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  • 01-12-2018, 08:41
    mattblack
    Quote Originally Posted by 4potHemi View Post
    It's some sort of irony that there's more vehicles these days, but less fuel stations. I grew up in Bath (population now 90,000) and there were at least a dozen, probably more (I worked in a couple of them). Now when I go there I can only think of four. Interestingly, there aren't queues around the block for each, so is that down to better fuel economy, or that usage years ago was spread more thinly?
    On the plus side you can get your car washed every 100 ****ing yards.
  • 30-11-2018, 19:04
    40Stude
    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Incubator-Jones View Post
    Filled her up there to find that the fuel gauge reads the wrong way round!

    .
    Pretty much par for the course. One of the issues when converting from positive to negative earth. Your 100E would have been done years ago I would guess.

    Been there, done that, got the petrol soaked clothes as a result.
  • 30-11-2018, 17:38
    296moon
    Years ago had a Galaxay convertable, ran out in traffic outside lane on daul carriageway, no problem got a can in the boot (clever), open boot, can in the tank, throw can in boot, shut boot, start car, err no key, keys in boot, cant open boot no key, slither over rear seat into boot to look for keys with........................................... a lighter! (not so clever) moral learned **** the petrol always carry a torch............................................. ..
  • 30-11-2018, 17:36
    296moon
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  • 30-11-2018, 14:05
    Roscobbc
    Hybrids are fantastic - forgot to fill up in my company daily driver - driving at 70 mph or so on M25 when it ran out of fuel...........instantly and seamlessly switched over to battery power which gave me 10 miles to find a gas station..........but the hybrid battery was 80% charged................
  • 30-11-2018, 14:05
    4potHemi
    It's some sort of irony that there's more vehicles these days, but less fuel stations. I grew up in Bath (population now 90,000) and there were at least a dozen, probably more (I worked in a couple of them). Now when I go there I can only think of four. Interestingly, there aren't queues around the block for each, so is that down to better fuel economy, or that usage years ago was spread more thinly?
  • 30-11-2018, 13:09
    Nigel Incubator-Jones
    When I bought my 100E, the seller told me that he'd put petrol in it for me, and I was pleased to see that the gauge read full. It was good for about 35 miles until the car cut out at a busy junction on the A24, in the right-turn lane. Pushed the car across to the pavement and, sure enough, no fuel going through the filter.

    As luck would have it, a familiar face from the Chelsea Cruise pulled over to help and gave me enough petrol to get to the nearest station. Filled her up there to find that the fuel gauge reads the wrong way round!

    I try not to take any chances with fuel gauges now, but going to Heathfield last week was a bit alarming. I intended to stop for petrol at the Texaco in Biggin Hill, but it was closed for a delivery. Never mind, try the next one - I didn't go past a single petrol station before the A21, on the A21, or after the A21 for the full 33 miles after Biggin Hill. Then I had the same journey to complete in reverse...
  • 30-11-2018, 10:49
    4potHemi
    The real fuel consumption of some of this old stuff is scary. Probably because of a leaden foot I never get anywhere near what others achieve.
  • 29-11-2018, 22:46
    mygasser
    a mate went halves a 70ish new yorker with a 440 in. it'd stood a while so not in the best of tune. he put one of those larger 2 gallon gerry cans of petrol in it and set of to the petrol station about a mile and a half away. he drove 'enthusiastically' and ran out just within sight of the forecourt. roughly 2 gallons to the mile!!!
    he sold the 440 to buy his mate out of his half of the car and bought an old amc ambassador with a 360 in with the change. with that installed he was getting almost 20mpg and it was his daily.
    neil.
  • 29-11-2018, 20:14
    ChopperHarris
    Theres more,,,, this week the starter packs up finally at work on the 62 Simca at lunchtime, trace the fault to the slowly dying solenoid, get the sole remaining guy at work to bump start it with me....get home, yep no start the starters NBG....aha go back to work on the bobber whose low fuelling light ive just fixed (involving emptying the petrol to near nothing...... no problem, siphon fuel out of newly replenished Simca, that has a anti siphon device...**** **** ****, ride loony tuned bike to work on dregs, back in time,
    After work to station 500 metres from work, all out of order! Nurse bike another km to next station (remember this is rural France)...card refused...**** or bust now, 25kms to billiards and a provincial one pump garage on the way, ITS OPEN, pay double happily and win at billiards...the 3 euros of which was swallowed by the sofa not to be seen til i move house!
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