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Selwyn Times: September 26, 2017

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30 Tuesday September 26 2017 Latest Christchurch news at MY PRIDE AND JOY SELWYN TIMES Agricultural machinery of the past Selwyn Motor Fest Sunday 26 November: 10am - 3pm Bringing power to the farm In the 1900s, the International Harvester Company was a household name in farming, manufacturing amongst other things, trucks and agricultural machinery including a stationary motor. Michael who enjoys preserving old technology and introducing his children to the way things were once done, purchased his 1926 Model M 3 horse-power stationary motor a year ago. He says his children find the simplicity of early 1900s machinery intriguing. Stationary motors were used for tasks such as pumping water and powering milking machines on dairy farms. It was a time before people had electricity. The motor has a two pot chamber at the top. The first is filled with petrol to start the machine then kerosene flows over from the second chamber and pumps through to keep the motor running. Using kerosene was more economical than petrol, which was expensive at the time. Michael says the motor has been restored in the past so is quite presentable albeit minus a few parts. He purchased it to accompany a vacuum pump produced by Mason and Porter Company (now known as Masport), which would have been used for running a dairy milking machine. 1948 International KB3 truck. The truck’s wooden flat deck was retrofitted for farm work. Decommissioned to the farm After years of service as a Cadbury’s chocolate delivery vehicle, Michael’s 1948 International KB3 red truck is still providing good service. These trucks were first sold as a cab and chassis so before being put to work on the chocolate run, a van body was fitted on the back. When decommissioned from Cadbury’s in the 1980s, a wooden flat deck was fitted for service on a farm with the truck spending 10 years in Ashburton before Michael purchased it and brought it to Selwyn. The truck has a flathead straight 6 motor and green diamond engine. Different colours were given to the various engines depending on their cc rating and this one is a 214 cubic inch, GD 214 and 3,495 cc. The truck, which is in its original condition, is still handy on the land. Michael says it is not the sort of vehicle you would drive in a hurry given its top speed of 70 kph. He takes the truck into Lincoln and Rolleston but hardly any further though says it is warranted and has been reliable. “It’s a great vehicle for young people to learn to drive in, due to its simplicity and the need to learn gears. It is the old style of doubleclutching when changing gear, a gear box once fondly referred to as a crash box,” explains Michael. Selwyn Motor Fest The stationary motor, vacuum pump and 1948 International KB3 red truck will be on display at the Selwyn Motor Fest, to be held in Rolleston on Sunday, 26 November, from 10am until 3pm. To learn more, email: crcraig.watson@ or call 027 807 2097. Vacuum pump. Stationary motor. 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday September 26 2017 31 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS An enthusiasm for panelbeating Pop in and see us today! R O Jones Panelbeaters: 107 St Asaph Street in the city centre Laycock’s Collision Centre: 17 Epsom Road, Sockburn Scott Jefcoate has a passion for panel beating and doing the job properly, something he fosters in his staff at Laycock’s Collision Repairs and R O Jones Panelbeaters. “The team’s exceptional. They’re enthusiastic about their vocation, working hard and always wanting to send vehicles out looking like new,” says Scott who owns and operates both panel beating businesses. Scott’s team are all I-CAR trained, participating in off-site industry standard job training. Within the business, there is a culture of passing on knowledge with the older panel beaters fostering the development of the younger recruits, while jobs are allocated according to a person’s skills. Scott is young, enthusiastic and loves the challenges of running two very successful, well-established and recognised panel beating firms. His friendly approach coupled with a keen and supportive team across the two branches, are just two reasons for the success of his operation. The two panel beating outlets are well placed to serve the people of Christchurch as well as surrounding areas with R O Jones Panelbeaters right in the centre of the city and Laycock’s Collision Repairs conveniently located in Sockburn, just a stone’s throw away for Selwyn residents. Both offer a full service of collision repairs, general panel beating and spray painting for all motor vehicles, including commercial fleets. Whether you need a few scratches touched up, a dent knocked back into shape or a fuller panel work, they have the skill and equipment to complete the task, with spray bake ovens at both outlets and fully qualified staff who can tackle any job from small to large, getting your wheels back on the road as quickly as within a week. If you are unlucky enough to get a ding to your vehicle or be in an accident leaving you without a car, take it straight to R O Jones Panelbeaters or Laycock’s Collision Repairs where they will assist you in arranging a claim with your insurance company, then sorting out the damage assessment and paperwork before undertaking a speedy repair. Just drop your vehicle off at either Laycock’s Collision Repairs or R O Jones Panelbeaters, or organise to have it towed there. They work with all insurance companies. If needing wheels while the work is being carried out, they can help with this too. They have a large fleet of loan vehicles available for use. • Two great locations • Collision repair specialists • Free loan cars and vans • Insurance repairs, smash repairs, rust repairs, fibreglassing • From motorbikes to horse floats • No job is too big or small • Open most Saturday mornings for customer convenience For the services of a panel beater or spray painter, call 0800 ROJONES to be put through to the best outlet for you. Alternatively, email or, and to learn more visit You will find Laycock’s Collision Centre at 17 Epsom Road, Sockburn and R O Jones Panelbeaters at 107 St Asaph Street in the city centre. “We’re here to help when your vehicle is in a bad way,” adds Scott. Specialists in Collision Repairs From small dings to major repairs BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER 107 St Asaph St, City Central PH 0800 RO JONES 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213