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Search: Posts Made By: Mick O'Malley
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 06:40
Replies: 160
Views: 21,063
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: 21,063
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: 21,063
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: 180
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: 21,063
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 292
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 21,063
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 412
Views: 82,071
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: 539
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: 4,883
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: 347
Views: 70,093
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
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th June 2020, 07:20
Replies: 412
Views: 82,071
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Thanks Paul, I certainly hope so. I'm thinking of...

Thanks Paul, I certainly hope so. I'm thinking of calling her 'Quarantine Special' after the car owner virus...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th June 2020, 08:39
Replies: 412
Views: 82,071
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile 80mm Tacho

The last lap of my dash saga has been trying, this car has fought me every inch of the way, but hopefully I'm almost there. I transferred the outline of my card template to ally, cut it out and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th June 2020, 08:08
Replies: 412
Views: 82,071
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing! In February, armed with my recently acquired 'four bolt' fact, I bought a pair of Type14 callipers from ANG, a really good concern I've used many times :)....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th June 2020, 05:16
Replies: 412
Views: 82,071
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I neglected to mention that when I bought it in...

I neglected to mention that when I bought it in Worcester, the vendor had T-Boned someone and written off one side of the front. He was still limping. I cut off the front of the frame, got my welder...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th June 2020, 07:49
Replies: 412
Views: 82,071
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Blast From The Past

This (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-DUTTON-P1-HISTORIC-LOTUS-SEVEN-STYLE-SPORTS-CAR/303583500500?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649) appeared on ebay a few days ago. I'm...
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