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Old 7th April 2012, 08:47
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Pictures going on soon...promise !!

We have been silly busy this week , hence my absence from the forum for a few days ....literally home , eat , wash , bed....

Will need to take some time out after Stoneleigh ....I have missed 2 family holidays and no more than a day and a half off in a row for 2 years ....

The Cordite bonnet is finished ...very pleased with the results , shades of a long nose Maserati style top and a bit AC around the grille .....it blends into the original body perfectly and keeps its own identity....no replica's here !!

Mike has flanged and gel'd the bonnet , the mould will be laid up on Tuesday and hopefully cracked off on Wednesday afternoon....then we can get the car off the table onto some wheels and I can take some pictures....

I have roughed out the frames and will start showing some results next week as well....
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Old 7th April 2012, 08:51
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Gary, I've been wondering: how has the 'Kendrick' special influenced the final shape of the Cordite? Would you say they are similar - and if not, where are they different?

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similar yet different !

The Cordite has a longer headrest ...full length and moved backwards , Andy's was shortened in position.
Andy's car has a longer feel to the front ahead of the wheels as he wanted the Lancia bonnet and this meant moving the entire front forward , headlights and grille to make it work...The Cordite has the headlights , wheel arches etc in the same position as before but the grille comes forward a bit more , it is balanced nicely due to the taller aperture and higher bonnet line generally to clear the Spit carbs.....Andy's bonnet has big valley's either side of the centre due to the increased length ....the Cordite has very shallow valleys and a flatter appearance ....still very curved but not as dramatic...

The addition of doors changes the side profile a lot as well.....

reading back , they are actually very different !!!

I will get the pictures up as fast as I can as they can tell the story a lot better than me !!
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Sounds enticing - looking forward to seeing the final shape of the Cordite!

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Hi im andy kendrick owner of the sammio special i was intrested to see your questions about mine which all seems to be positive so far!! which is a big plus for gary and me as i want to become a agent for gary in building them at all levels, do you own one?
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Sounds enticing - looking forward to seeing the final shape of the Cordite!

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I am desperate to get the pics up on here and update the website as well....

Mike wants me to hold on until the buck is finished with and back on the ground , to show it in its best light....I have to respect that and agree as it will look better on the floor rather than jacked up on a bench....
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Ready when you are, Gary!

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Suggestion for the pictures when you get round to them: why not do some comparison shots between the 'Kendrick', the Spyder and the Cordite? Would be cool to spot the differences!

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and I'm going to do another variation soon as well !!

Will try to sort out some similar angle pics to show the differences for you...
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Are you off to Stoneleigh? Definately going if I have to walk. See you there if you do,

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Are you off to Stoneleigh? Definately going if I have to walk. See you there if you do,

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Sorry mate, can't make that one, a bit flat out at the moment because.......
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Got a PM from Gary today to say that if I was ready I could have my Cordite shell next weekend. OMG!! Looks like I'm going to be a busy boy this week. But where are the pictures Gary???
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He did that to me too! it does spur you on no end to get the prep done !
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He did that to me too! it does spur you on no end to get the prep done !
I did mine the opposite way round - bought the shell and frame from Gary, then started preparing my donor. This was due to suffering a 'false start' in 1991 when I bought and stripped a donor, a VW type 3 variant 'squareback', ready for a quick build into a Covin Porsche 356 speedster replica. Only trouble was, once I'd got my mechanical components ready to transplant I discovered Covin had gone out of business.

I then had to reassemble the squareback and sold it on at a loss. Of course, if I'd kept it it would be worth about five grand now.

So, this time round I decided to get all the necessary bits from the kit manufacturer up front, just in case he went bust.

I'm rather glad it didn't happnen this time and I'm pleased to see that Gary's still in business and doing a roaring trade.
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Did it to me too. I think this is a sales technique that nobody else has thought of.

Bring on your Cordites chaps. Can't wait to soo how they look.

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Old 22nd April 2012, 19:01
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Spent a bit of time on the car over the weekend, given that I'll be getting the body from Stoneleigh. Put new brake pipes in, put engine back in, so pretty much finished on rolling chassis until I get the bulkhead to attach things to.





carbs have been stripped down and gone for sonic cleaning which I've not used before but I'm told is fantastic. I'll put some before and afters on when I get them back.

Had a bit of a change of heart on painting everything having followed some threads here. Painted so far to prevent rusting but stuff i put on now will be cleaned and go on 'as is' to preserve a bit of age.

Probably spent the most time making some new exhaust manifold studs out of old bolts. Just playing really.

No idea why my pictures come on here so small!
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looking good donny, time spent now is rarely wasted, and will make things a lot easier in the future, so you can enjoy it rather than work on it!


Good stuff, I am really looking forward to seeing some completed Cordites in the the next few months...
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I thought the Cordite had its own bulkhead?
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I thought the Cordite had its own bulkhead?
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It has, hence waiting for the body to arrive before I can attach to the bulkhead!
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Gotcha i misunderstood what you meant. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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