Bolnhurst Vintage Rally

Gentlemen,
The pictures I took are in the usual place, I have posed some questions and
would like to know your answers.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
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Martin, you've posted a lot of good pix, but for the less enlightened, could you provide a caption with at least the make?
Tom
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Tom
Sorry Tom, put them up in a hurry will amend tomorrow, got to find programme first.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
What do you know about the 'Potton' car Martin - engine looks kind of Saaby?
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Nick H
The Potton was the only one to catch my eye, but the large open tourer looks like a Sherpley - a modern confection of a Sherpa van chassis and other bits made to vaguely resemble a vintage Bentley.
Thinking about the 'Potton'; two cylinder Saabs of course wore their engines East-West so probably not some weird variant of they. I reckon it's a Maico in disguise!
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Nick H
Listening to the gentleman who was showing it, it belongs to a museum in Potton, it was an import in kit form I think. Was half listening as I took pictures. What about the other vehicle, any Idea's.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
You are right about the Sherpley, I nicely made one, local to me it seems, its got a 4 litre Rolls Royce under the bonnet, its second engine. He actually managed to blow the first engine up. The Tub and front is fibreglass the rest he has built or modified. He is now looking for another Rover back axle with a different ratio as it revs to high in top.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Reaches for pedant's hat.
If it is a 4 litre overhead inlet side exhaust straight six, it is from an Austin Princess. Austins bought the design from Rolls-Royce when they moved on to vee eights for the Silver Cloud II & Bentley SII.
The original engine was 4.25 litre, and Rolls-Royce forced Austins to change absolutely everything to ensure not a single one of Austin's spares would fit the earlier 4.25 engine. Stud sizes, spacing, gasket thickness, crank journal size - I mean everything. Because of this, the Princess was not as bullet proof as the earlier (& more powerful) engine.
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
Diplomacy done, plates spun, fires fought, maidens eaten - well, three out of four ain't bad
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Kim Siddorn
This had a rocker cover with Rolls Royce cast into it.
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Then it was a 4.25 unit from a Silver Wraith or a Silver Cloud 1.
I was a Parts Manager at a Rolls-Royce dealership in the late '60's & early '70's ;o))
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
Diplomacy done, plates spun, fires fought, maidens eaten - well, three out of four ain't bad
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Kim Siddorn

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