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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Grommet on September 20, 2016, 03:56:48 PM »
Im thinking about my fuel tank now and whether to do it in steel or vinyl ester resin...I like the original idea of seeing the fuel level through the resin...

Has anyone any experience with ethanol proof fuel tanks as I know that ordinary resin is a no-go?

grommet

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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Grommet on September 20, 2016, 03:34:30 PM »
Steve

I might end up with some spare ones to dispose of... though I see that youre only 50 miles away... why not bring some steel and you can make your own!

Grommet
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Peel replica, Steve Fisk on September 20, 2016, 12:30:39 PM »
Sooooooo can I have one please !
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Grommet on September 20, 2016, 01:09:52 AM »
Thanks for your comment..I did think about an MDF support but I didnt think it would hold up under the forming forces involved...I tried a different method to support the centre bars using some Unistrut channel and some rods...

The result is much better say 8/10 and Im using 1mm polished stainless steel this time rather than aluminium as it is more durable..though harder to form.

I will try a couple more to see if i can improve further but the one I have done will be ok for my replica Peel.

Grommet
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Additions to the Register / Re: Fiat 500f
« Last Post by Barry on September 19, 2016, 10:19:04 PM »
Ralph.  You have to download the form from the Rumcars website, fill it in and then send it off to Alastair Lauchland with a small fee.

http://www.rumcars.org/

alastair.rumcars@btinternet.com

I have not registered some of my cars because I simply never get round to printing photos, forms and filling-in paperwork by hand and writing cheques.

 It has made me think of a method of filling in the details electronically from the Forum though; then pay by PayPal.
I will have to investigate further as I think many contributors may like a digital solution using digital photos.
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Additions to the Register / Fiat 500f
« Last Post by RalphT on September 19, 2016, 09:14:59 PM »
Hi Jean

please include my Fiat 500f on the register.

its a 1968 rhd car with NSN 89 G registration.
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Microcar Events / Re: NATIONAL MICROCAR RALLY 2016
« Last Post by richard on September 18, 2016, 05:29:52 PM »
Sounds like a great NMCR shame I couldn't make it . I do hope Grant and Mike Hele received the new Bond moulding strip that I asked Nick Mander to pass on 😏
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on September 16, 2016, 11:18:39 PM »
I bet it is! It's difficult to suggest ways you might overcome the issues without knowing exactly how you're doing it. Something like an MDF former underneath to provide support?
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: My First Microcar Build
« Last Post by Grommet on September 16, 2016, 07:04:14 PM »
Ive had a go at making an intake grille today..

I have a plastic repro one but its cracked and not very nice.....

The picture is of my first attempt..I will have another few goes but it is difficult to control the metal between the slots and get an even pressing using just crude hand tools..

Grommet
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News 130
« Last Post by super-se7en (Malc Dudley) on September 16, 2016, 02:12:36 PM »
One of the best Rumcars i have read, with history and information on every page.
The bond article was very informative.
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