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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 17:47
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm also an advocate of brush painting. IMHO the...

I'm also an advocate of brush painting. IMHO the most important aspect of making the primer 'stick' to GRP is the surface finish - 320 grit is my preferred preparation. Paint suppliers (who often...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd January 2021, 18:10
Replies: 295
Views: 82,551
Posted By Mitchelkitman
At what voltage? I've been connected to 600 A at...

At what voltage? I've been connected to 600 A at 12V with no known problem (apart from an inquisitive mind :heh: )
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd January 2021, 16:29
Replies: 295
Views: 82,551
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm very pleased my 12V 600 cca car battery won't...

I'm very pleased my 12V 600 cca car battery won't kill me, even if I put my thumbs on both terminals at once (contrary to what the missus would expect), but I wonder what 'combination' is required?...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 22:33
Replies: 295
Views: 82,551
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Isn't it the Volts that kill? In the car being...

Isn't it the Volts that kill? In the car being built ISTR it was 450V.
I wasn't involved with them (I'm pleased to say)
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 21:31
Replies: 295
Views: 82,551
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Tread with caution if planning to build an...

Tread with caution if planning to build an electric kit car - you have to know what's what ( I certainly don't) and a steep learning curve that kills you is to be avoided! For a short while I worked...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 14th January 2021, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Maybe part-way through the Summer would generate...

Maybe part-way through the Summer would generate a better price (covid problems permitting)?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th January 2021, 09:29
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
An MG B or Midget tank will (I think) have a flat...

An MG B or Midget tank will (I think) have a flat top, and will be easily available new.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st January 2021, 18:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Maybe hung on straps to gain a bit more boot...

Maybe hung on straps to gain a bit more boot space? :icon_lol:
If it's an escort estate tank, I bought a brand new one for my Rickman. (probably 3 years ago - time flies).
Forum: Bodywork 23rd December 2020, 17:36
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Don't know you knowledge/experience, so apologise...

Don't know you knowledge/experience, so apologise if you already know....
My prefered way is as follows:-
Using a powerfile, grind the area 10mm around each hole, almost through to the underside ie...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th December 2020, 23:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Yes, but that's only important if there's a...

Yes, but that's only important if there's a benefit of having the adjustment. I've known people fit vernier pulleys to camshafts, but leave them in the standard orientation - or worse still just...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 15th December 2020, 18:40
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I should have done that, but came to the...

I should have done that, but came to the conclusion that as it was a 'cherished plate' it wouldn't show up. :frusty:
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 15th December 2020, 14:40
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Mitchelkitman
My concern would be (as always with kits) ......

My concern would be (as always with kits) ... what is the make/model on the registration document?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th December 2020, 17:49
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Ah -yes, I'd forgotten that. So lots of scope for...

Ah -yes, I'd forgotten that. So lots of scope for adjustment!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th December 2020, 17:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mitchelkitman
If they are the same torsion bars as Marina, then...

If they are the same torsion bars as Marina, then they can be adjusted by moving the nut/bolt where it meets the chassis.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th November 2020, 22:13
Replies: 199
Views: 27,935
Posted By Mitchelkitman
What about if you build the body yourself? maybe...

What about if you build the body yourself? maybe receipts for wood, matting & resin?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th November 2020, 17:32
Replies: 379
Views: 78,899
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Flexi fuel pipe collapse?

Flexi fuel pipe collapse?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th November 2020, 09:13
Replies: 199
Views: 27,935
Posted By Mitchelkitman
It's nice, soft metal - easy to cut in half if...

It's nice, soft metal - easy to cut in half if you have to :rofl:
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th November 2020, 18:53
Replies: 199
Views: 27,935
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I also enjoy Aussie Gold Hunters - a good 'escape...

I also enjoy Aussie Gold Hunters - a good 'escape from reality' viewing experience. Apparently, the best way to get gold these days is via scrap electrical equipment!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th November 2020, 17:46
Replies: 199
Views: 27,935
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Wow - fantastic find. Doing an online search...

Wow - fantastic find. Doing an online search (which you've probably already done) suggests about 500 - 1000, but as you say it's the history that's important. It irritates me how the TV programmes...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 31st October 2020, 18:12
Replies: 222
Views: 55,236
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Interesting comments re MOT - Just out of...

Interesting comments re MOT - Just out of curiosity I checked my insurance (also with A-Plan) and it says it requires MOT where this is required by law. I take that as meaning if you have MOT...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd October 2020, 15:35
Replies: 102
Views: 10,877
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm surprised they removed BMW from the make....

I'm surprised they removed BMW from the make. DVLA are anything but consistent, from the various 'reports' I've seen...... Funniest one was the JZR which was described as JCB 3 wheeled earth mover...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 2nd October 2020, 15:03
Replies: 182
Views: 52,597
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 2nd October 2020, 10:59
Replies: 182
Views: 52,597
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Can I ask where you sourced the polycarbonate?...

Can I ask where you sourced the polycarbonate? Best deal I can see at teh moment is Screwfix or Toolstation.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th September 2020, 11:12
Replies: 182
Views: 52,597
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Wind deflector material

I have a lot more knowledge of the options (than I previously had), due to experiencing a crack in my caravan window. When I cut and fitted the original windows (8 years ago) I used acrylic - VERY...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th September 2020, 21:30
Replies: 95
Views: 5,642
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Does the aluminium foil just peel off the resin...

Does the aluminium foil just peel off the resin without sticking at all?
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