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Forum: General Build Chat Today, 06:59
Replies: 2
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Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Paul, it's quite difficult to envisage your...

Hi Paul, it's quite difficult to envisage your setup, do you have a picture?

2" does sound like it's a bit close to the floor. I drove Sherpa Vans across Europe in the 80's and don't remember...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted Today, 06:41
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Mister Towed
Shame you have to sell. Lovely colour, good luck...

Shame you have to sell. Lovely colour, good luck with the sale.
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th August 2020, 06:24
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
Good news on the inspection. Late...

Good news on the inspection.

Late Spitfires and GT6's had dual circuit brakes. They use a GMC226 master cylinder, which are about 80 -
...
Forum: Bodywork 10th August 2020, 06:27
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.

Thanks Lucky, I'll take a look.
Forum: Bodywork 9th August 2020, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Mister Towed
Will have to look up fast and loud, hadn't heard...

Will have to look up fast and loud, hadn't heard of that one before.

I rather like Phantom Works - there's a running tally of how many days the restoration has taken and they often exceed a...
Forum: Bodywork 8th August 2020, 07:43
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Mister Towed
Don't get me started on Vintage Voltage. I'm...

Don't get me started on Vintage Voltage. I'm watching every episode as I'm really keen on the idea of Classic Electric powered vehicles, but WTF!

The show starts by saying that owners want:
...
Forum: Bodywork 7th August 2020, 17:38
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Mister Towed
My best guess is that chopped horse hair in...

My best guess is that chopped horse hair in ordinary polyester filler would do the same job as either carbon or csm strands. It's just something to hold the filler together and stop it cracking when...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th August 2020, 11:37
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
Aah, just re-read your thread and you have a...

Aah, just re-read your thread and you have a Herald loom. That's why you don't have any wiring for a reversing light as your gearbox doesn't have a switch in it. I'd also forgotten you're in...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th August 2020, 06:40
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
1970's BL era wiring is a nightmare of haphazard...

1970's BL era wiring is a nightmare of haphazard multicoloured wire.

When they made up the looms they seem to have used any old wire they had laying about the workshop, then published a circuit...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th August 2020, 16:30
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
High beam, low beam and sidelights only are...

High beam, low beam and sidelights only are activated by the column stalk, as is the headlight flash. It's got three positions in the up/down plane for the lights and you pull it towards you for...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th August 2020, 06:31
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
Not sure about the late plastic trip reset cable,...

Not sure about the late plastic trip reset cable, but the early ones that have a knurled metal knob need to be pushed in about 1/8" and turned clockwise while being pushed in. The number barrels...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd August 2020, 13:34
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
So, ten minutes of reading about resistors and...

So, ten minutes of reading about resistors and I'm ready to electrocute myself, if only I knew how.

This is about the simplest explanation of how resistors affect voltage I could find and I...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 3rd August 2020, 12:30
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
Hmm, electrics really aren't my thing and I'm...

Hmm, electrics really aren't my thing and I'm really confused now.

Wouldn't the current flowing through the test meter complete the circuit and drop the voltage? And why does the positive...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 16:51
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Mitchelkitman, you're absolutely right,...

Thanks Mitchelkitman, you're absolutely right, that is how it works. The problem I had was that the voltage was too high at 12v in the 'normally live' coil circuit at the end of the ballast wire,...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 13:12
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
So, electrical woes now hopefully sorted. ...

So, electrical woes now hopefully sorted.

I'm really keen to have all the electrics fully sorted before my first attempt at starting the engine as I have fitted a reground cam. The instructions...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 1st August 2020, 12:38
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
Yes, I remember heaters being optional extras on...

Yes, I remember heaters being optional extras on most cars. It was one of the selling points of the Beetle - it came with a heater as standard!

Revolutionary stuff back then, shame it made the...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 31st July 2020, 10:50
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By Mister Towed
Finally got around to listing these on ebay - ...

Finally got around to listing these on ebay -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143669990986

I alo have a Spitfire overdrive gearbox for sale that I no longer need -
...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 31st July 2020, 06:30
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
I think I expected the headlights to...

I think I expected the headlights to automatically switch off with the ignition off so you don't flatten the battery if you accidentally leave them on.

Modern cars tend to have a buzzer that's...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 31st July 2020, 06:09
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
Good work, exhaust has a nice burble to it - that...

Good work, exhaust has a nice burble to it - that should grab the neighbours attention! (sorry for the bad TV reference).
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th July 2020, 06:17
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks Mick, that's going to be very useful info....

Thanks Mick, that's going to be very useful info. I should at least be able to make a start on wiring in the lights - I think I'm missing the relay for the main lights but it would make sense if the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th July 2020, 07:04
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
DIY now finished so I've been able to make some...

DIY now finished so I've been able to make some progress on the Speedster. Nothing particularly photogenic, though, just connected up and filled the coolant system ready for the first engine start...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 27th July 2020, 06:42
Replies: 66
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mister Towed
Wow, such fast progress is making me dizzy! I...

Wow, such fast progress is making me dizzy! I take it the Corsa column has electric power assistance rather than hydraulic? Would be a nice mod for a six-pot car on wide tyres, are there any issues...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 20th July 2020, 08:49
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Mister Towed
Ferrari SUV? Isn't that a bit like Speedo...

Ferrari SUV?

Isn't that a bit like Speedo making baggy board shorts?
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 20th July 2020, 08:45
Replies: 340
Views: 103,582
Posted By Mister Towed
Glad I could help :)

Glad I could help :)
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th July 2020, 15:38
Replies: 160
Views: 21,750
Posted By Mister Towed
You're too modest, Mick, your D Type and Monaco...

You're too modest, Mick, your D Type and Monaco are every bit as cool as anything I could create.

Glad you like my Speedster though :)
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