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 #29294  by Andy Burfitt
 Tue May 15, 2012 5:37 pm
stevey1 wrote:Norm
just to add some info to your original post, john Powis's Henry's revenge has been sold to a chap in West Yorkshire along with a mountain of Cleveland parts! when I was down at the workshop Saturday I noticed in the corner the original front end which had a love in with some armco and a new tripod front end had been fitted, did you update the chassis for John? it is very neat I will try and post a picture tonight
Steve
I was the one that did the front ending of the chassis for John after the top end incident, It must have been around 1997 ish. Neil Hurlock started the tube work and I helped him finish it and did all the Tig welding.

The replacement tubes were of CDS and not Moly.
 #29296  by stevey1
 Tue May 15, 2012 5:54 pm
dragracerdave wrote:Who in West Yorkshire has the car now?
Not a racer I know of Dave but very keen I believe he intends to remove the injection and methanol system and run gas through a four barrel
Steve
 #29297  by dragracerdave
 Tue May 15, 2012 6:02 pm
stevey1 wrote:
dragracerdave wrote:Who in West Yorkshire has the car now?
Not a racer I know of Dave but very keen I believe he intends to remove the injection and methanol system and run gas through a four barrel
Steve
Thanks Steve, I'll keep my ear to the ground!
 #29298  by Andy Burfitt
 Tue May 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Without wanting to highjack this thread I believe that the car only ran once with the injection/methanol and that was the last time it ran. It was at the Pod and running very rich on methanol ran equal to its PB when on carb and gas.
 #29304  by flying toilet
 Wed May 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Was the engine run after his last outing with it? Must of been mid to late 90's as my Dad spoke to John about the Flying Toilet setup as we had switched over not long before.

I seem to remember them being in Pro ET pitted a few cars down from us behind the toilets when it used to be gravel...
 #29305  by flying toilet
 Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm
Andy Burfitt wrote:Without wanting to highjack this thread I believe that the car only ran once with the injection/methanol and that was the last time it ran. It was at the Pod and running very rich on methanol ran equal to its PB when on carb and gas.
Just read this after posting my comment. It will teach me to skim read...

Yeah, I have a feeling it was the Cannonball in 1995 after more thought. We were pitted a few cars down and I think my Dad spoke to John about the Flying Toilet setup as we had just got ours setup ok after some messing about with the pill sizes provided.

Was this not the event John did the 360 in the lights and took a bow?
 #29314  by ukdrn
 Thu May 17, 2012 9:47 am
Thanks for the picture, it's good to see the car again and I hope it goes to a good home.
Any update on the sale?
 #29317  by ukdrn
 Thu May 17, 2012 11:34 am
Millevanille wrote:
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Back to the thread one of Norm's best. Am trying desperately to get it back on the track for Dragstalgia.
Watch this space.
Sound interesting Tim, what's the chances then?
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