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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th November 2022, 23:19
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Mitchelkitman
crikey - I didn't realise the kit had been...

crikey - I didn't realise the kit had been available for such a long time. Time really does fly.
Forum: Seven Style builds 27th October 2022, 17:57
Replies: 44
Views: 5,076
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I had a diff failure on my Rickman about 4 years...

I had a diff failure on my Rickman about 4 years ago. I slowed for a speed hump on a private road, and there was no drive. Car was in gear ..... Hmm... I got out and looked underneath to see the prop...
Forum: Bodywork 14th September 2022, 22:35
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Polystyrene will melt with polyester resin,...

Polystyrene will melt with polyester resin, therefore only use epoxy if using polystyrene foam.
PIR foam will melt with epoxy resin, therefore only use polyester resin if using PIR foam.
Forum: Bodywork 14th September 2022, 16:32
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Mitchelkitman
The carbon and peel ply route would be very...

The carbon and peel ply route would be very expensive. I haven't used peel ply myself, but a trusted friend (who has much more GRP experience than myself said he couldn't get on with it, so that's...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 8th July 2022, 15:29
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Mitchelkitman
That's great - how is it held in position?

That's great - how is it held in position?
Forum: Seven Style builds 5th July 2022, 23:29
Replies: 44
Views: 5,076
Posted By Mitchelkitman
When I dismantled an Escort 1100 to build a...

When I dismantled an Escort 1100 to build a dutton, many, many years ago I suspended the engine on some string from the sides of the engine bay (must have been about 3mm thick string) ....... Mind...
Forum: General Build Chat 4th July 2022, 09:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm confident you are making a good job of it -...

I'm confident you are making a good job of it - but have you checked the need for IVA? How is it likely to be assessed sans B pillars?
Forum: General Build Chat 3rd July 2022, 15:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mitchelkitman
That's a brave project - I guess it will need IVA?

That's a brave project - I guess it will need IVA?
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th June 2022, 21:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mitchelkitman
If some parts are in short supply it could mean...

If some parts are in short supply it could mean that buying what is available new may not turn out to be good quality? I bought some Quinton Hazell branded track control arms for my Rickman (Escort...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th June 2022, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Print it out and glue it to a piece of 2mm thick...

Print it out and glue it to a piece of 2mm thick brass. Cut brass with a suitable saw and file the rough edges. solder on some small screws and get it all chromed... job done (but will take a lot of...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th June 2022, 09:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I suspect the new Sierra master cylinders from...

I suspect the new Sierra master cylinders from kit parts (featured above) are likely to have m10 connectors for the pipes, and it's worth checking with kit spares to ascertain the bore size.
It's...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd May 2022, 10:52
Replies: 64
Views: 10,897
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Maybe it was a bit smaller , but I still didn't...

Maybe it was a bit smaller , but I still didn't see everything! Where were the Tributes? I saw the Italian roplicas (lovely Mirage 250 SWB there), but didn't find Tribute ...... Would really have...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 22nd April 2022, 09:21
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Stainless can suffer even more c/f mild steel ...

Stainless can suffer even more c/f mild steel from heat embrittlement and vibration, so worth keeping an eye on them. One great mod I saw at Stoneleigh years ago was on a lotus 7 type car (IITR it...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 21st April 2022, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Mitchelkitman
From what I've seen of broken wing stays over...

From what I've seen of broken wing stays over many years there is a common failure and it's that the tubing breaks at the end of the welds (the heat affected zone). One simple way to avoid this...
Forum: Bodywork 21st April 2022, 16:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I've not had time yet = too busy restoring a...

I've not had time yet = too busy restoring a mates 60 year old caravan
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st April 2022, 14:54
Replies: 545
Views: 142,572
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Quote I also get the No results found message,...

Quote I also get the No results found message, but the fact the MOT box is green is the key. Unquote
Thanks for the clarification. I have colour vision deficiency (what most people call 'colour...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th April 2022, 19:27
Replies: 545
Views: 142,572
Posted By Mitchelkitman
This may not be the correct place to post my...

This may not be the correct place to post my question, but in light of the previous few notes, more likely to get a response?......
I did the VED renewal and MOT exemption for my Rickman at the Post...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 6th April 2022, 19:46
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Years ago... It must have been about 1985 I...

Years ago... It must have been about 1985 I attended a Classic car show in London (Earl's court?). Anyway, there were lots of gadgets there. I recall an automatic battery (2 xAA ) dipping mirror, and...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th March 2022, 19:06
Replies: 117
Views: 19,778
Posted By Mitchelkitman
That reminds me of the first time I used...

That reminds me of the first time I used Ebay...... We were moving 19 years ago, and I'd bought a TC engine from the scrappy a few years previously and gleaned the head and front pulley from it (all...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 16th March 2022, 19:05
Replies: 117
Views: 19,778
Posted By Mitchelkitman
That reminds me of the first time I used...

That reminds me of the first time I used Ebay...... We were moving 19 years ago, and I'd bought a TC engine from the scrappy a few years previously and gleaned the head and front pulley from it (all...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 13th March 2022, 18:23
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I'm pleased at the success. The old-style tyre...

I'm pleased at the success. The old-style tyre levers aren't entirely redundant as they are good for opening paint tins...... the lids of which seem to get thinner every time I buy a new tin!
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 12th March 2022, 23:15
Replies: 583
Views: 280,691
Posted By Mitchelkitman
Maybe bicycle plastic tyre lever(s) used (in...

Maybe bicycle plastic tyre lever(s) used (in preference to steel ones) for removing tyres from aluminium cycle rims!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th March 2022, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mitchelkitman
I got there in the end.! For whatever reason a...

I got there in the end.! For whatever reason a GBPound symbol sends the software into a tizzy. My apologies for the duplicate notes - I'll try to delete them. ETA - I can't seem to do that either ....
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th March 2022, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mitchelkitman
The sales patter "original ones are worth 3M" and...

The sales patter "original ones are worth 3M" and similar really annoy me though - am I alone on this, or do others feel the same? You wouldn't find Seiko selling a watch saying "a Rolex would cost...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th March 2022, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mitchelkitman
The sales patter "original ones are worth 3M" and...

The sales patter "original ones are worth 3M" and similar really annoy me though - am I alone on this, or do others feel the same? You wouldn't find Seiko selling a watch saying "a Rolex would cost...
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