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John Burn
Posted on: June 29th, 2009, 19:27:50 Quote Report to Moderator
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hello all i have been in love with the mini marcos since i first saw one in my dads magazines when i was a nipper and never thought id own one.
 Id never even seen one in the flesh and i just happened to spot  one outside the local lifeboat hut which is now a small garage and well to cut a long story short i am now the owner of a mk3 marcos
 its in a very poor state as far as the metalwork go's but non the less it is fully complete with all the glass and fixings and interior and a rat
 I didnt plan to buy a car at the moment as im im the process of restoring a 1959 mini and a few other toys buy im sure you lot know how much the marcos drags you in
ok i thought id introduce my self as no doubt i will be asking a few questions in the future but i must say i am impressed already with the workmanship and care you guys take of these cars

i plan to fully restore this car and go historic racing so im sure ill need some help

johnburnt
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Craig Smith
Posted on: June 29th, 2009, 19:40:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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Welcome along John.

Sounds like it will keep you busy for a week or two, please get some photos up for us to see!

Do you have a chassis number or has it gone ?

Oh, and have you joined the club yet ?

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: June 29th, 2009, 20:59:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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Craig, where would a chassis number be located?
Oh and welcome John - I'm new on here myself.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: June 29th, 2009, 23:31:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Welcome John and Craig.

The chassis number should be on a brass plate under the bonnet on the slam panel or else on the bulkhead. It should have the letters MM or DH followed by a 4 digit number or else MI followed by a 2 digit number.

 
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Syd Crawford
Posted on: June 30th, 2009, 00:08:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Nice work John. Looking forward to hear about it's progress (and pics). Glad you managed to get the rat with it, they are very hard to track back down when seperated from the car
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John Burn
Posted on: July 9th, 2009, 07:09:11
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ok i just got confirmation that i own the car and it is a marcos gt no 7328 1099cc i belive the engine is a 10w which is the estate version of the 1100
i am the second owner from 1969
its spent its whole life in newcastle
i was suprised to find 2 original gold anodised wolfrace wheels in the boot would these have been on originally ?( i think there pretty rare)
neways the car is quite rotten all the metalworks gone and the rear subframe or plate has delaminated the glass fiber so i think new bulhead and rear metalwork needs replacing which im looking forward to
here are some pics

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John Burn
Posted on: July 9th, 2009, 07:12:34
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here it is ouside the garage(Used to be a lifeboat hut)

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John Burn
Posted on: July 9th, 2009, 07:13:38
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and the wheels

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Posted on: July 10th, 2009, 16:38:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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Wolfrace wheels aren't all that rare, but they wouldn't have been supplied with the kit. Normally you would use the wheels off the donor, or source your own. D&H supplied 100+ wheels as an option with the Mk.IV kit.
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John Burn
Posted on: July 11th, 2009, 07:32:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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i know wolfrace aint rare but these have been annodised gold which i have never seen before
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Garry Scott
Posted on: July 11th, 2009, 12:33:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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welcome, nice marcos project you have got, i know of 2 other marcos,s that are sat on drives and in garages but people refuse to sell them
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Quoted from John Burn, posted July 11th, 2009, 07:32:23 at here
i know wolfrace aint rare but these have been annodised gold which i have never seen before



Yes, that's true.
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John Burn
Posted on: August 9th, 2009, 10:59:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a quick question is this car able to be entered into historic racing or does the car have to be a race registered from day one?
 if not where can i get the regulations and specs of what is allowed and required as id love to start my racing in a mini marcos
 i am nearly finished my other project and i have to choose which route to go down
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: August 9th, 2009, 18:35:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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Have you tried the Historic Sports Car Club?
http://www.hscc.org.uk/resources/HRS%20Published%20Regs%202009.pdf
You get extra points if you drive to and (hopefully) from the race circuit...

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John Burn
Posted on: August 24th, 2009, 21:12:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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the reason i am asking is to see if the car i have will be able to race in the lemans classic race or would i have to own the actual car/s that competed in 66 67
if it is possibel for the one i own to do so then i will make it my goal finish the car and compete in lemans if not i am thinking of bike engine power will be the way forward
thanks for the help
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