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RogerB



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: RedeX Reply with quote

Has anyone got a picture of a van or lorry with the RedeX logo on it; if so, please pm me..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For many of a certain age, Redex was a familiar sight on the forecourt. My father would put in a shot or so if we were setting off for a marathon drive to the "seaside" Cleethorpes was 65 miles away LOL

Following on from Roger's post I went a googling and came across a lot of information about Redex and Australia endurance runs.

Looks as if it had a much larger following in Australia than the UK.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: RedeX Oil Additive Reply with quote

Have you come across any information about RedeX being used in Canada?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No photos of vans sorry, but I thought of your various Redex threads when I saw this

from http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19779

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: RedeX Reply with quote

Rick,

Thank you for the photo's; where about is the museum?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: RedeX Reply with quote

Rick,

Ignore my last message; I have just re-read your thread and found the name of the museum......

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: RedeX Oil Additive Reply with quote

RogerB wrote:
Have you come across any information about RedeX being used in Canada?

RogerB


I found a reference to a Canadian racing car being sponsored by Redex

http://thegarageblog.com/garage/naughty-naughty/

I moved from UK to Canada in 2002 and have never seen Redex either here or in the U.S. STP is the thing along with Wynns.

While I was out yesterday I stopped by our local Napa auto parts. The only guy, over the age of 60 who works there was away, probably driving around annoying young road users (See Milk Float thread), and the younger ones hadn't heard of Redex at all.

I also took some time out from annoying young road users, and did a bit of Google search. I found two comments about Redex sponsoring race cars in the 60's. From all of that I would assume that they once had a presence here.

It is possible that Redex lost the business on the North American continent during the late 1960's. See Quote. (refers to US Dollar rate, but there would have been devaluation against the Canadian $)

"1967 saw another crisis in the British economy and Harold Wilson announced, in November 1967, that the pound had been devalued by just over 14%, resulting in an exchange rate of $2.40. This was the famous "pound in your pocket" devaluation, where Wilson tried to reassure the country by pointing out that the devaluation would not affect the value of money within Britain."

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an aside to this, I emigrated to Canada in April 1964 and the exchange rate then was $3.40 to the . The Canadian dollar had a 2 cent premium over the US dollar was a reason for the Americans to stop visiting Canada. They would only get 98 cents for their dollar.

I worked in the motor trade and never came across Redex. STP was the additive of choice.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those of a certain age will no doubt remember the British "Half Crown".

2 of these coins were equal to 5 Shillings or a quarter of a

5 Shillings was Nicknamed a "Dollar" because from 1940, and through the war, although no longer on the Gold Standard, the /$ rate had been pegged by the British government at $4.03.

Britain adopted a new system in December, 1945, maintaining the pound at $4.03 until in 1949 Stafford Cripps devalued the by some 30%.
Harold Wilson devalued it further in 1967 but as many of us will remember, it did not alter the value of the "pound in our pocket".

In 1971 British money went "decimal" and loads of financial whiz kids and politicians assured us that it was just a number.

However, my late father summed up this "smoke and mirrors" B.S with a simple observation.

Last week I went to Blackpool and got 240 goes on the slots for just 1.
This week I go to Blackpool and get just 100 goes on the same slots for a
1.

This of course has little to do with REDEX unless someone can come up with the pre and post decimalisation cost of a "shot" of REDEX in the tank.

Edited for composition error. Thanks to Penman for the correct monetary values
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HYi
A half crown was 2s/6d an eighth of a and I remember it being called half a dolllar.

Redex used to be 1d a shot before decimalisation.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't realised that Redex also marketed motor oil back in the 1950s/60s, this tin's contents haven't been used. I don't think I've seen 20W/30 oil before either.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the additive...''pre-added?'' Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
HYi
A half crown was 2s/6d an eighth of a and I remember it being called half a dolllar.
Redex used to be 1d a shot before decimalisation.


I well remember my Dad pulling into 'garages' & asking the attendant for X # of gallons & the same # of 'shots'
Years later I briefly worked at a local 'filling station' (note the change of title by then) & when there was no customers the other lads used to have 'gunfights' on the forecourt using Redex dispensers as pistols.

nb: these were the days of Green Shield stamps, if it was raining & a customer rudely demanded 'don't forget my stamps' when handing over the money we carried the stamps back to their car gum side up Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My older brother worked part time at Audnam ? Garage filling cars, in the U.K. I can remember the dispenser next to the pumps .

My late mate , Frank , went around Australia on 2 of the " Round Australia Redex trails . There was a guy called "Gelignite Jack " he would throw sticks of jelly out of his car ! There should be some film on Utube .
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