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peter scott



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Morris 8 looks good and I totally agree with you about keeping it "oily rag". I think the switch next to the horn button is the dip switch. It looks like you've got the proper air silencer in the passenger foot well. These tend go missing.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would put money on those seats being in very good condition. If the rest of the car is anything to go by then it may well have a low mileage; what does it read, btw?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
I would put money on those seats being in very good condition. If the rest of the car is anything to go by then it may well have a low mileage; what does it read, btw?


I'll check and pop a reply into the Morris thread, thanks for watching the vid gents.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I didn't see any beam direction lines on the headlamps, so is it switch and dip?
Chrome fitting at top of dash looks like a map/dash lamp.
3 pull knobs?
Choke & Starter? is the other one a screw operated hand throttle? I know some 8s had one
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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I didn't see any beam direction lines on the headlamps, so is it switch and dip?
Chrome fitting at top of dash looks like a map/dash lamp.
3 pull knobs?
Choke & Starter? is the other one a screw operated hand throttle? I know some 8s had one


The "t" knob is indeed a screw operated throttle cable which on my MG is referred to a "slow running" adjuster.

You are also right about the map/dash lamp. I have one of them on the Austin and two on the MG. I nearly fell over when I saw the cost of a replacement from Moss.
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/map-reading-lamp-144-500.html

(On some home market cars one of these is a "thirty-light" which as it's name suggests is a light that came on at (you guessed it!) thirty mph. It came in as a response to the introduction of the speed limit in built up areas).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Penman wrote:
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I didn't see any beam direction lines on the headlamps, so is it switch and dip?
Chrome fitting at top of dash looks like a map/dash lamp.
3 pull knobs?
Choke & Starter? is the other one a screw operated hand throttle? I know some 8s had one


You are right about the map/dash lamp. I have them on the Austin and the MG. I nearly fell over when I saw the cost of a replacement from Moss.
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/map-reading-lamp-144-500.html


ŁOuch. Glad the one in mine works ok!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, latest brochure to feature in the new section on OCC is for the Austin 8 and 10 vans.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/car-brochures/austin-8-van.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo of a Mk1 Consul saloon added in today.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/fordconsul.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know their very early AA badges? I've added in a scan of what might be a 1906 badge, I'm not sure, along with a few notes about what I do know about it. I'd like to find out whether it's genuine or a later copy?
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/aa.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To keep things up-to-date here too, latest vid looking at attempts to get the Morris running uploaded today.
https://youtu.be/TalDJbcve9s

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New to the image archive, a rare photo of a Glasgow-built Halley lorry. Thanks to Penman for the photo.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/halley-lorry.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The photo was taken in Hoddlesden near Darwen at Carus's St Pauls Mill.
Just to mention that one of the people is my friend's father Joe Shepherd.
The headlamps appear to have a form of light shielding on them and he was a member of the Auxilliary Fire Brigade before and during the war.
Maybe it was a lorry and also utilised as a fire engine
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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Auxilliary Fire Brigade before and during the war.
Maybe it was a lorry and also utilised as a fire engine


Hi... Your input to OCC is much appreciated, but this particular photo... are you making reference to WWII... my opinion is that the style of clothing and general demeaner suggests a much earlier time...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Peter from the styling of the clothing I would put this in the 1920s also the lights look to be acetylene lamps and would almost certainly have been converted to electric by WW2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest addition to the brochures section is a) A Ford Pop 103E brochure from 1953, and b) a collection of unusual Ford-related service/advice leaflets issued by a garage in 1950-1952ish.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/car-brochures/ford-103e.htm

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