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Forum: General Build Chat 15th October 2014, 22:11
Replies: 32
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Posted By martin butler
for anyone remotely interested in kit cars, ones...

for anyone remotely interested in kit cars, ones making its way into soap land, a light blue Melos on corrie to be exact , it was filmed this week
Forum: General Build Chat 7th October 2014, 15:40
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Get him to contact Ade Southgate ,he's the...

Get him to contact Ade Southgate ,he's the membership sec, things are not very good with in the DOC at the moment , but Ades one of the best committee members
Forum: General Build Chat 27th September 2014, 19:23
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Duttons are well known for overheating, but its...

Duttons are well known for overheating, but its an easy fix, fit an electric fan, ,i used the thermostat housing from a fiesta as it contains a fan switch , and duct the area around the radiator,...
Forum: General Build Chat 27th August 2014, 09:48
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
good luck with the MOT fingers crossed :)

good luck with the MOT fingers crossed :)
Forum: General Build Chat 26th August 2014, 21:00
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
What the DVLA do depends on the situation, in...

What the DVLA do depends on the situation, in some cases they , if its an older pre IVA car they will issue an Q plate, but if its a modern design, they show no mercy, the ringer can be crushed ....
Forum: General Build Chat 21st August 2014, 16:35
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
1600 crossflow then, still a very good engine...

1600 crossflow then, still a very good engine though :) you can change the cable in situ ,but its easier to drop the prop so that you can get to the clevis pin, theres no room to get your hands...
Forum: General Build Chat 21st August 2014, 14:01
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Marc, monsoon do still make the soft tops, their...

Marc, monsoon do still make the soft tops, their about the 200 mark, you could try them, but i believe that they were talking about stopping the manufacture of soft tops, but someone with in the...
Forum: General chatter 21st August 2014, 13:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By martin butler
some of the owners clubs are very active in...

some of the owners clubs are very active in stopping cloning of car registrations, Robin hood, and the DOC being just 2 of them, the problem is this, older kit cars are worth more for their ford...
Forum: General Build Chat 21st August 2014, 09:45
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
thats ok, so what state is your Melos in, it...

thats ok, so what state is your Melos in, it cant be worse than mine was, but they are easy cars to work on, they have their limitations, they were made cheap, and it shows, but are ok, as long as...
Forum: General chatter 21st August 2014, 09:36
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By martin butler
be very carefull about anything on ebay that...

be very carefull about anything on ebay that does not look like the car its registered as, for instance, a formula 7 on a dutton plate is not a dutton, , to be a dutton, it has to have the proper...
Forum: General Build Chat 21st August 2014, 09:25
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
its a tight fit and a right pig unles you drop...

its a tight fit and a right pig unles you drop the prop , there should be a bit of tube welded to the chassis, the cable is retained by it, just before it turns down and round onto the axle, the mk...
Forum: General Build Chat 20th August 2014, 17:28
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
oh christ, yes its now on the road, had a few set...

oh christ, yes its now on the road, had a few set backs, and other things that slowed me down, but as of May it passed an MOT, I hope to get some use out of it , but upto now, its only done very...
Forum: General Build Chat 7th June 2013, 20:36
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
they are in the pictures section, waiting to be...

they are in the pictures section, waiting to be verified :tea:
Forum: General Build Chat 7th June 2013, 19:44
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
i thought i had better update progress , its been...

i thought i had better update progress , its been a few months,
Well the original time plan has slipped, due to presures on my wallet, so the car will not be on the road till the end of the...
Forum: General Build Chat 19th October 2012, 13:24
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
It been a few months since my last post, so here...

It been a few months since my last post, so here goes
The body is now back on the chassis and bolted down the car was transported to my home some 2 weeks ago, i had to abandon my plans , throw...
Forum: General Build Chat 15th July 2012, 17:14
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
I've already downloaded the IVA manual, and im...

I've already downloaded the IVA manual, and im doing the brake pipe runs to that spec anyway, ive got a second UJ for the steering column, and i'm modifying my column to use this so i meet the...
Forum: General Build Chat 13th July 2012, 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Progress report

Well everything is now stripped down ready for rebuilding

Ive stripped both coil overs and they are re usable, the rust was just on the bodies not on the pistons , a touch with the wire brush...
Forum: General Build Chat 13th July 2012, 14:28
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By martin butler
No V5 ? Then you will have to be prepared to go...

No V5 ? Then you will have to be prepared to go though IVA, if you do buy it you might be able to reclaim the V5 , if it was registered , but not all kit cars were registered , a lot were bought and...
Forum: General Build Chat 13th July 2012, 14:04
Replies: 7
Views: 4,738
Posted By martin butler
Dvla are hotting up on cars that are not properly...

Dvla are hotting up on cars that are not properly registered, when you go to register it you will either be asked to have your car examined when the vehicle will be checked to ensure it matches...
Forum: Bodywork 24th May 2012, 20:29
Replies: 7
Views: 7,622
Posted By martin butler
Re: Cracks in gel coat , grind out the crack and...

Re: Cracks in gel coat , grind out the crack and either fill with gell coat or filler , if your going to paint the panel, use a barrier primer first some paints can react to GRP and you will need to...
Forum: General chatter 24th May 2012, 12:17
Replies: 5
Views: 3,697
Posted By martin butler
if it has then im sure the Dutton owners club...

if it has then im sure the Dutton owners club will be on the case, if the car isnt registered as an MK then you will have problems and may even have to have it put in for an IVA to get it registered...
Forum: General Build Chat 20th May 2012, 12:03
Replies: 0
Views: 1,671
Posted By martin butler
Older kits and IVA

is there anyone out there who has sucessfully put their car through IVA?

I own a mellos that because it was never registered might have to go through IVA and the "advise" im getting from the DOC...
Forum: General Build Chat 17th May 2012, 07:42
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Ive not been able to trace anyprevious owners so...

Ive not been able to trace anyprevious owners so far, so does anyone live in the Hayling island area because the car was advertised for sale july last year if i cant find out the idenity then i will...
Forum: General Build Chat 10th May 2012, 14:36
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
I think so, all it said was ford 1600 ohc...

I think so, all it said was ford 1600 ohc gearbox its either a 9 or an E, thats the only two types that were fitted . plus im not sure about the ratios on my 1300 rear axle so i might have to...
Forum: General Build Chat 10th May 2012, 12:06
Replies: 32
Views: 10,490
Posted By martin butler
Well i did get it for 230 so even if its pants...

Well i did get it for 230 so even if its pants , its not going to be too bad,
got it trailored from near portsmouth to Kent, luckily i have a storage depot next door to work who are very...
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