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Back in the 60’s it was 4 gallons and 4 shots of Redex for a pound. I think we we conned to thinking that adding an ‘upper cylinder lubricant’ to the fuel improved the driving experience?

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I remember my dad getting 4 gallons for a quid. When i started driving four wheels, it went up to 50p a/per gallon, used to go to 'Gem' now Asda, can't remember why though!!

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Waddo you make me feel even older, like your Dad I can remember getting 4gallons for a pound in my mini. lol

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I can remember getting 3 gallons and Green Shield stamps for less than a quid.

I think my Triumph had a 6-7 gallon tank and a very handy reserve switch that allowed you to access the last 3/4 of a gallon in the tank. a very useful feature as we got near pay day to fill up.

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GOSH NEVER EVER DID I THINK MY POST WOULD SHOW MUCH INTEREST.

                    AMAZING

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On 12/3/2019 at 9:53 AM, Alpha said:

 

I worked the cost prior to Decimal Day in 1971. There were 240 pence in one pound sterling. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound, e.g. forty-two pence would be three shillings and six pence (3/6), in 'old money'.

42 pence divided by approximately 4.54 (litres per imperial gallon) = 9.25p. per litre.

Don't forget the Guinea 21 shillings (1.05 pounds)  1 pint  4 pints 1 quart 8 pints one  gallon /   12" 1 foot  3ft 1 yard /  money 3d four 3d made a 1/-  6d two sixpence made a shilling    two shillings and 6d made 2/6  5 sixpences made 2/6  1/- made a bob  

four 2/6 made 10/- eight 2/6 made £1 00  so you see Alpha I can remember when I want to, oh by the way petrol was 3/6 went I had my first car. In fact I would  say this was real money. So if any person in Parliament wanted to bring back Pounds shillings &Pence they have my vote, if we do stay in Europe we must change to the Euro. Whoo sorry this should be in the other topic.

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Mary, Dont forget the....furlongs, leagues, fathoms, chains, hands, and all the others. :rolleyes:

Won't  matter who ya vote for, the government  allus gerrin..

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- - - rods, roods, poles, perches, grains, drams, scruples, minims, gills, pecks, bushels, acres, ells. I pretty sure there are plenty more!

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We rented an allotment when we lived in Surrey and were told its dimensions in rods and perches. 

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Go on then, how  big was it?

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Dunno. It took a lot of digging, that's all I remember.

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Shudda gorra tracta.    (Back on topic methinks!!)

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I've gorra chain in't shed - no, a REAL surveyor's chain: 22yds long with 100 links.

 

Whilst we are still on the subject of weights and measures, don't forget the CRAN. 1 Cran = 1,200 herrings or 28 stones in weight.

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