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Old 27th May 2016, 20:50
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You won't get any flack from classic enthusiasts Swifty, jealousy maybe, but no flack.

Just loiter near your car and earwig the discussions about it and you'll see what I mean. With mine, the main topic of conversation from classic buffs has been whether or not it's been restored. Some say it has to have been because there's no rust, and this is met with the argument that it's clearly aluminium so won't rust, while the imperfect paint can only have been applied decades ago. I haven't heard anybody question whether it's real or not in three years of classic shows.

Enjoy your car, it's a credit to you. One very small observation though: I know you probably machined your gearknob yourself, but an aluminium ball would just 'fit' the look of your car so much better I think...

Oh, and if you were to take commissions to make aluminium gear gates like yours, what sort of price would we be talking about. PM me if talking money on the forum seems a bit vulgar.
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Old 28th May 2016, 06:52
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I wont criticise

Marc F(lack). Yep, that's me...

I reckon you mean flak, as in anti-aircraft fire 😀

Hood luck with the hit start problems. I have ordered a heat shield after reading your travails
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Old 28th May 2016, 08:36
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… expecting a bit of flack about not being a classic…
Define a "classic" car?

Parts of your car are over 40 years old and have undergo a full nut & bolt restoration, which sounds like a classic car to me.

Obviously, it is not a classic Lancia, but your secret is safe with us.

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… One thing that has not gone well is the hot start saga…
It is a long shot, but try ringing / emailing the guys at JY Classics, as they seem to know Triumphs inside out.

I know they are a long way from you, but they might have some suggestions, or recommend someone else closer to you.

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…Had the car out today in a local city parked up in what can be described as a street with original cobbles and old buildings, the car looked at home….
Whilst some say that a picture paints a thousand words, others simply say…

Take some photos damn you!!



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All jokes aside, you deserve all the praise your car gets, as it is a simply stunning creation.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 29th May 2016, 10:58
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MrT My intentions are to machine a golf ball size gear knob as i agree the one fitted now looks out of place.
Cost for a gear gate plate, how much would you pay, the one thing that differs is the slot positions and size depending on the gear box.

Paul L I didn't take any pictures because i had some body doing a photo shoot for a magazine, they have already ran the initial car build in Junes issue and will be running the final build in July's issue.
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Old 29th May 2016, 11:03
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Which Magazine is that going to be in Swifty ?
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Old 29th May 2016, 11:11
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Complete Kit Car, June's issue is on the shelf now.

The article may drum up an interest in a sale, who knows.
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Old 29th May 2016, 11:14
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great swifty
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Old 29th May 2016, 11:19
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Cheers Swifty, will get in touch when I need a gate making (for a future project).

Will look out for the magazine article, sounds like it'll be an interesting read.
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Old 29th May 2016, 17:33
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Swifty - Great news on the magazine article and professional photo shoot.

I'll keep an eye out for both editions of the magazine that feature your car.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 31st May 2016, 17:44
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Picked up the magazine on the way home and it is a great feature.

Although seeing all those photos of your major modification work gave me "flash backs".

Really looking forward to seeing their "finished" photo shoot.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 12th June 2016, 20:20
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Payed a local car show a visit today and came across this kit based on a triumph chassis.


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I'd seen that too but not in the flesh. A fiorano or something.
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Swifty - There are two build threads for these cars on here:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5515

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=5951
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Old 13th June 2016, 18:25
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Cheers Paul, i have been following Car Photographers thread for some time now.


The gear gate is now finished and fitted which works a treat, just need to machine a round gear knob to finish off.



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Machined out of solid ally or as known in the trade a billet.




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No more mistaken reverse gear for first now.



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Image of the original gear stick.

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Great attention to detail
I am envious of you skills
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Old 13th June 2016, 21:47
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Almost a work of automotive art.

Wicked stuff

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Very nice indeed. Can't wait to see it with a ball gearknob.
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Swifty - Great job on the gear gate.
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Old 14th June 2016, 20:14
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Cheers guys.

Hot start saga still continues.

Still not 100% sure as to what's causing the none start when hot, been playing around with the pick up air gap for the electronic ignition and found that the info given by the supplier is not entirely true so are at the moment in negotiation for a solution.

Also been looking at the heat shield which Ive now extended so the whole underside of the carbs are covered.


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Fabricated a plate from 2mm ally with 7mm spacers to give an air gap between the original shield and the new one.




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New shield in place, bolted to the original plate.




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Side view showing how far the new heat shield covers the underside of the carbs.


Gave the car a run out then stopped for 10 mins parked up in the garage to retain as much heat as possible and she started after about three cranks with the throttle wide open, i may be on the right track but i still feel there's an issue with the electronic distributor. The dizzy shaft has 0.5mm side float which will give a fluctuating air gap when running, while the focal length for the pick up is 0.08mm to 0.10mm which is well below the half mill side float.
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Old 14th June 2016, 20:39
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Can you wrap the manifold to assist in reducing the heatsoak? Or ceramic coating???
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