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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Today, 06:03
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Sharing the cave with wildlife. Taken yesterday. ...

Sharing the cave with wildlife. Taken yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50224835547_a0b22a492d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jwcpNt)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 05:54
Replies: 350
Views: 70,644
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Exclamation Strange Days.

Back in March, I had just given the A352 the once over for its MOT when, on the 25th, came the announcement of the six month moratorium. As quarantining (I loath the Yankspeak 'L' word) had begun...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th August 2020, 06:42
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Castle Combe Autumn Classic

According to their website (https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/race-days/autumn-classic-racing-festival), this great event will be going ahead. Let's hope so :).

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th August 2020, 06:58
Replies: 350
Views: 70,644
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Wow! A motoring event...

Yesterday's sortie in the A352 was to the Classics Day at The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford. If memory serves, this is the first motoring event I've attended this year. I've been attending this...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th August 2020, 08:10
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Mick O'Malley
From the 50s/60s Specials Group on FB: As...

From the 50s/60s Specials Group on FB:

As agreed with Cotswold Wildlife Park team 12.00noon 4th August.
1 Drivers of Classic cars get in free no need for membership cars but just need to identify...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 06:40
Replies: 160
Views: 21,737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Bit of a non-sequitur, but this took me back to...

Bit of a non-sequitur, but this took me back to the day in the 50s when my mother and I were exploring the first self-service Woolworth in London. Goods that you could pick up and examine without...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 30th July 2020, 08:11
Replies: 160
Views: 21,737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I can't see there'd be any advantage in that. I...

I can't see there'd be any advantage in that. I find it handy to be able to use the headlights anytime when parked. It would also mean you couldn't use parking lights as the feed to the light switch...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th July 2020, 11:56
Replies: 160
Views: 21,737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb Enlightenment. Geddit?

Right. The spade terminal stations on my A352 master light switch are numbered 1-8. nos 2,3 & 5 are blind. Power is to no.1; side and panel lights supply is from no.4; and headlight supply (via relay...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th July 2020, 06:55
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Mick O'Malley
They are certainly a rarity. I've just trawled...

They are certainly a rarity. I've just trawled through the stack of specials literature I've collected over the decades (Spencer Elton looks out for it for me :)) but not a thing.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th July 2020, 06:19
Replies: 160
Views: 21,737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I have that style of switch on the A352. I'll...

I have that style of switch on the A352. I'll investigate later, it may even lend itself to a picture if I've left enough slack in the loom. On the Monaco I've adapted the Spitfire loom for a two...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th July 2020, 06:17
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Not much to report from yesterday: my bleeding...

Not much to report from yesterday: my bleeding assistant was unavailable so I decided to play with the sewing machine. After a couple of schoolboy errors, and discovering that some parts of the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd July 2020, 06:51
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Another tiny step closer...

I was down the cave early yesterday, wondering if there was anything I could get on with before my bleeding assistant surfaced. Looking at the butchered coaming above the scuttle I decided that...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st July 2020, 14:55
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile It's a miracle x 2

I wandered down to the cave this morning before it got too hot, and consulted my 'To Do' list. Adjust handbrake and bleed brakes were two of the four remaining so, as pedal pushing assistance had...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 21st July 2020, 07:23
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Exclamation I seem to remember Ford having to stump up a good...

I seem to remember Ford having to stump up a good few grand to use 'Sierra' which Tim Dutton had bagged.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th July 2020, 06:18
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Getting There

My new SS front brake hoses arrived in the week and, given the hoops I've had to jump through, it was with some trepidation that I set about fitting them. This turned out to be a doddle as I'd only...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th July 2020, 06:40
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Nice!...

Nice! (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brooklands-Citroen-Special-Kitcar-1989/383635638500?hash=item59527748e4:g:zuMAAOSwR7JfEGws)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th July 2020, 09:25
Replies: 160
Views: 21,737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Über Cool

I've just revisited this thread in its entirety, have been reading updates only for a good while.

I'm not worthy :hail: :hail: :hail:

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th July 2020, 08:34
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Hi Bellicose Thanks for that. I think the...

Hi Bellicose

Thanks for that. I think the hyphen bamboozled their search engine...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th July 2020, 07:32
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Dpaz I couldn't find it. Do you have...

Hi Dpaz

I couldn't find it. Do you have either a link or the item number please?

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th July 2020, 07:18
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I decided, as the weather was so good, to pick...

I decided, as the weather was so good, to pick this up in the A352 'D-Type'. It turned out to be more like 20 miles each way, and pick up was in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, with...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th July 2020, 11:59
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy Front Brake Saga (cont.)

The other day, when weather permitted, I wandered down to the cave to complete the assembly of my front brakes, dreaming that, help in the shape of my furloughed son being available, bleeding...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th July 2020, 10:25
Replies: 413
Views: 82,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
ANG, to their credit, refunded the purchase...

ANG, to their credit, refunded the purchase price, helpfully pointing out that there are two types of Type 16 callipers. The chief difference being the thread for the flexi hose - later models being...
Forum: General chatter 29th June 2020, 06:58
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I'm blushing. Regards, Mick :)

I'm blushing.

Regards, Mick :)
Forum: General Build Chat 25th June 2020, 06:48
Replies: 28
Views: 4,985
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs down 27 Year Run Ends

Beaulieu Autojumble 2020 cancelled :icon_sad:

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th June 2020, 07:32
Replies: 350
Views: 70,644
Posted By Mick O'Malley
It's £40k now...

It's £40k now (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bugatti-Type-25-Racing-Replica/203025568648?hash=item2f45445388:g:8YEAAOSw4YFeXtOF).

Regards, Mick
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