Back in February we were all excited by the dispatch of our first batch of patterns to the foundry. These included both the rocker covers and also the manufacturer's plates to attach to the engine & radiator.
Reference has been made before to the curious misspelling of McLaren on the radiator plate, which is of course irritatingly close to the driver's eye line. As a project being run by pedantic people the jury is still out as to whether this is annoying (as it is wrong) or if it is satisfying (as it is wrong but right). Perhaps it is just there as a conversation piece?
The McLaren–Benz plate is from the right hand side of the engine block and can be just glimpsed in this view of the donkey engine:
Not convinced? This is a view of the 4MDB in the Armley Mills winch from a similar angle:
If you would like your own conversation piece, we have a small stock of both plates available at £150.00. All profit to the project, contact us via the Facebook page. They have been cast in iron, but if you want to fasten it to a partition wall we might be able to do you one in aluminium.
Not really after a big chunk of iron work for the chimney breast? We still have stocks of our other ‘merch’, books, T shirts & badges available from https://www.frheritage.org.uk/sales/