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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Weber 34ICH carbs on Bristol engine
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:53:06 »
Does anyone have any jetting/general info on Weber 34 ICH carbs used with a bristol engine instead of the ususal Solex set-up?
Any info gratefully received.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Trying to trace....
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:55:17 »
Hi all, I'm trying to trace the current owner of Aceca AE512 WPG7
Any help greatfully received.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:35:13 »
Hi all, does anyone out there have any recommendations for a company that has the experience, parts and equipment to to re-bush the butterfly spindles for Bristol Solex carbs?
All info most welcome.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca registrar
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:47:18 »
I have been trying to contact the Aceca registrar by email. I have had no response.
Are you out there????

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 18, 2018, 07:38:23 »
Hi All. I'm after one of the Bristol cranked cylinder head spanners or info regarding what else can be used, as I'm sure there must be other ways of releasing/tightening them?
Any pointers gratefully received.
Glenn Burnage
ACOC member

Me again. Does anyone know the Part No for the Girling rear wheel-cylinder and the part No for the seals kit, and where to get it in the UK?
I'm sure I had it some where, but ca.......
All help gratefully received, Glenn

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca rear screens
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:31:27 »
Does anyone out there know if there is a supplier who has Aceca rear screens?
Glenn Burnage.

General Forum / Do I need to declare my Vehicles as VHI ?
« on: June 06, 2018, 19:47:06 »
Just seen off the June issue of ACtion, a good read. I read the 'Federation News' pages and I'm still confused (nothing new there)!
My question, for anyone who is completely up to speed with the current situation, is this. Do my old things need to be declared as VHI?
I have the following-
1955 AC Aceca
1935 Frazer Nash
1924 AJS Big Port (motorcycle)
At present none of the above are liable for road tax fees or need an MOT (even thought the on line tax renewal states that an MOT is required for each!!)
The bit about declaring at the next re-licensing seems to be written as if we all are fully aware of the situation.
I don't want to wait till the next re-taxing to find out that I have to do something.
Any clarity greatly welcomed.
Glenn Burnage (ACOC Member)

General Discussion / loading images
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:55:28 »
Don't seem to be able to load pictures from my pc onto a reply on this forum?? All that happens is I get 2 x [img] and nothing else
any help appreciated

General Forum / Members only/ anonymous posting
« on: November 14, 2017, 14:10:01 »
Regarding the post by ‘Big Col’ on the 10th Nov about his disappointment of the ACOC stand at the recent NEC show. Over the past few days the post has morphed into a discussion about whether or not anonymous posts should be allowed.
   I would like to ask for input on two things, both of which I feel somewhat strongly about. I ask these things so that if any council member should FIND THE TIME to read it, it could be brought up at a future council meeting.
   1/ should the ACOC forum be open to ACOC members only?
   2/ should anonymity of those registered be allowed?
   Some thoughts…
   As a lot of the posts seem to be members thanking other members about the good times had, event info and people asking for technical information, I can see no reason why the forum should not be restricted to members only.
   A lot of the bickering seems to be coming from poster’s who are not members, remain anonymous or both.
   Should posters posts automatically carry a sign/banner stating if the posted is a paid-up members of the club hosting the forum and/ or an anonymous poster?
   I feel somewhat aggrieved that part of my ACOC subscription is used to enable non-members to slag off things/people/events/situations.
   As for the post by ‘TTM’ who seems to be hiding behind ‘Protection of privacy’ shield, I don’t see how things would change much for him/her regardless of the ACOC forum being restricted to members only!?!? My view is if you’re so worried about that, don’t post. After all surely your details are with the administrator?
   Any views??

