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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 22nd February 2021, 13:30
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
There are likely to be issues with fouling and/or...

There are likely to be issues with fouling and/or usability if you go to big or too wide, while there's a period/visual fit issue with anything very low profile.

On a small-chassis Triumph based...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2021, 18:58
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
Love those Carlos Fandango wheels! There's...

Love those Carlos Fandango wheels!

There's a young lad lives round the corner from me with the same wheels on his Honda Civic.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th February 2021, 18:45
Replies: 492
Views: 207,834
Posted By Mister Towed
Looking forward to seeing your seat belt...

Looking forward to seeing your seat belt solution, always seeking to snaffle good ideas :)
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th February 2021, 20:06
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
Either way I'd keep them the same size front and...

Either way I'd keep them the same size front and rear to avoid the Wacky Races look.
Forum: General Build Chat 19th February 2021, 12:39
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
Just a thought, but JLR won the case that the...

Just a thought, but JLR won the case that the vehicle infringed their copyright to the external shape of the C Type.

That suggests to me that the destruction order should only apply to the outer...
Forum: General Build Chat 18th February 2021, 17:01
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
This case is covered in a two-page article in...

This case is covered in a two-page article in Octane magazine this month. It's interesting reading so I suggest you go buy a copy or subscribe (there, hopefully Octane won't pursue me for breach of...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 11:32
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
That's a fine idea but I have a feeling that...

That's a fine idea but I have a feeling that would be quite hazardous to my health.

Not from the fumes, but because my wife would kill me :peep:
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 10:21
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys - yes I do use a ridged metal roller,...

Thanks guys - yes I do use a ridged metal roller, but even the pros get voids sometimes. My cardboard plug probably didn't help matters there, either :(

The temperature thing is a bit of a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 17th February 2021, 07:29
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Kuba, I haven't reinforced the floor with...

Hi Kuba, I haven't reinforced the floor with anything rigid, if you add enough layers of medium to heavy CSM then fibreglass is rigid and strong enough to work as a floor.

Having said that, I've...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 17:31
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
And coated in gelcoat - ...

And coated in gelcoat -

https://i.ibb.co/sWy1nKM/IMG-20210215-142129410.jpg

Then fibreglass -

https://i.ibb.co/q0Mg13Y/IMG-20210215-160048247.jpg

Then once cured it seems to fit pretty...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th February 2021, 11:46
Replies: 496
Views: 95,843
Posted By Mister Towed
We used Sherpa vans in the RAF in the 70's and...

We used Sherpa vans in the RAF in the 70's and early 80's (I got one jammed under a Vulcan bomber once, long story...). We then switched to LDV's in the mid/late 80's.

The Sherpas felt lighter...
Forum: General Build Chat 16th February 2021, 11:35
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
The 'art or design?' argument muddies the waters...

The 'art or design?' argument muddies the waters somewhat as the length of time the item under discussion is protected is substantially different between the two.

If the item is an industrial...
Forum: General Build Chat 15th February 2021, 11:36
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
The "it's a work of art" argument should backfire...

The "it's a work of art" argument should backfire on JLR as the rights to a work of art sit with the designer or their heirs if deceased, not the person or company who commissioned the piece. That...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 14th February 2021, 16:39
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
So, given that my rear hinged doors aren't going...

So, given that my rear hinged doors aren't going to work I need to hinge them at the front.

Which means that I need the dashboard fitted to make sure that the door pillars, which need modifying...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 08:23
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
That's useful for reference but it's based on the...

That's useful for reference but it's based on the regulations for a fairly recent car.

The rules for older cars differ in some key areas: there's no minimum height requirement for the reflectors...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 13th February 2021, 07:12
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
In the case of your car, assuming it was...

In the case of your car, assuming it was registered after 1st July 1970, you'll need reflectors that have 'approval marks'.

It's covered in Schedule 18, part 1, paragraph 5, subsection (a) (ii)...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 12th February 2021, 20:50
Replies: 68
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mister Towed
With my apologies to Redratibike, the lights are...

With my apologies to Redratibike, the lights are covered by the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 rather than Construction and Use -
...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th February 2021, 17:28
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mister Towed
I'm no expert, but it looks like UK law gives you...

I'm no expert, but it looks like UK law gives you between 10 and 15 years of protection from copying of your design if you can prove it's yours, and up to a maximum of 25 years if you register the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th February 2021, 16:59
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
Thanks guys, it's really not a big deal - half...

Thanks guys, it's really not a big deal - half the fun of building your own car is trying things just to see if it's possible.

Here are the missing images from above:

Doors look fine from a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th February 2021, 11:31
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
I'll explain below in more detail, but the long...

I'll explain below in more detail, but the long story short is that my rear hinged doors aren't going to work. I'm not too worried as it wasn't a 'must have' option on my build, just something I...
Forum: General chatter 12th February 2021, 10:08
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Mister Towed
Thoroughly enjoyed watching it, good call.

Thoroughly enjoyed watching it, good call.
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 10th February 2021, 21:40
Replies: 67
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mister Towed
Awesome, that looks very mean.

Awesome, that looks very mean.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th February 2021, 21:36
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
Yes, I've seen them, they look fantastic and...

Yes, I've seen them, they look fantastic and they'll be great quality, too. I have one of Gary J's Porsche 550 style handbrakes for my Speedster and it's a real work of art. I'm so looking forward...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th February 2021, 11:51
Replies: 496
Views: 95,843
Posted By Mister Towed
...and for the really young 'uns, 7/6d was quite...

...and for the really young 'uns, 7/6d was quite a lot of money back in the sixties, in today's money it'd be the equivalent of about 0.000000000000000000000000000000000001 Bitcoin!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 9th February 2021, 22:10
Replies: 228
Views: 29,850
Posted By Mister Towed
Hi Kuba, they're MG Midget door hinges. I can't...

Hi Kuba, they're MG Midget door hinges. I can't remember what I paid for them but there are quite a few sets on ebay at around 10 per hinge - ...
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