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Alex 23rd September 2017 18:22

Fingers crossed Gary will have the Formosa finished by then and as I only live a few miles from Castle Combe I would love to take it to the event :thumb:

scimjim 23rd September 2017 21:19

Saw this replica at Prescott last weekend :-)

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Originally Posted by Mick O'Malley (Post 88389)
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Today I tootled up to Prescott for their annual French and Italian themed event. Expensive at £20 but well worth it for the plethora of fantastic machinery both competing and on display. For a change, mine wasn't the only Flag Metallic Blue 'Jaguar' on show.

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...psusnpwtk8.jpg


scimjim 23rd September 2017 21:29

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Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 90817)
It sounds like a great meeting .... last time I went to Castle Combe was a kit car trackday in the early 90's when I was building my Manta Montage kit ...so it's been a while !
Mick ( or anyone else familiar with the meeting ) , Graham , my customer we are building the Formosa 120 GR for is quite keen to get the car to this one ....I'm trying to make that possible but obviously the unknowns in a build are , well unknown!! ...so , if its looking like it might not happen for some reason ...is it the sort of venue that we could transport the car to , unload and put in the Classic parking area without too much aggro ?

Loads of room to trailer in and unload - park the tow car behind Quarry if necessary.

Mick O'Malley 24th September 2017 06:45

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Originally Posted by lancelot link
...is it the sort of venue that we could transport the car to, unload and put in the Classic parking area without too much aggro?

I can't see any reason why not. The gate people are all from one of these private armies and are only concerned with taking your money whilst trying to look 'ard.

Regards, Mick

Mick O'Malley 6th December 2017 07:13

A352 Project For Sale
 
Not sure where to post this, as I don't think it's worth its own thread, but an A352 Project has appeared on Ebay.

I'd snap it up myself if I didn't have two other projects to complete first.

Regards, Mick

lancelot link 6th December 2017 07:36

I reckon with that number plate , they will accept Australian dollars for it as well ......

Jaguartvr 6th December 2017 07:57

More importantly, what is that lurking by the big packing crate ?

IanA 6th December 2017 10:52

As Dan says in the ad- "a good head start towards building your 1950s sports car."

Barber 6th December 2017 21:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 92297)
More importantly, what is that lurking by the big packing crate ?

The nose for WelshKiwi's 275?

Jaguartvr 6th December 2017 21:12

No, that's a hard top. One in the photo is a soft top and has distinctive looking rear lights, looks if it might be getting "The Hump".

Barber 6th December 2017 21:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 92316)
No, that's a hard top. One in the photo is a soft top and has distinctive looking rear lights, looks if it might be getting "The Hump".

Ah gotchya, I was looking in the background of photo no 1.

DaveP 6th December 2017 21:55

I saw that project when visiting the tribute / old no.7 chaps (and very cool they were too)

The gel coat colour was quite a light purple. Loved it. Too difficult to build with my (lack of) skills so will concentrate on my Kobra special.

Dave

MJSS 22nd February 2018 13:28

Hello,

First time posting here as I'm think of ordering one of Tribute's D-Type shells.

Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?

UpstateCobraGuy 22nd February 2018 17:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by MJSS (Post 93520)
Hello,

First time posting here as I'm think of ordering one of Tribute's D-Type shells.

Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?

Awesome. What chassis are you planning to use?

Mick O'Malley 23rd February 2018 08:31

Building My MWS301
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJSS
Mick O'Malley, your D-Type looks amazing, is there a link to a full build thread somewhere?

Hi MJSS

Welcome to the forum.

I didn't write a dedicated thread regarding my build, mainly because I'm a confirmed Luddite and only had an analogue camera at the time. However I did piggy-back on two of Scotties A352 threads as we were building more or less simultaneously. The threads are here and here. 'My' bits will take some finding but, if you go ahead, I'm sure that you'll find Scottie's comprehensively detailed trials and tribulations most informative!

Regards, Mick

MJSS 26th February 2018 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by UpstateCobraGuy (Post 93524)
Awesome. What chassis are you planning to use?

Now that is a good question...

Iím torn between 3 options.

1) go for a Spitfire and buy a standard d-type shell from Tribute

2) completely strip an MX-5 and try to get a D-type shell on there. Chris at Tribute has mentioned this might be possible, but it would require an IVA.

3) Follow the lead of World Class Accident and Work on something new. The A352 front and back grafted to an Mx-5 or Z3. Avoids an IVA, gives me a Ďmoderní car, but will cost more and might not look as good as Mickís D-Type or the other spitfire based A352s.


Mick, thanks for the info. Iíve looked through those threads but iíll Pore over them some more.

Any advice from anyone on my three options above would be greatly appreciated.

Barber 26th February 2018 11:22

Donor Options
 
From a purely selfish perspective, I'd like to see someone have a go at option 3, graft a 352 front and rear onto either a Z3 or MX5. Not sure which one has the best wheelbase and track specs.

The soft top option would be great, and the car could be an every day driver for those who like convertibles. How cool would that be?

Could anyone sketch up what this would look like?

Jaguartvr 26th February 2018 12:22

I'm afraid the windscreen would ruin it, it would just look wrong.
Option 1 is my choice

oxford1360 26th February 2018 13:18

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 93592)
I'm afraid the windscreen would ruin it, it would just look wrong.
Option 1 is my choice

+1

MJSS 26th February 2018 13:51

Thanks for the responses.

Barber- I agree with you. It would be interesting to have a ‘Jaguar Style’ roadster in the same vein as an MX250 or Z300s.

JaguarTVR & Oxford. I agree with you too! Option 3 wouldn’t look like a D-Type/XKSS and the rake of the windscreen would be all wrong, but as a new car with a nice nose, rather than a replica, it might work.

I think my heart says Option 1, and head says Option 3.

This is my first rebody of a car. I’ve sanded and filled and replaced wiring before, but the scale of a Spitfire basedbuild seems a lot bigger than a modern car panel swap.

Also, i’ve Never quite been sure why the Spitfire/A352 conversion doesn’t need an IVA? Surely the door mods and windscreen removals constitute a fairly big change to the structure of the car?

Btw, as i’m New here not sure if it’s the done thing to hijack this thread to ask about my potential build. Chose this one as Mick’s car is the dream idea in my head.


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