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42 minutes ago, denshaw said:

I remember some car showrooms had trays under some cars to collect the oil from dripping on the floor.

And the odd nut and bolt, that would fall off whilst it was standing there!!

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Our fire engines always had large drip trays underneath, some 6ft by 3ft. Engines and gearboxes all leaked. Rolls Royce B60 and B80 engines ! Even when we got the new AEC diesels in 1971, they dripped a good bit. Par for the course in those days and a certain amount of leakage was accepted from HGV's at their annual test. How things change !

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Lincolshire SUV  slywink

 

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Interesting to see the Ford 4000 in the background. I’ve got the ‘baby’ version, a 2000 of similar vintage. Not used it for some years so starting to look a bit sorry for itself now.

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Get working on it Phil,you know it makes sense,I'll post some more Ford tractor pics when I find them

 

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I know it's a bit off topic but here's a few for you Phil

 

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Thanks for those Rog. Mine needs a good clean and the hydraulic pump that works the loader needs a new set of seals. A bit fiddly as will know and I’ve got to remove it first!

 

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Springs on it's way Phil, perfect time to start a restoration project  thumbsup

 

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Tuk Tuk

 

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They're calor gas powered now in Mumbai (Bombay) and also electric start, not be long before they get ecus and turbos !!!

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On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 9:57 PM, plantfit said:

Tuk Tuk

Plantfit, was that one in South Africa?

In India they are called Auto Rickshaws made by Bajaj Autos who have a large plant in Pune in the hill country above Mumbai.

They have formed an alliance with Triumph Motorcycles to build mid sized motor bikes.

I have hazy memories of driving one of these.

Tuk-Tuk is the name most often used in Thailand and in Sri Lanka, they have many other local names around the world. 

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It belongs to the Maazi Indian restaurant in Matlock Town, the owners sponsored the Penny Farthing race there in 2011.

Interesting about Triumph Motorcycles though,any more info?

 

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1 hour ago, plantfit said:

 

It belongs to the Maazi Indian restaurant in Matlock Town

 

 

Went there for a mate's 60th last year. Food was absolutely divine.

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Went out for a meal in Chaing Mai once and hired a couple of tuk tuks to get back to the hotel - me and the missus in one, daughter and fiancee in the other. The drivers looked at each other, then at us (think they were checking to see if we were up for it) and then we were off! Raced each other all the way back to the hotel. Probably the most exhilarating and dangerous thing I’ve done!!

 

 

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A few from me. Ford Consul 375.

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9 hours ago, plantfit said:

Interesting about Triumph Motorcycles though,any more info?

Plantfit

If you type "Bajaj and Triumph" into your web browser you will find a lot of news about this project, apparently the first bike produced will be a 650cc unit.

Whilst working in India I was at the company that made the Enfield Bullet and I saw a diesel engined version. I can imagine some poor Indian rider being launched into orbit if it kicked back.

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I have a thing about three wheels

 

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The foreman and I went in a bubble car he came whistling in to the garage and up to the work bench only to find there was no reverse gear couldnt open the door to get out I had to climb out the roof and shove it backwards  we also got a bond mini car going it would spin round and round in its own length blanked all the garage out with smoke  meeowed

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We had an Isetta in the mid sixties (before children) - loved it.  It was pale blue

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