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Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Yesterday, 16:12
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 11
Views: 335
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: 430
Views: 89,673
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: 430
Views: 89,673
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: 430
Views: 89,673
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: 430
Views: 89,673
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: 430
Views: 89,673
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: 78,524
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 78,524
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: 475
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 4
Views: 374
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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: 10,741
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: 36
Views: 2,096
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 !
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 26th December 2020, 18:16
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Going through the suspension components and I've...

Going through the suspension components and I've found that most of the rubber bushes have already been replaced by the previous owner. A thorough wire brushing followed by a coat of primer and they...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd December 2020, 23:51
Replies: 370
Views: 80,330
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Missed out on my regular visits to Prescott this...

Missed out on my regular visits to Prescott this year. I know there were a couple of closed events that took place but didn't manage to get to them ! I can't see the first half of the 2021 season...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 22nd December 2020, 13:53
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Wasn't planning to move the engine back. I know...

Wasn't planning to move the engine back. I know you can but it sits well behind the front axle centre line so not much to be gained. It will depend on the gear stick position with the RX8 box fitted....
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 21st December 2020, 22:25
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The powder coaters are taking the chassis next...

The powder coaters are taking the chassis next week and it should be back before new year. I've welded in steel floor pans with a 3" drop. Even being 18swg steel they seem to have added a fair bit of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st December 2020, 22:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I rigged up a similar tank when I restored my 49...

I rigged up a similar tank when I restored my 49 Triumph Roadster. I could do a couple of parts at a time but it was an over night process. In the end I resorted to the blast cabinet with aluminium...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 15th December 2020, 20:32
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
A word of caution when building from older donor...

A word of caution when building from older donor cars that haven't been on the road for a while. Check every nut and bolt is done up ! My Scimitar had been partly restored a number of years ago and...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 15th December 2020, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Whist its not my cup of tea I didn't think the...

Whist its not my cup of tea I didn't think the price was unreasonable. The build quality looked exceptional in just about every respect. Hand built exotics tend to fetch big money ! If you're...
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