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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th October 2020, 08:29
Replies: 180
Views: 50,772
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, I think the 'MOT within a month of...

Hi Slarti, I think the 'MOT within a month of inspection' thing isn't really a thing. There was about nine months between my Spyder being inspected and it being ready for its first MOT. The...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd October 2020, 08:09
Replies: 180
Views: 50,772
Posted By Mister Towed
Good to see some progress. As for losing the...

Good to see some progress. As for losing the front and rear extensions, the way I understand it is that the chassis needs to be unmodified between the axles, so it's okay to cut the ends off what...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Mister Towed
The problem I found with short springs on...

The problem I found with short springs on standard shocks was that to get the ride height right the springs had to be too short for the shock at full extension so they were loose, which is both a...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th October 2020, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Mister Towed
The most versatile setup at a reasonable price...

The most versatile setup at a reasonable price (not cheap, though) is to use Gaz ride and height adjustable front shocks, which are typically around 180 per pair -
...
Forum: General Build Chat 20th October 2020, 07:27
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By Mister Towed
I'm with Lucky, the symptoms suggest a failed...

I'm with Lucky, the symptoms suggest a failed head gasket. I had the same problem on my Midget - it ran fine for nearly 200 miles back from Goodwood in 2018 with the temperature gauge staying below...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th October 2020, 17:17
Replies: 219
Views: 53,854
Posted By Mister Towed
Oh, and I'm another one for an annual independent...

Oh, and I'm another one for an annual independent safety check on anything I've built.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th October 2020, 17:16
Replies: 219
Views: 53,854
Posted By Mister Towed
I wouldn't drive that in the U.S. "Will...

I wouldn't drive that in the U.S.

"Will you look at that Cletus, that there fancy yoo roo pee'n car has a bullet proof screen out back. Let's see if it'll take hits from a hunt'n rifle..."
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th October 2020, 19:35
Replies: 219
Views: 53,854
Posted By Mister Towed
A Plan. Very knowledgeable about specialist cars...

A Plan. Very knowledgeable about specialist cars and got me a great price. https://www.aplan.co.uk/?int=2123&keyword=a-plan%20insurance&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2o-Ix9y07AIVzt_tCh1vtAfREAAYASAAEgK32_D_BwE
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th September 2020, 08:05
Replies: 180
Views: 50,772
Posted By Mister Towed
Nicet to see some more progress, Slarti, and it's...

Nicet to see some more progress, Slarti, and it's coming together nicely.

I do like your battery location, very neat and it'll move some of the weight towards the back.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th September 2020, 07:58
Replies: 95
Views: 4,651
Posted By Mister Towed
I've been off the grid for a couple of weeks...

I've been off the grid for a couple of weeks doing other stuff and thought I'd catch up with progress on the forum this morning and WOW!

Incredible progress and it's really coming together as a...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 18th September 2020, 08:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mister Towed
Lovely, I suspect it'll take more than 50k to...

Lovely, I suspect it'll take more than 50k to get the keys, though.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th September 2020, 07:17
Replies: 658
Views: 164,545
Posted By Mister Towed
Good to hear your life's sorted and nice to see...

Good to hear your life's sorted and nice to see some progress on your car. I do like those alloy boxes, I might just have to find a use for a few myself...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th September 2020, 07:15
Replies: 190
Views: 49,266
Posted By Mister Towed
What a great result, well done! It's going to...

What a great result, well done! It's going to look awesome no matter what colour you go with.
Forum: General Build Chat 14th September 2020, 21:02
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By Mister Towed
There's your problem, the thermostat housing...

There's your problem, the thermostat housing should be connected to the top connector on the radiator, and the pipe to the expansion tank should connect in as high as possible in the top hose.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th September 2020, 08:02
Replies: 95
Views: 4,651
Posted By Mister Towed
Wow, that profile's looking quite 356/911 hybrid....

Wow, that profile's looking quite 356/911 hybrid. Could also pass for an early streamliner, I like it!
Forum: General Build Chat 6th September 2020, 07:56
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Mister Towed
Ooh, that's a shame, their C-Type is an...

Ooh, that's a shame, their C-Type is an impressive car and their stand at Goodwood Revival was always buzzing with potential customers (wealthy looking toffs, mostly).

My guess is that overheads...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 2nd September 2020, 07:16
Replies: 95
Views: 4,651
Posted By Mister Towed
I tried to buy some parts from the Speedster...

I tried to buy some parts from the Speedster Clinic a year or two back. The order wouldn't go through on their website and I couldn't get a response from them from their contact details.

If you...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st September 2020, 07:14
Replies: 95
Views: 4,651
Posted By Mister Towed
Wheels look great, the rear 'hump' does look...

Wheels look great, the rear 'hump' does look closer to the 911 cabriolet than the 356 but, based on what you've achieved so far, it shouldn't take too much work to flatten its curve.

Coupe...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 30th August 2020, 10:36
Replies: 207
Views: 42,695
Posted By Mister Towed
I'd stick with the narrow seats or similar and...

I'd stick with the narrow seats or similar and mount them as low as possible rather than going for the bigger bases.

The reason is you'll end up with your head and upper body sticking up into...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th August 2020, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Mister Towed
I was a huge fan of the Marina based Marlin back...

I was a huge fan of the Marina based Marlin back in the very early 80's - it was the kindest thing to do with BL's Finest (!!) saloon back then, far more subtle than dropping a caravan/grand...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th August 2020, 07:34
Replies: 433
Views: 87,232
Posted By Mister Towed
Very cute. Where I live the wildlife takes...

Very cute. Where I live the wildlife takes pictures of us...
Forum: General Build Chat 14th August 2020, 07:59
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Paul, it's quite difficult to envisage your...

Hi Paul, it's quite difficult to envisage your setup, do you have a picture?

2" does sound like it's a bit close to the floor. I drove Sherpa Vans across Europe in the 80's and don't remember...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 14th August 2020, 07:41
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Mister Towed
Shame you have to sell. Lovely colour, good luck...

Shame you have to sell. Lovely colour, good luck with the sale.
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th August 2020, 07:24
Replies: 349
Views: 108,891
Posted By Mister Towed
Good news on the inspection. Late...

Good news on the inspection.

Late Spitfires and GT6's had dual circuit brakes. They use a GMC226 master cylinder, which are about 80 -
...
Forum: Bodywork 10th August 2020, 07:27
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.

Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.
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