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Mister Towed 31st July 2016 05:57

Ahh, that makes a lot of sense.

Found a real 250mm Vignale- can you spot the difference?

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psvt9uhnef.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psy3mutsbx.jpg

I think I can see one or two subtle differences...

Charman.tech 31st July 2016 06:16

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Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 81545)
Ahh, that makes a lot of sense.

Found a real 250mm Vignale- can you spot the difference?

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psvt9uhnef.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psy3mutsbx.jpg

I think I can see one or two subtle differences...

Ah but what about the front wheel arch! on the real one

Mister Towed 31st July 2016 20:36

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Originally Posted by Charman.tech (Post 81546)
Ah but what about the front wheel arch! on the real one

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0zi03rfs.jpg

Charman.tech 1st August 2016 08:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 81553)

Much better

HouseMartin 8th September 2016 19:32

Goodwood
 
I am making the 8 hour trip south tomorrow.
So I can attend the Goodwood Revival on Sat, before the long drive home on Sunday.
Unfortunately not taking the G46 as it still has no MOT, although it is booked in for a test next week.:wink:
Saving the pennies gor the paint job by taking the ford diesel instead.
I will be on the look out for Sammios in the car park and also hope to get some good photos of the historic racing for inspiration.
I am taking my 4 nieces and nephews in an attempt to inspire them into older cars before they end up in a corsa.
Can't wait
HM

Mister Towed 8th September 2016 20:00

Enjoy Goodwood and good luck with the MOT.

Paul L 9th September 2016 07:19

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Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 82683)
Enjoy Goodwood and good luck with the MOT.

+1

I've only had my MOT for a little over a week, but all the build hassles quickly fade away when you can finally drive the car. :cool:

Hope it all goes well, Paul. :)

Charman.tech 10th September 2016 08:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by HouseMartin (Post 82680)
I am making the 8 hour trip south tomorrow.
So I can attend the Goodwood Revival on Sat, before the long drive home on Sunday.
Unfortunately not taking the G46 as it still has no MOT, although it is booked in for a test next week.:wink:
Saving the pennies gor the paint job by taking the ford diesel instead.
I will be on the look out for Sammios in the car park and also hope to get some good photos of the historic racing for inspiration.
I am taking my 4 nieces and nephews in an attempt to inspire them into older cars before they end up in a corsa.
Can't wait
HM

Its the best you can do for family, not let them end up in Corsas

HouseMartin 22nd September 2016 22:28

Rain
 
After my rain sodden day to Goodwood, which despite the weather was excellent.
I got to get close to some exotic car such as this DB1 copy

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=792

And this original d-type in the dry motor show building

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=793

It was nice to see some part assembled bodies in the trade area

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=791 http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=795

But the best part was the close and personal in the pit area with the 1950's Maserati, Ferrari and Aston Martins.
Where I was keen to see how the side screens were attached and fitted to the main screens

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=799 http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=798

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=797 http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=796

When the rain stopped, I did catch the last race of the day with the Aston Martins db3 taking honors.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=800

My trip to the MOT followed a similar pattern with glorious sunshine before and a rain cloud dumping for my 3 mile drive to the village garage.
The Examiner was a little apprehensive about it being a red reliant scimitar, but he checked the chassis number and V5 as the same so fortunately carried on.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=801 http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=787
Unfortunately it failed and I returned home with a bath tub full of water.
So my list of jobs for the next 10 days are:

Headlight aim - A bit low as they were shining at his feet, so some serious packing or even cutting of the fibreglass mounting is required.

Nearside front wheel bearing play
- but I think it is the wire wheels not tightened enough as the play had gone by the time I got back.

A rear brake pipe not securely fastened
- so a little clip should sort that.

Parking brake efficiency below requirements - now I had problems getting the required 25% efficiency on single line system with the donor vehicle, so I was not surprised.
Given the scimitar weighs 1390kg and I recon the missing doors, roof, interior, rear screen and rear windows make it a little lighter, the job is even harder.
I am tempted to ask the garage to fix it and bite the bullet for new drums, pads and labour to get the garage to sort it.

