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Forum: GT40 Build Logs 19th March 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 94,881
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Fantastic.. Really well done.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th December 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Thanks for the comments. Here are a couple more pics..

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th September 2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Thank you for all the comments,
Here are some photos taken at the Eastleigh show last weekend. I will post some more photos up of the interior, engine etc soon.
It was really great driving the car...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 7th September 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Its almost finished.. I drove it for the first time yesterday on public roads.
It certainly drew some attention.
Driving impressions were great although I never got above 40mph.
Steering is light,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 29th May 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Mda gt40

Hey Chris,

I'm nearing completion of an MDA, although its probably more Southern GT than MDA now. Welcome and enjoy.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd May 2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hey Malcolm,
Thanks for the invite. I think Mick is a little sceptical about a finish before September. He's actually booked me into the Eastleigh show on Sept 8th already so that he has a real...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd May 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Paint is on the car.. So pleased with the result. Only the rear clip and nostril panel to get done, then its back for fit up.
All smiles now :thumbsup:
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 14th May 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Which GT40 to buy??

Have you talked to both companies at length and discussed exactly what you want to achieve ?
With any small business you need to be sure you will recieve your product on time as promised and have...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 14th May 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,137
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: SouthernGT hits 190mph

You are a legend Glenn !
You can teach me to go fast in mine when I eventually get it back from the paint shop.... Maybe, If I ask nicely..
Forum: All GT40 18th March 2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Where can I get the "blue lights"

Hi Jim,

The large rear ones are aircraft landing lights from WW11 aircraft. They are quite readily available on ebay in the U.K but the blue ones are a bit harder to find. I have a red one on...
Forum: All GT40 6th February 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA still still trading??

Its the later type of chassis, the series 2. You can tell from the rear horseshoe. This is what I've got.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 22nd January 2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Insurance who !

I'm with Hagerty. 3K miles/Yr, Needed a Tracker fitted and its quite expensive but I struggled to find an insurer that did better given its a new car (62 plate) and valued at over 50K.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 21st January 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Demister Grille

Dave,

There are usually a few on ebay over here.
Here's one I found pretty quickly

LOTUS ELAN S3 - DASHTOP GRILLE - HEATER. FORD GT40 KITCARS ETC. | eBay...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 21st January 2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Tornado

Forgot to add Darrin,

Good luck with your build. Its an exciting time.

Martin
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 21st January 2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Tornado

Believe me, I know how frustrating it is to have an incomplete kit of parts.
However, you can't be sore at another manufacturer for not helping you out, especially a direct competitor. It would be...
Forum: The Garage Sale 31st December 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Christmas present - FREE

Helmets great Frank,
Many thanks and Happy New Year.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 30th December 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

Hi Keith,
Nice job mate. Were the decals a pain to apply or not too bad ?
I'll be in the same position as you in a couple of months time and don't know whether to tackle the job myself or not. I'm...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 17th December 2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Was this the latest MDA chassis Martin? I know that SGT have had input but I must say I like the way the car sits.

From what I remember, the latest (or last) MDA chassis had some nice parts...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th December 2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for the comments. That's the look I wanted. Very happy with the way its turned out so far.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th December 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Some pics from the paint shop
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th December 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

I love the Gulf Colours too, but I always wanted a bright red one and I've never wavered, which I'm told is unusual.
Its in the paint shop now, so not much time to change my mind:lipsrsealed:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 9th December 2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

Thought you were going deep red.
Change of mind ha..
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 6th December 2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

She's in the paint shop for Christmas..:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 9th November 2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Made myself a bug deflector today.
Shown modelled on my MG. I'll offer it up to the GT40 next week. Nice to be concentrating on the finishing touches.

Martin
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th November 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,630
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Daytona cobra coupe

ooh check those flares out ! Not seen those on a Daytona Coupe before...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 1st November 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Got my leaning throttle bodies + Turkey tray :happy:
It's coming together so well, I couldn't be more satisfied. All credit to Mick Sollis for figuring out how to do it. A hell of a lot of work, but...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd October 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: My Sister has been Moving House

Hi Keith,

It looks restored ? I see quite a few narrow boats on the Basingstoke canal while walking the dog but not many as nice as that one.

