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Re: FCF AA BOX Challenge 2019-Just Jersey left!

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Peter.N. wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 11:30

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That gem of a picture doesn't deserve to languish here on our specialist interest AA Box challenge thread Peter.
It needs honouring on Picture of the Day (which it is!).

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I can put it on there as well if you like Neil although there's not much of today left.

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Your dad would probably have known about the restricted engines then. We had a friend in Lairg N Scotland who ran the local TV shop, he covered the whole of Sutherland about 6000 square miles, he only covered certain areas on certain days so if he had bring a set in for repair they wouldn't normally have got it back until the next week, so he would put it on the post bus and the customer would collect at the other end. I could tell you a lot of tales about Malcolm and some of the jobs he did, but I won't at the moment.

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Peter.N. wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 21:29
I can put it on there as well if you like Neil although there's not much of today left.
Shove it up tomorrow then Peter. The van, the work you did on it, the two-tone paint job, the signwriting..it is just superb in my eyes. :-D

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Sorry Neil, already put it on, could refer it to this post though.

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Peter.N. wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 21:42
Sorry Neil, already put it on, could refer it to this post though.
Peter
I've done my comment on it here Peter so leave it up for others to see/comment on POTD. The rural scene and the Farina two tone sticking its rear out just conjures up an idyllic feeling. Not sure if that is your own home or a customer visit.

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That's our house Neil, lived here for 51 years this year. Our nearest neighbour is the farm, we have a forest at the top of the garden and a 5 acre field to the west which contains the well from which we get out water. There's a story behind the Oxford estate as well, but I wont go into it now. It was the car we moved here with in 1970 - or at least one of them.

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Peter.N. wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 21:29
Jim

Your dad would probably have known about the restricted engines then.
He did indeed and used to complain about it regularly... He knew how to get round it too but to have been found tampering with a GPO vehicle would have been a capital offence in those days...

Peter.N. wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 21:29
We had a friend in Lairg N Scotland who ran the local TV shop, he covered the whole of Sutherland about 6000 square miles, he only covered certain areas on certain days so if he had bring a set in for repair they wouldn't normally have got it back until the next week, so he would put it on the post bus and the customer would collect at the other end. I could tell you a lot of tales about Malcolm and some of the jobs he did, but I won't at the moment.
Peter, I'd love to hear them at some time and I'm sure the forum as a whole would too :D Methinks you need a dedicated thread for your memoirs ;)