I thought I would share this with you. (10 replies)
During the sixties I owned a Company in South Africa ' Competition Components' We were the Special Tuning Agents. I built this car for the 1970 Nine Hour. It was equiped with a 1293 Weslake engine on Lucas fuel injection. Alluminium doors, bonnet and bootlid, 12 inch Miniltes and 'Knock On' spinners.
Whilst i have you here, I am rebuilding my MK 1 and need three of the little nuts which held the rear tailights.
South African Competitions Components car
Thanks for sharing the photo of the above car with us. Do you have any other photos of it ? What happend to the car? Is it still a live and kicking in South Africa?
The car is still in SA and does not nearly look like this. I still own the motor. The owner of the shell stated that he would be rebuilding it sometime. When that happens I will try to get some pics. Here are some others I still had from days gone bye.
Don't you just love the spectator banking:D
SA Comps Car
Thanks for posting some additional photos of the car it really looked purposeful on the track with the Knock on wheels.
It would be good to see the car put together again and fully restored as per the period photos.
P.S. Has any one offered you the rear light nuts you were seeking for your MK1?
Weber Boxes ?
There were a number of competitors running a single Weber 42 or 45 DCOE in those days and because of the manifold design, the carb was quite a way back from the engine. As a result you needed to make a box into the firewall and this was normally done by taking a 'Gallon' oil tin, cutting it and riveting it to the bulkhead. The split Weber arrangements came after that. The company in SA, which produced the cast aluminium manifold was A&G Conversions. One of the partners, George Armstrong was quite involved with the development of the eight port head and also has quite a history with mini racing.
Could you tell me if there was any use of 'Weber-boxes' during 1969 and 1970? I need to know if this was a regular mod those years as I'm having a bit of a difficulty proving it for FIA 🙂
Vegar wrote: "Could you tell me if there was any use of 'Weber-boxes' during 1969 and 1970? I need to know if this was a regular mod those years as I'm having a bit of a difficulty proving it for FIA 🙂
Which 'FIA' (regs)? Appendix K or period Appendix J?
Whilst possible in period post 66 ('new' Apendix J) International events run with a Gp6 category and in national/club events, it certainly wasn't allowed in Gp2 (or the GP5 the the BSCC ran to from 66 to 68 and the 'UK Gp5' of 69) (although later on a different Gp5 embraced what had previously been Gp6)
Sorry for hijacking your thread. If the moderator wants to create another please do so.
I'm thinking for the 71-class, period G. It seems as FIA suddently don't allow Weber-boxes in gp2 anymore. Maybe it's right, maybe not...A bit shitty for those of us who have built cars with Weber-boxes in good faith.
So, noone ran with Weber-boxes in gp2 pre 71?
It was fundamental to Gp2 in both the 1966-1981 Appendix J and the earlier Appendix J that such mods to the body structure were never allowed (and GpA also followed this pattern from 1982 onwards). Having to use the standard inlet manifold in Gp2 (until about 1974) was another reason (hence no single Webber in Gp2 and hence split Webbers on std manifold).