Monthly Archives: July 2013

Daimlers & Jags

Sometime around 1959 the English carriage trade manufacturer Daimler, maker of the bespoke limousines favored by the House of Windsor, took a 90 degree turn and produced a small fiberglass bodied sports car built on a modified TR3 chassis and … Continue reading

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Another Hot Day, an Amusing Mistake

Sometimes we make mistakes, Wednesday was one of those days. Perhaps it was just an incomplete understanding of motion physics, but when we checked the operation of the Daimler SP 250 steering box, freshly rebuilt with TR3 components, we were … Continue reading

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Smokey Yunick’s TD

When we pushed this MG TD into the shop Wednesday afternoon it reminded me, for no particular reason, of one of the notorious exploits of the famous stock car mechanic Smokey Yunick, late of Daytona, Florida. ¬†Quite apart from being … Continue reading

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Gear Woes Large & Small

According to the newspapers Vermont has just enjoyed the wettest two months on record in the persons of May & June. ¬†The heat & humidity have been notable too, but so far no punches have been thrown. As seen here, … Continue reading

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