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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th June 2021, 04:59
Replies: 527
Views: 221,244
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: 510
Views: 103,351
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: 510
Views: 103,351
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: 510
Views: 103,351
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...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th June 2021, 06:38
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Question What next? Uphill all the way...

Yesterday I started her up and had a very short drive in the garden in front of the cave. After a couple of minutes the engine began to die and wouldn't respond to coarse throttle movement before...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th June 2021, 16:42
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
So far, so good...

...as the guy said passing each window having jumped off a skyscraper.

Yes, smooth as silk, thankyou. I need a road test but have to wait for the access between the houses to be clear. This should...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th June 2021, 11:31
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Wink Will she ever be finished?

Well, my optimism was misplaced. Once the spanking new Weber was sitting happily on the manifold, I realised that I'd not only need a new aircleaner, as the DCD one wouldn't fit without surgery, but...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 4th June 2021, 05:50
Replies: 105
Views: 10,634
Posted By Mick O'Malley
It's a cracker! Regards, Mick

It's a cracker!

Regards, Mick
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th May 2021, 15:24
Replies: 86
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I agree. My dear departed Marlin Roadster...

I agree. My dear departed Marlin Roadster (https://flic.kr/p/29ngYk5) was dark red with gold wires :).

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th May 2021, 15:12
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Cool Carb. Woes Over - Hopefully

After my many attempts, including yesterday's and today's, to get my 28/36 DCD Weber to perform satisfactorily, I bit the bullet and gave up on it. I knew that other twin choke downdraught Webers had...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 7th April 2021, 05:54
Replies: 105
Views: 10,634
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Happy Days :)

That picture was taken outside my house (reflection behind the S of Share) when Scottie came over to gee me up in finishing my own A352.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 4th April 2021, 07:37
Replies: 105
Views: 10,634
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Goodwood Green (60s version)

I always liked this 1960s Leyland colour as it was quite dark. A pal of mine had a two door Austin 1100 in it.

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2021, 09:16
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Brake Saga (cont.)

A few weeks ago, when the weather permitted, I attempted to bleed the brakes once again, having re-made the metal pipes between the rear wheel cylinders and flexi pipes, using my Eezibleed. Once...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th March 2021, 08:02
Replies: 390
Views: 85,919
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Jaguar had 16 D-Types left which weren't selling...

Jaguar had 16 D-Types left which weren't selling as racing cars, so they put windscreens on them, removed the cockpit divider, gave them soft tops, and advertised them as road cars. That GRP body has...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th March 2021, 11:38
Replies: 390
Views: 85,919
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Temptation Strikes - Again

This (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-XKSS-D-type-replica-TVR/384009118429?hash=item5968ba22dd:g:Jz8AAOSwPKNgR7Um) appeared on Ebay overnight. Ten day listing, should fetch a good few quid. After...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd February 2021, 07:50
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Reason Prevails!

After ten days of deliberation and discussion I decided yesterday to not bid. I ran the surveyor's tape over the cave and realised that, due to its width, I would only be able to work on a quarter of...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2021, 05:47
Replies: 86
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mick O'Malley
If it's good enough for ACBC, it's good enough...

If it's good enough for ACBC, it's good enough for you...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50960870553_736d5922ed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kDeMnc)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 05:37
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
As it's on the donor car's V5 it would require...

As it's on the donor car's V5 it would require SVA, so not a contender for my next project.

It's the size and road presence of the Sherpa project that appeal to me. Apart from three Dutton...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th February 2021, 11:59
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lucky you didn't knock the Blue Steel off its...

Lucky you didn't knock the Blue Steel off its shackles...



See Sherpley (https://motor-car.net/british/item/19601-sherpley) for details


If I go for it, I believe it's possible that an...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th February 2021, 08:30
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Many thanks for that Paul :). I braved the...

Many thanks for that Paul :).

I braved the howling wind and pissing rain with my surveyor's tape yesterday afternoon and the net gap, taking the vulnerable soil pipes each side into account, is...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 08:00
Replies: 86
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Useful info!

Thanks Towed :)

Here's my interpretation, with reflectors low and inboard.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50527198356_48837a4a54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jYV6Jm)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th February 2021, 07:52
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
I'm unsure if it would fit between my and my...

I'm unsure if it would fit between my and my daughter's houses to get it down to the cave. If I knew how wide a Sherpa/LDV/Freight Rover is I could work it out. I just performed a search for this...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th February 2021, 07:08
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking I can resist anything,

....except temptation...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 07:03
Replies: 86
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Lightbulb Ripped from a Westfield site. ...

Ripped from a Westfield site.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50938228857_82722176a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kBeJM8)

Regards, Mick
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th February 2021, 10:12
Replies: 510
Views: 103,351
Posted By Mick O'Malley
Talking Mictor O'Meldrew

Thanks Paul. Self cancelling indicators are one of my pet hates, along with other so-called driver aids. IMO they simply allow drivers to put their brains into neutral, rather than maintaining...
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