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  1. Thread: The Cheetah

    by Ray Bell
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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.
  4. 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!
  7. Thanks, Milan... I actually meant the first...

    Thanks, Milan...

    I actually meant the first photo you posted. But I'll chase up Allan Dick.
  8. Milan, a further favour if I may... Is the...

    Milan, a further favour if I may...

    Is the photographer who took that shot named? And if so, can he/she be contacted?
  9. Thanks, Milan, again that's very helpful... ...

    Thanks, Milan, again that's very helpful...

    It's not a pretty sight, really, as a racing engine. It has to mount fairly high and all that fuel injection stuff up the top looks heavy too.

    Does...
  10. Thanks, Milan, that's very helpful... Britto...

    Thanks, Milan, that's very helpful...

    Britto ties in the building of this car (or the rear end of it...) with his honeymoon. But he didn't get married until the middle of 1971, so that doesn't...
  11. I need, in this quest, to establish just when the...

    I need, in this quest, to establish just when the Rorstan-Porsche first turned out for a race meeting...

    Having established that it ran in the '71 Tasman races (kind of an exaggeration, DNA and...
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    You could always see if it's on here: ...

    You could always see if it's on here:

    https://oscarplada.blogspot.com/

    Oscar does brilliant maps.
  13. The roll bar structure is all about getting the...

    The roll bar structure is all about getting the top of the engine bay triangulated...

    There's a triangulated rectangle of tube runs from that across the top of the engine which somehow feeds into...
  14. But you've now got the wheelie bin hanging in...

    But you've now got the wheelie bin hanging in space...

    And the house next door on its side.
  15. Mr Primotipo himself came up with this Bill Mason...

    Mr Primotipo himself came up with this Bill Mason photo...

    https://i.postimg.cc/hGFKxK4K/C5901837-8043-4-B87-B6-D5-67-C1-F01-CDD4-C.jpg

    ...and, like me, still can't fathom how the engine bay...
  16. Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...

    Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...
  17. Bay of Plenty Times - access to late 1971 issues?

    In chatting with Bob Britton (Rennmax) today he told me that the Bay of Plenty Times had a front-page picture of him working on the Rennmax he'd built for Feo Stanton - the car which began as the...
  18. Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were...

    Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were affecting their merge?
  19. Sad that it went through a very rough period... ...

    Sad that it went through a very rough period...

    At one time some 'intelligent' owners took it to the drags and did a burnout over burning petrol and set fire to it.
  20. There were times when the modifications weren't...

    There were times when the modifications weren't so welcome...

    In the scrutineering bay at Amaroo Park was Keith Neville. Keith was a short-ish bloke who had a lot of experience behind him and some...
  21. What's happened to the pictures, Roger? I...

    What's happened to the pictures, Roger?

    I guess they're a work in progress...
  22. Thread: for sale

    by Ray Bell
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    Suspension and brakes changed a bit over the...

    Suspension and brakes changed a bit over the years too?

    Undoubtedly they did...
  23. Thread: for sale

    by Ray Bell
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    They did well building a Zephyr-engined car the...

    They did well building a Zephyr-engined car the year before the Zephyr first appeared in England...

    Or did it have another engine prior to the Zephyr?
  24. That looks like the one-year-only IFS model,...

    That looks like the one-year-only IFS model, 1934?

    Good looking thing...
  25. No Chrysler representation, Roger?

    No Chrysler representation, Roger?
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