So after a little pestering this came from Tony on Sunday...
" My long time Meteor bodied Austin 7 friend from Sydney, Col Masterson told me about the supercharged crankcase. He approached the owner in the hope that I may be able to buy it for my unblown Ulster that I had purchased in pieces and shipped home in 1974. It was not for sale but the owner also owned a 1930’s Nippy sports Austin that was missing its crankcase and if I could find one he would do a swap. It was all stops out to locate a suitable crankcase from my UK contacts so that I could complete the deal.
When the crankcase arrived from England and on my next racing weekend to Sydney, can't remember Amaroo or Oran Park I arranged with Colin to complete the swap. That Saturday morning under a house not sure where in Sydney I saw the Ulster crankcase for the first time. Imagine my surprise and the look on my face and trying to stay calm when I realised it was a complete engine including the cast alloy inlet manifold and the timing chest at the front of the crankcase. Even the steel gear that drives the supercharger was a special Works part that had one less tooth than the standard part in order to increase the supercharger revs. Not just a crankcase that was to be the swap. Racing the Austin in Sydney that weekend became less important. I already had achieved the win of a lifetime.
It was back in Melbourne and sharing photos with my UK Austin 7 friends that I was to appreciate the history of the engine. I have no idea of what or where the other supercharged crankcase went.
It would be best to note that in exchange for legal advise Graeme became the owner of the eight stud Waite crankcase.
The photo below is the 10 supercharged motor purchased in the UK from John Hinchliffe again in the 1970’s. There is another story to be told about how many Ulster Sports came to Melbourne in the 1970’s. The two #6 Cozette superchargers were not suitable for an Austin 7 and again ended up with Graeme Steinfort to be used in the Lombard Vauxhall project. When Graeme purchased this kit from Gavin Sandford Morgan it was part of the trade in deal between Gavin and Neville Webb for the Lister Jaguar.
Keen observers will note the 1.5” pressure fed crankshaft and the alloy castings bottom left to transfer the oil along the crankshaft. Special long valve springs and the Pilgrim pump that mounts on the rear of the supercharger to oil the blower. It is linked to the throttle so that the oil flow increases when the throttle is opened."
So with the Lombard and Lister Jaguar mentioned no wonder sorting car history gets complicated.