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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds Yesterday, 08:33
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Mitchelkitman
They told me there was no additional charge if I...

They told me there was no additional charge if I then added the agreed value (after painting the car) - maybe they overcharged in the first place :eusa_shifty:
Flux was charging an extra 30 IIRC...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th April 2021, 16:46
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Did you take just the form V112, or were you also...

Did you take just the form V112, or were you also applying for a new VED at the same time?
I suspect the other way I could do it is to declare it Sorn, then go to the Post Office with V112 (but no...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Matt paint on cars can be a problem. Lotus were...

Matt paint on cars can be a problem. Lotus were selling matt red cars to Japan (or was it China?) as it's a 'lucky' colour there - any mud on the bodywork was a devil to remove and they looked just...
Forum: General Build Chat 11th April 2021, 16:59
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Mitchelkitman
MOT Exemption

My Rickman has been registered as Historic for some time, and I'm looking at the MOT exemption, not as a means of necessarily avoiding it, but a little time 'flexibility' can be a handy thing. With...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 12:58
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Mitchelkitman
They've told me (on 2 separate occasions) that...

They've told me (on 2 separate occasions) that there is no additional charge to arrange agreed value - just send them photos etc). All I have to do is paint the Quantum before doing the photos!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th April 2021, 12:54
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm with A-plan on the Quantum and Rickman, they...

I'm with A-plan on the Quantum and Rickman, they seem ok (who knows until making a claim?) . Last year mine was June renewal, and I considered i may leave it a month pending news of Stoneleigh...
Forum: General Build Chat 8th April 2021, 16:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Do you mean the new owner of Caterham? The...

Do you mean the new owner of Caterham? The comments above are of relevance. I can't imagine anyone being able to prohibit the competitive manufacture of 'a 4 wheeled car with front cycle wings and a...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 4th April 2021, 09:07
Replies: 86
Views: 7,386
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Make it British Racing Green - how many 'shades'...

Make it British Racing Green - how many 'shades' of BRG are there? Maybe 5 :lol:
Forum: Bodywork 29th March 2021, 18:59
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I can't think of which vehicle, unless it was...

I can't think of which vehicle, unless it was 2003-2005?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2021, 17:54
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I remember seeing a LSIS at Stoneleigh one year...

I remember seeing a LSIS at Stoneleigh one year which had a clever arrangement....... in addition to the usual stays inboard of the wheel, there were 'exterior (lighter) stays attached to a bearing...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2021, 15:13
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mitchelkitman
One solution with wing stays (if they are...

One solution with wing stays (if they are breaking near a weld) is to braze joints rather than weld them - this has been used successfully on bicycles for over 100 years. I know some will say 'lugged...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd March 2021, 19:27
Replies: 505
Views: 213,632
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Just a small thought..... do you need to use dome...

Just a small thought..... do you need to use dome head screws, or covers over the existing hex screws to make the IVA compliant?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd March 2021, 08:29
Replies: 5
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Views: 211
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I can't quite see from the photos, but it would...

I can't quite see from the photos, but it would appear the mudguard edges (in particular the front edges of the front mudguards) may be too sharp. They may need either return edges, or at least a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2021, 14:29
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
Posted By Mitchelkitman
A sensible approach. If it's any use there was an...

A sensible approach. If it's any use there was an article in Complete Kit Car last year detailing how to link a bear-claw to an individual handle on a traditional roadster.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2021, 14:25
Replies: 498
Views: 98,282
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Looks like you've sorted it, so well done. I was...

Looks like you've sorted it, so well done. I was about to offer a couple of suggestions (so I'll do that anyway, in the hope that someone reading the thread may benefit).
Many years ago (crikey time...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th March 2021, 14:19
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
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 5th March 2021, 09:22
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
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, 20:24
Replies: 250
Views: 38,913
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, 08:41
Replies: 40
Views: 3,333
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, 13:19
Replies: 498
Views: 98,282
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, 08:42
Replies: 231
Views: 31,225
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, 20:13
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
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, 10:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
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, 13:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
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, 12:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
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
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