Introduction

  1. Badger_Mcletcher New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a long (looooong) time loiterer on this forum, and thought I should probably introduce myself.

    I'm a Mechanical Engineer by trade and a petrolhead- though I'm interested in nearly anything mechanical. I've done a fair bit of MIG welding over the years. I also cut my teeth TIG'ing up a stainless exhaust for my kit car and a bit of intake work out of ally, though it runs out of puff and flips the RCD if I try anything more than 2-3mm ally!

    I would describe myself as semi-competant - my welds aren't always the prettiest, but I take it seriously and have yet to have one fail on me. Of course it also helps that I try to overengineer everything ;)

    I tend to not post unless I think I can be useful... thus my lack of posting :laughing: Hopefully I'll be moving house at some point soon, and will be more active as I sort that workshop out.

    As an aside, here's a picture of my kit car (awaiting the second attempt at an IVA):

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    And my next project, when I can get around to it:

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  2. Parm

    Parm You can take a horse to water but ....

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    Welcome on board

    Eager to see your projects progress
     
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  3. Nick DV

    Nick DV "You must unlearn what you have learned."

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    Hi & welcome :waving: What is the kit car, and are you running a V8 (looking at the bonnet bulge)? Nice Dolly Sprint :thumbup: Good luck with the IVA - the biggest drawback with building a kit car :mad:
     
  4. Badger_Mcletcher New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys :)
    The kit car is a Haynes Roadster, so not so much kit as it is scratch built. It's got the 3.0l V6 out of a S-Type Jag in it; the bonnet bulges were for the ITB set up I made for it, which just proved too temperamental. They may go on after the IVA, when I don't have to worry about emissions so much! But yeah, the IVA is a pain :(

    Edit: I forgot to say - the Dolly isn't actually a sprint - it's a 1500 HL with a supercharged mx5 engine in it. Awaiting a rebuild, during which I'll give it plenty of TLC and probably will turbo the engine.
     
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  5. RWD3M

    RWD3M Forum Supporter

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    Hi and welcome!

    The matt green and the roundel are a teaser, any RAF connection?

    Oh, and I've always loved a dolly!
     
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  6. Badger_Mcletcher New Member

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    Hi, thanks :) No RAF connection per se I'm afraid, just spent a lot of time working on or around aircraft! I kinda wanted to emulate some of the theme of the classic Morgan 3 wheeler / WW2 fighter look, therefore I went with all black instruments, roundels and the green paint scheme. Also I've put the power, fuel, ignition and start button in the roof :D

    Aye, I was looking for an older car I could use or turn into a practical everyday car - this failed horrendously at that, thus being off the road at the moment and needing a rebuild :vsad:
     
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  7. duncans

    duncans Member

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    Welcome to the forum
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @Badger_Mcletcher Welcome to the forum from up near the moon :waving:. Nice projects coming up, we like to see/read about progress with such things.....;)
     
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