Yes gentlemen I fully understand your points of view so hear me out too! The new owner tells me he will be installing a Chevy v8 and painting the car purple metal flake! ... There is also some debate as to the originality of the engine,.
Have no fear. The Skirrow will be in good hands. If I had thought the engine was all original or THE original I would have bought it too. I believe the crankcases and crank are post-war dry-sump; they may well have been used in the car if it was raced in the 1950s but they are not prewar. I have several of the postwar dry sump engines in cars which compete regularly and now I plan to build a period engine for the Skirrow from as many period parts as I can get. I have quite a bit of stuff but a front head (with inlet directly opposite the exhaust), twin float chambers and/or complete type 27/013 carbs plus the right oil pump are needed. If anybody has anything 8/80 and will let it go I will be very grateful.
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2010 13:44:21 GMT 1 by tsrwright
Is there any certainty of the last uk owner of this car?
Only the earlier post in this thread ..."in the late 1930s it was owned and raced by Les White from Epsom, Surrey. For many years after the war it was displayed in his car showroom. Then, I think after he died, his son Malcolm had it for a time then sold it on to Joey Gertler in America."
Naturally I plan to investigate further.
Is the car number 7 it carries any kind of clue?
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2010 12:44:00 GMT 1 by tsrwright