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Vic_Allen
Posted on: December 11th, 2012, 16:30:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi folks,
Thought i'd register on here as I'm hoping to start work on my Dads car in the New Year.
Dad bought the kit new, built it & drove the car for years until family outgrew the vehicle. It was reluctantly sold, but fate intervened & he bought it back approx 20 years ago. Not much has been done on it since, but i'm hoping to take on the project instead.

I'll need some guidance no doubt, and pointed towards certain spares.
Priority is headlight covers & a set of front seats, all advice welcome.

I've attached a pic of the car in its current condition.
By the way, I'm in Northern Ireland.




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Neil KilBane
Posted on: December 11th, 2012, 17:27:19 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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HI Vic and welcome to the forum, you'll find all on here are only too willing to offer help and advice.

The Club has headlamp covers in stock but fixing kits they don't have, home made is a viable option on those though. http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/spares.html


Seat wise I'd say you will get a few suggestions, I have Corbeau GTS Recliners in mine and I find them very good.



Is yours a Marcos Ireland car ? There are a few Marcoses in the North, Fred Grange would be the man to enlighten you on there whereabouts but he doesn't be on here too often.

 
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Vic_Allen
Posted on: December 12th, 2012, 07:33:00 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the welcome.
I dont believe its an Ireland car, but will check the VIN to verify.

Look forward to starting the project (eventually) and getting it roadworthy due to the cars family history.
Dont know if I'll ever be able to drive it too far though, as I'm 6ft 2!
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: December 12th, 2012, 07:48:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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There are ways around the height issue, there are a good few tall MM drivers on here

 
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Vic_Allen
Posted on: December 12th, 2012, 08:10:09 Quote Report to Moderator
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Good to know, I'll be disappointed if I cant get the occassional drive out to shows etc
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Eamonn_Ledwidge
Posted on: December 12th, 2012, 14:04:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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Get the seat back as far as possible and go for the Gurney bump in the roof - Peter Bremner fiited one to his car, check out his build thread on this forum.

Good luck.
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Quoted from Vic_Allen, posted December 12th, 2012, 07:33:00 at here

Dont know if I'll ever be able to drive it too far though, as I'm 6ft 2!



Jem Marsh is 6'4" and didn't have a problem. Fit recliner seats so you can recline the back until your head is comfortably below the roof. Allow for bumps in the road! Then if you can't easily reach the steering wheel fit a deeper dished wheel or a collapsible boss extender. I doubt if you'll need a Gurney bump unless you need to wear a crash helmet.
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Vic_Allen
Posted on: December 13th, 2012, 10:50:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the info.
Definately wont need a helmet, and good to know i can avoid bumping the roof.
I'd prefer to keep the car as close to my Dads original spec as possible.

Now just need to start the hunt for decent set of reclining seats that will fit.
Anyone got spares in their garage??

I thought i'd struck gold a while back on ebay when spotted a listing called 'Mini Marcos Seats'. Pics werent great & auction was drawing to a close so i stuck in a bid - after all, how misleading could a title be?
Won the auction & eagerly awaited my parcel.
Blooming things were out of a Mantula or similar, nowhere near right for a MM. Gutted.
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Vic_Allen
Posted on: January 2nd, 2013, 08:08:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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Morning folks,

Happy New Year to everyone.
Had another quick peek at the MM over the christmas hols, I can confirm that our car is 7469 from the VIN plate.
I'll update the thread title but not sure how to include this in the gallery?
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Craig Smith
Posted on: January 2nd, 2013, 23:22:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi,

Just email your photos to Richard, or host them online somewhere and provide Richard with the links..  He will no doubt take care of the rest
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