A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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.....the above dash is from a saloon of a car with an intriguing two-tone colour combination of rose taupe over sandy beige. In the flesh, here's a Morris Oxford Estate (or should I say "Traveller") in those colours

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: The triple carburetter modification
Bet they were fun to keep in balance and tune!!!

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Quite easy Jim, just a weekly job and you need good hearing and a big rubber tube + 3/1 oil or redX for the dampers :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:Quite easy Jim, just a weekly job and you need good hearing and a big rubber tube + 3/1 oil or redX for the dampers :)
Ahh :-D The old traditional way of doing it! Needed a bit of practice :wink:

The Gunson 'Carbalancer' helped de-skill the job a bit but only for twin carbs...

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Smart Phone and a Noise meter App now Jim :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:Smart Phone and a Noise meter App now Jim :)
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Yep, almost exactly like that.

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Is there anything a smartphone can't do these days? I'd never have thought about balancing carbs with one...

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Never to young Jim, sound meters in a smart phone are quite good, still an "average" however but OK for SU's on a branch.
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Over in France Signore PininFarina was turning his attention to the Peugeot 404....(the French Morris Oxford?)

Not a lot of walnut in sight but stylish nontheless

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If I was looking for a "Camping Car" in 1963, I may well have been tempted with the roominess of a Peugeot 404 Stationwagon

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Yes, the 404 definitely has the Pinin signature all over it! Another good looker :D

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I had a 404, one of the first diesels, nearly deafened you at 60 mph but a lovely car, seats like armchairs and a column gearchange like I had never had before, it was crisper than a lot of modern floor changes. Indenor XD88 engine, noisy but the first diesel that you could actually feel pulling.

Similar shape the the Oxford/Cambridge/Wolsely/Riley/MG.

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Most French cars of that era were beautifully comfy, a result of the really poor roads of the time in France..

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They take a good "Rodding" as well
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As does the 404
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I remember from 1970s Banger Racing they were the firm favourite and 1st choice...