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  1. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. Thread: A Request

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    Hume Weir, Milan...

    Hume Weir, Milan...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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.
  13. 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!
  16. Thanks, Milan... I actually meant the first...

    Thanks, Milan...

    I actually meant the first photo you posted. But I'll chase up Allan Dick.
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...

    Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...
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