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Forum: Bodywork Today, 10:08
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Oops... sorry for causing confusion. It's a Calvy...

Oops... sorry for causing confusion. It's a Calvy Mitchel (hence my user name). - old style roadster. Nearest equivalent is an NG kit car.
Forum: Bodywork Yesterday, 17:58
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Has anyone built themselves a GRP hardtop?

As title.... I intend to build a GRP hardtop for a roadster, with the shape similar to a soft top. Intention being to use it in the Winter. Wanting to keep the weight as low as possible, and a good...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 28th October 2021, 09:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mitchelkitman
There is another aspect here, and that is...

There is another aspect here, and that is 'bully-boy tactics'.
Unfortunately (correct me if I'm wrong) there is a long-standing tradition in English law that the one with the most money wins! A...
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 26th October 2021, 22:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I understand precedence can only be used to...

I understand precedence can only be used to decide a case when the original decision was made by a certain 'level' of court - but then IANAL
Forum: Dino 246 Builds and Discussion 26th October 2021, 22:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm convinced with the pile of bricks as a work...

I'm convinced with the pile of bricks as a work of art and the pile of bricks as a building in the making, however, to make the analogy with cars is IMHO stretching it a bit too far. Yes, the main...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd October 2021, 20:28
Replies: 204
Views: 64,365
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Isn't acrylic a water-based paint? Years of using...

Isn't acrylic a water-based paint? Years of using paints, and I'm still (almost) as mystified as when I started :icon_razz:
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th October 2021, 17:57
Replies: 204
Views: 64,365
Posted By Mitchelkitman
What sort of paint is Rustoleum? I'm quite...

What sort of paint is Rustoleum? I'm quite practiced (rather than experienced :whistle: ) in brush painting, and have never quite understood some of the terms.......
My broad understanding is:-...
Forum: General Build Chat 7th September 2021, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Thanks..... Now all I need to do is measure up...

Thanks..... Now all I need to do is measure up and wait for my covid isolation to end !
Forum: General Build Chat 7th September 2021, 11:46
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Small rear silencer for exhaust

A bit of 'background info' ........ Quantum Saloon which previously had a genuine Ford (XR2 system). When it eventually rusted through I fitted all I could get (a Euro exhausts system). Strangely the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th September 2021, 19:20
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Mitchelkitman
You'd want a lot more power for a car compared to...

You'd want a lot more power for a car compared to a bike :icon_lol:
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 4th September 2021, 13:01
Replies: 47
Views: 6,325
Posted By Mitchelkitman
It seems Newark has already been booked for next...

It seems Newark has already been booked for next year (July)........ I always liked Newark, a different 'vibe' to it (and it's an easier journey for me :icon_biggrin:)
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th August 2021, 22:23
Replies: 47
Views: 6,325
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Bit of an early judgement call? Things tend to...

Bit of an early judgement call? Things tend to (and did) get busy after midday.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th August 2021, 01:24
Replies: 47
Views: 6,325
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I have to say I thought the show was good, when...

I have to say I thought the show was good, when you look at the FACTS...
The organisers only had 6 weeks to get it all going.
Hall 1 was a Covid vaccination centre!
Is it really justified to...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd August 2021, 18:12
Replies: 47
Views: 6,325
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'll be there both days (with my Quantum &...

I'll be there both days (with my Quantum & folding Quantumsleep caravan in tow), but I'll drop by to see the Tributes :smile:
Forum: General Build Chat 11th August 2021, 23:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mitchelkitman
There are instances where the internet comes up...

There are instances where the internet comes up trumps, but IMHO for kit building the 'traditional' breaker's yards really were useful if you wanted a part, but didn't know which car you wanted it...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th June 2021, 14:41
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Mitchelkitman
No, surely Marmite colour is dark brown (used to...

No, surely Marmite colour is dark brown (used to be nearer black before they changed the consistency)
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 9th May 2021, 19:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mitchelkitman
That particular Mitchel is one of the later ones...

That particular Mitchel is one of the later ones when the late John Jones owned the company. Tyler Industrial Moulding continued the Mitchel production but ceased after a short while. Where the mould...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 8th May 2021, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Crikey, with the claimed 20 litre engine that...

Crikey, with the claimed 20 litre engine that should go fast! Mine only has a 1.8 Litre MGB lump.
Would be a shame to remove a very good body though - much better to replace rusty steel with GRP....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th April 2021, 18:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Mitchelkitman
And it looks a lot nicer than the Squalo thing...

And it looks a lot nicer than the Squalo thing IMHO
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 16:04
Replies: 541
Views: 238,578
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I witnessed a laminated screen being trimmed by a...

I witnessed a laminated screen being trimmed by a professional many years ago.
He scored each sheet of glass, and cracked it, then to deal with the laminate he dripped lighter fuel in the gap and...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 19th April 2021, 16:48
Replies: 440
Views: 112,197
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Just use polyisocyanurate board (trade call it...

Just use polyisocyanurate board (trade call it PIR) Cellotex or similar - just peel off the foil off one side and paper off t'other (it really stinks when you do it!)
Works well with polyester...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th April 2021, 16:08
Replies: 92
Views: 8,387
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Indeed - I bought some ply from B&Q - meant to be...

Indeed - I bought some ply from B&Q - meant to be boil and waterproof exterior ply. I treated it to a couple of coats of Sadolin and put it on my trailer. Within 2 days (no rain, just dew fall) it...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th April 2021, 09:33
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Mitchelkitman
They told me there was no additional charge if I...

They told me there was no additional charge if I then added the agreed value (after painting the car) - maybe they overcharged in the first place :eusa_shifty:
Flux was charging an extra 30 IIRC...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th April 2021, 17:46
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Did you take just the form V112, or were you also...

Did you take just the form V112, or were you also applying for a new VED at the same time?
I suspect the other way I could do it is to declare it Sorn, then go to the Post Office with V112 (but no...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th April 2021, 18:22
Replies: 83
Views: 6,031
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Matt paint on cars can be a problem. Lotus were...

Matt paint on cars can be a problem. Lotus were selling matt red cars to Japan (or was it China?) as it's a 'lucky' colour there - any mud on the bodywork was a devil to remove and they looked just...
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