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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th September 2021, 07:08
Replies: 297
Views: 89,432
Posted By IanA
Further comment on ZRoadster has pointed to known...

Further comment on ZRoadster has pointed to known failures caused by oil or water contamination.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th September 2021, 07:04
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By IanA
See an original here: ...

See an original here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58537844

I have the same qualms about the wide Z3 track on my Tributes!!!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th September 2021, 07:47
Replies: 297
Views: 89,432
Posted By IanA
Some of us are on the ZRoadster forum but I'm...

Some of us are on the ZRoadster forum but I'm posting this here for those who are not.
I've been having intermittent starting problems. It was even dollied home by an AA man when it failed after an...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th September 2021, 07:43
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By IanA
Looking good. Taking a lesson from Jag's...

Looking good.
Taking a lesson from Jag's experience (and others), don't embark on a panel swap build without checking out the underlying car for known issues.
I know that relying on a recent...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2021, 09:58
Replies: 47
Views: 5,330
Posted By IanA
TBH, I was surprised at how little of the site...

TBH, I was surprised at how little of the site had been taken by the HS2 route. The area behind the big blue fence is so far untouched. Cancellation of the project (I know) would only leave the new...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th August 2021, 11:02
Replies: 47
Views: 5,330
Posted By IanA
I counted 5 Tribute cars in all and they were...

I counted 5 Tribute cars in all and they were attracting interest. The main problem seems to be that the showground management weren't bothering to make the show viable. Presumably the high price of...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st July 2021, 23:04
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By IanA
That's a nicely integrated design, Theo. With my...

That's a nicely integrated design, Theo. With my Z300S I am a fan of the front already. As for the rear- the windows side and rear look great. Will it have a removable targa roof panel?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th July 2021, 13:37
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
That silencer I removed weighs 12.5kg. The one...

That silencer I removed weighs 12.5kg. The one from my 2.8 weighs slightly less...Neither cars have the anti-resonance weights. I have had them on other convertibles, presumably to damp body...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th July 2021, 13:59
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Exhausting?

Another piece in the appearance jigsaw.
I assembled this from the parts and got it TIGed locally by an absolute ace. Needed a slight tweak to get it to the right position laterally but all on now....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd July 2021, 11:36
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By IanA
Self amalgamating tape might be useful. Without...

Self amalgamating tape might be useful.
Without the MAF connected, a default mixture map is used. My 2.8 runs fine without it but the emissions test at MOT time will need it reconnected.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd July 2021, 10:49
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By IanA
Is there no adhesive that will join the rubber...

Is there no adhesive that will join the rubber successfully?
Bailwick used to sell replacement CV joint boots- no dismantling required, they were supplied split and with a "superglue" to stick them...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd July 2021, 09:47
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By IanA
Can you get a flexible rubber thread for your 3D...

Can you get a flexible rubber thread for your 3D printer?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 17th July 2021, 09:17
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Agreed. He made two observations- with a rattle...

Agreed. He made two observations- with a rattle can, by the time you've finished a spraying stroke, the paint at the beginning is too dry for the gloss to form when you start the next. Also, the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 16th July 2021, 21:03
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
So I capitulated on the paintwork and took the...

So I capitulated on the paintwork and took the car along to the guy who painted the Z300S to see what a pro job in black would cost. He came back with a quotation for an amount that I can live...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th July 2021, 19:57
Replies: 396
Views: 89,791
Posted By IanA
Not so extreme but at least I had the hood down. ...

Not so extreme but at least I had the hood down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOy4ZJy97Bk{#
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 9th July 2021, 13:13
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
The Aerosol Grey Machine (with apologies to VdGG)

A good morning today. Most GRP panels now have etch primer and most of the steel panels have zinc primer.
I'm now a fan of Dolphin Glaze. Very easy to use and sand. Goes off a bit quick for me-...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th July 2021, 12:11
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Got what I asked for

The new V5C registration document has just arrived. Great relief to see that the Make has been confirmed as TRIBUTE TARGAFLORIO - that's just what I'd asked for. The colour has now changed to black...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 2nd July 2021, 07:52
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
I've previously used primer directly over filler...

I've previously used primer directly over filler and had no problems but I'll give Dolphin Glaze a try.

Unfortunately : "REFACE is not recommended for use over ... etch primers." which I've...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st July 2021, 16:45
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Good idea- I use a steel rule covered in cling...

Good idea- I use a steel rule covered in cling film.

Pics show that I've started with the etching primer on the sills and boot lid. There are a few pinholes and I've not decided whether to fill...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th June 2021, 17:59
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By IanA
Looks nicely sorted. The 2.8 engine and that...

Looks nicely sorted. The 2.8 engine and that dashboard is a stand-out. The seats look good as well.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th June 2021, 08:16
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
"Big Boy" filler? There's a wide range on eBay....

"Big Boy" filler? There's a wide range on eBay. I'm using Plastic Padding flexible filler (now Terason). That's easy to sand as well.
I used Isopon P40 (now U-Pol) on the door mirror recesses...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th June 2021, 19:48
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Thanks. It's only a few mm where the mould splits...

Thanks. It's only a few mm where the mould splits and restoring that contour line at the boot aperture is not the problem. It's the shaping of the filler to blend in away from there that I'm...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th June 2021, 20:16
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Now for the finalights

Thanks to Lucky for the example and Paul for the suggestion.
I've just fitted the combined reversing and number plate unit along with the reflector/LED rear fog lights. Some adjustments required but...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th June 2021, 08:00
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
I speak your weight

Whilst out and about yesterday I took the opportunity to visit a public weighbridge. Car with some fuel and empty boot- 1315kg.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 17th June 2021, 17:51
Replies: 52
Views: 3,765
Posted By IanA
Thanks for that, Kon. As it is supposedly...

Thanks for that, Kon. As it is supposedly emulating a 1960's car I think basic is better- see Paul's suggestion for the round lights. Being flat, they don't even need to be frenched in. Not sure my...
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