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tomfpurves

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    Oxford UK
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    Sidescreen cars

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  1. I attended the track day at Bedford yesterday. The 4.2 mile GT track is super smooth very fast and very safe with big run off areas.i did over 100 miles on track.The event was very well run.All in all an excellent day and good value given the amount of track time provided.
  2. I will be there driving to and from and happy to help with whatever you need.Its a well run event and you will enjoy It enormously. Look forward to seeing you then.Send me a message if you have specific questions. all the best Tom
  3. Wonderful stuff.....and £2 entry fee!
  4. Who else might it be?
  5. Interesting project.They do not quote what the weight is but refer to the body being 56%lighter. The car has no roll cage and with the ally body I suspect its not as stiff as a steel car so wonder what the scuttle shake is like. Here in the UK the tyres would be illegal on the road I think but will make the car a delight on smooth surfaced bends. Given the charges for alloy panels I can only imagine this body was megabucks. Some lovely detailing.
  6. Having done a bit more research I find Roy North finished 16th of 29 starters having started 27th and sixth in class. He completed 87 laps. Philip H Arnold also practised the car but did not drive in the race.
  7. Here is a great period piece. Nostalgia for Noel! The last race meeting featured is the Goodwood TT with Stirling in his pomp, but who was the driver of the white TR3A? https://www.bpvideolibrary.com/record/641 Bill Piggott tells me its not known to him but advises its a Canterbury registration dating from November 59. Anyone any ideas? Happy Christmas Tom
  8. Dear John It really does look good.Super shut lines BRAVO Tom
  9. Well done Hamish. All sounds very sensible and successful. I doubt the exhaust would affect the fuelling but time on a rolling road with a good man in charge might pay off. Revlogic is brilliant to use but Glen tells me not straightforward to fit. Good luck Tom
  10. Hi Hamish its fitted with a Qaiffe diff. Interestingly I have just noted that it will be 60 tomorrow having been built on 14th November 1958! Tom
  11. Thank you very much.Most helpful.Minty does not seem to be available these days. Tom
  12. Thanks everyone.Yes its a comprehensive rebuild.However silly me I said the axle was 3.4 to 1 it is now 4.1/1 so what does that mean at 5000 rpm in direct top and od top. Tom
  13. I now have a rebuilt Overdrive with 28 %ratio. A 3.4 axle and tyres with rolling circumference of 79.78 inches. So what will my rpm be in top at 70 mph and in Overdrive top at 70 mph. Also what will my speed be at 5000 rpm in top gear and in Overdrive top?
  14. You can buy a new MGB monocoque shell from BMH and have a race car built for the up to two litre class for less money than building a TR which needs a 2.2 litre engine to offset the weight and puts it in a class with Healey 3000s. In practise I am told a good TR4 will run away from a good MGB in a straight line but the B is faster round corners..Equipe GTS seems an excellent successful formula .Paul I really like the alloy body .Who made the panels?
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