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Forum: General chatter Today, 07:30
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Jon, I've been scratching my head over this as...

Hi Jon, I've been scratching my head over this as the DVLA website takes you down a rabbit hole of links that go nowhere if you try to find the relevant information on getting a chassis vin number...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 1st June 2020, 12:44
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Mister Towed
It's all very complicated, even with a background...

It's all very complicated, even with a background in (criminal) law I can't really fathom it -

https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/intellectual-property

To me it looks like literary and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st June 2020, 07:10
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
My first (only) Beetle was SGP 345F back in '89. ...

My first (only) Beetle was SGP 345F back in '89. It was a 1500 Automatic (two pedals, manual change with electro-hydraulically actuated clutch and IRS instead of swing axles), which i converted to a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st June 2020, 06:48
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Mister Towed
Good lord, I thought my Speedster body was in a...

Good lord, I thought my Speedster body was in a bad way. Do you have the roof?

Without it it's a lot of work to either make one or convert the rear deck to the Speedster/Convertible shape as...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 30th May 2020, 21:00
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Ha ha, not an age thing in my case, I've wanted...

Ha ha, not an age thing in my case, I've wanted one since I was nineteen.

I built my Spyder as a result of not being able to afford a 356 Speedster kit and the experience I gained from building...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 28th May 2020, 11:07
Replies: 399
Views: 78,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Ahh, that's good. :)

Ahh, that's good. :)
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 28th May 2020, 06:45
Replies: 399
Views: 78,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Very nice work, it's looking stunning. One...

Very nice work, it's looking stunning.

One observation, though: I could be wrong, but I don't think the screen seal trim is just decorative, I believe it locks the seal and screen in place. ...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st May 2020, 06:03
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Paul, should be more progress and pics...

Thanks Paul, should be more progress and pics over the weekend.
Forum: General chatter 20th May 2020, 06:25
Replies: 73
Views: 15,708
Posted By Mister Towed
It already looks awesome even without the...

It already looks awesome even without the bodywork fitted. Fascinating build and a credit to you!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th May 2020, 06:17
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
I hadn't heard of those before but Google...

I hadn't heard of those before but Google suggests that they spend most of their lives in an airborne hedonistic shag-fest.

We're possibly genetically related as that's exactly how I spent my...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 18th May 2020, 17:23
Replies: 479
Views: 77,316
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice to see you're able to get out and about,...

Nice to see you're able to get out and about, Paul, your car still looks a million dollars parked amongst the moderns.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Thank you. The colour is left over from my...

Thank you. The colour is left over from my Midget restoration and does suit the shape of the dash, but I'll be sticking with silver for the finished article.

Speaking of sticking, there are a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th May 2020, 13:00
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Dash plug has now had half a dozen coats of Iris...

Dash plug has now had half a dozen coats of Iris blue -

https://i.ibb.co/XWWz21B/IMG-20200518-133237096-1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/v3D9c5d/IMG-20200518-133257306.jpg

Next step is to cut back...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th May 2020, 16:26
Replies: 161
Views: 47,310
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, gel-coat makes fibreglass waterproof -...

Hi Slarti, gel-coat makes fibreglass waterproof - without it water can get through the paint and discolour the surface beneath.

Assuming it's a female mould, I'd give the inside a dozen coats of...
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 13th May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 25
Views: 4,467
Posted By Mister Towed
Great looking car either way - ...

Great looking car either way -

https://i.ibb.co/txp4L4J/102-0061.jpg
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 12th May 2020, 17:53
Replies: 25
Views: 4,467
Posted By Mister Towed
My vote would be for the white perforated...

My vote would be for the white perforated headliner.

The black and red stitched diamond pattern looks more Gold plated Lambo on 26" rims rather than one of the coolest Italian Classics of all...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th May 2020, 21:22
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Molleur, there are still a few...

Thanks Molleur, there are still a few imperfections that only showed up when the etch primer went on but I'm really pleased with the way it's turning out.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th May 2020, 14:27
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Paul, yes, the spare's a snug fit but it can...

Hi Paul, yes, the spare's a snug fit but it can be dropped in and lifted out with relative ease. I did have to modify the rear frame somewhat though.

My new dash is still a work in progress but...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th May 2020, 08:16
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
Posted By Mister Towed
Some more progress to report - Exhaust now...

Some more progress to report -

Exhaust now routed so the (bike) silencers protrude from just under the rear valance just as all non Carerra Speedster exhausts do -
...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th May 2020, 18:48
Replies: 21
Views: 3,274
Posted By Mister Towed
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd May 2020, 09:00
Replies: 462
Views: 107,351
Posted By Mister Towed
Ah, glad to hear that they fit. Adaptors...

Ah, glad to hear that they fit.

Adaptors for TR's 2 to 6 are all the same, covering widths from 4" to 5.5" and look to be the same as the new ones you have (apart from the PCD) -
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd May 2020, 06:46
Replies: 462
Views: 107,351
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Deggsy, sorry to be the bearer of potentially...

Hi Deggsy, sorry to be the bearer of potentially bad news, but I suspect that your new adaptors are for Spitfire 13" wheels only.

The splines on 14" and 15" wires are the same regardless of the...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 25th April 2020, 06:12
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Mister Towed
Interesting donor for sale

Nothing to do with me, but there's a potential donor for a Triumph Herald/Vitesse based kit, a Herald running a Ford 2.8 V6 going on ebay -
...
Forum: Bodywork 24th April 2020, 11:08
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Mister Towed
I've sprayed a car as an amateur three times now,...

I've sprayed a car as an amateur three times now, and I bought five litres and used most of it each time, leaving around 1/2 litre for touch ups.

I've found Jawel paint to work very well and...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd April 2020, 09:26
Replies: 56
Views: 9,275
Posted By Mister Towed
Nice work. I'll pinch that tip about using WD40...

Nice work. I'll pinch that tip about using WD40 and a scotchbrite scourer to clean up the pistons and combustion chambers. I've previously used Barbecue cleaner but it didn't do the job as well as...
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