Monday, July 20, 2009

Mikes McCully's Hawk

I had these pictures for a long time but I actually forgot about them. Here is Mikes work on a rare Hawk with a V6 a beautiful car. The firs of our litle (growing) group is aware of. Noticeable difference between the HAwk and the Bantam are the front fenders, wider rear fenders, the roll bar and frame suspension design. The rear suspension is using coil overs.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Phil's latest pictures Bantam

Gentlemen here are the latest pictures of my 1974 Bantam after a lot of work this winter, new paint, widen fenders, alu fender guards, new engine mounts and suspension bushings... and redesigned oil pan to add capacity. Comments are welcomed!

But here is the bad news due to some power trip and misunderstanding of certain individuals at the Provincial DMV (Quebec) they decided to categorise this car has a 2009 self-built, this makes the car almost unsassurable basically 3000$ a year witch cost me 200 $ in the previous province of ownership in New Brunswick. So I am seriously considering selling the car. Any serious offers will be taken. Note: I paid over 7000$ for the car and put considerable time and money to make ot right, I will also assist the owner with transportation at cost since I have family in the brokage business also getting a car over the border requires very litle papper work and is easier than one might think.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Turbo boost control

This is not related to Blakely car but one day might come in usefull for others running turbos. On my Bantam boost is controlled using an Impco TC" control valve and did not wrok properlly (at all). After wititing Impco and searching the net for months I finally came up with this:

On my car the vent valve was plugged exlanning the valve did not work propelly. I will be trying this solution next weekend.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mike's Bantam not a Bantam but a Hawk

After getting more pictures from Mike I made a discovery his car is not a Bantam but the very rare Hawk witch is belived to exist 5 to 8 according to Carey. From the picture below we notice that the front fender has a diffrent profile and the rear roll bar is different.

Mike's Bantam

Mike was kind enough to send in some pictures of his recently bought Yellow 1982 Bantam. With a litle love this car will be looking great.

This is the first Bantam with a V6 I have seen so far. I have also noticed that the frame design seemed different than my Bantam, The bottom cross member seems much beefier than on my 1974.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bantam in one of the greatest movie of all time (not!)

Some of you requested this video from the movie "Cherry 2000" to be posted on our blog:

In the movie the image is very dark, I tried my best to adjust brightness and gamma value.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Video Bantam Chimney Rock HillClimb 1984

Carey found a set of great videos of a Bantam at the 1984 Chimney Rock Hillclimb:

The orginal files and credit goes to ageci on youtube:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Slide shows !

It is also possible to create slides shows for the blogs from flicker using the instructions at:

Created with flickr slideshow.

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This a test from the flickr interface its possible to post from flickr to blogger great news for Peter.