March 2

Have I acquired a murderous mechanical vintage beastie? Reading the manuals you tell me….

Without spending too much time explaining this immediate discovery, I’m going to list some of the bizarre wording from 1933 Austin Cars sales booklets and mechnical instructions….. words like :-

Strangler, Choke, Throttle….. Accumulator, Regulator, Commutator. “Don’t be cruel to the Starter” Strainer, Shifting spanner, Banjo, “The strangler knob should be IN all the way”!!!! Naked Lights, “Horn becomes uncertain, giving only a choking sound” Drumming of the Mud Wings, Frictional Characturistics, “a backlash between the Worm and Worm-wheel”

My goodness, with that lot, I could write a novel……………


ATDC, Austin 10, driving manuals, pre-war cars, vintage cars, Weird words

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