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Just came across this thread, very nice. My first car ever was an identical Humber staff car, bought at a scrap yard in Borden in 1957. It cost five pounds, start her up and drive away, no problems. I was in the REME at Borden, 17 years old, no licence, no insurance, no registration, Oh the good old days! We actually bought 2 for five pounds each. My mate rolled his on a trip to Scotland (that's how good they were) and I gave him mine when I was posted to Singapore. BTW there were about 15 Austin sevens lined up, five pounds each, drive away. Baz

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Humber is at the show, outside the RASC RCT tent. Military & Flying Machines show from 2,3&4 Aug.

Keith

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Hi... I'm restoring a Humber Box. Just found out that the engine valve seats are very corroded. The outlet valve seats are hardened inserts and cannot be ground. You mentioned you were taking your engine to be rebuilt. Can the workshop you use replace valve seats?

Cheers

Chris

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have this sat in the back of the garage sadly dosent get used a lot

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Now thats a beauty, I like that one very much :) Did you restore it yourself?

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I've said it before but ...It'll wear saying again :) .....

That's a lovely car :) ...can I ask why does she have (seemingly?) very wide wheels and tyres ? are they a fitting used by the Army during the War ? North Africa perhaps? ..........they do look to me like desert tyres ?...

anyways ! a very nice motor and surprised no-ones taken your arm off for her I would have thought that's a fair price for such a nice condition car and with history :)

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Thanks Bob. Yes there sand tyres, Wide as to not sink into the sand, the one with the xxxxx is the type on the Humber. We had a few buyers let us down. Dreamers.

I think its a good price as we have lowered it from £12,000 to £10,900.

sand tyre.jpg

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I am interested to Humber, I sent you a message, I do not know if you came, send me your email I'll answer in private

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Fellows,

I thought that this would be a good place to put this ad however moderator please move my post if it is not appropriate. I have a 1946 Humber Snipe, Super Snipe and Pullman owners handbook. The outside cover is a bit worn but the pages inside are all there and in good condition. If anyone needs such a handbook for their restoration, please Pm me.

Cheers

John

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