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MartynF

posted on 6/8/18 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
Hi, I'm new....and what do you think my car is?!

Hi all

I can't seem to post pics on here yet, but please see the pics is this thread:

https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic/130787-hi-im-new-and-can-you-identify-my-car/


Any help identifying my car would be much appreciated!

Thanks
Martyn

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MartynF

posted on 6/8/18 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
See if this works, for the pics:



https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/2IMG_8253.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8248.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8246.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8244.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8240.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8239.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8238.JPG

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/galthumbs/IMG_8241.JPG

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MartynF

posted on 6/8/18 at 03:38 PM Reply With Quote
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MartynF

posted on 6/8/18 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
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myke pocock

posted on 6/8/18 at 04:53 PM Reply With Quote
Looks a bit like a Dutton to me.
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nero1701

posted on 6/8/18 at 08:33 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by myke pocock
Looks a bit like a Dutton to me.


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MartynF

posted on 6/8/18 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nero1701
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Originally posted by myke pocock
Looks a bit like a Dutton to me.


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Theshed

posted on 6/8/18 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
Play nicely....
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rusty nuts

posted on 6/8/18 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
What does it say on the V5 ? A few larger pictures of the chassis may help but not too large like some have posted recently
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ReMan

posted on 6/8/18 at 09:48 PM Reply With Quote
From your post on wsscc, its never been registered, so its anything you want it to be, but it will need an IVA to put it on the road.

Most probably built almond Locost lines, clearly running and been on the track, so it should not be too difficult to road register.

And welcome aboard






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Norfolkluegojnr

posted on 7/8/18 at 08:06 AM Reply With Quote
does it have any paperwork or VIN plates on the car?

looks like locost front wishbones to me, but the exhaust running underneath is unusual for a locost or sevenesque car.

Maybe a Dutton as suggested, with the front suspension and bodywork updated? Have you got any pictures of the underside at the rear -that often helps.

Welcome!

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myke pocock

posted on 7/8/18 at 09:01 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nero1701
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Originally posted by myke pocock
Looks a bit like a Dutton to me.


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Still no explanation!!!!

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McLannahan

posted on 7/8/18 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
That's the HTML/unicode for laughing/crying emoji...x 3

https://emojipedia.org/face-with-tears-of-joy/

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mcerd1

posted on 7/8/18 at 12:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Norfolkluegojnr
looks like locost front wishbones to me, but the exhaust running underneath is unusual for a locost or sevenesque car.

Maybe a Dutton as suggested, with the front suspension and bodywork updated? Have you got any pictures of the underside at the rear -that often helps.


the engine bay doesn't look very dutton like either though - it could be a locost / mcsorley or similar linky (or someones own version based on them)

I don't recognise the nosecone though ?

other than that all I can say for sure is its got a pinto in it - more pics of the chassis / axles would defiantly help





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MartynF

posted on 7/8/18 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Norfolkluegojnr
does it have any paperwork or VIN plates on the car?

looks like locost front wishbones to me, but the exhaust running underneath is unusual for a locost or sevenesque car.

Maybe a Dutton as suggested, with the front suspension and bodywork updated? Have you got any pictures of the underside at the rear -that often helps.

Welcome!



There are no VIN plates on the car unfortunately, and no paperwork whatsoever! It was a bit of a bargain/gamble.
After 2 track days at Snetterton, I couldn’t be happier with the car, handling wise. Just needs more power!!

I’ll get some pics of the underside.

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nero1701

posted on 7/8/18 at 09:20 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by myke pocock
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Originally posted by nero1701
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Originally posted by myke pocock
Looks a bit like a Dutton to me.


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Still no explanation!!!!


Ah sorry.

Sent from iPhone. It was indeed 3 emojis smiling

My apologies I misread what I thought was going to be a “here is my 7esque car. It’s registered as a Dutton thread”

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Norfolkluegojnr

posted on 8/8/18 at 07:35 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by MartynF
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Originally posted by Norfolkluegojnr
does it have any paperwork or VIN plates on the car?

looks like locost front wishbones to me, but the exhaust running underneath is unusual for a locost or sevenesque car.

Maybe a Dutton as suggested, with the front suspension and bodywork updated? Have you got any pictures of the underside at the rear -that often helps.

Welcome!



There are no VIN plates on the car unfortunately, and no paperwork whatsoever! It was a bit of a bargain/gamble.
After 2 track days at Snetterton, I couldn’t be happier with the car, handling wise. Just needs more power!!

I’ll get some pics of the underside.



As long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters! Pintos can be tuned for big power, but probably simpler and cheaper to go for a Zetec/Duratec replacement. Thats what I did, although the Pinto is a good (but heavy) engine in my opinion.

Snetterton is just around the corner from me. Are you in Norfolk?

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MartynF

posted on 8/8/18 at 09:09 AM Reply With Quote
Here you go, rear suspension.

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MartynF

posted on 8/8/18 at 09:45 AM Reply With Quote
Some more pics:

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MartynF

posted on 8/8/18 at 09:56 AM Reply With Quote
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As long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters! Pintos can be tuned for big power, but probably simpler and cheaper to go for a Zetec/Duratec replacement. Thats what I did, although the Pinto is a good (but heavy) engine in my opinion.

Snetterton is just around the corner from me. Are you in Norfolk?



One of the main reasons for wanting to know what it is, is so when/if the time comes to sell, I can give an accurate description, plus I'm obviously curious.
No, not in Norfolk, but love Snett!

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Mr Whippy

posted on 8/8/18 at 11:14 AM Reply With Quote
just looks like an original locost, well built by the looks of it, cracking car I'd get it IVA'd and keep it as is

you know you want to wash it underneath

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MartynF

posted on 8/8/18 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
Anyone used these guys:

http://www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk

Receptionist sounded helpful and knowledgeable today, and they will do a pre IVA report for £45 per hous plus VAT, and she thought it might take a couple of hours (hoping less!)

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MikeRJ

posted on 8/8/18 at 01:25 PM Reply With Quote
I'm almost certain that is a "book" Locost (the original Ron Champion book rather than the later Haynes Roadster). The rear axle is a "Koln" from a Ford Cortina, not the best in terms of strength to weight ratio, but an awful lot cheaper than the "Atlas" axle.

The front uprights are Cortina, and the 1.6 Pinto was sold in the Cortina so all of these parts probably came from the same donor.

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MartynF

posted on 8/8/18 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy


you know you want to wash it underneath





Thanks for info MikeRJ - I'm going to get hold of the book and have a read!

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steve m

posted on 8/8/18 at 06:25 PM Reply With Quote
Exactley the same as mine. Locost, but not as pretty

steve





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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