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Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 26th February 2020, 07:11
Replies: 311
Views: 89,419
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Deni, 180lb/in are quoted as 'standard' front...

Hi Deni, 180lb/in are quoted as 'standard' front springs for the Spitfire 1500, and were selected to work in combination with a rear swing spring and 7/8" front anti-roll bar.

I found them to...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 24th February 2020, 17:40
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Mister Towed
It hadn't occurred to me to check the original...

It hadn't occurred to me to check the original A6GCS's wheelbase, I just assumed it would be the same as the bodyshell at 94"

It's actually 90.9" which means it's only 15mm shorter than the...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd February 2020, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Mister Towed
Citroen 2CV is the right wheelbase... ...

Citroen 2CV is the right wheelbase...

Treat it to a BMW R1 conversion from Sparrow Engineering, give the Tin Snail's suspension a bit, okay, a lot of lowering, and, with a big dollop of...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 18th February 2020, 07:36
Replies: 311
Views: 89,419
Posted By Mister Towed
Ditto the above. I started with Vitesse 230lb...

Ditto the above. I started with Vitesse 230lb front springs (car weighed 680kg with straight six up front) and couldn't go above 50mph without the front wheels bouncing off the road surface. A...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 17th February 2020, 07:02
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Mister Towed
That's lovely and has great potential. Is it a...

That's lovely and has great potential. Is it a one-off or will there be more if the demand is there?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th February 2020, 09:35
Replies: 540
Views: 74,927
Posted By Mister Towed
Yours for 20k?

Another Zagato replica on sale here -

https://www.williamloughran.co.uk/aston-martin/aston-martin-db4-gt-zagato-recreation/

Nice car in a lovely colour, I wonder what they'd take for it...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th February 2020, 07:13
Replies: 343
Views: 62,858
Posted By Mister Towed
Probably teaching you to suck eggs, but try...

Probably teaching you to suck eggs, but try winding PTFE tape around the threads on both when you put them back in. That usually works for me.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th January 2020, 06:58
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks for your interest, guys. Great...

Thanks for your interest, guys.

Great inspirational youtube clips, Paul - the first one is very much the look I'm going for with the front cooling vents and '550' feel inside and out.
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st January 2020, 07:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mister Towed
Some nice design touches there, I particularly...

Some nice design touches there, I particularly like what appear to be period alloy big drums at the front which I guess are hiding discs and calipers. I'd want them on the back axle too though.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 30th December 2019, 10:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mister Towed
Very slick website, informative, easy to navigate...

Very slick website, informative, easy to navigate and lots of enticing pictures. Should generate some interest and sales.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 26th December 2019, 17:08
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Sound advice, and if both sets of adaptors were...

Sound advice, and if both sets of adaptors were steel I'd definitely weld them together and have them balanced, but one set is steel and the other aluminium.

To make sure everything will be safe...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 24th December 2019, 09:13
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Mister Towed
MGF Alloys & Tyres will fit Triumph 4x95.25 PCD

Hi everyone.

I have a set of five MGF 'square peg' alloys for sale due to a change of plans.

Price is 100 for the set (cash on collection from Downham Market, Norfolk).

They're 6Jx15...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 24th December 2019, 08:18
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys, I'm aiming to be on the road for...

Thanks guys, I'm aiming to be on the road for Goodwood next September, which I don't think is unrealistic now I've (mostly) finished the Midget. I just need to get on with it.

The MGF alloys...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 19:53
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
https://i.ibb.co/KwX6PmD/Resized-50.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/KwX6PmD/Resized-50.jpg
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 19:14
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Oh dear, not sure why some of the pics are huge. ...

Oh dear, not sure why some of the pics are huge. Will have to look into that.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 19:11
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Been a while since I posted any updates as I...

Been a while since I posted any updates as I hadn't got round to finding a new image hosting site.

I've been making some progress recently, anyone who's familiar with my front engined speedster...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 16:50
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Ahh, there we go, BBCode Full works on IMGBB.

Ahh, there we go, BBCode Full works on IMGBB.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 16:48
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Try again. ...

Try again.

https://i.ibb.co/jG4v9t6/IMG-20191110-154718149.jpg
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 16:47
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Doh!

Doh!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd December 2019, 16:47
Replies: 82
Views: 12,290
Posted By Mister Towed
Just trying a different image hosting service as...

Just trying a different image hosting service as photobucket don't seem to want me to share any pictures even though I've reduced my stored images to below their 'free' limit :(

Anyway, here...
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 21st December 2019, 23:08
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Mister Towed
Very nice, the colour really suits it.

Very nice, the colour really suits it.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st December 2019, 08:57
Replies: 176
Views: 41,701
Posted By Mister Towed
I'd have the head off and check for: ...

I'd have the head off and check for:

Incorrect, dished pistons fitted reducing the compression ratio (already low at 8.5:1 on a 13/60).

New valves fitted 'out of the box' at some stage and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th December 2019, 09:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mister Towed
There are ways to shoehorn a straight six into...

There are ways to shoehorn a straight six into pretty much anything that's already running a Triumph 4 pot:

Swap the front suspension turrets side to side - that moves the engine mounts back...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 18th December 2019, 20:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mister Towed
Sorry, should've made it clear but mine was a...

Sorry, should've made it clear but mine was a Sammio Spyder. I'd post some pictures but photobucket are holding them all to ransom :(
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 18th December 2019, 17:03
Replies: 62
Views: 11,356
Posted By Mister Towed
That's a great looking car on the road, I think...

That's a great looking car on the road, I think you've got the dimensions just right. Again.
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