Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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Like this from a Ford 10.
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The one on our A40 van was mounted on the bulkhead directly behind the 'pull to start' button and connected via a short steel cable. Iv'e not seen one like that Ford

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This was yours Peter. The Ford one was bolted on top of the starter motor.
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That's the one Gibbo, except I don't think ours was as shiny as that.

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Can you remember in the days before spoilers and wider tyres when these old school relics could actually be used? Yes if you can't work it out from the picture I am taking about these 1960's vintage car ramps!
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I still have a pair of those Neil... Rarely used... they always bloody terrified me!
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I have some, bought only a couple of years ago. I got my daughter to buy them for me when she asked what I wanted for a birthday gift. Very useful.
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Must be modern ones Gibbo! Those ones I have are real antiques and are no good for the Vectra....tyres too wide, and you would have to take the front spoiler off to mount them. Thought I had cracked it on the wide tyre front, by fitting the thin temporary do not exceed 50 spare wheel on one side, but still fouls the spoiler.

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I was thinking about brake shoes because of the useless hand brake most 406s have and wondering about a softer lining material might improve things. Then this sudden vision came into my mind of a set of brake linings complete with a little bag of rivets to fit them to the shoes, anyone remember those?

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Peter.N. wrote:
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I was thinking about brake shoes because of the useless hand brake most 406s have and wondering about a softer lining material might improve things. Then this sudden vision came into my mind of a set of brake linings complete with a little bag of rivets to fit them to the shoes, anyone remember those?

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We always did those in the earlier days Peter in fact I think somewhere in my tool collection there's a special clamp tool and punch set for the job.
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I think I used a cheese head bolt in the vice and a hammer.

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Now this is a bit of repetition, but I have learned a new fascinating fact today through a random link.

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Yes Horlicks has appeared in this thread before along with Victory V's and Fishermans Friend but I discover this very day that none other than the Horlick Brothers themselves came from Gibbo Country....the forest of Dean.

Wiki tells the story.......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Horlick

So how did I get there. The internet and my curiosity is to blame......if your interested here's my random link
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Looking for floorboards at a local Builders Merchant website, noted they have a size, and a "finished size" so a 25mm board has a 21mm finished size, looked that up with a google question, one of the posters left a comment "Hi Pete...hows the pub in Ruardean", no idea where that was, looked it up, and find its full of quirky memorablia, an Upminister Bridge Tube sign on the wall, and a poster for Horlicks, and a visitors comment on it that the Horlick briothers lived just a few doors down.
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Here's something that will interest you about Ruardean Neil.

https://www.sungreen.co.uk/Ruardean/The_Bears.html
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
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Here's something that will interest you about Ruardean Neil.

https://www.sungreen.co.uk/Ruardean/The_Bears.html


Something reassuring about the aftermath of the incident, and how those responsible were brought before the court and convicted, and ultimately the general care for the well being of the 4 Frenchmen. There is probably an interesting before and after story about those 4 men. Could they have been sitting in a small auberge and made a plan to get a couple of bears, train them, and hop on a boat to England, and make their way to a small rural village in Gloucestershire. Their names are reproduced in full in that report so there may be more story to tell, and I'm sure there will be living decendants.

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I just love all of this and how one thing leads onto another in the most random and tenuous ways...

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