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ACOC News and Events / AC Owners' Club Sprint 11th September 2021 - Goodwood
« Last post by ted on July 28, 2021, 21:24:58 »
Hi All,

The AC Owners' Club Sprint is fast approaching on 11th Sept to be held at Goodwood.

All members, friends, sons, daughters, wives, girlfriends and boyfriends are welcome to attend as spectators. There tends to be a good turnout of members at the Sprint so we would love to see you there.

The ACOC Sprint is the perfect introduction to competitive motorsport if you have not competed previously. For the seasoned campaigners, there is some very attractive glassware on offer for the fastest times in each class! We also have an award for the fastest Lady on the day (in an AC if applicable).

Although we would love more ACs to take part, pretty much any car is eligible to enter the competition providing it meets the Motorsport UK safety regulations. We have an increased capacity this year with the longer daylight hours so if you are interested in competing, please do get in touch.

John Abel is the secretary of the meeting and will process your entry form. He can be contacted here: johnabel289@gmail.com

As John tends to get inundated with emails, if you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with me directly: tedshepherd@hotmail.com

All the best everyone

Ted
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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by fastpace on July 26, 2021, 14:36:27 »
Dear Fastpace,

As regards reference books for the Ace and the Cobra you should definitely try and get hold of a copy of Rinsey Mills’ book “ Original Ace & Cobra: the Restorers Guide” .I found it invaluable when restoring AEX146.

When, and if, you come to replacing the small block with an AC engine I’d be happy to pass on the lessons I learnt. It’s certainly doable but you do need a high pain threshold!

Kind regards,
Ben Morgan

Thanks Ben for the recommendation, have already purchased, received, and read Rinsey Mills book it was quite a great read and I will definitely be referencing back to it later.  I'll keep you in mind as I work through the car and potential conversion back to the AC Engine.  It can't be nearly as painful as what the Cobra and GT500 restorations are going to be!

A Really nice find, just a pity it was converted to a V8!
The Weller engine is i believe a good balance for the Ace & even more so now good engine parts are available to satisfy extra performance.
Robin

Thanks Robin, yes it seems like there quite a few people building them now and are somewhat available to a decent bump in power.  This is part of why I'm strongly considering the conversion back since it would be back to original but also a nice power level to really enjoy it.
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Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Wanted: Weber Carburetor Parts
« Last post by rr64 on July 26, 2021, 14:01:43 »
I am working on repairing a mid 1963 COBRA 4-2V induction system using Weber 48 IDM5 carburetors. The system was handled and stored poorly for decades. I am looking for quite a few very rare parts. Please see list below. I have a file with some pictures and sketches available via email to help illustrate some of the parts. Reproductions of all the parts have been made or are being worked on but I would rather have original 1950s-1960s Weber parts.

Thanks for looking. Dan

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: Another 2 Litre for sale
« Last post by AC-Crankcase on July 25, 2021, 14:11:21 »
EL 1441 - EHJ 859 has been on the register for a long time, long before it received the unusual paint job!

Tom
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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by Robin A Woolmer on July 23, 2021, 19:10:45 »
A Really nice find, just a pity it was converted to a V8!
The Weller engine is i believe a good balance for the Ace & even more so now good engine parts are available to satisfy extra performance.
Robin
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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by AEX146 on July 23, 2021, 16:33:36 »
Dear Fastpace,

As regards reference books for the Ace and the Cobra you should definitely try and get hold of a copy of Rinsey Mills’ book “ Original Ace & Cobra: the Restorers Guide” .I found it invaluable when restoring AEX146.

When, and if, you come to replacing the small block with an AC engine I’d be happy to pass on the lessons I learnt. It’s certainly doable but you do need a high pain threshold!

Kind regards,
Ben Morgan
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General Forum / Re: "VNUK" law to be scrapped in the UK
« Last post by administrator on July 23, 2021, 10:07:16 »
Good to report that the FIA's lobbying has now worked in Brussels:

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210617IPR06467/deal-reached-on-new-rules-to-better-protect-road-accident-victims

Note particularly "Vehicles intended exclusively for motorsports are also excluded."
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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by AE 501 on July 21, 2021, 09:54:49 »
Wonderful story, and a very, very nice place to fit the radio  ;D

Best of luck for all your efforts! I'm sure the club will help in many things!

Chris
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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by AC Ace Bristol on July 20, 2021, 09:59:34 »
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Fastpace.

Welcome to the AC Owners Club....   :)
Great to learn of another AC Ace that has survived and is back on the ACOC Radar and that your father in laws  AC Cobra chassis number ?  Has also survived, even if stripped down in preparation for full rebuild.

Really good to learn  of your long term intention to return AEX1010 to AC power,  The ACOC are there to assist in spares and information, just ask. ;)

Allison Hildreth the AC Ace Registrar   email address,  as below :

allison@hildreth.plus.com

Good luck with your quest for early  history, I am sure Allison will be pleased to receive any information on the History of AEX1010 to update and complement the AC Ace Register.  :)

Keith



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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / AC Ace AEX-1010 Found
« Last post by fastpace on July 20, 2021, 04:16:31 »
A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my father-in-law and worked through things we could do to help him downsize.  As part of that, was to go through the cars he owned which included a 1964 Cobra 289 Rack and Pinion car in pieces, a 1968 GT500 which he's the original owner, and a 1959 AC Ace.

I have been working through a bit of info an history on AEX-1010.  He bought the car in 1976 in a running driving state as you see it in the pictures for $5500.  The car is green with black interior with a SBC swapped, but is listed in the registry as White with Red interior.  I have reached out to the previous owner who knew the owner prior to him as well and they used the car for hill climb races in the Northeast US particularly in Pennsylvania.  He mentioned he always knew the car as green with black and the SBC conversion was prior to his ownership.  He of course was quick to offer to buy the car back, he said he currently owns 30+ cars including lots of exotics and has owned over 300 cars since this car but it was one he would never forget owning.  He's checking to see if he has any information or pictures from his ownership.

In addition, I have gotten in contact with the grandson and son of the original purchaser.  The original owner was a painter who travelled and practiced around the world.  They're also checking for any information or records on her ownership.

As the car is in over good condition, the plan is to see what it will take to get it back on the road.  Detailed inspection on the driveline and suspension to make sure everything is intact and serviceable.  If all is good, we will continue on with making it road ready.  If not, we will reassess for restoration level.  Long term, I would like to review bringing it back to an AC powered car and return to original state. 

I have already become ACOC member and ordered a few different books, but are there any key resources I should know of to learn the details and ins-and-outs of the Ace?  Any help is appreciated.  Also, I have tried to reach Allison as the registrar, but the email was returned is there updated contact?







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