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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2022 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sixth instalment of old photos - Original Photos of British Cars 1950s-1960s - went live earlier today on YT, featuring many photos sent over by previous visitors to the channel/site, including contributions from a long-term respected member of this very forum!
https://youtu.be/3TdWz__dGOg

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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2022 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest addition to YT sees your truly talking about bargain finds at car boot sales etc, all with a motoring link to them.
https://youtu.be/tJA1Lpk9XuU

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a tin of Fluxite...been using it since the 1970's..[don't do a right lot of soldering if I can help it]...
Your box of jumble sale bits looks like my working tool box....which has spanners in it I bought, used, back in the 1960's...

I even keep spanners I have broken....jus in case the other end proves useful, one day?
Busted screwdriver handles even get a bit of square section steel welded across the end as a tee handle...

I use, with regularity, as an 'instant reach' toolkit [which usually lives in my Dellow, within easy reach]...housed in the tool roll one once used to get with every Skoda Estelle.
Including the Skoda -issued 8 & 10mm spanner, and the same 17 & 13 mm spanner. The double ended flat & cross head screwdrivers I have lost long ago..I think??

Used to take one with me to work...always useful to have, along with a biro...

The skoda tool roll is giving up the ghost slowly, sadly.
It's laces are becoming ever shorter, and the inter-compartment stitching is all disintegrating, so all the spanners and screwdrivers are getting mixed up now...
Which is a shame, really, as it's a useful tool roll...not as big or grand as the new, quite expensive [for what they are?] posh-looking tool rolls available today...
I really don't believe buying a posh green [Castrol lookalike?] tool roll, to be 'seen' as a gucci handbag accessory for one's highly polished classic car when on show to Joe Public, to be worth it...How long would it last in regular, oily usage?
So I might just have to learn how to sew???
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about old tools, I have two flexible brake hose clamps with GIRLING engraved on them. I have seen people use G clamps and Mole grips but never the correct tool. It is something I inherited.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure I bought a similar set a few years ago, new so they are still available. No Girling engravings of course.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of my favourites. Originally part of a comprehensive Crypton tuning kit the beauty of this carb balancer is it so easy to use. Note the numbers on the display can be read from either left or right location.




This was given to me by my late Father in Law. He worked at a local garage. When cars stopped being fitted with carburettors it became obsolete and would have been thrown out.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great bit of kit Ray

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another handy tool.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite odd ball tool is this:



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For greasing leaf springs?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is something that a side valve owner might benefit from.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2022 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
For greasing leaf springs?


Just so.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2022 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWs in many shapes and sizes make up today's photo upload, now embedded into the following page on the main site.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/vwtype4.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old photos from the 1910s through to the 1950s of motorcycles & occasionally sidecars too, make it into the latest upload. Now embedded into the following page on the site.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/motorcycles.htm

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Weaver Wander is a navigational road run that raises money for various charities, entries are a split between modern(ish) cars, classic cars, and a small number of vintage entries, so quite a mixture. Last weekend we headed down to have a look at the comings and goings as cars gathered prior to heading out for their drives. The vid below takes a look at various oldies in attendance, including a chat with a gent about his 1947 MG TC.
https://youtu.be/8Zvs6N3529k

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