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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 28th November 2020, 08:30
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks for the encouragement, guys, it's much...

Thanks for the encouragement, guys, it's much appreciated.

I partially stripped down the offending carburettors on Thursday but couldn't find anything wrong with them - with the dashpots off and...
Forum: General Build Chat 28th November 2020, 08:13
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Mister Towed
Sorry for the thread hijack :( I wrote up...

Sorry for the thread hijack :(

I wrote up the pursuit three months after I retired so no need to declare it to PIU (Performance Improvement Unit, previously known as PSD - Professional Standards...
Forum: General Build Chat 26th November 2020, 18:49
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Mister Towed
Ha ha, it takes a thief and all that. I...

Ha ha, it takes a thief and all that.

I never had to chase a Scooby Turbo, but I did once pursue a stolen Audi RS6 Estate with a still smoking cashpoint machine in the back.

I was in a...
Forum: General Build Chat 26th November 2020, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Mister Towed
I was going to suggest the Subaru flat four, but...

I was going to suggest the Subaru flat four, but you specifically said 'I want 200bhp with no turbo'.

I haven't driven a turbocharged Subaru but I did have use of a naturally aspirated 130hp...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th November 2020, 07:16
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Mister Towed
Not sure how much space you have to play with,...

Not sure how much space you have to play with, but, thinking outside the box, how about a Porsche Boxster drivetrain?

Options from 2.5 litre 200bhp to 3.2S 250+bhp, normally aspirated, six...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th November 2020, 07:03
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Mister Towed
Good luck with the MOT. Hope you get a pass or...

Good luck with the MOT. Hope you get a pass or just a few simple fixes :)
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd November 2020, 16:27
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Success! Of sorts. The story so far...

Success!

Of sorts.

The story so far is that, before continuing with the bodywork I wanted to make sure that I had the engine running as it's much easier to access everything with no...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th November 2020, 18:47
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Slarti, leak sorted but haven't fired the...

Thanks Slarti, leak sorted but haven't fired the motor yet due to me probably installing the cam out of sync. with the crank.

I'll be taking another look at that tomorrow and hoping to hear some...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th November 2020, 17:14
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Wow, that's a real beauty. I see it has...

Wow, that's a real beauty.

I see it has fully adjustable wheelarch gaps, you just need to select the right hammer.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 16th November 2020, 07:25
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Mister Towed
I've only ever driven a 2 litre six Z3. My main...

I've only ever driven a 2 litre six Z3. My main criticism was that the engine was just too smooth and refined for a sporty car. I found myself constantly hitting the rev limiter in second gear as...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th November 2020, 07:13
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys, yes, it does look like the people...

Thanks guys, yes, it does look like the people signing off the rebodies at DVLA do actually seem to understand the specialist car/bike world.

There has been the odd scary story circulating, but...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th November 2020, 14:25
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Swifty, thanks for your interest in my little...

Hi Swifty, thanks for your interest in my little piece of history.

I will be putting my Speedster through the rebody process - I'm going to be crossing my fingers as I bought the bodyshell...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th November 2020, 09:27
Replies: 372
Views: 76,040
Posted By Mister Towed
Blocked breather on the fuel cap?

Blocked breather on the fuel cap?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th November 2020, 09:24
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Looking forward to seeing the Outlaw Formosa. ...

Looking forward to seeing the Outlaw Formosa. Will you be doing a build thread or does the customer want to keep it private?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th November 2020, 08:34
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks for the kind words, guys. It is a...

Thanks for the kind words, guys. It is a spectacular find and in pretty much as minted condition once I rinsed the mud off it.

Given that, I'd estimate it to be at the high end of the value...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 12th November 2020, 08:15
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Mister Towed
Good luck with the sale, I hope two committed...

Good luck with the sale, I hope two committed buyers with deep pockets show up for you.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th November 2020, 17:14
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys. Norfolk has the largest...

Thanks guys.

Norfolk has the largest number of 'treasure' items recorded under the 1996 Treasure Act in the UK. Its history is one of the reasons I settled here from my native Essex back in the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th November 2020, 07:28
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Quick update as it's been a couple of months. ...

Quick update as it's been a couple of months.

Progress has been a bit slow for a couple of reasons: First off, engine issues, more specifically trying to get a leak free cooling system. I've...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th November 2020, 18:47
Replies: 193
Views: 25,321
Posted By Mister Towed
Sounds good Gary, are you going weather-beaten ...

Sounds good Gary, are you going weather-beaten patina paint and faded numbers?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th November 2020, 07:32
Replies: 441
Views: 89,366
Posted By Mister Towed
Good news on the sale, they're getting a stunning...

Good news on the sale, they're getting a stunning car.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th October 2020, 08:29
Replies: 182
Views: 51,527
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Slarti, I think the 'MOT within a month of...

Hi Slarti, I think the 'MOT within a month of inspection' thing isn't really a thing. There was about nine months between my Spyder being inspected and it being ready for its first MOT. The...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd October 2020, 08:09
Replies: 182
Views: 51,527
Posted By Mister Towed
Good to see some progress. As for losing the...

Good to see some progress. As for losing the front and rear extensions, the way I understand it is that the chassis needs to be unmodified between the axles, so it's okay to cut the ends off what...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mister Towed
The problem I found with short springs on...

The problem I found with short springs on standard shocks was that to get the ride height right the springs had to be too short for the shock at full extension so they were loose, which is both a...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th October 2020, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mister Towed
The most versatile setup at a reasonable price...

The most versatile setup at a reasonable price (not cheap, though) is to use Gaz ride and height adjustable front shocks, which are typically around 180 per pair -
...
Forum: General Build Chat 20th October 2020, 07:27
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Mister Towed
I'm with Lucky, the symptoms suggest a failed...

I'm with Lucky, the symptoms suggest a failed head gasket. I had the same problem on my Midget - it ran fine for nearly 200 miles back from Goodwood in 2018 with the temperature gauge staying below...
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