History: Made in late
1922, crashed in1924 (mainly chassis damage, one crosshead and lug
replaced). Taken apart into big lumps and stored in the cellar of a
local shop until 1994! Despite being only on the road for under 2
years, everything was worn out. Three sets of wornout sliders, now
rebushed (although an issue remains with unequal angles of stub
axles). All engine parts well worn, most of body dented but with
some very rusty panel edges. New valve guides made locally, valves
salvaged, big end assembly redone by Alpha, magneto (ML) restored by
David Browne. Engine work completed, including making new gudgeon
pins, by George Darbyshire. Only major body panel needed was a tail
skirt, made at local evening class with some awkward swageing.
Acetylene lighting system bashed but all there. I have bought a
Nickelling kit and hope to do it myself. Hood and frame and trim
intact but too cracked and torn to be restored. Most wooden joints
of body tub had "sprung", and I have repaired, reglued and painted.
Steering wheel major refurb. Some respoking and then powder coated
three wheels (No spare fitted). Beaded edge tyres obtained, will be
run at 40 or even 50psi. Cup and cone wheel bearings sourced and
reworked. New propshaft end turned up and fitted. No steering
gearbox or front wheel brakes fitted to this car - should be fun on
steep and twisty Cornish roads! Photos of car as found. Hopefully
some "in progress" snaps soon.....