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Re: breakdown truck

#3151 Post by Dick » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:54 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#3152 Post by GHT » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 pm

Nice find, but when you've had one for many years, well perhaps not the GTS, she had the Scala, same meat, different gravy.

I've just had one of those nerdy moments. The 2001 version of the film Enigma was on TV tonight, always worth a watch if only for the clothing fashion. Seeing the Sunbeam Talbot, I thought, "that looks like the MK2, so I checked it out and it was. A 1946 car used in a war film. Mind you some of the other vehicles were also post war, but it doesn't spoil the film's plot.

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Re: breakdown truck

#3153 Post by JPB » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:03 am

Rich,
You know how sometimes, Facebook won't let me look at stuff, well some other times, I wish it hadn't let me look! I quite liked the basic charm of these Aixam microcars, then along came the butcher with his knife and made a mutant of the poor wee thing!

GHT,
Old wireless sets used in films bug me, the ubiquitous Bush DAC90 being the most misrepresented on the screen. The 1st generation model was released in 1946, yet the later DAC90A, which looked the same but for a few detail differences that an obsessive sort would spot immediately, wasn't launched 'til 1951, or maybe '52, yet because the 90A survives in greater quantity, it's the one that somehow travels back through time and manages to be seen in films from many years earlier.
Then there are modern radial tyres, black wiper blades, radios that weren't available at the time of the vehicle's manufacture. And worse again, watches! I'm a bit of a watch fiend and have several classic Omega models from the sixties to my "daily driver" Seamaster 300 from 2016. Only a few days ago, I was watching a film so awful that I didn't bother to remember its title :oops: . A drama, set in the forties, involving some lovely old vehicles, many of them period correct, whose star played a chap who was obsessed with UFOs and travelled all over sixties Britain in search of such things. The bloke had a habit of looking at his watch frequently in the way that today's footballists, celebrity chefs and Mike Brewer tend to do in order to make sure that they get their little bonus from the watch manufacturer's marketing people. The problem was that UFO man had somehow obtained and was wearing a rather tasty Grand Seiko timepiece that in the real world wouldn't be available to buy 'til 2014!
This annoyed me. I blame lockdown, which has broken everyone's minds, leaving previously well balanced people worrying about trivia rather than dwelling on that wretched disease.
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J
"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

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Re: breakdown truck

#3154 Post by GHT » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 am

JPB wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:03 am
The bloke had a habit of looking at his watch frequently in the way that today's footballists, celebrity chefs and Mike Brewer tend to do in order to make sure that they get their little bonus from the watch manufacturer's marketing people.
Is that why they do it? No wonder you never get a program sponsored by Anusol!

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Re: breakdown truck

#3155 Post by JPB » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:41 am

GHT wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 am
...No wonder you never get a program sponsored by Anusol!
Hmm, a person could earn a whole pile of cash from that! :oops: :scared:
J
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Re: breakdown truck

#3156 Post by GHT » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:35 pm

JPB wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:41 am
GHT wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 am
...No wonder you never get a program sponsored by Anusol!
Hmm, a person could earn a whole pile of cash from that! :oops: :scared:
You're worse than I am, witty though.

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Re: breakdown truck

#3157 Post by Dick » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:07 am


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#3158 Post by Dick » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 pm


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#3159 Post by Dick » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:02 am


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Re: breakdown truck

#3160 Post by JPB » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:23 pm

Liking the FSO, shame it's not the Diesel, the later Caro was the cheapest way to find a working car with a Peugeot/Citroen 1.9 litre XUD engine, or they used to be.
Petrols, IIRC, had a fault in common with the Rolls-Royce V8 :shock: ; a fondness for bending pushrods between services. D641WTF, my 1500cc 125P saloon, did this, but it's ok because the supermarkets sell replacements and they're cheap: https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /267461616 . :mrgreen:

(Don't take my word for it, take a look at the product reviews for that things... ;) )
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