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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th October 2018, 05:44
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking I broke the habit of a lifetime

and bought five new tyres for a project :). The anticipated 'phone call came late morning and I whizzed down to the tyre place in the Micra, armed with a picture of a Monaco. The guy on the desk had...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th October 2018, 04:03
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb Sunday

Tiredness permitting (I'm out all day Saturday), I'll be there.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th October 2018, 07:00
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Progress of sorts.

Tuesday and yesterday I applied myself to fitting the beefier M10 Range Rover wheel studs to the front hubs. I'd fitted the more straightforward rear ones some time ago and had been feebly putting...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 16th October 2018, 07:26
Replies: 136
Views: 19,763
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.p...

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4553&page=124

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th October 2018, 05:13
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Exclamation Teals For Sale.

Just a quickie: There were two Marina based Teals for sale in Wednesday's Classic Cars Weekly, both with the pattern Bugatti wheels that were an option in period. One, at a dealership, was 12,995,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th October 2018, 04:53
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Radius Arm Mountings

Yesterday's task was to mark the locations of the forward radius arm mountings on the underside of the body. Like the pedal box, they will have substantial 3mm steel sandwich plates to ensure a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th October 2018, 04:48
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I generally use mine for straight cuts, but find...

I generally use mine for straight cuts, but find the jigsaw's easier for curves.

Yesterday I marked out and cut the second mounting plate which will be on the engine bay side of the bulkhead,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th October 2018, 06:41
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Pedal Box Progress

My 3mm steel plate having been left on my doorstep whilst I was out :rolleyes:, I was able to crack on yesterday. Before cutting any metal, I made a template of the curvature of the body to ensure a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th October 2018, 17:56
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Prescott or Repairs?

Once the early frost had melted, I uncovered the A352 and decided which of the above to pursue. I'd been to the US themed Prescott meeting once before and, having been underwhelmed, I plumped for...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th October 2018, 12:33
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Wet and Dry Combe

I went to the Classic yesterday in the Micra with no. two son, arriving at 0930 in heavy rain. Watched lots of practice as it gradually dried out, then the racing in the afternoon, of which the pre...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th October 2018, 07:08
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Hand In Pocket

I wandered down to the cave yesterday and measured the body width and pedal box mounting area. Logging on to Ebay I bought the necessary 3mm steel plate and 20x20x3mm steel angle. A trip to my local...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th October 2018, 05:13
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Colin No frame, they simply bolt through...

Hi Colin

No frame, they simply bolt through the thick GRP of the seat back area.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th October 2018, 06:49
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
A tiny bit more.....

I wandered down to the man cave mid morning yesterday and decided to make a little more progress. Out came the drill and the jigsaw and I attacked the access panel outline, hoping that my...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd October 2018, 04:41
Replies: 226
Views: 29,345
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Three Months. Blimey!

Yesterday, for the first time in earnest since June 3rd, I ventured down to the deliciously cool man cave to play with the Monaco. After a bit of a tidy up of some boxes of my children's stuff stored...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st October 2018, 06:46
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb I only knew of it from the forthcoming events...

I only knew of it from the forthcoming events section of 'Classic Car Weekly', it's not the first time either.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th September 2018, 16:11
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Cotswold Airport Show

Today's sortie in the A352 was to the above venue, where the show was billed as 'Revival', so I donned my white boiler suit, shirt and tie, and cheesecutter cap. On the way, via Cirencester, the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 17th September 2018, 18:13
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Wink A mixed day...

Saturday's sortie in the A352 was once again to Shelsley Walsh. The scenic early morning blat up the largely deserted A38 through Tewkesbury was enjoyable as ever, apart from a hint of a misfire...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th September 2018, 08:56
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb This...

This (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-D-TYPE-BODYSHELL-KIT-CAR/273459940098?hash=item3fab7b8b02:g:dyIAAOSwbDlbmYxH) appeared on Ebay.

Interesting.

Regards. Mick
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 7th September 2018, 05:51
Replies: 95
Views: 7,429
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Question I simply don't understand the inconsistency. When...

I simply don't understand the inconsistency. When I sold my pre-lit Westfield I described it as a 'Lotus Seven Evocation', likewise my A352: a 'D-Type Jaguar Evocation'. Both are current vehicle...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th September 2018, 07:13
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Thanks and Posing

Many thanks for advice regarding selling. I'll decide whether to keep her next spring post her MOT on the Ides of March. Blatting to and from the latest events has certainly re-kindled my enthusiasm....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2018, 07:08
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
You pays your money.......

I would agree, had I not seen much better Teal recreations. As a regular visitor to Prescott, home of the Bugatti Owners' Club, I think I have a reasonable eye. The blue was far too bright and shiny,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2018, 05:51
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Beaulieu Autojumble

Last weekend's sortie in the A352 was to this cracking event. I've been every year since '94, bar one, with an old kit car friend who built one of the very first Westfield XIs in the early 80s,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2018, 04:53
Replies: 65
Views: 7,376
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Looking good! Regards, Mick

Looking good!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th August 2018, 15:46
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Woo Hoo

Having been primed by Lucky@LeMans, who I also bumped into there, today's sortie in the A352 was to the Pershore Abbey Classic Car Show. It's about 25 miles from home up the largely deserted and very...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th August 2018, 13:10
Replies: 241
Views: 29,456
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I shamelessly copied his colour scheme on my Mk1...

I shamelessly copied his colour scheme on my Mk1 Marlin Roadster, which I passed on a couple of years ago. His car is an Alfa Romeo twin cam powered Lenham. He fabricated a buck for the nose, taking...
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