Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 2924 Location: Edinburgh
Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:21 pm Post subject: Tricks with Petrol
Trawling through some copies of Motor Service & Repairs from the 30s I found a couple of good tips.
I have always found that getting tyres unstuck from the rims is the most difficult part of pucture repair. I usually resort to puting the tyre flat on the ground and running over it with the front offside wheel of my car. However
another way according to Motor Service & Repairs is to put the tyre flat on the ground and pour petrol around the wheel/tyre interface and leave it for a minute or two.
Joined: 27 Apr 2005 Posts: 11780 Location: S. Cheshire
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:49 pm Post subject:
also never chuck away (ie dispose of in a respectable and conscientious manner) old fuel, as it is great for scrubbing up oily old parts in. Also mix in a drop with old oil before spraying it under a car, it helps it to flow into nooks and crannies better, then evaporates off leaving a nice oily film
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Various 1930s-1960s relics - Austin, Morris, Bedford, Dodge etc.
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