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Daimler V8 engined +4 #39363
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Can anyone recall details of the Daimler V8 engined +4 that used to be raced in the 60s or maybe early seventies? I seem to remember a magazine article, maybe CCC (?)that had something about it years ago.
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Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: 246tasman] #39373
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That would be XRX 1, a Plus 4 that, as you say, competed in the 60s with a Daimler engine. Now restored and competing in historic events, but with a TR engine sadly. To get FIA papers I believe they had to revert to the original engine, despite showing evidence that it had raced in period with the Daimler engine.

If the mods will excuse a link to another board, there's a thread here here discussing missing Plus 4s

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: chris] #39389
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Do you know who drove the car whilst it was V8 engined, and who fitted the engine?. It would be interesting to trace the race results.

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: chris] #39392
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Originally Posted By chris
If the mods will excuse a link to another board, there's a thread here here discussing missing Plus 4s


Great link Chris and no, I have no issue with anyone linking to other forums; obviously, with the proviso that the link is relevant to the thread! wine

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: Simon] #39397
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Thanks Simon.

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: 246tasman] #39399
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Originally Posted By 246tasman
Do you know who drove the car whilst it was V8 engined, and who fitted the engine?. It would be interesting to trace the race results.

It was a well-know name in 60s racing, but one which escapes me for the moment. I am applying liberal amounts of alcohol to free up the relevant bits of grey matter...

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: chris] #39402
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Great link.


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Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: Rbt Aero8] #39523
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http://www.morgan-cars.com/motorsport/xrx.html

and a chap called steve simonds raced it in the 80's with the v8 in it

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: Jim Mountain] #39542
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Thanks for this Jim. I couldn't see anything in the link about the Daimler engine though. Have I missed something?

Re: Daimler V8 engined +4 [Re: 246tasman] #39551
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I happen to have "some" info about this car, too much to divulge here. If there's anything specific you want to know, write me on plus4plus@live.nl


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