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#1 Prototype

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:50

I interviewed Sir Jack Brabham two years ago, and one topic of conversation was the logistics of the transport of Repco engines from Australia (in the pre-email, telex, snail mail days). Sir Jack told me that they had about 12 engines in total, and one engine went missing, never to be found again.

I wonder where that Repco engine went and what it was used for, perhaps on a tractor in Romania, or for an irrigation pump in Malawi? Does anyone know?

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#2 Muz Bee

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:54

That would have been depatched by air? I know the Aussie waterfront industry was/is pretty dodgy so would imagine it found peace somewhere in the "lucky country". Good luck with your investigations, I will mention it at the breakfast at Hampton Downs next month. :wave:

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:52

That would have been depatched by air? I know the Aussie waterfront industry was/is pretty dodgy so would imagine it found peace somewhere in the "lucky country". Good luck with your investigations, I will mention it at the breakfast at Hampton Downs next month. :wave:



#4 Prototype

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:53

Yes, the engines were transported by air - Lost somewhere between Melbourne and London...

#5 zakeriath

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:47

Yes, the engines were transported by air - Lost somewhere between Melbourne and London...


Well that narrows it down then :lol:

#6 Muz Bee

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:02

Yes, the engines were transported by air - Lost somewhere between Melbourne and London...

Was that prior to 1966 season or 1967?

#7 David Shaw

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:08

Was that prior to 1966 season or 1967?

Or in 1968?