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Austin A55 Cambridge Mk2 1959
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, lamps ...

Before, nasty plastic things



After, much more respectable chrome examples (with covers) from Joseph Lucas..




Smile RJ
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better Rick. Lucas 5 1/4 sealed beams I believe. Are they the F7 LR range?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

47p2 wrote:
Much better Rick. Lucas 5 1/4 sealed beams I believe. Are they the F7 LR range?


hmm not sure offhand, and the markings are on the back so now unreadable without removing them Smile I've got some new ones somewhere, will check the numbers. Being sealed beam isn't really very practical, as I bet replacement units cost more than a mere bulb, but they do the job..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: AS POSTED Reply with quote

Hi Rick, great car thanks for posting the pictures on here.

JRF Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While out and about today I spied this lovely old Maudslay coach, parked in front of an equally impressive house. As I was in the A55 I didn't feel too cheeky in popping in to find the owner, and ask if I could take some pics. The owner, a great enthusiast of all things bus-related, couldn't have been more friendly and was happy for me to take some pics.

Rick Smile





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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Bailey eat your heart out.........

Great pictures Rick Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe aye they came out ok - and what should I hear a moment ago, but a Routemaster driving by Smile I've seen it several times in the last couple of weeks, including yesterday, Buzzy mentioned that there are one or two owned locally but I'm not sure why I keep seeing it drive by..

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That second pic looks like a period shot, what did you do to get that 'faded polaroid' look?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That second pic looks like a period shot, what did you do to get that 'faded polaroid' look?


a little fiddling with Photoshop to give it an aged look Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another pic, with various simple fiddlings applied

Starts off as:


then with a bit of noise added and switched to b&w


or as with the other pic, aged to look like an old slide or print where the colours have gone off a little


and finally a version that has a sepia look to it


You can also do lots of weird things to the photos, but most of the time I just do gentle tweaks like this Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't find nice period props in present day then you can always superimpose your present day photos on old scenes. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
If you can't find nice period props in present day then you can always superimpose your present day photos on old scenes. Wink

Peter



Yes I fancy having a go at that, eg superimposing the Devon onto a Grand Prix grid for example Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on then! Let's see it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, let me know by email who this chap is, as I was discussing this chaps collection with someone into busses over the weekend....
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to the A55, before things kicked off with junior's tum last week, I managed to get a bit of work done on the A55, just routine stuff like greasing the front suspension, plus the rear shackles and generally having a poke around for the first time.

I'd noticed that the steering was a bit heavy whenever a turn to starboard was required. A peer inside the steering box and idler showed both levels were a little low, with both topped up the steering has definitely improved although I still wonder if the box has been over-adjusted a tad at some point, something else to check soon.

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