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  1. Thread: Bucklers!

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    The bonnet scoop went when the overhead valve...

    The bonnet scoop went when the overhead valve 1470 cc engine was fitted. The mesh stone guards on the lights were on it when I had it, they came in a box of spares.
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    Cracked the 1 1/2 million views, by quite some...

    Cracked the 1 1/2 million views, by quite some margin Ray!
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    I meant car #24 Ray.

    I meant car #24 Ray.
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    in post 4246. what is the big engine needing the...

    in post 4246. what is the big engine needing the extra intakes? Perhaps the Lotus Buick??
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    If it really isn't allowed to use the brake...

    If it really isn't allowed to use the brake components, the casting in the Wilwood is almost a direct copy of the Ford 100E one used by many constructors in period. I have one in my Morgan, most...
  6. UK, IF you register your car as "Historic" status...

    UK, IF you register your car as "Historic" status you can choose to not have MOT (equivalent of WOF).There are a lot of rules relating to originality, no engine swaps, wheel changes etc which mean...
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    Pristine now! It was fixed very quickly at...

    Pristine now! It was fixed very quickly at Jordan Racing team.
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    Only because I was curious Ray! The body on the...

    Only because I was curious Ray! The body on the Alton looks very like a Mistral and the badge on the front very like a Buckler one!
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    I have been looking at the lead car in post 4201...

    I have been looking at the lead car in post 4201 that you have as a Maserati. The badge on the front is not a Maserati. I think I know what it is, but DVLA shows it as an "Alton Sports, 1958 3781...
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    That helmet in post 4203 I would hazard a guess...

    That helmet in post 4203 I would hazard a guess as Duncan Pittaway.
  11. Max is one of the long term staff members at...

    Max is one of the long term staff members at Resolute/Gittreville in Seattle.
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    Des Wild and the RA111 Greg, if you message me an...

    Des Wild and the RA111 Greg, if you message me an email I can send them. They are too big for this site, but badly lose clarity when reduced.
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    Thanks to Kelvin Brown who has sent me an article...

    Thanks to Kelvin Brown who has sent me an article from when the car was near new. It's an extract from "Modern Motoring" and exceptionally helpful for information on the original build, and dispels a...
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    Roger, you ask about the rules for the saloons....

    Roger, you ask about the rules for the saloons. As I now supply several of them with product I asked that a while back. There is no simple answer, it depends on which events you want to run.
    FIA...
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    Thanks Milan, that is a help with having some...

    Thanks Milan, that is a help with having some dates when it's known to have the Lycoming.
    I have just gone back and read the Vercoe piece. As can be seen there are several inaccuracies. This car...
  16. Ken, I have messaged you.

    Ken, I have messaged you.
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    Ray, do you have any more detail on the mid...

    Ray, do you have any more detail on the mid engine BMW?
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    They were a truly awful car!

    They were a truly awful car!
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    That looks very like the Taupo Club circuit...

    That looks very like the Taupo Club circuit "paddock". Many of the low key events never had programmes. perhaps the Historic Racing and Sports Car Club meets , usually December??
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    I'm only quoting an acknowledged expert who...

    I'm only quoting an acknowledged expert who states that the only measure of a quick rack vs a slow is the travel that the bar makes per turn assuming the same steering arms at the hub.
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    According to the Staniforth bible; the ratio of a...

    According to the Staniforth bible; the ratio of a Ford rack gives 1.5" per turn of the pinion, comes both front and rear versions (ie ahead of or behind the axle line) Herald gives 1.87" (only front...
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    Thanks Milan for the photos.

    Thanks Milan for the photos.
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    Thanks Roger, yes I have seen that, discarded my...

    Thanks Roger, yes I have seen that, discarded my copy of the book before migrating. Useful to add to what I have. I'm sure there must be more photos of the car in this guise!
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    Hi Greg, the RA3 (Lycoming) and the A series...

    Hi Greg, the RA3 (Lycoming) and the A series based cars are 2 different ones. The one I am researching is Fiat based, even has the original Fiat 508 (1938) chassis in there. The A series car I...
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    I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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