Sunday, August 15, 2010

'53's brake drums

The brake drums for the'53 are finally finished.
They have been machined and the cooling rings sweated on, machined on the inside for a better braking surface and studs have been added too.
We could have used "A" or even "B" brakes, but we wanted to do something different with the '53 and have something "in the werks" for the backing plates....
And anyhow we don't plan on having too much weight to stop :-)
A big thanks goes to R.K. a friend of the O.O.C. for many years...

An Invitation
We are not people of many words, we are men of action and don't get into wars of words with keyboard warriors..
It has been said, on forums, that our '53 won't ever see a race track, well to put the record straight, in 2011 it will be at the B.C. Oldspeed Challenge, in the 1500 class and also at Spa Francorchamps for 1 hour of racing the track.
In 2012 it will be at Le Mans Classic, where we can organise a 3 lap race of the full track.
So to put it in your own words, will you be joining us racing, or in the bar "drinking beer and chasing women"
You know where to find us..... ;-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

1/2 a day off !

what do you do when you have half a day off work?
you machine some of these of course!
These are the set for the '53, no prizes for guessing what they are ;-)
As it was nasty weather yesterday and today the sun is shinning, there was even time to go for a ride
with a passenger :-o

Monday, August 2, 2010

'54's Brakes

The rebuilt beam and front brakes are now installed on the '54 pan, just need to install the master cylinder fluid reservoir and the rear brakes of course, but before we can do that, some gearbox modifications are needed..........