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Old 5th July 2016, 19:49
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Cheers Guys, i had looked at the ageless plates but the price put me off, the Irish dateless plates however look more of a reasonable price so will keep an eye on them.
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Old 3rd September 2016, 08:22
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just like to say swift if there was a cup for best sammio your car is the best .....a great job ......
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Old 22nd October 2016, 10:30
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Just noticed your comment Phil, Cheers.

I have done nothing with the car recently, have been contemplating selling it to make room for the next project but after doing so much bespoke work its hard to let it go but i do enjoy the building aspect along with the challenge of manufacturing one off parts.

Ive been checking out a few classic car sites to sell it on and it does look like the continent is the place to go for bigger money, the Dutch and German's like these cars so who knows it may end up in europe, not sure if the registration regs in europe are straight forward for a re bodied car.

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Old 22nd October 2016, 15:10
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Swifty - Good to see you back.

Based on your post "Next Door", is your next project going to be a DNA?

Good luck, Paul.

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You will get a much better price for your car if you can wait until the warm weather returns.
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Old 23rd October 2016, 07:39
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Just noticed your comment Phil, Cheers.

I have done nothing with the car recently, have been contemplating selling it to make room for the next project but after doing so much bespoke work its hard to let it go but i do enjoy the building aspect along with the challenge of manufacturing one off parts.

Ive been checking out a few classic car sites to sell it on and it does look like the continent is the place to go for bigger money, the Dutch and German's like these cars so who knows it may end up in europe, not sure if the registration regs in europe are straight forward for a re bodied car.
All EU countries have to accept this car with a British registration(fitted with rhd lights)no matter if it is a rebody or not,after the brexit it will be more difficult probably
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Old 23rd October 2016, 08:31
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Picked up some 1964 "B" reg plates from Ebay for £60 +£80 transfer. Transfer took 2 days, it has to have an MOT but does not need to be taxed or insured. Makes transferring plate very much easier. NI plates always stick out to me, hopefully "B" reg plates on an old looking car will stop me getting pulled for having black and silver number plates. I have always run "small" numberplates on my bikes and have never had a tug, but they are always in the correct font and never miss spaced. I think Plod are more interested if they are hard to read or understand. I mean come on, if they can't be bothered to attend burglaries they shouldn't be to bothered about a wrong coloured numberplate unless they are really bored.

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Old 6th November 2016, 13:49
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reneanglia Cheers on the info.

jaguartvr NI plates do stand out and don't have the period look, still pondering over what to do.

Took the car out yesterday in near freezing temperatures to try and get a couple of autumn shots but got absolutely soaked on the way back home, the ironic thing is i would of been back home in time if a guy had not stopped to chat to me about the car and all of his past builds.

Had the obligatory flying jacket on with goggles which kept my body warm but the rain on the fore head at 70mph was shear torture as if needles were being fired at me, did try to duck as low as i could behind the screen but the damage was done by then. Think i need to buy a hat to cover the reseeding hair line plus it will help to stop the brain freeze, it brought back memories of my biking days many years back but in those days i was a lot younger and just got on with it.

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Old 6th November 2016, 14:27
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Beautiful car!
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Old 6th November 2016, 20:31
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When out on my bike I only have an open faced helmet so always keep a balaclava under the seat. That and a pair of WRS74 Davida goggles. If you don't have them and you get rain you are limited to 40mph and will be freezing very quickly.
On the plus side if it doesn't rain you can always wear the balaclava and do a bit of "rape and pillaging"
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Old 6th November 2016, 23:21
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I would do this
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Old 7th November 2016, 15:42
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I would do this
Nice, and the front is very similar to the Sammio. The roof, doors and glass might be a bit of a challenge though.

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Old 7th November 2016, 16:22
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Think Karmann Ghia coupe. Windscreen, rear glass. General shape is okay.
I can make any fiberglass/modifications without too much trouble. But no Sammio's on this side of the pond.

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Old 8th November 2016, 05:41
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Swifty - Good to see your car out and about, as it still looks great.

I also seem to be noticing the cold more now than during my earlier biking days, so we must all be getting old.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 8th November 2016, 16:19
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All EU countries have to accept this car with a British registration(fitted with rhd lights)no matter if it is a rebody or not,after the brexit it will be more difficult probably
Not so Reneanglia, trying to register a rebody in France is nigh on impossible, regardless of Its British registration before, haven't given up completely but it will be more down to luck than normal.
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Old 8th November 2016, 22:41
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Pops is the british reg includes the rebody or was the reg a standard car reg and the rebody done in france?
If the car has a british reg saying it is a for example a triumph miglia 2 seater there should not be a problem.........even in france.
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It is a long drawn out process to register even a left hand drive car that was first registered in Belgium then uk then France. I've done that twice and gave up with the kitcar. It appears to depend on the department you live in. Good luck pops.
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Old 31st December 2016, 17:57
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Its been a while since i last had the car on the road and after reading various posts on the forum (especially Paul's and Mr T) over the last couple of weeks Ive been chopping at the bit to go for a blast so today the weather has been good plus the roads have dried out with very little salt left, this is the last run in 2016.

Headed off over the moors for a good hours run which put a smile on my face. One thing Ive noticed is the water temperature gauge has given up the ghost so new one on order, i can't complain as it was second hand which must of developed a leak. Also the oil pressure drops to near zero at idle when up to temperature so oil change in order with a thicker oil, it's been in for over a thousand miles while running the engine in after the overhaul.

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Parked up outside a local tea room.


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Stopped on the moors for a couple of photos with the sun shinning.

Happy new year to one and all and i look forward to some good days out in 2017.

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great pics nice to see it out .....just fab swift
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Old 1st January 2017, 08:10
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Swifty - Glad to hear you managed to squeeze one more drive into 2016.

Your car must look truly spectacular driving across the moors.

Happy 2017.

Cheers, Paul.
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Nice pics Swifty and it's good to see another hardy soul using their car in winter.

Have a very happy New Year!
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