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FN-BMW 319/45 1935

Author: Richard Friday, 19 May 2017

FN-BMW 319/45 1935This car was originally owned by John Eason-Gibson who used it in competitions in the mid thirties including 1936 RAC Rally and Brooklands Driving Tests. It is picture in Denis Jenkinson's book 'Chain Drive to Turbocharger' at Brooklands where John is at the wheel with Bill Body (WB late editor of Motor Sport) in the passenger seat.

The car was taken off the road in 1963 suffereing from oil pressure problems. I acquired it in 1987 as an incomplete wreck and completed its restoration in 2106. The engine was rebuilt by Tony Byford of Swindon and the bodywork was undertaken by David Cale of Worcester

Military Issue Clock

Author: Steve Hughes Sunday, 14 May 2017

Military Issue ClockDoes anyone know what these were fitted to.?   A/l\D is R.N.A.S. isuue WW1 and Birch&Gydon supplied many items to the Military.
It is in an Aluminium bayonet case for dash mounting and has the Time of trip extra dial.
Would be nice to know for sure what it's original use was....will look good in an early car anyway.

Véhicule NAPIER

Author: RIOU PH Sunday, 14 May 2017

Véhicule NAPIERDIEPPE 1998
HUTTON 1908 Construite par D.NAPIER & Fils
Véhicule piloté par W.Watson remporta le TOURIST TROPHY en 1908 sur l'ILE de MAN
Véhicule ayant appartenu à Bryan GOODMAN - REIGATE 

trying to trace which car this relates to

Author: Al Sunday, 14 May 2017

trying to trace which car this relates toThis hub was in a box of parts when I bought a 1936 Armstrong Siddley Drop Head Coupe. I sold the car after restoration and the autioneer confirmed it was not related to the car (but couldnt help on identification) so I held on to it. Can anyone help me trace which car it migh relate to. 

prewar spotting

Author: Karel Vermeer Monday, 08 May 2017

prewar spottingan Austin and a A-Ford spotted 

Bugatti meeting in New Zealand

Author: Rick Nicolaas Collector Cars Sunday, 07 May 2017

Bugatti meeting in New ZealandToday went  to the Bugatti club meeting in KihiKihi, North Island, New Zealand.
Met up with the friends  with whom I set up the club in 2004.
It was held at David Nordells restoration company. David is an expert Bugatti restorer and restores also other car brands like Riley, DeLage etc.

my 1913 morris oxford poplar

Author: john Sunday, 07 May 2017

my 1913 morris oxford poplarthis is my 1913 morris oxford bullnose poplar it still has its original WHITE & POPPE ENGINE GEARBOX AND WHITE & POPPE  CARB the only thing that is not original is the canvas hood  car still runs and drives perfect

Chapuis Dornier Engine

Author: Monday, 08 May 2017

Chapuis Dornier EngineHello i search any information about this Chapuis Dornier engine,
is a CS4M engine with 12 valves.

What Carburator is the correct type for this engine ? 

Thanks for help

ID this steering

Author: Vincent Juvenelle Thursday, 04 May 2017

ID this steeringHello,

if anyone can help me to ID this steering ?
from the 20's, RHD, probably for french car ? (writed 'huile' on a wheel spoke)


Unknown hubs

Author: Gaute Thursday, 04 May 2017

Unknown hubsHello!
I have two unknown hubs. Timken bearings, might be of american brand?
Didn't took any measures today, but maybee anybody might recognize this one by shape - or?

Incredible optimistic of me, but with tons of knownledge out there...


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