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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th January 2021, 07:29
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Dpaz No. The one we looked at was green...

Hi Dpaz

No. The one we looked at was green and had been on the road. The Ebay one was red and didn't look to have been completed, let alone registered.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 08:47
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Paul Apologies for delay in replying....

Hi Paul

Apologies for delay in replying. That's a new one on me, thanks for posting.

Nice dash, apart from the flip up starter, too plasticky for my taste. Carpets, in a Monaco? Knuckle...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th January 2021, 06:53
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Paul It's undoubtedly a Monaco, and it's...

Hi Paul

It's undoubtedly a Monaco, and it's one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for posting. Looking at the supplementary grilles and giveaway wheels I agree with Dpaz that it's 2CV or Dyane based....
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th January 2021, 08:19
Replies: 437
Views: 90,471
Posted By Mick O'Malley
4 Bis Rue de Ripoff, more like. First reg '57?...

4 Bis Rue de Ripoff, more like. First reg '57? They're having a laugh!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th January 2021, 08:15
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Adrian Flux. I've been with them since '86, but...

Adrian Flux. I've been with them since '86, but had a ten year break from '99 to '09 during which time I only rode bikes. When I finally cracked and got a normal car in '17 (a Micra), they said my...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th January 2021, 09:21
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
It wasn't cutting out, just going into a sort of...

It wasn't cutting out, just going into a sort of limp mode. With hindsight, I'm certain that one of the CD175's pistons was sticking. The purchaser had read the blog, so it was a warts and all sale....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th January 2021, 14:20
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Bye Bye Baby....

At long last a purchaser was found for the A352, or more correctly, he found me through the offices of the Tribute Automotive Owners Group on FB, with special thanks to Belinda Jane Wednesday who...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th November 2020, 11:36
Replies: 199
Views: 27,958
Posted By Mick O'Malley
One Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman did this with his...

One Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman did this with his second re-bodied effort, so you'll be following in the footprints of the master...
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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th November 2020, 08:42
Replies: 199
Views: 27,958
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Close. Tell the truth and shame The Devil, as my...

Close. Tell the truth and shame The Devil, as my late mother taught me.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50608910517_0e3da23563_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k78TUH)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th November 2020, 07:37
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy Despair

In yesterday's sunshine I had another crack at the mystery fault, concentrating on the distributor (thanks Dpaz). I reset the points, even though the gap was spot on, oiled and greased as necessary,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th November 2020, 07:27
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
One step forward...

Thanks for supportive comments everyone :), I'm not getting excited over closing a deal on the A352. Given all the past disappointments I'll believe it when it's trailered away and I have a wad of...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th November 2020, 06:48
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
The only work I've done on her lately was a wash...

The only work I've done on her lately was a wash and photo' session last week for yet another prospective buyer (dreamer?). My focus (weather permitting) has been on the Monaco. A few of the coming...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th November 2020, 07:19
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Homing in....

Yesterday I wandered down to the sunlit cave and re-bled both the clutch and brakes, this time successfully. Riding that wave, and with a freshly charged battery and a squirt of ether, I fired her...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th November 2020, 05:49
Replies: 31
Views: 7,508
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile Image Hosting

Flickr. Works for me.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 31st October 2020, 12:50
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Woo Hoo!

Today the nice postperson delivered my new V5c :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50550574206_4e896e6ffc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k1YUyf)

'Triumph Moss Monaco'. That'll do.

Re-bleed...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th October 2020, 07:07
Replies: 182
Views: 52,609
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Ditto :)

I sent mine (registered) to K&R the Friday before last. Not sure if my receipt for the body will be accepted, I truthfully indicated that it was paid for with a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label. No...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd October 2020, 07:26
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Dire frag'ems? Nope :(

Fitted the new diaphragms yesterday - no change. Had a good look at the distributor cap and rotor arm (Thanks peterux): contacts clean, no signs of tracking. However, two of the plug leads fell out...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th October 2020, 07:58
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Question Another possibility...

Thanks for suggestions and encouragement chaps, most welcome :).

Yesterday, whilst vegetating following a nasty turn standing up too quickly after a session under the Monaco, I thought back to...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th October 2020, 07:40
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Question It's A Mystery

Tried a known good condenser - no change.

Tried a known good coil to distributor lead - no change.

Can't think of anything else it could be? Where can I buy some anti-gremlin spray?

Regards,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th October 2020, 07:35
Replies: 102
Views: 10,901
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Looking Good!

Nice and shiny compared with last Sunday. Money well spent!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th October 2020, 08:31
Replies: 379
Views: 78,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Yesterday, at last, the weather gods smiled on...

Yesterday, at last, the weather gods smiled on me. I'd changed the coil for a known good one (borrowed from the Monaco) last week. I'd immediately tried to start her, but the noise from the electric...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th October 2020, 08:00
Replies: 102
Views: 10,901
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Pass!!!

Congratulations!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th September 2020, 10:08
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Surely they won every time, what with their extra...

Surely they won every time, what with their extra fingers giving them superior ball grip?

The after game banjo concerts weren't much consolation either... :(

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th September 2020, 08:17
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I did one myself outside my gate using aerosol...

I did one myself outside my gate using aerosol line marking paint so I could get my motorbike in and out. Did it make a blind (yep) bit of difference? Nope. Gloucester is technically a city but the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th September 2020, 11:49
Replies: 450
Views: 92,467
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Win one, lose one.

Since bleeding the brakes I've had zero enthusiasm for things mechanical as the A352 has been playing silly buggers yet again.

Yesterday I had a slight feebleness bypass and decided to address a...
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