Disabling motorcars during world War two

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by rarmour, May 24, 2019.

  1. rarmour

    rarmour New Member

    can anyone remind me if it was the law to remove the distributor rotor arm if a car was parked so it couldn't be used by the enemy. I can remember my dad doing it on our Austin 10 sometime around 1956! Was this a carryover from the war.?
  2. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    I do remember that cars were put up on blocks, to take the weight off the tyres, which otherwise would end up flattened on one side - square wheels!

    We bought our first car (a Standard Ten) in 1959, from a priest who had laid it up during the war. The old chap converted the £35 we paid into gin, which he took back to his housekeeper.
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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