Restoration of the 1927 Grand Prix 8-cylinder FWD Alvis

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Technical lecture
22 May 2018 19:00 - 20:30
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This talk will trace the engineering story behind the 8-cylinder Alvis FWD racing cars of 1926-1930, which featured: supercharging, integral (monoblock) iron cylinder block and head, hemispherical combustion chamber with inclined valves & DOHC, roller bearing main bearings and big ends, and the FWD transmission unit overslung in front of the front axle.

It will also describe the ongoing restoration of the surviving parts of the 1927 single seater Grand Prix car and the 1929 road/racing 8-cyl FWD Ulster TT car. This involves reverse engineering and manufacture of missing items such as:  cylinder blocks, chassis frame, gearbox and credits the UK supplier chain which still maintains the needed skills today.

An Alvis FWD rolling chassis will be on display. 

Friends and Family welcome to join. Non-Members welcome.

Pre-Registration is recommended to help with event planning.

6:30PM for 7:00PM Start
The Barn lecture theatre, Horton Building (8) University of Bradford, BD7 1AZ

Free parking onsite after 5:30pm via main entrance on Great Horton Road

Event Poster - Feel free to display and distribute as appropriate.


Dr Tony Cox MBE FIMechE


University of Bradford
School of Engineering and Informatics
Great Horton Road
United Kingdom

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Nicky Baxter
0113 391 0537
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