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Old 8th May 2016, 15:06
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My own favourite American Burger chain is Carl's Junior. When I was based at the US Marine Corps air station in Yuma, AZ, back in the 90's I practically lived on 99c Famous Big Stars (and a sh*t load of Burritos). [/url]
Based at MCAS Yuma, I can understand well why you'd eat off-base; what they call "food" is actually a new secret weapon.

Since it's the USMC training facility, that makes you either a pilot or a mechanical engineer, eh? Were you too early to play with any of the STOVL stuff they're working with now?

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Old 8th May 2016, 17:33
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Refitted the exhaust that fell off on the way to Stoneleigh.


Still mucking about with the retro theme.




As the weather is so nice I might-as-well take it for MOT sometime this week and smoke it about a bit.
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Old 8th May 2016, 18:31
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I wouldnt be using it at all before its moulded , as tempting as it is ..moulding a minimally damaged plug and selling units has to be the priority surely ?
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Old 8th May 2016, 18:38
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While I like the retro look, that seems very rear end heavy..
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Since it's the USMC training facility, that makes you either a pilot or a mechanical engineer, eh? Were you too early to play with any of the STOVL stuff they're working with now?

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Right second time, not a pilot - no head for heights - but an armament engineer.

Yuma was full of USMC AV8b's at the time but I'd worked on their Grandpappy, the Sea Harrier, back in the early eighties. Great bit of kit, really versatile and pretty much unbeatable in a dog-fight. I'll never understand why we got rid of it.
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While I like the retro look, that seems very rear end heavy..
Agreed, but it might just work with an XK120 front end...
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agreed, but it might just work with an xk120 front end...
and a stretched wheelbase
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Go for a period-perfect Panhard-style look. Classy, simple and adds value.
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Go for a period-perfect Panhard-style look. Classy, simple and adds value.
Like this "Triumph"?

http://www.history-of-cars.com/php/p...-spider-mm.php
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Thats interesting Roadster ...don't think I have ever seen that before ...a mix of old and new with a bit of Space age thrown in !!

Oh ..and some Davecymru based bonnet hinges ....
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Old 9th May 2016, 18:53
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Micky1Mo - No rush, but at some point could you take a photo underneath from a side on view that shows how low your exhaust sits compared to the chassis?

As it this photo, your pipes look like they are "tucked up" much closer to the chassis compared to mine.



I'm just curious, as I can't actually raise my pipes much higher now as the bodywork is in the way.

I quite like the retro look this gives (even if I prefer the Jag's flat bottom edge) and it definitely would throw people off the kit car scent.



Good luck with the MOT, Paul.

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I wasn't sure what a "Panhard-style" was, but a quick Google search came up with this.

1964 CD Panhard Le Mans

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I think the Panhard Le Mans racers from the fifties had the perfect understated look: French blue, disc-type wheels, cookie-cutter grill, white roundels etc. The one you've found, Roadster, is a slightly different direction, but a very good one!
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I like the skirts.
Wonder what skirts would look like on a salt flats style 250swb?

Photoshop anyone?
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Any progress with this? It was shaping up well.
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Old 30th March 2017, 20:42
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After nearly 2 years the new SAMMIO ALPHA is soon to be moulded and reproduced ready for market

It's a bit dusty from the workshop but the car started with a new battery and drove out.





Spent the weekend stripping it out ready for the trip to Chris at Tribute Automotive who will be doing all the mould work.





With it stripped out you can see just how much of the original donor is used in the build.



And it's got a practical boot area too.

The first moulds will be the prototype to see how it is received as this build is a lot different from the normal build.
There will also be (at some time soon) a choice of bonnets this one and a Spyder style one!

If popular the Mk2 will have doors and possibly a re-worked area around the wind screen scuttle because by keeping the original wind screen not only will the build be easier, provide something to hang on to when getting in and out but will also go a long way towards supporting a roof !!!. Yes, a SAMMIO with a roof

This mould is produced primarily for the Triumph Spitfire Mk4 but we have taken into consideration the possibility of stretching to the suit the Triumph Herald, 2CV ect but the build will be much like the original Sammio build of the past ie; bulkhead, supporting frame, work floor pans ect.

Up until now I have had a lot of casual inquires so I hope this will answer most question raised.
I will keep you all posted via this forum of the progress and start a thread on the first one I build.

PS, anyone got a Vitesse gearbox I desperately need one for the Bugatti build.
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Good to see the project has been re-started ...good luck with the package , the new styling looks interesting ...

Have you thought about refreshing the Spyder moulds at all ...? That bodystyle still has plenty of life left in it IMHO , but the moulds are getting tired ...
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Old 31st March 2017, 09:33
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lancelot link ;;Your right and although the Spyder body is still available the passage of time has left it's mark in more ways than one.

The refurbishment of the original Spyder's mould has always been on the "to do" list, simply because, IMHO, it has a classic timeless appearance .

But it's a question of weather the investment will warrant the sales!!
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COOL! That is looking very nice, plus it'll be good to see more Sammio builds
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Micky1Mo - Great to see that this car is going into production.

Good luck , Paul.
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Old 7th April 2017, 15:21
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Paul L your right it's been a long time coming

Chris & Dan at Tribute have sent me an up-date on the progress so I'm passing it on



Just look at the way that "round" wheel fits into the "round" wheel arch



The scuttle panel is separate part of the mould with a view to remodelling it to allowing the original wind screen to be left in place. Thus increasing the possibility of fitting a roof



This area has been "straightened" making it easier to stretch the body to fit a Herald



The body is tailored to fit the original Spitfire bonnet shuts making it much easier to line-up the body tub.



All-in-all, I am very pleased with the progress and think it's coming along nicely.

I think it's going to be to difficult to try and take a body to Stoneleigh but failing that a completed car will be at Castle Combe in July.
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