At 09:18 PM 5/15/96 -0500, Dave_Lapham-RMFV10Q@email.sps.mot.com wrote:
> I'm Desperate!
> I am going to miss the vintage race this weekend unless I can quickly
>locate a rebuild kit for my front disk brakes. I need the O-Rings for (get
>this) a Vanden Plas Princess 3-Liter.
> Twice I've ordered the kits, twice I've gotten wrong parts.
> If anyone knows of a place in North America that might have the necessary
>kits in stock, please respond to this email address or the one at the bottom
>of this message.
> Uh, no I'm not racing a VDP Princess, but these are the brakes I have put
>on my big Healey.
> Dave Lapham HEALEY@OAKHILL.sps.mot.com Austin, TX
> Sometimes I think I'm having fun with my cars ...
> ... and sometimes I think they're having fun with me !
I have a '54 Austin Princess Vanden Plas limo with the 3990cc engine (the 6
cylinder engine on which the 2660cc Austin-Healey 100 engine is based).
Thought it would be great for towing my TR3B racecar, with all that torque.
Never got around to working much on it, although I did rebuild the front
brakes (drums). At the time I bought it 15 years ago, it was the first car
purchase in a number of years that I managed to drive home.
There is a place that advertises in Hemmings that specializes in Princess
parts. Eagle Classics, Ltd. in Tennessee lists a free catalog. Their number
Perhaps this will help you.
Suffolk, Virginia, USA
'62 Triumph TR3B TCF103L former SCCA E/P race car (yellow with blue stripe)
'62 Triumph TR3B TSF198L unrestored
'67 Triumph TR4A CT72418L "live" rear axle (my first car!)
'67 Triumph TR4A CT70921L "live" rear axle (former parts car)
'54 Austin-Healey 100 (100M?) 151664 very unrestored
'54 Austin Princess Vanden Plas (My wife says the Princess is For Sale.)