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Old 2nd July 2019, 07:47
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No worries Chris,

I went to a Longlife dealer in Basingstoke and was happy with their service. Again if I did it again Iíd help design the layout but we all learn each time we do something.

Closest to you there is one in Westbury or Thornberry.

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Old 16th July 2019, 21:28
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Today lifted the Kobra by inch and a bit as Reading roads a nightmare.

Kobra raised by Muddy_B, on Flickr

Kobra mid raise by Muddy_B, on Flickr

Also changed to Lucas L488 repros. Happy with them

Kobra rear view Lucas l488 lights by Muddy_B, on Flickr

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Old 17th July 2019, 00:19
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Think it looks even better raised, more in tune with the 289 style
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Old 17th July 2019, 08:23
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Dave - Looking good.
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Old 17th July 2019, 21:56
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Think it looks even better raised, more in tune with the 289 style
Thanks Gents.

I only seem to drive between two locations so donít have much in the way of an on the road diary

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Old 18th July 2019, 22:17
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Think it looks even better raised, more in tune with the 289 style
I agree, defo looks better lifted an inch or 2.
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Old 29th July 2019, 07:35
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Default So whatís the interior like ?

I am very very impressed by those who have changed the interiors of their builds. I don’t have the space, skills, tools, nerve and patience.

So mine is pretty stock with the exception of a Momo steering wheel and gear knob (in red).

I still have some mgf seats to fit but not got around to that yet. Am rather enjoying driving the thing to be honest.

Kobra interior from afar by Muddy_B, on Flickr

Also you will see that I went easy peasy filler for the fuel. This was agreed as part of my special build with Chris and he glassed in one I sent over. I like the simple styling and it was easiest route of course.

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It is certainly the right time of year to be driving the car.

Your interior matches the car; modern, understated, chic. The paint job is first class, and the extra arch gap has improved the look quite dramatically.

What colour MGF seats to you have ready to go in? Black or red?

Customising the interior, specifically the dash, is quite a job. I have spent the last 3 weeks with a multimeter and soldering iron. With quite a bit of trial and error. But it is rewarding. At the end of the day ... there is no rule book, its down to personal preference.
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It is certainly the right time of year to be driving the car.

Your interior matches the car; modern, understated, chic. The paint job is first class, and the extra arch gap has improved the look quite dramatically.

What colour MGF seats to you have ready to go in? Black or red?

Customising the interior, specifically the dash, is quite a job. I have spent the last 3 weeks with a multimeter and soldering iron. With quite a bit of trial and error. But it is rewarding. At the end of the day ... there is no rule book, its down to personal preference.
Thanks for the encouraging words as ever. Understated is sort of what I went with in the end. Original plans was for a metallic purple custom thing. How things change when everybody around you says thatís a bad idea. Now if I made another well .......

The seats are plain black mgtf. I saw some red and black which might have looked good but the CIC rightly said if the shade of red is wrong it will annoy me. She was as right as ever !
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Tribute in F font pic 6.jpg


Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn

Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough

www.pelicaninn.co.uk

We are welcome and booked from 11am with lunch at around 12.30pm

There are two spacious car parks, where we can have a drink and talk Tribute Cars.

Afterwards you / we can drive round a bit of Hampshire to the


Silk Mill at Whitchurch

for tea, overlooking the river Test, last orders 3.30pm.

www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

If you are interested the Pelican Inn also has a room or two overnight on the Friday and or Saturday. We are staying there Friday night.

Please let me know if you will attend or at least think about it.


REPLY to Kidge on his site

OR The Owners site

OR PM me

OR email kidge.elder@btinternet.com
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