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  1. I have aquired a new project my rovers are finished and on the road, I fell out with the Armstrong Siddeley, it didn,t do anything for me so I sold it, so the new toy is a 1923/4 model T ford in bits I bought a chassis from a guy in Somerset with a couple of wings ,and by chance my pal Pete imported a 1926 doctors coupe to build a hotrod and sold me the running gear,I just wondered if any petrol heads on here had any bits for sale ?
  2. can anybody else remember knowles motorcycle breakers a bit further down from Gaggs ,he used to have a sunbeam single engine sat on the counter for years
  3. yes you are spot on Ian,Ian and Richard ,john Finn ,Eric Smith and myself used to pal around we went to Le Mans for 29 years on the trot All except me passed on , I can,t remember Cherrys surname for the life of me though ,
  4. Ian Barker was one of my big mates,he died about 3 years ago,we always reckoned that our generations late 40 s to the late 60s had the best times of any other s in the history of the world ,never enslaved ,reasonably out of wars and pretty much free not like the kids of today with cameras watching every move and having to have an adult around all the while
  5. ah tupperware withe ergonomically designed cruet that fell over when you took the pepper out and the salt overbalaced it
  6. only five years late Mick,the Goddards houses offNottingham Rd from Norfolk Rd to Cleveland Ave was called chinatown allegedly because when the rent man asked the kids where their mam was they replied ,shintin
  7. its the yearly White Hart reunion tomorrow 8, oclock on at the Cadland Chilwell if anyone is interested
  8. ayup Spider are you going to the Cadland meet up tomorrow night
  9. we have SWE7L. and. L7SWE ,we,ve had them for years and they have been on loads of cars and vans we have had,
  10. I,ve sold the siddeley as a model t ford project has come up which I always fancied ,I fetched a chassis and some panels from Somerset last weekend and I have located axles ,engine ,gearbox and wheels,next job is to build a body ,it should keep me out of the pub for a bit!
  11. I seem to have bought an Armstrong Siddeley 12 hp 1934 in bits ,does anyone on here know much about them?
  12. the last training course I went on informed us that the latest in the stop start fad is to use tha alternator as a starter and drive through the auxiliary belt to save the cost and weight of a starter motor,come back siba dynastart all is forgiven!
  13. do any of the petrol heads on here have any info on Armstrong Siddeley 12 hp the 1934ish one with a sidevalve 6 cylinder 1400 engine I,ve bought one in a million bits to fettle after I have finished my second p4 Rover
  14. bangers and cash tonight ,gently entertaining
  15. thanks every one i,ll try both ways
  16. does anyone know how to get cuttings from a dog rose we have one in our garden in Devon ,and I want to plant up the boundary fence alongside the footpath adjacent to our house to deter the graffiti boys etc .
  17. we helped to clear the last bits of gear from the Myford site at Beeston last year, so sad to see all this and all the skills and knowledge come to an end,
  18. technology pah, we have just been sent an online catalogue for ordering parts,not for me,as I said to the manager of the firm that sent it , this is just a ploy to get rid of you your staff and the branch of the company you work in ,if all your customers end up using it ,I will carry on phoning the branch for bits and help keep the staff ,drivers etc in a job the maintenance company ,the people who service the vans ,the girl who brings the cobs in a morning , the corner shop ,local petrol station ,electric co ,the council rates etc ,no mate not for me!
  19. I am actually a railway fan but this thing is a bloody joke,not a transport system just a ploy to make contractors and hangers on lots of dosh, spend it on stuff we need ,hospitals etc
  20. swe62


    Why do we have belly buttons? is it for somewhere to put the salt if eating crisps in the bath?
  21. I am worn out now had to get up and switch the light and telly off manually,what a nuthouse world we live in
  22. a mere dropin the ocean at when put beside HS2 ,millions spent on a white elephant that will disrupt lives and communitys for little or no gain for ordinary folk ,why dont they improve the existing rail infrastructure and make provision for more freight as the HS2 will not be used to carry it ,and then uprate all the local lines to give more capacity for commuters travelling locally between cities,
  23. saw it on telly Hugh Filthy Whittingstal ,he also eats slugs and afterbirth pate!
  24. the old name for medlars is dogs arses ,due to the look of the fruit
  25. this used to be a great Shippo,s house, but druggies started to use it and I may be wrong but one of the former tenants was reputed to be involved in it all ,it was latterly a really nice restaurant, and has now turned into a tea shop,