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RE: [T3] Crate is away for the season!

Wow...one litre at a time, it would take me quite a while to accumulate
15 quarts to change the oil in my pickup...not so bad for the Fasty

Stephen J. Jackson
Commissioning Engineer, Petron Industries, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Hall [mailto:dave@hallvw.clara.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 6:35 PM
To: type3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Crate is away for the season!

> What I've heard about Lucas was that during WW II they (probably by
> made wiring harnesses out of copper plated iron/steel wire.

Could be - there were many economies made during WWII.  I was
computerising more
of my father's letters to his parents for that period just this morning.
the scary details of raids over Germany was this piece "I managed to get
couple of good re-treaded tyres for the car (MG Magnette) - cost me £2
each, and
I think they are good value - they are better than a cheap new tyre,
which would
have cost £2-15-0 and the best new tyres cost over £5 each in my size.
things are getting scarce, so it is as well to stock up before private
owners are forbidden to buy them - already garages are being told not to
civilian repair jobs!"

I heard the other day from the Bubble-car museum owner that in a few
people here (in Europe) won't be allowed to buy more than 1 litre of oil
at a
time - i.e. home oil changes will be illegal.  Will I have to entrust
that to a
garage, and look forward to pulled studs or blocked sump screens?
Time to pull up the anchors and head for a more civilised
country?  ;-)

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club

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