Topic: Where is that Humber Snipe?

Went looking around for the snipe advert and it is gone! Who got the snipe? Is it coming East?

Brian Gomez
2012 LeMons Rookie: NJMP 1984 Porshe 944 Dog Bone Car

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

I don't know whether the Super Snipe has sold but the ad is here:

http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewt … p?id=33154

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'LeMons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 LeMons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

The Super Snipe has not been sold yet, and is still available.

I've been doing some work on the engine because it didn't seem to be running right.
I pulled off the timing gear cover (which involved removing the entire front of the engine)
to check the valve timing, and then the rains hit.   It will be another week or two before
I can get back to it (we're having the house tented for termites), so I'm not actively
pushing the sale right now.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in LeMons has won an IOE!"

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

Please get in touch with me so we can talk about what it needs and when I can pick it up! I am ready to bring it 3000 miles to DOMINATE the east!

Brian Gomez
2012 LeMons Rookie: NJMP 1984 Porshe 944 Dog Bone Car

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

You can email me via the clicky link to the left.

As I mentioned above, I need to put things back together and make sure it runs.
Today is the first sunny day that I might have some time to work on it, which
includes making all new gaskets for the timing gear cover, water pump, etc.
Remember, you can't simply buy such things at Auto Zone!   smile
I'll post a note here when I'm done.

Alan

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in LeMons has won an IOE!"

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

We finally had a stretch of warm dry days, so I worked on the Super Snipe.   It is now all back together and running.
I took advantage of the opportunity to switch from the single-barrel downdraft carburetor to the later dual sidedraft
Strombergs.   I also installed all new ignition components, except for the coil.   I took it out for a drive on the freeway
this afternoon, and it ran OK.   And it can still be started with the hand crank.  smile

I still need to hook up the voltage regulator.   The previous alternator was a single-wire one with internal regulation,
but it developed a bad bearing.   The replacement  (bought in a hurry) turned out to need an external regulator.
At the rate I work, it's probably an all-day job, so perhaps on Monday (May 6th).

Although it is street legal, I recommend that you come pick it up with a truck (or large car) and tow dolly, because
of all the spares

Alan

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in LeMons has won an IOE!"

Re: Where is that Humber Snipe?

The Super Snipe has been sold and is on its way to its new home in Suisun City, CA.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in LeMons has won an IOE!"