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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo of a 1970's Texaco fuel station in the USA added in.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/texaco.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In-period side view of an Austin 12/4 added to this page.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-12-4.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also new today, a photo of a new Van Hool-bodied Bedford VAL twin-steer coach.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/bedford-val.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once worked at a small coach,waggin company who had a couple of VALs..one, a Duple body, the other a Plaxton body. [around '79 to '82?]
These had quite a high seating capacity [51-plus, as I recall]....
Aside from the obvious difference in chassis, the VAL also ran on smaller diameter wheels than 'normal' in those days.

This was a boone when cleaning & mopping out...as the floor was free from encumbrances such as wheel arches [which could trap dirt]...

The brakes...whilst OK for 'normal' use, would struggle when descending the North York Moors towards Castleton, with a full load of school kids....there was little 'give' in the brake pedal..little in the way of a 'servo' effect, thus one had to have a Bradley Wiggins-style right leg.
A very comfy ride....due no doubt to the twin steer axles...whereby one would support the bus if the other was rattled into a pothole....
On the whole, I liked them....even if the gear ratios were rather far apart.
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Dellow Mk2, 1951 built, reg 1952.
Ford Mustang coupe, 1967, 6 cylinder auto.
Fiat 126 BIS
Cannon special [1996 registered. Built in 1950's]
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Ford Pop chassis, Ashley 1172 bodyshell, in pieces.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I know it is difficult to reconcile B/W photos with coloured ones but that paint job appears to fit with this 1971 one.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/zzrar690j

The bright work above the main grill possibly just replacing the Moseley sign.
There is a link to a later picture which has further info (May be where Richard got his)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1962 photo of a Studebaker Flight Hawk in France, added in today.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/flight-hawk.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like those Studebakers.....although I only now about them [at the time] from the Dinky Toy version..

I also have a liking for the base model versions of all cars.....so much simpler, cheaper to run, etc...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also added today, to the toys section, a page for the Frankonia/TOMY "Ol' MacDonald's Farm Truck" of the 1970s. Maybe based on a Commer?
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/farm-lorry.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A colour chart describing the various options available to buyers of the Volvo 122S c1961, added.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/volvo-colours.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the gadgets & accessories corner, a page for the Brake Safe pre-braking warning light system.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/brake-safe.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of various Austin 7s at a well-known A7 specialist located in Cambridge, during the 1950s, added to the following page.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-chummy.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speedwell's "Camber Compensator" mod for Triumph Spitfires and Heralds in the 1960s.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/speedwell-triumph.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original price list leaflet for the 1948/1949 Ariel motorcycles.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ariel-1949.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the 1950s now, and the Weaver portable dynamic wheel testing equipment.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/wheel-tester.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old colour photo of an Alvis TC21/100 Grey Lady added.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/alvisgreylady.htm

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