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Old 18-02-18, 12:40 PM   #1
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Ah, the good old days, someone to filthe tank for you at a service station, and top up the oil, water, and tyre pressures - because they would all need it, off to the garage every 30k miles or so for a decoke, maybe a rebore at 50k, a new battery most years, a heater?, you're joking, right?.
But when you broke down, as you often did, a passing motorist would offer help, or give you a lift to the nearest phone box. You would explore all the towns between your departure and destination - no bypasses, still less a motorway back then.

Of course far fewer of us could afford to buy and run a car back then, too busy earning enough to feed and house the family. What might be considered a reasonable lifestyle then would be unthinkably squalor today.

Nostalgia, remembering the good times you never actually had....

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Joking, yes! But being 70 years old I do remember most of those things Roger, we had very little money in our family. No car or TV, we would go round to the neighbour's to watch their telly! However, times are much better these days and I'm now the proud owner of the car pictured below in my signature.

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Nowadays, when you open a bonnet of a modern car, your greeted with plastic covers and the yellow caps for us to refill eg washer water.

I learnt what I know about engines by changing the oil, oil filter, air filter, points etc on my Dads Morris Marina.

Then fitting 'spots' onto my Datsun 160j and fitting a cassette player plus the servicing was all 'mods' done by me.

Keeping the car rust free was another undertaking.

Today, no youngsters can 'mod' their car or get their hands oily which is a shame as working on Dads car gave me a sense of accomplishment, pride, confidence and a can do attitude.

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No telly for us either, and the nearest neighbour with a telly was half a mile away - that's country living in the '50s * '60s for you.
We did have a car though, Dad was foreman on the farm we lived on.
I remember him telling me when he was at school in one class the same number of boys had never travelled on public transport as had been up in an aeroplane.

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Hi...anyone remember adjusting tappets....My time as a aparentice back in the late 60's/70's I used to adjust viva tappets with the engine running....That would scare most 'master techs' nowdays...You knew your car needed a service when it wouldnt start or the brakes pulled to one side..(drums all round)we didnt need a warning light....today...drive it in reset service light, oil out.. new in..quick sniffaround..drive out..250 cheers mate..progress...
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How many younger drivers know what a set of feeler gauges are for!
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How many younger drivers know what a set of feeler gauges are for!
I still have a couple of old sets amongst my tools, thicknesses in thousandths of an inch, NOT millimeters!
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Default Tappets......Back breaking task

Yep, remember only too well leaning over the wing of my Ford Prefect 107E ohv struggling to get those tappet clearances spot on: 17 thou for exhaust 10 thou for inlet, (back breaking). Plug gaps 25 thou, contact breaker points 15 thou. You never forget you first car.
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