Today’s featured car is another VSCC Special with an aircraft engine.
The chassis for this one was sourced by Roger Sweet from a 1928 chain drive Frazer Nash and the motor is another WW1 era Curtiss OX5 V8.
The motor on this car features a Miller roller rocker conversion which gave the motor an additional 10 hours of life, when used in aircraft particularly Jenny training aircraft, these motors were considered disposable and simply replaced when they had run out of hours.
OX5 motors were available for as little as US$20 after WW1, today these fetch over £10,000 at auction, if you can find one.
One Australian described Roger Sweets Franziss which was completed in 2004 as “a wonderful doohickey“.
Thanks for joining me on this “A Wonderful Doohickey” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !