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16 hours ago
ado16.info club desk

Iceland National Day

Today’s celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Iceland (Íslenski þjóðhátíðardagurinn) is more of an update of the ADO16 situation there than anything else...

...Thelma had hoped that her Mark III, Austin 1300 could have been restored despite some major suspension problems and extensive rust but shockingly the car literally fell off the back of a lorry whilst en route to the restoration garage – examination after terrible accident concluded the Austin to be way beyond economic repair and sadly it has been scrapped – it was understood to be the last running ADO16 in Iceland.

We had been aware of a blue Mark II, Austin 1300 but this was also deemed to be beyond economic repair and was also scrapped – although parts of the car do continue to survive!

Finally, 10-years ago there was a running white Mark III, Austin 1300 – it does at least survive but is now kept in a museum.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Iceland National Day Today’s celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Iceland (Íslenski þjóðhátíðardagurinn) is more of an update of the ADO16 situation there than anything else... ...Thelma had hoped that her Mark III, Austin 1300 could have been restored despite some major suspension problems and extensive rust but shockingly the car literally fell off the back of a lorry whilst en route to the restoration garage – examination after terrible accident concluded the Austin to be way beyond economic repair and sadly it has been scrapped – it was understood to be the last running ADO16 in Iceland. We had been aware of a blue Mark II, Austin 1300 but this was also deemed to be beyond economic repair and was also scrapped – although parts of the car do continue to survive! Finally, 10-years ago there was a running white Mark III, Austin 1300 – it does at least survive but is now kept in a museum. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

ADO16 Lubrication – Duckhams Oil

Following our Mintex posts, we turn today to Duckhams Oil who played a special part in lubrication for the ADO16...

...Alexander Duckham was born in 1877; he became a chemist and businessman, and was best known for the development of machine lubricants setting up his own company, Alexander Duckham & Co, in Millwall in 1899. He died in 1945 by which time Duckhams had assumed a dominant position for the supply of lubricants and corrosion inhibitors to the motor industry in Britain and other markets.

In 1951 Duckhams invented Europe’s first ever Multi grade oil, Duckhams Q – it would change the face of automotive lubricants forever and then by working with Morris and the BMC further development led to the production of Q20W-50 oil. It was this Q20W-50 that could cope with the shear factors involved in lubricating both an engine and gearbox from the same sump that essentially allowed Issigonis to develop the Mini and the ADO16 with the transverse A-series engine.

In 1968, Duckhams was taken over by BP but they continued to produce oil with its distinctive green hue; and it’s still available to this very day.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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ADO16 Lubrication – Duckhams Oil Following our Mintex posts, we turn today to Duckhams Oil who played a special part in lubrication for the ADO16... ...Alexander Duckham was born in 1877; he became a chemist and businessman, and was best known for the development of machine lubricants setting up his own company, Alexander Duckham & Co, in Millwall in 1899. He died in 1945 by which time Duckhams had assumed a dominant position for the supply of lubricants and corrosion inhibitors to the motor industry in Britain and other markets. In 1951 Duckhams invented Europe’s first ever Multi grade oil, Duckhams Q – it would change the face of automotive lubricants forever and then by working with Morris and the BMC further development led to the production of Q20W-50 oil. It was this Q20W-50 that could cope with the shear factors involved in lubricating both an engine and gearbox from the same sump that essentially allowed Issigonis to develop the Mini and the ADO16 with the transverse A-series engine. In 1968, Duckhams was taken over by BP but they continued to produce oil with its distinctive green hue; and it’s still available to this very day. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Used this in the 70s 80s.

Model Series – MM Toys – Vanden Plas Princess 1100

Our model series continues with another Telsalda connected company – MM Toys of Hong Kong...

...there weren’t many models of the Vanden Plas Princess 1100 but MM Toys with model No.56 produced one which was available in a couple of colours and featured friction drive – to some extent though, you’d have to know the ADO16 quite well to recognise the car; it wasn’t the most accurate of representations!

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Model Series – MM Toys – Vanden Plas Princess 1100 Our model series continues with another Telsalda connected company – MM Toys of Hong Kong... ...there weren’t many models of the Vanden Plas Princess 1100 but MM Toys with model No.56 produced one which was available in a couple of colours and featured friction drive – to some extent though, you’d have to know the ADO16 quite well to recognise the car; it wasn’t the most accurate of representations! We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of almost 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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This week’s cover image – one of the best things British Leyland did for the ADO16 as the new corporation began to do away with badge engineering was to give us the 1300 GT – a number of SOF registered cars went to the press, and if you were one of the lucky journalists to get behind the wheel of such a trend setting car with a free revving A-series engine boasting 70bhp coupled to a close ratio gearbox, well it what be rude to not have some fun!

My favourite colour and would have to be a mk one as well with the MG/ Riley style dash and black acoustic panels in the rear quarters 😍

With a Mk1 Capri in the background ?

This week’s cover image – one of the best things British Leyland did for the ADO16 as the new corporation began to do away with badge engineering was to give us the 1300 GT – a number of SOF registered cars went to the press, and if you were one of the lucky journalists to get behind the wheel of such a trend setting car with a free revving A-series engine boasting 70bhp coupled to a close ratio gearbox, well it what be rude to not have some fun! ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – one of the best things British Leyland did for the ADO16 as the new corporation began to do away with badge engineering was to give us the 1300 GT – a number of SOF registered cars went to the press, and if you were one of the lucky journalists to get behind the wheel of such a trend setting car with a free revving A-series engine boasting 70bhp coupled to a close ratio gearbox, well it what be rude to not have some fun!

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Loved the car Mine was orange SGC 5OL

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