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6 years 9 months ago #533683 by Stikkibeek
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So sad! There's nothing quite like the joy of watching a rear wheel and part of an axle, rolling past the car you are driving, as it sinks down in one corner!:woohoo:

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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6 years 9 months ago #533686 by Aquila
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Hawkspur wrote: ...and the other side of the good old days was the need for all those servicing visits.
The bottom fell out of the mechanical workshop businesses when reliable cars arrived from Japan, that didn't need to be in for a service before every long trip to increase the chance they'd make it there. A friend had to completely change their business model for servicing cars because that changed it radically.
High quality control on parts makes some brands very reliable.


Yep where I work specialises in brakes and clutch work though it's all gone quiet and having only one day a week at work means I'm looking again.

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6 years 9 months ago #533687 by Hawkspur
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Stikkibeek wrote: So sad! There's nothing quite like the joy of watching a rear wheel and part of an axle, rolling past the car you are driving, as it sinks down in one corner!:woohoo:


oops.
:side: :side:

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6 years 9 months ago #533688 by tonybaker
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yes, I have had a few English cars, a Rover 90 lost it's rear wheel bearing and I backed up against the kerb as no brakes. Road was covered in oil and ball bearings! Those were the days....I think Lucas started the system where it was cheaper to fit a new part than pay a mechanic to take it apart.
Luckily, water pumps are still quite basic and those electronic controllers last for years.

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #533692 by Stikkibeek
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And those were just the old Ford 10s and the M1 zephyrs :whistle: we all used to drool over!

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6 years 9 months ago #533705 by Alan Gilbert
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tonybaker wrote: yes, I have had a few English cars, a Rover 90 lost it's rear wheel bearing and I backed up against the kerb as no brakes. Road was covered in oil and ball bearings! Those were the days....I think Lucas started the system where it was cheaper to fit a new part than pay a mechanic to take it apart.
Luckily, water pumps are still quite basic and those electronic controllers last for years.


Lucas pretty well invented unreliability, and unfortunately cornered the market in electrical fittings for the British cars which were all one could get in New Zealand fifty years ago.

And man, what rubbish those British cars were. I think the worst failure I ever had was during my 13 years in England, when the entire diff fell off my Rover 3500 at 5pm on a Friday night in the outside lane of a major 6-lane road in north London. Popular, I was not.

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6 years 9 months ago #533710 by Stikkibeek
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And only the English would think of having a positive earth on a battery! :S

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