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by ajm541s
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Coopers Mk1 Int
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: Henry Coopers Mk1 Int

Probably a story that most will know, but on one occasion Henry, his brother (same size and build) and Henry's manager were leaving the family's shop with Henry driving (not sure if it was the Jensen) when he failed to see a passing car and nearly collided with it. The driver was furious and threate...
by ajm541s
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D Type OKV1
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: D Type OKV1

The book is indeed a fascinating read ... and a good laugh from page to page :D On the othe hand a small correction to the above : The car in which Duncan and Rolt won the 1953 Le Mans 24h in was not a D Type , but a C type Jaguar ... The D type only came in 1955 :wink: To whet the appetite a littl...
by ajm541s
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D Type OKV1
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

D Type OKV1

Nice picture in the latest mag of the Duncan Hamilton/Tony Rolt 1953 Le Mans winner, prompts me to recommend Duncan's Autobiography entitled 'Touch Wood' to anybody who has not read it. It conveys the spirit of motor racing post war years all too clearly, and his life as a Navy pilot, who had alloca...
by ajm541s
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open for discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3709

Re: Open for discussion

RAP72 wrote:Were you never in the Air Traing Corps or CCF
Us lads in CCFs were too busy digging holes, mate!
by ajm541s
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: HEA4K.
Replies: 112
Views: 18457

Re: HEA4K.

Excellent!
by ajm541s
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption consultation result
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: MOT exemption consultation result

The moral is clear, this car was road legal but thoroughly dangerous because the owner did not understand how to look after it. I suspect that there are hundreds of similar cases in this country. Very good point Tony, but I take issue with your phrase "road legal". When I drove it and for...
by ajm541s
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption consultation result
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: MOT exemption consultation result

Here is what can easily happen when compulsory MOTs for old vehicles is withdrawn: Fifteen years ago I had a 1958 Minor Traveller, completely restored by myself (interior and some minor electrics) and body work by national Minor specialists Charles Ware. A neighbour fell in love with the car and I s...
by ajm541s
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Jensen GT project - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 3731

Re: A Jensen GT project - what to do?

Hello Nem, Depending on how much the car 'stand you in at', recent price increases for Jensens, as Helen says, means that the gap between restoration costs and current values makes the restoration more viable, even for J-Hs. Looking in my garage I see around 50 small boxes of 'bits' left over from t...
by ajm541s
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voxson Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Voxson Manual

Suggest you also talk to 'brunovittorio' on this forum
by ajm541s
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: HEA4K.
Replies: 112
Views: 18457

Re: HEA4K.

felixkk wrote:Yes, but the Jensen-Healey was not made for the Autobahn, it was made for the alps.

In Schwynzerland
by ajm541s
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: HEA4K.
Replies: 112
Views: 18457

Re: HEA4K.

Thank you for your support.

I shall always wear it!
by ajm541s
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: HEA4K.
Replies: 112
Views: 18457

Re: HEA4K.

Comparing 4 wheel drive with 2 wheel,let alone almost twenty years difference in age and development is hardly relevant!
I believe you favour changing the front wheel alignment from toe-in to parallel? Not what was intended.
by ajm541s
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: HEA4K.
Replies: 112
Views: 18457

Re: HEA4K.

kees wrote:Up to 100mph is fairly comfortable. Above that the car starts wandering a bit and one should be careful.
Kees Oudesluijs
Rubbish! If the car is set up as it was originally intended, particularly the front wheel alignment, it will NOT wander at anything over 100mph!
by ajm541s
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EA / Factory cars.
Replies: 72
Views: 11109

Re: EA / Factory cars.

For the curious: I am not sure who the figure on the left is, but he is talking to Brian Spicer, Deputy Chief Engineer, and behind them is Wyndham Powell Sales Manager. Left of the car is Gethin Bradley of Good Relations and I think the man with his back to us is L J K Setright, well known eccentric...
by ajm541s
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EA / Factory cars.
Replies: 72
Views: 11109

Re: EA / Factory cars.

So to start a list, HEA4K, RHD JH number 1 and motor magazine test car and factory demonstrator.

Oi! Autocar!

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