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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 14th April 2019, 21:15
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I have changed the fuel pump from a lazy manual one to an electric example and spent several hours chasing water leaks around ...the reducer pipe I made had a couple of weepy pinholes in it and some second hand jubilee clips decided to not seal as well as they should ..I ended up replacing the top hose at the radiator , doubled up the jubilee clips on the bottom hose as well as lengthening it a bit and replaced a weakened radiator cap ...but all's good now ...

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Old 15th April 2019, 06:25
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That really does look good on the move. Its size gives it quite a bit of the presence of a Mercedes 300SL.
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Old 15th April 2019, 07:36
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That really does look good on the move. Its size gives it quite a bit of the presence of a Mercedes 300SL.
THANK YOU ....I agree ...I have 2 guys definitely going twin humped with a view to going down the Mercedes styling route ...and a commission build to start when Chris's Aston styled car is finished which the guy is thinking maybe twin hump too ..... I'd love to see a twin humped , silver example ..
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Old 15th April 2019, 09:22
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THANK YOU ....I agree ...I have 2 guys definitely going twin humped with a view to going down the Mercedes styling route ...and a commission build to start when Chris's Aston styled car is finished which the guy is thinking maybe twin hump too ..... I'd love to see a twin humped , silver example ..
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Are the twin bumps going to long nose cars???
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Old 17th April 2019, 20:53
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Yes ...they are all long nose . The one above has been widened too . .the second wide body example . I really want to see a silver long nose twin hump car ...Maybe when the blue car sells I'll have to build one . .
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That really does look good on the move.
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But fix that that squeak!

Jokes aside, did your For Sale advert generate much interest?
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Old 18th April 2019, 20:40
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Struggling to actually identify
the squeak ! I have had a little tweak but its still there ...drives OK though ! Lots of interest but nothing firm . I am going to readvertise her next month .
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The free carandclassic ad worked really well for me. You would need to be a little creative listing in the right section so it gets noticed.
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Thanks ...yes will put all adverts back up next month . Think its going to Beaulieu too ..see what happens.... Changing the oil this morning and having a play ....will take her out for a run later .
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If I ever get this house finished I would want to do a twin hump in silver with red numerals
If ever..........
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If I ever get this house finished I would want to do a twin hump in silver with red numerals
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https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attac...benz300slr.jpg
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I love the beautiful aerodynamic body, all swoopy curves, then, the barn door of a windscreen! No attempt at streamlining, obviously a reason for it. A gorgeous car.
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Old 26th April 2019, 06:21
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Looks like it's possibly a modern addition for the comfort of the occupants, although quite why anyone would make it so upright (and ugly?) is anyone's guess.

Period pics show a variety of screens fitted, but this is the one from Moss's record breaking Mille Miglia win -



Much lower and more aerodynamic looking and, from experience with my Spyder, provides a similar amount of wind in the face protection to a low, full windscreen like you'll find on a Midget, 356 Speedster or early Spitfire.

Still a beautiful car though, perspex garden fence and all.
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