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Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  Jono on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:33 pm

Has anyone got an original build manual for a Mk3 ? If they don't want to part with it, can I borrow, copy and return...? Cheers, Jono Very Happy
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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  Martin & Nettie on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:48 am

Your having a laugh mister! build manual? whats one of them then? I have only seen a build manual (if you can call a few sketches and a few photostat pages) for a Mk2, do you really need a build manual? rofl
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:15 am

The Scamp was invented in the good old days before VAT, when instead we had a thing called Purchase Tax, which was applied selectively. For example, cars were subject to it at 10%, trucks and vans weren't. Nor were spares.

A complete do-it-yourself car kit would also have been taxable. However, with no build instructions provided or available, your kit was technically a load of spare parts. The only "instructions" that came with my Mk1 were an exploded diagram so all the panels could be identified, and as much information as could reasonably count as sales talk (look how easy it is: apart from normal car maintenance tools you only need a drill, a pop rivetter and a paintbrush - I simplify a bit).

The tradition of omitting any instructions seems to have continued even after April 1973 when VAT was introduced. By which time I had my Scamp kit, and all the tools and new parts I figured I needed.
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Post  Jono on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:14 am


Well.. in that case this next exercise is going to seriously test the metal of my new "apprentice" I was "kind of hoping" there would at least be a rudimentary guide study to help him out now Im going to have to just point to the rather large pile of bits and tell him to "Sort it out" readit . Me thinks this may take a while weeping Im just off to put the kettle on then.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:54 am



New apprentice? what happened to the old one?

Bob your scaring me - before VAT, your be saying pre-decimal next, there was nothing wrong with bushels and groats if you ask me! e.g. Now apart from what he needed for his own use, the peasant could only sell 13 bushels of the produce of his hide of land, which, at 18 groats a time, ...
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:34 pm

Lock up your Mk3's boys or Jono will be borrowing them for a bit of reverse engineering affraid
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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  Jono on Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:18 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Lock up your Mk3's boys or Jono will be borrowing them for a bit of reverse engineering affraid



"Too late, too late" came the cry...... Very Happy


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Post  Martin & Nettie on Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:25 pm

Did you tell your apprentice "make into a convertible" ? affraid
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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:33 pm

With that frame you'll be able to make your own plans.
Any probs n we can measure up ours.
get enough and take the average Smile
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Post  Jono on Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:42 pm

Now don't tell Dave... but I let him have a little practice first...............

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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  muttley on Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:30 pm

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Better make some space or it'll be iron filings soon. Wink

Your latest project is still far more advanced than mine ! Rolling Eyes

Hmm......rear frame looks interesting whistle
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:51 pm

Hey Dave i know of some scrap box-section that needs collecting from J2. We could pick it up on the way to the pub do, i know that the owner is away then!!!! pirat
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Post  muttley on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:00 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Hey Dave i know of some scrap box-section that needs collecting from J2. We could pick it up on the way to the pub do, i know that the owner is away then!!!! pirat

scratchchin Lets wait a few weeks......I think there might be some custom roll bars left lying around. Wink
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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:55 am

I've got a MK3 build manual somewhere. It constitutes about a dozen sheets of A4 and a isometric sketch of a MK2 (useful when at the time I hadn't ever seen one!). your more than welcome to borow it but it's probably most useful for lighting the fire or emergency loo paper!

Having thought about it the manual was no worse than the panels that came with the kit, which sort of fitted! Maybe the chassis and panels were fabricated from drawing of differing scale! Rolling Eyes

Not like TRR Scamps. Everything fits perfectly, we just used more seam sealant in the gaps. pirat
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Re: Mk3 Build manual wanted.

Post  Jono on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:23 pm

Top Man! Could I impose upon you to bring it along to the bun fight...*ahem*.. I mean "pub do" ..tomorrow? Very Happy
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:10 pm

What is wrong with everyone - attacking your scamps with grinders and sabre saws you are supposed to be building them not cutting them up ??????
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Post  Jono on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:34 pm

...all in the interests of science. Very Happy
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