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    M20 Dreaming

    Well I have now covered the "ugly part" and will say up front, an upholsterer I am NOT!! but I do think it looks better and its comfy. Cheers Leon
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    M20 Dreaming

    I'm still waiting for the main hoop to come back so I made a seat insert, basically got some closed cell foam and an old seat from a car wrecker and just cut and glued until I had something that was comfortable and held me snug. I have to have about 2" of padding at the back so I can reach the...
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    M20 Dreaming

    Some photos cos I know you guys love photos. Also the benefit of the dash hoop is I could lower the main hoop by 2"
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    M20 Dreaming

    Getting close to the finish line now, Fitted a catch tank to the G/Box, filled the tanks with "Fuel Safe" foam, Battery fitted (turned the engine over) and rain lights work and fitted the dash hoop that MSNZ insisted on for Homologation. Just waiting for the main hoop to come back and then its...
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    McLaren M20#73

    Re: The HTP, I have read right through the FIA forms and looked through their web site for guidance and its not as scary as it first seems. Its pretty much the same as the forms you have to fill out for MSNZ Log Book and COD just a lot more photos and detail required. You are right your engine...
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    McLaren M20#73

    You are so right Andy re the dash hoop and believe me I tried not to have as it spoils the look for originality but they wouldn't budge so it will interesting how you get on. I think its the guy get and his interpretation that decides.
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    McLaren M20#73

    Hi Terry, Homologation in our case is just about the Roll bar structure, its MSNZs way of making sure the structures are built to a safe standard and is a requirement for all cars raced in a MSNZ sanctioned events. There are 2 options to go with 1) A free concept or 2) a design set by MSNZ if...
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    McLaren M20#73

    Hi Andy, I'm at the same stage as you with MSNZ as far as roll bar sign off is concerned. I went the conventional rout and the only Hassel was where I tie onto the engine block as per original design but once they got their head around it that was fine. the only thing I have had to do is a dash...
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    M6B Tragic

    Hi Udo, ditto what Andy said, you really do keep the standard high. The electrical stuff is something I don't do well, thank the lord I only have 1 x 4 core cable running through the car and that is the ignition switch, starter button, rain light that's it. I love mechanical gauges and injection...
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    M20 Dreaming

    The car had its first outing last weekend, no track time yet just a show. It got a lot of attention, lots of people taking photos and asking questions its not something you see at car shows in NZ. Some photos from the show, my sister took a lot she is a semi pro photographer so hope to see some...
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    M6B Tragic

    Yes Udo I have heard that same story from reliable friends in the Know. I have just walked in the door after 3 days up in Auckland at the Kumeu show the car got a lot of attention and was good to see it out for the first time. We have decided that there isn't enough time to get it properly ready...
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    M6B Tragic

    Hi Udo, Happy New Year, we are very lucky to be in the position our locations have allowed us with this darn Virus. Love the new posts you have shared and as always the workmanship is superb. I have all but finished my car now and its going to a show next weekend so we'll see how it goes and...
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    M20 Dreaming

    They are the plastic lenses
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    M20 Dreaming

    I got some mirrors and period correct tail lights, they are Austin Healy lights which is what they used. I need to extend the exhaust tail pipes about 3"
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    M20 Dreaming

    Been working on the car a fare amount of time the last few weeks hoping to run the engine up in the car very soon. Finished the body mounts got some mirrors and tail lights fitted. Really just the roll bar and wind screen to do. the bar is bent up just needs to be mounted, Brakes are bleed need...
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