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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newly-added today, a late-20s snapshot of a Model T Tudor saloon in Kent.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/modeltsedans.htm

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also new for today, a photo of a great Tri-ang(?) pedal car added to the gallery page for pint-sized motor-cars.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/pedal-cars.htm

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AA looks great, Rick. I am somewhat envious. I heartily agree with you about greatest care near moving machinery, but would also add BEWARE OF MODIFICATIONS of machinery.

I would like to point out that the opening in the bottom of the A's flywheel housing is most definitely wrong. Originally the flywheel could not be seen at that point because the only hole there was a very small, less than quarter inch round hole with a jiggle pin in it. The hole was provided as an escape for any oil that got past the rear main bearing and the jiggle pin was to keep the hole open.

I would suggest hunting for a replacement flywheel housing, because as it is, road dirt and splashed water can get in there and play havoc with the clutch and thrust bearing.

I cannot understand why anyone would cut such a great hole in that casting

Regards, Dane.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Crocket T Tudor, apart from the added headlights and curtains, sports some other non-factory features. The mudguard mounted side lights are not a factory fitting, and neither are the wheels with their balloon tyres and demountable rims. Other details suggest the car is a 1924 or 25 model and would have come equipped with 30 x 3 beaded edge tyres on appropriate wheels.
The visor over the windscreen is an add-on and the horn is definitely either an add-on or completely out of place, as the T electric horn, was usually mounted under the bonnet.

Nevertheless it is an interesting example. and illustrates how the Ford of the period spawned a huge business for add-on accessories.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roverdriver wrote:
The AA looks great, Rick. I am somewhat envious. I heartily agree with you about greatest care near moving machinery, but would also add BEWARE OF MODIFICATIONS of machinery.

I would like to point out that the opening in the bottom of the A's flywheel housing is most definitely wrong. Originally the flywheel could not be seen at that point because the only hole there was a very small, less than quarter inch round hole with a jiggle pin in it. The hole was provided as an escape for any oil that got past the rear main bearing and the jiggle pin was to keep the hole open.

I would suggest hunting for a replacement flywheel housing, because as it is, road dirt and splashed water can get in there and play havoc with the clutch and thrust bearing.

I cannot understand why anyone would cut such a great hole in that casting

Regards, Dane.


I did wonder about that Dane as the hole doesn't look neat enough to be factory.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sales leaflet and supplement for the NSU Quickly mopeds added in today.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/nsu-quickly.htm

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New for today, an Austin leaflet describing the colour options available to buyers of Devons and Dorsets, c1947.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-a40-colours.htm

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That advert for the Dorset and Devon reminded me of how, with hindsight, I should have tried to save a Dorset that used to languish unloved in a garden in Ascot.

I used to pass the car frequently but at the time I lacked sufficient off road space - let alone a garage - to take on a restoration and selfishly failed to put the word around. It was something I kept meaning to do but somehow never got round to.

Eventually, the car rotted into the ground and then one day it disappeared. It might have been saved but I doubt it. The Dorset, of course, is now a very rare car and I live with the guilt that I had the chance to save one but didn't. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The National Museum of Scotland used to have their sectioned A40 chassis sensibly on the floor of the "Hall of Power" and set in motion on the press of button much beloved by young boys like myself. You could grab a rear wheel and watch the differential action on the other wheel. I see it has now been hung on a wall. Crying or Very sad

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/collection-search-results/chassis-motor-car-section/216219#

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
You could grab a rear wheel and watch the differential action on the other wheel. I see it has now been hung on a wall. Crying or Very sad

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/collection-search-results/chassis-motor-car-section/216219#

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You can't have people grabbing moving wheels, they might Learn something.

I am guessing that from about age 5 up to perhaps 12-13 my Dad and I spent hours building things with Meccano. I had inherited two large sets, some of it was blue and silver. Cranes, reduction boxes and multiple pulley hoists were our favourite.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second video upload regarding the A40's stripdown now uploaded.
https://youtu.be/dzm-s3cT1Z0

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great item of paperwork from 1907, a letter posted to a potential customer by a motor dealer in Glasgow regarding a Delaunay-Belleville motor-car.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/western-motor-company.htm

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the story of the three bears.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick
I saw your mention of changes to the Berkeley St site and went to look at the oldmaps.
There was garage on that site as late as the '69'-'74 1:1250
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/257562/665859/13/100951
and in the 1895 1:500 it is shown as next door to a Livery Stable, so maybe involved in the Carriage Trade even then, it is a shame that the paperwork doesn't have a "Trading since ------" marker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new animation uploaded to Youtube today, this one featuring a short race around the garden between two aged pedal cars.
https://youtu.be/C4RWxc4sxYw

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