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mickrick

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Wednesday 20th July 2011 quote quote all
Well Thank You Mick! bow It's not even a rolling chassis yet though. smile

mickrick

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Thursday 11th August 2011 quote quote all
Not much to update on recently, as I've been busy with work, and I'm waiting for some wheels to turn up. They're on the way though. smile
But I found these little beauties at Vintage supplies.
A bit of patriotism, as after all it is British designed, built and er...oh hang on a minute.....was, a British owned company! redface
Still looks better than the Malaysian flag, don't you think? wink

mickrick

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My Lovely Lovely wheels turned up today. smile

My brake setup nicely packaged.

9 inch rears. But the website won't let me upload the picture. confused

mickrick

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mickrick

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Cheers,
Mick. smile
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2slo

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Friday 12th August 2011 quote quote all
Pictures probably don't do justice to the amount of work you must have put into that so far. Now you've got the wheels, when do you expect to get it on the road?

Markp13

422 posts

46 months

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Saturday 13th August 2011 quote quote all
I don't think anybody could say that doesn't look superb, a real credit to yourself.

I may have missed it or simply forgotten but what engine are you going for? And I presume it's not in as yet?

mickrick

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Saturday 13th August 2011 quote quote all
Thanks for the kind comments. smile I have no time frame for getting the car on the road, as I enjoy building the car, and fettling in th garage, so if I finish it too quick, I'll have to start another! biggrin
Mark, I want to fit a Hartley H1 and Drenth 6 speed sequential, (see page 2 of this thread) although I may have to research Hewland's new 6 speed inline box, as it's 4kg lighter!
I'll take a break from it for a while now, as my toy funds are low, and I need to do some more work on one of my other projects. wink

Apart from getting black hands polishing ally, I like the smell of wood, so I'll be starting a restoration thread for my 1968 Olsen Nimbus sailing boat, over on Boats, Planes & Trains soon! wink

Cheers,
Mick. smile

allen l

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64 months

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Sunday 14th August 2011 quote quote all
Wheels look really good!

damdy-cash

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72 months

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Monday 15th August 2011 quote quote all
Hi Mick,
a thread on BC that might be of interest for you
http://www.blatchat.com/t.asp?id=207043

cheers Volkr

mickrick

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Tuesday 16th August 2011 quote quote all
Thanks allen. I'm very very pleased with them! I've gone through half a dozen wheel people before I found someone who would take my enquiries seriously!
They jumped through hoops to make me what I wanted, and the pictures don't do the results justice.
Have a look at the website here,
http://www.force-racing.co.uk/wheels-13/

Volkr thanks for the link. The RST is not for me though. As mentioned on the BC thread, IMO it's a bit too complicated. I prefer the H1 as it can use stock Hayabusa top ends.
I believe the original RST used Yamaha top ends, but the Yamaha engine became obsolete, meaning it had to then use bespoke top ends, which made it very expensive.
I also don't think there's any advantage to 5 valve heads. Yamaha race bikes never had 5 valve heads, only the road bikes, so I think the 20 valve logo was a marketing thing by Yamaha.
Cosworth dabbled a bit with 5 valve heads, and went back to 4 valves.
Taking nothing away from Mr. Savory though, the RST is a work of art!


Edited by mickrick on Tuesday 16th August 08:10

mickrick

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Hello again fellow pedants! Thought I'd boing this, as a PH search said it doesn't exist, and it's a PITA scrolling through hundreds of threads to find it!
It's been a while, so long in fact, that some of the pictures on this thread seem to have dissapeared? confused
Anyway, I'm on a roll again. smile Nothing new to post yet, but I'm off on me travels next week in search of good ol' brummie engineering skills, meet me old mucka's drink beer, and talk st!
Rear brakes are next. I have a cunning plan! I would have liked to go for inboard discs, and save oodles of unsprung weight, but there's just not enough room with that pesky De-dion axle in the way.
So it'll be float in the bell 260mm ish solid discs, and a nice light 2 piston race calliper, in the usual place, and a novel idea for a parking brake to keep the IVA/MOT man happy. (which has been shamelessly nicked from another car manufacturer smile )
Watch this space! wink If you're interested that is..........

Regards,
Mick. smile

snapper seven

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Monday 23rd January 2012 quote quote all
I got quite excited seeing this thread appear again.

Keep any updates and, in particular, photos coming!

Cheers
SS

mickrick

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Cheers SS! Willco! thumbup
Been looking at a nice billet floormounted pull rod pedal setup too. wink
That'll be the next project.

snapper seven

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Monday 23rd January 2012 quote quote all
I'm not jealous...umm...er...

wink

mickrick

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Monday 23rd January 2012 quote quote all
You shouldn't be either, with a yummy HPC in the garage. smile

Farlig

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Tuesday 24th January 2012 quote quote all
Bloody hell!! Nice thread - missed this somehow & only have seen the pics of the brakes at BG developments you pointed me to.. I take my hat off to you sir, this is a love-of-your-life project & can't wait to see how you get on with the engine - bookmarked!

BTW my old dear has a place near "Sabby" so I'm reasonably familiar with the area - must have been great living on a yacht there!

Cheers,
Neil.

snapper seven

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Don't get me wrong Mick, I adore my HPC, particularly now it is sporting its gold centred MB wheels, but the thought of lots of lovely high quality billet ali 'stuff' on the car is the stuff of dreams.

What you are doing with your car can only remain a fantasy for so many others. I lusted after Sugino's and now I lust after yours. Can't wait to see the final result but the journey is equally as pleasurable.

Cheers
SS

rossb

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great thread this - very reminiscent of sugino's car. my 7 has been at a mates place for years - done something like 1200 miles in 11.5 years - your thread has kind of got me motivated to get the car out this year - so keep those pix and updates rolling!

mickrick

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Wednesday 25th January 2012 quote quote all
Hi Farliq, where's "Sabby"?
SS, I think the HPC is one of the iconic Sevens, up there with the Superlight R, JPE, BD and R500K. The pictures of your nice gold wheels made my mind up for me, as I was torn between that and black. Thanks for the inspiration!
As far as fantasy goes, it's mine too smile I'm not a rich man, but I'm fortunate enough to have a good job, at the moment, to be able to put a bit aside each month for my hobbies. I take each stage at a time, and treat each one like a project. Finish one, save a bit, move onto the next. I like to think I'm a patient Guy, and I enjoy my time tinkering about in the garage, so for me I don't need to rush anything.
rossb, I'm happy the thread has given you inspiration! Get the old girl out and give her some love!smile
I don't think my car can be compared with Sugino's though. A different animal really. I have every picture I've ever seen of that car saved on my computer! Wonderfull!
Maybe one day I'll put the IRS back end in mine...scratchchin
And in honor of the great mans work, some of his automotive Porn!
If you reading this Mike, hope you don't mind?


Edited by mickrick on Thursday 26th January 19:08

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