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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mitchelkitman
The rust converters work by using dilute...

The rust converters work by using dilute phosphoric acid (sometimes tannin as well as/instead of?) to give a protectived iron phosphate coating - In my experience, they work well and are easy to use...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds Yesterday, 10:22
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mitchelkitman
There are 'rust removers' and 'rust converters',...

There are 'rust removers' and 'rust converters', and in my experience both do a 'good job'. Maybe just a case of research and 'choose your poison'?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd March 2021, 21:24
Replies: 187
Views: 35,519
Posted By Mitchelkitman
If low to the ground it could be hinged with the...

If low to the ground it could be hinged with the addition of light springs, so that it will easily yield and return if it touches the ground!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 28th February 2021, 09:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mitchelkitman
As Mr T says, maybe worth a go. One benefit (if...

As Mr T says, maybe worth a go. One benefit (if it's in a tube) is that you won't have the bother of trying to get all the goo off the wheel afterwards.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 14:19
Replies: 496
Views: 96,254
Posted By Mitchelkitman
As stated above, it looks to be Marina...

As stated above, it looks to be Marina suspension. I suspect the seller received it in part-exchange, free or whatever, as they don't seem to know much about it. Would have been quite nice in its...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 09:42
Replies: 231
Views: 30,365
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Every 'set of instructions' I've ever seen (the...

Every 'set of instructions' I've ever seen (the excellent guidance notes Glasplies issued in years gone by was especially good) say that any resins, moulds etc need to be at the correct temperature...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 21:13
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mitchelkitman
When I wanted a servo to replace one on my...

When I wanted a servo to replace one on my Rickman Ranger (Escort mk2), a Land Rover one was ideal. 60 brand new (Britpart) compared with the 300 a specialist wanted to try (not definite) to fix...
Forum: General Build Chat 16th February 2021, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Makes me wonder where a subtle difference can...

Makes me wonder where a subtle difference can avoid the copyright though?
A lot of production cars are very similar in basic shape, squint a little and the car you are looking at can be one of 3 or...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th February 2021, 14:25
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Mitchelkitman
But read further and there are the transcripts of...

But read further and there are the transcripts of the court proceedings - it makes interesting reading, and an eye-opener to how hypocritical a large company (or rather the people in 'charge' of it)...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th February 2021, 13:15
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Replica rage - again

Has anyone else seen the case involving the action taken involving a C-Type replica. looks like JLR are getting litigious (sp?)
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1915912
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd January 2021, 17:47
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 83,852
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: 83,852
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: 83,852
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: 83,852
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: 16
Views: 873
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: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 681
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: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 507
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: 507
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: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 47
Views: 2,121
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: 231
Views: 30,365
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?
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