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1924 Dodge Four tourer
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I finished re-installing the elec fan today, it can stay like that for the timebeing while I concentrate on other things.

I also fitted a rare, smaller-than-the-usual, Pyrene fire extinguisher marked up as "for Light Cars" which I'd not seen before finding this one, it's a bit aged looking but suits the rest of the car, probably 1920s/1930s.

RJ


So what did fire extinguishers use as a propellant in those days?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were just a hand pump, weren't they?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the small brass or chrome pump type used Carbon tetrachloride which is now a banned substance,
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanb wrote:
Most of the small brass or chrome pump type used Carbon tetrachloride which is now a banned substance,


Yes, but very useful for de-greasing Morris Minor clutches, if I recall correctly!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to be an ingredient of Thawpit....a dry cleaner in a jar
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Used to be an ingredient of Thawpit....a dry cleaner in a jar


Gosh! I remember that stuff. Very useful. I suppose Vanish is the modern equivalent. I've no idea about its fire extinguishing qualities. Foam? It might work?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used carbon tetrachloride as a "blanket wash" as it was called in my offset litho printing press. I seem to remember it was highly flammable.

I am surprised therefore to learn that it was used in fire extinguishers.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Check the Fire Suppression section of this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tetrachloride

It isn't the same process, but they use dynamite to extinguish an oil gusher fire, which also seems illogical.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MVPeters wrote:
alanb wrote:
Most of the small brass or chrome pump type used Carbon tetrachloride which is now a banned substance,


Yes, but very useful for de-greasing Morris Minor clutches, if I recall correctly!


My Dad used to use carbon tet to clean his toupee. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daft duplicate Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an apprentice in office equipment carbon tetrachloride was use for cleaning type faces and ink rollers among other things, it was also used a a dry cleaning agent in the laundry and cleaning trade. As a fire extinguisher it was replaced by Halon gas which in turn has been discontinued.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I brought little Dodge outside today to warm it through and give it a quick run down the road, it hasn't run in a while and hasn't been down the road in months (for obvious reasons).

I was surprised to note that it's not far off 9 years since I bought it, I do sometimes wonder about thinning down the fleet to a manageable size, little Dodge used to see regular exercise on the school run but now that's no longer a thing, it doesn't go out much.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Dodge has been treated to a thorough clean-up and polish over the last couple of days, it's amazing how a bit of dust makes it looks very uncared-for. A few areas of paintwork are rearing their head and really want a coat of looking at, one rear door in particular has crazing and some lifting in places which I'll have to do something about one day.

Junior had his first taste of driving a vintage car yesterday, he seems keen.

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Splendid, on all counts! Smile
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alastairq wrote:
Splendid, on all counts! Smile


He had another go at driving it today, and did a short vid for his own channel

https://youtu.be/Q-rZ9EDHNPY

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