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Re: Kieft 1100 Turner

Posted by Russell Filby on Mon, Mar 02 2015 at 06:02 PM CST:

In Reply to: Kieft 1100 Turner posted by Eckard Verfürth on Sun, Mar 01 2015 at 06:51 AM CST:

My understanding of the Berwyn Baxter car is as follows – I understand it was a DNS at the Mille Miglia,

Jack Turner made 13 aluminium blocks and two cylinder heads.

Engines went to Berwyn Baxter for his Kieft, John Webb for the Turner F2 car , and 11 blocks went to Connaught for their A-type F2 and sports/racing cars

Kieft 1954/5 sports/racing Reg. No. LDA 5 Chassis # CK201

This was a unique car for Berwyn Baxter, of somewhat stronger construction than the six 1100cc Climax engine cars, built for the much lighter aluminium block Turner engine , and raced with Turner engine # 1504 at Montlhery , Le Mans,, where it retired because it could not hold water; and Goodwood. The Turner engine was replaced by a modified MG B-series motor for the 1955 TT race at Dundrod. ,When the Turner engine was removed and returned to Jack, he found that the cylinder head gasket had been removed at some stage, and had been refitted with one of the edges creased over

Duncan Rabagliati owned this car from the early ‘80s to 1998. During this time he found the original Turner engine # 1504 lying under a work bench in John Harper’s nissen hut, where it had been for some 10 years, and John generously passed it on. It was sold , in the event , separately from the car in 1998

LDA 5 is now I understand in Belgium

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