Passed MOT today
I know from the short trips around the yard that it would drive nice but was well pleased on the MOT run.
It is by-far the best SAMMIO I have yet to drive, all around light , smooth, nice power input, goes around corners and stops well!!!
I still have issues with the coolant but I have to speak to SIMJIM who I am sure will put me right
All-inall I am very please with it, all the hard work has paid off!!
Anyone know where I can get a SS1 with the Nissan turbo engine!!
Bolt on bits in west Yorkshire keep those led's and they are e marked last time I went they had clear, amber, both with or without a chrome bezel. I have had them on my Jeep for years front and repeaters and no bother with MOT.plus they are fully waterproof. You do need a resistor to fool the flasher unit though. Bolt on bits have an eBay shop if you search rdx land rover in eBay that is there brand then click on sellers other items. I will add a link if I get enough signal I am currently camping in a field near Whitby with very poor mobile coverage. They are not the cheapest but they seem to sell good quality and a good selection of led. Ed
Many problems and issues have surrounded this car's build which is why the postings on this thread stopped.
That said the original car was finished on 31/03/2016, then placed in storage on 21/06/2016.
Now, after muck trouble and strife, over a year of abuse in storage and several weeks of restoration work it's road worthy again.
This was done becaue IMHO I think this is still the best "driving" SAMMIO built to date. Not the best SAMMIO ever built, but the best "driving" SAMMIO so it's worth saving.
The reason for this is simple unlike the traditional TRIUMPH donor this has a strong galvanized chassis (which was original designed to take a fiberglass body-tub) at it's core along with all around independent wishbone suspension, 4 pot servo assisted duel line brakes, reliable 1600cc XR3 engine, 5 speed gearbox ect, ect.
Again it's only IMHO, but as for the SAMMIO styling look for yourself
The two chrome blips under the filler cap are extra LED brake lights. My felling is as the real tail/brake lights are very low they wouldn't be seen very well in nose-to-tail traffic were as the higher LED lights would. They also help disguise the plinth for the filler cap.
Note the "recycled" cam belt as a bonnet strap
We took it for a spin recently and "yes" it's still the best SAMMIO I have driven to date, even though I'm to fat for the seats
I should also point out it's a Cordite body not a Spyder body
MR TOWED Thanks for the comments.
A lot of bits and pieces when missing while it was in storage, the steering wheel and two wire wheels were just some of them!!!
I have a replacement steering wheel in wood just waiting for the boss to arrive.
Still not sure about some roundels and a stripe but I have been trying to get some "off white" roundels similar to the ones fitted to the blue SAMMIO G46.
The cam belt idea works very well particularly as it tents to fold in front of the radiator keeping it clear of the cooling fan.