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 February 2024
I have replaced the Works DB2 style FIA legal 
exhaust manifolds (the only FIA legal 'longer than STD' ex manifolds that can be used) that were used on A.N.Other car a few years ago, these manifolds are better than ever now as we have changed manufacturer again
February 2024
Now thinking about the original Weber Carbs & inlet manifolds that were with the car in storage even as late as 2005 but were stolen just before Jean & I bought the car in 2006
January 24
The very special gearbox we built to use in the car in 2008 / 2009 will be stripped & rebuilt to our latest build spec shortly, then put into storage ready for use whenever.
December 23
Steering box was opened up for overhaul, not badly worn but has had all of the upgrades in Feb 2024 & has been rebuilt to Zero Play spec, now put into storage February 24 ready for use whenever we get the car up & running.
June 23.
Well 2019 came & went, so did 2020/21& 22,  looking to the future, the engine will be fitted with Weber DCO 3's for FIA events & 45DCOEs for non FIA events, (the original downdraft Weber carbs fitted to the car by the Service Dept were stolen just before Chris & Jean bought MYT) hopefully we can make some good horsepower although there are a vast amount of parts to be found / made for the rest of the car let alone the engine.
We are still looking to enter the Goodwood Members Meeting  & Revival in 20?? with a very good amateur driver who works well with the team & a professional driver if we are asked to let one share the car, we have a few in mind but we have both decided it won't be  Stephen Bamford as his time is long past. (was he ever capable of driving more than 10 or 15 minutes -witness his dismal qualifying in 1999, 27th fastest ?
After crashing MYT twice & leaving Jean & Chris with the wreckage after Spa 2009 then crashing the RGS Atalanta Aston Martin at Castle Combe 2013 & again leaving Jean & Chris to sort the mess, I don't think he ever was - CA).
We will start repairing the chassis soon, meanwhile complete new doors will be made, luckily we have a used bonnet skin, whilst we will use our friend Keith's bonnet skin & frame to copy / finish our bonnet.

November 2018
We have started to make & modify parts for the rebuild / assembly of MYT with a concentrated effort toward the end of 2019 with a (hopefully) finish in 2020 (funds permitting) so MYT can be entered in the Fordwater Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival ?? if there is such a race for 50s sportscars.
With the current FIA regulations we may just have to settle for 270 bhp which is what we had in 2013.
Interesting to note that VMF 65 doesn't comply with the 2015 rulings on DB2's, it runs 45DCOE carbs, full bunch of bananas exhaust manifolds, hole type front brake drums, rear quarter window vents, modern rotating round air vents in the door windows.


August 2015
We sold the bonnet skin & the chassis box sections to Four Ashes customers, so we now have some more box sections made & they will be delivered shortly, we are about to use Keith Dixon's DB2 bonnet to make our buck even better than it was in 2013.


July 2011, We now have the brackets to bolt the DB2 chassis to the Celette jig, these should bolt the jig to the mounting points ofall of the suspension, engine & gearbox but only the rear axle mounts will fit as its so badly bent.
We will have to make our own brackets for the sill area & rear body mounts on the chassis to clamp it to the jig.
Chris
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