Martin
Forum: The Garage Sale 14th October 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Doors

I'll be more specific next time :guitarist:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th October 2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,206
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Possible Suspension Arm Failure, Racing - Tornado GT40

Interesting read.

My opinion would be this for what its worth.

Tornado cars are built to go fast, otherwise they wouldn't be supplying them with V8 engines as an option. The difference...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th October 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi Keith,

You must be very happy right now. Yes I got a new plate as only the block is 1990. All other parts new.
My car will be red. I've never deviated. It'll go into the paintshop soon I...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd October 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi Andy,
It really depends on what year your engine is as to what limits are set for IVA. I have a 1990 engine so although I didn't need catalytic converters, I did need to control the emmissions...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 29th September 2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

So now my car is almost done, i thought i'd summarise my journey.

1. I did my homework on current manufacturers at the time and decided I should buy from a U.K manufacturer (As thats where I...
Forum: The Garage Sale 26th September 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Doors

Now Sold
Forum: The Garage Sale 25th September 2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Martin Potts
Doors

Selling my original MDA doors. I've got Southern GT ones on my car now.
The MDA ones are quite thick, however, where the pins are at the top of the door to attach to the door bracket, the fibreglass...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd September 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

In preparation for paint, i've changed the way i'm finishing the nostril panel. The photos show the detail but basically the lower part will be Matt black and the top body colour. I wanted a more...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 21st September 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

Amazing. I eat my words. 1st time. Well done.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 19th September 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

Good luck, but you know it'll fail first time. Just hope the list is short for you.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 17th September 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Final piece of paper today.
The V5C Registration document is now in my hands.

Date of 1st registration 10th Sept 2012
Registered as: MDA GT40 MK1

Happy days....:grinf:

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th September 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 94,881
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi Andy,
Great job so far. I've had a lot of issues with my MDA body. In the end I've gone with Southern GT Sills and doors to help achieve a better fit. These are supplied by Lee Dawson. They fit...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th September 2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hey Brett,
I think you can do it in one go but I didn't want to complicate or slow the process down. Assigning an age related plate confirms the new vehicle status. If there was a mix up and they...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi Kieth,
The DVLA reserve the right to inspect the car if they feel they need to. I guess it's usually if they suspect there maybe something a miss. I had all the receipts I needed from MDA signed...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Thanks guys,
I'm not rushing it. The gearchange needs some more work and various other nice little jobs need attending to while I still have the budget to do it. The painter has a waiting list and...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

John,
I pinched your picture of the web. It is a nice photo.


Well, today I celebrate. I got my new registration number from DVLA. No issues, no inspection, just a new Tax Disc and paperwork...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 22nd August 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: For all those in Europe read up!

This is dreadfull.
We have a small industry and lots of history in customising and modifying cars. There must be thousands upon thousands out there. Done properly, nothing wrong with it at all.
I...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th August 2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi Jimmy,

Ahh, yes, that too. Forgot I mentioned that. Had to re read my own post.
Plexiglass would work, but I'm looking for something a bit more like this;
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th August 2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

Hi All,
Thanks for the support. Getting exciting now but I'm not going to rush it or put a timeframe on finishing it as I want to enjoy this stage and make sure I get all the little details right.
...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 7th August 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,436
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: MDA Mk1 with Gulf Arches - Martin P

IVA Test 'PASS'

I can't thank Mick and the team at SGT enough. Fantastic job.
Still hasn't sunk in. I feel like I've won an olympic medal or something.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 24th March 2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 89,888
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Keith Baker's Southern gt on the build

Keith,

I see you also opted for the black race silencers. I did the same and I'm really pleased with the look. Yours looks great. I had a heat shield to go on but i'm not going to bother now as...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 12th March 2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,341
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: NEW Martini RCR917 Toronto show this weekend

Only in my dreams I'm afraid..

A real treat for the eyes. Lovely car.

Martin
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd February 2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 144,684
Posted By Martin Potts
Re: Tornado Build - www.gt40builder.com

Trevor,

Have you thought about panelling the hole on the inside to make it look even more authentic ?
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