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Old 17th January 2012, 19:25
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Harry bargain.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Vi...#ht_768wt_1185

Wish I'd bid on this one, could've done with the refurbished bulkhead myself and flogged the rest on ebay for a profit in an asset-stripping stylee.
WELL SOMEONE BOUGHT IT .....Wonder if we'll be seeing it sometime soon ?
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Old 31st January 2012, 08:38
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Thought these might be of interest to Sammio builders.

Check out Harry Webster's fab sofa and Quentin Wilson driving the chassis with no bodywork, very Sammio-esque.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qePKtgEw5YY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LR9BbcmbrVU
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Old 17th February 2012, 11:16
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So, I'm currently idling away the last half hour before the taxi arrives to take us to Tenerife South airport for the flight home from our half-term holiday. Then it's back to work first thing in the a.m. for me I''m afraid.

Once I've unpacked and settled back into the routine then we may see some progress on my Spyder...
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Mister T, what size air compressor?
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Mister T, what size air compressor?
I bought a 50 litre, 2hp oiled compressor. It has something like 8cu ft/min flow rate which was enough to power my sand blasting rig well enough, which needed at least 7 if memory serves.

Now I'm done with the chassis prep I'll be listing my compressor, blasting pot and grit on ebay shortly if anyone's interested...

I'll be using an identical new compressor for the paint as I don't want to risk getting any residual blasting grit in the mirror finish I'm expecting to achieve on my first go at spray painting.
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Hi Could be interested in your sand blaster, ant rough idea how much, also, where are you?
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Old 21st February 2012, 07:44
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Hi Madmark, I'm in Downham Market, Norfolk, which is just off the A10 between Cambridge and King's Lynn.

I'll be listing the compressor, coiled airline, blasting pot, face protection hood and about 40kg of used blasting grit on e-bay later today for a buy-it-now price of £160 buyer to collect.

I'll put full details in the listing as to the condition of the equipment, user tips etc, and put an update on here once it's listed.
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Thanks T, just bought 3hp 50ltr which should do the trick? My other compressors are ok for nail guns etc... but the sand just poured out with no pressure behind it. Cheers, Gary.


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Yep, 3hp should do the trick.

As for the sand just pouring out, that could be the flow regulator being opened up too far.

Mine did the same until I worked out that you need to open the air valve first, then the flow valve no more than half way before opening the nozzle. That will give you a fine stream of grit travelling at high velocity rather than loads being pushed out slowly.

Hope that helps.
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T, i remembered ready your earlier post, so i tried that in varying positions. Have we seen any pics of tour chassis sandblasted?
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T, i remembered ready your earlier post, so i tried that in varying positions. Have we seen any pics of tour chassis sandblasted?
Going back through my pics it looks like I didn't do any deliberate before'n'after shots of the chassis.

The best I can do is this shot of the underside before blasting:



And this one of the fully refurbished chassis as it stands today:



My blaster did an excellent job of removing the rust and accumulated cow crap and only really struggled with the bitumen underseal that had been liberally applied to hide holes in the chassis from the MOT guy. And once that was warmed up with a wire brush on the old electric drill even that could easily be shifted with the blaster.

It was a very satisfying if dirty and time consuming process revealing bare metal from under all the crud, I'd recommend it to anyone!
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Sand blasting rig is now listed on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1407086711...#ht_1827wt_932

Good luck to anyone who's interested.
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Thumbs down Ebay letdown...

Hi T, could i get away with a 25 litre capacity compressor?
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Hi T, could i get away with a 25 litre capacity compressor?
I'd saty not. It's the flow rate that's critical though. Anything less than 7cfm won't work.
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i ended up getting a new one 2hp 8.3cfm 50 ltr. £107 inc. post. So if it arrives this week will start shotblasting... Thanks for advice.
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That sounds like a good deal! Where did you source it?
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Here you go Andy. Its on ebay.

Item number: 180810460730
2HP 8.3 CFM 50LTR 50 LITRE AIR COMPRESSOR BRAND NEW

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Will possibly be re-listing my sand blasting rig on ebay next week as my buyer is turning out to be somewhat nebulous...
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Will possibly be re-listing my sand blasting rig on ebay next week as my buyer is turning out to be somewhat nebulous...
Time to eat humble pie now and apologise to the buyer who just drove 100 miles and paid cash in hand this morning.
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Spent the day clearing out the garage yesterday in preparation for the next stage of the build now the weather's warmer.

Had to pack up early though as we went to the theatre last night to see 'Fascinating Aida' - absolutely the best show I've seen in years.

Well worth going to see, they're on a UK tour at the moment, taster below if you've never heard of them:

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