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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 17:23
Replies: 71
Views: 5,308
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I like the 289 shape, I owned a KD 289 replica...

I like the 289 shape, I owned a KD 289 replica about 20 years ago. A bit of a rarity, they were Ford Escort based, mine had a 2.8 V6. I'll try and find a photo to post.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 16:36
Replies: 71
Views: 5,308
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I liked the matt black too. The front end looks...

I liked the matt black too. The front end looks better since you removed the moulded in front spoiler, I've only just noticed in these latest photo's. Also like the banded steels, they set the car...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Yesterday, 15:12
Replies: 261
Views: 34,934
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
How come the Yanks can supply new manifolds for...

How come the Yanks can supply new manifolds for an old British designed engine ? I would have thought that would be from a specialist UK supplier only.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 14:27
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Cool indeed ! Can't wait for the big screen...

Cool indeed ! Can't wait for the big screen adaptation !

No joking, everyone with a phone/camera could with a bit of imagination, create something worth posting on youtube. It would make a change...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th December 2018, 16:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Just wanted to use this as an example that a car...

Just wanted to use this as an example that a car doesn't have to have much in the way of performance, practicalities and the like to be desirable, collectable and interesting.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th December 2018, 10:36
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I was watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers the...

I was watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers the other night. They were featuring a Messerschmitt bubble car. Mike found one to restore that cost 18,000. They then spent a fair bit of time and money...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th December 2018, 13:28
Replies: 107
Views: 10,766
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Rochdale's car looks like a good example and will...

Rochdale's car looks like a good example and will no doubt drive and handle very well with that powerful and light weight V8.

I'm not going to be drawn into the value vs costs vs quality. Its all...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 11th December 2018, 22:38
Replies: 107
Views: 10,766
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Great video and great cars ! That's why we love...

Great video and great cars ! That's why we love this hobby !
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th December 2018, 09:51
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm with Towed on this one !

I'm with Towed on this one !
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th December 2018, 09:48
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm going to be using a set of old Smiths gauges...

I'm going to be using a set of old Smiths gauges in the car. I want to go with the same layout as the original but I might yet swop the rev counter in the centre for a speedo. The original cars were...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th December 2018, 21:53
Replies: 143
Views: 27,205
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Don't worry about it too much. Filler where...

Don't worry about it too much. Filler where required to even things up . If you try to make everything symmetrical you will be chasing your tail. I've found some errors on my ali body 250 TR having...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 9th December 2018, 21:42
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I had a set of 5 1/2" x 15 Healey wires earlier...

I had a set of 5 1/2" x 15 Healey wires earlier in the year. They would have fitted your application but with that size and style the spokes and spinners stick out a fair bit from the outer rim. You...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 8th December 2018, 16:59
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The front indicators I intended to use have now...

The front indicators I intended to use have now been changed. They did look too modern and as I'm going with a patinaed, aged look on the car I've found some older style examples. These are Fiat X19...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 5th December 2018, 19:23
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Another job completed are the side vents mounted...

Another job completed are the side vents mounted into the front wings. These were missing so I've made a pair in aluminium. Rather than copy the poor design the car had from Giordanengo, I've gone...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 5th December 2018, 19:14
Replies: 76
Views: 7,965
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Regards the bonnet pins they look like the real...

Regards the bonnet pins they look like the real deal. I've seen the repro ones offered on ebay, they are 250 a pair !!! They are chrome plated rather than stainless to boot. I need two pairs for...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 5th December 2018, 12:11
Replies: 76
Views: 7,965
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Another well finished example, looks really...

Another well finished example, looks really smart. I like the old period number plate too, I wish I had something similar on my car. I suppose I can get some show plates made but that's not the same....
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 2nd December 2018, 10:14
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The engine was used in the Granada MK2 and the...

The engine was used in the Granada MK2 and the injection version was used to great effect in the 2.8 Capri. The best thing with these engines are the compact design and torquey power delivery from...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st December 2018, 15:30
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A few photos here, they are a week or two old in...

A few photos here, they are a week or two old in some cases .

* Manifolds fitted to the engine on both sides, fairly straight forward as although the Cologne engine is a V6 there are only 4...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st December 2018, 14:22
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I will post some, promise !

I will post some, promise !
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st December 2018, 14:19
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The exhaust is just about done apart from making...

The exhaust is just about done apart from making the rear trumpet / megaphone trims x4. I have simplified the design a little largely down to ground clearance under the sills. I've gone with a single...
Forum: Bodywork 29th November 2018, 23:09
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I really don't think you will have a problem. The...

I really don't think you will have a problem. The Z3 didn't have a vent and the slot in a Cobra bonnet isn't big enough to let much heat out when the car is at a stand still. When your on the move...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 28th November 2018, 18:29
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some really nice work there. I'm sure the seller...

Some really nice work there. I'm sure the seller would get a sale if he offered each one separately. Easily worth $2000 each, probably a lot more. Shame they are the other side of the world !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th November 2018, 17:52
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm looking for a larger flip top fuel filler,...

I'm looking for a larger flip top fuel filler, larger the better but I don't want to pay some of the fancy prices being asked. I'm going to try the truck / tractor type suppliers, they might do...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 26th November 2018, 19:13
Replies: 203
Views: 20,816
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Made a start on the exhaust system. I've finished...

Made a start on the exhaust system. I've finished the manifolds and the silencer box's were made up a while ago. The system runs down each side of the car under the sill then tucks behind the rear...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 25th November 2018, 16:20
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Dimensions are 18 1/2" wide, 12 1/2" high and 2...

Dimensions are 18 1/2" wide, 12 1/2" high and 2 1/4" deep.

Photo attached......
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