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Old 25th October 2020, 06:07
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Sending the paperwork to K and R at the DVLA speeds up the process as it goes straight to the Kit and Rebuilt department.
I sent mine (registered) to K&R the Friday before last. Not sure if my receipt for the body will be accepted, I truthfully indicated that it was paid for with a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label. No picture of the Spitfire as it was bought as a chassis (I didn't for the A352 either). Here are the two 'it just has to look like a car' pictures I submitted. I respectfully asked for Make: Triumph, Model: Monaco. Time will tell .





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Old 31st October 2020, 06:12
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Slartibartfast – Looks like you are making great progress.

My footwells were lucky to get a coat of paint.



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…I think that very soon I will reach the "point of no return" when I finally bond the shell to the frame ..... Any help/advice/tips ....
Do a ‘dry run’ to test how the bodyshell will be held in place after the bonding paste has been used.

I ended up with a mix of tie down straps and breeze blocks on mine.



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… I need to work out how I am going to hinge the bonnet so any tips most welcome…
I shamelessly stole/copied the ‘scissor hinge’ design that Mister Towed used on his Spyder.

There were two parts, one attached to the framework bonded inside the grille opening.



The other was welded to the chassis (in line with the re-body bracket rules).



I know there are differences between the Spitfire and Herald chassis,

But I added a "bonnet stop" to the bottom of my hinges.



Here are some more photos of the hinges in action (I did fit a shorter bolt eventually ).





Event today, I still enjoy opening the bonnet on hinges I made myself.



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… it looks like I need to be ready for an MOT within a month of getting it re-registered….
I’d echo the comments from Lucky and Mick about no link between V5C & MOT.

I got my updated V5C back in Jan.15 and the car didn’t get its first MOT until Aug.16!

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Good luck, Paul.
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Old 19th November 2020, 12:51
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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys. Most helpful; now that we are in Lockdown 2 I can't go and see my friendly engineer and pick up some scraps to make a bonnet hinge. Never mind .... plenty to get on with. Pictures to follow.
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YGRS1300[1].jpgWell here we are again. A long break without any action .....Covid or COLD WEATHER? Still not sorted out the bonnet hinges but have noted your ideas. However been working on the dashboard with the help of our son and son-in-law. Got the water temp & oil pressure gauges working, now for the Tacho & fuel gauge. Speedo will have to wait a while. Then I will reach the point of NO RETURN when the body gets bonded. Wish me luck
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What instruments did you use?
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slartibartfast - Now this is what I call a wooden dash.

Good luck reaching the point of no return.

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Old 6th July 2021, 18:09
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I have used Smiths instruments with a magnolia face which I purchased from Europa Specialist Spares. I now have the tacho and fuel gauges working but need a little advice on the speedo. This came with a XS108B3PAL2 proximity sensor which didn't come with any instructions. I'm fairly confident on mounting this close to the bolt heads on the prop shaft but wondering how I should connect the 3 wires. The brown wire is positive, which I'm guessing should go through a fuse. The wires are all very thin and I'm thinking of something like a 1 or 2 amp in line fuse. I've done some on line research but can't seem to get any answers. Can anyone out there offer some advice. ?
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Sorry, Slarti, can't help with the electronic speedo, I'm afraid it's a bit high-tech for me.

Nice to see some progress though
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been having some good productive time in "the office". All dials working including the speedo.
I'm just wondering if I can cut these pesky outriggers off as I keep bashing my knees against them. Any advice here most welcome. I've not yet registered with DVLA yet.
I have decided that, as the Herald body was fixed to the frame by a series of bolts I am going to adopt the same method with appropriate shock absorbing grommets. I'll post some pictures of my ideas before I go ahead.
Off to Goodwood Revival tomorrow. Not acting this year ..... going as a spectator.
Onward and upward
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