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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2014 :  10:51:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictures and editorial from the Doonhamer Classic Rally 21st September








http://www.britishroadrallying.com/doonhamer-2014-review/

Missed a cone on one of the later tests which denied us a class win but still managed to finish 10th o/a
I bent the alloy handbrake lever and the engine used 2 litres of oil and was smoking quite badly

The next and last event for this year is this weekends Solway classic just hoping the engine holds out as its starting to misfire on idle due in part to total lack of compression on number 3 cylinder !

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

Edited by - andyb on 15 Oct 2014 10:57:47
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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2014 :  16:51:07  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So, Andy, the fog behind your car in the pics is smoke and not speed?

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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bigt80

United Kingdom
931 Posts

Posted - 18 Oct 2014 :  21:17:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting up the pics Andy. Sorry to hear of troubles; esp the engine! You still did well. Hope it lasts for last one and that the repair is not too expensive. Cheers. G.
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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 19 Oct 2014 :  21:32:28  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful car.
Great pictures.
Well done!


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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2014 :  10:20:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More excellent photo's Andy - here's hoping you can mend her without too much grief!

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2014 :  14:40:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Solway classic rally 19th oct

The last event of the year :(

We only had one problem (apart from a very tired smokey engine)
which was a brake pipe coming out of the handbrake master cylinder
on the finish line of the first test,so we flattened the end over &
carried on with front brakes only & using the cable handbrake on the loose surface tests

we finished 6th overall and 2nd in class

This time we got some in car footage which I will upload during the week until then here are some more photos lol














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bigt80

United Kingdom
931 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2014 :  23:10:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So good to see what Rootes should have done when the model was out; (but Chrysler weren't interested) campaign it like they did the Series cars. Some great photos there Andy & well done for flying the Fastback flag so well. G.
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  08:09:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
some in-car from the Solway rally

http://youtu.be/q4JXkzBaOVs

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

Edited by - andyb on 22 Oct 2014 08:12:12
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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  14:50:48  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Andy
Great video, thanks a lot. It needed just 35:25 Mins to download...
Do you use the Overdrive in such races? I could not make it out.

Especially slaloms on a flat ground, inclusive on ice in Winter were my speciality. Not so much with my Fastback, but many more years with an racing green MGB. Ice slaloms with open
roof was really the ultimate kick. And after each run of about 60 to 90 secs off into the Tearoom for a tea rum.

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2015 :  12:53:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not done a great deal to the car since the last rally the engine got sent away earlier in the year to join a three month waiting list.
Just had some photos sent of its progress its nearly ready to be dyno run
Decided to have new carbs at the same time to save having to have it tuned when back in the car

more than impressed with the results so far











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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2015 :  11:52:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oooo engine porn, very nice !

What paint has been used on the block?

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2015 :  16:30:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure on the make of paint, will try to find out
its the same colour used to paint lotus twin cam blocks.

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joffr

United Kingdom
28 Posts

Posted - 02 Sep 2015 :  18:07:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That engine is getting a lot of exposure. Lad that works for me is a Ford fanatic and couldn't wait to show me the picture, I think it pooped up on a Ford Forum. The Harris's are legends in the Ford field by all accounts. Very nice indeed.
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 24 Nov 2015 :  12:48:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a few photos and a video from the rally of the tests 2015 earlier this month,
after a long wait to get the engine back delaying fitting it was a bit of a rush to get the car sorted for the rally as its a three and a half day event the preps a bit different to a day event everything you need has to be carried in the car













https://youtu.be/B0zvldbh4a4

and a preview to the 2016 event

https://youtu.be/O2ZZ6Jiv2b8

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 25 Nov 2015 :  11:26:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to see you back in action, Andy.

How did the new engine perform?

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