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Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 23rd January 2021, 18:11
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've had a chance to offer up the space frame...

I've had a chance to offer up the space frame body support structure onto the Scimitar chassis. It fits pretty well and is located in such a way that you can't really get it in the wrong place ! I've...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 17:55
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've used Davids 182 primer on GRP and had no...

I've used Davids 182 primer on GRP and had no issues. For ali you really need an etch primer, they are cheap enough and readily available in aerosol form.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd January 2021, 18:30
Replies: 294
Views: 82,417
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I touched an electric fence as a kid just to see...

I touched an electric fence as a kid just to see what it felt like ! Knocked me off my feet ! As an adult I've put my fingers in the wrong place on several occasions but I'm still here !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 15:21
Replies: 294
Views: 82,417
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
One of blokes I worked with a while back was into...

One of blokes I worked with a while back was into model quadcopters / drones. The battery in one of those was the size of a match box and he dropped a fully charged one onto the concrete floor. It...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 11:26
Replies: 294
Views: 82,417
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Whilst I like the idea of electric cars from a...

Whilst I like the idea of electric cars from a performance point of view, the complexity of putting a safe and reliable system together is beyond me ! The chances of shorting something out and having...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 20th January 2021, 13:59
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looks like a great project. The Locost chassis...

Looks like a great project. The Locost chassis wasn't modified, the track and wheel base were correct. The driving position was very short but that was due to tiny cockpit area governed by the body...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 18th January 2021, 18:25
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Light blue hammer finish paint for the block....

Light blue hammer finish paint for the block. Black, aluminium and grey colours will feature throughout the car !

I've just got in from the garage having extended the exhaust manifolds by 1 1/4"...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 17th January 2021, 16:12
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A bit more progress has been made. The rolling...

A bit more progress has been made. The rolling chassis should be complete in the next few days and I plan to offer up the body by the end of the week. I need to modify the exhaust manifolds as they...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 14th January 2021, 00:00
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I had the Essex engine and RX8 gearbox offered up...

I had the Essex engine and RX8 gearbox offered up to the chassis earlier. Stock location for the engine and its sitting on new rubber mounts. I modified the standard Scimitar gearbox cross member to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th January 2021, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've seen that advert and thought it was probably...

I've seen that advert and thought it was probably a dealer looking to buy your car on the cheap. Might be wrong but that is the impression I get !

The Marlin is a bit niche compared to other kits...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th January 2021, 22:03
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It is quite a simple process. You need to make a...

It is quite a simple process. You need to make a male mould of the shape you want to make, I made mine from wood with a skim of body filler over the top. The surface finish needs to be smooth and...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th January 2021, 19:37
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Anyone who wants to know more about what happened...

Anyone who wants to know more about what happened to the original Ferrari chassis that was under the 250 TR before the body was cut up and removed needs to watch this video. From about 12.30 in, all...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th January 2021, 18:14
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I think the dealer is the third owner since I...

I think the dealer is the third owner since I sold it. The story has changed or been embellished and some of the facts have changed along the way. Apparently I am writing this from the grave !
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 10th January 2021, 13:13
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'm thinking of finishing my Formosa in the same...

I'm thinking of finishing my Formosa in the same way. Whilst much of the TR was bare aluminium a fair bit was painted but you wouldn't know. I found some paint that was an exact match looking like...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 10th January 2021, 12:12
Replies: 437
Views: 90,291
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
LOL, I think I sold it cheap ! I notice the price...

LOL, I think I sold it cheap ! I notice the price has gone up again since the previous dealer had it ! The details are wrong in the advert including the 300HP V12 engine amongst other things !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th January 2021, 10:22
Replies: 379
Views: 78,828
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I would contest any excessive fee for a change of...

I would contest any excessive fee for a change of vehicle under those circumstances. Who are you with at the moment ? Name and shame them !!
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 9th January 2021, 17:26
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The chassis was delivered today and I've made a...

The chassis was delivered today and I've made a start refitting the suspension. I hope to have the engine and box back in over the next few days.
Looks like this is going to turn into another lock...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 8th January 2021, 20:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Slowly making progress ! The engine work is now...

Slowly making progress ! The engine work is now complete along with the gearbox conversion. To say the RX8 gearbox fitment was easy is an understatement. The standard Essex clutch hooks right upto...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th January 2021, 19:59
Replies: 379
Views: 78,828
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Did you ever get to the bottom of the engine...

Did you ever get to the bottom of the engine cutting out ? I'm sure it must have been something silly !

Shouldn't cost much to notify your insurers of a change of vehicle, normally around 25...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th January 2021, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There are probably a few options that would work,...

There are probably a few options that would work, Triumph Stag bumpers look very similar and are cheap to buy. Ollie is right, the swage line down the side would add to the illusion.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 1st January 2021, 10:44
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Should sound great ! Plenty of space under the...

Should sound great ! Plenty of space under the car for an extra silencer if required but I don't want it too muffled !
The body is ready for collection so the build can start next week. If I can put...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 1st January 2021, 10:31
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The sellers name is familiar, sure I've seen...

The sellers name is familiar, sure I've seen other similar items from him in the last 6 months.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 29th December 2020, 20:01
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The local powder coaters have taken the chassis...

The local powder coaters have taken the chassis away today. Thats given me a bit of a chance to go over the engine and gearbox to see what's what. I've already rebuilt the heads and port matched the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th December 2020, 23:05
Replies: 102
Views: 10,853
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It sold, the buyer got a bargain !

It sold, the buyer got a bargain !
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 27th December 2020, 12:36
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I did exactly that at 7 seconds remaining. The...

I did exactly that at 7 seconds remaining. The price went from 375 to 501, my high bid but it changed right away to 510 with 1 second left !
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