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Old 25th November 2012, 12:58
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Hi Micha,

I was just about to reply for the benefit of anyone else following this discussion when I looked again at your post and saw the last photo with the extra seal in it. Most standard caps look like the next photos and wont seal the shiny disc to the filler neck.



It took me a while many years ago to work out where the air was getting in until I found this little valve.



My first car (triumph herald) had exactly the arrangement you have pictured above with a plastic bottle tied to the front of the radiator but never worked properly. One of those double seal caps would have corrected it if I had realised where the air was getting in. Who supplies these?

Andrew
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Old 25th November 2012, 13:04
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Just found them!

http://www.streettunedmotorsports.co...s/koyo_cap.htm
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Old 25th November 2012, 13:42
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I'd check the size of that before ordering one - modern Japanese cars use a smaller cap than old British ones.
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Old 17th December 2012, 17:18
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It was the crunch day meeting with the consultant.

Has the ankle shown enough sign of recovery?

Will it survive!

Amputate or Fuse?

Woot!

Woot!

Woot!

It is Fuse.

I am being referred to an ankle specialist consultant (well, two actually) to get their views on exactly what the best option is. Possibly a nail up through the heel, talus and into the leg. Possibly a Pan-talur fusion. just got to wait for the next appointments some time in January.

What ever, I will still be able to count past 15 which is the result I wanted.
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Old 17th December 2012, 17:28
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That's a good Christmas present. I'm really pleased for you. Fingers and (ten) toes crossed that it all goes to plan.
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Old 17th December 2012, 18:03
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I'm chuffed for you matey, and an interesting side-effect of the large pin option is that you now have many years of winding up Airport security metal detectors ahead of you
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Old 18th December 2012, 10:36
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All my interior metalwork has been Ti so far...
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Old 29th December 2012, 15:47
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Bumped for the guy who pm'd me about buying it
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Old 30th December 2012, 01:53
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Sorry, just read this thread, congrats WCA and hope all goes well.
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Old 6th February 2013, 22:00
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Just thought I would update the thread to let you guys know of the progress.

With the leg - all good news so far. I keep the foot and subject to the result of last Mondays scan they think they won't do the fusing operation unless it collapses. This means I should be walking without the cast by the end of the month and hopefully driving again.

With the G46 - mixed news. I won't be driving a 3 pedal car again so I have had to sell it. Sad. The good bit is I have sold it to another fan of the design who was dealing with Gary even before I bought my car so it is going to a good home.

I will let him introduce himself and start his own thread when he collects the car which will probably not be for a month or so.

Anyway, I shall continue to read the threads with great interest. Who knows, there may be a G46 on the road by the summer*

*if we have a summer this year
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Old 7th February 2013, 07:12
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'Anyway, I shall continue to read the threads with great interest. Who knows, there may be a G46 on the road by the summer'
Hi WCA, so glad to hear the good news in respect of your foot, but sad to hear that you have had to let the Scimitar go.

I do hope the new owner will post updates, as there are precious few Scimitar conversions around, and that you will continue to be involved on this site with any tips, hints or suggestions in respect of Scimitar / G46 conversions, and I hope you build something (with an autobox) in the future.

Best wishes
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Old 7th February 2013, 08:49
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Good luck getting the foot sorted. As for a car you can drive on one leg, have you considered a Tribute MX250 using an automatic Eunos as a donor?

There's usually loads on ebay, here's one for starters -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Looking-fo...item3f21c9f843

New head gasket and off you go!
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Old 7th February 2013, 22:12
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Some people may have seen my postings on the Tribute site. BMW 2.8 auto with a mix of D-Type and other styling laid over it.

I have never wanted a wannabe replica (no offense to replica owners*), I have wanted something of that era.

*well, not too much
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Old 7th February 2013, 22:27
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Agreed re the 'replica' conundrum. I've been pondering the problem myself and its not easy coming up with a 'recreation of a 1950's sports car' 'look' that's different enough for people not to immediately think Ferrari/Jag/Aston etc wannabe.

(Maybe I should paint it white with a rising sun logo and call it the 'Wanabe Special', then go an invade 'Cobra' breakfast meetings)

Look forward to reading about your beast on the 'other' site thread!
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Good luck getting the foot sorted. As for a car you can drive on one leg, have you considered a Tribute MX250 using an automatic Eunos as a donor?

There's usually loads on ebay, here's one for starters -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Looking-fo...item3f21c9f843

New head gasket and off you go!
Tributes Red Mx250 deemo car is for sale I think, and is an auto!! Job done!
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Old 8th May 2013, 13:10
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The final day has come and with a heavy heart I wave goodbye and wish the new owner luck





and suddenly all warranties have expired...



Good luck Mike and please keep us all posted on progress.

If you want to see my new build part 3 then it is in the next forum along : http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4253
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