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Old 11 Sep 2020, 04:42 (Ref:4001600)   #2611
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Thank you Andy, very much appreciated.
Thanks David, will try with this name.
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Old 11 Sep 2020, 07:56 (Ref:4001615)   #2612
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When I was born (1937) my father had the Burrell Arms Garage in the mews attached to the pub of the same name right opposite the Shoreham railway station.
He ran the local taxis and airport "limousine service" from there as well.
Was a very good business servicing the KLM flights into Shoreham connecting to the Brighton-London express and looking after the theatre people who were living in the then fashionable bungalows at Shoreham beach. The army commandeered the place after Dunkirk and the lease agreement expired so it wasn't available after the war. Dad spent the rest of the war fixing Black Lysanders wherever they got bent around the UK.

Duncan Hamilton also gets a mention in another post. He was a frequent visitor to our place in Felpham later in the war when he was in the Fleet Air Arm. Our place became a "Wrenery" for some of the HMS Peregrine photo school and attracted some very interesting characters.


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Wow. The Burrels Hotel/pub was very run down down, and got redeveloped ( flats above) and is now an pizza place. The Garage is still there, now called Perkins & Robins, I know Matt the owner, he MOT's our cars, the taxi rank is still there as well. I wouldn't say the redevelopment has improved the aesthetic.
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Old 12 Sep 2020, 02:14 (Ref:4001794)   #2613
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Hi zefarelly,
Thanks for the pics and potted history.
Have driven past it a couple of times when I've been back in the UK visiting relatives. On the first occasion a few years back it was looking pretty tired as you describe.
Of automotive note the taxis dad used to run were pretty ordinary Morris 12s, black with a cream stripe down the side to make them a bit distinctive.
The limo's consisted of a 38 Buick sedan, a Lanchester and an absolutely magnificent 35 Packard Coupe de Ville, closed rear seats with chauffeur out in the open. He sold it for 30bob in 1941. Would be worth a fortune now.
The Buick was his "Queen Mary trailer" tug and the Lanchester was his transport through out the war. He was working for Westland Aviation and spent most of the war on the road repairing or recovering bent aircraft. The trailer was used to deliver or return major assemblies.

The Lanchester had a pr-selector box and I managed to put it through the back or the garage at Felpham aged 6! Gave me a lifelong hostility to any form of automatic box until I finally weakened and bought a Golf with a DSG box a few years back.
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 19:29 (Ref:4002851)   #2614
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My March 79B missfire.

Many of you on here have been following this saga of the misfire on my March 79B Atlantic. Today I set off at 5am to Llandow with new set of carbs fitted to the car.Well, she went like a rocket,my friend who lent me the Webbers jetted them to what he thought I should be running.The car has never gone so well. In fact it went so blooming fast a con-rod decided to part company.I had no warning at all and I had just checked the gauges and oil pressure was showing 80psi.
O well never mind I shall enjoy the long winter nights rebuilding her and come back out guns blazing in 2021.

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Old 16 Sep 2020, 19:38 (Ref:4002854)   #2615
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Ouch! I was really hoping for a happy ending to this saga, looks as though we'll all have to wait a bit longer!
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 19:40 (Ref:4002856)   #2616
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Sorry to read that Iain.
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 20:02 (Ref:4002864)   #2617
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That looks like a serious let-go Iain.

Jetted for 12,000 revs?

Might a failing piston/rings/rod be the ultimate source of the misfire? Must be about the only things you have not changed.

I would assume the misfire could cause the failure but is the other way also possible without an almost instant failure? It seems odd (to me) that you have been able to run with the misfire for so long and no other signs of impending problems - like dodgy oil pressure.
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Old 17 Sep 2020, 02:47 (Ref:4002913)   #2618
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Ouch! Oh well, that gives you one for the winter projects thread Iain. Look forward to a happy ending in your spring. Onwards and upwards.
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Many of you on here have been following this saga of the misfire on my March 79B Atlantic. Today I set off at 5am to Llandow with new set of carbs fitted to the car.Well, she went like a rocket,my friend who lent me the Webbers jetted them to what he thought I should be running.The car has never gone so well. In fact it went so blooming fast a con-rod decided to part company.I had no warning at all and I had just checked the gauges and oil pressure was showing 80psi.
O well never mind I shall enjoy the long winter nights rebuilding her and come back out guns blazing in 2021.

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They always go their best before they explode.
I knew someone would say that . . . . I've been racking up the miles on a few of my Lambrettas this summer, 50 miles commute each day, one of them is purring particularly well ( fingers on clutch at all times)

I have the bottom end of a TC engine in the scrap bin which did exactly the same Iain . . . no warning, all steel and good as new, did a big end and sheared the heads off the rod bolts. deaf driver who doeasn't read gauges is the only feedback I have.
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Sorry for your engine Iain, not nice to be seen. Last time I had misfire the cost was one head, two pistons and twelve valves…*At least you know the carbs must be changed. Good winter job.
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Many of you on here have been following this saga of the misfire on my March 79B Atlantic. Today I set off at 5am to Llandow with new set of carbs fitted to the car.Well, she went like a rocket,my friend who lent me the Webbers jetted them to what he thought I should be running.The car has never gone so well. In fact it went so blooming fast a con-rod decided to part company.I had no warning at all and I had just checked the gauges and oil pressure was showing 80psi.
O well never mind I shall enjoy the long winter nights rebuilding her and come back out guns blazing in 2021.

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It is possible that the missfire was caused by a fuel problem , & therefore a weak mixture could have cooked / partially siezed 1 piston leading to the failure . Or , more likely , the missfire put extra strain on the con rods which led to putting a " leg out of bed " when it was running up to full power again .
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Went in early and took car apart. Will do the same tomorrow and pull engine to bits. Just before I left tonight I took the plugs out and no 3 is fine. Fingers crossed the head might be ok.
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It will be interesting to see the big end bearing (or what's left of it) ? I had an oil pipe fracture in a race and I immediately switched the engine off as the oil light came on. After repairing it and checking everything including 80psi oil pressure when hot I went out for the next meeting. The engine behaved and I qualified up the front, however in the race it slung a rod and destroyed most of it except the flywheel and head !
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I stumbled across a rather nice video with scenes shot in Italian villages in 1973.

No social distancing very evident. H&S constraints largely absent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y8G9t0aJ60

I wondered if it might be suitably entertaining for some of the other threads around here but decided that just under 5 mins makes it about right for the Tea Break.

A little before I had been watching some of the in-car feed from one of the Motul sponsored cars at Le Mans. The 1973 film makes for an interesting comparison for how things have changed in the past (almost) 50 years.
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