mk1-forum.net

A friendly international forum for people interested in the tuning & modification of classic BMC vehicles
It is currently Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:36 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:24 am
Posts: 855
Location: Adelaide, Australia
what's the word on this other than potentially a whole lot of matching numbers cars popping up eventually.

http://www.department75.com/

_________________
"You must learn, Keats, there are more things to life than breaking and entering."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:22 pm
Posts: 169
The link goes to a blank black page, but I do believe that some test blocks may well have been cast by some people.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:57 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 9051
Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
No idea who "Department 75" are, but I reckon I'll be waiting for the blocks that Minispares have been working on.

_________________
Mark F
(Forum owner & administrator)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:33 pm
Posts: 221
I may be wrong but think that the site is quite old? circa 2013 or is that just the copyright at the bottom?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 pm
Posts: 68
 
I've checked out department75.com and the domain name is registered to a guy called Benoit Bourdaire with an address in Paris. It then clicked with me that France is divided into departments and on further checking I discovered that the department number for Paris is 75!

The name Benoit Bourdaire means nothing to me but perhaps it does to other Mk1 forum members?


Graham


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:45 pm
Posts: 993
Location: Sleaford Lincolnshire
This might be the chap who is restoring the Crayford mini at the moment?

Tim

_________________
1964 Downton Austin Mini Super Deluxe DPU 898B


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:13 am
Posts: 161
He apparently is on facebook and posts on Mk1 group and 1959 Mini Register pages.

https://www.facebook.com/ben.bourdaire?fref=ufi


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:22 pm
Posts: 169
The unloadable site has just loaded using a different browser - they're claiming to have reverse engineered the S block and are about to start casting.

Not French, they're just outside Cambridge.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:37 pm
Posts: 596
Location: N/E England Where the SAND is GOLDEN and the sea is always COLD!!
coopertim wrote:
This might be the chap who is restoring the Crayford mini at the moment?

Tim

It is just follow the link and read some pages, that is how I found out by following the Craford mini link and I posted on this thread :? viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17932&start=10 :? 8-)

PS: His workmanship looks first class!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:30 pm
Posts: 98
His names Ben, he's a very nice straight forward bloke..


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jayare, nimbusprint, Smiffy, Spider and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr