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Do you remember. #650485
14/07/20 11:37 AM
14/07/20 11:37 AM
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KENT
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KENT
Do you remember when:

If your battery was flat you used the starting handle:

If the car won't start it was simply that the points were closed:

Windows were opened by a handle on the door:

No engine management system to bombard you with unnecessary details:

Parts were compatable:

You could tow without problems:

No parking problems:

No speed cameras:

Petrol was affordable and a garage attendant would fill you up: oldgit

Driving was a pleasure rather than a game of cat and mouse with the authorities:

Ahhh thoes were the days. oldgit


Why is there only one monopolies commission??

Rob B.
Re: Do you remember. [Re: BLUE+4] #650488
14/07/20 11:42 AM
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I remember three gallons for under £1.

I also remember front wheels coming off Minors and Heralds.

I remember dangerous rusted structures, and criminally negligent MOTs.

Smoke filled pubs and offices, and drunk drivers.

On balance, even though the roads are stupid busy, I would say things have improved.

Dog shite is still a problem though.


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) AR Plus 4
Re: Do you remember. [Re: BLUE+4] #650492
14/07/20 12:01 PM
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Solihull
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I remember walking to the local garage to pick up 4 spark plugs for my dads 100E and them costing £1 a set.

BR
Colin


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Re: Do you remember. [Re: Spanner Juggler] #650498
14/07/20 12:17 PM
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Petersfield, Hampshire
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Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler
I remember walking to the local garage to pick up 4 spark plugs for my dads 100E and them costing £1 a set.

BR
Colin

To be honest I can get a set of 4 x NGK BPR6ES for just over £8 now. In real terms, that is cheaper then they were in 1975.



1980 Royal Ivory 4/4 4-seater. B4771
Re: Do you remember. [Re: BLUE+4] #650505
14/07/20 12:26 PM
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Angus, UK
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£1 was a good night out with 8 pints or 7 pints and a fish supper on the way home. Now a decent fish supper is probably about twice the cost of the pint and the 7 pints (not that I could handle that now) and fish supper will be the best part of £30.

Re: Do you remember. [Re: DaveW] #650508
14/07/20 12:43 PM
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[quote=DaveW Dog shite is still a problem though.[/quote]

But its not white anymore.

Re: Do you remember. [Re: BLUE+4] #650509
14/07/20 12:53 PM
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I offer you the wonderful Richard Digance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ovMsne37w

Do give it a listen

Re: Do you remember. [Re: BLUE+4] #650511
14/07/20 01:02 PM
14/07/20 01:02 PM
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Hampshire
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Not certain if I am old enough to add anything here? Cadburys Fudge for 3p ?


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Do you remember. [Re: Alistair] #650516
14/07/20 01:13 PM
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Mercia, UK
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Originally Posted by Alistair
Not certain if I am old enough to add anything here? Cadburys Fudge for 3p ?


Sorry Alistair but I think your wrong. 3d perhaps?

Gosh! I am feeling old.


Regards

Geof

70th Anniversary 4/4 (Duratec 1.8), model 1995
Re: Do you remember. [Re: Neptune] #650518
14/07/20 01:21 PM
14/07/20 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Neptune
[quote=DaveW Dog shite is still a problem though.


But its not white anymore.[/quote]

Yea...that was a weird thing wasn't it....never see it now

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