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The Good Morning thread

edited 8 September 2015 at 9:31PM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Flick216Flick216 Forumite
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    Now, I do remember the choke!

    You had to pull it out when first starting the car, or in cold weather!

    My first car had a choke!
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    Although our daily driving fleet consists of Yank tanks with slush boxes, I was out in my Land Rover today. No synchromesh and no crunches at all.

    This afternoon...

    Is that for keeping the slush puppies in?
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Flick216 wrote: »
    My first car had a choke!

    A choke in Stoke.
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    Now, I do remember the choke!

    You had to pull it out when first starting the car, or in cold weather!

    And I was frequently flooding the carburretor. Do you remember setting the points and the timing?
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    And I was frequently flooding the carburretor. Do you remember setting the points and the timing?

    Pardon?



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    Pyxis wrote: »
    A choke in Stoke.

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    In boxer shorts
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  • onomatopoeia99onomatopoeia99 Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Me too ... always had to change down gear by gear ... use the engine as a brake. ..


    I always wonder what cars had such bad brakes that they needed engine braking to help the pedal. My 50 year old Hillman Imp (it's actually a Singer Chamois, but that just means it had wood trim on the dashboard) stops fine on the pedal without me needing to go down through the gears.


    Friend had a S2a Land Rover with no synchro on 1st and 2nd so that needed double declutching. Not fun at all the times I borrowed it.
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    PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2018 at 7:04AM
    Good morning, little cambelts!

    I always wonder what cars had such bad brakes that they needed engine braking to help the pedal. My 50 year old Hillman Imp (it's actually a Singer Chamois, but that just means it had wood trim on the dashboard) stops fine on the pedal without me needing to go down through the gears.


    Friend had a S2a Land Rover with no synchro on 1st and 2nd so that needed double declutching. Not fun at all the times I borrowed it.

    The first car I tried to drive (just once or twice) after passing my test had a steering-wheel-mounted gear stick. I just couldn't get the hang of it.
    I suppose if it had been my own car I might have got used to it.

    The first time I had a puncture, and called the AA, I asked him if the tyre needed a new inner tube.
    This was in the 90s.
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    He was a nice AA man, a very, very nice man (:D) and didn't laugh at me! :rotfl:




    Edit. I should explain.....there had been a 20-year gap between me passing my test and getting my first car, hence the gear-changing style and inner-tube-speak. :D

    A very early car in my family still had indicators that flipped up from the top of the car's side! :rotfl:

    Another interesting thing is the change in front door opening from opening from the front to opening from the back. You see them a lot in old films.
    Was that something to do with them flying open when at speed, as cars got faster? I seem to remember it had something to do with safety, but I might be wrong.



    Edit edit...... yes......front-openers were dangerous......

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    "Front opening doors are called 'suicide doors' for a reason. This design is very easy to open accidentally when driving. The air assists with the opening and if you were holding on to the window/door edge or armrest you could be pulled out with the opening door. Even if the person was not pulled out the door, the car would still see significant damage to the door and body as it is ripped open.

    In contrast, rear opening doors have the wind trying to keep them shut. No damage should occur when one pops open while driving and the occupant remains safely inside." UNQUOTE
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  • OakdeneOakdene Forumite
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    Bore da pawb, quick hello for me before I pop out and meet some friends for breakfast, then need to go & have my hair cut!!
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Oakdene wrote: »
    Bore da pawb, quick hello for me before I pop out and meet some friends for breakfast, then need to go & have my hair cut!!

    Yes! Just look at it creeping over your collar, you 'orrible little man! Are you a girl?


    Oops! Have I turned into Windsor Davies? :rotfl:
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