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Old 21st January 2016, 07:43
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Having considered a few options for the wing stays I finally decided to make my own. I wanted a design that was light and stiff. didn't require any welding (in my experience welding is nearly always the weak spot of any wing stay), was easlily adjustable and didn't cost a fortune.

After a lot of head scratching I came up with this. It fulfills most of he requirements! There is a tiny amount of "woibble", but far less than the Marlin and it cost less than a tenner!

DSCF2096 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

DSCF2100 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

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Electrics next!
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Old 21st January 2016, 19:58
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Nice work, Robin!!
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Old 4th March 2016, 17:48
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MartinClan - This really is a beautiful build.

And this quote did make me laugh.

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Not long now.... (90% complete and 40% left to do :-) )
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Old 15th March 2016, 07:49
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A bit off topic but just bought a new toy....

DSCF2103 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

It's very old but the bed and leadscrew are both in good order. I have to fettle it a bit before it becomes operational - it needs a mounting divised for the motor and countershaft both of which were fixed to the wall of workshop of the previous owner. Once it is up and going I plan a rolling restoration to get it back to its former glory.

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A bit off topic but just bought a new toy....

DSCF2103 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

It's very old but the bed and leadscrew are both in good order. I have to fettle it a bit before it becomes operational - it needs a mounting divised for the motor and countershaft both of which were fixed to the wall of workshop of the previous owner. Once it is up and going I plan a rolling restoration to get it back to its former glory.

Cheers, Robin
That looks a little beauty - I keep wishing I could find a small one like that.
Big envy!
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Old 15th March 2016, 18:17
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Ooo very nice
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Old 31st May 2016, 12:10
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Not a lot of updates recently but the car is now close to complete. (Well closer...).

Here are a few pics of the electrics and the final arrangement for the front cycle wings.

Fuse and relay box at bootom of glove box
DSCF2115 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

Everything connected with multi-way plugs
DSCF2109 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

Dashboard. Ballast resitors are to compensate for LED indicators
DSCF2107 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

Engine electronics - a bit simpler than the Marlin
DSCF2111 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

Front cycle wings. Considerably more stable than the Marlin
DSCF2117 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

Cool LED indicators (cheap as well!)
DSCF2118 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

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Really neat, looks great
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Starting for the first time is always the best bit Sounds great - well done
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Nice work, Robin!
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Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use for an old wine storage box...

DSCF2135 by Robin Martin, on Flickr

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A nicely done Pembleton here in the USA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Replica...m=192080677658
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Awesome Very nice
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MartinClan - Your Pembleton looks great and I like the tool box idea.

Good luck with the test, Paul.
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[QUOTE=MartinClan;85586]Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use for an old wine storage box...


Very nice... What are your plans with respect to covering up the front with a 'cage' for the test?
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Old 27th March 2017, 11:14
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MSVA passed today - yeay. A few pictures to follow shortly....

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Old 27th March 2017, 12:16
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Congratulations!
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Old 27th March 2017, 16:42
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Great stuff, Robin! If you could post details/photos of the front cover, I'd find that useful...... If I ever get to that stage with mines 😀
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Well done Robin
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