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Man On The Clapham Omnibus

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About Man On The Clapham Omnibus

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    Racecar Driver

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    SEiW 2.0 litre Pinto, FR32 cam, Vulcan Maxflow head, twin Dellortos
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    Chilterns - S. Bucks

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  1. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    2019 WSCC Calendar

    I'm daan saarf (well fairly south in Bucks) and mine came today.
  2. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    How do I easily “rotate” the Westfield in the garage?

    I could get mine across the back of my garage leaving room for a normal car as well. Sadly, though, my garage floor has a slope on it and as soon as it was on the dollies it would be down the drive into the shed! I have a Mister Shifta to move my trailer and it cannot get sufficient traction to move the trailer up the drive into the garage if the car is on it. Empty it moves it easily so I have to drive the car up onto the trailer after parking the trailer in the garage. Price of living on a hillside I suppose.
  3. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    At least 15 year old wide westfield sought

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    Fuel fill issues

    It gives the other poor souls with mundane cars time to admire your virility symbol!
  5. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    At least 15 year old wide westfield sought

    Any further requirements?
  6. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    Supercharged MX5 Westfield for parts

    Thanks Chris. That looks very nasty - I hope they're okay. Anyone recognise the area?
  7. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    Supercharged MX5 Westfield for parts

    Can't see it - closed group and I don't Farcebook anyway.
  8. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    Old Ford coming up for sale..

    It's all relative. I was driving a 948cc Standard Ten when my neighbour had 1600cc Cortina which he let me drive. It was like a dream of sheer acceleration and power! Don't know the figures for the Ford but my Standard was about 34bhp so another ten or fifteen bhp was a quantum leap.
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    Old Ford coming up for sale..

    Nah! It's been well thrashed!
  10. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    Westfield Tandem Master Cylinder

    Try Past Parts
  11. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    You CAN reinvent the wheel…

    I had a Citroen SM wheel in my lab when I was working on designing mouldings with structural steel 'armatures'. It was made of epoxy resin and a massive loading of quite long glass fibres and steel reinforcements around the mounting holes. MIRA, or perhaps it was TRRL, my memory of the 1970s is vague, sent me a test specification for road wheels and it was pretty onerous - especially where kerbing resistance was concerned. We were thinking about SMC (sheet moulding compound - glass fibre reinforced polyester formed and cured in a press) with steel reinforcements encapsulated inside by our patented process. However the specification was so stiff, and the Citroen wheel so damned heavy presumably to meet the specification, that we (and Citroen I believe) abandoned the whole plastic wheel idea. I don't know about the notch sensitivity of titanium that Gadgetman mentioned, but sintering always seems to me to be the equivalent of a sand sculpture with regard to strength. In plastics circles rotational moulding with powder feedstock is comparable. Just out of interest the pallet below was made by our Japanese licensees using our Encapsulation Process.
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    Horrific F3 accident at Macau

    She has a spinal fracture was the report I saw, but no indication of the severity. Mild, I hope, obviously. Upper part or neck I imagine because it looked as if the car was cockpit towards the photographers' cabin when it struck.
  13. Man On The Clapham Omnibus

    What hope for Brexit negotiations?

    I fail to see the point in negotiating with an entity whose response is always "No! Now what did you propose?" Their sole object is to be as obstructive as possible with the (vain?) hope that Britain will grow tired and capitulate. Were we to do that, then the terms on which we would be re-admitted would not be those we have had before the referendum - it has already been said that what little remains of our rebate would be forfeit just to start. A united Europe is a Good Idea - just not as it was evolving and becoming a German dominated clique. Far from the leave voters realising what liars the Brexiteers were in the campaign for the vote (they were but so were the Remainers), but they have surely seen was a duplicitous and hostile group from which we wish to be released. All the threats of instant doom uttered by Cameron, Osborne, et al, have failed to materialise, and the younger voters, if they were to learn from history, should have realised that Britain was pretty damn prosperous before the EEC, EU, Common Market, et cetera, and can be so again. It's a shame that the more responsible sections of the media don't highlight Brussels' shortcoming with the same zeal with which they try to wear down Britain with phrases like "cliff edge" and "crash out". It's not a hard Brexit, but a clean Brexit most voters expected for whatever reasons they voted 'OUT'.
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    Yesterday's idiot drove a VW Passat

    Thanks Ian, yes I agree. A couple of years ago I was in the position of the other car but with a couple of differences. The oncoming car was a Audi R8 travelling at well in excess of the 40mph limit - I guess nearer eighty - and on the wrong side of a pair of traffic islands. He missed me but only because I braked. That happened on this very same road a mere mile or so south. That footage I sent to the police but too late for a conviction. This one I shall not send in because it wasn't quite as dangerous and I don't really want to be traced and 'visited' by his pals.
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    Yesterday's idiot drove a VW Passat

    I'd love to be able to send this to his insurers. https://youtu.be/-smd_ib33w0

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