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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th March 2021, 15:17
Replies: 40
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Posted By MikeD
no, the original black tonneau was an old...

no, the original black tonneau was an old spitfire one I had modified to fit and we used that as a pattern. I thought it deserved a new one, so my trim guy cut and sewed and I put in all the fixings....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th March 2021, 11:57
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Finished at last......

After 9 years and 3 months here she is, new tonneau fitted, MOT tested, Taxed and road legal. Thanks to all for the help and advice over the years and the other projects that help you keep on going...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th February 2021, 19:22
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Thinking about driving.... Wire wheels with...

Thinking about driving.... Wire wheels with tubes, no spare wheel. Does anyone know if the cans of tyre repair are any good with tubed tyres?????
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th February 2021, 10:34
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
At the MOT Station - sorry about the 2nd picture

At the MOT Station - sorry about the 2nd picture
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th February 2021, 15:03
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Good news today, MOT done, no registration issues...

Good news today, MOT done, no registration issues and it only failed on the os rear brake, seems cylinder is seized.

So I view that as a success...
waiting for some bits from James Paddock then...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th February 2021, 19:57
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Thanks Micky, I have talked to the tester who...

Thanks Micky, I have talked to the tester who agrees now and will test the car tomorrow and alter the information on his system, so fingers crossed. It will be interesting to see what if anything he...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st February 2021, 09:52
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Thanks Lucky, I guess the worry is / was getting...

Thanks Lucky, I guess the worry is / was getting into a minefield around IVA rather than it being a simple rebody. I'll talk to him tomorrow
Regards Mike
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st February 2021, 06:47
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Thanks guys, I had the V5 with me, all details...

Thanks guys, I had the V5 with me, all details correct, seems the only option his system was offering him was to create a new vehicle, which he didn't want to do.. I am waiting to hear from him.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2021, 05:47
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Well yesterday was MOT 3rd time lucky??? The...

Well yesterday was MOT 3rd time lucky??? The other 2 attempts were washed out by pouring rain - now I don't mind getting a bit wet but I had no inner wings so would have had water from rear wheels...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th February 2021, 17:37
Replies: 71
Views: 2,539
Posted By MikeD
Welcome Kuba, it will be great to have a thread...

Welcome Kuba, it will be great to have a thread to follow. After 10 yes 10 years I am at the other end of the build with MOT booked for next Friday. I had to cancel 2 previous appointments as it was...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th November 2020, 18:16
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
MOT booked for 4th December, took it up the road...

MOT booked for 4th December, took it up the road today to test brakes... they lock the wheels when you really push hard so OK with that. It will be almost 9 years to the day since I started.
Had...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 31st October 2020, 09:56
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Paul, thanks I really tried to make the interior...

Paul, thanks I really tried to make the interior not look too home made. I think too many cars are let down by the interiors, I blended a midget dashboard in after an unsuccessful attempt at using...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th October 2020, 22:06
Replies: 225
Views: 56,300
Posted By MikeD
Yes for me it is MOT every time, I have 3 cars...

Yes for me it is MOT every time, I have 3 cars that are now exempt but another pair of eyes over everything I consider very necessary. I don't have a ramp so cannot really check everything properly...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th October 2020, 20:01
Replies: 225
Views: 56,300
Posted By MikeD
I am with Footman James, just renewed the policy...

I am with Footman James, just renewed the policy 130 fully comp etc. Have been with them a while now with the Spyder and our Stag
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th September 2020, 22:44
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Another picture

Sorry about the orientation of some os the pictures... Here's one of the proud owner
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th September 2020, 22:40
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
More pics...

Some interior pictures, the dashboard is an early MG Midget which I think works quite well, much better than my attempt at a fibreglass one. The seats are from a Jaguar XK, the rest is home made.
...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 18th September 2020, 18:37
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Interior pretty much complete now, all dash...

Interior pretty much complete now, all dash wiring working at last . Guess next on the agenda is start up, it's been a while since I had her running, but I hope fuel and maybe clean points and plugs...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th August 2020, 13:24
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Thanks for all the kind comments......Yes I am...

Thanks for all the kind comments......Yes I am pleased with the paint. Not professional standard but cellulose sprayed outdoors then polished... I think it's acceptable. My aim is always " How does...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th August 2020, 11:04
Replies: 40
Views: 3,386
Posted By MikeD
Mike's Build...Year 9... Nearly there

It has been a long road since winter 2011 when I collected my Sammio from Gary at Poole.

The simple 1 year project which has always had to take a back seat is now nearing completion. Having been...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd August 2020, 16:54
Replies: 344
Views: 91,431
Posted By MikeD
Stewart, understand the problems of being in...

Stewart, understand the problems of being in France 2 years ago I had to sell my late Brothers "Edge Devil" unfinished project form mid France, but amazingly a guy he had met at Exeter kit car show...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd August 2020, 13:32
Replies: 344
Views: 91,431
Posted By MikeD
Congrats..

Just watched the sale, well done Mike
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th June 2019, 19:59
Replies: 4
Views: 2,096
Posted By MikeD
Sammio colours

Paul sorry for the lack of pictures but here goes....

this is my colour choice being tested... the red on the right is FIAT Tiziano red, the closest I can see to what I am after. I had better like...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th April 2019, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,096
Posted By MikeD
Sammio Spyder Colours

It's been a while but I am getting ready for paint at last!!
It may be on the forum somewhere but..... does anyone know what colour the Lancia D54 was back in 1954. Rosso Corsa comes up here and...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th July 2018, 20:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By MikeD
Mike's Sammio Spyder - Year 8

Yes year 8 - seems impossible that I have had the car 8 years since Gary removed my yellow Herald body and bonded on the Sammio, anyway My Dear Wife's Stag is now finished - it had to take 1st...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd September 2017, 11:27
Replies: 104
Views: 19,281
Posted By MikeD
Black and white number plates.

Isn't there a rolling date for these number plates now? sure I read about it somewhere. I have a 1973 Stag ( as well as the Sammio) and was considering changing from yellow.
Also I read a rolling...
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