In the past month, there have been a few scattered items which I didn’t end up posting on here. It’s amazing how few parts have come available. I was going through some old emails today and found that one member of the ABS raised a very good point when I was a complete newbie. To paraphrase, be patient, these cars and their parts are out there; sometimes there are dry spells and sometimes there are more items than can find owners. Right now, with the holidays, people have more on their mind than working on their cars and cleaning out their garage.
The last couple weeks have resulted in my efforts slowing with the near culmination of assembling my 1940 Bantam chassis. It needs to come apart again so I can begin restoring the bits to newish condition, but it’s nice to see something that has existed as scrap for decades become something fairly car like. I’m trying to figure out the front shock absorbers and finalize the braking configuration. However, even with all of these things, the car has been on the back burner.
I made a tally of cars in the process of being restored and their owners. Currently, there are at least 50 American Austin/Bantam cars in various stages of resurrection among at least 30 owners. So, if you’re afraid that you’re alone in your quest, rest assured that you’re in good company.
Around here, I’ve started doing some work chronicling the history of the Brennan IMP. If you’re a long time reader, you know of my fondness and intrigue regarding that little motor. Right now, there are a couple of old brochures up, but soon, I should have it’s 30 year history documented for those who do have them.
I hope you had a happy holiday and that you are looking forward to the upcoming ones as well. Stay tuned for updates!