Hopefully some good news next posting.

on the bright side the windscreen and wipers do work well!

HM

Paul L 23rd September 2016 05:59

HouseMartin - Nice Goodwood photos. :cool:

Shame about the rain on the way to the MOT test (and the fail itself). :icon_sad:

Good luck with getting the last few jobs ticked off, Paul. :)

PS
It was an easy decision for me to simply pay the garage to sort out my own MOT fail on emissions.

Also my V5C lists my car's as being green, but it was tested in grey primer.

When the tester asked me what colour it was going to be, I said BRG and thought he was just being curious.

But when I checked later on, he had listed the car's colour as green on the MOT to match the V5C. :cool:

Roadster 23rd September 2016 06:59

The fail isn't too bad, nothing too scary to address.

What was it like to drive, I always loved the G46 it has such a presence.

scimjim 23rd September 2016 08:18

Unlikely to need drums but there's a known wear point on the handbrake lever pivot points (as they go through the back plates) that will give you low efficiency.

HouseMartin 24th September 2016 08:35

Weekend work
 
Thanks for the coments guys,

I really enjoyed the drive and loved leaning over the side of the car and looking around the windscreen on the corners.
Luckily there is a couple of 90 degree bends on the way to the garage.
I took it very easy as it was first run out on the wire wheels and the brakes had not been used for years.
I am looking forward to some shakedown drives down some quiet country A roads around here when it has passed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by scimjim (Post 83003)
Unlikely to need drums but there's a known wear point on the handbrake lever pivot points
(as they go through the back plates) that will give you low efficiency.

Jim,
Great info I will do some research on scimweb site and see how my levers look compared to a good one.

HM

HouseMartin 4th October 2016 21:48

Another G46 on the road
 
MOT Passed. Really chuffed!

It was a nice morning so had an extended drive home.
I am going to enjoy driving this car, I just love the open air experience and great v6 sound when you floor the throttle.
But forgot to take a photo!:icon_lol:

Thanks go to Gary for creating such an imposing car.
It has been a challenging but enjoyable journey from an ebay advert in 2012 to a road legal car in 2016.

G46 Number 6 on the verge.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=819

I will have a few trips over the next few weeks to fettle the engine and see what rattles or comes loose and how the handling compares to the scimitar.
I fancy a night time trip down the dark quiet county lanes to see if the headlights are good enough to see the owls and badgers on the road.
Next trip is to a weighbridge to see if it still weights 1390kg as per the MOT guide. (I hope not)

The big rub down will keep me warm over the winter for a respray in British Racing Green for the spring.
Lots more still to do with headlight covers, interior trimming etc.

G46 Number 1 in a show room.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=814

G46 Number 7 ready for the road.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=820

G46 Number 8 on a race track.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...&pictureid=818

HM

Roadster 4th October 2016 22:28

Well done HM

Paul L 5th October 2016 05:47

HouseMartin - Many congratulations. :cool:

A G-46 on the road is a very rare thing indeed.

I am sure you will have a lot of fun, and turn a lot of heads, during your shakedown runs.

Enjoy, Paul. :)

Mister Towed 5th October 2016 06:02

Great news on the MOT. Enjoy the experience!

garyh 5th October 2016 08:03

It sounds great fun, well done. Please don't leave forum, keep the pictures and thoughts coming.

Charman.tech 5th October 2016 09:33

HM

Congratulations, on the Road.

I hope to finish my house / garage by Christmas G46 still on the trailer but ready to move into it's new work shop soon.

Thanks for the hurry up!

lancelot link 5th October 2016 19:02

WELL DONE MATE ....Make the most of the mild Autumn so far and drive the pants off her ...you cannot beat a little Roadster on a dry day ...any temperature ..as winter roadster driving is pretty cool too ...just not rain !!


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