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John Dickens
Posted on: January 3rd, 2015, 13:17:34 Quote Report to Moderator
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I have copies of the May 1979 and June 1979 issues of Car Mechanics magazine which featured a two part build of a D & H Fibreglass Mini Marcos Mk IV.

The article is not particularly informative technically (not like the ones I write  ) but if anyone is interested from a historical point of view I will be happy to post them to you.

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: January 3rd, 2015, 18:06:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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John,
I'll take them if they're still going?
Alternatively, could they be scanned and posted for all?
Does the club hold an archive for articles?
Let me know and I'll cover any postage requirements.
Cheers,
Graham
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: January 3rd, 2015, 19:11:59 Quote Report to Moderator
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If John can't scan them, I can do them and put them on here. I'd be interested in a copy anyway.

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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John Dickens
Posted on: January 4th, 2015, 10:43:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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The quality of the photographs (all black and white) in these old mags are so poor that I don't think they'll scan successfully.

Graham. I'll post these to you if you pm your address to me. You can then have a closer look to see if you think they will scan.

John
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Yes we do have an archive of magazine articles which I hold. It's now a very thick ring binder. Most of what I have is on the Press Cuttings section of the web site. I have the Car Mechanics articles listed but I haven't got any scans. I would like to have copies or scans of the articles for the web site if possible.

Richard

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: January 4th, 2015, 17:28:34 Quote Report to Moderator
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John - you'd be surprised how well the results can be with decent quality scanners. Willing to give it a go if you send them to me, I can send them on to Graham afterwards (or Graham can send them to me and I'll send them back).

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John Dickens
Posted on: January 5th, 2015, 10:34:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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OK Simon I'll send them to you first then you can scan them and send them on to Graham if that's OK with him.

PM me your postal address.

John
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: January 5th, 2015, 13:46:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Address sent, thanks John. Graham - can you send me your address so I can re-send them once I've scanned it all?

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Graham Bichard
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Simon - PM sent.

Thanks John.

Richard - I've got a few magazines with relevant articles in.  You've probably got them already, but as I come across them I'll see if I can scan them and send them to you.
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John Dickens
Posted on: January 5th, 2015, 18:57:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'll post them tomorrow.
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Simon Robinson
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Received yesterday, thanks John.

Graham - I've not received the PM with your address, can you send it again? Thanks.

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: January 14th, 2015, 19:40:51 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Simon, John,
Got the mags through the post today - Thanks.  Did they scan okay?
Haven't had a chance to read them properly but loved flicking through them - an article on a Marina 1800TC (my Dad had one of those!).  110bhp from 1.8 litres returning 27mpg!  Where did the rest of the petrol go?  It wasn't producing power!!!
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Simon Robinson
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Glad they arrived OK Graham. I found some of the adverts in the back amusing as well, if I hadn't got to post them on to you I'd still be reading them!

Scans came out quite well, Richard has put them up here:

http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/cuttings/carmech/index.html

As this seems to have worked well, if anyone else has any copies of articles they would like scanning for the site please let me know and I'll sort it out.

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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Steve_Schmidt
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Building a Marcos seems to be so simple when you read that article - I can't understand why it took me 2 years to accomplish what the magazine staffers did in a couple of months  

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jimnaylor
Posted on: January 16th, 2015, 13:32:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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Nah, you don't need that long, a weekend's enough. Isn't it Richard?  

http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/cuttings/whichkit/wk21.html

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