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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th April 2020, 07:17
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up It's starting to look like a car.

After three more days beavering away in the cave, I have something approaching a car. Having fitted the newly painted grille and number plate, and finished attaching and wiring the rear lights and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st April 2020, 07:11
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Yesterday's Efforts.

Taking advantage of the dry weather, I fitted the driver's side rear wing and connected the front indicator wiring, after riveting on the escutchions. These needed quite a bit of fettling to get them...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 30th March 2020, 07:57
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile Cracking On

Having finished the escutcheon, I decided to fit the wing and lamps. The Lucas L691 stop/tail lamps are meant to be attached using the two stubby studs on the back. These are too short for the GRP....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th March 2020, 07:31
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Good point! On Friday I decided to finish...

Good point!

On Friday I decided to finish off the wiring to the front lights. I decided that the 1mm ally indicator brackets were too flimsy so re-made them in 3mm using the old ones as templates...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th March 2020, 06:51
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Back in the cave. At last

Yesterday, after what I see has been a three month break, I managed a little work on the Monaco. I'd been busy in the garden for the first dry days having previously been busy making and mounting two...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th March 2020, 06:46
Replies: 345
Views: 65,620
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up At last...

Firstly, thanks for all the advice. When I removed the adaptor plug and sender the PTFE tape I'd used was very stringy which I'm supposing was due to the heat - on a hot day the oil temp. gauge shows...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th February 2020, 09:36
Replies: 345
Views: 65,620
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs down Oil Woes

Two weeks ago, when covering over the beast after its regular warm up run on a rare sunny day, I noticed a thin streak of oil on the ground where I'd reversed onto my parking place on my daughter's...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th January 2020, 08:26
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Exclamation ...and still they come.

This (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moss-monaco-kit-car-Ford-based/254495838230?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649) appeared on Ebay yesterday. I'm sorely tempted by that...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 8th January 2020, 08:12
Replies: 106
Views: 19,599
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Supporting Evidence

This is the extended filler neck before fitting the body - tubes of Sikaflex at the ready.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49350026527_36bdbc5767_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibTMyk)

and with...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 8th January 2020, 07:28
Replies: 106
Views: 19,599
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Beware Blowback!

My schoolboy error (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showpost.php?p=87062&postcount=74).

Looking good!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st December 2019, 06:46
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb LED Bulbs

Hi Pete, their brightness is difficult to quantify subjectively, but is quite adequate. I also made some other bulbs for this project here...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th December 2019, 13:01
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb As the sun has just emerged, I thought I'd take a...

As the sun has just emerged, I thought I'd take a picture of my creations:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49292703861_c7e1ba7ea9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i6PZwv)

Araldite dribbles are...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th December 2019, 06:37
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Hi Robin Many thanks for that, I was on the...

Hi Robin

Many thanks for that, I was on the verge of posing my question in the 'Small Chassis Triumphs' feed on FB.

Best Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th December 2019, 08:59
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb A light on your problem

I hit a similar problem with my Monaco, the spades on the holder fouled the 5.75" lamp bucket and popped when I tried to bend them. My solution? I pulled the terminals out of the holder, threaded the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th December 2019, 11:49
Replies: 345
Views: 65,620
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Merry Christmas

Today's sortie in the A352 was simply a lunchtime spin in the glorious weather. I took my usual route over Painswick Beacon, round the town (where random pedestrians waved and clapped :), and back. I...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st December 2019, 09:53
Replies: 345
Views: 65,620
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Utility Vehicle

I did it :) . Excuse wobbly photo', my hands were frozen from this morning's early drive.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49252537626_8acf36a977_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i3h8vd)

Regards,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st December 2019, 06:33
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
French Monacos

I've mentioned before that the French are mad for these cars. It seems there's a Prime Suspect, of whom I'm not a little jealous: There was an enquiry on my Moss Owners FB page regarding the worth of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th December 2019, 11:02
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up A New Hope (with apologies to Star Wars afficionados).

This has been the state of play more or less for the last four weeks. I discovered in that time that I have the wrong upper steering shaft, I think I may have given the correct one to the guy who...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th December 2019, 07:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Very Interesting Engine Indeed

The engine of my choice would be the one that achieved a class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo4_yar0joQ) Although it had the 1147cc bottom end, the cylinder...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd December 2019, 06:58
Replies: 345
Views: 65,620
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Happy New Year 2020

In anticipation of a crisp dry sunny new year's day, I this morning booked a place at the Classic Motor Hub...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th November 2019, 08:05
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I believe it's the broker who tries it on, rather...

I believe it's the broker who tries it on, rather than the insurance company. I pay £123 for 5k miles in the A352, but then I'm a coffin dodger who's been with Flux since '86...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th November 2019, 06:37
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thanks Paul. Not got down the cave much lately...

Thanks Paul. Not got down the cave much lately due to being full of cold and the depressingly interminable rain. Yesterday was the first in a good while when I felt half way decent and there was good...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th November 2019, 05:54
Replies: 37
Views: 9,130
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Très belle couleur. Regards, Mick

Très belle couleur.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th November 2019, 08:46
Replies: 408
Views: 55,339
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Congratulations on a first class build! ...

Congratulations on a first class build!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th November 2019, 05:16
Replies: 375
Views: 71,785
Posted By Mick O'Malley
There's more than one type of calliper for small...

There's more than one type of calliper for small chassis Triumphs, and I'm unsure of either the differences or how to identify them.

Regards, Mick
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