View Full Version : BritCar Trivia.....

07-27-2004, 12:25 PM
Winner gets a bucket of Genuine British Rust from which to built their own British Car.....

Zora Arkus Duntov is known as "The Godfather Of The Corvette". However, before his time at GM, he was closely involved with a British car maker. If fact, he even invented something for this manufacturer.

Sooooo....what British car maker was it? And what did Duntov invent?

And......no fair using Google. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonono.gif

07-27-2004, 01:01 PM
I know! I know! (and I didn't Google!).
Let's just say it had something to do with a "flattie" (hint-hint).

07-27-2004, 06:44 PM
Sounds like you've got it Aeronca....thanks for not giving it away.

07-28-2004, 12:55 PM
Er, Ford? Because Duntov designed the Ardun heads for the flathead Ford V-8s, but I don't know how British they were...


07-29-2004, 09:52 AM
William....you're right about him designing the Ardun head for flathead Ford V8s.....but he did it for a British car maker (and it wasn't Ford).

What British car was it?

07-29-2004, 10:53 AM
I going to guess Allard /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

07-29-2004, 10:56 AM
I actually saw the first one these Ardun-Allards in-the-flesh. Here it is:


07-30-2004, 12:46 PM
Right-0. Allard it is.

Aeronca.....thank's for the pic of Bob Wilder's old J2. I saw it run at Thompson in the early '50's. Brings back many memories.

Very few of the J2's were shipped to the U.S. with the flathead Fords...most were bought without engines and had 331 Caddies or Chryslers installed afterward.