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#901 elansprint72

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 19:39

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Real engineering. :)

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#902 arttidesco

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 20:00

Lovely photo Pete :up:

Bingo.
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And yes it does sound great.

PS: what is that little nozle thingy actually good for?


Do all Matra chassis plates give information on 'Date Of Fabrication' in d-m-yyyy format ?

And if so why the English text ?


#903 Tim Murray

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 20:24

And if so why the English text ?

The same question was asked, about the same car's chassis plate, a couple of years ago on the Malllory thread, but we never really got to the bottom of it. :confused:

#904 elansprint72

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 20:34

Lovely photo Pete :up:

Thanks; one tries one's best.;)



"Do all Matra chassis plates give information on 'Date Of Fabrication' in d-m-yyyy format ?
And if so why the English text ?"




That stick-on chassis plate looks remarkably "distressed" compared to the surroundings (but markedly less so on the linked thread).

I'm led (from my, admittedly limited, studies of Jurisprudence) to believe that the term "fabrication" has a certain meaning in a Court of Law, allegedly. M'Lud.

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#905 Peter Morley

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 15:41

MS120C 04 is for sale on Classicdriver.
There is a photo of the chassis plate, which is quite different, but they might have used differnet ones in different years.
This is a link to the chassis plate image:
http://www.classicdr...806157/bigk.jpg

#906 backfire

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 16:08

Peter,
I have pics of several slightly earlier Matra chassis plates, and they all match the one in your link.

#907 Duc-Man

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 16:34

Sorry gents, I can't help you on this. It was the first time I've ever seen a Matra race car in real at all.
Does somebody have good connections to Hall & Hall? I think they brought the car over.

#908 David Beard

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 21:06

Bits of old Alfa always appeal to me...

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#909 elansprint72

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 22:10

David,
Old-fart ex-RPS judge's hat on... crop the first one horizontally below the filler spout or, vertically, just to the right of the rad cap (or, on second thoughts, just concentrate on the spout and cap)... and the second one by the same proportions.
What an excellent eye for detail you have but... less is more. :up:

#910 arttidesco

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:32

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Saw this today at the Avenue Drivers Club meeting in Queens Square, Bristol on a 1933 Morris Cowley, it was one of a pair mounted each side of the windscreen on the bonnet and looks exactly the same on the reverse (rear facing) side, does any one know what it is/does ?

Relevant answers maybe used on a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.


I was at the Bristol Classic Car Show on Saturday and someone from the pre 1940 Morris Register West Region kindly explained the thinking behind the three colour trafficator lights which were introduced in 1932.

Turns out Morris wanted to replace the trafficators they had been getting from Germany and came up with a fresh idea, when turning right the amber light on the right operated in the usual way, while on the left a green light operated indicating it was safe to pass on the left. However if one was merely pulling over to the right red a red light was operated on the right indicating it was not safe to pass while the green light operated on the left indicated it was safe to pass. All this operated vice versa.

Apparently Hebert Austin took exception to these new fangled devices and had words with the Ministry of Transport who outlawed them in 1933.

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Detail from an MG 18/80 Six MKII Saloon.

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#911 David Beard

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 21:18

For some reason I always find that ERA detail attracts my camera..

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#912 garyfrogeye

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:02

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What it lacks in photographic excellence, it made up for in excitement.
Number plate from a 1958 Mk1 Sprite which decided to leave the track during a sprint last Sunday.

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#913 elansprint72

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:58

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What it lacks in photographic excellence, it made up for in excitement.
Number plate from a 1958 Mk1 Sprite which decided to leave the track during a sprint last Sunday.


Some folks would build a new car around that!

#914 WDH74

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:27

Center cap on a Shelby Mustang alloy wheel.

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Shelby by William 74, on Flickr

#915 elansprint72

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 21:28

Every Engineer and Photographer on this forum has got to love this thread!

Here is a clearly hand-made item, obviously the holes were not marked out (or laser-set!) the bloke who made this just did it by eye.

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#916 elansprint72

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 21:36

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#917 arttidesco

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:08

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Spotted attached to the side of a Bugatti T15, does anyone know what it is looks a bit sophisticated on top to be a simple tin of motor oil or motor spirit ?

#918 arttidesco

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:43

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These appear to have been all the rage on early MG's like this 1928 14/40 MK IV but does anyone know where the air was being directed ?

#919 elansprint72

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 22:07

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I thought that I had some subtle curves in my garage but... hey!

