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  Topic: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Michael Youles

Replies: 5
Views: 18191

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:41 pm   Subject: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Nice acknowledgement of the Rochdale Olympic by Marcus Pye in this week's Autosport.

We will be at Castle Combe this Monday and the Rochdale will be there on display but not racing unfortunately. A ...
  Topic: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Michael Youles

Replies: 5
Views: 18191

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:23 am   Subject: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Hi Keith,

One of your customers did talk to us, a chap with a Series 1 Lotus 7.

Regards,

Mike
  Topic: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Michael Youles

Replies: 5
Views: 18191

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:22 am   Subject: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Hi Tony,

The Oulton Park outing was very much a last minute thing.

Here is a link to the HRDC calendar in which we compete in the GTG category.....

http://www.hrdc.eu/calendar.html

Regards ...
  Topic: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
Michael Youles

Replies: 5
Views: 18191

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:35 am   Subject: Racing a Rochdale Olympic
We are racing our Olympic in the HRDC series, starting in April, but a chance offer to compete, by invitation, in the Master's Gentleman Drivers Series at Oulton Park yesterday came about.

We used ...
  Topic: Video on You Tube
Michael Youles

Replies: 0
Views: 32021

PostForum: General Historical   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:40 pm   Subject: Video on You Tube
Just thought some may be interested in this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPJQBAqOx3A&feature=youtu.be
  Topic: Rochdale GT and Phase 1 Olympic
Michael Youles

Replies: 1
Views: 2974

PostForum: Cars For Sale   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:26 am   Subject: Rochdale GT and Phase 1 Olympic
I have been contacted by an associate who has a Rochdale GT with its own chassis and Phase 1 for sale.

Any interest please message me.
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:31 am   Subject: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Just added a few more photographs on Flickr.

Have now re-instated the rear wheel arches through the generous assistance of Derek Bentley who provided his set. The car looks much better.

Returned ...
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:15 pm   Subject: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Thanks for your encouragement Paul. We are delighted that such a unique car proved itself so well against established competition first time out.

Photos loaded here....

http://www.facebook.com/p ...
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:23 pm   Subject: Ex Blackmore car
Despite the best laid plans, customer car commitments meant that work on the Rochdale was postponed.

That being said, having entered the HRDC race at Snetterton today, we worked evenings of last we ...
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 parts
Michael Youles

Replies: 5
Views: 34074

PostForum: Parts For Sale   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:13 pm   Subject: Olympic Phase 2 Parts for sale
Have finally photographed surplus parts from conversion of Fred Blackmore's car to a race car.

Parts available are: -

Riley 1.5 rear axle case with half shafts - (not photographed in link below ...
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:36 pm   Subject: NEC
Hi Tony,

Providing we don't have any clashing commitments I don't see it being a problem having the car at the NEC.

Thank you for your kind offer.

Best regards,

Mike
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:33 pm   Subject: Olympic Ex-Fred Blackmore
More progress, more pictures posted in usual place.
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:39 pm   Subject: Race Car
More photographs of progress here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_youles/sets/72157626451396835/

Will be returning car to the ramp tomorrow and will take further photographs of the rear axl ...
  Topic: Phase 2 windows - repair or replace ?
Michael Youles

Replies: 7
Views: 39135

PostForum: General Technical   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:49 pm   Subject: Window frames
Steve,

I know I couldn't help you with the window frames but the side window glass is surplus to my requirements if of any use to you?

Good luck with the frames.

Regards,

Mike
  Topic: Olympic Ex Fred Blackmore
Michael Youles

Replies: 16
Views: 106954

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:11 am   Subject: Rochdale Olympic racer
Many thanks for the kind comment.

As for fuel tank, this is a bespoke item manufactured to my requirements by Gartrac Ltd, who made the jig and front sub-frame for me.

Steering rack is a quick r ...
 
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