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Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 31st July 2021, 21:09
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Taking a break from working on the door locks and...

Taking a break from working on the door locks and latches I decided to refit the dashboard surround which I haven't done since recovering it.
I then discovered that the heater demist pipes fouled...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th July 2021, 19:51
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Not a huge amount of progress since my last...

Not a huge amount of progress since my last update but I have now fitted the grab handle to the drivers door.
The grab handles are screwed to a threaded plate that sits behind the door's inner skin....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd July 2021, 08:58
Replies: 179
Views: 65,134
Posted By peterux
That looks stunning, well done you must be very...

That looks stunning, well done you must be very pleased :biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1:
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th July 2021, 19:49
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Yes, it surely is. It doesn't look exactly like...

Yes, it surely is. It doesn't look exactly like any Sierra doors I've seen on line but I'm guessing that this must have been the starting point. Perhaps they modified a steel door and then took a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th July 2021, 21:01
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Doors, locks and latches.....

For once my lack of updates is because I've been very busy in my garage. I finally decided to tackle the re-assembly of the doors. The original builder had made a start on the doors but I don't...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 26th June 2021, 20:46
Replies: 16
Views: 12,882
Posted By peterux
Unfinished Sabre

A very nice looking unfinished Sabre on ebay..........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133795937391
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 26th June 2021, 20:19
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Sometime the simplest jobs....

Thanks to Jack and Mick for your kind comments on last weeks update.
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I'm trying to complete two tasks per week and this weeks...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th June 2021, 19:22
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
You never stop learning things...

A little lesson on the Ford Sierra steering column that might be useful to other builders.

After what seemed like hours of sitting in the drivers seat fiddly about with wiring to make it all neat...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th June 2021, 20:11
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Thanks Jack and Kon. Some steps make a dramatic...

Thanks Jack and Kon. Some steps make a dramatic impact but others like this week when I have been doing some more mundane but equally important tasks.
I've been doing some more wiring before...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th June 2021, 20:18
Replies: 510
Views: 105,198
Posted By peterux
Congratulations on finishing your superb little...

Congratulations on finishing your superb little car.
I think you have absolutely nailed it in terms of looks.
Well done!!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th June 2021, 21:11
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Thanks, indeed it is.:icon_biggrin: I'm...

Thanks, indeed it is.:icon_biggrin:
I'm gradually nibbling my way through my list of jobs.......

This week I fitted the windscreen. I used Sikaflex 255FC Adhesive. Bit of a messy job but I got...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 5th June 2021, 16:13
Replies: 510
Views: 105,198
Posted By peterux
Nice work, Mick. Does the new carb work ok?

Nice work, Mick.
Does the new carb work ok?
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th June 2021, 18:29
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Not much to report over the last couple of weeks...

Not much to report over the last couple of weeks due to other priorities.
But, I've now re-fitted the rear silencer box with the new connectors. A much better fit than the previous ones and now...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 23rd May 2021, 20:07
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
A few more jobs off my list this week........ ...

A few more jobs off my list this week........
In no logical order I'll start with the speedo sensor access hatch.
I started by cutting a piece of damp resistant mdf. The round hole is to provide...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 15th May 2021, 18:58
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
This week I've been tackling various small jobs....

This week I've been tackling various small jobs. Slowly working my way through my task list.
Firstly, I painted the inner rear wheel arch stays and refitted them. So that's the inner rear wheel...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 8th May 2021, 20:51
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Work continues on fitting the inner rear wheel...

Work continues on fitting the inner rear wheel arches.

On the nearside, I've fabricated a support for the rear of the inner wheel arch from 8mm mild steel bar. It's fixed to the rear tub floor...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 29th April 2021, 18:39
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Just a small update to show you all what I'm...

Just a small update to show you all what I'm working at the moment when I get the odd spare moment in the garage.

When fitting the tether to the fuel cap I realised that I needed to fit inner...
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 23rd April 2021, 18:46
Replies: 140
Views: 13,749
Posted By peterux
Very smart and clean installation, well done.

Very smart and clean installation, well done.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 22nd April 2021, 19:32
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Hi Robin, that's an interesting point you raise...

Hi Robin,
that's an interesting point you raise that could affect other builders so I had a look at the IVA manual. The closest I can find is in Section 3A requirement 10. that says......10. The...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 19:56
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Yes, there are even video's showing that...

Yes, there are even video's showing that technique on YouTube but I decided the blow lamp was a safer option. :eyebrows:
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th April 2021, 13:35
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
This is the guy that gave me the inspiration and...

This is the guy that gave me the inspiration and the confidence to have a go but there are lots of other 'how to' videos available.
https://youtu.be/kTM8Xy4HYAI
He uses a bit of broken tape measure...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 19th April 2021, 20:40
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
Windscreen recovery

The original windscreen fitted to my Sabre was BSI marked but not E-43R marked as now required for the IVA test. I'd removed the old windscreen when I first stripped the car down and purchased a new...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th April 2021, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By peterux
Nice work, Patrick. Your injector refurb is...

Nice work, Patrick.
Your injector refurb is really interesting as I had no idea you could get the parts to do your own rebuilds. Very useful to know.
thanks, Peter
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th April 2021, 19:10
Replies: 534
Views: 225,248
Posted By peterux
This week I've finished off the dashboard...

This week I've finished off the dashboard surround by fitting a new pair of chrome plated vents. Amazingly these are still available after 27 years!
...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th April 2021, 17:09
Replies: 2
Views: 3,344
Posted By peterux
Possibly sold?

https://www.totalkitcar.com/2021/04/01/marlin-sold-brilliant-avatar-project-still-up-for-grabs/
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