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Old 26th January 2017, 08:02
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Talking Mick O'Malley's Moss Monaco

When this was launched in 1984 I was just starting building my first kit, a Dutton Phaeton II, bought new for 752. The Monaco, at 499 immediately appealed to me with its Triumph underpinnings so I sent off for the brochure and had a quiet daydream.

33 years and 15 or so kit cars came and went.

I'm on the Moss page on Facebook and on Boxing morning a post and picture appeared which I 'liked' and commented on to the effect that it was my dream car. A private message appeared on FB a few days later asking if I was interested in an abandoned project. It turned out that the owner didn't think he'd ever be able to finish it, and, as it had been given to him in similar circumstances, I could have it FOC on the condition that I completed it!

I went and had a look yesterday, it's eminently do-able and I'm collecting it on Monday on a low loader. As soon as my Tribute A352 passes its second MOT (imminent) I'll set to.
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Old 26th January 2017, 09:09
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Wow, that looks like a heap of fun!!
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Old 26th January 2017, 09:10
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Great project, I'll be following your progress updates
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Old 26th January 2017, 10:27
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Here's one at the Tatton Park Passion for Power show a couple of years ago.


Good luck with the project.
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Old 26th January 2017, 15:51
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Old 26th January 2017, 17:52
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Nice! Mick 'O, should be a straight forward resto.
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Old 26th January 2017, 18:34
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Cool Colour

Jumping the gun, I know, but this is the colour I fancy but with gold wires and grille.

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Old 26th January 2017, 18:36
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Absolutely agree with the color. Very period too.
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Old 26th January 2017, 19:12
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They always looked like a dustbin on wheels to me but in a good way ha ha ...


I hope he negotiated a ride in the finished article?
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Old 27th January 2017, 01:22
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Jumping the gun, I know, but this is the colour I fancy but with gold wires and grille.
I agree, but then I am biased
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Old 27th January 2017, 07:52
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Mick - It certainly looks like a challenging project.



If it helps, Micky1Mo's Moss Monaco build thread is here:
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5728



And this is Car Photographer's colour scheme on his Fiorano.



Good luck, Paul.
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Old 27th January 2017, 08:11
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Cool Cool!

Thanks Paul. I'm just signing up to Photobucket so future posts will be a little more viewer friendly.

I'm straining at the leash to get crawling over the Monaco, dismantling and making lists of jobs and purchases.

With spring and summer on the way I'll be able to make a decent start between sorties to Castle Combe, Shelsley Walsh and Prescott in the A352 'D'.

Happy Days

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Old 27th January 2017, 08:24
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Question Testing, testing.



This is the inspirational picture posted on FB on Christmas Day.

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Old 28th January 2017, 09:38
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Bit of a non-sequitur, but yesterday, whilst searching though my mountain of kit car photo's for Monaco ones, I found this.

I'd not long finished the blue Phaeton II, 1300 Triumph powered, when the grey one came to my notice. I paid 350. It was Ford 1700 V4 powered. This engine earned a few bob at the scrap merchants, all it was good for, to be replaced by a 1300 X-Flow and passed on to a club member. He completed it, had it sprayed, and promptly wrote it off.

My friend's red Phaeton started life in black with 1300 Triumph power, in the incarnation pictured it had a 1500 Triumph. He then painted in in Marlboro Mclaren dayglo and white and installed a 2500 Ford V6. We went to Le Mans in it in '91, blowing a half shaft on the way back. Its fourth and final incarnation was in BRG with a yellow centre stripe and a 3500 Rover V8. I took it round Castle Combe and can confirm it was a rocket. I'll post more pictures if I find any.



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Old 30th January 2017, 07:08
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Smile Which Kit Guide Winter/Spring 1991

I dug this out yesterday. I like the way the scanner has sepia toned it!



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Old 31st January 2017, 08:17
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Collected the new project yesterday with a thoroughly professional and competitive local one-man-band. Less than three hours for a 100 mile round trip!

I removed the body to reveal the Spitfire underpinnings. The existing chassis frame has been modified in an unacceptable fashion so I'm now in the market for a tax-exempt Spitfire, hopefully with sound underpinnings but rubbish bodywork.

The wings, their stays, the air scoop, the gearbox/transmission covers, the headlamp pods (which I'm advised are fashioned from 'unobtanium'), the prop-shaft, steering column/wheel and a spare gearbox I've stashed in my shed. I'll spread them on the lawn for a picture when the weather permits.

The engine turns freely. I'll Redex the bores, spin it without plugs until I get oil pressure, then run it for assessment, again when weather permits as the A352 is in my man cave awaiting the delivery of MOT related purchases.















That last one isn't very special!

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Holy cr*p, those rear suspension fixings look terrifying.

Looking forward to seeing this come together - the Monaco and Mamba were my "dream" cars when I was a lad. Of course there is no link that the first books I took out from West Norwood library were Herald and Spitfire Haynes manuals.

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Rear wheel steering?

Can't the chassis be saved Mick?
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Old 1st February 2017, 05:52
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Can't the chassis be saved Mick?
Only if I want the completed car to need an IVA. I think the likelihood of its passing one would be remote. Those modifications are certainly without the DVLA's parameters for a simple re-body.

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Old 1st February 2017, 16:16
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Only if I want the completed car to need an IVA. I think the likelihood of its passing one would be remote. Those modifications are certainly without the DVLA's parameters for a simple re-body.

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I see what you meant now
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