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#1 pragmatix

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

After reading the no windscreen washer warning thread it struck me that I have survived cars not only without a washer warning system but also no washers so I started compiling a list in my head about things on the cars of my youth
Bench front seats (Austin Cambridge)
3 speed gearboxes with column change ( Standard Vanguard)
Optional heaters (Austin A35 and plenty of others)
windsceen wipers that went slower the faster you went (Ford Popular)
Trafficators )The arm things that stick out the side of the car) and switch on the dash ( Ford Popular )
Foot operated dip switch Great bit of kit ( various )
45mpg (Hillman Imp, Citroen GS)
No Syncro mesh ( various)
Grease nipples on moving parts ( all )

Im sure there are more, not saying that it was the golden age of motoring, but it was certainley more involving, oh and you could fix them with a couple of spanners.
The downside they where not as reliable, points to check, decokes to do, etc

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#2 Lenny

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

manual choke,
No ABS

#3 pragmatix

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

manual choke,
No ABS

Lenny Ta forgot abs
also Drum brakes all round no servo, no secondary circuit,
Crossply tyres

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

What about the poorly paid bloke out in front holding a flag?
:P

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

What about the poorly paid bloke out in front holding a flag?
:P


I allways ran him over :) :D

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

The old horns Ah-ooo-gah!


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

How about crank start?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

I allways ran him over :) :D


Had your card from the Queen yet? :D

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:43 PM

How about crank start?



isnt that like the old field marshall :P :P

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#10 pragmatix

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

Non synchronous transmission does that count

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I mentioned that

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

isnt that like the old field marshall :P :P


No Marshall tractors started with a shotgun cartridge, you loaded it into the starter tube the hit it with a big hammer

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

oh how we could learn so much from our motoring heritage...

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