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PhilipInCoventry
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166 of 169  Tue 1st Oct 2019 11:12pm  
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Hi Prof Wave My dad’s Minx with me facing the wrong way in the driver’s seat.
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Prof
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167 of 169  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 5:07pm  
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Nice one, Philip. My dad was a coach trimmer, which meant as the cars came off the production line he fitted the extras, could be windscreen, or other adjustments to the basic model. Edited by member, 2nd Oct 2019 5:08 pm
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168 of 169  Tue 15th Oct 2019 8:50pm  
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Hillman factory 1928
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RogerN
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169 of 169  Sat 19th Oct 2019 7:13pm  
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This is what really impressed the visitors from the garage industry. This part of the Telfer Line was at head height. At floor level and on hydraulic lifting were the front suspension, engine, gearbox, radiator, propshaft, back axle and rear suspension. The body would arrive above this station. Run taps up all the threads to ensure these were clear as these were likely to have ingested travel debris - the body had been built, painted and trimmed by Pressed Steel at Cowley and then transported by road up to Ryton. Then the hydraulic rams lifted the assemblies up into position and a minute or so later all the assemblies were bolted in place - this would have taken a garage hours and it did impress them. The bodies were all jig built so the front suspension - again jig built at Stoke - came with the correct shims to get the camber angle right. Freddy Burgwin worked on this part of the Minx line and I played rugby with him for Rootes RUFC - happy memories.
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