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Oil tight Austin Seven?
#91
(, 10:19 PM)Tony Press Wrote:
(, 08:22 PM)Ruairidh Dunford Wrote: I love the eccentricities of driving old cars, they are different and I enjoy that.  Making them the ‘same’ as something modern seems somewhat of a shame, to my mind.

I have spent the day in our beaten up old RK bombing around Speyside, the car whines, knocks and smells of leather, oil and petrol.  It made me smile from ear to ear, it is absolutely the best fun.

I had hoped to post some pictures but the MyBB update is currently preventing that - I understand the Webmaster is on it however.

A very happy Ruairidh, having had a lovely sunny Highland Autumn day

Me too as well also ! 

Day two of the Meccano Exhibition went well as did 'Chummy' - the petrol engine singing lustily on the way there !!


Lots of interest in the car again - at ninety years old and still running - see if these electric wonders last for ninety years  

Cheers, Tony.
Maybe the electric wonders will last 9,as long as their batteries.
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#92
I also have had a good day sorting petrol pump and carburettor, only a couple of skinned knuckles
And to crown it all will be in Sunny Glasgow next week ( for the food festival)
Ian
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#93
(13-10-2018, 03:59 PM)JonE Wrote: The bit we/(well, Trump) haven't really cottoned onto is that the earth knows we are not as important as we think we are.

Or rather, it views us like a bit of irritant in the back of its throat that is about to be coughed out for good, reasonably soon.

Volcanic eruption and 6 months of permenent blackness taking out all photosynthesising plants, madam? You got it!

I'm of the mindset that the petrol engine will keep on going for years to come.

I don't believe there is any energy source available for mass consumption that can truly claim to deliver sufficient alternative energy that is as reliable or ready for delivery to the masses at the moment.

Governments and major companies are still to agree and put in place plans for suitable distribution plans and infrastructure to the proposed alternative energy uses.
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#94
Have to concede the owner puts up a good case. just a pity he could not have found a less original car. I am also surprisd that it was elaborately repainted before the serious modification. A nice looking car does inspire work but also requires a lot of care. 
I find even a scruffy common 1960s car in regular use attracts a lot of interest so if the handling is acceptable the "Seven" could be  fun. 
I found a problem with the Seven was that pedestrians did not take seriously; assumed a low approach speed, and esp on the dim beams. Several were saved only by the ability to execute box like avoidance swerves. A silent approach would make matters worse.
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#95
Perhaps you could enlighten me Bob as to why the owners case is so good, I fails to stack up for me but maybe I just lack the intelligence to understand the fractured logic.
Location: Auckland NZ
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#96
(, 10:46 PM)Viteran Wrote: I also have had a good day sorting petrol pump and carburettor, only a couple of skinned knuckles
And to crown it all will be in Sunny Glasgow next week ( for the food festival)
Ian

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