The 3rd picture is of a Talbot Lago in France.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
The Morgan ladder frame chassis which has continued almost unaltered since the release of the very first 4-wheeled car in 1936 has seen its end in 2020.
The Morgan Motor Company has been building cars based on derivatives of the same steel chassis since 1936. Yes, you read that correctly. Morgan itself says that the current 4/4, the Plus 4 and the V6 Roadster all sit upon extremely similar underpinnings to that of its first ever car, the 4-4.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The excitement of learning of a full set of Ikara moulds in Western Victoria was heightened as the information was provided by an Ikara owner in the area. It all came crashing down when investigations revealed that they were Eureka moulds. So, I must apologise to Linley for momentarily doubting the Athens wharf story.
However, I wonder if this throws some light on Allan Purvis' mystery of whatever happened to the "Free Spirit" prototype.
"My car is someone’s unfinished project that I purchased what is now a number of years ago. It is supposed to be the last rolling car built by Fibrecar. The previous owner proceeded to modify it, independent front and rear suspension based on Corvette components, major changes to the way the body is mounted.
I am doing the car as an ICV (Individually constructed vehicle) so it needs to fully engineered and comply with a number of ADR’s, no small task!
In the end the chassis was to far gone to be of any use so I designed a new one which was analysed prior to fabrication. It has been tested and passed the ADR requirements.
I am currently working on some changes to the front end to bring the wheels in so the front guards do not need to be flared. This involves fabricated upper and lower arms and different upright. The COVID-19 lockdown we have is slowing this down as I can not get parts to the guy doing the welding.
It has been both fun and a battle to get to where I am now, I have a run out of talent a few times, but the guys from the Club here in Victoria are always willing to help with advise, encouragement and contacts."
ICV eh? That's a brave undertaking these days. Howard, I admire your tenacity.