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Search: Posts Made By: Lucky@LeMans
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd February 2020, 20:38
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There are lots of options when you buy just a...

There are lots of options when you buy just a body shell, it can be tackled in different ways. Build from the ground up with all modern components or build with a donor car, the choice is yours !
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd February 2020, 18:25
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
You would be right into IVA with that option,...

You would be right into IVA with that option, just ads grief to your otherwise simple build process !
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd February 2020, 17:35
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Original VW Beetle has the right wheel base. I'm...

Original VW Beetle has the right wheel base. I'm not a fan of the air cooled flat 4 but there are lots of options to bolt onto that gearbox.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 22nd February 2020, 11:21
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I thought Lotus 7 style donor but then thought...

I thought Lotus 7 style donor but then thought the standard style doors would open against the high chassis rails of a 7. Not a problem in an open car but with a roof I don't think you could get in...
Forum: General Build Chat 20th February 2020, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Sunday 8th March; Auto Jumble / Classic Car...

Sunday 8th March;
Auto Jumble / Classic Car Show Malvern, 3 Counties Show Ground.

Sunday 15th March;
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Breakfast Club. 3.50 pre entry required.

Sunday 29th March;...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 20th February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 540
Views: 74,780
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
When I was scrolling through Google images I...

When I was scrolling through Google images I didn't realise it was a screen shot from a game ! Just liked the look of the light blue colour which is why I clicked on it only to find the youtube...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th February 2020, 23:15
Replies: 540
Views: 74,780
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Boy racer drives a DB4 Zagatto and nearly...

Boy racer drives a DB4 Zagatto and nearly trashes it !!

The light blue paint finish looked good too !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raR-JzMPVqA
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th February 2020, 22:28
Replies: 540
Views: 74,780
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Found this neat little Zagato Barchetta whilst...

Found this neat little Zagato Barchetta whilst Googling. Created as a one off of what might have been if Zagato had gone with a roofless version !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th February 2020, 13:45
Replies: 453
Views: 98,569
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Best of luck sorting out your flooded property,...

Best of luck sorting out your flooded property, its a right pain going through all that. I'm just outside Upton Upon Severn, some people have had it bad again. The recently raised road into town...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 17th February 2020, 07:35
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I think the bodies are available to order . ...

I think the bodies are available to order .

I would be tempted to find a couple of inches each end so it would fit over a Scimitar SE5 99" chassis, better than a Herald chassis as suggested.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 15th February 2020, 18:26
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Looks interesting, I did a bit of Googling as the...

Looks interesting, I did a bit of Googling as the ad on ebay is a bit vague. More than a hint of Maserati A6 about it. Not sure what glass will fit into it, seems to have Karman Ghia shape to it as...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th February 2020, 18:11
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The internals of the lock feature two levers, one...

The internals of the lock feature two levers, one of which is the deadlock . These are both operated by the electric actuator.Steve mentioned that it is possible to remove the deadlock lever so it...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th February 2020, 18:00
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
My door skins are screwed on and only bonded in...

My door skins are screwed on and only bonded in each corner. The PU adhesive I've used can be peeled away when you apply steady pressure to the joint. I don't see any problems getting the skins off.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th February 2020, 17:44
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Where do I begin ? Firstly the doors were working...

Where do I begin ? Firstly the doors were working fine on the donor car. Central locking, opening and closing from inside and outside the car, all as expected.

I fitted mini door handles which are...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th February 2020, 13:13
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Door issue is sorted, my fault with the fitment...

Door issue is sorted, my fault with the fitment of the Mini door handle being slightly wrong. Thanks to Steve, jaguartvr, much appreciated !
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th February 2020, 10:43
Replies: 104
Views: 15,564
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Worth a try ! You might find the outer cylinders...

Worth a try ! You might find the outer cylinders run a bit weak as the mixture has to travel a long way from the carb. The old carb Essex V6 was fitted with a deflector plate in the manifold to...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 9th February 2020, 11:37
Replies: 357
Views: 61,871
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I fitted the Harrington bumpers on my car and...

I fitted the Harrington bumpers on my car and they fitted neatly with the minimum of fettling. Expensive, but I think they really look the part. I used a Triumph number plate light that is very...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Photos of bonnet stay and strut compressor. This...

Photos of bonnet stay and strut compressor. This is a use once tool, hence the crappy welding !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th February 2020, 16:23
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
PM sent. I'll see if I can load some...

PM sent.

I'll see if I can load some photo's tonight !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th February 2020, 10:04
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Arranged my tickets online. What can I say, the...

Arranged my tickets online. What can I say, the Classic is very good value for money. The main entry ticket is 61 euros, the paddock pass 46 and parking 20. That's for the weekend's racing and...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th February 2020, 09:56
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I made a simple strut compressor from some 12mm...

I made a simple strut compressor from some 12mm threaded bar. That made life easy and a one man operation to fit them.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th February 2020, 23:09
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Photo here …….. Having issues loading...

Photo here ……..

Having issues loading photo's for some reason !
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th February 2020, 23:08
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The stay is made from 10mm round bar 37" long....

The stay is made from 10mm round bar 37" long. One end has a round tube welded to it, that slots over the bonnet spring. The other end has a repair washer welded to it and sits in a hole on the slam...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th February 2020, 11:04
Replies: 540
Views: 74,780
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There is a chap who lives near me with a very...

There is a chap who lives near me with a very similar car. He had it built at a cost of around 500k. He also owns a Proteus C Type so he understands the top end replica market. I'm not sure if he...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd February 2020, 17:10
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've ended up with a satisfactory solution by...

I've ended up with a satisfactory solution by retaining the standard struts and making a bonnet stay prop. You end up with an assisted lift then slot the stay in place. The KISS method can always be...
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