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Tricks with Petrol
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Tricks with Petrol Reply with quote

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.

I rather liked tip number 2 also:

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Dirty Habit



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two guineas !! He would be able to buy enough petrol to fill the bottle twice Smile
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Smile

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Greeney in France



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know that dropping a dessert spoon of petrol on the floor has the equivelent hydrocarbon emission effect as a car driving 10miles Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heck, so what did it do, when my syphoning antics overflowed my 20l can, and ran all down the drive, I mean a river! Embarassed

I better go and plant some trees!
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