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Old 24th June 2020, 07:49
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Ha ha, in my defence I'd never used bonding paste before and it didn't come with any instructions so I assumed it air cured. It was only when someone said 'did you put enough catalyst in it?' that the penny dropped.

Glad you're still finding my old Sammio posts useful. I found input from Gary J, Mike (who used to work with Gary) and those pioneering builders who'd gone before, particularly Phil Jacklin, to be invaluable in deciding how to proceed with my own build, so I appreciate the compliment.

Iris (the Midget) did turn out rather well. I took my wife out for a tour round the North Norfolk coast in it yesterday and it didn't miss a beat. Although it looks like a sixties car it has a torquey 1500 engine from a later Midget and (Spitfire) overdrive gearbox, so it's perfect for lazy touring on a sunny day.

Once my Speedster is finished Iris will be looking for a new home as I will need the space for my next project. I just happen to have a late MkII Spitfire with no engine waiting in the wings.

Luckily, I also have a MkII Vitesse six-pot and gearbox (still to be collected after lockdown), a choice of GT6 MkIII swing-spring or MkII Vitesse Rotoflex suspension and bakes on the shelf and a desire to turn it into a GT Sixfire. Shouldn't take long...
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Old 24th June 2020, 20:17
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Good luck with the MOT Chris.

Take care, Paul.
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Old 17th August 2020, 21:03
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Well, still preparing for the MOT having noticed some 'loose ends'.

First thing was the effectiveness of the handbrake needed improving and second my thermostatic fan switch started playing-up.

Now I realise that I dont have the 'manufacturer's commission plate' after all, it is the smaller colour/body plate that I have.

So I need to get a commission plate made before I can MOT. Thinking that I will just put the model as 13/60 and the VIN number from the V5. Do I need weights on there (some plates have them and others dont) as well? Is the colour important as I have yet to decide what to go for?
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As far as I know you only need the chassis number on the plate for MOT purposes. The MOT examiner will enter the colour of the vehicle as presented unless you tell him otherwise.
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9 years after I started the build, UAX 31G passed its MOT this morning and is now on the road.

I decided to leave-off the rear deflectors to see if MOT required them. I put a couple of self tappers into the rear and took the reflectors (and a screwdriver) with me to the MOT station. Nothing was mentioned but maybe lighting regs are not MOT matter?

Planning to drive it for a few months and sort-out some of the niggles that I have been reluctant to mess with pending the MOT. Then it will probably go up for sale (price to include paint job in purchaser's colour of choice) next Spring to make way for my next project.
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Cbjroms Ė Congratulations on passing the MOT Chris.

Enjoy driving the car and donít forget some photos.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 13th September 2020, 19:50
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So here are some photos:









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Congrats re. test . Any thoughts on colour? I'm not a big 'BRG' fan but I think this (Connaught Green?) with Old English White roundels, would complement it perfectly.



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Chris - It looks like all the effort you put into re-shaping worked well.

I think you will be very pleased when you finally get the car in one colour.

I know I couldn't believe the difference a coat of grey primer made to hide the construction 'scars'.

Enjoy, Paul.
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What a great result, well done! It's going to look awesome no matter what colour you go with.
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Quote:
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9 years after I started the build, UAX 31G passed its MOT this morning and is now on the road.

I decided to leave-off the rear deflectors to see if MOT required them. I put a couple of self tappers into the rear and took the reflectors (and a screwdriver) with me to the MOT station. Nothing was mentioned but maybe lighting regs are not MOT matter?

Planning to drive it for a few months and sort-out some of the niggles that I have been reluctant to mess with pending the MOT. Then it will probably go up for sale (price to include paint job in purchaser's colour of choice) next Spring to make way for my next project.
Hi cbjroms,

Which colour is registered on your V5 at the moment please?

Thank you.
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