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    RA3, The "other Lycoming"

    As I have somewhat of a passion for the above car, which like many specials of the postwar period has had a few names, I have decided for my own enjoyment to try to straighten some of it's tangled...
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    I think that rack is Herald. Mk1 Cortina had a...

    I think that rack is Herald. Mk1 Cortina had a steering box, not a rack, so did Mark 2. Escort had a rack.
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    What's the on track wreckage in the pic of the...

    What's the on track wreckage in the pic of the DB5 ? at the top of the last post?
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    Get a copy of "High Speed Low Cost by Alan...

    Get a copy of "High Speed Low Cost by Alan Staniforth, then build a "string computer" before you permanently change anything!
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    The cars from Bourne! Going much better than they...

    The cars from Bourne! Going much better than they did 60 + years ago :)
  6. I'm the one who moaned to Ray when he posted too...

    I'm the one who moaned to Ray when he posted too many images further down the page! Nigel, your posts 417 and 419 won't open for me, and I now have a very late model PC, so it's not my storage...
  7. Thanks Ray, another nice tribute. Accurate too...

    Thanks Ray, another nice tribute. Accurate too AFAIK.
  8. As you have both said!

    As you have both said!
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    Merry Christmas Roaring Season folks

    Not a lot more to say, as it seems UK is heading for ever more Covid restrictions Lockdown #? (this will be 5). 90 000 new cases yesterday and 900 in hospital. It's not looking good.
    Heads up, have...
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    As I didn't know the origin of that photo I...

    As I didn't know the origin of that photo I didn't attribute. Sorry. Frans passed it on to me.
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    Frans has come back, the front car is Jimmy...

    Frans has come back, the front car is Jimmy Armitage.71016
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    Being a Renault tragic, the front one isn't a...

    Being a Renault tragic, the front one isn't a Gordini, more likely an Alconi, the South African one (the lights are wrong for a Gordini which had larger main lights and the inners were closer to the...
  13. Sorry to hijack,71006 As seen at Curborough!

    Sorry to hijack,71006 As seen at Curborough!
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    Is the H16 at Beaulieu Ray?

    Is the H16 at Beaulieu Ray?
  15. The Renault pictured is known by a few names! yes...

    The Renault pictured is known by a few names! yes 4cv (4 fiscal horsepower just as a Citroen 2cv is 2), also known as a 750, and for some odd reason in Australia there was a 760. Hino made them too!...
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    He had a real roller coaster ride! Broke enough...

    He had a real roller coaster ride! Broke enough that he did business from a call box to being an absolute powerhouse in F1. It was one of his cars that had Piers Courage do the Tasman series. Without...
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    Number 77 A40 above is one of the immaculately...

    Number 77 A40 above is one of the immaculately Jordan prepared cars. The other grey one looked rather second hand in the rear after Goodwood. I love going to their facility to deliver the seats (NZ...
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    Owlet and each of those who drive it are very...

    Owlet and each of those who drive it are very entertaining!
  19. Ernie with Old Yeller was so great when he went...

    Ernie with Old Yeller was so great when he went to Hampton Downs for the McLaren meet. If you get to talk with him, ask about the hard back book he does for each "adventure" :)
  20. If it's a Mallock copy chassis the tubes will...

    If it's a Mallock copy chassis the tubes will 3/4" and fully triangulated. If they are larger, then more a special in it's own right, and there is nothing wrong with that.
    I suspect that some people...
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    I have nothing to add re the car, but the silver...

    I have nothing to add re the car, but the silver haired gent in the waistcoat looks very like Taruffi. I've gone back to my library, the same photo is in his autobiography.
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    According to the reference I have it wasn't...

    According to the reference I have it wasn't regions, but "registering Authorities" and shows 155 different codes! Wellington used W.N with numbers 1 upwards and W for 1001 to 2000. Source, "The NZ...
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    Ken if you get a chance call through at the...

    Ken if you get a chance call through at the Cyclekarts, find Doug Varey and tell him you have come to drink my whiskey :)
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    Kev you are forgiven, you build cars and motors :)

    Kev you are forgiven, you build cars and motors :)
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    Thanks for saying that Ray, it has annoyed me for...

    Thanks for saying that Ray, it has annoyed me for a long time.
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