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Old 15th July 2015, 14:37
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Hi everyone,
I'm just in the process of possibly purchasing my first kit car a Fiorano Type 48 spyder .... if it all goes through I'll post up some details etc, but for now - fingers crossed

Here's what it currently looks like -

... and for anyone who hasn't heard of this particular kit before - here's an example of what it should hopefully look like when it's done -

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Old 15th July 2015, 15:26
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Was that the one on eBay that has now sold? It looked a terrific bargain.
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Old 15th July 2015, 15:52
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Yes must have been the same one I guess - I'd wanted one for a while but couldn't afford it until I noticed this one.
But I'm new to this and just hope it's not too difficult to put together (also I currently have no where to keep it!!
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Old 15th July 2015, 15:54
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Problems like storage can be overcome - particularly when they are a necessity! It was the right thing to buy it when you did. You'll be fine.
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Old 15th July 2015, 16:01
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Cheers
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Old 15th July 2015, 21:57
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Lovely cars

Guy in charlton first built them then someone in bromley kent took over I have a brochure somewhere
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Yeah there don't seem to be many people building them at the moment - and I keep looking for them every year at Stoneleigh and never seem to find any
Has the company gone out of business now?
Has anyone here ever built one?
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Old 16th July 2015, 09:29
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It's wan old kit now don't even think it's being made anymore
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Yes that's what I thought
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Well the website is still live...
http://www.corsaspyder.com/
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Old 16th July 2015, 11:36
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Yeah I found that - there used to be a forum on there but it seems to have gone now - might just try emailing them
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Old 19th July 2015, 08:38
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Ok so I emailed the site and got a reply back - it seems that they are still selling the kit if people want them so that's good news, but alas there isn't a forum anymore - but then we do have this great forum anyway
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Old 22nd July 2015, 09:27
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ok, I've got a bit of a dilemma - I'm confused as to what type of electrical loom to try and fit.
the car does not come with a loom, so presumably I could fit whatever I wanted to?
I was talking to a spitfire parts dealer and he mentioned that older spitfires like the mk3 - that had a dynamo, had a 12 volt system .... but the later mk4 cars had an alternator and a 6 volt setup but with 12 volts on startup (or something like that) - because of the points always burning out on the 12 v systems.

now the car i've bought has a 1500 spitfire engine and appears to have an alternator with it.

the question is - should I try and get a spitfire loom and then have the dilemma of whether to go 12v or 6v system, or should I get a generic kit car loom which would be much cheaper - and if so, will it affect the points or any other systems on the car adversly?

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I've never heard of a 6v system on a Spit or Herald.......and the points justification sounds bizarre.

A 1500 loom that you trim down accordingly is your best bet I would suggest. A generic loom might be neater/newer but will require some adapting.

Afterthought: Actually, if you are not using any of the Spit components such as lights there is no good reason to use a Spit loom.

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Get a universal wiring loom kit with fusebox like painless or iditit ... Lots of hot rod guys and kitcar builders use them
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Old 22nd July 2015, 20:37
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cheers guys
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Nice looking kit and looking forward to the build posts, i had toyed with the idea of building something similar myself once the ribble is finished but had not seen these. There looks to be a very nice british racing green with yellow nose on their web site, i especially like the side running exhaust, look to be the dogs bollocks.

For a wiring loom i fitted a Langys loom used by a lot of the hot rods, easy to fit and the cable's are labeled every 6 inches, comes with a fuse box with relays too.

Here's the link http://www.langysrodshop.co.uk/wiring_kits.htm.

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Old 23rd July 2015, 16:56
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Yeah I saw that green one too - still trying to decide what colour to go for myself - but it's a long way off yet
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Car Photographer - Good luck with your new project, it is a nice looking kit.

Sorry for the late response, but I have a 1980 Spitfire 1500 and it is 12v all around.

Even though I am re-using the original wiring loom on my kit, I would recommend the Langy's one.

As it will save a lot of time changing connectors and lengthening/shorting wires on an original loom.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 24th July 2015, 08:24
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Thanks Paul,
I've got another issue now though, I looked up the engine and it turns out that it's not a 1500 spitfire one afterall but a 1300 dolomite one - prefix is ' DH'
But the number seems to be crossed out with 'x' over every letter - is this normal?
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