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Keith Bennett

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Re: Ogontune A40

Post10 Jun 2018 17:36

Thanks Wellsey for sharing these rare photos (and to Dave for uploading 'em). Seeing as weight reduction was the goal (Perspex windows and only one wiper) I wonder whether the front wings were fibreglass or cut-down steel ones to accommodate the smoothed headlight glass?
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WELLSEY

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Re: Ogontune A40

Post10 Jun 2018 23:35

Hi, it wouldn't surprise me if the whole front end was fabricated from aluminium as there are no seam lines on the wings with a slight outward dish to them plus the grill area treatment. I believe a relation to the driver of this later car posted on the forum some years ago and might be able to shed some light on that.
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Re: Ogontune A40

Post13 Aug 2018 17:00

Hi,

I recently found this bare shell image showing the ''added lightness'. Aluminium nose, wings, bonnet, doors, and roof. One press cutting said it had 1275 with a Shorrocks supercharger under that bonnet.

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Barnaby
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WELLSEY

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Re: Ogontune A40

Post13 Aug 2018 22:14

Hi Barnaby,
Certainly looks like the later Ogontune car, maybe before it was finally finished for racing. I would like to know more re the source of the picture and any other info.
Thanks Ian.
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