General Forum / AC books
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:01:57 »
Before I put these books on Ebay, I thought it only proper to offer them the the ACOC members. The Rinsey Mills book seems to be either unavailable or massively pricey, the cheapest I could find was £62 for an 'acceptable' condition s/hand copy. P&p not included it these prices. I can be contacted via
   Cobra Super Profile by Rod Grainger £5
   AC by Martyn Watkins    A Foulis mini marque history series £10
   The Classic ACs Two litre to Cobra By John McLellan £15
   AC Ace & Aceca 1953 – 1983 Brookland Books road tests tech analysis and Specs £10

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / YPC8 article in Aug Action
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:23:16 »
I've just read the short piece on YPC8's '56 Monte antics.
   I have, for years, been trying to find information regarding WPG7, another Aceca that ran as a member of the works entered team of three. I have tracked down as many results sheets as possible relating to its competiton history.
   The article in the Aug Action states that YPC8 ".. finished but down the order"
   As far as I have been able to ascertain from numerous reports and lists of finishers, WPG7 finished in 57th position overall, with no other members of the AC team finally classified.
   Either I've got it wrong or the authors of the Article are in error.
   Can anyone not connected with these 2 cars shed any further light on the subject.
   Records should be straightened wherever possible.
   I was going to put a response in ACtion, but it would be too long winded, so here it is on our forum. If light is shed via the forum, I'll then place a response in ACtion.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca for sale
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:12:03 »
Aceca for sale.
   Brief history.
   The car, WPG7, its original number, Chassis No AE512, (the 13th Aceca built) was bought new from AC by Tommy Clarke and he did the 1956 Monte Carlo rally as one of three cars entered by the AC works. Of the three, it alone finished the rally. He also did the Geneva rally, and the Liege-Rome-Liege in the same year plus others. Shortly before the start of the Monte, an AC employee crashed the car into the back of a coal lorry, wiping the front out. The works worked, non-stop for 36 hours to repair it and respray it in time for Tommy to leave for the start in Paris. MotorSport did a full page photo montage of the work carried out.
   I have been unsuccessful in finding out its history after Tommy sold it after the 1956 rally season ended (he bought an Aceca Bristol to do the Mille Miglia, The only Aceca to have entered in period and the one that now allows Acecas into that event).
   My father was well connected with all the garage proprietors in the south as he was an ‘Insurance assessor’ for many years for a major insurance company after managing the largest Garage in Southampton- Wadhams, Formerly Munn & Underwoods.
   Dad put out the feelers for something interesting to restore and an associate in the Isle of Wight mentioned that he had an old car in this trim-store which was taken as payment from a chap who couldn't afford to pay for the work that was completed on the an Aston and the Aceca. Dad restored it as his retirement project from 1989 to 1992. I worked close by and helped at every opportunity. He did everything except the trimming which was done by Mike Thomas.
   The original AC engine is now in Ace AE37, and has been for many years, since the early sixties, I think. WPG7 now has a Ford 2.6 with an early Mays head and ford Transit o/d gearbox with Corsair 2000E internals (the closest ratios that Ford did that would fit). It’s done circa 27K miles since restoration and is in great condition. I have been away to Europe many times in it, the last being the AC International to Luxemburg (including laps of the old Nurburgring). I have completed quite a bit of work since taking it over from Dad, about 10 years ago – Front anti-roll bar, rebuilt the back end (bearing etc.), I had the late Gregg Margetts rebuilt the Mays head, and I recently fitted a period radiator blind (adjustable on the move).
   The car has one unique feature – a roof mounted windscreen wiper- ordered by Tommy Clarke for the Monte.
   Interested? Glenn on 07966284689 or

General Forum / What's the best way to sell my AC?
« on: August 12, 2017, 16:57:09 »
I have decided to sell my Aceca. Had it for twelve years, been in the family since '89 - time to move on before I arrive at the situation whereby I cannot tell the difference between my ass and a hole in the ground.
   Commission fees? Auction? private?
   Any guidance would be most helpful.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Acecas in the '56 Monte?
« on: March 20, 2017, 16:48:12 »
I've never been sure or the identity of the the 'other' Aceca that was entered in the 1956 Monte Carlo rally.
   My car WPG7 (AE512) Clarke /Baker and YPC8 (AE499) Easton/Garnier, I know about, but I've no info about the 3rd car. I believe it was a french owner? But as to the car and who drove it and it's chassis number - anyone out there know?

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