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#151 BarryD

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:54

Good stuff.
As promised here is a pic of my M10b now it is finished and liveried.
Barry D.

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#152 Stephen W

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:23

Originally posted by BarryD
Good stuff.
As promised here is a pic of my M10b now it is finished and liveried.
Barry D.

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That looks stunning! Well done. :clap:

#153 sterling49

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 13:27

Beautiful car, so nice to see the lovely McLaren Orange again, adorned by so many winning cars.

The wheels look great, are they original spec? I honestly cannot remember.

I know you have to have them fitted, but it seems strange to see the silencers fitted..........


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#154 Exact10

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:35

here are some more pics of the Eaton car, chalky is making a lovely job of it.
The inner and outer skins are original, floor is new and the bulkheads have all been reconditioned and painted.

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#155 Leo D

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:39

Ian.....

It's great to see those update pics....
I have been following this thread with interest and anticipation since your first post...

:up: :up:

#156 picblanc

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 16:03

Originally posted by Leo D
Ian.....

It's great to see those update pics....
I have been following this thread with interest and anticipation since your first post...

:up: :up:


So have I!! where does Chalky live? it really looks like an English garden? not that I am an expert on gardens!! :cat:

#157 Exact10

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 16:12

HELP!
Is there anybody out there who would have the McLaren drawings for the rear uprights, the tall variety for my Eaton car.
Chalky is finishing up my monocoque and its going to be on the water soon, I also need a measurement for the width of the front aerofoils
(Yes he does live in England, but just like "Q" from James Bond, his exact whereabouts is confidential!)
Thanks
Ian
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#158 Allen Brown

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 16:57

Have you tried Simon Hadfield?

#159 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 18:35

Exact10
The purple rivets look like blind rivets. Would they be made from Monel and why purple?

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#160 Bruce302

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:05

Ian,

I'm sure there are many others who would also like an update.

Any progress to report ?

Bruce.

#161 Stephen W

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:58

Originally posted by Paul Rochdale
Exact10
The purple rivets look like blind rivets. Would they be made from Monel and why purple?


Purple was the standard colour of such rivets in the aerospace industry. I don't think it was a fashion statement! ;)

#162 275 GTB-4

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:34

Originally posted by Exact10
[B]here are some more pics of the Eaton car, chalky is making a lovely job of it.
The inner and outer skins are original, floor is new and the bulkheads have all been reconditioned and painted.

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Its really fascinating to see the amount of hand fabbed items that went into the construction of a chassis in those days....hundreds of man-hours of work :up: :cool:

#163 cosworth bdg

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:47

Now you can see why they were so expensive to purchase when new..

#164 Stephen W

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 15:24

Originally posted by 275 GTB-4


Its really fascinating to see the amount of hand fabbed items that went into the construction of a chassis in those days....hundreds of man-hours of work :up: :cool:


The undertray on the Reynard 903 I had was just the same. I must have taken over 50 hours to just rivet everything in place never mind the time to cut out all the shapes, bend the bits and then get rid of all the sharp edges!

#165 Exact10

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 18:04

M10 Update

Tomorrow I will collect the M10's refurbished tub from San Francisco airport, all finished and ready to be fitted.
This has been accomplished in no small part by the every helpful and ready Jerry Entin and his wonderful contact Mil Ovan.
As ever Jerry is calling friends for favors and those who've read my posts know that without his contribution I simply couldn't have got this far, Jerry take a bow.
Mil Ovan, Jerry's old friend and shipper of cars worldwide for the rich and famous has arranged a place on a plane coming over from Heathrow. I'll pickup the tub tomorrow and post pictures as I get it and when I unwrap it, hopefully I can convince the ball and chain to let me put it back in the house!

#166 Prototype

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:30

I want to see the photos now!!! Please??

#167 Leo D

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:43

I was following this thread with interest from the begining......
Just wondering if any more had happened ????

#168 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:26

Leo: This is a case of you don't want to know what happened.
Ian having faith that the tub would arrive back in like new condition, was very surprised when he attempted to put the steering rack in the car. The rack wouldn't line up with the hole for the steering shaft.

Ian called England and asked what he should do to fix the problem. He was told to screw off. In other words a usless tub was sent back. Costing double what he was told it would cost to rebuild it. And taking over twice as long to do as he was told.

