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Re: breakdown truck

#3501 Post by GHT » Sat May 15, 2021 7:07 am

Have I got egg on my face? What you should have seen was:
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Re: breakdown truck

#3502 Post by JPB » Sat May 15, 2021 12:05 pm

Hmm, if I might add to this debate, the abacus shewn in the image is in fact something that could come under the general description of school equiment. i'm almost sure that these were in use by the school teachers at Holt to assist them in delivering the O-grade maths syllabus as effectively as they could to the school's inmates.

This just in: I may have used the term "abacus" incorrectly. I'm reliably informed that I must have intended to write "Abba Cuss," which means an oath uttered by a member of an enduring and ultimately harmless, Swedish pop group. Oh come on, it's the middle of the night, that's all I've got! :oops: ;)
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Re: breakdown truck

#3503 Post by GHT » Sat May 15, 2021 5:48 pm

JPB wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 12:05 pm
This just in: I may have used the term "abacus" incorrectly. I'm reliably informed that I must have intended to write "Abba Cuss," which means an oath uttered by a member of an enduring and ultimately harmless, Swedish pop group. Oh come on, it's the middle of the night, that's all I've got! :oops: ;)
That's not bad actually, given especially to the fallout of the band. At least your computer doesn't seem to have The Gremlins:
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Re: breakdown truck

#3504 Post by Dick » Sun May 16, 2021 3:35 pm

I wouldn't mind gremlins like that in my computer... John, was that Swedish pop group saab?

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Re: breakdown truck

#3505 Post by Dick » Sun May 16, 2021 7:39 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#3506 Post by JPB » Sun May 16, 2021 7:52 pm

Dick wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:35 pm
I wouldn't mind gremlins like that in my computer... John, was that Swedish pop group saab?
Possibly, but that would be before they started fitting four stroke engines. 8-)
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Re: breakdown truck

#3507 Post by Dick » Sun May 16, 2021 8:08 pm

JPB wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:52 pm
Dick wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:35 pm
I wouldn't mind gremlins like that in my computer... John, was that Swedish pop group saab?
Possibly, but that would be before they started fitting four stroke engines. 8-)
Im not really up to date on thiese modern day minstrels..
If its not on radio 4 i don't hear it...
Anyway something to interest you..

https://www.catawiki.eu/l/48208523-wols ... matic-1966

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Re: breakdown truck

#3508 Post by Dick » Mon May 17, 2021 5:44 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#3509 Post by GHT » Mon May 17, 2021 10:20 pm

Maybe one of us has had too much wine. That Matchbox toy claims to be a BMC 1800. It's just not ugly enough to be a land crab. My sister had the land crab, I wouldn't get in it.

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Re: breakdown truck

#3510 Post by Atodini » Tue May 18, 2021 3:09 am

Sorry GHT, it is an 1800. This is a model of the Pininfarina proposed restyle on the land crab platform. As far as I know the original does still exist.....

Pretty sure I've got one of these models somewhere.

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