Rusty Old cars

A selection 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.

Here you can see some posts from the RustyDaytrips.nl weblog:

Wolseley 1500 Summer fun club run in the sun

Wolseley 1500 Summer fun club run in the sun

It was a fine day for a drive in our Wolseley 1500. There were many different types of Austin, Morris, Riley, MG, Jaguar, Rover and Wolseley cars. 

Wolseley 18/89s gear shift mechanism fix

Wolseley 18/89s gear shift mechanism fix

The old Wolseley used to have a so- called ” Cable Change” mechanism to connect the gear lever to the gearbox. This worked fine, but at some point we changed the engine and gearbox to a late version. This later version uses a ” Rod Change” . This is the same system used on Mini’s, […]

Austin Ten Conway oil change and brake service

Austin Ten Conway oil change and brake service

It seemed the brakes on the Ten needed cleaning and adjustment. While up on the ramp I cleaned up the chassis a bit too after an oil change and a dirty session with the grease gun.  Got a new top hose too. This seems to be a rather heavy duty item. I thought it didn’t […]

Angerse Midzomer rit 2021

Angerse Midzomer rit 2021

A run with the local classic vehicle club. The Austin must have been the oldest car around. A great variety of vehicles turned up: cars, tractors, mopeds and motorcycles.   

Beaver and paddle day

Beaver and paddle day

A placid Summer day on the river.  This beaver was swimming lazy circles around the kayak. It looked a bit small to me, but when it slapped the water with his flat tail, I was sure this was a beaver. While floating past some bushes I heard a few more, but they didn’t show themselves.  […]

MGB GT service

MGB GT service

The orange MGB was slightly overdue for a service. Because of the covid-restrictions the car had not been used much, but still I try to change the oil every two years, check the brakes and grease all lubrication points. Also it was another good reason to practice lifting skills.  And of course there was a […]

Austin Seven special broken dynamo bearing

Austin Seven special broken dynamo bearing

I noticed a strange noise while driving the Seven. It seemed to emanate from the front of the engine.  After removing the fanbelt I found that the itself was fine, but the dynamo definitely was difficult to turn and the front bearing seemed shot. I keep a spare dynamo with the Wolseley, so I decided […]

Mini Van universal drive boot change and service

Mini Van universal drive boot change and service

Now, with a four post lift installed in the shed it should be easier to work on those low cars. The mini Van is the lowest of the bunch, so it seemed appropriate to start with a job that came up after the safety test. Yes it failed because the rubber boot on our five […]

Meander Monday

Meander Monday

Suddenly it’s summer after some dark and rainy weeks.   

Achterhoekse Oldtimer rit 2021

Achterhoekse Oldtimer rit 2021

The first classic car event for our Wolseley 1500 turned out to be a beautiful day. The car behaved well and the run took us through some very scenic areas. 

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