SMF - installed December 2017.
Returning members - please use the 'Forgot Password' function when logging in to the new Forum for the first time. If you have changed your email address please let me know so I can update it.

Main Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - MikeR

Hi Ian,
I have an original 16/80 exhaust manifold, with the silencer chambers attached.
It most unlikely I'll ever need it so, drop me a line.
hommedespere AT gmail DOT com
Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: ACs in the USA?
December 11, 2019, 03:11:03
Hi  notacarguy
I've just found your post on your uncle's ACs.

I've been corresponding with people in the US
folk who imply some rights to sell the dismantled car.....
of which I have a ton of photos

Your uncle's AC is the exact-same model
I once owned in the Last Century...
I would be super-keen to restore
your car if it is still available.

Last I heard, it was shipped to England....
but I've had no response all the past month.

Would you like to email me direct
and let's see if there's a way to rescue
the sad state of it, pls?

In case you don't have a direct link,
pls email me here

hommedespere AT gmail DOT com

Thanks  a mill

Mike Rose
Found a fairly-solid-looking 2-digit chassis number,
believed circa 1933 underslung experimental frame.
Axles, wheels (presumably postwar) located in the UK.
Some v useful body bits also available for a March style
Plus close ratio Moss g/b with o/d

Available with a prewar AC engine, with usual gasket-leakage problem
same location...
* cat's-paw engine, removed from 1937 16/80 (sic) DHC
includes crankshaft, pistons galore, exhaust manifold, clutch,
bellhousing, dynamo, starter, sump, cylinder head with valves,
carb connectors, 2 carbs, etc, etc....

* needs cylinder block, camshaft and waterpump.

This 16/80 engine was fitted by ACs in 1937 to a DHC,
supplied new to farmer Hugh Chambers (well-known AC enthusiast)
in Havelock North, New Zealand.   Hugh visited Thames Ditton every
5 years for a new AC from 1924 to 37

I owned and drove the car circa 1962, but the aluminium block was
on the way out that year...remained off the road another 30 years
until a recent owner rather rashly fitted a postwar engine, then
shot over to Australia, and left the original motor behind

Sump and crank can be supplied with new block, bearings, liners, etc...
rebuilt by specialist AC shop in UK


I once owned the only 1927 DHC in New Zealand....
circa 1959 - 1962.  Standard  2-litre 16/40 motor.

I can't for the life of me recall chapter and verse,
nor even which volume.... but it remains etched
in necktop memory that an SF Edge Special
has a taller radiator and 6 inches extra wheelbase.