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Old 28-08-12, 19:49
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If this is an old Fjnr, then it really does need preserving, but you need some kind of time line/provenance, preferably back to someone who used to own the car. Period photos are always a great help but this could be the hard part. I have been trying for years to get details of my car in period. I know every single owner but if they cant be bothered to dig their albums out, then end of line.....Incidentely, do you have any indications of what engine was fiitted, and if it is a Formula Junior then you are looking at serious money to get a proper engine.....
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Old 28-08-12, 19:54
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Is it worth contacting F-Junior guru Duncan Rabagliati ?
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Old 28-08-12, 20:15
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I think you will find that only two Mk2's were ever period raced in FJ, Arthur's own car and the John Harwood car. One or two others have been accepted for various reasons, including mine. John Fyda's Mk 3 has joined in 'unofficially' on occasions but it's not an FJ. It's certainly worth emailing Duncan but you do need something to tell him.
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Old 28-08-12, 20:15
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Hi, I have owned a Mk4, a Mk14, Mk20 and now a Mk11b.I don,t recognise this one.Some of the bars on the front make it look a bit like a Mk8.Good luck anyway..
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Old 28-08-12, 20:17
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Thanks Jo, I'll look him up do you have details ?

Agra quoted me 10K for an all steel screamer........ Ouch !!!!

But then if you know what they reckon their car is worth then it's not too bad

Don't believe i just typed that.......LOL

To be honest i haven't really got that far, My main concern is getting it back on all 4 wheels with correct brakes and then go from there. I could stick crossflow in it and change it at any time.
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Old 28-08-12, 20:25
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Hi, I have owned a Mk4, a Mk14, Mk20 and now a Mk11b.I don,t recognise this one.Some of the bars on the front make it look a bit like a Mk8.Good luck anyway..

Your Mk 4 would have been a split axle set up, This would have been the same.

There are some wishbone pick up points brazed on the front that have been added when they attached the front subframe.

These are still to come off, along with tabs for dzus clips and the rack mount is all wrong too.

If you take all the crap off it looks like this ( Minus the support plates that have been removed years ago ) This is a Mk4 front end and box section is used at the bottom instead of plate on the early ones.
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Old 28-08-12, 20:58
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Fyrth, You are spot on, The differences in stories are wild. I did not know that Johns was unofficial.

I took it that because he had Historic papers that it was a done deal about it's provenance.

There is another in New Zealand that claims the same again with papers.

Not sure what i can tell him. The "Book" say's as many as 10 X MK2 were made but they think many were made into MK3's & 4 frames.

Who really knows. It's really hard to nail this stuff down.

I also got in contact with a guy called Martin Carter who told me that he had jigs and made frames for Arthur when Arch motors were busy......... The plot thickens !!
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Old 28-08-12, 22:02
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Thanks Jo, I'll look him up do you have details ?

Agra quoted me 10K for an all steel screamer........ Ouch !!!!
I have a rather tasty race winning x-flow ready to fit, dry sumped, just needs petrol and will cost you a lot less than £10k.....
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Old 28-08-12, 22:37
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Well you never know, But first i need wheels on my wagon.

I'm all Googled out and need to crack on with it now.
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Old 28-08-12, 22:52
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