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PostPost by: gav » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:42 pm

Hi all

I am rebuilding a modsports car to a Donnington GT spec. I have the original one piece nose section which fits fine but lacks elegance.
I am looking for someone in the UK with a mould of a more symapathetic solution and wondered if anyone knows a person who could assist.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Not absolutely certain he can help but why not give Dave Hughes (bigvalvehead) a shout I know he has some moulds and can make sections
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:49 am

Modsports and elegance in the same sentence ????

:lol:

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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:22 am

Hi Gavin,
I am building a complete modsports car in UK and once the moulds are ready I can give you some dimensions to work on and a photo to see if it more simpatico :wink:
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PostPost by: gav » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:28 pm

Rohan
That's harsh but I take your point

Gino
Running a modsports rebuild project in the UK from Italy - that's impressive.
I'd love to see where you are with the project. Are you running a blog?
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PostPost by: gino1 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:17 am

Hi Gavin,

This is the original car made in the 80's that completed in the 1000Km races that Max Payne and Chris Ashmore drove. The original 801.
This is an epic build and only thanks to Derek Matthews and obvioulsy the engineers and bodywork specialist that we are able to make this happen.
I'll be posting some pics soon.

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PostPost by: gino1 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:21 pm

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PostPost by: gav » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:38 pm

Gino

That looks fantastic - what a brilliant job.

keep up the good work
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:43 pm

Are there any original parts left? :-)
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:50 am

Hi Steve..Yes ...
lots but unfortunately due to damage and wear need to be changed...even the bodywork and been reproduced to have moulds to eventually produce spares although some of the original bodywork has been kept.
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PostPost by: gav » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:53 am

Gino
Has the chassis been widened to fit the gearbox alongside the driver or are you running a transaxle instead ?
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PostPost by: dougweall » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:25 am

This project is a fantastic piece of engineering, with some of the very best people involved.
I know I have met them. Thanks very much Derek, Gino, Dave and Nick for letting me have a peek.

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PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:24 pm

Hi Gavin. ..running a Hewland FGA gearbox the tunnel and particular gearbox flange act as a bellhousing...will post further pics in a couple of weeks when ark racing finish assembly. ..the chassis has returned to R&J Simpson to have the rollcage fitted.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:50 am

This morning just got some pics of the 801 finally on 4 wheels...

I think that rear end is amazing...

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:56 am

............reminds me of the tubs we had made at thompsons in northhampton (we were using nomex/ally honeycomb plates) - geometry by a certain mr southgate! lovely work fellas!!!!! sandy
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