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P.P. Jones
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Posted on Saturday, 20 September, 2003 - 11:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Greetings all,

Please jog my memory.

My father (HP Jones), with 1929 P1 CL23, was a founder-member of the Victorian branch, and as a student in Melbourne I attended far more club meetings than he did, being a country farmer.

And I recall of course the annual Queen's Birthday interstate meetings in Wagga (and later Mildura after the SA club began). One particular year I remember making the journey to Wagga with CPKW in his (1923?) Barker-bodied fully-disappearing cabriolet 20hp. My! how that car could go --"leaping from crag to crag" as CPKW put it -- up the Hume Highway of those days, at close to 60 mph all day, and all night too on the return trip.

I was sorry to hear recently of Patrick's death. The 20 hp I hope is still in club hands.

All that is by way of digression and introduction.

I write here to ask that my memory be jogged as to the presence or otherwise of harmonic vibration dampers on the crankshafts of Phantom 1s? I seem to recall reading a manual or a paper on the importance, setting and adjustment of these dampers, but am I confusing this with something else? Too early I expect for vulcanised metal/rubber discs.

Did the P1 have a crankshaft vibration damper? If so, could someone describe in rough terms its operation? Was it a carry-over from the Ghost?

Very many thanks,

P.P. Jones.

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