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Old humor about Lucas Electric.. systems many ( or most ) British cars used quite a bit, I hear . Much maligned, becoming just about legendary, although no idea if it‘s only a grain of truth that has been blown out of proportion for the sake of humor ..or, if it really was that crappy.. :unsure::oops:

• Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections And Splices.

• The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."

• Lucas--inventor of the first intermittent wiper.

• Lucas--inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.

• The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF.

• The other three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.

• Lucas dip-switch positions: HIGH and BLOW

• The original anti-theft devices--Lucas Electric starters

• Lucas Quality Control often advised the engineering department that their designs had problems with shorting out. Engineering always made the wires a little longer.

• Why do the English drink warm beer? Lucas refrigerators.

• Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, and Joseph Lucas invented the short circuit.
It's true. All of it...have tried the British and the Germans, as well as the Italians. All have their peccadilloes...but...
 

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Temporarily deleted …having technical difficulties with a video 😔

This is driving me batty ! I’m trying to post a funny video ( a TikTok one ) , and I’ve posted videos previously here without any problem, but for some reason I can’t attach this particular clip .. It‘s saved on my iPad but I can’t retrieve it using the below tab bar’s find and select options ( photos or the paper clip icon ) nor using a copy and paste option. It pastes only the url but the link is not enabled . And if you copy and enter that link into a search engine , it won’t open anything .

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Temporarily deleted …having technical difficulties with a video 😔

This is driving me batty ! I’m trying to post a funny video ( a TikTok one ) , and I’ve posted videos previously here without any problem, but for some reason I can’t attach this particular clip .. It‘s saved on my iPad but I can’t retrieve it using the below tab bar’s find and select options ( photos or the paper clip icon ) nor using a copy and paste option. It pastes only the url but the link is not enabled . And if you copy and enter that link into a search engine , it won’t open anything .

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Maybe check the iPad's EGR valve...? Could also be that the gas cap isn't tight.
 

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I have not yet given up on the video, it’s too funny ( and car related ! ) not to share . Maybe one of these days with help from one of my IT-savvy friends I’ll figure it out .
 

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Lol, mine was blue. Had that jacket for years! I can't remember ever being denied entry anywhere.
😁 . Blue is my favorite color, but I remember it was consistently sold out everywhere when I was looking for one. So I bought that “sand“ color, just like the one in the photo. Actually, they were fairly nice jackets ( for those times..) in spite of the cheesy brand name , and the irony considering they sold tens of millions of them ..members only.. :rolleyes:yeah, of an exclusive club of about half of the male population in the U.S.🙃

Unfortunately my jacket shrunk just a few years later . I must have been caught in the rain with it once .. 😜
 

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A very old classic. To all the sports teams fans who say “we” when referring to the team they support, and as “you” when talking to a fan of an opposing team ..

 
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