ITV's Granchester

ITV's Granchester

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Parts wanted.

Two different e-mails from two different J owners, same subject, arrived on the same day into the inbox. spooky or what.
First e-mail.
Wanted a pair of 15 inch wheel rims, in any condition, with or without tyres.

The second e-mail, Wanted, any quantity of 16 inch J type wheels, willing to pay up to £50 each.
If you can help out either of these j type owners with maybe an old rim lurking in the back of the garage, Contact me and I will pass on your e-mail/contact details. Both e-mailers have said "they will collect" so no hassle with packing items up.
Very little vehicle news, The Wolseley 6/80 ventured out the other night to go the local club meet at a village pub. No problems encountered apart from it seems to drink petrol like its leaking.
I knew it was running "rich" but according to fellow owners they get around 20 MPG and slightly better on a run.
Well we don't plan to do many miles in it. The insurance cover is for 1500 miles a year which will be more than enough to do a few local club rallies. Still I must venture into the unknown and tackle the adjustment of the twin SU carburettors with electric choke, this is going to be fun.


A picture of two black cars, on a black winters night in a pub car park. Old RiSKy looks good at night, no rust to be seen.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.