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Old 2nd February 2019, 04:34 PM
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Who remembers their first pre War car....
Mine in 1953 was a late 1930s Austin 7 with a home made open Body. In sunny Ireland a lack of a Hood was not a problem. No brakes of course , Std.
First Car in Aus. in 1956 was a "Graham Page" probably a late twenties Sedan.
Can't remember much about it except that if I did not retard the ignition the Pistons would talk to me. Many such Cars were running around Sydney back then, together with Austin A 40s and Fords big and small.
Them were the Days !!!
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Old 2nd February 2019, 04:37 PM
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Sadly cant play that game oldest car I have owned was a 1950 48/215 Holden in grey
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Old 2nd February 2019, 05:09 PM
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Never had a pre-war car but would like to at one point.
Oldest car i've ever owned is my 1954 Citroen, which is a post war version of a pre-war design.
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Old 2nd February 2019, 06:09 PM
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A late 20S Rugby when I was about 8 or 9.....
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Old 2nd February 2019, 06:52 PM
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My oldest was a 1939 Chevrolet sloper (fasrback) body.
But that was in my early 30s.
My very first set of wheels was a brand spanking new Fiat 127.
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My first in the paddock was a Triumph Herald
First on the road, and often off, was a Suzuki LJ81 4WD ute.
It went everywhere.
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Old 2nd February 2019, 08:49 PM
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First car wasn't actually a car. It was a 1972 ex Australia post Transit van with duel sliding doors that could be driven open on catches. Was originally a 2 litre V4 but had a 200 Ford 6 fitted by time I got it no power steering 4 wheel drum brakes and 2 speed automatic.
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Old 2nd February 2019, 09:01 PM
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And yet this is about our first pre-war car; not our first car.
Of course that begs the question: which war?
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Old 2nd February 2019, 09:19 PM
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My first motor vehicle was a 1926 t model on the farm and my first registered vehicle was a1947 Mercedes 170va which started my 54 year Mercedes involvement. Regards Mark.
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As Brian said, from a very early age,
I only ever wanted a car with the following criteria:
A car from the 20’s or 30’s
Must have wooden spoke wheels
Must have a folding soft top
As I am a Holden brought up kid, preferably a GM product.
Besides spending all my childhood helping my late brother do up many cars, this was the first car I had a chance, or time to restore myself.
As I showed in an earlier post, this is my,
1925, Chevrolet Superior K
2.9L OHV 4 cylinder 24hp updraft carby engine with manual oiled rocker gear & exposed pushrods
New Delco Remy ecectric starter motor
3 speed sliding gear direct drive transmission
Hypoid final drive
Rod type mechanical constricting band rear (only) brakes

As this car was a direct competitor to the famous Model T Ford,
She was quite advanced in many ways, mainly drivetrain.
Model T owners had to slide under their car to open oil level taps to determine engine oil level, and of course all had to be hand cranked to start.

GM invented the first oil level dipstick, which this was the first Chev to have this feature, plus GM bought Delco Remy very early on in the century so all electric starter motors were never available to the other American opposition.
GM also bought DuPont (and many other early automotive supply companies) very early on so all of the most famous automotive paints were exclusive to GM as well.

This car is painted in the only colour never to be dropped from the Chevrolet colour chart since the company started called Bow tie blue (same as the famous blue in the early bow tie logo) some call it Chevrolet Blue.

The car was Australian delivered & was built as RHD on the Tarrytown production line in New York, and was shipped here new in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form, and was assembled by Holden in Melbourne.





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Well, close but I can't quite get back to pre WW2. However, my first car was a 1956 Rover 90 bought from Debiens Motor Auctions under HP through Custom Credit Corporation. Picked up the car in the afternoon, and when I came to start my pride and joy next morning, the battery was flat - my first experience of becoming a competent nut and bolt merchant.

That car taught me a lot of things that it never should have done, but that's life and it is what it was and is now. If anyone wants to know more about me and this car, please feel free to nudge me. Regards Styria
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this is my,
1925, Chevrolet Superior K
The Chevvy looks great. Does it have modern pedal arrangement or something different like a model T? From what I understand the first car with the pedal arrangement that we know was a Cadillac, so another GM brand.

Is the radiator cap one of those thermometers that you read the engine temperature from?
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well, close but i can't quite get back to pre ww2. However, my first car was a 1956 rover 90 bought from debiens motor auctions under hp through custom credit corporation. Picked up the car in the afternoon, and when i came to start my pride and joy next morning, the battery was flat - my first experience of becoming a competent nut and bolt merchant.

That car taught me a lot of things that it never should have done, but that's life and it is what it was and is now. If anyone wants to know more about me and this car, please feel free to nudge me. Regards styria
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Old 3rd February 2019, 11:52 AM
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Bryce,
The pedal arrangement on a Model T was always described
“3 pedals on the floor and not one of them is the accelerator”
Model T throttle was on the steering wheel hub.
Forward and reverse was handled by the mechanical hand brake lever, so it had 3 jobs.

The 25 Chev has in this order from left to right
Clutch Throttle Brake

This is actually a fantastic arrangement for heel toeing for double shuffling by using your heel on the throttle (some say double de clutching) as the box is fully crash, no synchros at all.

The ornate radiator cap measures steam temp as water circulates about 6 inches below, it has a winter and summer level, and when water squirts out, you get some air flow happening, or pull over

Yes the mercury is visible from the drivers seat.
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And yet this is about our first pre-war car; not our first car.
Of course that begs the question: which war?
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Ps: Any war in a storm?

I assume we mean the second punic war?




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