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Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 20th September 2020, 08:40
Replies: 1
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Posted By DerbyDreamer
Miglia project on eBay

No connection, for but anyone wanting to build a Miglia:

https://ebay.us/u78Pl6
Forum: General Build Chat 5th August 2020, 09:58
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Headrest resolution

That's great news, Swifty! Glad that Gary is able to sort things for you - looking forward to some pictures :icon_eek:

Richard

Edit - just found your thread!! Fantastic!
Forum: General Build Chat 4th August 2020, 22:27
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Got the hump?

Swifty - I have finally decided to give my Miglia a 'humpectomy'...the extra passenger hump doesn't line up with the seat and is at the wrong angle on the Miglia body. Let me know if it would be...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 14th June 2020, 13:07
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Thanks Mr T - that's the mystery solved then!...

Thanks Mr T - that's the mystery solved then! Ironic that the shipping is ten times the cost of the part!! With a bit of luck, I can go for a proper start this week - complete with cooling system...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th June 2020, 15:53
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Throttle bracketry

Thanks to Alex's accurate measurements and brilliant CAD drawing, I finally got the missing brackets fabricated - amazing what you can do with a vice, a hammer and an angle grinder! :smokin:

6891...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 27th May 2020, 18:17
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Above and beyond...

Alex, that is really excellent detail! I was hoping for a couple of pics and that would have been a start....but a full CAD drawing!!!! You are a star! I have the throttle cable on order which should...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th May 2020, 22:18
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Got my cables crossed...

Alex, thank you - you have saved me a lot of head-scratching! You are right, I had put the throttle cable into the choke position :doh:

Now the problem I have is that the bracket on the manifold...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th May 2020, 14:01
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
The body beautiful...

Having performed surgery on the rear wing last year (no point rushing these things!..) I have now filled in the gaps. Paul's 'yoga mat and parcel tape method' was brilliant:

6801

Having enough...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 16th May 2020, 11:56
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Progress

Well...all this time at home has led to me running out of excuses!

The good news.....she runs!! It looks like the carbs have been rebuilt at some point though and from what I can see looking at...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd August 2019, 09:51
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Body alignment update

Apologies, Deni - I misread your original question!

I have added the forward measurements here and there is a 20mm difference between the two sides (the measurements were taken at the edge of the...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 19:20
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Body alignment

Deni,

I have made some measurements: the line on the green tape marks the centre of the metal frame and the orange tape shows the distance from the centre of the frame to the edge of the bonnet...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 17:07
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Frame details for Deni

Deni,

I have tried to show some details of the bonnet frame - they are different and I think I will end up moving one of them, in order to create some space for my brake master cylinder, as I am...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 22nd August 2019, 16:04
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Thanks for the lip seal idea, Mr T - will have a...

Thanks for the lip seal idea, Mr T - will have a measure up!

Deni, I will get hold of some more detailed photos for you.

Thanks for the 'grounding' Paul! It pays to remind ourselves where...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 19th August 2019, 09:35
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
A few bits

Thanks for the suspension info Keith - will take a look at Wolfitt.

In between tidying the garage, whilst labourer is back from Uni, I have finalised a few more bits and pieces...

The nearside...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 13th August 2019, 17:56
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Front end progress

On a bit of a roll...

Having sorted the rear, I fitted the screen using Mr. Towed's trusty rubber well nuts and suddenly things are looking better! Before I left my job, I printed the housings for...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 9th August 2019, 18:03
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Better than a Haynes manual!

Wow! Thank you, Paul!

I was hoping for a few pointers and you took the time and effort to produce such a detailed guide - that's fantastic!:bounce:

Just hope that my wife won't notice when her...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 8th August 2019, 20:38
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
So...where did FIVE years go???

Verging on embarrassed that I have made such slow progress but...[insert appropriate excuse here]!!

Anyway...back on it now and had a productive few days.

One of the things I was...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 16th April 2016, 16:04
Replies: 12
Views: 8,417
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Just beginning to come out of hibernation myself....

Just beginning to come out of hibernation myself. Inspiring stories on here and just make me want to get back out in the garage...done some bits and pieces and seem to have collected a lot of parts -...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th April 2016, 15:12
Replies: 12
Views: 3,796
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Worth looking at MGF spare wheels - same PCD...

Worth looking at MGF spare wheels - same PCD (95.25mm or 3 3/4" in old money). Bolted straight on to the Vitesse hubs and hoping to get a very similar effect to Oxford's.

Good luck with it all!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th April 2016, 14:34
Replies: 344
Views: 89,202
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Glad to see you're back on track. Also been...

Glad to see you're back on track. Also been suffering from 'lifegettingintheway-itis' so quite inspiring to see there's a way forward! Will be down your way this Summer - PM me if I can help with any...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd March 2015, 21:26
Replies: 366
Views: 101,617
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Perhaps a heat reflective mat might be an...

Perhaps a heat reflective mat might be an alternative - my Gilbern GT (60's GRP) has one, in an attempt to preserve the paint on the bonnet, I guess?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th October 2014, 22:58
Replies: 829
Views: 208,835
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Steering

Brilliant timing! About to tackle the steering column myself & just got access to a lathe!

Looking forward to the next installment:popcorn:
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 11th October 2014, 23:03
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Progress!

Really impressed to see the progress of others (especially those who have only recently got their bodies and are already well on the way!) so thought I'd post an update...

Lots of bits came...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 28th September 2014, 22:13
Replies: 366
Views: 101,617
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Inspirational stuff, Dave! Just getting close...

Inspirational stuff, Dave! Just getting close myself - resorted to using an original Vitesse bulkhead which means shortening the rear of the bonnet/extending in front of the screen, to cover the gap,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st August 2014, 21:37
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Views: 570,114
Posted By DerbyDreamer
Very glad to see the stand was so busy today &...

Very glad to see the stand was so busy today & thanks to Dan for showing me round. My 15 year old son has already started dropping hints about first cars....well, there are a few smaller engined Z3's...
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