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    Jokes anyone? -

    Good to see this thread still thriving
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    Roy Smart - Rest In Peace my friend...

    Hi again - now Roy's funeral has taken place, Andrew Fordyce and myself thought it right to post up a more fitting obituary, giving a small insight into Roy's life. I share it below for those who knew Roy, who had heard of Roy, or are just kindred spirits in the GT40 world. The photos are...
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    Roy Smart - Rest In Peace my friend...

    It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post to inform you of the sad loss of Roy Smart on Saturday. Roy had been fighting cancer for the past few months but sadly lost the battle, quietly at home last weekend with his family. Words have been lost in my thoughts since hearing the news...
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    Jokes anyone? -

    Good to see this thread still thriving.... long may it continue.... Eileen and her husband Bob went for counseling after 25 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, Eileen went into a passionate,painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 25 years they had been...
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    Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

    Yep - still riding my 07 GSX1400... :) and picked up a pair of Yoshi ST1 Cams over Xmas so just need to fit them now. ;) Tried a friend's CBX1000 recently too - very smooth but felt very dated in the handling dept. Rear tyre seems tiny now in comparison with modern rides.
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    'Sir Keith' - you never fail to brighten my day with your irreverent ramblings, long may it continue...:thumbsup: As the question was not GT40 related, I figured this was the best place to ask, esp as it's where all the naughty people hang out so I knew I'd get an opinion or two... ps -...
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    Spot on Jac - just found a pic of something very similar. Google Image Result for http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r223/mattwizz3/Humber6.png Servo on the pic I posted must be a retro-fit.
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    Hmmm - had a look at Wolseleys too but the images i've googled thus far look quite different in the engine bay. Where's 'Baron Keith' when you need him....? :D
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    Hmm - I think they are too late, this looks earlier to me..
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    OK - just a quickie - can anyone identify the motor / vehicle shown below? I'm told 1950s, available in UK and Aus but have drawn a blank. 6 cyl - looked vaguely Austen Healey esque to me but never seen one with a single carb... Anyone.?? (ps - it's before my time... :thumbsup:)
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    After a favour from someone located in Germany..

    Someone is on the case - thanks.... ;)
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    After a favour from someone located in Germany..

    Hi all - I've been asked to install a Bosch Race ABS / TC system to a Porsche 997 GT3 track car but am getting very strange costings and lead-times from UK dealerships regarding parts. I know that Bosch are able to supply the parts direct to end user but am unable to contact a friendly...
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    FE motor query

    ok, engine is being rebored with lots of new 'lighter' bits like heads and manifold but I have another query and whilst probably obvious, someone will know for sure... Can we assume that the VIN plate below indicates a 3-speed auto transmission? (assuming it relates to the trans originally...
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    F 5000, well sort of

    Stunning build and a video that does both it and you credit.... Thanks for telling the story, you are an inspiration to many now i'm sure.
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    Ouch....

    Nice one - interesting project for sure...!
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    R21 Solid Shifter Shaft (not cable) Problems

    Ahhh - yes, I remember we had 2 double heim joints too. One stopped fore-aft movement, like yours shown although it was a little further back and another linked from the rear of head (cyl 8) to nearby suspension turret.
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    FE motor query

    Many thanks Jac - I figured you might be along too...:thumbsup: I've been having a read up of Pat Ganahl's 'Ford Performance' which details exactly what you say about the oil galleries and outlines what's required but if we have any queries I'll drop you a PM to be sure.. Many thanks..
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    R21 Solid Shifter Shaft (not cable) Problems

    That's a Roy Smart construction, or rather the rear part is for sure. I do recall him making one for Brian although to be fair all the one's he had made otherwise were RH shift versions so whether something changed in the fitment or not I don't know. As I regularly drove and competed in...
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    FE motor query

    Ahhh yes - I remember Green Shield Stamps too, you used to get pages of them at a time when you shopped or got fuel. I always thought it was a bit of a con as I seem to recall that even with about 25books of stamps and each book had multiple pages, you'd get something like a toaster, or a deck...
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