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Offline david@london

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #165 on: December 03, 2012, 07:50:09 AM »
......i have always fancied a morris traveller, the half-timbered car.

my first british car was an automatic austin countryman estate J reg [1971]

my first ever car was a '68 buick riviera bought in santa monica, ca whilst travelling in 1981. the picture of this less than pristine example is appropriate as mine was a bit of a wreck. the driver's side window was made from a polythene bag.

other fav i owned was a k reg red vw super-beetle 1600cc.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #166 on: December 03, 2012, 10:47:06 AM »
Where can you get those cabs?  I'd love to convert my 08 Ranger (if it's affordable).

Better send Tom a PM with your question Briny. He hasn't been logged in since Feb 2011 and it would be good to try to get him to stop by again. Bribe him with our new "Automobiles" section in "off topic"!

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #167 on: December 03, 2012, 10:56:05 AM »
I like Model Ts. Very simple car. This is my 1925, it is not running at the moment. Driving one is totally different than a modern car. I'm looking at my feet in this pic, so I know which pedal to push to shift gears. It has 3 pedals to operate the transmission, one for Forward (low and high gear), one for reverse, and one for the transmission brake (that is the only brake other than the parking/emergency brake lever.)The throttle is on the steering column.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #168 on: December 03, 2012, 12:53:27 PM »
  


     My favorite....
             ....is my daily driver.    

                  Driven it for almost 22 years !

   Andy F   K1WI
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #169 on: December 03, 2012, 09:46:09 PM »

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #170 on: December 04, 2012, 12:18:36 AM »
and one for the transmission brake

How does the transmission brake work Howard? Is it some sort of brake shoes opearating on a part of the transmission?

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #171 on: December 04, 2012, 01:30:28 AM »
For me, the only classic car I would have is a Citroen 2CV, though maybe a Mini aswell, but the 2CV takes priority for sure.... ;D

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #172 on: December 04, 2012, 04:57:58 PM »
Terry-
The Model T transmission has three drums in it and a planetary gear setup.
Around each drum is a band. Pressing a pedal tightens the band around the drum and stops it from turning. The drums are mounted on concenric shafts and the geard transfer the power from the driven shaft to the rear wheels. It also has a clutch that engages for hi speed.  There is no clutch pedal to push to change gears.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #173 on: December 04, 2012, 07:43:41 PM »
Okay, thanks for the lesson Howard. Interesting old technology!

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #174 on: December 05, 2012, 01:23:18 PM »
My first car was a black 1962 Thunderbird with a 400 under the hood. It looked just like this and I kept a shine on it 365 days a year. If that car could talk. The engine blew and I bought a 72 Red Camaro new for $3300. I loved the Red Rat, but the Black Bird was just something else!! Of course....Gas was only .28 a gallon, but that's another thread here....Doug
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #175 on: December 05, 2012, 07:37:44 PM »
In addition to my above post,

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #176 on: December 05, 2012, 08:02:33 PM »
darn, those american "safety bumpers" are huge when retrofitted onto european cars, you could sit a couple of chairs and a BBQ on it and use it as a deck... :o

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« Reply #177 on: December 05, 2012, 10:05:09 PM »
One more:

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #178 on: December 05, 2012, 10:09:44 PM »
darn, those american "safety bumpers" are huge when retrofitted onto european cars, you could sit a couple of chairs and a BBQ on it and use it as a deck... :o

How 'bout these Sabrinas? ;-)

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Re: What are your Favorite Cars???
« Reply #179 on: December 06, 2012, 08:56:56 PM »
Last one, I promise!