J2 3018

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Information / 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.

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

  • Midget : J2
  • Chassis Number : J2 3018
  • Year of Production : 1933
  • 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
  • Current Owner : Chris lamrock
  • Original Engine Number : 1817AJ
  • Current Reg : VJ5175 (uk)
Contact details

Victoria,Australia