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by fried onions
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 260
Views: 8488

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Worried the calipers maybe seized up. Not something to worry about even if they have. Those twin-piston fixed calipers are far less hassle to sort out compared to the later swinging singles. Yes, they are a doddle to repair. I think the later ones were more economical to make but need attention eve...
by fried onions
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3335
Views: 192501

Re: EBay Finds

They have schools in Lincolnshire?
by fried onions
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3335
Views: 192501

Re: EBay Finds

It would indeed be just the thing to tow the pigs to the market with... it's in Lincolnshire so definite farm use.
by fried onions
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Replies: 841
Views: 25819

Re: Crash! Bang! Wallop!

They are very sneaky in their methods, usually hiding behind some obstruction just after a speed limit reduction sign. I almost got caught at Everton on the Bawtry Road by one of these covert camera cowards. As I usually just ease off the throttle ahead of a speed reduction and don't touch the brake...
by fried onions
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3335
Views: 192501

Re: EBay Finds

SiC wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:43 pm


Usual tail-tale is when MOT records became online. Clocking became a less of a thing. Just left taxi drivers and financed cars clocked just before they were tested or serviced.
That didn't stop Ghosty being caught out with his Jag, but I guess he never bothered to check.
by fried onions
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Squire's voitures
Replies: 840
Views: 64419

Re: Squire's voitures

Central chassis lubrication, a boon to the owner-driver, along with the Smiths Jackall system. That's mass production for you; such refinements come at a price so were quietly dropped. So yes, getting a child to do the greasing would be preferable.
by fried onions
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: The Heirloom Laguna Deux - Redundant in the fleet
Replies: 135
Views: 10796

Re: The Heirloom Laguna Deux - Redundant in the fleet

Yes they are quite comfortable which is a rare quality these days, but it's still packed with electronics and made by the French, and that scares me witless.
by fried onions
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Replies: 841
Views: 25819

Re: Crash! Bang! Wallop!

I don't think being smart is a prerequisite for becoming a Peeler.
by fried onions
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Squire's voitures
Replies: 840
Views: 64419

Re: Squire's voitures

Those idiot lights have lenses that move to give day and night (bright and dim) positions. They were fitted in the Sunbeam Stilettos I had. I put a battery on the scrapper and with what limited remaining electrical functions there were tested this out. The blue light is set to bright for comparison...