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  1. The Nash-Healey made all too small a dot in...

    The Nash-Healey made all too small a dot in sporting car history, Roger...

    A real shame but probably inevitable with the fragility of the Nash company and the ocean between Healey and the...
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    An interesting sidelight to these Barracudas... ...

    An interesting sidelight to these Barracudas...

    They used a unique version of the A833 4-speed gearbox, this one had an all-alloy case which was coated with something (iron filings?) which made...
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    The '300SLR', of course, is one of the...

    The '300SLR', of course, is one of the streamliner W196s...
  4. I won't lay claim to knowing an awful lot about...

    I won't lay claim to knowing an awful lot about them, Roger...

    But I know where to look. I really do fancy the Nash-Healey, which was used in the original film 'Sabrina". That film, when old and...
  5. Getting to the specifics of the Andy Rosenberger...

    Getting to the specifics of the Andy Rosenberger Nash Healey, in 1956 it was fitted with a Packard V8.

    These were a new engine from 1955 and came in capacities of 320, 352 and 374 cubic inches....
  6. It's not hard to see why Healey was looking...

    It's not hard to see why Healey was looking towards a V8 at that time...

    Cunningham was appearing at Le Mans with the ohv Cadillac V8 and Chrysler were about to announce their first Hemi V8s,...
  7. Originally the Nash-Healey was a 3.8-litre...

    Originally the Nash-Healey was a 3.8-litre pushrod ohv inline six...

    Healey. apparently, had intended using a V8 and the engine bay was big enough to accommodate one. But instead he sourced the...
  8. Jackie Cooper was actually a bit of a star as a...

    Jackie Cooper was actually a bit of a star as a child actor in the famous "Our Gang" or "Little Rascals" short movies of the twenties and early thirties...

    These were comedies, with the humour...
  9. I used to watch the whole half-hour every Friday...

    I used to watch the whole half-hour every Friday night...

    Except for the time my parents went out for the night and left us in the care of my grumpy aunt. She made us go to bed at 7:30, just as...
  10. Youngsters! ...

    Youngsters!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tKgbiog5q4
  11. So there we have the People's Choice...

    So there we have the People's Choice...
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    $6,000? The Chrysler Hemi and, presumably,...

    $6,000?

    The Chrysler Hemi and, presumably, 18-spline A833 would be worth a lot more than that now.
  13. Thread: A Request

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    No, a far more prominent car than his... But...

    No, a far more prominent car than his...

    But not a prominent driver at all.
  14. Thread: A Request

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    Yes, that's the first two all right... One of...

    Yes, that's the first two all right...

    One of only about four times that young Douglas turned out in that car. He surprised Macrow in this race, with Peter trying to crowd him at the next corner...
  15. Thread: A Request

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    I think this is 1977... ANF2 and ANF3 cars in...

    I think this is 1977...

    ANF2 and ANF3 cars in frame.
  16. Thread: A Request

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    Hume Weir, Milan...

    Hume Weir, Milan...
  17. Thread: A Request

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    I can see I've been misunderstood... He only...

    I can see I've been misunderstood...

    He only posts on TNF the photos he can't identify. All of the pics get put on Facebook and we only get the ones (on TNF) which are put there to burden us with...
  18. Thread: A Request

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    I also fully appreciate what Milan has said...

    I also fully appreciate what Milan has said here...

    We have a situation on TNF where someone with a Facebook page about a circuit posts photos to get the identity of the cars and drivers. He...
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    Both Jerry Entin and Pierre Phillips made me feel...

    Both Jerry Entin and Pierre Phillips made me feel most welcome when I visited the US in 2012...

    Pierre's career covered a wide range of cars, I recall talking to him about his Lola T140 and he had...
  20. Thread: The Cheetah

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    Yes, he did... Here's a photo of Jerry taken...

    Yes, he did...

    Here's a photo of Jerry taken more recently. It was 2012 and, unlike every other photo taken of him, he's smiling:

    https://i.postimg.cc/3NDyRXjS/0721fr2012jerryandjanet.jpg
    ...
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    Later still acquired by John Dawson-Damer and...

    Later still acquired by John Dawson-Damer and restored to original condition, with the exception of the gearbox because he couldn't find the right ZF unit. I think (I'm not at home so can't check...
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    While Benz and Mercedes were close at that time,...

    While Benz and Mercedes were close at that time, they weren't to merge until 1926.
  23. We know it was when Bob was there working on the...

    We know it was when Bob was there working on the car in December, 1970...

    But now it seems it may not have been on the front page either. I might have to give up this pursuit.

    Oh, yeah, while...
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    Many car makers benefited from the war years... ...

    Many car makers benefited from the war years...

    Their manufacturing facilities were going full-time making munitions, aircraft parts and the like. Packard built lots of Rolls-Royce Merlin engines,...
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    It must have been fun racing that 1912 model in...

    It must have been fun racing that 1912 model in 1909!
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