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1.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Mike_Smith
Date Posted: October 1st, 2022, 23:58:49
Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted October 1st, 2022, 15:27:05 at here
'Rear carpet sections laid in place. Looks more like a finished car now!'

Mike, the car looks great.
A question - in the above photograph, how did you do the rear wheel arch covers.  These look a damn sight neater than what I've achieved for my car!



I used some automotive upholstery spray contact cement. I sprayed and stuck down the top of the wheel arches  first fitting it as tight as possible. Then I did the lower part and sides.  I sliced slits in the edges along the floor  where it made sense to allow me to have a tight fit on the sides and wrap along on the floor. . I think it looks better in the pictures as it's by no means perfect. I also had to fit and tuck around the seat belt bar, which is why I did the top first. Hope this helps.  

2.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Graham Bichard
Date Posted: October 1st, 2022, 15:27:05
'Rear carpet sections laid in place. Looks more like a finished car now!'

Mike, the car looks great.
A question - in the above photograph, how did you do the rear wheel arch covers.  These look a damn sight neater than what I've achieved for my car!
3.   Barry's Donington Loop Date Posted by: admin
Date Posted: September 12th, 2022, 21:06:18
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4.   Reply to How many layer Posted by: mike brown
Date Posted: September 9th, 2022, 09:52:19
The last one I did was 3x 450g CSM outside and 2x 450g CSM inside feathered 25mm each layer. Roughly speaking 1x 600g CSM is 2mm thick when layed up so if the fibreglass measures 5mm thick that will likely be 2x gel coat =1mm 2x 600g CSM = 4mm (or 3x 450g CSM).
Mike
5.   How many layer Posted by: JensKroghRasmussen
Date Posted: September 9th, 2022, 08:16:51
I am about to fix my new cross member to my Mk3 Mini Marcos, how many layer fiberglas proposed?

Best regards Jens
6.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Mike_Smith
Date Posted: August 23rd, 2022, 20:42:23
Quoted from mike brown, posted August 23rd, 2022, 18:27:06 at here
Fantastic job, looks really good and you've done a whole lot in not much time.
Mike



Thanks for the kind words Mike.  I did have the advantage of having the engine already rebuilt and ready to go. But as others may know, it's not a "quick and easy build" as was advertised in the brochures..

I appreciated the help I had getting questions answered on the forum.

This is how it all began!
7.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: mike brown
Date Posted: August 23rd, 2022, 18:27:06
Fantastic job, looks really good and you've done a whole lot in not much time.
Mike
8.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Mike_Smith
Date Posted: August 23rd, 2022, 16:17:18
Finished car
9.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Mike_Smith
Date Posted: August 23rd, 2022, 16:13:38
A few small details to sort out, but finally the car is running, driving and pretty much finished. I have mounted new tires and set up the alignment using the string method. I goes in for a professional alignment in the next few days. For now I am putting a few km on it each day breaking in the engine and looking for any other issues. So far it seems good and is fun to drive!

Is there a way to post a first drive video?
10.   Reply to Marcos 8042 Build Posted by: Mike_Smith
Date Posted: August 23rd, 2022, 16:10:56
The car has been started and run up the street. There was a bit of lag with the Weber, so a local carb tu9ng guy has dropped by to sort out some fine tuning on the car. It runs much better now and pulls fairly well for an 1100.
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