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8 Valve Ed 6th May 2015 21:30

LOL!

To say it's a narrow cockpit isn't understating it, the seats I have are 400mm wide, In fact the passenger seat is only 380, somebody has narrowed it a bit. Definitely no room for anything in my pockets while I am sat in the car.

When I make my own back tub I think I will try to widen the seating area. This is the thing, until I have driven and used it for a while I don't really know what I want or need.

redratbike 15th July 2015 15:11

I know you have been busy with the sammio rebuild/rebirth but any further forward on your parts stockpile for the future project?.

Mister Towed 15th July 2015 19:10

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Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 69210)
I know you have been busy with the sammio rebuild/rebirth but any further forward on your parts stockpile for the future project?.

Hi RRB, thanks for thinking of me, I'm afraid my SWB project is on hold for now as my finances didn't come together as I'd hoped.

To cut a long story short I had expected to take early retirement at the beginning of May, which would include a substantial lump sum in addition to another monthly pension payment to add to the one I already get from my military service :) , but that didn't happen due to endless red tape.

I might be able to retire later this year or early 2016, and I have a definite option to take the money and run in January 2017 (although I could stay on until January 2022), but I need the lump sum to fund the SWB as I don't want to sell my Spyder.

Until then I'm afraid I've just got to sit on my hands. :juggle:

Oh, and it's not me who's trying to resurrect the Sammio brand, I'm just a satisfied customer.

redratbike 15th July 2015 22:52

Ha ha no I meant the work you had done to yours over the past couple of months ..I phrased it wrong!!

Yes..finances ..I'm allowed a car but on condition the house is sorted first which this year has sucked up about 15k so far and probably the same next year so ..no car in reality !

Mister Towed 16th July 2015 07:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 69228)
Ha ha no I meant the work you had done to yours over the past couple of months ..I phrased it wrong!!

Yes..finances ..I'm allowed a car but on condition the house is sorted first which this year has sucked up about 15k so far and probably the same next year so ..no car in reality !

Unfortunately as both wifey and I are public sector workers our finances were hit quite badly by the coalition austerity measures. So badly in fact that we're thinking of burning the Greek flag.

Mind you, if you do look at what's happening in Greece at the moment, that's what would have happened here if not for the cutbacks we already suffered. Tighten your government spending belt or your country goes to rat shit when the money and time run out. Should be a no-brainer really. :eusa_wall::tinfoil3:

redratbike 16th October 2015 23:06

Bought any more bits for the future project????.

Mister Towed 17th October 2015 08:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 71984)
Bought any more bits for the future project????.

Hi RRB, no more bits bought just yet I'm afraid. Project is on hold for financial reasons - my expected early retirement didn't happen so I've now got to wait until January 2017 before I can get properly started. Still, that's only fifteen months away now.

I did suggest to my wife that I might sell my Spyder to fund the SWB, but to my complete surprise she's forbidden me from selling the Sammio.

It'll also be interesting to see where Tribute take the body styles by then - I love the SWB coupe shape, but I'm also sorely tempted by the convertible, especially if the back end could get the finned look that they've already added to Joe's alternative MX250 hard-top.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pswasgpuov.jpg

So it's just a question of me sitting on my hands until 2017. :pop2:

redratbike 18th October 2015 16:56

I knew you were not in a position to go ahead just wondered if you had snaffled anymore bargain hits.

Sounds like by the time you come to build ,it will be a completely different car then originally planned

Mister Towed 18th October 2015 17:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 72009)

Sounds like by the time you come to build ,it will be a completely different car then originally planned

Could be, I still haven't decided whether it'll be a coupe or convertible. Either way it will get built. One day...

Mister Towed 23rd April 2016 10:42

While looking for a cheap tow car on ebay I came across this Rover 75 diesel going for less than three hundred quid -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psrvnrgp4g.jpg

I have a feeling there's just some broken glass and a parking space there now though...

What on Earth possesses people to put such a picture on their ebay listing? It doesn't exactly inspire trust in the seller.

Jaguartvr 23rd April 2016 13:34

Cheaper than having a towbar fitted!

zagmad 23rd April 2016 17:43

Apparently the diesel 75 has a bmw engine so if any parts need replacing they'll still be available Unlike the petrol version. Man in the pic does look dodgy.

garyh 23rd April 2016 18:26

Maybe he'd bumped into T before...

Jaguartvr 23rd April 2016 19:37

I thought that was towed

Lucky@LeMans 23rd April 2016 20:01

Its not Swiss Tony !

zagmad 24th April 2016 13:21

Maybe its the grey man from the bumper thread.

Mister Towed 28th June 2016 18:39

Unfortunately, this project is now on long-term 'hold'.

Personal reasons stopped me going ahead with buying the kit when I wanted to in early 2015, but I still had every intention of making a proper start in January 2017 as a retirement project.

But, I've always, always wanted a Porsche 356 Speedster, and an unstarted bodyshell popped up on ebay last week at a fair price. I just couldn't resist it and drove a 700 mile round trip to collect it from Cornwall at the weekend -

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psvc9kdkmz.jpg

So, the space reserved for the 250 is now occupied for the foreseeable future by what's going to become an outlaw 356. Eventually.

This means I won't be using most of the parts I bought for the 250. I've already sold the wheels and you'll be seeing them fitted on a car fairly soon hopefully, which I'm rather looking forward to. If anyone here wants any of these other items, please PM me -

Genuine Nardi 14" steering wheel with boss for E36 BMW and (genuine) Ferrari wheel centre cap (you will need to source/fabricate your own horn push to hold the cap in place and make the horn operate) £150

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psnvg30woi.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...pszhew4abr.jpg

Pair of coffin side repeaters £40

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psaazvtfv0.jpg

Pair of Rover 45 front seats in black leather. Very comfortable and in excellent condition from a low-mileage car. Manual adjustment with runners fitted. Complete with headrests and rear seats for spare leather. Very close in looks to original Ferrari 250 SWB seats £100

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psm6jfevtv.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...pscazojix8.jpg

These will be 'buyer collect' or arrange your own courier and if nobody's interested it'll all go on ebay in a week or so at higher prices. Oh, and payment can be by cash on collection, bank transfer or paypal.

Thanks everyone.

Mitchelkitman 28th June 2016 18:47

An interesting new project - what chassis/parts are you using? The Pie Valley chassis for MGF parts which I saw at Stoneleigh ooked interesting for a project such as this.

lancelot link 28th June 2016 19:03

Gotta be a VW BASED or derivative of with a 356 IMHO ...

I really like the 356 , I've had a couple in the past , but never finished one ...great looking cars and an outlaw version would be awesome ...

swifty 28th June 2016 19:16

Interesting new project there MrT, the missus has always liked the 356 ever since she seen a replica at a show many years ago. Do you know who made the body.

Looking forward to the regular updates with plenty of pictures of course.

Are you planning a new build thread.

Ive been looking around for a new project for a while now and must of missed that unfinished kit on ebay.


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