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Discovered why some Jabsco pumps are "PAR" pumps..... 

It stems from the names of the guys who made them originally many years ago, Peters and Russell.  Those guys really knew how to make quality gear, I still use them, would never buy anything else as long as they are still available.

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6 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Do Elves require much in the way of servicing ?

Is that not 'Elvist' by just providing service for one part of the community, what about the Faries, etc ?

Unkgnome.

MG,  Morris Garages.

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58 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Do Elves require much in the way of servicing ?

Is that not 'Elvist' by just providing service for one part of the community, what about the Faries, etc ?

There's a guy works down the chip shop thinks he's Elvist.

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2 hours ago, hughc said:

And PRM comes from Percy Riley Motors the first boxes were adaptations of the Riley Nine gearbox I believe.

Gawd - if I'd knwn I would not bought one - silly really as Rileys were good cars and good looking too - but I don't think the gearboxes were that special..

1 hour ago, mrsmelly said:

DB............Aston Martin.........David Brown

Made his name in gearboxes - dunno when the cars started.

Could  be a disagreable man.....

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4 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

ASDA comes from "Associated Dairies"

No it doesn't (ish):

 

"In 1965, the Asquith brothers approached Associated Dairies to run the butchery departments within their small store chain. A merger was proposed and the Asquiths' business was joined with Noel Stockdale's to form a new company, Asda (Asquith + Dairies) (capitalised from 1985)"

 

 

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Mars bars were developed by Forrest Mars

 

The fast freezing of food was developed by Clarence Birdseye

 

The manufacturer of Matchbox toys, Lesney, was founded by a Rodney and a Leslie

 

Tim

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2 hours ago, OldGoat said:

Gawd - if I'd knwn I would not bought one - silly really as Rileys were good cars and good looking too - but I don't think the gearboxes were that special..

Made his name in gearboxes - dunno when the cars started.

Could  be a disagreable man.....

David Brown bough the established Aston Martin in 1947

 

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

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