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Forum: General Build Chat 20th September 2021, 06:53
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Stoneleigh Video

This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yQrn3sKFt4) popped up on my FB Tribute feed. Apologies if it's been previously posted or this is the wrong home...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th September 2021, 09:31
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Dizzy Doctor Delivers

Yesterday, having stumped up the necessary on Friday, my rebuilt distributor arrived by special delivery. It's been fitted with new bearings, O ring, points, condenser, rotor arm, cap, retaining...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th September 2021, 06:01
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
'Frimp'....

'Frimp'. (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133858934089?hash=item1f2a9d3d49:g:n~MAAOSwFlVhJffr)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th September 2021, 15:31
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile Dizzy Decision

In conversation at the Gloucester Retro Festival with the gentleman from whom I bought my 'Coventry Climax' (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7430)engine I mentioned the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th September 2021, 09:28
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy Uphill all the way...

My very short drive to and from the retro festival highlighted a couple of problems. Firstly, and easily sorted, was an oil leak from the top end of the braided SS hose which runs from the adaptor in...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th August 2021, 10:47
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool First Real Outing :)

Yesterday's sortie in the Monaco, its first, was to the Gloucester Goes Retro day all of 1.3 miles from home. Each of the the four compass point roads which meet in the normally pedestrianised...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th August 2021, 07:41
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I read somewhere of CC fire pumps running...

I read somewhere of CC fire pumps running continuously for days on end without problems during the blitz. There was a series of articles in the Historic Lotus Register quarterly magazine detailing...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th August 2021, 09:50
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Imp Soundtrack.

Wow! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBjY3VdX5Oc)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 25th August 2021, 09:33
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
My first thoughts exactly. Very light and compact...

My first thoughts exactly. Very light and compact compared to the B Series lump. If it's good enough for ACBC it certainly is for me!



Agreed. All that shiny aluminium in a dark coloured...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th August 2021, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Godiva - sort of.

Many thanks for kind words chaps, much appreciated :).

I've only given my new toy a quick once over so far, and first thoughts are that the wiring needs a good sort out, both in the engine bay and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th August 2021, 07:40
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Happens every time...

I should have kept my powder dry and gone for this (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265259581597?hash=item3dc2b4009d:g:H9AAAOSwB01hEFv5) instead :( . Ho hum, Lacta alea est and all that.

Regards, Mick
Forum: General Build Chat 8th August 2021, 11:12
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Quite apart from the expense, I believe the...

Quite apart from the expense, I believe the introduction of SVA and IVA had a negative effect on the kit car world. Having to jump through additional hoops must surely put off many a prospective...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th August 2021, 13:31
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Robin, I've just re-read your blog in V&CR...

Hi Robin, I've just re-read your blog in V&CR (where I was initially going to post mine). It all came back to me. As a family man in the 80s I had both a 1300 Marina Saloon and, subsequently, a 1700...
Forum: General Build Chat 7th August 2021, 07:35
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I've been using Flickr for a good while now, I...

I've been using Flickr for a good while now, I can post several hundred pictures FOC, and it's simple to use for an ageing technophobe like me...


I have two Festivals, Stoneleigh/Gloucester Goes...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th August 2021, 11:32
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Mick O'Malley's Marlin Masochism

Without a huge deal of enthusiasm, I've been scanning the newly listed Kit Cars/Replicas/Projects on Ebay each morning hoping to see something that both blows my skirt up and would fit in the man...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 21st July 2021, 10:25
Replies: 147
Views: 16,823
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I did have a ticket, but I'm heavily committed...

I did have a ticket, but I'm heavily committed building a fence along the side of my daughter's garden next door. It's the triplet of the ones I built either side of my own garden. However, this was...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 19th July 2021, 06:10
Replies: 147
Views: 16,823
Posted By Mick O'Malley
This one? ...

This one?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48616917182_33981f5425_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h57pG3)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48616916492_c612acb0f3_b.jpg...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th July 2021, 04:08
Replies: 396
Views: 90,190
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Yes, and a two seater Hurricane with a female...

Yes, and a two seater Hurricane with a female pilot. Top girl.
Now I have to put my hand in my pocket again...I mentioned my 60s Chipmunk flights to 'my' pilot. He said "It's the poor man's...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 12th July 2021, 15:57
Replies: 147
Views: 16,823
Posted By Mick O'Malley
If you fit black and white/silver plates you can...

If you fit black and white/silver plates you can pose on the front row :biggrin: .

https://live.staticflickr.com/1748/41625683655_c371faaf97_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26qjvwX)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th July 2021, 15:40
Replies: 396
Views: 90,190
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Happy Birthday To Me.

Having viewed on line hundreds of kits/classics/projects without the slightest stirring of enthusiasm for any of them, I decided to blow some funds in a different retro-machinery direction and...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 28th June 2021, 14:50
Replies: 147
Views: 16,823
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Ditto

Me too, and it certainly does seem an age! Can't wait for the early morning blat up the A38 in the Monaco. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th June 2021, 04:59
Replies: 536
Views: 229,621
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I feel your pain! Very neat work! Small...

I feel your pain!


Very neat work! Small steps maybe, but you're getting there :)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th June 2021, 06:21
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking They're never really finished...

Thanks for kind words chaps, they're much appreciated :). It's certainly been a bit of a marathon over the almost four and a half years since this was taken.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th June 2021, 16:04
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool New Coil. New Home.

Following my last post, I fitted the new coil and everything seemed hunky dory. Right, I'll drive her to the spot vacated by the dear departed A352. I didn't quite get the sweep around my daughter's...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th June 2021, 06:16
Replies: 515
Views: 108,104
Posted By Mick O'Malley
No. My reconstituted wiring loom is old school....

No. My reconstituted wiring loom is old school. My motor factor guy could only get one for lunchtime today, so yesterday evening, once it was a bit cooler, I dug out my multimeter and made double...
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