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Search: Posts Made By: chrislandy
Forum: General chatter 9th April 2014, 11:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By chrislandy
Hi, don't worry about insurance, it'll probably...

Hi, don't worry about insurance, it'll probably be half that of what you've got already (I would consider £300 expensive for a kit car)

Try AIB, Adrian Flux, A-Plan etc grab a kitcar mag and ring...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 31st March 2014, 21:11
Replies: 6
Views: 3,546
Posted By chrislandy
hmm... may have to look around then come renewal...

hmm... may have to look around then come renewal time!

Oddly enough I jut had this with my PI insurance too, loads of insurers pulled out of Structural Engineering this year for some reason
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 31st March 2014, 20:07
Replies: 6
Views: 3,546
Posted By chrislandy
Last time I did the Shelsley I went with Frank...

Last time I did the Shelsley I went with Frank Pickles, AIB Insurance is another one to try (although I haven't got a quote from them yet)
Forum: General chatter 28th March 2014, 19:40
Replies: 30
Views: 6,925
Posted By chrislandy
Thats seriously good value! I may have a new...

Thats seriously good value! I may have a new purchase in the nearish future....
Forum: General chatter 28th March 2014, 09:08
Replies: 30
Views: 6,925
Posted By chrislandy
They look really good, what is the company and...

They look really good, what is the company and how much were they?

Just need to get the tools on the wall now and looks like you'll be ready to roll.
Forum: Bodywork 20th March 2014, 16:08
Replies: 4
Views: 2,944
Posted By chrislandy
Gelcoat will hide some imperfections in the...

Gelcoat will hide some imperfections in the surface and you can get a good finish on it by buffing and topcoating, the sheen will go if you don't apply some sort of protective layer to a gel finish....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th March 2014, 15:44
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By chrislandy
I've still got my first car, had it for 18yrs...

I've still got my first car, had it for 18yrs now. 1968 SIIA SWB Landy
Forum: General Build Chat 4th March 2014, 14:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By chrislandy
Does the Haynes manual not specify the minimum...

Does the Haynes manual not specify the minimum steel quality and grade?
Forum: General Build Chat 4th March 2014, 12:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By chrislandy
Ideally you would want at least a hot rolled...

Ideally you would want at least a hot rolled stocked section, structural graded if possible. It depends on the loads going through them. Unless you are putting huge axial or even minor bending into...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th February 2014, 20:51
Replies: 223
Views: 32,610
Posted By chrislandy
Hi Dave, out of interest how do you go about...

Hi Dave, out of interest how do you go about registering the car in France? Do you need to B/IVA or vehicle inspection similar to the UK?
Forum: General Build Chat 20th February 2014, 20:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By chrislandy
just do a vehicle check off the info on the V5

just do a vehicle check off the info on the V5
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th January 2014, 11:08
Replies: 19
Views: 4,395
Posted By chrislandy
I remember seeing a documentry on the AC Cobra /...

I remember seeing a documentry on the AC Cobra / Ace, and the V8 transplant/upgrade. The general consensous was that BECAUSE the chassis was flexible they could just keep whacking power into it and...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 28th November 2013, 14:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,866
Posted By chrislandy
Not built a marlin but for all my other builds I...

Not built a marlin but for all my other builds I work out what I reckon it will cost then double it. It's been pretty accurate so far ;)
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 25th November 2013, 09:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,612
Posted By chrislandy
Well done! but PICTURES please :) I also...

Well done! but PICTURES please :)

I also have a burlington chassis, few odds & sods and an original build manual :)
Forum: General Build Chat 18th November 2013, 12:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By chrislandy
as WCA says, why go old tax exempt when you can...

as WCA says, why go old tax exempt when you can (for the moment) go newish tax exempt (or low) i.e. something that is in a very low tax band, then you are looking to re-panel rather than total body...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th October 2013, 11:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By chrislandy
take a look on the DVLA website, you used to be...

take a look on the DVLA website, you used to be able to buy them direct
Forum: General Build Chat 15th October 2013, 20:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By chrislandy
You can use metal pipework to get the fuel...

You can use metal pipework to get the fuel around, the requirements are stated in the IVA document for fuel hose but metal pipework e.g. galv steel should be fine, some suppliers now do hardline...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 9th October 2013, 19:08
Replies: 6
Views: 5,443
Posted By chrislandy
If you are bonding a joint then you could use a...

If you are bonding a joint then you could use a Methacrylate adhesive, comes in a 2 part tube that mixes in the nozzle, slightly flexible but a structural adhesive. There's also variations on the old...
Forum: General Build Chat 5th October 2013, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By chrislandy
Get down to a kit car show and take a look...

Get down to a kit car show and take a look around, I think the Exeter show is soon.

If you are looking at a re-body kit / panel kit then you need to see some finished cars and check for...
Forum: Seven Style builds 25th September 2013, 09:55
Replies: 2
Views: 2,060
Posted By chrislandy
Tiger and RAW were good when I was looking but...

Tiger and RAW were good when I was looking but that was a good few years ago. Why not go the "lowcost" route and build your own from scratch?
Forum: General chatter 21st August 2013, 10:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By chrislandy
If it's only cat D then fix it and get it...

If it's only cat D then fix it and get it inspected, et voila back on the road as per normal.

If you do it any other way you WILL get a Q plate and have to spend 400+ on an IVA (and probably...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th August 2013, 10:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,084
Posted By chrislandy
I think it's a good avenue to go down, there are...

I think it's a good avenue to go down, there are so few kitcars that can be used with the family (even at a push) and there's still no reason with a bit of careful sourcing that you couldn't get a...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st August 2013, 20:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By chrislandy
Just make sure you have copies of everything you...

Just make sure you have copies of everything you send them, just in case... when I had to send them stuff they accepted scans sent by email
Forum: General Build Chat 1st August 2013, 10:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By chrislandy
The rear seal has probably failed and it looks...

The rear seal has probably failed and it looks like the prop has moved rearwards slightly. There is no oil to leak from the UJ, just a little grease maybe...

chris
Forum: General chatter 31st July 2013, 10:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By chrislandy
Hi Chris, As mentioned by Dave, heat...

Hi Chris,
As mentioned by Dave, heat management is an issue with an awful lot of kit-cars.

I've squeezed a Rover T16 turbo engine into the back of mine, the turbo is 10mm from the fuel tank,...
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