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Old 25th November 2017, 09:39
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This bloke has also bought a few Scimitars and written misleading adverts with huge price hikes. Everyone’s entitled to make a living but his attitude stinks.
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Old 4th December 2017, 07:44
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This fabulous beast has appeared on Ebay.

I love it!

Regards, Mick
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Old 4th December 2017, 09:09
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Great paint job on it, looks just like aluminium. It's the sort of finish that I think Andy was after on his 250 (EricHolmes) build.
Think the headlights and mountings look far nicer than the standard Moss lights.
Only thing against it are the rivets, they look as if they have come off one of the Titanic's boilers, I think it would be better to sand them out and fit proper fake smaller
rivets in their place.
It really does look like Dick Dastardly's car with the rear hump, very cool.

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Old 4th December 2017, 09:31
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I like my standard 5.75" pods, I think they enhance the overall quirkiness. The builder has used the same stop/tail lamps, reflectors, style of number plate and light as me. A man of impeccable taste .

All four indicators are too far from the sides to be strictly legal, and the view in that bullet mirror will be more or less useless. A few big 722s wouldn't look too shabby............

I still love it, though!

Regards, Mick)

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Old 4th December 2017, 14:50
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Talking Progress (sort of) at last.

After six weeks or so of coughing, spluttering, looking at the rain/frost/wind and wondering why my get-up-and-go had got up and gone, I at last ventured down to the cave this morning and pitched in.

First job was to drill the long awaited headlamp bowl mounting holes in the GRP pods. This involved levelling the car with my spirit level on the front cross member with one side jacked up to get the bubble central, then using a plumb line to find and mark the vertical. I'd already marked the exact tops of the bowls so drilling was a matter of holding them with the marks aligned. I then temporarily mounted them for the picture. The parallax effect makes them look a little pissed but they're spot on.



My ex-neighbour turned up at this juncture for a coffee and a chin wag so it was a couple of hours before I ventured back down to the cave. I decided to fabricate a steady bracket for my reversing spot lamp, as I'm certain it would go seriously AWOL if I relied solely on the bottom mounting. I made it from cardboard and transferred the holes and bends to a spare length of the ally strip I'd used for the fuel tank mounting straps. I then pop-riveted it to the back of the lamp housing and after a couple of small adjustments to the bends, it sat perfectly. The mounting hole in the body will have to wait as access for the inside nuts needs a spare pair of hands, unavailable today.



I included the back of the lens in the shot to show my home-made LED bulb which will ensure minimal load on the lengthy supply cable.

That was it for the day.

Regards, Mick

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Old 4th December 2017, 17:11
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I like my standard 5.75" pods, I think they enhance the overall quirkiness. The builder has used the same stop/tail lamps, reflectors, style of number plate and light as me. A man of impeccable taste .

All four indicators are too far from the sides to be strictly legal, and the view in that bullet mirror will be more or less useless. A few big 722s wouldn't look too shabby............

I still love it, though!

Regards, Mick)
I've always liked the Monaco as it's totally bonkers and silver really suits it.

The indicators look fine to me, so long as they're at least 500mm apart, a minimum of 350mm from the ground and can be seen front and rear they're perfectly legal on a pre-'86 car.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1...chedule/7/made
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The indicators look fine to me, so long as they're at least 500mm apart, a minimum of 350mm from the ground and can be seen front and rear they're perfectly legal on a pre-'86 car.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1...chedule/7/made
I stand corrected!

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Old 14th December 2017, 08:23
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Arrow Complete Non-Sequitur

I didn't know where else to put this, which came up on my FB 'Historic Lotus Register Group' feed. It's a Type 14 Elite body on a Spitfire chassis. Full marks to the builder for fitting a Triumph badge!




Regards, Mick
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Old 15th January 2018, 07:08
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Cool Hoping for a Monaco Summer

I really hope to get the Monaco on the road this summer.

Rumours that I have an ulterior motive should be ignored.

Regards, Mick

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Old 15th January 2018, 07:15
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Well, at least you know you'll be able to fit them all in if Bananarama ever ask for a lift home from the pub.
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