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Old 24 Jul 2017, 12:10 (Ref:3753931)   #1
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Lynx Formula Junior - any other owners on here?

Hi all. First post - probably in the wrong sub-forum.

Just bought a 1961 Lynx FJ car - with an interesting engine.

Looking forward to getting its HTP papers sorted and giving it one or two outings before the season ends.

Looks like really interesting racing - amazed at the lap times really for 1960s cars with just 1100 cc to play with.
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 13:08 (Ref:3753941)   #2
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Some pics of it being built in Sydney in 1961:



Racing in period




And how it stands today

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Old 24 Jul 2017, 15:22 (Ref:3753968)   #3
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You'll have a lot of fun in FJ. Great people and very friendly.
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 15:50 (Ref:3753976)   #4
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I hope so.

Looking forward to some racing and tinkering with the car.

Sadly Revival is only once every 4 years for drum brakes/rear engine and I missed invite window by 3 weeks - so I have a LONG wait!
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 16:24 (Ref:3753983)   #5
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Welcome to the forum John!

I'm looking at the pics on an iPad and the engine isn't very clear.... Looks a flat twin?
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 17:35 (Ref:3754005)   #6
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Borgward water cooled, alloy flat four.

I have lots of pics - but don't want to bore the non-Lynx, non-Borgward fans!!


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Borgward water cooled, alloy flat four.

I have lots of pics - but don't want to bore the non-Lynx, non-Borgward fans!!
Thanks for the clarification! Pics are good, especially when the car is a type not on most people's radar.......
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 17:52 (Ref:3754010)   #8
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Thanks for the clarification! Pics are good, especially when the car is a type not on most people's radar.......
Pretty sure it is the only FJ powered by a Borgward - a fairly rare animal!

The car was reviewed in period in Australian Autosportsman magazine - which is quite nice to have.
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Is it just me, or are others not seeing all the posts? Mike seems to be having a correspondence with John that doesn't appear on this thread. At least two posts are hidden from my view.
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Is it just me, or are others not seeing all the posts? Mike seems to be having a correspondence with John that doesn't appear on this thread. At least two posts are hidden from my view.
Ah, I went back and added a picture into my earlier post - but it seems posts with pictures in are reviewed by moderators prior to actually posting.
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Is it just me, or are others not seeing all the posts? Mike seems to be having a correspondence with John that doesn't appear on this thread. At least two posts are hidden from my view.
Mike, one post from John seems to be missing a number. Tell me what post numbers you can see, please, so can investigate......

Edit- just seen John's comment. I'll have a think.....
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 19:45 (Ref:3754048)   #12
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What an unusual and interesting car - will be great if it can be made competitive. Love the throttle linkage!
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What an unusual and interesting car - will be great if it can be made competitive. Love the throttle linkage!
I'll get some testing in the next month or two at Brands and/or Goodwood if they have any test days.

Engine was rebuilt a few years ago by previous owner and runs to 8000 rpm - so we'll soon see if it is capable of decent lap times. I expect my skill (or lack of) will be the determining factor though!!
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Borgward water cooled, alloy flat four.

I have lots of pics - but don't want to bore the non-Lynx, non-Borgward fans!!

WTF.!!!! you need to let me have a go,As Mike said welcome to tenths and FJ.
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Thanks for the welcome all.

Very new to it all - so lots of fun to be had getting to grips with the car, getting it HTP's, sourcing bits and pieces etc.

Anyone know if FJ owners puts these cars on a dyno to get an idea on output? Or is it easier just to get on a test day and see what times it can do?
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