gavinparson

« Reply #1678 on: Jan 05, 2016, 3:05 pm »
 
Petrol station in the Philippines.

« Reply #1677 on: Jan 05, 2016, 9:24 am »
 
1958, Cotswolds,  wind handle one way to fill, then the other way to pump into car. It took ages, but you DID have the enjoyment if watching the little fan spin as the fuel went in to your car. Days when you actually SAW petrol, rather than just smell it or here a faint gurgle. THOSE were good times eh?!!!!!!!!
About 3/6pence a GALLON, but you did only earn * per week😏 About 4p per litre!!!
We are STILL far better off NOW  but only financially i fear.
« Last Edit: Jan 05, 2016, 9:32 am by Nick Flint »
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

« Reply #1676 on: Jan 05, 2016, 9:07 am »
 
I remember my Dad pulling into a garage in the 70s where the pump was operated with a big lever.
I can remember those manually operated pumps (unfortunately!!) and the "sight glass" which had to be full "before delivery" wasn't there an impellor thing that used to spin round as the fuel was delivered?

« Reply #1675 on: Jan 05, 2016, 7:18 am »
 
    These are still common in rural Thailand




Screw it onto a 50 gallon drum,fill the glass to the required amount
with hand pump,and gravity feed into your vehicle.
Simple

gavinparson

« Reply #1674 on: Jan 05, 2016, 6:18 am »
 
I remember my Dad pulling into a garage in the 70s where the pump was operated with a big lever.

« Reply #1673 on: Jan 05, 2016, 12:46 am »
 
No.

« Reply #1672 on: Jan 04, 2016, 10:42 pm »
 
Talking of fuel, remember when you bought petrol like this??!!

Kip

« Reply #1671 on: Jan 04, 2016, 7:21 pm »
 
That has got to be unbelievably inefficient.
Surprised it's not towing a fuel bowser.
Kip

« Reply #1670 on: Jan 04, 2016, 6:34 pm »
 
Got my Rib ready for Porthmadog 2016!!


« Reply #1668 on: Dec 31, 2015, 6:13 pm »
 
I wondered if you got caught in that!  Something serious will need doing with that road at some point. This weather is amazing, I stood by the Severn and got blown over, all the flooring got whipped out of the craft by the wind. No hovering today. But at least the flood banks are doing their job, I do feel for those who have been suffering in the past few weeks.
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

« Reply #1667 on: Dec 31, 2015, 4:08 pm »
 

Caught on camera this afternoon whilst driving down the 4 mile old military road "bypass" for the A83 (which is closed due to landslides - yet again!).  Was a 25min wait but better than the alternative - a 40 mile detour.


This old road (single track) has been used so often over the last few years that it's been completely  resurfaced!

Story is HERE.

« Reply #1666 on: Dec 31, 2015, 2:55 pm »
 
Oh Gazza we are on a slow inexorable  downward path!
Well Done! 🐖💨 (pig breaks wind)
« Last Edit: Dec 31, 2015, 3:54 pm by Nick Flint »
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

« Reply #1665 on: Dec 31, 2015, 1:08 pm »
 

« Reply #1664 on: Dec 31, 2015, 1:04 pm »
 
Meals on wheels.