Saturday, December 1, 2012

Parts of the 'Ford Model A', Atale, Sri Lanka.

The floor-board - Gear and hand-brake levers, starter button, clutch-pedal, accelerator-pedal  and  brake-pedal.
The starter motor with the mechanical link to the starter button on the floor.

The dynamo which delivered 6 Volts has been replaced by an alternator.

The high-tension current distributor giving an interrupted current to the spark-plugs.
 The fascination of old technology caught me when I inspected this car manufactured by Ford in 1928, in the UK. The controls on the floor-board had the accelerator placed between the clutch and brake pedals. The starter button was foot-operated and had a mechanical link to the starter motor. The distributer cap was sitting on a side of the engine.

Friday, November 30, 2012

'Ford Model A' of Birmingham, UK, Manufactured 1928

Front view.

Starter handle.

Luggage carrier behind the spare tyre.

The 'Ford' logo in front.
The 'running board'.
Manufactured in the UK in 1928, and named 'Ford Model A', it was first registered in Ceylon in 1931 this car is still in running condition. The owner told me that this was the earliest model to come with electric head-lights powered by a 6 Volt battery. The earlier model had carbide head-lamps.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Environs of the Parliament Complex, Kotte, Sri Lanka.

Foot-paths for strollers.

The Parliament.

The new highway behind the Parliament Complex.
War memorial in front of the Parliament.
Colombo is becoming more and more beautiful day by day. The new highway behind the parliament has a foot-path for strollers which would become popular in times to come. The serenity and peace here is fantastic.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Trade Fare at the BMICH, Colombo.


Trinkets on sale by a Chinese national.

Furniture for sale.

In the grounds.
A Trade Fare was held in the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Hall of the BMICH Complex. Some pictures I took there are shown above.

Sunday, November 25, 2012