June 2010

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    Air filter

    Air filters made from a kind of very fine metal mesh were in great demand with car manufacturers until well into the 1960s. Such cars have had the status of classic for years. The proud owner pampers his cart to infinity, but the cleaning of that filter is forgotten, is the child of the bill. Sea

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    Align yourself

    If you are very handy, you can also align it yourself with strings. However, it is quite a joke to get that done. Especially if you miss the experience. In Great Britain, however, we came across a very simple device with which you can easily do that job. Sea

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    Fuel hose thread

    A few issues ago we had a warning for you about 'fire on board' and how to avoid it. One of the causes lies in the fact that the pressed copper pipes in the petrol pump could come loose after thirty-five years of loyal service and the inadequate replacement of the flexible fuel hoses […] Sea

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    Spark Plugging The Classics

    Try buying new spark plugs for your classic car… A drama, especially when you no longer have an instruction manual or workshop manual. The British writer Stan Dibson has delved deeper into the matter and has published a very nice booklet 'Spark Plugging The Classics' through Panther Publishing. Sea

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    Door hinges

    As a classic owner, you may have noticed that the driver's door in particular drops slightly when opening. When closing, you must lift the door slightly. So there is play. Incidentally, if you have not noticed it yourself, the MOT inspector will do so if you bring your cart - when applicable - for the inspection. Sea

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    Delicious in the oil ...

    If you, as a true classic enthusiast, perform all the maintenance (and worse) on your trolley yourself, are you not turning your hand to also overhaul a dynamo? We have a handy tip in case you also replace the phosphor bronze canister. Sea

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    A40 Farina and Mini Minor

    The Austin A40 Farina and the Morris Mini Minor are of course two classics that should not be missing in your collection! At least not in the 1 scale on 43. Manufacturer Corgi offers them from £ 13,99 excluding packaging and shipping. Sea

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    Record holder tax discs

    If your collection of cigar bands, sugar bags or anything else has about ten thousand copies and you think you have booked a record, read on. In order to show law enforcement officials in Great Britain that you have paid road tax for the vehicle you are using, there has been a so-called tax disc - left bottom - for decades against the windshield. Sea

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    The big windshield guessing game?

    Prizes cannot be won with it, but we know for sure that one or two people will be happy with the solution to this mystery. For at least two years since loyal reader Frans Commandeur who enjoys the lyrics every month and perhaps also those who happen to be looking for the windshield of this unknown classic. Sea