The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
I'll be honest, if I had a little motorbike that looked like the one you posted I'd drive that to work. I've personally thought about buying a Honda Rukus and modifying the ever loving daylights out of it... then I remembered I seriously need to curtail hobbies that cost a lot.
I've had a Revell 1959 Galaxie for years... since I was a teen at least back in the early nineties.
So when you add my love of all things wagon, the natural course of action here was to immediately go purchase a resin wagon body from Flintstone. So in a way I need to blame your build here for this most impulsive purchase.
Well, that and Whipper Snapper.
Keep up the good work. I'll be following in your foot steps here. Those wide five-spokes are perfect so whatever I build at this point will have to use the same.
That does appear to be an Austin engine, complete with the SU carburetor.
Not entirely unlike my own 998. Although this one appears to have the generator versus the alternator which makes it from a Mk1 or Mk2 Austin Mini (assuming the mold is entirely accurate to the motor).
Actually, and I ended up having to look this up, Mr. Bean's Mini as it is commonly know was a 1976 Mk.3. His first mini was an Orange 1969 Mk.2 that was wrecked off screen after the first series. This is trivia I did not know until now.
As a basic guideline to spotting the differences, Mk.2's still had the sliding windows; small, rounded taillights; and external door hinges from the earlier Mk.1 design. From Mk.3 on the windows were rollups; you had larger, rectangular taillights; the grill design is different (although the metalwork behind will support the earlier grills); and the hinges were concealed.
The previous owner of my Mini was aiming for that look when he painted the hood semi-gloss black even though Mr. Bean's Mini was technically yellow. This was a look I wanted to change immediately when I first bought it, but one that I'm now growing quite fond of.
It's interesting that the original owner, having spent so much money on this kit, appears to have done little more than just assemble it. Although from what I can see it doesn't appear they were hamfisted in their assembly.