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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 1st November 2016, 21:23
Replies: 11
Views: 4,449
Posted By Alpha
I still think that the mk1 bonnet had a lot of...

I still think that the mk1 bonnet had a lot of potential - just a few days ago I came across a mock up I did of the 'german' bonnet with the headlights set back a few inches and covered with...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 5th October 2015, 10:43
Replies: 8
Views: 4,589
Posted By Alpha
Try Cobra: ...

Try Cobra:

http://www.sportseats4u.co.uk/cobra-historic-roadster-bucket-seats/cat_524.html
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th September 2015, 20:25
Replies: 845
Views: 189,000
Posted By Alpha
Triumph Italia

Triumph Italia
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd September 2015, 09:02
Replies: 467
Views: 113,516
Posted By Alpha
Though it may sound painfull, one trick is to let...

Though it may sound painfull, one trick is to let the car warm up, as Mick said above, and then just slam the gear lever into third - that got the clutch freed on my Triumph GT6 after it had been...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th July 2015, 15:44
Replies: 319
Views: 56,860
Posted By Alpha
Because the 1500 basically IS an overbored...

Because the 1500 basically IS an overbored engine. It was originally designed an 803 cc four pot for the Standard 8, and then enlarged to 947, 1147, 1296 and finally 1493 cc - the gap between 2 and 3...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 7th January 2015, 22:17
Replies: 3,355
Views: 617,338
Posted By Alpha
Paul, before finalising the curve on the scuttle...

Paul, before finalising the curve on the scuttle side of the bonnet, wouldn't it be a better idea to fit the wing first? I'm thinking the work you are doing to that edge is bound to change the shape...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th December 2014, 11:40
Replies: 890
Views: 235,511
Posted By Alpha
A Porsche Boxter with a Citroen DS nose??? ...

A Porsche Boxter with a Citroen DS nose???

Sounds nuts but it might just turn out to be quite interesting!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th November 2014, 14:36
Replies: 3,355
Views: 617,338
Posted By Alpha
The car in the background is the Rover-BRM, the...

The car in the background is the Rover-BRM, the turbine powered car they raced in Le Mans in '63 - '65

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover-BRM
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th November 2014, 07:55
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
And that dash is looking spectacular scottie!

And that dash is looking spectacular scottie!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th November 2014, 07:51
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Photos are now back up for me, no idea what...

Photos are now back up for me, no idea what happened...

Damn computers, at least with an old Triumph you can always blame the Prince of Darkness...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th November 2014, 21:31
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Scottie, there seems to be an issue with your...

Scottie, there seems to be an issue with your pictures - they no longer show in your posts...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st October 2014, 16:12
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Looking like the bee's knees scottie !

Looking like the bee's knees scottie !
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 18th October 2014, 09:33
Replies: 561
Views: 105,362
Posted By Alpha
Thanks guys, your cars are looking spectacular as...

Thanks guys, your cars are looking spectacular as ever!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 17th September 2014, 05:55
Replies: 3,355
Views: 617,338
Posted By Alpha
Not to give you a panic attack, Paul, but I'm...

Not to give you a panic attack, Paul, but I'm quite curious to learn how you're going to mate the bonnet to your new scuttle!
Baz
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th August 2014, 17:27
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Scottie, have you seen Jay Leno's feature on...

Scottie, have you seen Jay Leno's feature on Steve McQueen's XKSS?

http://www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage/video/steve-mcqueens-1956-jaguar-xkss/2785311?onid=159436#vc159436=3

Well worth 20 odd...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th July 2014, 19:55
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Ermm, Scottie, is there enough room in front of...

Ermm, Scottie, is there enough room in front of the radiator and fan for the bonnet to open?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th May 2014, 10:34
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Not true Mr Towed - rotors manufactured to...

Not true Mr Towed - rotors manufactured to original spec last extremely well, I have never had one fail on me in thousands of miles motoring with these engines.

Unfortunately there are many cheap...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd April 2014, 22:13
Replies: 218
Views: 56,989
Posted By Alpha
Prachtig!

Prachtig!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 26th March 2014, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Alpha
Apparently the car is in Belgium! Might need to...

Apparently the car is in Belgium! Might need to get in touch with the seller to find out how he got the car registered - in case I finally get a Sammio/Ribble for myself - or perhaps a Tribute A352?...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th March 2014, 22:09
Replies: 2,622
Views: 454,418
Posted By Alpha
Scottie, I can see how you would reach the...

Scottie, I can see how you would reach the inboard wingnuts to release the seat backs - but how can you possibly get your arm far enough through the centre opening to release those outboard?
Forum: Bodywork 9th March 2014, 09:42
Replies: 1
Views: 6,353
Posted By Alpha
That's the M for Michellotti, who designed both...

That's the M for Michellotti, who designed both the Herald and the Spitfire!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd March 2014, 21:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By Alpha
Definitely two different parts - if you'd just...

Definitely two different parts - if you'd just flip it over, you'd find yourself with 'funny' car steering - wheel to the left, car goes to the right. Might be amusing for a few minutes but pretty...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th February 2014, 18:33
Replies: 23
Views: 7,647
Posted By Alpha
That'll only make them suspicious - better go for...

That'll only make them suspicious - better go for a couple of million!!

But seriously, get your car out of there as soon as you can...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th February 2014, 16:10
Replies: 23
Views: 7,647
Posted By Alpha
They must think they're working on a real 250GTO...

They must think they're working on a real 250GTO - sounds like they're padding the price accordingly...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st November 2013, 18:18
Replies: 3,355
Views: 617,338
Posted By Alpha
Paul, this looks like the worst condition...

Paul, this looks like the worst condition Spitfire bodytub that anyone has ever attempted to bring back to life! Good on you for sticking into it and just getting it done! Wow...

But wouldn't it...
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