Murtaya

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p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Monday 16th September 2013
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lol at stig-gave murt good run out on sat 50miles=1/4 of tank so back to normal economy
martin

simteksteve

8 posts

101 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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some arty footage of last outing....

http://vimeo.com/75254313

jasongtr

414 posts

186 months

Tuesday 8th October 2013
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long time lurker of the murtaya, and my son thinks its time we built a kit car, id love to do one of these - drove the black rally demo at arden a few years back, is the murtaya long term company ownership issues behind them, what i dont want to do is start one and it goes belly up and im left with half a car that will be near on impossible to finish.

any thoughts

p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Friday 11th October 2013
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try contacting arden automotive to have a look at their cars as they have built several
ALS have bought moulds for murtaya and sorting through paperwork/moulds at present so they would be best to buy kit from as think arden have several built ones-ALS posted 1 page back as asmurt
martin

jasongtr

414 posts

186 months

Friday 11th October 2013
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yes thanks, the new owner emailed me, but to be honest im not interested in starting a £20k plus build to a company that has had a sketchy past, im sure the new people have very good intensions and wouldnt of entered into this with failure on their minds but its too much of a risk for me sadly. I say sadly as they are great cars
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p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Monday 14th October 2013
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sorry to hear,did you try arden they have 2-3 murtayas in various build stages so could still have input into build if not wanting to put all money into new company
several murt owners have had their cars at arden at some point nick me mark off top of my head so they know a fair bit about them
gave mine a good blast yesterday along a roads on way back from work-now extremely dirty lol
martin

jasongtr

414 posts

186 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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yes as said above ive driven the car arden had as a demo a few years back, been to their place to do so, i havent contacted them recently but that wont remove my fears of the company that now owns the 'right's moving forward.I guess its always a risk buying any car, even a saab.... but these smaller car companies present a huge financial risk if buying in stages, you can never tell whats going to happen, at best if the company goes belly up you might have a part finished car/kit, at worst, you dont receive what you have ordered/paid for.

But hey thats my decision and i dont want to dwell on that for the people that are seriously considering this car, i dont want to make negative posts about what is a great car, i wish the new owners all the success with the car.

Edited by jasongtr on Wednesday 16th October 08:10

p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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fair enough,arden have been around a while so still some reliability and know most of murtayas produced-almost as much as mike lol
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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smile

Hopefully there should be a new article/review out on a certain U.S. Murtaya soon...I'll post a link as soon as I get it. Anybody play Forza? wink

Other than that, apart from a few instances of the bonnet hovering up at high speed (no other Murtayas need worry about this; we're using a one-off electric bonnet latch on my car, and I don't think it's been tested before at triple-digit speeds), the car has been incredible.



My cousin also wanted to do a photo shoot with it, so you can see a few shots of the car under the Seattle skyline: Murtaya Photo Shoot

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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Here's the article! They tried to get some video, but they didn't have much time to edit it...but I think the pictures turned out great:

Forza Motorsport Heavy Metal Affliction: Murtaya

(To be honest, I haven't read the article yet; I'm so excited that I just wanted to post it. I hope it's kind.......)




mwillmendit

1 posts

62 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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Hi Mike nice pictures
I have been following the forum for a long time now.
I am a very slow Murtaya builder, i have not made any progress in the last 6 months but seeing your car has got me motivated again.

jeffw

840 posts

164 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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Apart from 'Cornwall Roads' (should be Cornish Roads) it looks like a nice article. Well done on getting the car to the state it is now. looks great.

p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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nice write up mike-short version of 7 years lol
martin
ps on half day today so guess what i will be doing...

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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mwillmendit said:
Hi Mike nice pictures
I have been following the forum for a long time now.
I am a very slow Murtaya builder, i have not made any progress in the last 6 months but seeing your car has got me motivated again.
Glad to hear it Mike! Keep it up--it's worth it in the end (though you'd probably be hard pressed to convince me of that during the process, to be honest). I've also got some pages ready for updates to your car smile

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.17950749...
http://www.mymurtaya.com/HTML/Media/Media.html?id=...

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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jeffw said:
Apart from 'Cornwall Roads' (should be Cornish Roads) it looks like a nice article. Well done on getting the car to the state it is now. looks great.
My bad on the description--I think that's how I described it to him. frown

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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p1doc said:
nice write up mike-short version of 7 years lol
martin
ps on half day today so guess what i will be doing...
That was actually the short SHORT version...I think I gave him several pages of condensed history, and he cut it down from there.

p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Saturday 19th October 2013
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lol-gave mine a good blast today and gear lever detatched again so back to garage for new bush joint,only happens changing 4th to 5th bizarrely
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Thursday 31st October 2013
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p1doc said:
lol-gave mine a good blast today and gear lever detatched again so back to garage for new bush joint,only happens changing 4th to 5th bizarrely
martin
So when you say the gear lever detached, you mean the shifter lever just pops off? Or does it just disconnect from the linkage?

I hit a tire iron (hidden under leaves on the road) and it came up and gouged through the paint and gel coating on the side of the Murtaya...It's pretty noticeable since it's white underneath. Is there a quick way patch or temporarily fix this? I was thinking I could just put some black paint over it for now (it's about a square cm in size), but if there's a better solution...It's probably not worth it to do a full sand/coat/paint job.

p1doc

2,521 posts

120 months

Saturday 2nd November 2013
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if only that small-sticker unless you can get good colour match
gear lever came off at linkage-second time ,has new refurbed p1 gearbox with no problems with previous gearbox
martin
ps still using as garage sorted short term fix until correct bushes arrive

Hiryu

156 posts

148 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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I'm going to re-glue my passenger side window into the frame...Anybody have any last minute words of advice/hints for doing this? I'm going to try to not put the window in upside down, etc....but any help...helps.