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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th January 2022, 18:57
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I've found for selling anything, shall we say...

I've found for selling anything, shall we say "specialist" that Ebay generates far more interest than any other selling medium. Because (certainly the last time I looked ) it costs to have a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th January 2022, 09:59
Replies: 98
Views: 9,775
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Not as easy to describe as seeing a picture - a...

Not as easy to describe as seeing a picture - a picture paint a thousand words as they say. Yes the 'lobes' need to be in line end -to-end. I'd suspect running it out of phase is more likely to wear...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th January 2022, 18:44
Replies: 98
Views: 9,775
Posted By Mitchelkitman
p.s I've just looked back at the photos and in...

p.s I've just looked back at the photos and in the first one the alignment looks correct, in the latest one it maybe isn't?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th January 2022, 18:42
Replies: 98
Views: 9,775
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I hope you won't mind me saying..... I may be...

I hope you won't mind me saying..... I may be wrong, but I think it's the "correct way" for the Uj's on the shaft to be 'in-phase' ie, lined up so they are a mirror image so that when the shaft turns...
Forum: Bodywork 19th December 2021, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Thanks for that. I planned to use foam board, but...

Thanks for that. I planned to use foam board, but now have a fiendish plan to save effort (because I'm lazy). I'll report back with my result (should be by Summer)
Forum: Bodywork 16th December 2021, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I agree, but it's always useful to get advice...

I agree, but it's always useful to get advice from others - there are small things I could do differently if I was to build another caravan, and that may be useful info for someone else similarly. In...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th December 2021, 22:28
Replies: 53
Views: 7,033
Posted By Mitchelkitman
HA - Yes the double glazing place..... I noticed...

HA - Yes the double glazing place..... I noticed on Saturday that all the lights were on in the building all night. maybe an indication of how much profit is made from glazing, or how little he'll...
Forum: Bodywork 14th December 2021, 17:57
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I've tried one of the suppliers to get some...

I've tried one of the suppliers to get some guidance - my first thought was to use some coremat in the rooftop to minimise the likelihood of it sagging. the supplier suggested Nidaplast (a honeycomb...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th December 2021, 17:49
Replies: 53
Views: 7,033
Posted By Mitchelkitman
My thoughts entirely. Anyone who doesn't go...

My thoughts entirely. Anyone who doesn't go 'because it may not be busy' is only making it less busy. Over the years I've considered Stoneleigh to be too big to get around in the weekend, so a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th December 2021, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Cue the replies saying ..... "maybe I could be...

Cue the replies saying ..... "maybe I could be interested" :biggrin:
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th December 2021, 22:23
Replies: 229
Views: 70,602
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I believe avoiding locating the fuel tank near to...

I believe avoiding locating the fuel tank near to the rear is standard in modern cars for the very reason of rear damage. When I had a GTM (fuel tank in front between front 'axle' and bulkhead), a...
Forum: Bodywork 2nd December 2021, 20:06
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Thanks for your comments lucky. With your...

Thanks for your comments lucky. With your experience of GRP, do you consider a horizontal flat panel of the roof with a total of 1200 gsm chopped strand mat would sag over time? If so, maybe adding...
Forum: Bodywork 2nd December 2021, 10:08
Replies: 12
Views: 769
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 1st December 2021, 17:58
Replies: 12
Views: 769
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: 1,492
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: 1,492
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: 1,492
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: 66,929
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: 66,929
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: 391
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: 391
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: 1,298
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: 53
Views: 7,033
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: 53
Views: 7,033
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: 53
Views: 7,033
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...
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