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    Let's face it. If you took Nuvolari or Fangio...

    Let's face it. If you took Nuvolari or Fangio and put them in a modern car, they would soon be competitive. Likewise, if you took Lewis Hamilton and put him in a Delage, Bugatti Type 35 or a...
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    Mike Lang's "Grand Prix," Peter Higham's...

    Mike Lang's "Grand Prix," Peter Higham's "International Motor Racing Guide," and David Hayhoe and David Holland's "Grand Prix Data Book" all credit Phil Hill with fastest lap in 2:27.1 secs.
    However...
  3. Thread: Braces

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    I'm not sure what you mean. If you want to...

    I'm not sure what you mean.
    If you want to stop the legs buckling then you've got to reduce the free length of the leg by cross and diagonal bracing. Or use bigger timber.
    If you mean the...
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    Sir Stirling Moss RIP

    Sadly Sir Stirling Moss passed away in the early hours of this morning (12th April). Four years ago he contracted an infection from a drug-resistant bug and never rfully recovered....
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    Although Moss raced a Cooper-Borgward in the 1960...

    Although Moss raced a Cooper-Borgward in the 1960 South African GP, I believe the engine was on loan from Borgward. It is extremely unlikely that they would have left any of the pukka RS engines...
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    Is there any chance you could post the picture or...

    Is there any chance you could post the picture or a link to it?
    Have you tried posting a similar request on the Autosport Nostalgia Forum? There are some very knowledgeable members there.
    Have you...
  7. Thread: Farewell Niki

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    Farewell Niki

    It was announced today that Niki Lauda has died. Sad but not unexpected. RIP
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/46781936
  8. I don't know much about US historic racing. I...

    I don't know much about US historic racing. I understand they are more, shall we say, flexible about originality than Britain or Australia, where CAMS do not accept any changes at all.

    Is it...
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    Sian, I'll ask on a couple of ex-Kenya Facebook...

    Sian,
    I'll ask on a couple of ex-Kenya Facebook groups. Can you PM me with your email and if anyone knew him I'll ask them to contact you direct.
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    That article says it all. I won't wish him a...

    That article says it all. I won't wish him a happy birthday but I will say that I hope the speed of his recovery improves.
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    Emissions aren't that simple. At one time,...

    Emissions aren't that simple. At one time, diesels were considered to have better emissions as the NOx and CO values were lower than petrol. But this ignored particulates, ie specks of carbon, and...
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    If you plan to buy an automatic, which is ideal...

    If you plan to buy an automatic, which is ideal for stop/start city driving, then don't get a diesel. As far as I know, nobody has yet managed to produce a diesel automatic that works well. The...
  13. Thread: Niki Lauda

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    Niki Lauda

    Can I wish "The Rat" best wishes for a rapid recovery from his lung transplant.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-lauda/formula-one-great-niki-lauda-has-lung-transplant-idUSKBN1KN2N9
  14. My sympathies to Senegal. It's harsh to go out...

    My sympathies to Senegal. It's harsh to go out on the number of yellow cards given the varying attitudes of refereeing. I think it would be better to have a play-off and resolve the issue on the...
  15. Thread: Photography

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    Can I ask the obvious questions: Who? What?...

    Can I ask the obvious questions:
    Who?
    What?
    When?
    Where?
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    routier (changed from old boy > network)

    routier

    (changed from old boy > network)
  17. Thread: 7 April 1968

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    Thanks for the clarification. I'd forgotten the...

    Thanks for the clarification. I'd forgotten the circumstances.
  18. Thread: 7 April 1968

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    If only . . . . . . he'd opted for the Ford...

    If only . . .
    . . . he'd opted for the Ford drive instead.
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    The advice I was given 50 years ago is still...

    The advice I was given 50 years ago is still valid: "Never try to swerve to avoid a dog".
    If you continue on your path the odds are that you will miss it. If you do hit it you should be able to...
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    Punctuation question

    This has come up on another forum. How should this be punctuated?

    If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.
    If you want to walk fast: walk alone. If you...
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    Micky Mouse

    Micky Mouse
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    I agree, it's nice to receive an acknowledgement...

    I agree, it's nice to receive an acknowledgement when you try to share knowledge.
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    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump
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    bowler

    bowler
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    litre

    litre
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