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Old 8 Mar 2016, 22:19 (Ref:3621355)   #16
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Blimey I've never ever been excluded from anything for being too quick before! I must have gone quicker without realising it
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 07:09 (Ref:3621439)   #17
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Blimey I've never ever been excluded from anything for being too quick before! I must have gone quicker without realising it
Take it as flattery Dave. I would!

Assume you are at Anglesey that weekend with CSSC?
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 07:11 (Ref:3621440)   #18
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I knew there was something I missed out. Apologies folks, but I should have said that I had placed a capacity limit of 3.5 litres pre 1962 and 2.7 litres post 1962, so that would exclude Mustang fastback and E type. They have plenty of races elsewhere. I'm trying to give the 'littler' guys a chance; those that don't come out so often. I'll edit my first post to show capacity limits. The reason I have it as high as 3.5 is to see if I can get Celia or Ian to bring the Warwick GT out which I haven't seen for ages, so if anyone has their email addresses, please PM me.

The Elite is not a Fastback in my view, as the roof line does not slope back to the tail; more of a coupe really. Brian's Alfa is much more appropriate than the Elite in terms of looks and performance, however pretty the Elite also is. If we don't get quite enough entries, I'm more likely to look at few of the rarer open sports cars like Rob Cobden's Fairthorpe. I'm going for a certain genre and look here.

It is not my intention to upset anybody. I like all the cars I've mentioned above but excluded, as I'm sure you all know, but a lot of this is also around performance or at least perceived performance and you TVR 1800/Marcos 1800 guys do have a lot of competitive racing available to you.

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Old 9 Mar 2016, 07:19 (Ref:3621442)   #19
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1950s 2.9litre Astons and 2.6litre ACs with (assume) drum brakes versus early 60s smaller cars with better brakes and handling sounds a good mix to me.

John, Celia used to post on the Peerless Warwick forum, so maybe a chance to contact via that. Also, they raced with CSCC at some point, so maybe the club would have contact info.....

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Old 9 Mar 2016, 09:57 (Ref:3621488)   #20
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John you have a PM from PM.

Celia is one of my LinkedIn connections.
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I will ask Simon if I can borrow the TT . . .mine is currently having a cage made . . . the likelihood of it being built in time is extremely slim.

Celia should come and play with the Peerless, I'll drop her a line.
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 11:52 (Ref:3621522)   #22
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Yes, the Peerless would be even better.
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 12:16 (Ref:3621532)   #23
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Thanks for all the kind word and support, and also the PMs and emails I'm getting. If this translates into a decent number of entries, then this will be a delightful grid.

Mike, I think most Aceca's had discs on the front and the 2 litre Bristol engine. Just a few had the Ford 2.6 lump, an engine it shared with the Sabre 6 GT. Need to invite Mr Drabble and also John Lesley if I can trace him.
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Yes, the Peerless would be even better.
Yeah, I know but I like the Warwick too. Maybe we could get both, and I could stick the Warwick at the back on a 30 second penalty or something if you think it too quick. As I said this is my indulgence
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Yeah, I know but I like the Warwick too. Maybe we could get both, and I could stick the Warwick at the back on a 30 second penalty or something if you think it too quick. As I said this is my indulgence
As you say, John, your indulgence!

I guess only the later ACs used the Zephyr engine, or could it had with either?
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Old 9 Mar 2016, 12:48 (Ref:3621544)   #26
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As you say, John, your indulgence!

I guess only the later ACs used the Zephyr engine, or could it had with either?

The original AC engined Acecas had Alfin drums all round, but from 1957, the Bristol engined cars had the optional disc brake set up. I suspect that most would have been specified with these.

The final eight Acecas had the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine (4 LHD/4 RHD) with the Mays head as the supply of Bristol engines had dried up.

And before you ask, my own Aceca-Bristol is intended as a road car only and won't be finished until much later in the year.....you'll have to make do with the Giulietta SVZ.
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Thinking of other possible cars, did someone race a Coune MGB Berlinette a few years ago in Equipe GTS?
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Just a few had the Zephyr engine and I think that they used it when Bristol stopped making their engine.
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Dave, if you are seriously interested in doing this race please let me know spec of car, although I understand from other posts that you will be required elsewhere.
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The original AC engined Acecas had Alfin drums all round, but from 1957, the Bristol engined cars had the optional disc brake set up. I suspect that most would have been specified with these.

The final eight Acecas had the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine (4 LHD/4 RHD) with the Mays head as the supply of Bristol engines had dried up.

And before you ask, my own Aceca-Bristol is intended as a road car only and won't be finished until much later in the year.....you'll have to make do with the Giulietta SVZ.
Sorry, Brian, I think I was typing my later reply whilst you were doing this.

The Alfa is absolutely spot on for this race.

Mike, yes an MGB Coune Berlinette would also be good. I think I've only ever see one race and that was at the Revival a few years back.
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