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« Reply #120 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36:42 AM »

I'm hoping to use these projector headlights, have to make a couple of shells
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« Reply #121 on: October 06, 2017, 01:44:40 PM »

There's a guy on FaceBook called Ifan Miller who made a pair of long teardrop shells in fibreglass for his hotrod. Might suit yours?
Just checked with him. 70 quid a pair in fibreglass. He says Google E & J headlamps.
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« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2017, 07:44:57 PM »

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« Reply #123 on: October 19, 2017, 01:34:26 PM »

Been a bit of a trial this past week. I welded up the new crossbrace only to find I needed space for the gearbox mount. So out came the big angry grinder and took a slice out. Then added 2 new rails and the gearbox sits very nice in the space Smiley Engine and box are now leveled in place sitting on timber supports. I have 75mm ground clearance to the sump, loaded with the wife and I. Next is to make up some engine mounts and gearbox mount. I may try to take 30 mm off the sump and add a few wings to increase capacity, however the bell housing is as low as the sump and until I pull it all apart again I don't know if I can remove the bottom of the bell housing as well. The next issue is the inlet plenum it is rather large for the bonnet and despite ideas from "Mendalot" I have yet to decide what to do with it. (I have a new set of bike carbs looking for a home, but think the injection would be better left as it is.
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« Reply #124 on: October 19, 2017, 01:35:31 PM »

The new, new, mk2 strengtheners.
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« Reply #125 on: October 19, 2017, 01:37:40 PM »

that's all folk  Grin
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« Reply #126 on: October 19, 2017, 04:47:27 PM »

That looks a snug fit Smiley
Nice.
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« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2017, 12:12:17 PM »

Took a break from the old worldie car and decided to help my son with his tuned Saab, water pump leaking. What a nightmare! everything crammed in on top of one another. 3 hours to get the pump out! I'm cream crackered and have to try and get it all back together yet  Grin Grin
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« Reply #128 on: October 24, 2017, 12:38:48 PM »

 Grin Modern cars really aren't designed for home maintenance are they -or any maintenance -just scrap it & buy another one Sir.
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« Reply #129 on: October 24, 2017, 03:52:00 PM »

Don't get me started, I have a door lock to change on my son's new style Beetle, what a nightmare, and that's just thinking about it!! the bloody lock is 190, alone, and labour charges, well it's think of a number time. My own modern "daily", well I don't even know where the bonnet catch is, and I have no intention of looking! Cheesy Cheesy..Morrag
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« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2017, 08:21:22 AM »

another problem has raised its head. So, I've taken a break and enjoying the dry spell. Helped a friend to rescue another rare Dutton, think I've started a trend in Dutton land. This one is now safe in Cornwall. Rare back bodywork and running knock on wires Triumph Spitfire front and back axles. I'm a tad envious, I could do things with that one.  Wink
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« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2017, 08:41:42 AM »

So how does this work with the new rules and regulations with MOTs ?
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« Reply #132 on: October 27, 2017, 10:12:55 AM »

the car is registered as a Dutton Malaga and the V5c states the correct engine and chassis number. So its all legit, hence no problem with the MOT or DVLA. Saying that, I'm still hassling them for my registration documents. But after paying them a visit I now know where I stand and what hoops I have to jump through to satisfy them its not a clone.
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« Reply #133 on: October 27, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »

But are you not changing the engine ?
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« Reply #134 on: October 27, 2017, 01:03:20 PM »

changing the engine? that does not apply here, we are not going for MOT free status. And in the it car 8 point rule the engine only counts as 1 point. I think Cheesy
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