OOF thread drift. :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Roadside repairs
« on: 09 December 2018, 11:24:47 »
I was musing on how much easier it was in my early days of motoring. A friend returning from leave in a pre-war Austin 10 or similar, threw a big end. He pulled into a lay by, drained and dropped the sump, fitted a set of big-ends, and still got back to camp without sanction. While cars are of course mechanically much more reliable these days, the sort of problems we encounter causing breakdown are exponentially more difficult to fix without suitable spares and equipment. :(

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It was much easier, back in the day, to rivet new linings to old brake shoes -not! :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 06 December 2018, 17:34:45 »
My first born child was brought home from hospital in a 100E which was of course the follow on from the "sit up and beg" Pop.

My stepfather, who owned a large motor dealers, including heavy transport, drove a 100E Anglia, with overdrive on top gear (3rd?) for at least 10 years. He ran this after my mother took the side off his  - 1st in the UK - Austin Atlantic (A90) convertible, which was a beautiful car, cream with red leather. Everything electrically operated, most of which failed within 6 months! It had the first push button radio I had seen. :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 05 December 2018, 22:28:14 »
I did get 9 in a '55 Ford Pop once, had to open the inside doors as a counter balance on corners to prevent rolling it.:-X
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Popular

I'm amazed they were made until 1962.

They look like a car from the thirties.

They were basically the same shape as the 39-4? Anglia. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 05 December 2018, 18:40:21 »
I did get 9 in a '55 Ford Pop once, had to open the inside doors as a counter balance on corners to prevent rolling it.:-X
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Popular

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Test Zone / Re: blah
« on: 03 December 2018, 19:24:49 »
Agreed :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plucky ladies
« on: 02 December 2018, 18:57:40 »
Some of these Arab nations are in the dark ages as far as womens rights are concerned.

That modern eh? :-\ :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: End of an Era
« on: 01 December 2018, 22:05:50 »
Thanks for your help Andy, and good luck with the new venture. :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Gixer
« on: 21 November 2018, 19:53:15 »
Any news on his V8 project?

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General Car Chat / Re: This has hurt me psychologically 😢
« on: 18 November 2018, 01:15:15 »
I don't understand the mentality of those that shod their cars with ditch finders. My first motorbike was fitted with original japanese 'super wet grip' tyres, designed for performance with a square section rear tyre. :o :o :o The first thing I did was replace them with Dunlop TT100s that completely transformed the limited handling. Replacing that with a wideline featherbed framed Triton showed me what handling was really about. :y :y :y
After a Black Shadow the Triton was my dream bike. Lucky you :y :y :y

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