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    It is the only resource, and for that I admire...

    It is the only resource, and for that I admire Vercoe. What I don't like are the massive errors (my own car included) and when so many of us submitted corrections and a second edition kept the errors...
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    Kirk, it was not unusual for Ford 1172 motors to...

    Kirk, it was not unusual for Ford 1172 motors to be supercharged when the blower was readily available from places like Valentines in Hamilton. They and others were sellers of war surplus items into...
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    Is the Isle of Man "British" Ray? :)

    Is the Isle of Man "British" Ray? :)
  4. Thread: Bucklers!

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    Remi, that car was last owned in NZ by Steve Day,...

    Remi, that car was last owned in NZ by Steve Day, first NZ owner/builder Arthur Harris.
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    Ray, I'm surprised by the very few McLarens.

    Ray, I'm surprised by the very few McLarens.
  6. Thread: Bucklers!

    by Oldfart
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    According to the records compiled by Kelvin and I...

    According to the records compiled by Kelvin and I it was built by Arthur Harris and then to Peter Hill.
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    Alloyanum, an interesting name that reminded me...

    Alloyanum, an interesting name that reminded me of being told about the front suspension arms on the Healey (before Austin). They were made from "pistominium" according to the Healey family. When I...
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    Ken, sent you a message.

    Ken, sent you a message.
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    OK, on Grandprixhistory link I posted, first...

    OK, on Grandprixhistory link I posted, first photo after the one of Zuccarelli at the drawing board, 4 cars lined up, if those aren't front brakes then they carried pie plates around :)
    Next photo...
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    Windy road (not wind) sharper corners, steeper...

    Windy road (not wind) sharper corners, steeper climbs than the smoothed out roads a century later?
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    Brakes, check this out!...

    Brakes, check this out! http://www.grandprixhistory.org/peug1912.htm
    Perhaps the Americans took them off because they show on the site I have copied. It doesn't give the year though for the pics...
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    It was probably a whole lot more windy when they...

    It was probably a whole lot more windy when they raced there too!
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    Ray has answered that for you, however also ran...

    Ray has answered that for you, however also ran it as a demonstration at Roycroft in the "Grand Prix of Yesteryear" which was intended as a demonstration of cars that could have run against each...
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    The Peugeots came from racing in Europe which...

    The Peugeots came from racing in Europe which were not flat courses. As you say Ken it sounds like a lubrication issue, but for me it doesn't stack up to say the hills were causal. Maybe the...
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    Hi Milan, I found plenty on the creator, much...

    Hi Milan, I found plenty on the creator, much less on the car itself.
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    Nice try, as you said Ray :) It has been covered...

    Nice try, as you said Ray :) It has been covered so many times, in so many places. Roger Dowding that's me at Leadfoot.

    That Lancia tricked me, more research shows Marino as somewhat of a special...
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    Number 28on post 3452 looks more FJ size than a...

    Number 28on post 3452 looks more FJ size than a Lancia?
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    I was given them just outside of Perranporth, the family and I shared another hobby. I hesitate to name the workshop, let's just say they claimed to be specialists in the marque. I left them with...
  19. Roger Dowding, as you are the Healey man, have...

    Roger Dowding, as you are the Healey man, have the pencil drawings of the last Healey Le Mans drawings ever been seen by you? They disappeared in a workshop on The Concourse Henderson a long time...
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    I realised that about 2am! Deepest apologies ...

    I realised that about 2am! Deepest apologies Jayne.
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    That's Jane :) really neat people.

    That's Jane :) really neat people.
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    More likely to find Hepworth at Shelsley Walsh. I...

    More likely to find Hepworth at Shelsley Walsh. I really must download my shots. No action, all in the paddock, both there and Prescott.
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    Hepworth back on the hills, well will be when we...

    Hepworth back on the hills, well will be when we are allowed out to play again. Probably not this year on that basis.
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    I thought the only Gordon Keeble I had seen was...

    I thought the only Gordon Keeble I had seen was maroon. Echoing the last phrase on post 3417.
  25. Thread: Bruce McLaren

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    I was going to Ashburton to book my tickets to go...

    I was going to Ashburton to book my tickets to go and work at McLarens the exact day 50 years ago. I never went. There is a long story.
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