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  • About wensum
    New Zealand
    Classic/vintage cars, vintage aircraft, rallying, touring, speed events
    Started in old cars in 1964 building an Austin 7 Special, had a brief spell with Riley 1 1/2 litre, then bought and restored a 1929 Model A Phaeton,
    Slowly improved with C4 crank, rods, camshaft and flywheel which made it go rather well.
    Other English cars followed culminating in a 30/98 Vauxhall and utlimately in a 1928 Lancia Lambda.
    This was off the road for 18 months waiting for a new crankshaft to be made and a Model A Special was started to fill in the time with the appeal of cheap readily available and robust spare parts,
    It's still a work in progress
    2017. The speedsters been on the road for a little over a year now and there's been a few problems to overcome.
    The rear suspension bottomed out too easily and it leaked too much oil despite modern oil seals.
    I completely dismantled the car after a mid winter tour of the South Island and remounted the rear spring hangers plus raised the front to match. I sent the motor off to a company that specialises in making Model A's o


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  • Last Activity: 10-10-2021 04:00 AM
  • Join Date: 04-08-2011


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