Chassis No.:

 

3018

 

Model:

J2

 

Owner:

 

Chris lamrock

Year of Production:

 

Factory release

14 March 1933

Original Engine No:

1817AJ

 

 

Current Engine No:

 

 

 

 

Current Reg:

 

VJ5175 (uk)

Previous Owners: 

1933 FH Hickman – London

A Burgess Leigh Lancs 1963

M Marshall Leigh Lancs 1964

Barry Waler  1973

Phil Readhead 1974

George Goodare 1977

Chris Lamrock 1979 

 

Modifications/Restoration: Restored and running

The car is not quite original It has a Phoenix crank with slipper bearings, full flow oil filtration, lightweight clutch with modern plate  Visbly the door locks are not correct . Awaitnig correct pattern From Barry Walker 2 brush dynamo mods. and electric coolant fan to Tripple M yearbook pattern no extra holes so easily converted back

 

History

Registered greater London – delivered 18 April 1933. Problems with the head and the dynamo in the first year. Dynamo problems were a constant problem

Car laid up in 1965 in Leigh Lancashire

Acquired by Barry Walker

 Imported as a basket case in 1974 Rob Dunsterville acting on behalf of Phil Readhead Dismantled by George Goodare . I acquired it as boxes of bits in April 1979. Body restored with all new timber. Panelled and painted at North Syd Tech. Chassis completed and rolling. Gearbox rebuilt with parts supplied by Needham  New crown wheel and pinion. Car was then destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1986

Second rebuild commenced. Chassis rails shot peened to regain strength Timber kit imported . Body assembled and panelled at North Syd Tech Painted at NS Tech The only reused panel was the scuttle humps . Off to England on a parts buying spree . Sourced all alloy components including gearbox Made and shrink fitted alloy brake fins Rebuilt gearbox and machined many fittings at Ultimo Tech. All chrome at Ultimo tech All engine machining at Ultimo tech Front axle set up on surface plate at Ultimo Tech

My thanks to John Needham and Ray Skewes for their contribution when I didn’t have access to machinery.