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  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:07 am   Subject: Olympics
The plot thickens, I didn't collect the Mark Dukes car until 2004, and at the same time was given the option to buy JOP if it came up for sale, I bought it some time later and collected it from the sa ...
  Topic: Olympic phase 1 WFV 812
keith hamer

Replies: 9
Views: 4768

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:04 am   Subject: Engine
The car has now had a quick blow over to refresh the paintwork which was starting to show some signs of age, however the bulk of the paintwork, damage excepted was still quite good.

We have had the ...
  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:32 am   Subject: 104 WPK
I bought the ex Mark Dukes car which was 966 TBF not 104 WBK. I can't remember where we went to collect the car, however I bought 829 JOP from the same place so I assume they lived in the same area.
  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:41 pm   Subject: MMM
We rebuilt both 104 WPK and TBF 966 which was the Mark Dukes car, incidentally Simons car also came through our workshop, from memory it was JOP something or something JOP, I think one of Stan Hanks c ...
  Topic: Olympic P2 cooling
keith hamer

Replies: 6
Views: 204

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 am   Subject: cooling
Admittedly not a very inspirational picture however it does show the aluminium closing panels which also act as mountings for the radiator, and the electric fan.

http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co. ...
  Topic: Phase 2 Front Suspension (again)
keith hamer

Replies: 2
Views: 191

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:58 am   Subject: front suspension
I would urge caution when machining the front uprights, we have had a number of failures on our race car using this method. Whilst the forces involved may be more with race slicks it is still worth co ...
  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:37 pm   Subject: MMM
Apologies for the mistakes, Mark Dukes was Simon's brother who did indeed have an Olympic, I think the blue one is this car TBF 966.

http://www.scholar-racing96.com/Images/0039.JPG

Malcolm bough ...
  Topic: Olympic P2 cooling
keith hamer

Replies: 6
Views: 204

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 am   Subject: Cooling
The key to cooling any Olympic (dare I say any Rochdale) is to make sure that all the air flowing though the inlet goes though the radiator, i.e. ducting. The addition of a thermostatically controlled ...
  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:31 am   Subject: MMM
There really isn't any need Tony, the cars shown were owned by from left to right, Roy Yates, Mick Wright, Henry Shedden, John West, Ken Helliwell, Syd Bartram, Keith Hamer, Roger Coupe, and Mark Duke ...
  Topic: Midland moter museum
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 421

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:54 am   Subject: Midland moter museum
I was looking through some old photographs recently and found these two pictures which were taken at one of our early AGM's which used to be held at the motor museum in Bridgenorth.

http://www.roch ...
  Topic: Club Members Only
keith hamer

Replies: 1
Views: 111

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:22 am   Subject: members omly
As instructed by the AGM all sections of our forum can be accessed by all, only club members can post. The only exceptions to this policy are the new members and forum news sections which can't be see ...
  Topic: List of the original parts used in the Olympics
keith hamer

Replies: 53
Views: 18250

PostForum: General Technical   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:15 am   Subject: Parts
The list of parts for all Olympic and a few GT parts is on the website under http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/partslist.htm
  Topic: Towbar
keith hamer

Replies: 4
Views: 305

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:35 am   Subject: Tow bar
My old Olympic had a towbar fitted (OBN 392D) it did look like a factory option, I used to tow a small trailer with it. It was however a phase 1 as is the one pictured above. Not sure about the phase ...
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 rear hatch lock
keith hamer

Replies: 2
Views: 220

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:21 am   Subject: Hatch lock
I have seen this item on another phase 2 we are rebuilding so it looks like it may be an original item however I have been wrong before and this one is only the 7'th phase 2 we have restored.

It wo ...
  Topic: FUTURE DIRECTION FOR THE FORUM
keith hamer

Replies: 9
Views: 2253

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:06 pm   Subject: forum
I have been following this post since it started, perhaps the time has come to offer some thoughts on the subject.

As joint founder, and long time member of the owners club it is really good to see ...
 
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