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  1. I reckon the bike outof the dozens I have owned,for the best fun and games we did thousands of miles on it ,the dragon rally ,Isle ofMan TT ,loads of rallies it was a BSA M20 ex WD with wooden box sidecar ,cost me 3/9d in bits happy days, and millions of laughs.
  2. begorrah its a bit far for a sunday run Ian Ta!
  3. when and where is the Rover do Ian ,I should have my P4 done if we are in Notts.
  4. do the corpo still mend buses at the tram shed at trent bridge?
  5. Ive got an Elliot one if you want one its a big big to use on a myford though bit big
  6. just out of interest does any one know how to repack a leadscrew ball nut on a bridgeport ?
  7. nice machine when they are sorted, ,when Myfords took them over the company was bought by Cecil Moores son and daughter who ran it alongside Myfords till they closed it down ,Cecil Moore was the owner of Myfords and a real talented engineer he built cyclemotor engines including a twin cylinder two stroke ,several steam railway and traction engines too, I have just finished a P4 95. that I bought last year ,that had spent 25 years in bits in the Myford factory, a local Nottingham car that was supplied to Myfords by Zipsers of Radcliffe Road
  8. the bike shop used to be run by Alf Buttler he was mechanic to the English pushbike team in the international races,they also had a shop on College St ,there was also Croft motor s and Jeffs and walkers both on Tamworth Rd ,
  9. our tea room at depot corner was an air raid shelter
  10. are the blokes who lay them called Cobblers?
  11. rip Dave a sad loss of a top bloke a real gent, he will be missed by all
  12. wouldnt mind a nice air cooled gs pallas ,I ve not seen one for ages ,the engines were bullet proof my mate drag raced one and revved it to 9500 rpm without a problem ,apart from valve bounce.
  13. you cant beat old citroens with the hydro pnuematic suspension ,super comfort and good roadholding,xantias were about the last good ones the C5s etc are electronic junk, love the 2 CVs and derivatives too ,easy to mend when you get the hang of them as well,
  14. I dont know if my I remember right but I vaguely recall some plates and cups and saucers our mam collected from Brooke Bond tea .white with a green ring around the edge
  15. we used to go in the 70s with john (rick ) rickaby on his thunderbird ,me on myT110 and hammo on his A10 we used to see Dave Moult and Ralph there good times
  16. beeston & stapleford u.d.c. used direct labour for years had their own jcb ,jetter gulley wagons etc were the richest council in the midlands railings were painted roads mended schools looked after had their own parks dept that grew their own bedding plants ,they payed the staff good wages too,now with privatised utilities to coin a phrase its a sh"73hole
  17. talking about plates does anyone know how the saying on the fiddle came about,?navy types usually know
  18. how do they keep the gravy. on a plank or slate?
  19. swe62


    thanks Sue I got to the copied bit then it went to rats, have given up for today
  20. swe62


    hi Cliff Ton spent twenty mins trying to send photos to flickr to no avail I hate computers
  21. howcan I post a photo from my ipad to the forum?
  22. philmayfield if I remember right the wandering blob was the one Dennis used for trials Georges is the red 1947 one with the steel framed body that the racing lot wont allow ,although its about the only one left with the original rivetted up chassis, what an experience to drive these 3 wheeler they are epic
  23. Ive nearly finished my P4 that I bought on a whim in a million bits ,I never liked the P4 much and wanted a P5 3 litre but as I have got on with this project I have realised what a fantastic quality car the P4 is ,how the hell did the British motor industry lose its way so badly in the 70s?