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  1. This surfaced today as I was looking for...

    This surfaced today as I was looking for something else...

    https://neilkearney.net.au/that-fateful-friday-afternoon-at-longford/
  2. More discrepancies than when you looked at them,...

    More discrepancies than when you looked at them, Ken...

    It's a heartwarming article, but still lacking.
  3. I have a notion, unconfirmed, that the nitrided...

    I have a notion, unconfirmed, that the nitrided crank in the 100S was a standard part from a diesel...

    Probably used in taxis.
  4. And the 2.2 was used in the Gipsy, while the 2.6...

    And the 2.2 was used in the Gipsy, while the 2.6 was used in the civilian version of the Champ...

    The 2.2 originally having been drawn from the big six to provide a locally-sourced replacement...
  5. Some kind of paydirt for you, Michael... Bruce...

    Some kind of paydirt for you, Michael...

    Bruce Richardson, though he still hasn't had a good look at the photos, was himself working for Tim Parnell in Europe in 1960 or 1961. I will send you his...
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    Very few people would have used the Standard 8/10...

    Very few people would have used the Standard 8/10 front uprights after 1960 or so...

    They were smaller and flimsier than the Herald uprights, which became available about 1959. Of course, the...
  7. Bruce Richardson was Frank Matich's mechanic in...

    Bruce Richardson was Frank Matich's mechanic in that era...

    I have e.mailed the pics to him. I've also had prints made to send to Bob Britton, he doesn't have e.mail.
  8. Actually the 4-litre version of that engine... ...

    Actually the 4-litre version of that engine...

    Used in trucks in the late-forties (early versions were made from 1938/39) and also in 4-litre form in the A125/Sheerline and Princess.
  9. Seeing as this has gone unanswered... The...

    Seeing as this has gone unanswered...

    The Corvair was a bit of a stretch of the rules as it was, also true of the Thomson VW-Chev. They were hardly 'F5000s with bodies on top', however, though...
  10. I might get a chance to ask Bob Britton... You...

    I might get a chance to ask Bob Britton...

    You just never know. Not that it might have been him, at all, but he might have known whoever it was who undertook such an adventure.

    Another who...
  11. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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....
  16. 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,...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Youngsters! ...

    Youngsters!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tKgbiog5q4
  21. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. Thread: A Request

    by Ray Bell
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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.
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