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rants about some vintage car owners and the misery of living with Old cars.

And IN!

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, November 13, 2019 09:30:29

Fitted engine and box now….on down hill run!

Getting there.


Brooklands Out!

Cars Posted on Mon, November 11, 2019 07:19:11

Finally got the Brooklands Rolling chassis on it’s wheel, all ready now to have gearbox and engine fitted. Just have to fire up the engine in the test bed and then all set to go. Maybe a lucky Christmas for the New German owner.

What Fun!



Long Coarse Presscott.

Cars Posted on Mon, September 30, 2019 06:52:43

Had a Good day at this years event, weather held off which always helps. Scott Got 1st in class, I had a few gentle drives on unknown engine and running gear…bits still falling off.

Many thanks to Dennis Rushton the excellent picture used in this post.

A Grand Day Out!


Winter Draws On!

Cars Posted on Sun, September 29, 2019 08:01:22

Well Prescott has been and gone, weather held out. Scott got 1st in class with his Brooklands, I also ran! What fun!

Found that John has fitted the hubs on the wrong sides, seat too high and seat back too thick. So off to upholsterer to sort and make tonnaeu as well. New engine over winter to me thinks…frightened of Merlin crank!….if nothing else rolling road set up with BTH replacement fitted and some Pre War 1 1/8″ carbs….maybe that will do for next season.

Ready or not or WHAT!


Prescott Long Course.

Cars Posted on Sun, September 22, 2019 10:58:44
Horse with no Name.

Much work done to ready for event. New exhaust and bigger carbs. Catch tanks and extinguisher. Stop stickers, etc.

Now only need to drive the bloody thing! Rain stopped play.



Brooklands Six

Cars Posted on Wed, July 24, 2019 06:56:40

We now have the Ralph Wren’s Brooklands Six project in house. Been on the go for 40 odd years. Scott has decided to build it up to completion, so now the work starts.

It is a very much as found,in pieces, kit-o-bits at this stage. I have had the chassis powder coated to make a nice clean start, all the rest of the parts are being blasted, cleaned and got ready to refurbish….long road ahead.

Brooklands Six
Boot sale!


Prescott

Cars Posted on Wed, July 24, 2019 06:47:54

Just got the Millard Brooklands. Not been on the road since the 50’s, when found in a scrap yard in Gloucestershire. Hoping to have it out at VSCC Prescott 3rd&4th August.

Won’t be competitive at all yet. Needs an engine upgrade over winter. But would be nice to give her an airing.

Millard Brooklands


Revenge is sweet.

Folk Posted on Sun, June 23, 2019 17:57:49

When a new owner took over a business next door to me, I tried to be helpful.
As per normal with poor people, greed is his drive and with a sense that he should be able to do as he pleases he soon pissed me off.
We have a long track to our house and on then to his site. Alongside this in the 70’s we laid a parking area for ourselves, to save blocking the track. On this My boy’s caravan lives….well as with many folk caravans get right up this new guy’s nose and over it was were we fell out. He had the cheek to say he didn’t mind us parking our cars there…like he has the fu*king right to stop us….but we should move the caravan out to a secluded spot out of sight to, suit him and,” make the driveway look smart”
I don’t think he is expecting what this has prompted from me this weekend….now in our garden alongside the track I have placed a tatty old van I bought…JUST TO PISS HIM OFF!!!! He now has to look at every time he drives up or down to his site.

The thing is I am luckier than him, as I don’t live next door to ME!



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