Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion

Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8th May 2021, 08:34
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,851
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default Formosa Donor

This Calvy Mitchell is on ebay at the moment. Narrow track MG running gear, fitted with a 2.0 Fiat twin cam, correctly registered and with an mot. It would make a great donor for a 120GR .
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233989374...cAAOSwQkNgXy~4
Reply With Quote
Available from eBay
  #2  
Old 8th May 2021, 16:10
Mitchelkitman Mitchelkitman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: norfolk
Posts: 623
Mitchelkitman is on a distinguished road
Default

Crikey, with the claimed 20 litre engine that should go fast! Mine only has a 1.8 Litre MGB lump.
Would be a shame to remove a very good body though - much better to replace rusty steel with GRP. That's one aspect of using a Reliant SE as a donor, it seems wrong to bin the body - not sure it's a problem with using a SS1 though
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8th May 2021, 22:59
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,851
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

The Fiat twin cam engines were pretty good compared other offerings at the time. I owned a Fiat 132 back in the 80's, that was rusty wreck but the engine was great ! Getting rare now but parts are still available. The Mitchell was never that popular, this one looks a bit stylistically challenged with that roll bar and tall bucket seats ! The wheels don't do it any justice either ! Much better to rebody it into something more interesting .

Last edited by Lucky@LeMans; 9th May 2021 at 08:58..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 9th May 2021, 13:28
redratbike's Avatar
redratbike redratbike is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,404
redratbike is on a distinguished road
Default

from the windscreen forward it looks great

from there back it’s bloody ugly or stylistically challenged :-)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 9th May 2021, 16:47
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,851
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Would be a good buy if it goes for under 3k.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 9th May 2021, 18:01
Mitchelkitman Mitchelkitman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: norfolk
Posts: 623
Mitchelkitman is on a distinguished road
Default

That particular Mitchel is one of the later ones when the late John Jones owned the company. Tyler Industrial Moulding continued the Mitchel production but ceased after a short while. Where the mould resides is (I believe) unknown along with several other projects including a Sunbeam Tiger replica.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10th May 2021, 21:57
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,851
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Ended at 2700 which is a bit of a bargain !
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11th May 2021, 11:21
redratbike's Avatar
redratbike redratbike is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,404
redratbike is on a distinguished road
Default

lot of donor car for the money right there

i saw a cheapest marlin as well running mgb engine and box

no idea if they can be used ?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11th May 2021, 11:49
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,851
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redratbike View Post
lot of donor car for the money right there

i saw a cheapest marlin as well running mgb engine and box

no idea if they can be used ?
The MGB track is quite narrow so should work ok. Gary has got several options with the bodies so I'm pretty sure it would be a potential donor.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 16:38.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2021
terms and conditions | privacy policy