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#751 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:25

A BMC vehicle hit the Australian headlines again last week...

But it was a sad event. The 95 year-old owner of a Princess R was on a drive from Melbourne to Bermagui when he's run off the road and disappeared down an embankment, not to be found for ten days.

https://www.3aw.com....-still-missing/

There wasn't many of the Princess Rs here, this reduces the remnant by a further one.

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#752 Ian G

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 23:52

Yes Ray,sad story,my Mother is from Bermagui and it was a topic of interest down there with people looking for him.

 

The Larke Hoskins Tankard is still on Ebay if someone wants to bring it back to Oz.

 

https://www.ebay.com...&frcectupt=true


Edited by Ian G, 23 May 2019 - 23:55.


#753 Catalina Park

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:23

The Larke Hoskins Tankard is still on Ebay if someone wants to bring it back to Oz.

 

https://www.ebay.com...&frcectupt=true

They must have made a bunch of those cups, there is one for sale in Moss Vale and a pair of them in Tasmania. 
They come up quite often. 



#754 Ian G

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:07

They must have made a bunch of those cups, there is one for sale in Moss Vale and a pair of them in Tasmania. 
They come up quite often. 

 

Ok,i thought it might be rare.



#755 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 22:19

Can I just hark back to the issue of the MGC engine and reports of it being based on the 'Blue Streak' 6, the 6-cylinder version of the B-series?

On the previous page I linked an article by Harold Dvoretsky which states this to be the case:

http://www.amvcnsw.c...es/MMT_6712.pdf

I put up the evidence that the camshaft is on the opposite side of the engine, hence it could not have been so derived.

One wonders how these stories come into being. And how BLMC allowed the stories to happen back in the day. I recall back in those days our good friend Peter Hitchin told me it was based on the Blue Streak engine, though I would guess that at that time neither of us had actually seen one.

Then there is the suggestion that it was based on the Wolseley 6/80 (and Morris 6) engine of the previous decade, but this doesn't make as that was a good old long-stroke of just 2215cc. Bore and stroke were 73.5mm x 87mm, whereas the 7-bearing MGC engine is 697cc bigger at 83.4mm in the bore and 88.9mm stroke. 10mm is a lot to drag out of a bore spacing, even for the experts in siamesed cylinders at BMC.

And those dimensions are the same as the C-series in 3-litre (2912cc) form.

The evidence, to me, is overwhelming that if the engine had a predecessor in the BMC family it had to be the C-series.

But how do we wipe out the myths?

#756 arttidesco

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 14:53



The evidence, to me, is overwhelming that if the engine had a predecessor in the BMC family it had to be the C-series.

But how do we wipe out the myths?

 

By examinig the facts and never letting a myth get in the way of the facts ?

 

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