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Who remembers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    1960 ish the servo where I worked we had a after hours two bob in the slot (up to ten coins) petrol dispensing bowser.
    Back then standard grade fuel cost two and eleven pence + 1 halfpenny a GALLON , ( I cant remember how to type this value in numerals ? ) :eek:
    All was good for late motorists until we found the amount of fuel dispensed didn't match coins in the cash box :confused:
    Turns out if you swung the hose like a skipping rope a trickle of fuel would fill a 1 gallon tin in about 5 minutes, as we all rode motor cycles those days
    you could get a few days of free fuel, the bowers was modified shortly after.
     
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  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Old school parking meters

    I was a service mechanic on the road after my apprenticeship
    Use to carry a paddle pop stick in the pen slot of your work shirt
    Slip it in the meter at 45 degrees
    Never paid for parking in 3 years

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  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    .....when footy players “ran the bins”
    Yup, first grade players would collect garbage bins, the galv. steel ones and often two at a time, run to catch up to the slowly moving truck, empty them into the truck, return the bins and lids , then move on down the street.
    A time when we used to leave a few long necks out for the garbos at Christmas time to say,
    “thanks for not running over my bin, or flattening the lid...”:D
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Yeah;). Used to leave 6 long necks on the bins at christmas;). Back before whiz bins. When you just got a small bin 2 x a week with an extra on one day:(.
    Cheers
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had one like this in the Commonwealth Trading Bank, Martin Place & Pitt Street Sydney for many years ..... you got a please explain if you clocked off after 5.07pm as @ 5.08pm you were entitled to 15 minutes overtime which required prior approval.

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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Had the same one at Hoover

    in 4 years I only got about four 40hr pay packets

    :(:(:(
     
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  7. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    C3CA87F6-A3DD-4073-8368-39F08889DD50.jpeg Who remembers the early alarm systems in their Kombi .... Mercury switches ...[ATTACH=full
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember Cobra alarms but have never had one in any kombi :rolleyes:
    If I’m concerned, I pocket the rotor button for the night.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  9. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    My father in - law did that every night - it sat on the coffee table . He owned a Datsun 120y.
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Why bother?;) Rolled my mums doing a reverse 180 turn in 74. Not so flash a vehicle:(.
    Cheers
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Lazy bugger! Should have turned up more often;)!
    Cheers
     
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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah yes the ol' Cobra alarm ..... never put one in a VW or other car until late 1983 & it ended up being a waste of money :confused: ..... never used one again.
    Used this in the VW's when I was concerned where it was left -

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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How many of these were swept up in Hoyts Theatres -

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  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Little red balls -

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  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Licorice Delight -

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  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those were the days :) ..... footy players had a full time job ;) ..... scrums were contested & second row feeds penalised :rolleyes: - one reason I no longer have any interest in Rugby League :D.
     
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ......and Redskins ! probably can’t say that these days......:eek:
    Cobbers, Pollywaffles and Milkos... so much good stuff that was bad for us !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Crook-lok.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Rolling a jaffa down the cinema on the old wooden floors,:eek:What fun that was when I was a young kid:D and how annoying it would be for others watching the picture and listening to the jaffa roll and drop down the floor levels.
     
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  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    “Someone” in our group used to chuck one into the big fans either side to the screen....
    Sheesh, we used to do dumb stuff .....but we never hurt anyone and had a great laugh along the way.
    ......and Chicos.....but they’re probably culturally inappropriate now, too.....little brown chocolate flavoured jubes , shaped like people.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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