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#920 elansprint72

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 22:16

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These appear to have been all the rage on early MG's like this 1928 14/40 MK IV but does anyone know where the air was being directed ?


Question 1 to number 1:

Apologies to for the momentary Cilla-moment  ;)

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#921 arttidesco

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 23:28

Question 1 to number 1:

Apologies to for the momentary Cilla-moment ;)

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Ach so eine MG 14/40 mit turboeinlader ja ? Danke  ;)

#922 petestenning

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 17:25

The business end of a Chevron B8

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#923 elansprint72

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 21:05

Birkin single-seater.

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#924 elansprint72

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 21:20

A pride of Bentleys.

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#925 Allan Lupton

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:39

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Spotted attached to the side of a Bugatti T15, does anyone know what it is looks a bit sophisticated on top to be a simple tin of motor oil or motor spirit ?

That's the Rushmore acetylene generator for the headlamps.

#926 E1pix

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:49

Love all your Black & Whites, Elan! :up:

#927 arttidesco

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:59

That's the Rushmore acetylene generator for the headlamps.


Thanks Allan :up:

Looked up what that means gas lamps :eek:



#928 Allan Lupton

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:02

Thanks Allan :up:

Looked up what that means gas lamps :eek:

Well of course!
So much more effective than oil lamps and much more robust than early electric filaments, bearing in mind the roads of the day.
I gather that acetylene lamps are still used by cavers, as we motorists can get the necessary calcium carbide from "outdoor persuits" shops.
The Rushmore system was good, although the patented rocking grate had corroded away by the time I owned the one I had (1994)

#929 arttidesco

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 23:03

Well of course!
So much more effective than oil lamps and much more robust than early electric filaments, bearing in mind the roads of the day.
I gather that acetylene lamps are still used by cavers, as we motorists can get the necessary calcium carbide from "outdoor persuits" shops.
The Rushmore system was good, although the patented rocking grate had corroded away by the time I owned the one I had (1994)


'patented rocking grate' ?

Have you got any pics ?

#930 Allan Lupton

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 23:11

'patented rocking grate' ?

Have you got any pics ?

No, as the grate was corroded anyway and I sold the whole lighting set as it was. I fitted a set of the new-fangled electric lamps.

#931 arttidesco

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:30

No, as the grate was corroded anyway and I sold the whole lighting set as it was. I fitted a set of the new-fangled electric lamps.


Never mind, happy motoring with your new fangled electric lamps :wave:

#932 elansprint72

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 20:01

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#933 TooTall

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:55

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Cheers,
Kurt O

#934 David Lawson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:25

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Talbot 105 Team Car

#935 elansprint72

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:22

Kurt and David- well seen.

Why does it say "Oil Tap!" on the 250F dial I wonder? Does one have to tap the gauge, or turn the tap on? :)

#936 elansprint72

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 18:10

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#937 elansprint72

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 18:16

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#938 Alan Cox

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 19:37

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#939 Odseybod

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 23:27

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#940 Duc-Man

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:30

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Any questions?

#941 Odseybod

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:10

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Any questions?


Firebird?

#942 alansart

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:22

Little & Large

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#943 Duc-Man

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:16

Firebird?

Yup.

#944 David Beard

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:15

Shadow CanAm @ FoS

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#945 Giraffe

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:49

McLaren M20 CanAm @ FoS

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#946 elansprint72

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:45

From organ pipes to organ stops?

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#947 arttidesco

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 17:54

A bit late but ...

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Lotus 69,

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what turned out to be 5 million squids worth of Birkin,

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not sure what the spec of this one was but I guess it's not a Blower so a Speed Six must be a possibility,

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the rev counter on the Blower that Derek Bell is said to be driving at this years Le Mans classic,

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Michelin Clermont Ferrand et Turin (?),

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and some Alvis patina to finish off with, all seen at the recent Double 12 meeting at Brooklands.


#948 Giraffe

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:48

This year's Le Mans winning brake....

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Spaghetti alla Modena.....
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Williams in Plus Fours....
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#949 AllTwelve

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:52

Shadow CanAm @ FoS

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I was looking at this when it occurred to me that these trumpet screens looked a lot like Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Infusers (http://www.webstaura...r/922TBI20.html). I had thought of using them once, but the mesh was too fine. These on the Shadow are nice and airy. Most likely custom made, but they do look pretty similar!

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#950 E1pix

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:56

Shadow CanAm @ FoS

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McLaren M20 CanAm @ FoS

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Great shots, Guys!

Gotta throw my stacks into the blender...

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