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by ian cummings
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: +4
Topic: Super Sports ignition timing
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Super Sports ignition timing

Digging through the papers from Peter Evans that came with the car it seems he had a 'full race cam MTRF' from I & J Macdonald in 1973! Machiel - if you don't mind emailing me the documents it would be appreciated, do you have my email address? I will go with the 4deg as being as safe place to start...
by ian cummings
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: +4
Topic: Super Sports ignition timing
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Super Sports ignition timing

Thanks Jack, as far as I'm aware it is still standard Lawrence Tune Super Sports, I have nothing from an engine builder to go on! Ideally I need to get the car to someone who knows Super Sports to get it set up properly :wink: at the moment I'm just trying to get the car running reliably as it's had...
by ian cummings
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: +4
Topic: Super Sports ignition timing
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Super Sports ignition timing

Thanks for the suggestion Phillip. & Machiel for confirming the 4 deg :-)

Ian
by ian cummings
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: +4
Topic: Super Sports ignition timing
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Super Sports ignition timing

Hi All, Wasn't sure which board to pick so hope it's the right one! I'm slowly working through sorting bits on my Super Sports and could do with some advise on what people are running with for ignition, from what I can find the TR engine should be timed static 4 deg BTDC, but then I've also been tol...
by ian cummings
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: +4
Topic: Special Bodied 1953 +4 VNO 600
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Special Bodied 1953 +4 VNO 600

I took this one when it was on display at Prescot in 2011
by ian cummings
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: On track
Topic: B D C
Replies: 40
Views: 1616

Re: B D C

thanks for posting the reports, it's good to be able to read about the events even if we can't get to watch them yet

Ian
by ian cummings
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Loose torque
Topic: +4 Supersport
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: +4 Supersport

Michiel,

your idea for 2022 sounds good especially as this years plans for Silverstone wont be taking place.

a picture of some Super Sports from 1962!
by ian cummings
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: 1951 Silverstone relay race
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: 1951 Silverstone relay race

Andy,
yes Cyril & Joyce presented the trophy, a flat rad decanter, for best performance in a series 1.
by ian cummings
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: 1951 Silverstone relay race
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: 1951 Silverstone relay race

thanks for the info Bob
Andy, it was your thread that brought me back to the forum. I believe Cyril (granddad) was involved with the 4/4 club team during the 50's but so far I've not found much in his notes.
by ian cummings
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: 1951 Silverstone relay race
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: 1951 Silverstone relay race

Simon, that would all seem to fit, I only had a guess at the year from the other photos they were with. i do have some notes that tell me KKC888 is chassis 1894.
by ian cummings
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: 1951 Silverstone relay race
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

1951 Silverstone relay race

while looking for supersport info i can across these photo from the 1951 team relay race thought they may be of inteest to some on here!
by ian cummings
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Loose torque
Topic: +4 Supersport
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: +4 Supersport

well granddad always said it was the best Morgan he ever drove. Getting out of the ARP4 into the SS it felt so easy to drive!

I guess the modifications that would be needed to start racing would be prohibitive, and change the car too much but hopefully I'll be able to do the odd sprint and trial
by ian cummings
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Loose torque
Topic: +4 Supersport
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: +4 Supersport

Leigh, this why I was so surprised to see it. I had assumed it would have left the country long ago if it survived at all. Granddad's car was built and recorded by the factory as a super sports dispatched Aug 65. it was built with steel body and bench seat as Cyril competed in trials rather than rac...
by ian cummings
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Loose torque
Topic: +4 Supersport
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: +4 Supersport

Andy, thanks for the email and photos, sadly I never got to meet Peter, I did see the car at Curborough in 2005 but no one was was with it!
Hope to be able to see Mike again at a noggin once all this is over.
Maybe I'll need to get some new tyres fitted

Ian
by ian cummings
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Loose torque
Topic: +4 Supersport
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: +4 Supersport

that's great Mary, would love to see the film sometime.
I've quite a few pictures of both granddad & mom competing in trials & sprints from the 60's it's nice to see the car carried on being used.