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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:56 pm 
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this is my other interest/hobby apart from dolomite`s
what others interest and hobbies?


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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:38 pm 
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Location: South Benfleet, Essex
My other automotive hobby / interest, is a much modified & upgraded, 1973 model-year (manufactured in circa late-August or early-September 1972 | first registered in Manchester in mid-November 1972), orange & white, British-specification, right-hand drive, VW 1600 Type 2 Westfalia Continental motor-caravan, which my father bought second-hand in January 1975, with circa 29,000 miles on the odometer, from an Australian medical practitioner from Manchester hospital, that we had met in September 1974, on a campsite adjacent to the Corinth Canal in Southern Greece.

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Forum Index > Bay Window Bus > 41+ Years with a VW Kombi: There's Never Been a Dull Moment!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=651954

Forum Index > Bay Window Bus > 1973 VW 1600 Westfalia - Modifications, Upgrades & Accessories

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=644050

Since 1990, it has featured what is probably the best available, 1968~79 VW Type 2 rear-window wiper system in the World; created by implementing two relatively simple modifications to the GM-SWF cross-over-arm, pantograph rear-window system that was factory-fitted to the early-1980s vintage, Vauxhall Astra Mk.1 estate cars! :D 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:16 pm 
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Motor-vehicle maintenance & modification is not my only hobby!

From an early age, years before I held a driving licence, I developed interests in photography, aircraft and collecting coins of the British Commonwealth, Colonies, Protectorates & Mandates, which include three overseas territories (i.e. Australia, Malta & New Zealand) that manufactured and/or assembled Triumph Toledos & Dolomites.

For those of you too young to remember pre-1971, British & British Colonial currency; NOT 100 new pennies = 1 pound Sterling, here is what we old folk and even more ancient folk dealt with:

1 guinea = 21 shillings (a denomination commonly used by tailors and horse traders)

1 pound / sovereign = 4 crowns = 8 half-crowns = 10 florins = 20 shillings = 40 sixpences = 60 fourpences (i.e. groat) = 80 threepences = 120 twopences (i.e. tuppence) = 240 pennies = 480 half-pennies = 960 farthings = 1,920 half-farthings = 2,880 third-farthings (only in Malta)

1 crown = 5 shillings

1 half-crown = 2½ shillings

1 florin = 2 shillings

1 shilling (i.e. bob or bawbe) = 12 pennies

1 sixpence (i.e. tanner) = 6 pennies

1 fourpence (i.e. groat) = 4 pennies

1 thruppence = 3 pennies

1 tuppence = 2 pennies

1 penny = 4 farthings

If any of you are thinking that a farthing equal to 1/960th of a pound was so long ago, they are not worth mentioning, keep in mind that the last ones were minted in 1956, which is barely 67 years ago!

Even as late as 1957, one-tenth penny coins were still being minted for British West Africa; being equivalent to 1/2400 of a pound. Somewhere in my collection, I think I have a 1936 British West Africa one-tenth penny coin of Edward VIII.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Africa

https://onlinecoin.club/Coins/CoinType/ ... nth_Penny/

https://onlinecoin.club/Coins/CoinType/ ... ward_VIII/

If you are thinking that pre-1971, mainland British coinage is complicated, just wait until you examine the pre-1971 coinage of Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar!

ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_sterling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_pound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey_pound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_pound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar_pound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands_pound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena_pound

The following two links will give further food for thought; especially how vast and influential the British Empire was.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... ish_Empire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... of_Nations

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https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=308177758

Upgraded 1974 Triumph Toledo 1300 (Toledo / Dolomite HL / Sprint hybrid)

Onetime member + magazine editor & technical editor of Volkswagen Type 2 Owners' Club


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:57 pm 
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I restore and repair late 70s/early 80s arcade machines (and associated electronics)

3 of the machines in one of the downstairs sitting rooms:

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