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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th June 2020, 06:49
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Posted By Mister Towed
Ha ha, in my defence I'd never used bonding paste...

Ha ha, in my defence I'd never used bonding paste before and it didn't come with any instructions so I assumed it air cured. It was only when someone said 'did you put enough catalyst in it?' that...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd June 2020, 06:29
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Hi CBJ, some answers for you: a) Yes - so...

Hi CBJ, some answers for you:

a) Yes - so long as you have an MOT appointment nearby and are insured to drive the car you can drive to the testing station.

b) Yes - manufacturer's...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st December 2019, 07:57
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Posted By Mister Towed
I'd have the head off and check for: ...

I'd have the head off and check for:

Incorrect, dished pistons fitted reducing the compression ratio (already low at 8.5:1 on a 13/60).

New valves fitted 'out of the box' at some stage and...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 7th November 2019, 18:48
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Posted By Mister Towed
I used bonnet pins on top to pull the bonnet down...

I used bonnet pins on top to pull the bonnet down and level it, worked a treat.

Good to see another spyder nearing completion, btw :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th May 2019, 06:29
Replies: 181
Views: 46,704
Posted By Mister Towed
Try fibreglass reinforced filler for larger...

Try fibreglass reinforced filler for larger gaps/holes with standard filler over the top once it's set and been roughly sanded.

It's not as easy to use as ordinary filler as the fibre strands...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th December 2018, 18:17
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
This isn't meant to be a criticism whatsoever,...

This isn't meant to be a criticism whatsoever, but there's no such thing as a straight edge, true radius or the slightest kind of symmetry about a Sammio body shell, and they're none the worse for...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th December 2018, 14:17
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Glad you're still finding my build thread useful...

Glad you're still finding my build thread useful after all this time. The 550 dash wasn't particularly difficult to fit and I liked it so much I've actually sourced another one for my 356 Speedster....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th December 2018, 07:28
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Try post 536 on my build thread if you want to...

Try post 536 on my build thread if you want to see how I managed mine.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3113&page=27
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd November 2018, 18:08
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Hi CBJ, put down the hacksaw and step away from...

Hi CBJ, put down the hacksaw and step away from the Sammio. Don't cut the ends off the screen!

The screen and its base are both flexible and need to be pulled in at the ends to narrow the...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th September 2018, 06:14
Replies: 181
Views: 46,704
Posted By Mister Towed
Funnily enough I was born in bred in Essex too...

Funnily enough I was born in bred in Essex too before settling in Norfolk. I remember those breakers' yards but that was a very long time ago.

Sadly they've all been replaced with Spray Tan...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th September 2018, 06:31
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Posted By Mister Towed
Hey, slew you down boy, I live in rural Norfolk...

Hey, slew you down boy, I live in rural Norfolk and I object to that assertion that we be a bit backwards.

It's 2008 boy and we stopped wearing smocks and chomping on bits of straw next year. ...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th April 2015, 09:21
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Yes, should've mentioned it really but I always...

Yes, should've mentioned it really but I always find it handy to keep a caber in the car. You just never know when you're going to need one...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th December 2014, 22:08
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
All on 14's but I believe Phil's (green) Spyder...

All on 14's but I believe Phil's (green) Spyder is on 5.5" wide while mine is on 4.5" wide while all are on 175's. Not sure about wheel width on Barry's blue one. The main differences on that pic...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th December 2014, 20:59
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
175/80/14's fit mine fine front and rear. ...

175/80/14's fit mine fine front and rear.

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag120/smonebillion/012_zpsfe20db4f.jpg...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 21:40
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
On mine, when I measured up to the level where...

On mine, when I measured up to the level where I've cut the screen frame off the bulkhead it's 20mm lower on the driver's side despite having cut through the same bolt-hole on both sides. The shell...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 20:27
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Posted By Mister Towed
Looks pretty good to me from here. Are...

Looks pretty good to me from here.

Are your cockpit edges level side to side? I shouldn't think it would notice if they weren't, but have you checked with a spirit level?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 18:31
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
The smile's because that was the first time I'd...

The smile's because that was the first time I'd got the body on. You should've seen the smile I had on my face when Phil J took me out for a run in his finished Triumph 2500 engined Spyder! ...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 13:51
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Yes, that's exactly the issue with mine - the...

Yes, that's exactly the issue with mine - the bulkhead is cut level, the chassis is straight and level, I put a spirit level across the cockpit and that's level but the driver's side of the shell...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 13:17
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Ahh, it's not just me that's got a problem with...

Ahh, it's not just me that's got a problem with the driver's side of the shell not covering the outrigger then... :icon_sad:
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th April 2012, 11:56
Replies: 181
Views: 46,704
Posted By Mister Towed
Chris, check your shell is true before altering...

Chris, check your shell is true before altering anything else. The bottom edge of mine is horizontal on the passenger side and inclines up towards the front on the dirver's side, and it's not my...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th April 2012, 14:25
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Looking very good Chris. That's a good question...

Looking very good Chris. That's a good question about setting the body - will be reaching that stage shortly myself and I am awaiting the answers with eager anticipation. :baby:
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 28th December 2011, 08:42
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
I'll second that. Thanks Gary, the above will...

I'll second that. Thanks Gary, the above will really help.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th December 2011, 21:01
Replies: 181
Views: 46,704
Posted By Mister Towed
Good point Chris, does the lower edge of the...

Good point Chris, does the lower edge of the body-shell sit under the floor/chassis rail or on top? Haven't got to that bit of the build yet me'self...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th December 2011, 20:53
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Erm, not planning to cut any metalwork out of the...

Erm, not planning to cut any metalwork out of the bulkhead to fit the floors (well, apart from the rotten floorpan that needs replacing). My understanding is that you cut the floors to fit 1"...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th December 2011, 17:25
Replies: 181
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Posted By Mister Towed
Yep, that's my understanding too. I emailed Gary...

Yep, that's my understanding too. I emailed Gary ages ago about this and got the following reply:

The floor is 12mm ply and follows the chassis shape except at the front it starts full width less...
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