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Forum: General chatter 9th May 2022, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Duttons at Le Mans '88

Great footage, took me right back :)

I organised this club trip having seen photo's of one made in '72, so very early in Dutton history - lots of shoulder length hair! I was magazine editor at the...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th May 2022, 05:59
Replies: 524
Views: 121,251
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Couldn't agree more. When I see one of those...

Couldn't agree more. When I see one of those Warrior tanks I think 'Shouldn't your reg. no. be TO55POT?'.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th April 2022, 11:24
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Question Dilemma?

Today, at long last, my no. three son removed his single bed from the cave, allowing me access to my daughter's stuff stowed behind it. A couple of hours of sorting out, organising and re-stowing of...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 14th April 2022, 07:22
Replies: 419
Views: 126,189
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Top Work! Congratulations on 'completion' ;). ...

Top Work! Congratulations on 'completion' ;).

Regards, Mick
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th March 2022, 07:45
Replies: 182
Views: 41,891
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Good to read that you've re-kindled your...

Good to read that you've re-kindled your enthusiasm :). Pin up some pictures of idyllic rural France in your work space to keep it burning!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th February 2022, 16:06
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile Carpentry and glazing duties.

Yesterday, after having work in the cold and windy cave interrupted by the succession of storms, I mounted the completed sparrow hotel on my back wall, and blocked the swift nest entrances pending...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th February 2022, 08:33
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Bromyard Speed Festival 29.5.22

Entries for this spiffing event, for both spectating and exhibiting, are now open. If mine's successful, I'll reprise this pose-athon :) .
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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th February 2022, 06:51
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Robin The gearbox internals are all in a...

Hi Robin

The gearbox internals are all in a box, this is how it came. If you're interested in it c/w o/d make me an offer in a PM please. It would be collect from Gloucester.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th February 2022, 08:46
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Robin I couldn't find a manufacturer's...

Hi Robin

I couldn't find a manufacturer's name anywhere. The adaptor is clearly BL. That's about it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51873777575_382d55dc51_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n2UEPr)...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th February 2022, 07:37
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Hi Robin The gearbox is from a Dolomite...

Hi Robin

The gearbox is from a Dolomite 1850, the overdrive bolted to it is slim, I'll take a picture later and note the manufacturer's details.

Here's a picture of the exhaust, nearside...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th February 2022, 13:20
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Good shout Robin!

This morning I set about removing the exhaust and gearbox. I first craned the front end up and put axle stands under the frame rails The exhaust took little time or effort, the 'box a couple of hours...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 7th February 2022, 08:19
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up A small step...

Last week, in the newly negotiable cave, I applied myself to taking out the B lump. Carbs and manifold off; exhaust manifold unbolted and tied out of the way; rocker box cover off and lifting lugs...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th January 2022, 14:08
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Happy New Year - at last!

Ever since my 4.1 axle arrived, I've been nagging my offspring to move their stuff out of the cave, so that I could move the Marlin in from the landing strip. At long last my daughter and her partner...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th December 2021, 08:07
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Good shout! Back in '68 my sister's then...

Good shout!

Back in '68 my sister's then boyfriend bought an up-and-running Super Two, a kit which used that Hamblin Cadet bodyshell. It was the cheapest on the market at £99:0:0, although the...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th October 2021, 08:20
Replies: 26
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Absolutely. When enthusiasm's fading, the boost...

Absolutely. When enthusiasm's fading, the boost is very welcome, even if it's not from someone fortunate enough to indulge our hobby.

Works for me!

Regards, Mick

p.s. Tiny whinge. It drives...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd October 2021, 09:07
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Before even making a card template, I carefully...

Before even making a card template, I carefully measured the throw of the lever in both planes and in all gears. It was apparent that a funky Ferrari style gate wouldn't be possible, so my dream of a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd October 2021, 08:35
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
An internet search revealed that, as the housing...

An internet search revealed that, as the housing is rusty and therefore steel, it has the 4.11. Lower ratio (so higher geared) diffs have alloy housings. I've bought it, with a hefty 'postage' fee,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th October 2021, 10:27
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Smile Small Steps

On Monday my no. three son kindly drove me to Bristle (krek spelling) to collect the aforementioned engine and 'box. The vendor threw in (not literally) the rack, cross member, steering column,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th October 2021, 07:19
Replies: 264
Views: 52,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Nice work, well explained and illustrated :). ...

Nice work, well explained and illustrated :).

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th October 2021, 07:16
Replies: 42
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy You want how much!

Hi Robin

I've not even collected it yet, so no progress. I'm still trying to sort out the gearchange problem on the Monaco.

This...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th October 2021, 14:57
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I bought this P1 in late 1990 for only £80, as...

I bought this P1 in late 1990 for only £80, as the owner had enthusiastically T-Boned a Chevette at the end of his road. I cut off the 1" box tubular front suspension bay, took it to my welder, and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th October 2021, 05:34
Replies: 264
Views: 52,929
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Nice work, well explained and illustrated....

Nice work, well explained and illustrated. Looking forward to updates :).

+1 on the 40 hour delusion...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th October 2021, 06:37
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Judging by the year it's probably on an R Type...

Judging by the year it's probably on an R Type chassis. There's a guy in Belgium who buys them and turns them into 'Le Mans' copies. Could well be one of his?

'D' evocation methinks with that...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th October 2021, 06:03
Replies: 526
Views: 128,926
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Drool.

Drool indeed... (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304174336365?hash=item46d234096d:g:130AAOSweLhhXLvS)

Regards, Mick
Forum: General Build Chat 20th September 2021, 06:53
Replies: 1
Views: 839
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
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