Friday, 23 January 2015

Freds Cape Henry 21 kit build

This is where Fred is at right now.

Hi Roy:
Moving right along. :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Superform (tm) bending ply arrives

I was busy adding lables to the various packs of Superform bending plywoods for our retailers yesterday, this is still the best such product as far as I am aware.

Superform bending plywood can now be supplied in a fire proof grade to special order.

Contact me for the specification sheets.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Project Binky

This is just what keeps the likes of people like me going.

I think I have mentioned 'Bad Obsessions Motor Sport' before but with the Binky program now having reached stage eight its well worth another look.

Project Binky

It was a dark and stormy night…
Safely ensconced in a shed in deepest, darkest Shropshire, two men with their faculties dulled by liberal dosing’s of Jack Daniel’s finest No.7 brand embarked upon a journey that would change their world.
Project Binky was born.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Take one rotten 1980 Mini 1000 and one Toyota Celica GT-Four and use all their guile, cunning and skill to graft them together to create a Frankenstein’s monster of a car.
Not content with just the trifling matter of shoe-horning the entire running gear from the Celica and grafting it into the little Mini, they also decided it might be fun to film the entire journey and post it on YouTube for all and sundry to see.
The goal is to create one of the fastest Mini’s on the planet but also one that looks just like a fast Mini. The brief is simple; we can’t lengthen it or widen it – save for the arches – but the 2.0l turbo-charged engine, 4WD transmission and all the suspension from the Celica must go inside the Mini. We never said it was going to be easy, it was always going to be a difficult project, but Bad Obsession Motorsport has never shied away from a challenge.
So far it’s taken hundreds of hours, thousands of cups of tea and not an inconsiderable amount of grey hairs, but it’s coming.
Track the progress on this page and check back for irregular updates.

Now on part eight, its worth starting from part one.


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hillman Imp Californian

Now in red!

The sticker advises you to leave a 1" (25mm) slack in the fan belt, this is so as not to stress the bearings in the water pump and dynamo.

The details like badges and related stickers can really make the car.