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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th April 2017, 20:25
Replies: 87
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Posted By MartinClan
Received my V5 from the DVSA today. Taken about...

Received my V5 from the DVSA today. Taken about 10 days. Much quicker than I expected!

On the road pictures to follow soon....

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th March 2017, 10:29
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Alas I am elsewhere that weekend..... Robin

Alas I am elsewhere that weekend.....

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th March 2017, 10:26
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33567900721_7df...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33567900721_7dfd13d139_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T9hgoZ)DSCF2150 (https://flic.kr/p/T9hgoZ) by Robin Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robinmartin/), on Flickr
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th March 2017, 12:14
Replies: 87
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Posted By MartinClan
Talking MSVA passed today - yeay. A few pictures to...

MSVA passed today - yeay. A few pictures to follow shortly....

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd January 2017, 17:15
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use...

Almost ready for the MSVA and an alternative use for an old wine storage box...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/566/31651072053_5f41189ace_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QdU21R)DSCF2135...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th October 2016, 10:03
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
It's alive....

Click to see video
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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 31st May 2016, 13:10
Replies: 87
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Posted By MartinClan
Not a lot of updates recently but the car is now...

Not a lot of updates recently but the car is now close to complete. (Well closer...).

Here are a few pics of the electrics and the final arrangement for the front cycle wings.

Fuse and relay...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th March 2016, 08:49
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
A bit off topic but just bought a new toy.... ...

A bit off topic but just bought a new toy....

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/25178478133_2e88170b09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EmWhkX)DSCF2103 (https://flic.kr/p/EmWhkX) by Robin Martin...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st January 2016, 08:43
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Having considered a few options for the wing...

Having considered a few options for the wing stays I finally decided to make my own. I wanted a design that was light and stiff. didn't require any welding (in my experience welding is nearly always...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th December 2015, 17:50
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Mudguards

I am trying to do something clever to support the mudguards as they rotate. They are very light being made of aluminium - much lighter than the Marlin. Even so I want to design out the bouncing up...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th December 2015, 10:55
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Fitted the wheels this weekend. Not quite so...

Fitted the wheels this weekend. Not quite so simple as it sounds as the wheels and hubs are combined. The wheels are made by Pembleton by machining down the 2cv hubs. Makes for a very low unsprung...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd December 2015, 09:38
Replies: 87
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Posted By MartinClan
Thanks Mike. Middle of next year I hope if I...

Thanks Mike.

Middle of next year I hope if I don't pontificate (fart arround) too much...
It actually requires an MSVA (Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval) test as it qualifies as a heavy trike....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 2nd November 2015, 15:25
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Bodywork complete excpet for the cycle wings. Not...

Bodywork complete excpet for the cycle wings. Not long now.... (90% complete and 40% left to do :-) )

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/688/22090684354_53d112b01a_c.jpg...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th October 2015, 19:58
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Thanks for the encouraging words Paul :-). No the...

Thanks for the encouraging words Paul :-). No the bracket is made from a bit of galvanised steel I had hanging arround the workshop. Hence the funny colour!

Cheers Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th September 2015, 13:36
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
I have completed the scuttle top. In the end I...

I have completed the scuttle top. In the end I gave in and bought a shrinker/stretcher to make the flange. And to answer my wife's question (lol) yes it is supposed to be asymetric! The offside has...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th June 2015, 08:36
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Some more progress despite the fact I have been...

Some more progress despite the fact I have been also spending some time fault finding on the Sportster. I have made a prototype of the drivers side dash top, cowl - call it what you want. It's not...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th June 2015, 20:29
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Yes. 1 per cylinder. Good job it's not an m20...

Yes. 1 per cylinder. Good job it's not an m20 lol.

Robin
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th June 2015, 16:45
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
I am hoping to polish it if I have the patience...

I am hoping to polish it if I have the patience ;-).

The edging is the same as used on the Morgon 3 wheeler. Fellow Pembleton builders used to have a source but unfortunately it seems to have...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th June 2015, 16:06
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Well the rear is now pretty much complete. Just...

Well the rear is now pretty much complete. Just need to add the lights and then that's it. As you can probably see there were hundreds of rivets to set and, just to make it even more interesting, the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 7th November 2014, 12:22
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Progress

Quite a lot of progress in the last few months although it doesn't look it!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15545712887_4c46b1a26a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pFHQQx)DSCF1983...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd April 2014, 08:43
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
More progress! Trial fit of the first body panel....

More progress! Trial fit of the first body panel. I spent a lot of time getting the floor right so it fitted without too much hassle.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5264/13956611246_d84fe61995.jpg...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd March 2014, 15:51
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Floor now complete. Also fuel tank plumbing. Now...

Floor now complete. Also fuel tank plumbing. Now onto the main body at last....

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/13355878073_7b95ce30f2.jpg...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 2nd September 2013, 08:44
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
Ali is 1.2mm thick - as recommended by the...

Ali is 1.2mm thick - as recommended by the instructions that come with the chassis. It seems a bit flimsy to start with but once you start adding a few bends and joins it soon stiffens up. One...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th August 2013, 08:40
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
I have almost completed all the inner panels now....

I have almost completed all the inner panels now. It's taken longer than I hoped but it's important to get these right as the floor in particular defines the shape of the body at the lower extremity....
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th July 2013, 13:30
Replies: 87
Views: 56,052
Posted By MartinClan
I spent the last few weeks making a metal folder....

I spent the last few weeks making a metal folder. It had to be done without welding (as I can't) and cheaply. Here is the result

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5340/9239822806_700bd6fe8e_z.jpg...
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