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Evenin everybody,

 

The cold is with us !  I have been out a few times on the Chalmers this last couple of week's but not very far, I have been over to the Crewe railway heritage centre,

 

I was able to get very close to the 1938 Crewe built Duchess of Sutherland,

 

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also on the museum site I found my mate Ray's double decker bus,

 

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I got another great shot of the old Joules brewery building next to the canal in Stone,

 

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these beautiful almshouses in Nantwich,

 

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while I was looking for more Chalmers information on the web I found these photo's of one of my trip's out, they were taken locally while I was calling in for fuel,

 

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you never know if you are being followed !

 

with 3250 miles so far this year I don't think there will be many more to add unless we have a heatwave !

 

 

Andy

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Evenin everybody,

 

Sorry for the lack of updates,   the winter has arrived,   I think the chances of getting out on the Chalmers are slim,

 

I am doing some work on a 1967 Silver Shadow that my Grandfather had in 1969, I have stored it for over 20 years and we are starting a restoration, I am doing a few things before it goes away for bodywork,

 

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It started without to much trouble but the carbs needed cleaning up which took a bit of time but was worth it.

 

The exhaust will be next to receive some attention, always the worst job.

 

 

Andy

 

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Afternoon everybody,

 

I have been working on the shadow's brake's which are not only the most complicated braking system I have ever seen but is also the most seized up braking system I have ever seen, I started with the reservoir that was full of brake fluid jelly ,

 

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I will have to strip all the various brake valve's, there is about 10 of them !

 

The weather has been exceptionally cold for us this year,

 

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we walked down to the field and checked on the donkey's,

 

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Have a great Christmas, keep the workshop's warm and busy.

 

 

Andy

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Evenin everybody and a Happy New Year,

 

Christmas really did arrive here this year,    a spare 1913 Chalmers engine and gearbox arrived last week,

 

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I have started to take it apart and I am very happy with it, it has not run for over 60 years,

 

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it is come apart really well, the carb is in great condition and will be tested on the car this spring,

 

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it looks very clean inside,

 

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number 4 cylinder has had some water in it, I am soaking it in diesel while adding some load, it has moved a little already,

 

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It is a great feeling knowing I have some good spares and hopefully a running engine.

 

Definitely a happy New Year.

 

 

Andy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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