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#1 Duncan Ricketts

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 13:28

I am building up the Challenger to its pre-war form and would like to know if anyone has either information or photos of the car in either its ERA or Delage engine period pre-war. I have a few photos at Prescott.
In particular I am interested in finding out what happened to the original 7 bearing twin cam engine, was it ever finished?
I think Paul Emery probably fitted the brakes into an Emeryson? As he installed SS Jaguar brakes into the Challenger when he fitted the Lagonda V12 engine.
I have most of the car minus body and brakes.
Any information would be greatfully received to help with the rebuild. Thank you Duncan Ricketts




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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 19:28

We have some photos which might help, Duncan - and some movie.

DCN

Edited by Doug Nye, 14 May 2009 - 19:28.


#3 Duncan Ricketts

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 21:03

We have some photos which might help, Duncan - and some movie.

DCN

thank you very much Doug. Anything helps. I'm not good with compter tech. We are off to Oulton with R3A and I'm in R4D.
Using Karin as typist. Thanks Duncan


#4 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 19:36

Welcome, Duncan (and staff-member Karin). I hope your search proves fruitful, and I look forward to seeing the Challenger in due course....

#5 GIGLEUX

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 22:07

Hello Duncan, look at your "message box".

#6 Duncan Ricketts

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 17:10


Do you have pictures of the car when transformed by Emery and how it was looking when you bought it?

Expect I can be of some help.

Best regards.

J-M G


Hi J-M, thank you. I do have a copy of Autocar March 1939.
I only have a photo of when it was found in America.
It looked vaguely like an e type jaguar when it was in america.
I only bought the chasis and suspension which were relevant to the original car.
The Lagonda engine was sold before I bought it.
I have been trying to find a photo and once I have I will post it here. Thanks again Duncan

Edited by Duncan Ricketts, 24 May 2009 - 17:12.