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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd February 2021, 08:50
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Reason Prevails!

After ten days of deliberation and discussion I decided yesterday to not bid. I ran the surveyor's tape over the cave and realised that, due to its width, I would only be able to work on a quarter of...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2021, 06:47
Replies: 70
Views: 1,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
If it's good enough for ACBC, it's good enough...

If it's good enough for ACBC, it's good enough for you...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50960870553_736d5922ed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kDeMnc)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 06:37
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
As it's on the donor car's V5 it would require...

As it's on the donor car's V5 it would require SVA, so not a contender for my next project.

It's the size and road presence of the Sherpa project that appeal to me. Apart from three Dutton...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th February 2021, 12:59
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lucky you didn't knock the Blue Steel off its...

Lucky you didn't knock the Blue Steel off its shackles...



See Sherpley (https://motor-car.net/british/item/19601-sherpley) for details


If I go for it, I believe it's possible that an...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th February 2021, 09:30
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Many thanks for that Paul :). I braved the...

Many thanks for that Paul :).

I braved the howling wind and pissing rain with my surveyor's tape yesterday afternoon and the net gap, taking the vulnerable soil pipes each side into account, is...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 09:00
Replies: 70
Views: 1,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Useful info!

Thanks Towed :)

Here's my interpretation, with reflectors low and inboard.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50527198356_48837a4a54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jYV6Jm)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th February 2021, 08:52
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I'm unsure if it would fit between my and my...

I'm unsure if it would fit between my and my daughter's houses to get it down to the cave. If I knew how wide a Sherpa/LDV/Freight Rover is I could work it out. I just performed a search for this...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th February 2021, 08:08
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking I can resist anything,

....except temptation...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 08:03
Replies: 70
Views: 1,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb Ripped from a Westfield site. ...

Ripped from a Westfield site.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50938228857_82722176a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kBeJM8)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th February 2021, 11:12
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Mictor O'Meldrew

Thanks Paul. Self cancelling indicators are one of my pet hates, along with other so-called driver aids. IMO they simply allow drivers to put their brains into neutral, rather than maintaining...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th February 2021, 09:48
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Paul MOT? MOT? It's exempt. Only joking!...

Hi Paul

MOT? MOT? It's exempt. Only joking! I had that style of switch on the A352 and before that on my Mk1 Marlin Roadster without a mention from testers. Why would it be a problem?

Regards...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th February 2021, 16:36
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Fitted

On fine days at this time of year, the sun is just high enough to bathe the south facing cave in its warming rays. Encouraged thus today, I ventured down and swapped the steering wheel. A couple of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th February 2021, 10:34
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
My spiffing 10" steering wheel arrived in short...

My spiffing 10" steering wheel arrived in short order, so I shot down to the cave intending to fit it forthwith. However, the thought of fiddling with the tiny mounting bolts in the freezing cold...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th February 2021, 10:02
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
No problemo. Always interesting to read others'...

No problemo. Always interesting to read others' thoughts on automotive subjects :).

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th February 2021, 10:31
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
New Project. Didn't Happen :(

I've been considering another project for a while now, as the decks are more or less clear, and something to take me back to my early 80s roots came up last week: a Triumph based Dutton B-Type, c/w...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th February 2021, 08:17
Replies: 231
Views: 30,356
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Very nice work, it's coming along beautifully!...

Very nice work, it's coming along beautifully! Can't say I'm enamoured with those crossheads though. Slots or even Allens would, IMO, would look much more period.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th February 2021, 09:04
Replies: 70
Views: 1,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I fitted 15" TR6 wheels on Mike Satur hub...

I fitted 15" TR6 wheels on Mike Satur hub adaptors with 80 section tyres to the A352, but I had to chop the bulkhead, weld in recessed panels and fit lock limiting hose clips to the rack. I thought...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th February 2021, 09:33
Replies: 70
Views: 1,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Hi Kuba Congratulations on taking the plunge...

Hi Kuba

Congratulations on taking the plunge :). Looking forward to your updates.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th February 2021, 09:29
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
No, but I thought I'd trim the excess fabric from...

No, but I thought I'd trim the excess fabric from the top inner side of the passenger cover. A 45 cut is obviously what's needed. D'Oh! Look closely and you'll see the ugly patch I had to make.
...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 3rd February 2021, 07:31
Replies: 68
Views: 4,808
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Reminds me of Tim Dutton's Phaeton advertising:...

Reminds me of Tim Dutton's Phaeton advertising: 'Build it in a weekend'. Yeah, right!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 2nd February 2021, 11:34
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking At last, a little progress!

Over the last week or so, shrugging off the winter/coronavirus/sale of Lotus and A352 blues, I tackled the covers for my two part backrest. Not having used a sewing machine before, I practised on...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd February 2021, 11:04
Replies: 383
Views: 80,767
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Adieu Lotus

As was the case with the A352, I decided that yet another winter under a cover out in the damp wouldn't do this spiffing machine any favours, so I've passed her on. In stark contrast to my previous...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th January 2021, 07:29
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Dpaz No. The one we looked at was green...

Hi Dpaz

No. The one we looked at was green and had been on the road. The Ebay one was red and didn't look to have been completed, let alone registered.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 08:47
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Paul Apologies for delay in replying....

Hi Paul

Apologies for delay in replying. That's a new one on me, thanks for posting.

Nice dash, apart from the flip up starter, too plasticky for my taste. Carpets, in a Monaco? Knuckle...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th January 2021, 06:53
Replies: 496
Views: 96,253
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Paul It's undoubtedly a Monaco, and it's...

Hi Paul

It's undoubtedly a Monaco, and it's one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for posting. Looking at the supplementary grilles and giveaway wheels I agree with Dpaz that it's 2CV or Dyane based....
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