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1924 Dodge Four tourer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
It is astounding just how long this has been on/off/on/off/on/off.
It was originally planned for when the Bredbury junction was built, it is the reason why the N bound on slip is a RH lane joiner.
https://goo.gl/maps/mFyoCrbPtP92
the extension South would have gone through that undeveloped strip between the 2 estates, just move down the map southwards and you will see the sand and gravel company.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great weather yesterday, so a good opportunity for a quick run out combined with school pick-up.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being out and about for Drive It Day provided another chance for a photo beneath my favourite old sign. Bonus points for spotting the old bicycle in the showroom window, the door of a '41 Chevrolet truck, a Duckhams Q tin, a Flare petroleum globe, and a sign for Esso Blue paraffin.

Black and white, or colour - which is the more pleasing photo, mmm




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was quite possibly the final (primary) school run for little Dodge, on master Jones' penultimate day before switching to "big" school in September.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lovely 'taxi' for school runs!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Dodge looks great. I miss the luxury of having everything over engineered and built to last.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With today possibly being the last appearance of really fine weather, at least for a while, little Dodge was dragged out into the sunshine for an agreeable amble. Perfect weather really, bright, sunny, but not overly hot, just perfect for an open-top car. We stuck to the back roads for the most part, and encountered very little traffic.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Dodge performed its annual festive duties today, but not before being showered - along with its occupants - by the local gritting lorry heading in the opposite direction. Grrr. Needless to say, a full washdown was the order of the day (for the car) once we returned back to OCC HQ.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A need to run a local errand seemed like the perfect opportunity to give the old girl an airing today, she didn't see as much use in 2019 as in previous years so I'm keen to keep everything working with regular, local, jaunts. A bonus was waving to, and having a brief chat with, a local vintagent in his MG 18/80 who was also out and about.

The feeling is just about returning to my fingers now, it was decidedly chilly, especially after what felt like an eternity sitting, waiting, engine off, at a level crossing for a near-empty train to chug by.





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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Dodge is looking as smart as ever. Do I miss mine? You bet I do.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a short hop in little Dodge to the polling station today, the weather is unusually sunny and dry for once (still **** cold mind!).



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No-one has said that essential shop trips have to be boring, so ..




One quite young child spotted the old girl and shouted "it's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", so clearly some kids are being brought up correctly.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Dodge was dusted down over the weekend and pressed into service for a local trip. Today I uploaded a short video featuring the car and the run out, plus a brief bonus visit to view a local '28 Dodge coupe (not mine!!). In just a few minutes we twice had moderns carve us up, as you'll see, grrr.

https://youtu.be/Kn3RxmGPNYk



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed that!.

One thing, however, that your drive out in the old Dodge reminded me of was how nervous I felt when motoring in mine. I have a defensive driving style anyway so when some idiot pulled out I immediately put my foot on the brake; still hoping that the two wheel brakes would do more than just lock up the rear wheels!!.

One of my neighbours came round today and said he would like to help me make a video of the MG build. I ought to have a go.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great weather yesterday seemed like a good opportunity to give the Dodge an airing, so we headed out down quieter roads for a gentle amble. I recently beefed-up the return springs on the brake pedal, as it wasn't always fully returning to the top of its travel, it's a lot better now.

I also want to remove the electric fan and return to the correct mechanical type. I've had issues with fans over the years, in a bid to make a local car gathering a year or three back I rigged up a (temporary) electric fan to keep me on the road. I've now sourced another mechanical assembly from the US so hopefully I'll get that fitted shortly.



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