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Old No.7 Builds 275 kits from Dan

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Old 22nd October 2018, 18:06
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I did consider something similar but wasn't sure how it would stand up to axle stands, trolly jacks and welding. So I stuck to the tried and tested thin smear of engine oil all over with some tastefully placed piles of tools, wheels and tyres for a pleasing effect.
Finish off with a scattering of pea gravel from the drive to toughen up the old kneecaps when kneeling.
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I did consider something similar but wasn't sure how it would stand up to axle stands, trolly jacks and welding. So I stuck to the tried and tested thin smear of engine oil all over with some tastefully placed piles of tools, wheels and tyres for a pleasing effect.
Finish off with a scattering of pea gravel from the drive to toughen up the old kneecaps when kneeling.
Ditto, but add some extra body panels just for fun moving around.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 22:18
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Next time I move house I want one these ……..
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Sunday 24th February was a great day out on track at Snetterton.

Very friendly, easy going day, sessions for two groups in the morning and open pitlane most of the afternoon. Never seemed to get crowded. Some serious cars - a few Astons incl a DB9 and a DBR1 - Ferrari 360 - plus Fiestas and MX5s.

Instructors 'ARDS' included and photos on offer. Here's a couple of the GTB, courtesy Browns Photography.


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Wow, that looks so good.
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Old 7th March 2019, 06:16
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Nice.
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That is a bl**dy good looking car. Good pics too.

The grill needs a bit of a dusting though ?

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It is always good to see more pics of the car.
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It is always good to see more pics of the car.
So good that I have come back for another look
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Very nice pictures Kidge, certainly the one to aspire to be like!
Great to see it out there being used and enjoyed......one day for me.....
You certainly are providing plenty of motivation to keep on going! Enjoy yours at every opportunity.
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Old 13th March 2019, 08:35
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Surely moulds were taken for all panels by Tribute/Old No7? When can we all buy one?
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Surely moulds were taken for all panels by Tribute/Old No7? When can we all buy one?
Have you seen welshkiwi’s thread?
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Surely moulds were taken for all panels by Tribute/Old No7? When can we all buy one?
The moulds are with Dan at Old No7 / Tribute. You will have to contact them directly as there is nothing on their website.

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Old 20th May 2019, 16:41
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Default a little technical note

A bit of technical first, with thanks to Andy. The photo below shows a bonnet strut prop, made from 15mm od aluminium tube. Cut a length out of one side and add a strip of bicycle inner tube to prevent scratching the piston. This fits over the strut piston to help support the bonnet, even though some stronger struts have been fitted.

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The M54 bmw engines [ours is a 3 litre auto] have acquired a reputation for burning oil because of the design of the oil rings. On our trip to Spain the engine consumed a litre in about 2000 miles. Earlier this year, when an oil change was due we added a litre of Liqui Moly ‘Flushing oil’ to clean out most of the detritus and sludge. We refilled with the same spec oil as before: 5 – 30W synthetic, along with 1 litre of Viscoplus Liqui Moly additive. We have just covered 3000 miles to Italy and back, using only 700cc of oil. 25 – 31mpg

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These were purchased through ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/str/know-more-...p2047675.l2563



Autoroute laybys are very varied, but we found a great pair on the A26 east of Laon with flowers and picnic tables away from the road: Aire de la Croisette eastbound and Aire les Pelerins westbound:



0 sm Aire les Pelerins A26 E of Laon.jpg
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On the way down to Italy, we stopped in the Hotel de la Terrasse Villersexel, followed by the Albergo della Torre [private off road parking] in Trescore Balneario, east of Bergamo [both recommended].

Having exited the Gotthard tunnel we picnicked above junction 42 – thanks to research on google satellite:


0 sm1 picnic spot J42 south of San Gotthardo Tunnel.jpg


Our trip was centred in Poggio di Cantagallina, near Chiusi / Lake Trasimeno in the Tuscany : Umbria : Lazio region - in this 1st floor apartment and village:


0 sm GTB at Agri-Tourismo ex farm on the Tuscany - Umbria border.jpg


0 sm Poggio Cantagallina Bassa near Chiusi psp.jpg


Enjoying the scenery and roads above Cetona [good coffee stop] with a view of Lake Trasimeno:


0 sm Lago di Trasimeno from the hills above Cetona on the Tuscany - Umbria border.jpg



We visited Pienza – early town planning and a cathedral slipping down the hillside; Montepulciano, Orvietto – impressive cathedral, with delicious murals by Fra Angelica / Signorelli; Castiglione del Lago and Tarquinia – Etruscan Tombs and these stupendous terracotta Winged-Horses, from the 4th century:


0 sm the Tarquinia terracotta Winged Horses.JPG


The car performed as a GT should, covering 1100 miles in two days on the way home. The Italians enthused about it and Carol was again comfortable driving it, but we might look for a more relaxed countryside bimble in France next year.

Off on the Brighton Run : Sunday June 2nd.
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Great pics
Looked like a good trip
Mkeep meaning to head that way on the motorbike
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Of possible interest to european travellers is the cost of the Mont Blanc Tunnel as well as The Frejus / Modane Tunnel is about E46 / 40GBP each way

A Swiss motorway pass / vignette costs 40SF / 32GBP and the Gotthardo Tunnel is then free.
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Great pictures Kidge and very jealous of what you have been able to concept, achieve and enjoy.

Love the car in the ☀️!
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Car looks perfect with the Italian backdrop , Geoff .
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.... and these stupendous terracotta Winged-Horses, from the 4th century:

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The car performed as a GT should, covering 1100 miles in two days on the way home. The Italians enthused about it and Carol was again comfortable driving it, but we might look for a more relaxed countryside bimble in France next year.

Off on the Brighton Run : Sunday June 2nd.
Deux Chevaux ... if the car had looked as stylish as those, I might have kept it.
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