Ian has sold this project to a fellow in New Zealand and it is now in the very capable hands of Duncan Fox. I am sure when Duncan finishes repairing the tub it will be in like new condition and then the forum members will get to see the finished project.

#169 Leo D

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:48

Jerry, Thanks for the update.

#170 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:00

How very disapointing. I have read this thread through from the start today and anticipating the car on track. It would seem to be very scarey trying to get highly skilled work done on these classic racers.

#171 cosworth bdg

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:14

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
How very disapointing. I have read this thread through from the start today and anticipating the car on track. It would seem to be very scarey trying to get highly skilled work done on these classic racers.

Lee, you have not looked hard enough, the people/skilled are under your very nose , may be your glasses need a clean.?????????

#172 275 GTB-4

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:16

Originally posted by Jerry Entin
Leo: This is a case of you don't want to know what happened.
Ian having faith that the tub would arrive back in like new condition, was very surprised when he attempted to put the steering rack in the car. The rack wouldn't line up with the hole for the steering shaft.

Ian called England and asked what he should do to fix the problem. He was told to screw off. In other words a usless tub was sent back. Costing double what he was told it would cost to rebuild it. And taking over twice as long to do as he was told.

Ian has sold this project to a fellow in New Zealand and it is now in the very capable hands of Duncan Fox. I am sure when Duncan finishes repairing the tub it will be in like new condition and then the forum members will get to see the finished project.


Rotten luck Ian...that really is quite sad.

I hope Duncan Fox continues this thread so that we can eventually see a happy ending :up:

#173 GD66

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:50

FFS ! While I have no runs on the board in historic car racing, I can confirm that this situation is alive and well in the field of historic motorcycle racing : while British suppliers and manufacturers are happy to charge premium rates for their goods and services, all too often the stuff supplied is substandard and below expectations, because they feel secure in the knowledge that someone round the other side of the world is not going to come pounding on the counter if things aren't supplied as advertised. Well, the more often we can prove this theory to be incorrect the better, so if anyone knows a "couple of big lads" in the suppliers' area, please help Ian out..... :evil:

#174 Duncan Fox

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 20:47

We will keep you updated on progress here in N.Z. There are now 2 M10A projects the Eaton car and our Gethin Church Farm car as well as 3 M10b's one of them the Gethin Sid Talyor car.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:02

Originally posted by Duncan Fox
We will keep you updated on progress here in N.Z. There are now 2 M10A projects the Eaton car and our Gethin Church Farm car as well as 3 M10b's one of them the Gethin Sid Talyor car.


God Defend New Zealand / Aotearoa :up: :cool:

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:15

Hi, this is O/T . I am trying to trace Giles Greenfield with regard to a Brabham BT15 that i believe he owned and raced in the 1990's, I am told that that an extensive retoration was carried out by Tom Rust. I have spoken to Bob Yarwood who did the MAE engine, he recalls Giles was in the Seattle area and may now be retired and possibly in Colorado. Reason for posting here is that Giles is mentioned re his McLaren and I assume he is the same guy?
Really enjoyed reading this thread, any updates due?

#177 horizon

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 13:34

A D River,
G. Greenfield had a BT 23G. Tom Rust had the car hanging on his wall at his Old Sears point shop. The car was Restored and raced a Little by Greenfield then sold on.

Good luck
Horizon

#178 yasmin

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 00:32

Hi, this is O/T . I am trying to trace Giles Greenfield with regard to a Brabham BT15 that i believe he owned and raced in the 1990's, I am told that that an extensive retoration was carried out by Tom Rust. I have spoken to Bob Yarwood who did the MAE engine, he recalls Giles was in the Seattle area and may now be retired and possibly in Colorado. Reason for posting here is that Giles is mentioned re his McLaren and I assume he is the same guy?
Really enjoyed reading this thread, any updates due?



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#179 Allen Brown

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 15:44

Four years later and still firmly O/T ... I am also trying to get in touch with Giles Greenfield.  Could anyone help?



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#180 yasmin

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:41

Four years later and still firmly O/T ... I am also trying to get in touch with Giles Greenfield.  Could anyone help?

 

 

Allen....you have mail...



#181 Allen Brown

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:58

Allen....you have mail...


Thanks!

#182 NZALPA

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:23

Duncan

 

I presume that both M10's in your care will be up and running by next January 2014?

 

Cant wait to see them.