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Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 18th September 2020, 07:03
Replies: 9
Views: 664
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, 06:17
Replies: 658
Views: 163,203
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, 06:15
Replies: 190
Views: 48,728
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, 20:02
Replies: 4
Views: 197
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, 07:02
Replies: 94
Views: 4,069
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, 06:56
Replies: 10
Views: 311
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, 06:16
Replies: 94
Views: 4,069
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, 06:14
Replies: 94
Views: 4,069
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, 09:36
Replies: 207
Views: 42,078
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, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 269
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, 06:34
Replies: 424
Views: 84,319
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, 06:59
Replies: 3
Views: 198
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, 06:41
Replies: 9
Views: 635
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, 06:24
Replies: 348
Views: 106,184
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, 06:27
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.

Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.
Forum: Bodywork 9th August 2020, 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
Will have to look up fast and loud, hadn't heard...

Will have to look up fast and loud, hadn't heard of that one before.

I rather like Phantom Works - there's a running tally of how many days the restoration has taken and they often exceed a...
Forum: Bodywork 8th August 2020, 07:43
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
Don't get me started on Vintage Voltage. I'm...

Don't get me started on Vintage Voltage. I'm watching every episode as I'm really keen on the idea of Classic Electric powered vehicles, but WTF!

The show starts by saying that owners want:
...
Forum: Bodywork 7th August 2020, 17:38
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
My best guess is that chopped horse hair in...

My best guess is that chopped horse hair in ordinary polyester filler would do the same job as either carbon or csm strands. It's just something to hold the filler together and stop it cracking when...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th August 2020, 11:37
Replies: 348
Views: 106,184
Posted By Mister Towed
Aah, just re-read your thread and you have a...

Aah, just re-read your thread and you have a Herald loom. That's why you don't have any wiring for a reversing light as your gearbox doesn't have a switch in it. I'd also forgotten you're in...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th August 2020, 06:40
Replies: 348
Views: 106,184
Posted By Mister Towed
1970's BL era wiring is a nightmare of haphazard...

1970's BL era wiring is a nightmare of haphazard multicoloured wire.

When they made up the looms they seem to have used any old wire they had laying about the workshop, then published a circuit...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th August 2020, 16:30
Replies: 348
Views: 106,184
Posted By Mister Towed
High beam, low beam and sidelights only are...

High beam, low beam and sidelights only are activated by the column stalk, as is the headlight flash. It's got three positions in the up/down plane for the lights and you pull it towards you for...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th August 2020, 06:31
Replies: 348
Views: 106,184
Posted By Mister Towed
Not sure about the late plastic trip reset cable,...

Not sure about the late plastic trip reset cable, but the early ones that have a knurled metal knob need to be pushed in about 1/8" and turned clockwise while being pushed in. The number barrels...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd August 2020, 13:34
Replies: 160
Views: 22,467
Posted By Mister Towed
So, ten minutes of reading about resistors and...

So, ten minutes of reading about resistors and I'm ready to electrocute myself, if only I knew how.

This is about the simplest explanation of how resistors affect voltage I could find and I...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd August 2020, 12:30
Replies: 160
Views: 22,467
Posted By Mister Towed
Hmm, electrics really aren't my thing and I'm...

Hmm, electrics really aren't my thing and I'm really confused now.

Wouldn't the current flowing through the test meter complete the circuit and drop the voltage? And why does the positive...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 16:51
Replies: 160
Views: 22,467
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Mitchelkitman, you're absolutely right,...

Thanks Mitchelkitman, you're absolutely right, that is how it works. The problem I had was that the voltage was too high at 12v in the 'normally live' coil circuit at the end of the ballast wire,...
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