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Blasts from the past...or dinosaurs


brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:21PM
Pool petrol and that lovely tinkling sound as the engine of your car pinked as you try to get enough power to go up a steep hill

Castrol R lubricant in a performance motorcycle engine wonderful stuff except you had to change it every 1000 miles or so and decoke the engine every 5000 miles

Starting handles on cars and remembering to keep you thumb out of the way so it didn't get broken when the engine kicked back and threw the handle out of the dog clutch (my first car was a 3 wheel BSA Scout with a V twin air-cooled engine, it used to do that on a regular basis, a bit like a horse trying to kick you Wink )

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9 Feb 2013 8:21AM
My E93a Ford Popular had the same murderous properties, plus 6 volt electrics. You could see about 10 yards up the road with headlamps on full beam. Three speed box with reverse where first normally is. Finally a windscreen wiper (singular) which stopped when you accelerated or went uphill.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 9:12AM

Quote:Finally a windscreen wiper (singular) which stopped when you accelerated or went uphill.


Great those weren't they Grin
bobhp e2
2 19
9 Feb 2013 11:06AM

Quote:The Radio Times


3 gallons of petrol for £1

I'm old enough to remember when you could get four gallons and a shot of Redex for a pound.
Regards Bob.
Meheecho e2
2 275 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 12:03PM
Decent Saturday night TV as opposed to the visual sewage that passes for entertainment
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
9 Feb 2013 12:13PM
Around The Horn on the radio whilst eating Sunday dinner.
Faberge Brüt
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
9 Feb 2013 12:58PM
Going down the corner shop with a Tanner (6d) and coming home with enough sweeties to last a week!


Quote:Around The Horn


They still air repeats on Radio 4 Extra (DAB) and it still sounds fresh and funny.
gary_d e2
7 576 13 Wales
9 Feb 2013 1:11PM
My mother, what I would give to have her back
RichardN00 e2
8 430 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 1:14PM
Turning the television on 5 minutes before you wanted to watch something "to warm up" Smile

Only turning the television on when you wanted to watch something instead of what happens in some houses where the first person to get up turning it on and the last person to go to bed turns it off Sad
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
9 Feb 2013 1:44PM

Quote:Going down the corner shop with a Tanner (6d) and coming home with enough sweeties to last a week!


...and change from the tanner!Grin
We did something similar along this line in 2012, here on EPZ, BUT, although some memories have been repeated herein, there are still new ones coming out.Keep it up.Wink
JJGEE
10 6.4k 18 England
9 Feb 2013 2:12PM
I remember sweets costing a farthing, Black Jacks perhaps or a gobstopper ?
Eastlands e2
4 687 3 Northern Ireland
9 Feb 2013 2:17PM
It doesn't seem that long ago when I was complaining in my Local when the price of a pint went up to 25 pence which meant that I couldn't get 4 pints and a packet of crisps with my pound.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
9 Feb 2013 2:37PM
Track suits with trousers that had a hoop to go under the footSmile
Footballs with bladders and laced up.
JJGEE
10 6.4k 18 England
9 Feb 2013 2:45PM

Quote:Footballs with bladders and laced up.

Bloody heavy for taking throw ins when wet from rain, especially for a 13 / 14 year old on a cold Winter's morning Sad

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