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    WIDE BODIED SEVEN....McCOPY MK6

    Well getting ready to throw some final colour on the job, just checking that all bits are accounted for. Made the fuel tank up over the last few days, bit of a `shape` due to accessibility. Managed to score an MX5 5 speed gearbox so the drive train direction is now committed. Was chasing a 2ltr...
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    McLaren M20#73

    Andy, looking good. Body fit always was a challenge but I like the way your doing it. Russell
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    McCopy mk 5

    Thanks for the comments, my biggest hurdle to change would be dropping the crank pulley to remove 1 tooth off the sensor wheel. Space is confined to say the least.
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    McCopy mk 5

    Well another year has gone by with bugger all progress.. As previously reported the computer ? crapped out on its test drive and COVID Plus life has got in the way. I have not been happy with this MICROTECH computer from day one as it`s very hard to work / program. I am sick of waiting for...
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    WIDE BODIED SEVEN....McCOPY MK6

    Best self Christmas present ever, been looking at hoists for months now and did not have enough head space 2.8 mtrs to install a normal height hoist. Found this one that easily fits in under 2.4mtrs, lifts clear 1.5 mtrs and nothing on the floor means the Formula Junior on the trailer sits on...
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    Is the center of a car body ALWAYS the center of the chassis?

    The centre of a car is exactly where the designer placed with regards to style, looks and practicalities. To confirm this theory just look and compare and old school Ford Galaxy 500 and a Fiat 500....or a mini. You could damn near put the Fiat in the boot of the galaxy. Another comparison on the...
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    M20 Dreaming

    Wolfgang, if I can comment on how I did mine with no facilities other than my press. First I drew out some wing foil shapes, band sawed them from ply and then set out finding a sheet metal guy with rollers and patience! Some large dollars later I had the top and bottom sections handed to me...
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    WIDE BODIED SEVEN....McCOPY MK6

    Well not much to report other than we have survived another year....and it`s been with some challenges. All positive I am happy to say, have met a new partner in crime and we will celebrate 12months this January by travelling around the Sth Island and flying over to Stewart Is for 5 days with...
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    Wolseley 6/90 revival

    That is some revival of your `family hack`. Merry Christmas
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    Chassis Painting... Paint & Quantity

    An organic filter in a good respirator is perfectly fine for 2K paint work...plus some fans to remove the overspray and clear the air. As for POR 15, its great for large flat areas where you can go for it and do not need to go back over your work. The moment that you go back and touch up POR 15...
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    WIDE BODIED SEVEN....McCOPY MK6

    Well a little more progress, had a bit of a rush around just prior to the last lock down gathering Mig / Tig wire, Argon and Arcal 21 gases. Got all i needed so progress unimpeded. The standard rear shocks fit. The fronts will be inboard QA1`s on bell cranks and the standard power steering rack...
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    WIDE BODIED SEVEN....McCOPY MK6

    Well lockdown combined with retirement can only mean one thing....time to build another project. This time it`s an other fun build with very little fibre glass body work, had enough of the scratchies. I managed to buy a rolling chassis Mazda MX5 a little while ago and spent a couple of days...
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    M20 Dreaming

    Leon, has your car gone?
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    Kaspa, John Steiner

    John and I have been online mates for years, I sent him a surplus gear change mechanism probably 15 years ago and we have swapped ideas ever since. My late Carol and I had the good fortune to meet him at his home on the Gold Coast about 4 years ago when he was completing his McLaren. A great guy...
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    McLaren M20#73

    Andy, those rims look mean as....I am still not convinced that those axels will take the torque... Cheers Russell
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