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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Today, 09:07
Replies: 522
Views: 110,167
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 Today, 08:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 249
Views: 37,363
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 249
Views: 37,363
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 286
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 522
Views: 110,167
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 1,055
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 1,055
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: 30
Views: 1,329
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: 150
Views: 18,502
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...
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