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What Happens to I T is often a puzzle to know Old Commercial what happens to old commer Vehicles cial vehicles or to what uses they can be put. Many, undoubtedly, go to the breakers for spares or scrap, but one occasionally sees conversions to caravans, whilst bodies are sometimes used as summer houses or outbuildings, and engines for stationary work driving farm implements, dynamos, for fairs, etc. It would be interesting to learn from our readers of any unusual applkations for old vehicles or parts. £24
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times be Provided by Southwick (Sussex) man, the Invisible . . . was demonstrated on the Sussex Downs a short time ago. Vehicle lamps equipped with the device gave sufficient light for the negotiation of the tricky road up Ditchling Beacon, but they could not be seen by watchers above. In the event of war such an invention would permit the free movement of traffic in our towns without any fear of attracting the attention of enemy aircraft. The Royal Show CHATS with many people at Proves a Fruitful the Royal Show at Windsor
Field indicated that, considering the political situation, trade was iernarkably good, many definite orders and good in; quiries have been received by implement exhibitors, particularly for large and small tractors, whilst the one exhibitor of commercial vehicles also appeared to be fully satisfied.
Interesting Results r ELL-FACED piston rings cram Using Cell-faced %•-• were introduced about a
Rings . . . year ago by the Wellworthy concern, and data as to their performance in operation are now available. An aircraft-engine maker has standardized them, but they are just as suitable for vehicle engines. The rings have a honeycomb surface, which retains oil, facilitates bedding-in and prevents blow-by. After 20,000 miles' running, the rings have been shown to retain a considerable amount of the cell-face surface. It assists, again, in bedding-in on reassembly. There is no doubt that the process gives longer ring and cylinder life and reduces oil consumption.
Foolish and Possibly IDIORACTICAL jokes are often Dangerous Practical I dangerous. In one case, a Joke . . lorry driver entered his cab, and when he leant back was suddenly blown out of his seat. Investigation showed that a sealed milk bottle filled with gunpowder had been wired to the battery and placed behind the squab, with the wires so arranged that they made contact when the squab was depressed. The force was-sufficient to blow out the back panel of the cab. Such a trick might easily have resulted in serious injury to the driver, apart from shock.