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Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 27th June 2016, 12:08
Replies: 49
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Posted By Marc F
Finally (finally) got some time in the garage...

Finally (finally) got some time in the garage that was actually on the car - up to now I have been tidying/sorting the space, getting organised. It paid dividends, being able to just find my tools...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 26th May 2016, 07:50
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Never been away. I will post some pics once the...

Never been away. I will post some pics once the carb bodies come back and I get the manifold rebuilt.

My problem is I keep looking at Swifty's build over on the Sammio page and he does do VERY...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd May 2016, 15:45
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Well, one has to have a target... The secret...

Well, one has to have a target...

The secret is keeping it realistic
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 23rd May 2016, 12:49
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
So progress re-starts (where does the time go -...

So progress re-starts (where does the time go - wife, three kids, house, life...). Anyway, sourced some final bits and bobs for the engine and then looked at ancillaries. Found local places to clean...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 13th May 2015, 09:38
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Hmmm, a V8 Miglia...

Hmmm, a V8 Miglia...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 13th May 2015, 09:08
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Ok, finally grasped the science behind this -...

Ok, finally grasped the science behind this - load lets us open the throttle to increase the charge (and hence pressure in the bores) without over-revving the life out of it. I shall risk running the...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th May 2015, 08:56
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Interesting, thanks. So your view would be the...

Interesting, thanks. So your view would be the occasional morale boosting start up will do not significant harm.

As to running in, I wnder what "load" does to the pistons, as they only go upand...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th May 2015, 07:54
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Sorry Ed, I wasnt clear. I was referring to the...

Sorry Ed, I wasnt clear. I was referring to the need to run the bores in, without which the rings evidently will never seal. And it is this aspect of running in that bothers me, if I just start it up...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 11th May 2015, 15:48
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Well, a big box of bits came from Paddock's, so...

Well, a big box of bits came from Paddock's, so just waiting on some final pieces. But it mean a slow weekend - I guess it happens. Current target is to get between 2 and 3 Sundays a month on the car...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th May 2015, 09:02
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Ok, some more sideways pictures - I guess the...

Ok, some more sideways pictures - I guess the photo format is pushing the long side sideways, so I will have to remember to take the picture sideways to start with.

Anyway - the engine on stand
...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th May 2015, 10:36
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Mac, that sounds interesting. I am aiming for as...

Mac, that sounds interesting. I am aiming for as much reliability as possible, so every little helps. When youused them, did you order a "Triumph" loom, or do you give them specs of exactly what you...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th May 2015, 08:30
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Wise words. Sadly, my original donor was stripped...

Wise words. Sadly, my original donor was stripped down 30 years ago pre digital, so I now have the joys pf making sense of things like the wiring loom etc. Digital cameras have made everything easier...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th May 2015, 08:09
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Cheeky! But as there is no rest for the wicked I...

Cheeky! But as there is no rest for the wicked I will do that tonight.

Otherwise, plan for coming weekend is to get the suspension off so the chassis can go up on stands. When that happens I will...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 4th May 2015, 20:49
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Hi Carib. This weekend I stripped the engine for...

Hi Carib. This weekend I stripped the engine for a clean and rebuild after it sat around for 30 years. Just ordering the parts from paddocks now.

As to the body, I believe it is 9" shorter. Sadly,...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 1st May 2015, 07:58
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Chees Paul. I will be at Stoneleigh in Sunday...

Chees Paul. I will be at Stoneleigh in Sunday looking at welding masks and other assorted goodies, then back in the garage on Monday.

Must look at my phone to see how to realign the photos BEFORE...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 30th April 2015, 10:33
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Frame (and clutter) ...

Frame (and clutter)

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=287

Body off and stored hanging from the roof (that's my wife's car below it, so I made sure the ropes...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 30th April 2015, 10:28
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/picture.php?...

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=285

If this works, it will be the body finally taken off the chassis (ably assisted by James, my son)


Edit - hmmm, no...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th April 2015, 19:13
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Photos

Cheers Paul - I will create an album and see how it goes. I am hoping to streamline the photo stage so i can just click on teh phone and make it appear, so will experiment further.

And if I read...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th April 2015, 17:17
Replies: 49
Views: 35,680
Posted By Marc F
Miglia Leggera (or Spitfire based...)

Hi all, after a fun few months (change of job, wife starting new job, family matters etc etc, yawn) I have been able to get back in the garage. State of play is:

Lifted body, and hung it on my...
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