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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #45 on: 22 September 2020, 19:33:23 »

Al (Dr G) has an impressive knowledge of the Omega, (and other makes)certainly knows his stuff :y
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #46 on: 26 October 2020, 17:55:28 »


Just for fun, I found some aerials to add to the bases that were already in the quarter panels. 
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #47 on: 26 October 2020, 20:30:57 »

Not using the aerial bases as mounts for the  drogue chute (drag parachute or braking parachute) then  :-\ 
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #48 on: 26 October 2020, 21:32:44 »

Not using the aerial bases as mounts for the  drogue chute (drag parachute or braking parachute) then  :-\
;D Ha, ha, actually the brakes aren't bad, once you get used to the "progressive" feel of the pedal ;)
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #49 on: 28 October 2020, 11:52:36 »

I've posted the dimensions at least three times recently  ::)

It should have:

Fronts 296x28 vented.

Rear 286x20 vented.

Sounds like someone fitted the EARLY four pot stuff if they're smaller.

Also, I told you so re the spare... And yes, the tyres are underated.


My MV6 came with none vented discs on the rear with a caliper designed for a wider disc.  It was fine until the pad wore out enough for the piston to pop out. The failure mode had some warning. The pad started to get stuck between the disc and the caliper causing some interesting grinding noises.  Because I'm a chartered manufacturing engineer with skills in risk assessment, safety, reliability, I obviously ignored this until the brakes went very spongy.
And smoke was pouring from the rear wheel, where the piston had started to release brake fluid as it had travelled past the seal in the bore.
Just before I was about to drive over the Cat and fiddle pass.
I did debate NOT buying new wider discs, but just putting one of the old pads behind the newer pad and saving myself the cost of 2 discs.  But that day I felt especially flush and did the job correctly.  Getting hold of new linger pins was a hassle.  Took me 3 weeks to track them down.

For the avoidance of doubt, I'm probably the laziest Engineer I know.
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #50 on: 28 October 2020, 12:51:53 »

Fortunately, I have no intention of ever being on a working submarine...  ::)

If the car had been involved in a fatal accident, then you (or your family) would have to explain why the rear brakes failed.
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #51 on: 13 November 2020, 08:02:51 »

Made up a trolley for the spare engine, which will also double up as a jig for the exhaust, and enable me to push it into the corner when I'm busy doing jobs in the garden or trying to earn a living :(

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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #52 on: 13 November 2020, 08:25:58 »

Those manifolds make me feel funny :y :D
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #53 on: 13 November 2020, 08:53:03 »

Those manifolds make me feel funny :y :D
They are only mock ups.  Full stainless ones, when I get time, cobblers children and all that :y
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #54 on: 13 November 2020, 11:49:34 »

NICE  :)
you need to add a seat and diff/drive wheels  ;)
oh... and those front wheels won't give you much control of the steering  ;D
I'm assuming you're just going to put your feet on the floor to stop  :D
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Re: New ex-GMP MV6 purchase
« Reply #55 on: 13 November 2020, 12:53:35 »

Me likey those tubular manifolds / downpipes  :y
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