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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Hi Andy,

For info here are the chassis used for the 1932 and 1933 SSII.

Peter





What book did these pictures come from?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Hi Andy,

I'm sorry but I'm not really familiar with SSII rear axles but test it for ratio and check against my previous post.

Measure your spring lengths too.

Peter


I am fairly sure the rear axle is from a Wolsley Hornet as are the 12 inch hydraulic drum brakes. I have seen pictures posted on the Triple M register of the brakes and they are exactly the same as mine. I also found a restoration flickr library which shows a Wolsley rear axle which is also spot on for mine.
It would seem the front axle is still SSII/Standard and not Wolsley. All I need now is to identify the steering box which so far has no markings visible.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andy,

Your steering box looks very like a Burman Douglas to me.

Peter


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very similar what cars used these or did they supply lots of makers?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andy,

Yes, they are very common and most of the SSs and some of the Standards used them.

Peter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pics of strip down progress










I would have taken more metal off but I broke the angle grinder Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some progress to show...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, where did you find a body? any ideas what chassis it was used on previously?

RJ
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found it on ebay it was said to off a Bentley.Not so sure but it is ash framed and alloy skinned.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I need now is a nice tall radiator shell and rad and long bonnet. Anyone got one suitable gathering dust and need some one to take it off their hands I'm yer man. I will even take it away for free rather than insult you with money Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bouncing this up. Would like to know how the project is going.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,
Sorry haven't been on here a lot. Project moving on slowly I have repaired the chassis and painted in with anti-rust now in the process of painting with red oxide then chassis paint, black of course. Then I will strip and paint axles/brake hubs etc.
Found a useful site to buy the brakes/wheel cylinders called Rockauto much cheaper even with delivery etc from the USA.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy thread resurrection. Found a chassis number 134632 which puts it in the 1932 era. I now have restored the front axle nearly finished the rear axle. Obtained an alloy bonnet from a Lagonda rapier and front valance for the dumb irons. I also have four TR5 spoked wheels,not 18 inch but they look quite good. Still a mountain to climb. I have been told by someone knowledgeable that its not an SS11 but I feel he is assessing it against a completely intact chassis which mine is not. I think when this was made up as a kit car they stamped the chassis number onto the chassis rail which seemed to irk the expert because he said SS never did that. I know they didn't but thats not a reason to doubt that it started life as one. Different times and all that:)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back!! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Very Happy
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