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Old 27-08-12, 20:57
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Mallock Mk ?

Thought i'd post up this winters project.

The car was bought in the spring with the idea of getting into a bit of hill climbing.

Stick an engine in it, freshen it up and off i go was the plan.


After a bit of digging about it turns out to be an early Mallock with a bolted on front subframe assembly.

Now i wasn't really looking for a project ( was after something to get me out the house ) But now have a major project on my hands.

The work needed doesn't look all that scary, But trying to find people with skills up here in Edinburgh is proving much harder and you don't just want to give it to anyone.

Anyway here's where were at with the car,

It is stripped and blasted and i'll report on it as it go's along.

If anyone with Mallock experience wants to chip in then please feel free.

Info is rare on these now and finding people with knowledge of these cars is hard.

Having said that some of you are still out there and it's been great taking to you all and swapping pics, info etc...
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Old 27-08-12, 21:03
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And were now down to this.......
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Old 27-08-12, 22:27
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Have you spoken to Mallocks about it?. As it does not look like any Mallock I have seen and I have owned a Mk8, Mk11, Mk18 and mk21.
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Old 27-08-12, 22:47
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Old 27-08-12, 23:11
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Hi Mike, its a real early one mk2 or mk3

It would have had a front swing axle.




Had a few Mallock owners view it and tell me not to bother. Even Mallock had me doubting it at one point.
And thats the problem, its that old and only small numbers made that info is scarce.

Forget the first pic, thats how it ended up with years of add ons.
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Old 28-08-12, 07:16
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If it is a Mk 2 there would be evidence of mountings for quarter elliptic rear springs on the lower chassis rails, a single radius arm used either side in conjunction. It would have a center pivot swing axle front suspension. The Mk 3 had cross-over swing axle and coil rear springs with 2 radius arms. Both had a 'round' rear body. I'm sure it will be a nice car if the chassis still has some integrity, although at present it's far removed from a early Mallock.
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Old 28-08-12, 08:13
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It certainly looks like it's worth a bit of effort and saving. Could be a lot of fun, stick at it. Why not go to your local evening class and learn how to weld/braze.....
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Old 28-08-12, 09:17
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Hi guy's, My best guess is a Mk3, There are a few bits that have been added to the front to support the old subframe.

These need to come off and the support plates for the swing arms and shock supports need re-instating. The front radius arms originally mounted inboard. I can see where the mounts that have been cut short.

It should have been a bob tail and you can see where the wedge tail has been added, The different colour of braze gives it away. The weird thing is Mallock have showed me a pic of a old rusty Mk 3 with the same tail.

The rear radius arms should mount inboard and not outside like the later models.

Details are sketchy at this age, No records were kept and old frames were just improved on year after year.



It a just a big puzzle, It's had a few people fooled even me........ At one time i was ready for binning it as i had been convinced it was a homemade special.
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Old 28-08-12, 10:10
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One with the nose in place.
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Old 28-08-12, 11:42
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Any history on your car? Previous owners; whether it was used in hillclimbs, sprints, or races; old photos of the car with previous owners driving?

All this would help in identifying the origins.
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