Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2015, 19:56

It looks like an Aussie Leyland P76...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Northerner » 22 Sep 2015, 20:03

Love that colour .... spanish olive, i'll remember that for any future Activa respray :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Sep 2015, 09:02

CitroJim wrote:It looks like an Aussie Leyland P76...
Yes, spot on there Jim. The first vehicle to come up on the "Spanish Olive Car" search is this.
Gorgeous body and paint work and an amazingly deep color called Spanish Olive by DuPont.
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DuPont must think Spanish Olives are grey :)

Too easy for a whatsthisthen?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 23 Sep 2015, 17:20

It's a long time since I last saw one of those and never in such fine fettle either.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by dnsey » 23 Sep 2015, 19:05

CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:any ideas what iis it, and how it works :?:
Yes. It is the sight-glass to monitor the operation of the drip-feed total-loss lubrication system for the engine...

It was a popular system back in the 20s, especially on motorbikes...
When I used to run British bikes, they all had total-loss lubrication, despite having conventional pressure fed systems :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2015, 04:32

dnsey wrote: When I used to run British bikes, they all had total-loss lubrication, despite having conventional pressure fed systems :-D
:rofl2: :rofl2:

I once upset the owner of a new Triumph motorcycle a year or so back, one of the ones that look very vintage but is in fact brand-new.

I asked him how much oil it leaked....

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Sep 2015, 06:16

Yes,

Triumph owner's garage floors proved to be a useful source of oil during the oil crisis of the 1970's

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Sep 2015, 08:12

Tis true... BL was short for Bloody Leaking

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2015, 08:37

Stickyfinger wrote:Tis true... BL was short for Bloody Leaking
Not quite as incontinent as the Frauds an Poxhalls of the era though as I recall..

Remember when every parking bay in every carpark had an ever-present wet oil-slick present... Hardly seen these days, even where Citroens park!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Sep 2015, 20:08

myglaren wrote:It's a long time since I last saw one of those and never in such fine fettle either.
I have to agree there, the other pics of the car exterior and interior show a beautifully restored car. Why would you bother buying a new VW :?: (where's the tongue in cheek emoticon :!: :) )

Just to clear up the "Spanish Olive" it does look a little more olive-like here

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by bobins » 27 Sep 2015, 18:38

myglaren wrote:It's a long time since I last saw one of those and never in such fine fettle either.

Does that go for this as well ? :rofl2:

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....Well ....... It is nearly in Spanish Olive - and you don't see many of them in such good order over here :lol: And it was spotted in a rather unusual location - the central bus stop at Chernobyl - now that has to have rarity value :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Sep 2015, 18:41

Ah, so that is why it is such a nice shade of green!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 27 Sep 2015, 18:45

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Ah, so that is why it is such a nice shade of green!
Does it glow in the dark though?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Nov 2015, 10:45

Been a while, random link......Jim's HVan in the wall at a Brocante...to..."Louis La Brocante" French TV Series about a rural antique dealer featuring an H Van...to...."Lovejoy" UK TV Seires about an antique dealer..to...episode 3.14 minor action vehicle used only in a short scene!...to......a less dull example in something very close to avocado if not avocado itself.....

Sio, whatsthisthen?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Nov 2015, 12:56

T613 "Chromka" from Tatra