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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    how many were made nota? i don't seem to see any except for events like these
    Mate it seems about 30 Milano GT built with 8 drivers remaining

    JWF Fibreglass Industries built a lot of kit-car bodies through the late fifties and early sixties. Most popular were the Milanos, which initially came as open cars, but were joined later by the Milano GT model as well.

    These bodies found their way onto a whole range of chassis, were powered by many different engines, were used on both road and track. But JWF changed course and no longer built sports car bodies as other business proved more profitable.
    Bolly Blog: Another Milano GT 179

    What the hell is a JWF Milano GT?
    The chassis was specific for this car (built by Nota) and the fiberglass body uses design elements of contemporary Ferraris. You may also see a small Cobra Daytona in it. And it's really small, about 3.5 m long, 1.4 m wide - it's small by any standard.
    Typical engine choices included MG and of course the Holden I-6 in both versions. I've seen a pic of one Milano GT fitted with a Slant-Six Valiant, mounted vertically. Also Zephyr.

    Btw the final JWF was the very attractive Milano GT2. Two 'works' GT2 built in 1970 for JWF owners to have fun and good success in Class-level racing, and one more subsequent for a total of three. GT2 looks different to GT, its styling inspiration was for 'something like a Lola GT' with traces of GT40 influence, but long nosed and with aft-sited cabin to suit the mechanicals. GT2 featured an unlikey combo of Matich SR3-inspired tube chassis and Holden HR front-end, diff, brakes and 179 tri-carb engine.

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    thanks for the info nota i'd love to see a modern remake of one..
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaWgR1HDo9Y"]YouTube - Milano GT MKI AT WINTON HISTORICS 2009[/ame]

    How did I do that? ^

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    How did you do that so quickly

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    Love the idle note :drool:
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    ballast has got that url a bit wrong. It should be Robbie's Racing Pics - Windows Live
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteballz View Post
    Love the idle note :drool:
    Sounds very similar to my T-bucket with the hot Holden-engine, couldn't get that to hold its idle below 1500 rpm. Though a lot different to my lime green XU-1 with the Bathurst cam, its 1100 rpm idle was a lopey 'bloop .. bloop .. bloop' with the car visibly rocking side-to-side with every engine pulse great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    How did you do that so quickly
    What's strange with a quickness? I have just entered an URL to YouTube and nothing more. I wasn't intending to embed it

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    Hi all,
    I am having problems downloading photos at the moment, can someone e-mail to
    rochdale-olympic@fsmail.net any photos of the Rochdale Olympic so I can place them
    on the Rochdale Owners Club: History website.
    Kind regards
    Tony

    Rochdale Olympic on the hillclimb.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFAZ50jb3h0"]YouTube - Mt Coot-tha hillclimb[/ame]

    Download problem now ok, thanks to Rokem for photos, but if anyone else has Olympic photos please send.
    Kind regards
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    ps This is my car 902 DUF http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=rochdale+olympic&s=rec

    HELP ME LOOK FOR LOST ROCHDALE OLYMPICS
    http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcfor...ded#Post327716
    Last edited by TonyS; 06-05-2009 at 03:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faksta View Post
    What's strange with a quickness? I have just entered an URL to YouTube and nothing more. I wasn't intending to embed it
    This youtube shares the same pics as the ones in the link I had just posted less than 20 minutes earlier. And it opens with the exact same Milano pic which I posted for you yesterday - you're welcome btw. So I assumed, quite reasonably I think, that it wasn't coincidence and that you had quickly assembled together a compilation video of those pics with some existing footage. No I hadn't checked through youtube and hence didn't realise that a clip already existed featuring these same Milano pics.

    In short, a relatively innocent albeit well meaning mistake on my part, ok?

    Oh, and to you to.

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    Ah, I understand you now
    I've had a couple shots of Milano somewhere too. I'll post them later if I find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyS View Post
    Hi all,
    I am having problems downloading photos at the moment, can someone e-mail to
    rochdale-olympic@fsmail.net any photos of the Rochdale Olympic so I can place them
    on the Rochdale Owners Club: History website.
    Kind regards
    Tony

    YouTube - Mt Coot-tha hillclimb
    now that you have posted you shouldn't have any issue accessing the photo's tony
    thanks for the vid!
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    for further pics, there is a great slideshow here:
    Motorsport Photography
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    As promised. Source - oldracephotos.com

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    It was a great weekend and some great images there too!
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