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9 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Nooo Matt It isn't my car We went on DB luncheon and Ray one of our members brought his 15 Roadster along 

Haha yeah I know that Ronny. Thats why I said you sent me a pic of a 1915 DB on his lunchtime rum. I thought you just had your bloody eyes fixed. 😂🤣

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Mate when we got home last night I said to the better half that I had left my phone at Jacks place She suggested we go and get it I said leave it till the morning and I would get it Well we searched high and low at Jacks . in her car under the seats Nothing When she came home from work this evening she stopped in front of the house and beeped the horn  When I went out to find out what was wrong she pointed to the phone sitting on the dash I am now going to ask for a refund from the eye specialist that done my cataracts a couple of weeks ago Plus i am going to permanently wire up the courtesy light so it comes on when the car door is opened She always turns it off Grrrrr Its that old situation ya can't live with them and ya can't live with out them 

  

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Hi Doug, Yes, a hand operated two cylinder, two stage, rocking action hand pump with large cup washers, quite common over here but usually minus all the bits. A generous friend here made my two handles and another provided cup washers. I sourced a gauge from a club notice (they are the hardest parts to find) and hope to get at least one of mine operational one day.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Minibago said:

What has happened to the forum access does anybody know?

Each time I try to access I am blocked by a page telling me to sign up for 

Invision community 4 at lots of dollars per month.

 

The hackers know your rolling in the money so they're out for their cut

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On 10/25/2021 at 5:33 AM, nearchoclatetown said:

When she hit 50 I threatened to trade her for 2 25's. It took a while for the bruising to go down. 

 

I two years we'll be at 40 years together and I threatened to trade her in on two 20s... she laughed and said "you ain't wired for 220"...

I then did my best James Brown and said "I got this,,, WATCH ME NOW!"

 

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6 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

 

I two years we'll be at 40 years together and I threatened to trade her in on two 20s... she laughed and said "you ain't wired for 220"...

I then did my best James Brown and said "I got this,,, WATCH ME NOW!"

 

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Hahaha “Beautiful “

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4 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Looks like a good time. Better get a plug in the crank hole on the green tourer or it will leak oil all over that pretty paint. 

Its a 1927, series 129 (fast four) - four point engine mount different from the earlier Dodges - there's no oil leaks on that baby;)

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8 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

10-4, I understand Romar just started making the fast four cover if you need one so critics don't point that out.

Now that would be handy, was trying to figure out how to make one myself but it’s quite a tricky shape:)

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Hey Matt and Richard glad you have been able to get out for a run. Both of your cars look fantastic The little red Austin caught my eye  One of them was my first car Great little car that was very reliable and cheap to run  I spent the day working on a 29 Ford A the starter motor shed a bolt off the bendix drive and I got the job of fishing it out I was told to put a generous amount of grease on the flywheel and turn the engine over and hopefully the grease would pick up the bolt  This failed so after cleaning the grease out I put in an old curved magnet that I have and thankfully it worked  The only other choice that I had was to remove the transmission Not an easy job on a Ford  

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Good to see you boys out in good weather, the VDC club days are always nice and good to see blue skies. 👍

We had a “London to Brighton” copy cat run yesterday, Veterans only.

 

My front wheel.

 

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Dave’s 1918 Touring.

 

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And my favourite, a 1910 Phanomobil. A twin cylinder tricycle with a wicker basket body built originally in Germany.

 

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An interesting history, Humber, who never produced more than 5,000 cars per year were purchased in the 1928 by the Rootes Brothers who were dealers in cars and makers of accessories wanting to get into car building, they also purchased Hillman at the same time, then Singer, Sunbeam, Talbot and many others over the years. Their first acquisition was the bespoke body builder Thrupp and Maberley.  Know as “Rootes Group” they were themselves purchased by Chrysler in 1967.

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Beautiful day in Melbourne today so we made the most of it. Went for about an hour’s drive east to Warragul to see Judes Dad. 
He is exactly the same age as the roadster and he’s still going as good as the roadster. They don’t make them like him anymore. 
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After that we went house hunting out in the country a little, and found 20acres that we are looking at tomorrow. Was so much fun driving the country roads with the top down. Gets hot when you stop though. 

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11 minutes ago, Ron Lawson said:

Matt, Seeing Judes dad like that reminds me so much of my dear father in law Like yours, mine was one in a million Miss him so much he was the best 

 

Yeah mate I know what you mean. I took him for a bit of a drive in it and he loved it. His first car was a 1927 dodge sedan. 
Soon as he saw it he said She’s a handsome thing.  haha. 
He’s the toughest old fella I’ve ever come across, I could listen to the stories he tells us all day. We really don’t know how good we have it these days in comparison. 

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6 hours ago, Minibago said:

Good luck with your house hunting Matt, 20 acres? Nice. You can put up plenty of sheds on that sized block. 
You picked a good day, it is going to rain heavily in a day or so.

 

Has some good shedding already which is a bonus. I don’t mind the rain but that wind last Friday was just bloody horrible we had about 6 trees come down here at our place. Took a day to clean it all up. And no power for 2 days. 

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