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redratbike 11th September 2018 20:16

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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 96762)
The Kougar Monza was a similar shape but it was a "big" jag based car. The mods on this example have meant loads of extra work to accommodate some over size wheels and tyres.
There were similar suggestions that I should use a Cobra chassis to mount my 250 Testarossa body onto but there was no way I was going to cut up a perfectly good ali body to fit it to a chassis that was too wide.

Memories a funny thing no idea what car you are thinking off that looks like this

Not a Kougar

https://goo.gl/images/Gr1jpM

https://goo.gl/images/Gr1jpM

Jeff H 11th September 2018 20:38

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Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 96769)
Memories a funny thing no idea what car you are thinking off that looks like this

Not a Kougar

https://goo.gl/images/Gr1jpM

https://goo.gl/images/Gr1jpM




Lucky did say Kougar Monza,

Try a Google on that one.

Lucky@LeMans 11th September 2018 20:49

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I'm thinking of this Kougar Monza design.
Not sure how many were made though, its quite a rarity.

Lucky@LeMans 11th September 2018 20:52

As it happens, this particular car is for sale in the back of the latest edition of Classic & Sports Car. Priced at 60k I think.

redratbike 12th September 2018 21:05

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Originally Posted by Jeff H (Post 96770)
Lucky did say Kougar Monza,

Try a Google on that one.

Yep as you said. I Can see it ... ooops apologies boys :wacko:

redratbike 12th September 2018 21:06

Didn’t Someone buy a monza body and chassis recently on here ???

lancelot link 12th September 2018 21:45

Yes they did and it has been passed on ...went to Europe I think ...

scimjim 17th September 2018 21:07

I like the wide look - but being a bit more performance orientated, Id have to put the right size Wheels/tyres on - the sidewalls on those balloons will be rubbish in high speed corners.

Chassis number for the Scimitar registrar please?

lancelot link 20th September 2018 17:31

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Originally Posted by scimjim (Post 96840)
I like the wide look - but being a bit more performance orientated, Id have to put the right size Wheels/tyres on - the sidewalls on those balloons will be rubbish in high speed corners.

Chassis number for the Scimitar registrar please?

I'll get the details for you from Big G..

A bit more bodywork achieved on the ''Formorsa'' , re-aligned headrest and dash pod that messing about with the body had thrown out of whack ...also , the extra width has meant the boot aperture needed re-shaping too ...

https://preview.ibb.co/dEG9XK/IMG_2983.jpg

I've started getting pedals , m/cylinders and steering in place too

https://preview.ibb.co/e5w1CK/IMG_2984.jpg

lancelot link 9th November 2018 17:45

I have been waiting for Geoffs rebuilt engine to arrive so I could proceed with his build , but its going to be another 2-3 weeks apparently ....so I made the decision to do a bit whilst I wait ...

I have widened the bonnet , I cut it in half placing both halves where they needed to be and pinched the nose in slightly as I wanted to keep the 'face' from looking too wide ...These two halves were then tagged together by glassing a couple of token areas on the outside to hold them together .... when cured , the bonnet was removed and flipped over and strapped to ensure minimal movement ..I then glassed the whole cut on the inside. .finally . .a liberal coating of hairy filler was applied to the outside to level it up and add strength ...

https://preview.ibb.co/fnynDV/IMG-0285.jpg

I had already fitted the Lotus radiator into a bolt on bracket and I added the framework for the flip front to this ...extra tube and bracing this time as its a larger panel than normal ...

https://preview.ibb.co/gekCfA/IMG-0287.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/kBqCfA/IMG-0288.jpg

molleur 9th November 2018 19:45

Is that a real TD in the background?

lancelot link 10th November 2018 08:45

Its a 1936 MG TA ...It belongs to Glan , the guy who helped me create the bodyshell ...It's in here so he can do a bit of work on it , re-assembly and paint ...it is a very pretty car with lots of new parts including re-built engine etc.... progress has been slow as Glan's health isn't great , but we plan to start prepping it for paint this coming week , if he's up to it ....the car is kind of for sale as well ...Glan would love to finish it and we hope to achieve that , but he's realistic enough to know that if someone wanted it as it is or unfinished ..he would sell her ..

molleur 10th November 2018 11:10

The TA looks pretty nice!

lancelot link 17th November 2018 11:52

Started fitting Electric power steering using an MG TF unit ...not too painful ...still need to get steering shaft sleeved and tig welded and introduce a pillow block to the lower half , now an extra u/j is involved ...but I could repeat this exercise for around 200 + steering parts and minus the wiring ...

https://preview.ibb.co/iDEvZf/IMG-0463.jpg

Alex 17th November 2018 14:52

Good idea putting the power steering on Gary, would it be be an easy job to retro fit onto mine its something I have been considering, driving is fine its just parking and maneuvering into my garage is hard work

lancelot link 17th November 2018 15:25

not impossible Big G ...I will go back and look at your pictures to remind myself ...

Paul L 18th November 2018 06:19

Gary Neat job on the bonnet widening. :cool:

I can certainly vouch for the fact that joins like this remain very solid when set.

All the cuts I made in my car have lasted years / miles without any issues.

Cheers, Paul. :)

lancelot link 9th January 2019 09:44

ForMORsa updates ...

https://i.ibb.co/XJqPzBF/IMG-1567.jpg


https://i.ibb.co/0DZZyrF/IMG-1568.jpg

Chassis pretty much all painted , axles , suspension etc has all been stripped out , re-bushed , painted etc... all new brakes , Wilwood front conversion , Gaz shocks all round ..I have just started running brake lines etc. and re-figured the steering a bit utilizing a pillow block bearing ...

Engine being tweaked and should be here soon ...


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