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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th May 2020, 16:26
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, gel-coat makes fibreglass waterproof -...

Hi Slarti, gel-coat makes fibreglass waterproof - without it water can get through the paint and discolour the surface beneath.

Assuming it's a female mould, I'd give the inside a dozen coats of...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th September 2019, 05:59
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, nice to hear that you're still working...

Hi Slarti, nice to hear that you're still working on your Spyder.

I'll be at the Revival Friday and Saturday in 'Iris' (my light blue Midget) so I'll keep an eye out for you.

I found the...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th March 2019, 19:39
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Freelander studs fit the hubs perfectly, just...

Freelander studs fit the hubs perfectly, just press out the old, press in the new. I did find that I needed 5mm spacers on the front wheels (with MGF alloys) as the MGF wheelnuts bottomed out...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th October 2017, 06:11
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
I can't access the links either Slarti. Never...

I can't access the links either Slarti. Never mind, just keep chipping away at your car and let's see it out on the road. :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th August 2017, 06:36
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
On the road for the Revival this year then...

On the road for the Revival this year then...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th July 2017, 12:38
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Good to hear that you'll still be Thesping at...

Good to hear that you'll still be Thesping at Goodwood and I'll be there on the Friday and Saturday. What character have you drawn this year?

Thanks for the B&B offer but I booked a hotel room...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th July 2017, 21:47
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Welcome back Slarti. Have you retired from...

Welcome back Slarti. Have you retired from acting too?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th March 2015, 06:09
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Don't be seduced by a modern, shiny alloy...

Don't be seduced by a modern, shiny alloy radiator, they don't cool as efficiently as good old fashioned copper cored ones.

If your Herald rad is in good condition I'd go with that Slarti. You...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th March 2015, 06:51
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to see some progress Slarti. First...

Nice to see some progress Slarti.

First fit of the body is quite a milestone, well done for getting to that stage. Once you bond the body on I think you'll be surprised how quickly you can get...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 31st December 2014, 08:48
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
I bought rebuild kits for my 1.5" Strombergs,...

I bought rebuild kits for my 1.5" Strombergs, mainly due to them spraying neat fuel into the shower of sparks from the exploding starter solenoid when I first tried to start my donor. :(

I too...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th December 2014, 08:06
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to hear that you're still making progress...

Nice to hear that you're still making progress Slarti, keep plugging away and you'll be on the road before you know it. :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th September 2014, 10:26
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
I'll keep my eyes open for you Slarti - I...

I'll keep my eyes open for you Slarti - I shouldn't have too much trouble spotting you trying to flog hooky watches to gullible marks given what I do for a living...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 30th July 2014, 07:11
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
PM in your inbox. ;)

PM in your inbox. ;)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 29th July 2014, 11:49
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to see you're still plugging away at it SBF....

Nice to see you're still plugging away at it SBF.

Will you be spivving it up at Goodwood Revival again this year?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 29th April 2014, 16:46
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to see you're making some progress Slarti. ...

Nice to see you're making some progress Slarti. I've never rebuilt a gearbox myself but I've just come across the perfect tool to tackle the Herald gearbox rebuild with on ebay though. Well, the...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th December 2013, 07:31
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Looking mighty fine Slarti. Keep up the good...

Looking mighty fine Slarti. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th December 2013, 07:51
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, nice to see you're still beavering...

Hi Slarti, nice to see you're still beavering away in the background.

I uprated my arb to the late spit thicker bar after removing another leaf from the rear spring and fitting 150lb front...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th September 2013, 08:29
Replies: 161
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Posted By Mister Towed
Mud still appearing in all nooks and crannies,...

Mud still appearing in all nooks and crannies, but should shake some of it off on the run to Snetterton on Sunday.

May or may not have the secondary radiator fitted by then, it arrived yesterday...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd September 2013, 07:34
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
You shouldn't find the standard shocks to be a...

You shouldn't find the standard shocks to be a problem, just lift the hub until the bolt holes line up.

You might find the ride a bit hard with a full spring stack fitted though. I initially...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd September 2013, 20:31
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Got your pm, will give you a call.

Got your pm, will give you a call.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 1st September 2013, 20:03
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
I'm at Goodwood on the Friday and Saturday, I'll...

I'm at Goodwood on the Friday and Saturday, I'll be driving down on Thursday in my Spyder. Hopefully see you there. :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd February 2013, 18:55
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
My Vitesse bonnet went for 311 on ebay and the...

My Vitesse bonnet went for 311 on ebay and the main body tub fetched 200 before I'd even listed it when someone who'd seen my other parts for sale contacted me and asked if I had one. Good luck...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th November 2012, 19:08
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
OK, photobucket just 'upgraded' their website...

OK, photobucket just 'upgraded' their website from the one we'd all got used to.

The way it works now is that you click on the picture in your library that you want to post and a selection of...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th November 2012, 09:08
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
Don't cut through the roof pillars! The roof...

Don't cut through the roof pillars! The roof unbolts and lifts off leaving the body tub looking like the convertible (but not quite the same).

From memory, there're two bolts attaching it to...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th October 2012, 18:27
Replies: 161
Views: 47,726
Posted By Mister Towed
I found a 1965 penny under the trim in the back...

I found a 1965 penny under the trim in the back of my Vitesse and a pound coin under the driver's seat. I'm keeping the penny in the car, for luck, and I bought a lottery ticket with the pound. ...
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