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Old 6th February 2014, 08:28
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I have commissioned a pair of one off glass enamelled Ribble badges based on the 3d rendering Andy had done.
http://www.badgecraft.co.uk
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Old 6th February 2014, 08:49
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looks interesting, i'm getting a 3d model made of the logo i want, i will take some pics when done.
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Old 6th February 2014, 12:11
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Gary & Mac - Let me know how you get on with the badges as I might do something similar for my car.

Cheers, Paul.
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Chased them up this morning and my badges are likely to get to the production que around end of Feb.
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Old 12th February 2014, 20:10
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Question. new braking system, do you use Dot4 or Dot5?
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Old 12th February 2014, 23:40
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Question. new braking system, do you use Dot4 or Dot5?
This is a question I was also going to ask, I have purchased some Silicon fluid for my brake system, is this recommended or should I use DOT4 or DOT5, all my components are new. Advice please.
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Old 13th February 2014, 06:21
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Gary, Mike,
From all I've read, as long as you have either a new system end to end or completely flushed and blown an original part of the system you should be completely fine with DOT5. Be aware though that it will find places to seep and leak that DOT4 doesn't. Plenty of folk have converted without issue and although some have reported slightly softer pedal feel, it doesn't get into the worrying category. The fluid itself is a safer, less corrosive and non-hygroscopic oil so spontaneous bubbles and softness should be negated. My own thought would be to go for it.
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This is a question I was also going to ask, I have purchased some Silicon fluid for my brake system, is this recommended or should I use DOT4 or DOT5, all my components are new. Advice please.
Just to clarify - DOT 5 is silicon.

DOT 3, DOT 4, Super DOT 4 & (confusingly) DOT 5.1 are poly glycol based.
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Old 17th February 2014, 15:41
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How about these for the bonnet?



There about the size of a headlight...
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What are they? Speaker covers?
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Old 17th February 2014, 16:02
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They are big... they came up on ebay, they look like they would have been used on a holley carb. I wll cut the hole bigger, so they can sit more flush with bodywork.
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Old 17th February 2014, 16:29
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Have you got a longer shot so we can get an idea of scale and positioning?
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Old 17th February 2014, 19:48
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O, you should know that i'm years away from getting to this stage of build... i just sprayed up a bit of polyboard and cut 2 circles out. I have 3 small fibreglass scoops that i was going to put in line down one side of the bonnet, but i saw these...
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Old 9th April 2014, 12:22
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Finished painting... the wife daren't say a word!
Question. I'm putting the diff back together, do i use Blue hylomar where the output shaft seal plate attaches to diff casing?
Pics of the last rusty parts left on car and taking bearings off of the rear hubs. Also, 3mm steel for floorpans, held down using existing holes for bodywork?



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More parts painted, bearings, nuts and bolts ordered. Also bought a very nice fog light and bonnet pull. More work to do over the bank holiday. I need some sheet steel for floorpans and bulkhead.







http://garyssammiospyderbuild.blogspot.co.uk/




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Old 14th April 2014, 08:31
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Great period colour.

Really nice items. Autojumble or eBay? There are some good events coming up for jumbles. I'm hoping to pick-up similar.

Like you, I'm looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend, or Ribble Weekend as I would like it renamed.
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Old 14th April 2014, 08:42
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Morning O, i got them from ebay. Also found this place for numberplates. They are called Framptons.

http://www.pl8s.co.uk/index.html

I just want to start making things for the car... work gets in the way.
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Morning O, i got them from ebay. Also found this place for numberplates. They are called Framptons.

http://www.pl8s.co.uk/index.html

I just want to start making things for the car... work gets in the way.
Nice bits and bobs indeed Gary. I went with the riveted white plastic letters on pressed black aluminium for the back, and 'stick on' white letters on a black background for the front.

This was an early trial fit of the back one (ended up not using the LED brake lights as they were too modern) -



I got my back plate from Chestnut Registrations (I found their web site a bit more user friendly than Framptons) and the front one was a fiver from a random seller on ebay -

http://www.chestnut-registrations.co...ageplates.aspx

Good luck, it's the little details like the number plates and lights that make all the difference.

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Old 14th April 2014, 11:58
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Thanks T, did you know its nearly 3 years since i started this...
And the paint i used was military paint (lead Grey).
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......did you know its nearly 3 years since i started this...
That makes me feel slightly better. I took delivery of my donor in May 2011 for what I thought was going to be an 18 month project. It could be another two years before I'm done, but who's counting? I've enjoyed every moment so far......just about.
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