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  • John C
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    The institution that was working on this car has closed down, so this car is currently looking for a new home, urgently.

    It is outside under a tarpaulin and I'm conscious that it will degrade if left out for too long in the elements. Is anyone interested in taking it on? It has had a respray, lots of work and a rebuilt engine -it just needs reassembly!

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  • John C
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    Car has been resprayed in Ford Diamond White (the mid-shade of white) and is now at another institution for re-assembly

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  • John C
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    I believe that Myerscough will have finished their rebuild of this car by the end of the Summer term. It has a freshly rebuilt pukka engine ready to go in as well.

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  • John C
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    Agreed -this is a very exciting project that is worthy of a magazine feature and shows such as this http://www.raceretro.com/

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  • Team Myerscough
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    It will be great to see a piece of British motorsport heritage brought back to life and I feel that considering the build has been done by students to the best of their ability makes it all the more special.
    Danny
    Motorsport Tutor
    Myerscough College

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  • Team Myerscough
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    Hi all
    Just an update for you. A new group of students will be continuing the project starting in the next 2 weeks (week commencing 19th Sept).
    As you can see from the previous pics the cage has been added to as there was no diagonal in the structure.

    This term will see the students carry out the final shell prep on the outside ready for it to be painted over Christmas.

    Also John supplied us with a Moto-Build built race engine that needs a quick once over then that will be put in during the final stages between new year 2017 and June 2017.

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  • mr.maestro
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    unusual looking cage!

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  • g200mss #146
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    This is taking shame nicely. Looks fresh

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  • John C
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    Wow -that's incredible! It looks like it would have done going through the factory at Cowley Oxford in '83
    Great work, guys

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  • Team Myerscough
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    Hello, sorry for the lack of post on here recently, we have been very busy with our course work. Here are some recent images of how we have progressed with the Maestro over the past few months.
    Attached Files

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  • tonyrs
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    scuttle panel

    i have a scuttle panel 35 + postage, 07810898622

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  • John C
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    The college are struggling to source a replacement Scuttle panel (that fits at the base of the windscreen).
    Does anyone have one (or a shell that's being broken for parts and can get it off)?

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  • John C
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    Great to see what the college engineers are doing with this car -they don't mess about do they!

    I'm surprised to hear about the stress cracking (excellent photos and annotations BTW).

    After the Austin Rover rally sprint at Donington Park the cars went to
    http://www.silverstone.co.uk/experie...iver-coaching/

    and then were sold to Goodwood's 'Mithril' for corporate rally days http://www.mithril.co.uk/about.asp

    I think the hammering from their life at the latter venue is what will have generated the stress cracking.

    However, these are all problems likely to be encountered by the students if they work on historic motorsport vehicles in the future, so I hope it will be useful experience for them

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  • g200mss #146
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    Thanks for the pics, its interesting to see. Seems its had a hard life. The only stress damage I found on mine was on rear turrets where the struts mount. They had pushed up slightly. So I have reinforced mine there when rebuilding.

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  • Team Myerscough
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    Here are some close ups of the cracks.
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