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Old 24th October 2017, 06:55
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Unfortunately, those links are not working for me, I get a can't access this album error message.

But it is still good to hear you are back on the car and I am sure you will quickly build up some momentum again.

Bonding the body shell into place is certainly a key milestone in these builds.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 24th October 2017, 07:11
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I can't access the links either Slarti. Never mind, just keep chipping away at your car and let's see it out on the road.
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Old 24th October 2017, 08:54
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Ho hum .....Now that Photobucket is by subscription have you any ideas of how to upload photos for free? I tried Photobox but as you see, no-one can access the links http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...icon_frown.gif
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Ho hum .....Now that Photobucket is by subscription have you any ideas of how to upload photos for free? I tried Photobox but as you see, no-one can access the links
I struggled a bit with this image hosting site at first, but with help from Car Photographer I have succeeded. His tips are on pages 6 & 7 of my Monaco thread.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=6245

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https://flic.kr/p/Zmc1uQ

Have I got it this time?
If so, I will upload some more; if not I will sit in a darkened room and pull my hair out ...
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Old 24th October 2017, 18:15
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whilst I'm sitting at my computer thought I would have another go. Here at last I have a working handbrake.
More to follow when stud converters are ...erm ...converted!
DSCF0087 by Paul Bailey, on Flickr
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Old 24th October 2017, 18:20
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Oh! by the way....THANKS Mick...all seems to be sorted. http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...lies/thumb.gif
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I'm back ! I have been chipping away fiddling around fitting and adjusting a stainless exhaust system. But it does seem to be one step forward and two steps back. Perhaps someone can help/advise me regarding wheel studs (Rimmers were not able to help). I want to take out the existing wheel studs from the Herald hub and put in larger ones from an MGF as I've got some stud converters and will be putting on New Mini wheels. My question is, will the splines on the MGF stud fit into my Herald hub or will I have to go down some other route? I look forward to any help you can offer.
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I fitted some mg tf studs to my triumph vitesse based spartan a while back and they pressed in nicely and didnt turn when putting on thewheel nuts. I got mine from ebay and needed to get a mate to turn the underside of the heads from flat to countersunk on his lathe.
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Freelander studs fit the hubs perfectly, just press out the old, press in the new. I did find that I needed 5mm spacers on the front wheels (with MGF alloys) as the MGF wheelnuts bottomed out without fully locking the wheels down. Hope that makes sense.

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Slartibartfast - Good to see an update on your build thread.

Sorry I can't help with the technical questions.

However, at some point I need to get my car noise tested at Goodwood.

I seem to recall that you are based close (ish) to the circuit.

So, if you were interested, perhaps we could arrange to meet up?

I haven't arranged a date yet, so it is just a thought at this point.

Cheers, Paul.
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Thanks Andrew, thanks Mr T, thanks Paul. I think I'll go down the Freelander route & report back.
Paul: with regards to getting together to go to Goodwood,....yep. I live in the GU27 area; about 20 miles from Goodwood. PM me & we can tie up sometime. Being retired I have all the time in the world .except when I am on holiday travelling around the world.....in other words, pretty often. No doubt we can arrange something. Best. Slarti
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Anyone going to Goodwood next week-end?
Again, I shall be in an acting role at Gate 2 …..
But..... I've been chipping away at the Sammio and would like some advice on seat harness: There is just 1 lug welded on the frame supplied but I can easily get another welded in place....Q: where should I fix the bottom mountings? Should I drill into the Herald chassis and weld in some fixings or can I safely fix to the frame supplied with the kit. This does have some bearing on whether I go down the 4 point fixing racing harness or something else.
Love to hear from anyone with advice.
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Old 6th September 2019, 06:59
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Hi Slarti, nice to hear that you're still working on your Spyder.

I'll be at the Revival Friday and Saturday in 'Iris' (my light blue Midget) so I'll keep an eye out for you.

I found the rear corners of the Spyder cockpit were a bit tight for space, so to get them in the most useable position, I centrally mounted my three-point, inertia seatbelts (so the diagonal strap came over the driver's left shoulder and passenger's right).

I attached the upper and inner lower mounts to the frame and the outer mount (for the rat-tail with the quick release mechanism attached) to a bracket welded across the seat runner. I had no problems with that setup, either in use or from my MOT chappie.

Bearing in mind that 50's racing cars didn't have safety belts at all, any seatbelt you fit, whether it's a classic aircraft buckle, modern inertia-reel or bright red nylon webbing racing harness will look fine as those in the know will just assume they were retro-fitted at some stage in its history.

Keep up the good work and hopefully see you at Goodwood.
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Slarti - Like Mr T, I also welded my seat belt brackets to the framework.

Partly, this was to kept within the re-body rules that says the new body shell must bolted to the original chassis.

Good luck, Paul.
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FANTASTIC week-end at Goodwood Revival; weather held out well. Sad thing, as I was acting/working all the time I didn't get much time to see any racing. However, as part of staff I do get access all areas which means the paddocks & drivers club !
Did anyone happen to see The Fab Four Beatles at gate 2? If so, it was me acting as their manager. In the morning, Brian Epstein and in the afternoon Allen (Al) Klein. Right …. better get on with the Sammio...see if I can get it to Goodwood next year ...Slarti
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I was a last minute volunteer at Goodwood, but it took me a while to work how where everything was.

Hope it inspires you to keep chipping away at the car.

Good luck, Paul.
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Did anyone happen to see The Fab Four Beatles at gate 2? If so, it was me acting as their manager...
Were you wearing a black cap, black crew neck top with a blue jacket?

If so, you made a very brief appearance on the ITV4 coverage.
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