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Forum: Seven Style builds 9th August 2022, 18:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Bullet Bitten

Today, whilst pondering next steps and waiting for goodies from postie (no luck :( ), I decided to bite the bullet and remove the rear body. First job was to drill out the ten 4mm pop rivets securing...
Forum: Seven Style builds 7th August 2022, 14:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Sneak Peek

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52269276624_77a8303693_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nCRGUy)

I'll be painting the rims silver and the nave plates in the main body colour, which will be a very dark...
Forum: Seven Style builds 7th August 2022, 09:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Wide Steel Wheel Woes

Wanting an Old Skool look, I'd been scanning Ebay for wide steel wheels. I came across an ad. for six Mk1 Escort ones at 100 quid. As soon as I 'watched' them the vendor offered them for 75. Making...
Forum: Seven Style builds 6th August 2022, 17:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Bye Bye Old Mountings.

Next visit to the repeatedly stifling cave involved kneeling pad, hacksaw, angle grinder, both cutting and grinding discs, and a flapwheel. Cutting one end of the engine mountings from the frame, and...
Forum: Seven Style builds 6th August 2022, 17:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
On the level - just!

Four weeks ago - pre internet disaster - I took peterux's advice and invested in an engine leveller, my umpteenth purchase from Machine Mart. Its first job was to hold up the engine/box combo for...
Forum: Seven Style builds 1st August 2022, 14:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Unhappy Internet Woes

I posted a couple of times about three weeks ago - or so I thought - but they never appeared, despite being fine when previewed. Anyway, in the interim both my landline and internet (which comes down...
Forum: Seven Style builds 6th July 2022, 07:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking of dangerously suspending engines, in the...

Talking of dangerously suspending engines, in the 60s, a schoolfriend had a 105E for which he'd bought a 1500 GT Cortina lump. For the swap we opened wide his dad's wooden garage doors, wedged...
Forum: Seven Style builds 4th July 2022, 10:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
A tiny step...

There's a glut of family birthdays at this time of year, so I've only had one quick session in the cave since last posting. I decided to determine the engine mounting position without dangling it in...
Forum: Seven Style builds 29th June 2022, 12:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
This morning's sortie down to the sunlit cave saw...

This morning's sortie down to the sunlit cave saw me wheeling the skeletal Phaeton out of the way, dragging the gearbox from the shed, erecting the crane, and releasing the engine from its home of...
Forum: Seven Style builds 28th June 2022, 10:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Panel saw to the rescue

Thanks for your interest Robin and Peter, most welcome!

Today I set about taking out the footwell/front bulkhead moulding. A combination of drilling rivets and chiselling off the less accessible...
Forum: Seven Style builds 26th June 2022, 14:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb D'Oh!

I just went back down to the cave and remembered when I looked at the frame: there are four nuts welded to a cross member, which is way too far forward for a realistic lap portion of a belt. Looking...
Forum: Seven Style builds 26th June 2022, 13:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Low tech, picture of prints!

I found the picture mentioned above, as well as the one I took at TDW's place. In the background can be seen a completed Sierra, a Melos and another Phaeton, both awaiting pick-up.
...
Forum: Seven Style builds 26th June 2022, 12:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Tub torture.

Following yesterday's abortive prop. bolt attempt, I today jacked her up from the rear to increase the gap so that I could improve leverage. With a meaty screwdriver through the yoke to prevent...
Forum: Seven Style builds 25th June 2022, 17:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Exclamation Aching all over

Yes, it's all coming back to me also. It was 40 years ago last month that I hired a dingy trailer and towed it down to Worthing behind my ex Post Office van 'Mini Traveller' with my brother in law...
Forum: Seven Style builds 24th June 2022, 15:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
More nibbling...

Time was at a premium today, so I only managed a couple of hours. Starting in the engine bay, I unclipped all the sections of the loom in front of the bulkhead and fed them through to the footwell....
Forum: Seven Style builds 23rd June 2022, 15:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Thumbs up Nibbling away

Today I decided to attack the scuttle/dash/steering column/heater area.

I'd removed the windscreen and wipers yesterday and, as the column went through the dash, I attacked it first. Pretty...
Forum: Seven Style builds 22nd June 2022, 17:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
A bit of a start :)

This morning, flushed with enthusiasm for my new project, I went down to the already scorching cave and pitched in. First job was to remove the huge, and to my eyes ugly, front. It's a beast!
...
Forum: Seven Style builds 22nd June 2022, 08:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Dutton Dementia

Having abandoned and sold (to a top bloke - he drove up from Crediton to Gloucester just to hand over the cash in advance of collection) the scarcely started Marlin Madness project (thread next...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th June 2022, 06:39
Replies: 539
Views: 132,498
Posted By Mick O'Malley
...and a 'DOC' reg. no. Excellent! Regards,...

...and a 'DOC' reg. no. Excellent!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th June 2022, 07:43
Replies: 221
Views: 79,105
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Good choice

going for cellulose, a bit of orange peel adds to an authentic look, IMO. It's what I went for. The 100E behind me in this picture had been done in Two Pack, a fabulous finish but it looked so wrong...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 8th June 2022, 15:34
Replies: 47
Views: 6,575
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Not really, I checked the reg. on the DVLA site,...

Not really, I checked the reg. on the DVLA site, and posted accordingly...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2022, 07:11
Replies: 47
Views: 6,575
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Dutton Phaeton Red. 1598cc, tax due 1.1.07, so...

Dutton Phaeton Red. 1598cc, tax due 1.1.07, so I'm guessing it's on its way to being a 'barn find'...

Regards, Mick
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th May 2022, 08:57
Replies: 47
Views: 6,575
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Bye Bye Marlin

Thanks for that Robin, and in principle I agree, but in this instance, as I'm determined to use the 'Coventry Climax' engine, I shall pass on the Marlin. My plan for the Phaeton is as my post of 18...
Forum: General chatter 9th May 2022, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 293
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: 539
Views: 132,498
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?'.
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