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Austin 7 circa 1927

Car Auto English Convertible Austin Vintage M240 35mm Summarit f2.5 1927

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#1 gwpics

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 14:29

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Spotted in Winchester yesterday.

 

M240 + 35mm Summarit f2.5

 

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#2 Graham (G4FUJ)

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 13:08

In a good setting, too :)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 14:04

In a good setting, too :)

 

 

Thanks Graham. Sometimes you get lucky!

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 14:34

Lovely.  I think the image would be stronger still with some cropped from either the left or right, however, cropping from the left (the dark gray building) the better choice to keep the period feel -- thereby moving the Seven off center.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 20:46

.....on double yellow lines tch tch!



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 20:58

The first time I drove an Austin 7, over 50 years ago, I was asked by a friend at university if I could take his Austin 7 back to his parent's house, after he had broken his ankle and couldn't drive it. He asked me, as he knew I could drive non-synchro gearboxes, having had a 3 wheeler Super Sport Morgan with 3 speed "crash" box. I managed to crank it into life but the clutch pedal did not seem to move more than about 1/2 an inch. I switched it off and went back to his room to tell him that the clutch release had failed, only to be told that was normal and how they were. Apparently it was very common for the many folk to learnt to drive on Austin 7's, to suffer from "kangaroo petrol". A multi-plate 5" carbon fibre clutch on a single seat racecar is child's play, after an Austin 7.  :)

 

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 22:14

.....on double yellow lines tch tch!

 

 

I am pretty sure the owner was also the owner of the shop there, so the warden may well have looked the other way for a few minutes. :)  :)

 

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 22:16

The first time I drove an Austin 7, over 50 years ago, I was asked by a friend at university if I could take his Austin 7 back to his parent's house, after he had broken his ankle and couldn't drive it. He asked me, as he knew I could drive non-synchro gearboxes, having had a 3 wheeler Super Sport Morgan with 3 speed "crash" box. I managed to crank it into life but the clutch pedal did not seem to move more than about 1/2 an inch. I switched it off and went back to his room to tell him that the clutch release had failed, only to be told that was normal and how they were. Apparently it was very common for the many folk to learnt to drive on Austin 7's, to suffer from "kangaroo petrol". A multi-plate 5" carbon fibre clutch on a single seat racecar is child's play, after an Austin 7.  :)

 

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Thanks for the interesting story Wilson. All my cars have had fully synchro gear boxes fortunately but I can imagine the problems.

 

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