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Neil KilBane
Posted on: March 5th, 2008, 09:41:22 Quote Report to Moderator
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Would anyone have a spare Mini Marcos nose panel to sell ?

I am finding it difficult to work on the front of the engine with the original panel in situ , access to the dizzy and rotor require amazing contortions at the moment.  

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mike brown
Posted on: March 5th, 2008, 17:05:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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i can make you a new one  for 30 plus p&p if you like you may need to put some extra stiffening on the edge where it meets the bonnet once you get it though as it apears some don't match up with the bonnet that well

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 7th, 2008, 10:19:22 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from mike brown, posted March 5th, 2008, 17:05:26 at here
i can make you a new one  for 30 plus p&p if you like you may need to put some extra stiffening on the edge where it meets the bonnet once you get it though as it apears some don't match up with the bonnet that well

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How do you mean Mike ?

Also what is the best way to attach them ? Can you use the Dzus (sp?) fastners along the front edge ?

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mike brown
Posted on: April 8th, 2008, 17:42:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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dzus fasteners can be used my last car had bighead nuts bonded in then bolts up from underneath a little difficult to attach and remove but very neat.

i can probably sort the shape for you i'll just need a measurement of the rise in the middle of the front edge compared to the hinge points

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 8th, 2008, 21:35:51 Quote Report to Moderator
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Would I be better going with a full length bonnet ?

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Posted on: April 9th, 2008, 08:50:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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Full length was the way I went Neil.
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Posted on: April 9th, 2008, 22:23:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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If anyone wants a nose panel like the one on Howard Plant's (ex-David Pounder) car I have the mould. The panel has two horizontal slots in it. 8407 has the original panel off this mould attached.

My preference is to have the nose panel bonded in, but remove the original flat panel to provide better access to the radiator.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 10th, 2008, 08:09:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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I know Howards car, but where can I see 8407 ?

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Posted on: April 11th, 2008, 16:27:26
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I don't think I ever took a photo of it when it was more or less complete. This is the nose:

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Alex Gibson
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Quoted from Neil KilBane, posted April 8th, 2008, 21:35:51 at here
Would I be better going with a full length bonnet ?



Who makes the full length bonnets ?

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened!!!!
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Posted on: April 12th, 2008, 14:11:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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They were offered by the factory, and I guess there are moulds knocking around for them. Also there's a ducted version which has been used on several cars, including Andy Wright's (which for some reason appears to be missing from Members' Cars).

If you use a full length bonnet keep the existing panel for stiffness, although you can cut out a hole in the middle of it for access. If the new nose panel is bonded in then you can remove a lot more of the original fibreglass.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 12th, 2008, 20:37:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I have bitten the bullet and cut a rectangular section from the existing nose section, so I guess I am in the market for a long bonnet then

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Colin Jenkins
Posted on: May 5th, 2008, 18:49:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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I took a mould off the nose anel of my old Mk3 (MRT 852E) and made several panels for other owners around 1990 time. Unfortunately I gave it to the new owner (Michael Caufman from Austria when I sold MRT several years ago. I alsogave him a mould for making bonnets with small louvres set either side of the carb bumps.

I don't know if he is still in the club, I know he was a MMOC member at least for a year because I paid for his 1st years membership. If anyone knows him mabe he would loan the moulds out.
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Roger Garland
Posted on: May 6th, 2008, 18:32:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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Michael is still in the club - in fact, he is the newly appointed MMOC representative for Austria, as of last weekend when we held the AGM

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Colin Jenkins
Posted on: May 9th, 2008, 15:26:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thanks Rog, it's good to know he's still involved, I haveb't heard from him for a few years now and wondered how he was getting on with MRT 852E
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