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This photograph showing Y1582, provided by Bryan Mellem was taken
outside his parents home in Surrey during
the very harsh winter of 1963.
Bryan recalls that the sea froze along the east coast. The YA was used
daily and always started every morning, this was achieved by full choke then
depressing the float chamber plunger for 10 ticks of the pump and 2 to 3 pulls of the starting handle. In those times the roads were seldom
gritted so one developed a high degree of awareness of the road surface and
wheel grip. Cadence braking was essential, that is to bring the wheels up to a
point of locking and then releasing them to commence again, and this I must say
demanded a strong nerve in an emergency.
braking is something of a fine art.
It is possible to get the car to rock back
and forwards in its natural spring period so that as the car pitched forward so
increasing the front tyre loading maximum braking could be achieved, with
practice this could be precipitated in an instant. Its like double de-clutching
there was far greater skill to driving then especially before the grip of modern
tyres, and ABS.
One other point of interest is my simple but effective de-misters, you
will see the bonnet is wedged partly open, the trouble
was it took a couple of miles to heat up and de ice the wiper blades.
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