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Rodger Howard
Posted on: December 17th, 2014, 08:32:51
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i'm just finishing off the finer details of my car

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Posted on: December 20th, 2014, 00:26:24 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks good! I tweaked the pic a little to get it all on my screen.
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Steve_Schmidt
Posted on: December 20th, 2014, 00:53:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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Nice touch Rodger .
Are you intending to put the Marcos on a Club Permit , or is purely for competition use?

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Rodger Howard
Posted on: December 20th, 2014, 20:34:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks for sorting the picture. I will mill down the letters to leave a raised line below them then polish before chroming.
The car has actually been on full registration since i imported it 8 years ago Steve. I figured i might have trouble registering it after adding the full cage. I have built a 970s engine recently to use as a road engine.
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Rodger Howard
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Merry Christmas to one and all. Trust the new year is prosperous and productive.
What is the conventional wisdom with respect to cooling fans on a front mount radiator? 1 or 2 and if 1 should it be mounted close to the inlet and outlet which in my case are both on the passengers side.

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I had one on all my cars mounted in the middle never had a problem with over heating. But in the UK over heating is generally only a problem for one week in July then it starts raining again.
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Rodger Howard
Posted on: December 26th, 2014, 20:28:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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I suppose it is the wrong time of the year to be asking an englishman about overheating
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: December 26th, 2014, 21:14:20 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Love the chrome around the light covers, are they homemade ?

 
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G'day Rodger, the car's looking good mate - hope to see it on the road in 2015  
In regard to cooling fans, I'd be aiming to cover as much of the radiator finned area as possible with one fan using a shroud if necessary to ensure the fan is drawing air through the core and not from around the periphery. The radiator in my car is in a similar location to yours and probably a little smaller in size (it's one from the very late model Rover Mini which had a front radiator) The thermatic fan isn't needed whist the car is in motion, but does a good job when stationary.


 

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Rodger Howard
Posted on: December 27th, 2014, 01:05:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks Steve and Neil. The intention is to have the car ready by April. i have a full week this week to work on it so I plan to complete the dash and the items behind it.
I can fit two fans easily as the radiator is the full width and height of the front of the car.
l will look into making a shroud as well.

The headlight covers were one of those items I just had to have....
I must thank my friend Stuart for turning my dream into a reality.
First of all we made a buck for each side out of fiberglass. I had a pair of the standard lens' but they were a little short. We used them to create the shape of the bucks. We then cut a channel around the outside of the hole for the rims to sit in and recessed ss tubes for the screws to go into.
We then had the rims laser cut in brass. From there Stuart formed the rims in about 5 planes and rounded the edges. A mamouth job. Then my specialist polishing mate took to them. Finally they were chromed.
The lens were cut out of flat perspex then put into the oven at Stuarts until they dropped over the buck at about 80c. from there we used clothes pegs to clip them to the rims while they were still hot. Then the process of trimming and polishing before they were glued to the backs of the rims.
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Rodger Howard
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this is the next body fitting to complete.




They will (hopefully) open like mini ones.

They are made in aluminium to match the door frames and rear window frame


The front of the car has a few more bits to be fabricated yet.
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Rodger Howard
Posted on: January 16th, 2016, 09:23:36
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I've been saying this for a number of years now but i think i can actually see the end of my mm project.
The trim was done late last year and over the past few weeks all of the glass and perspex has been fitted and the aluminium parts polished and clear coated. This week the paint will be polished and touched up where necessary ready for the last mechanical items to be fitted.

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Rodger Howard
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Slowly getting toward the end

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Rodger Howard
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Have i done justice to the front corner of a lemans style mk3?
I've used ferrari teardrop side indicators
Kept the wheels under the original shape guards
Lemans lucas lens with h4 innards and low beam globes included
Custom steel covers and lens made from scratch
Frenched in the ferrari indicators
Air vents for the brakes turned in aluminium behind the original cibie spots mounted on removable plynths
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Steve_Schmidt
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The restoration journey consists of many small steps, your attention to detail and customisation has extended that journey well beyond what many, including myself, would be satisfied with. It's a credit to your vision and persistence, just a shame you missed the Classic LeMans anniversary.
I'm looking forward to seeing your MM on the road in the near future, is the Geelong Revival in November on your agenda?

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