Rusty Old cars

A collection of historic cars from various English speaking parts of the world. We like to drive these vehicles and of course they need regular repairs too. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, but also kayaks and sewing machines.

Read about travel and tinkering with mechanical machines, visit the Rusty daytrips weblog (below) where you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.

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Peugeot 405 boot lock repair

Peugeot 405 boot lock repair

The boot lock on the Peugeot 405 would not open. I suspected an electric problem. After trying many times the lock suddenly opened. I checked connections and oiled the moving parts and all seemed well for a while. Until one day the lock refused to open, no matter what I tried.  I thought of drilling […]

Singer 128 1915

Singer 128 1915

The second machine is a nice Singer 128.  This well used machine comes complete with a manual and a receipt dated 4th of June 1915. Very special. 

Singer Twelve new Family 1898

Singer Twelve new Family 1898

Two Singer sewing machines were very kindly donated to the Rusty collection Sewing Machine section. The first is a Singer Twelve New Family, Manufactured in 1898, making this the latest of our three Twelves.  There’s a well worn manual with this machine and a hand-written letter dated 1955 with instructions how to use this […]

Trabant on the road

Trabant on the road

Though the weather is still cold and wet, the Trabant couldn’t wait to come out to play.    

New Weber 32/36 DGV carburetor for the Jeep CJ

New Weber 32/36 DGV carburetor for the Jeep CJ

It was about time to replace the old Weber 32/36 DGV on the Ford Pinto engine in the Jeep CJ. It still worked, but the car was complicated to start because the electric choke mechanism was broken. I had replaced it with a manual conversion of sorts but starting still required some clever manipulating a manual […]

MGB Safety belts (Safety Fast)

MGB Safety belts (Safety Fast)

Frayed safety belts are not safe enough, so I ordered a kit of inertia reel belts to replace the old fixed belts.   Fitting them was not difficult as the kit came with most of the fittings necessary. Except for one important bracket.  I noticed the inertia reels don’t fit in the existing fixing points. A […]

Trabant final test and pass

Trabant final test and pass

After some tweaking and adjusting we finally took the Trabant to it’s final test and all our work was rewarded with a resounding “Pass”, so as soon as the weather clears, the Trabant can travel the German roads again with improvements like: all new brakes and brakelines, welded floors, rustproofing and emergency flashers.   

Eelde Classics show

Eelde Classics show

Lots of nice cars, trucks and busses at this show. 

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Austin A55 knutselwerkjes

Austin A55 knutselwerkjes

Na een paar maanden wennen aan onze “nieuwe” Austin Pickup werd het tijd voor een uitgebreide beurt, met olie verversen, doorsmeren enzovoorts. Ook kwam er een APK aan. Dat vind ik altijd spannend met een onbekende auto.   Er kwam een nieuw luchtfilter op  omdat het oude was nogal zwart was en uur in de wind […]

Austin Club Holland: klein maar fijn

Austin Club Holland: klein maar fijn

Het gaat bij deze club om de wat grotere voor-oorlogse Austin Modellen, zoals de Ten, Twelve en meer, van voor 1950. De bescheiden groep leden voelt meer als een goed op elkaar ingewerkte vriendengroep. Dat betekent niet dat nieuwe leden niet welkom worden geheten.  Zelf hebben we al jaren een Ten, maar ik was […]