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Search: Posts Made By: Lucky@LeMans
Forum: Old No.7 Builds Yesterday, 11:06
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Hi Paul, The car is at the painters, I think...

Hi Paul,

The car is at the painters, I think it will be another week or so before I get it back. I had liked the idea of a convertible 275 as soon as I saw Kidges project being built. That was a...
Forum: General Build Chat 13th November 2019, 22:23
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The seller of this car has no confidence in...

The seller of this car has no confidence in whether or not it will need an IVA test. It probably hasn't been built with the test in mind and chances are he might not have read the regulations. If you...
Forum: General Build Chat 13th November 2019, 15:56
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The Metro based Banhams along with the Skoda...

The Metro based Banhams along with the Skoda based Banham Speedster wouldn't stand a chance at IVA. Even under the old system they were questionable.
Forum: General Build Chat 13th November 2019, 09:05
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
The windscreen surround forms part of the...

The windscreen surround forms part of the monocoque so it has been cut into. It will need IVA to be legal. There might have been other donor options which may have avoided IVA but not this one.
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 11th November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It does sound like the Kingfisher was correctly...

It does sound like the Kingfisher was correctly registered back then under the old system. If you want to rebody that car without doing any mods to the chassis you should be ok. You will need to do...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Check out ebay item 233390312733. Based around a...

Check out ebay item 233390312733. Based around a very low mileage 2.8 donor. Looks to be a very well built example.
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th November 2019, 10:47
Replies: 28
Views: 4,477
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
It seems to depend on who is doing the paper work...

It seems to depend on who is doing the paper work at the DVLA end. Some people get exactly what they want first time, others have a bit of battle.

I think if you send the info to them correctly...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 4th November 2019, 23:28
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
You could do that to make it look like it was...

You could do that to make it look like it was always there. However, this area of the car is a compromise. If you were really keen it might be possible to extend the bonnet right back to the screen...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 4th November 2019, 23:20
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
They still have some stock, I only ordered this...

They still have some stock, I only ordered this part last week.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 4th November 2019, 23:19
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I intend to use genuine rubber !

I intend to use genuine rubber !
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 4th November 2019, 23:13
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I'll have to reduce the length of the wiper drive...

I'll have to reduce the length of the wiper drive cranks by around 1/2" if I remember right. That will reduce the sweep of the wiper blades so they stay within the glass. The standard wiper arms can...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 4th November 2019, 21:27
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Received the lower windscreen trim from Grassbank...

Received the lower windscreen trim from Grassbank today, I've trimmed it up and should look smart on the finished car. It just visually raises the lower edge of the screen by about 3" to make it look...
Forum: General chatter 4th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 30
Views: 3,656
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Only a thought as they are available with very...

Only a thought as they are available with very high discharge values. I've seen 100c packs out there , that would offer performance gains over Lithium Ion.
Forum: General chatter 3rd November 2019, 21:25
Replies: 30
Views: 3,656
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Some great progress being made on your project. ...

Some great progress being made on your project.

Quick question on batteries, most if not all the modern electric cars out there use lithium ion cells. Is there any reason why you couldn't use...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 3rd November 2019, 21:11
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Dash conversion sounds great, be sure to post...

Dash conversion sounds great, be sure to post some photos when its done !
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 3rd November 2019, 17:55
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Linear springs have evenly spaced coils,...

Linear springs have evenly spaced coils, progressive are wound with large space one end of the coil and shorter space the other end. The idea is the closely wound end is softer and becomes coil bound...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 3rd November 2019, 17:42
Replies: 28
Views: 4,477
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
If you went down the Spartan route you can still...

If you went down the Spartan route you can still fill in the paper work for a rebody. That way it will all be above board, just buy a donor Spartan that IS correctly registered !
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 2nd November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I've spent a few extra evenings on the bodywork...

I've spent a few extra evenings on the bodywork before the paint shop gets the car in the week. Door gaps being the main area of work, mostly happy with them though the drivers side front edge has...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Door gaps are the hardest part of the build,...

Door gaps are the hardest part of the build, especially those front edges !!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st October 2019, 16:42
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Was that the red one on ebay ?

Was that the red one on ebay ?
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 31st October 2019, 16:40
Replies: 28
Views: 4,477
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
That is far more than a rebody including;...

That is far more than a rebody including; modified, lengthened, cut out and removed etc etc.

You can add parts to a standard chassis but not remove anything, unless it un bolts, that is my...
Forum: General Build Chat 31st October 2019, 16:36
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
Andy, I hope you got away with just a slap on the...

Andy, I hope you got away with just a slap on the wrist. I can understand the manufacture getting upset when their name and badges are all over a replica.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2019, 16:07
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
There are sellers out there offering copy parts...

There are sellers out there offering copy parts such as lights. I recently bought original style side repeaters for my 275 project, from an ebay seller based in Italy for about 60 inc P&P. Same...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th October 2019, 15:55
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
I remember that occasion too ! One of those...

I remember that occasion too ! One of those temporary permanent repairs, nothing wrong with that
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 26th October 2019, 10:56
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Lucky@LeMans
DVLA have returned my updated V5. Make is still...

DVLA have returned my updated V5. Make is still BMW and model now reflects the body, so its correctly registered !

Bodywork is now pretty much sorted and the paint shop will have the car on the...
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