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  Topic: New Mk2 turns up
keith hamer

Replies: 7
Views: 425

PostForum: Mk2   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:14 am   Subject: Mk2 rochdale
The owner of this lovely little Mk2 has been out and about, he took the car to the Abergavenny steam rally at the weekend. He will soon be joining us in the owners club, lets hope we see the car at on ...
  Topic: Rochdale Mk 2
keith hamer

Replies: 4
Views: 6197

PostForum: Mk2   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:35 am   Subject: Mk2 rochdale
Progress is very slow as Mike has other racing commitments but it is good to compare sometimes. Below is a picture of what we started with.

https://i.postimg.cc/D82GgD5k/004.jpg
  Topic: New Mk2 turns up
keith hamer

Replies: 7
Views: 425

PostForum: Mk2   Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:31 am   Subject: New Mk2 turns up
I have just been contacted by the owners of this Mk2 Rochdale, as far as I am aware it is new to the owners club.

The car was built in the early 50's on a long wheelbase Austin Seven chassis and ra ...
  Topic: Olympic Gold 682 NDV Restoration
keith hamer

Replies: 13
Views: 1212

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:34 am   Subject: engine
Elliot,

I would urge caution changing the engine type in your Olympic, why not go for a Ford pre crossflow or crossflow engine, the aftermarket support for these engines is massive and they can pro ...
  Topic: Rochdale Olympic History Archive
keith hamer

Replies: 6
Views: 1072

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:17 am   Subject: Olympic
In the interest of accuracy, WFV 812 is also 'on the road', 2481 AW is finished but currently in storage, not on the road, WWK 51K is almost finished and should be taxed very shortly.

WGH 364R is c ...
  Topic: Olympic Gold 682 NDV Restoration
keith hamer

Replies: 13
Views: 1212

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:27 am   Subject: olympic
I would also echo Barrie's comments re the ecotec engine, my own lightweight was fitted with a 997cc Cosworth blackhead in period, the current crop of historic Formula 3 cars are running the 997 and s ...
  Topic: Fuel tank
keith hamer

Replies: 23
Views: 7964

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:26 am   Subject: Tanks
From a personal perspective being an ex fire officer I would hope no one is still using their car with the original tanks, leak free or not. I have always been a little concerned about the concept of ...
  Topic: Fuel tank
keith hamer

Replies: 23
Views: 7964

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Fuel tank capacities
Since the dimensions of both tanks bonded into a ph1 are the same one would question how the tank capacity can be 1gallon different from left to right.
  Topic: Fuel tank
keith hamer

Replies: 23
Views: 7964

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 am   Subject: Fuel tank capacity
I am not sure about the original glass fibre tank capacities, however the original batch of stainless steel tanks made by the owners club way back work out to approximately 3.3gallon per tank for the ...
  Topic: Fuel tank
keith hamer

Replies: 23
Views: 7964

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:22 am   Subject: Fuel tanks
The fibreglass fuel tanks in the ph1 and ph2 Olympics are very different although achieved using the same basic method, ie the outer skin of the car is the outer skin of the tank, the inner skin is fo ...
  Topic: New Mk6 being restored
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 776

PostForum: Mk VI   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:44 am   Subject: New Mk6 being restored
https://i.postimg.cc/tn1H2C5V/52653307-10213824731713198-4158390269449863168-n.jpg
  Topic: New Mk6 being restored
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 776

PostForum: Mk VI   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:42 am   Subject: New Mk6 being restored
One of our members has recently discovered a Mk6 Rochdale which he is now trying to find body panels for, if anyone out there can help please contact me and I will put you in touch.
  Topic: Yet another new Olympic restoration
keith hamer

Replies: 0
Views: 547

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 am   Subject: Yet another new Olympic restoration
The ex Micael Horley Olympic has now changed hands and has started the long journey back to life.
https://i.postimg.cc/Wtj3FzBC/IMGP1021.jpg
  Topic: Another Olympic starts its journey back to life
keith hamer

Replies: 0
Views: 566

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:37 am   Subject: Another Olympic starts its journey back to life
Recently I have been talking to the new owner of 120 DPX who is feverishly restoring the car with a view to racing it. Recently sold on ebay and acquired by one of our new members the car is in a very ...
  Topic: What's in a chassis number?
keith hamer

Replies: 6
Views: 1566

PostForum: General Technical   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 am   Subject: Olympic chassis numbers
Rochdale Motor Panels never issued chassis numbers as such, this was left to the first owner to sort out, RMP referred to the bodies they built using the order book numbers. Quite a lot of owners took ...
 
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