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#16 chadd123

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

Sweet!

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 01:57 PM

Cracking day at oulton park

 

So what do you think about how a Midas drives?



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 09:58 PM

Awesome i love it,
i,ve had about 14 minis
van,moke,round and clubby and its like driving a mini but better
just the constant looks to get used to now

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:54 AM

Been to a few shows in the midas now, and i totally love it,
but its time to take it off the road again
and replace the front subframe and rip out and replace the interior
maybe i will squeeze one more show in

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:07 AM

Been off the road for months now for a new subframe and a 1000 other things I found to do.but at last getting to build things back up

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:36 AM

Is it running a rear beam ... I thought they all came with them?

 

Kit cars always have loads of stuff to do on them - at least it will not leak like my mini marcos's did ... I spent years driving about in a clammy, damp, steamed up car sitting on bin liners.  In cold weather the seat used to freeze and you'd sit too high until your backside melted everything.

 

Hope you get it back on the road soon, GRP cars are always massive fun.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

Is it running a rear beam ... I thought they all came with them?

 

Kit cars always have loads of stuff to do on them - at least it will not leak like my mini marcos's did ... I spent years driving about in a clammy, damp, steamed up car sitting on bin liners.  In cold weather the seat used to freeze and you'd sit too high until your backside melted everything.

 

Hope you get it back on the road soon, GRP cars are always massive fun.

 

They do

They still leak

Always fun to be cold and damp and sat on the floor :) 



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:14 PM

So my minds not failing yet then!

 

I always liked the Midas - at the time they were too expensive so I got Mini Marcos's instead - had the 1st one for about 3 years and the 2nd one for 20 plus.

 

My solution to the cold and damp was to put a bigger heater in it ...the last one came from a Ford Capri.  I thought Mr Dermott had fixed the leaks but I suppose it's the door frames that still let in the rain?

 

This was the last one I had, sold it 11 years ago and its now in Belgium.

 

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I'm a bit like that old Golf advert, I sell them just as they start to become worth something - lol



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

Yep,

 

No chance of fitting a rear subby with a van petrol tank in the way. Large chunks of the moulding too I'd imagine.

 

A leak is pretty much guaranteed with the stupid design of the drainage for the rear hatch. Then there's the cobbled together door frames and lack of roof guttering in any form.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:25 PM

Yep,

 

No chance of fitting a rear subby with a van petrol tank in the way. Large chunks of the moulding too I'd imagine.

 

A leak is pretty much guaranteed with the stupid design of the drainage for the rear hatch. Then there's the cobbled together door frames and lack of roof guttering in any form.

I do not know why he designed the hatch like that, I suppose it looked more modern - the old Marcos design worked fine.

 

I think they were supposed to have a gutter that ran just above the door, it would have been riveted on, it was the later version that removed it I think?



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

Maybe,

 

I know some stick lipped mouldings to the top of the door window frame which helps. Could be worth filling in the top corner of the frame with an internal radius to match the body moulding and give a generic, off the roll, sealing rubber half a chance. I suppose he could have left rear glass channel open at the bottom and covered it with another moulding. That that would add a bit of complexity and cost, but could have eliminated the less than elegant handle from the inventory. I have adding a drain to each corner on my to do list, so I can park without the aid of a spirit level when it's raining.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

Strange as mine has sat outside in numerous downpours and its never damp inside(and i,am not just saying that) the doors are a crap fit but i have very wide door rubbers on that contact the windows well and the rear hatch fits well after i adjusted it and opened up the channels

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

Indeed get everything right and they don't leak at all.






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