Oct 14, 2013 update to the Tornado Typhoon project car

Literature Pours In

Special thanks to Alan Tucker and Len Picton. They donated these cool old books and manuals to help us with our project.
David Kayser always has cool literature. He found us an original Tornado brochure package.

In a recent issue of Classic Motorsports we put out a plea for more information and literature on this rare, strange little car from England and the Ford side-valve engine that powers it.

We were blown away by the response. Avid literature collector and dealer David Kayser of Chelsea Motoring Literature sent us an original brochure, spec sheet and correspondence between the factory and a prospective customer. No matter what the car, Kayser always has this sort of stuff. We go to him first whenever we start a new project car.

We went and looked at side-valve engine parts in Sarasota, Florida. We got a great package of books on English Fords and How To Build Ford Specials from Alan Tucker, whose buddy Len Picton had given to him. We even heard from a reader in central Washington state who offered us a killer deal on engine parts—but alas they were 100E parts, and we have the earlier E93A engine.

We thank everyone who helped us. We are still seeking a steering column for this Ford-powered special, as well as E93A engine parts.

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