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#1 cosworth bdg

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:30

I am enquiring as to whether there are any TNF members with any info or pic's of the Healy REPCO- Brabham from the late 1960's. I t was raced at Le-Mans ??

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:31

Didn't that car finish up in Australia... Alan Cruikshank or someone?

Or did it just come out as part of some display? I know I've seen it up close.

#3 cosworth bdg

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:40

Yes, the open top original car and engine are out here i think, The engine is an Original BRO engine......

#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:27

Only a model, but is this it? 1970, by the way.

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Image from http://lm24database.no.sapo.pt/ a very useful site for Le Mans model fiends.

#5 yasmin

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:53

Isn't it this one ...the "SR"

http://www.healeyfactory.com.au/!upload_files/images/SR20S.jpg

#6 wwah

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 12:46

I have photos of Healey - Repco XR37 1970 le mans car and also a photo of the Repco-Brabham engine - if you care to e-mail me at:-- Dave@wwah.org

#7 seldo

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 00:12

Originally posted by Ray Bell
Didn't that car finish up in Australia... Alan Cruikshank or someone?

Or did it just come out as part of some display? I know I've seen it up close.

A young bloke who used to work for me owned the car in Sydney, minus engine if I recall. He had a touch of the shorts at some stage and sold the engine, and was at that stage attempting to re-engine it with a Rover v8. You are going to ask me his name but I've just got the grey-matter sorting through the archives out the back at present - it's a slow process these days, but it should surface soon....

#8 David Birchall

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 00:57

This car was extensively covered on 'the other forum'.

275GTB, who usually posts here frequently is a friend of the owner I seem to recall.

#9 275 GTB-4

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:43

Originally posted by David Birchall
275GTB, who usually posts here frequently is a friend of the owner I seem to recall.


Me??? "I know nothing" as SGT Shultz used to say :)

#10 David Birchall

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 04:06

Well i must have inhaled by mistake!!

The thread number is 76415 in the Motorsports History section of 'The other Forum'. For some reason I cannot access it. Thread title is "Healey SR X37 Repco 740".

#11 cosworth bdg

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 04:30

Originally posted by seldo

A young bloke who used to work for me owned the car in Sydney, minus engine if I recall. He had a touch of the shorts at some stage and sold the engine, and was at that stage attempting to re-engine it with a Rover v8. You are going to ask me his name but I've just got the grey-matter sorting through the archives out the back at present - it's a slow process these days, but it should surface soon....

I hope he did not sell that engine....?

#12 cosworth bdg

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 04:35

Originally posted by David Birchall
Well i must have inhaled by mistake!!

The thread number is 76415 in the Motorsports History section of 'The other Forum'. For some reason I cannot access it. Thread title is "Healey SR X37 Repco 740".

By the way, it is a Repco Brabham 740 engine ,not a plain Repco 740............

#13 seldo

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 13:27

Originally posted by cosworth bdg
I hope he did not sell that engine....?

Yes, he sold the original Repco Brabham engine because he was short of money. Regretted it afterwards of course, but too late then. I do seem to remember that he still had the injection though, for what it's worth. He was very sheepish about it all, realising the enormity of what he'd done.....

#14 Frank de Jong

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 13:29

Check "Healey" here ;)

#15 cosworth bdg

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:11

Thanks for the info, but there was only 1 vehicle ever built, the closed version first 1 only with the Climax v8 , this car was then converted to the XR 37 , and fitteded with a Repco Brabham 740 v8 F 1 engine......