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  1. Here are the 3 options. Just the deflectors, doors added and then with the roof. All in all, not too bad. Certainly, longer winded than I was expecting, mostly due to the deflectors. I haven’t kept exact track of the hours, but I reckon at least 60 over the last few weeks so not a job I’d have managed easily if I’d been working and probably more like a winter project.
    6 points
  2. Andi is a first aider, generally when people see him, they walk injuries off.
    5 points
  3. Having sorted out the exhaust finishers, I thought I'd have a go at my bonnet scoop. I've never been that happy with the black edge trim I used around the holes so I removed it and stripped off the vinyl wrap which got scuffed when I removed the bonnet at the MOT and the wind blew it over. Then I gave the fibreglass a quick sand over and filled a few small areas. Finally I re-wrapped it with gloss black vinyl and I made a new finisher for the holes from 1mm aluminium and attached it with stainless button head screws.
    5 points
  4. Then mastering 10 years of practice put into 2 days I went for the body work
    4 points
  5. I would like to thank everyone who attended the EOSB this weekend. It was a strange one on the run up and we were uncertain what would happen. Despite the challenging times the committee and other members really worked hard and helped this be a success. I would like to thank the band and stalls, and everyone who helped set up and take things down. We had a smashing time and we look forward to this event next year. Keep safe x
    4 points
  6. Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment,. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." The older lady said that she was right our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on toexplain: Back then, we returned milk bott
    4 points
  7. Just bought this. Apparently a Dutton according to the log book. Needs a bit of work though Andi
    4 points
  8. Not much to do on the Hood, so I've had time on my hands for a new project. A total restoration, and upgrade for this 1970 Moggy traveller.
    3 points
  9. Yes Dan. You've had to wait at every petrol station in Wales for me and thrashed.
    3 points
  10. Not the easiest to fit and missing metal work did not help. But persistence and good words of positivity from Ray....
    3 points
  11. Firstly thanks to Richy for advice and photos. Left Salisbury At 07:00 yesterday morning and drove 2 hours to my brothers workshop in Honiton. It was a little chilly. Ripped the front wheel arch and suspension off. Installed the upgrade kit and could not get my 17” wheels on as the wheel arch brackets were sitting too low. With long bars and bits of wood managed to manipulate the arch tubes to the correct position. Happy days. Installed the new orange arches with the adhesive supplied. I did not want bolts on the top of the arch. So adhesive was used to get the position and t
    3 points
  12. Just back from a 5-day trip to Wales with a local kit car club, although my trip sadly ended early - full details here HUGE thanks go to club secretary and engineering wizard @richyb66, for saving my bacon and fixing my car and Jackie for feeding me bacon
    3 points
  13. I finally got round to fitting the under kitchen cupboard lighting that the missus has been going on about for ages. Apparently I've done the wrong kitchen
    3 points
  14. well, finally the car is sitting outside, just sorting the tax and adjusting seating (and waiting for the sun to return) before I venture out, slowly at first! Looking forward to being able to use the roads once more, although we can of course drive to a place of exercise.
    3 points
  15. Clare came around the corner and tripped on the raised flags a couple of times, so I put the blocks there for my safety (because it was obviously my fault). Another project I've been working on is a nixie tube clock kit from PV electronics. Finished the PCB assembly last night and everything seems to work, just have to built it into its case now.
    3 points
  16. hi all again due to the lack of events i am looking at organizing a camping weekend at the same place as last year their have been some major changes to the site over the last year . so if there is any interest i will start organizing it obviously when lockdown ends so if you are up for it say yeaaaaah
    2 points
  17. I went for my Covid jab today, so I used it a an excuse to have a trip out in the kit, for the first time in six weeks. Roll on the lifting of restrictions .
    2 points
  18. Going back to the last pic of the Red/black car. the `Dutton owners club are VERY strict on ringers and if this comes under there radar they WILL have it crushed and push to prosecute the owner also god forbid you have an accident and it’s found your in a ringer ( contrary to beliefs insurance assessors do know about kit cars ) you face prison time
    2 points
  19. It would probably only matter if you had an accident, made an insurance claim or went for an MOT and they knew what they were looking at so I agree the chances of getting caught are slim. That said, it's still a ringer. Dutton's have been ripe for using their identities to swap to other cars for a good few years when their value was less than the cost of an IVA but who's to say a car wasn't stolen so it's identity could be used. My view is that if we as a club see dubious cars, we should make people aware of the fact.
    2 points
  20. Last Week of November and 2 very nice deliveries turned up. The new pedal box and throttle bodies. Very excited with both. The pedals are from Compbrake and look awesome. Look very well built and hope they make the pedals feel better than the GBS pedal box, which has never really been something I was happy with as the clutch and brake pedals bind causing the clutch or brake to move when the other pedal is operated. I also need to make the changes due to the hydraulic clutch, so it all seemed like a good idea. This was the box when I opened it and it also has the bias adjuster.
    2 points
  21. I do love a game of will I run out of fuel before i get to the the next petrol station cos the gauge reads empty. It is very exciting!!
    2 points
  22. It passed. Finally after two years of reconstrution and twenty four years after the first owner bought it. Looking back over the whole process of getting it ready for the IVA, we couldn't have done it without the help and advice of RHO members. If we were to do this again, I would not worry about getting it through first time. There were lots of mods and improvements we did not need to do, and we could have saved a lot of time and money. They rarely get through first time, and the test guy was very helpful with his advice. He also said it is rare for them to not go throu
    2 points
  23. For those old enough to remember.
    2 points
  24. Sump popped off. Stanley blade 1/3 of the way round...couple of leaver softly applying pressure as i went and heard it go. Thank goodness.
    2 points
  25. FFS - ok, panic over, all sorted. It seems that the ECU wasn't saving the TPS settings or I was somehow doing it wrong. After the last engine run, I noticed that it showed only 30% travel (in the Emerald software) when I was almost at full throttle. So I did one last reset and I had to come in to do some work. Went back out after work and started straight up, idling as normal. I dunno - might go again, probably at 4am when I need to leave for Wales Thank you all for your suggestions
    2 points
  26. Hiya mate, Fantastic run out, and great to have another nut job drifting buddy right behind me. Tell you what, we should have a prize for the best packed car. I think you would steal it Next year, with a huge tent on site and I reckon a lot more people and no Covid, this is gonna be one hell of an event. Andi
    2 points
  27. As a new member just wanted to thank everyone involved for organising / running this weekends EOSB. My eleven year old boy and I had the best time. The ride out was the highlight with my drifting buddy Andy “hopefully Andy has new underpants on”....... Well worth the 6 hour round trip. Car went well just needed zip ties for front number plate and front wheel arch.
    2 points
  28. Everything was very well organised to work in a safe manner, but didn't stop us enjoying ourselves. Cracking day out, thanks to all who made this work in these very difficult times. Marilyn & Derek
    2 points
  29. Hopefully the weather will be kind for the EOSB, and on that assumption I have sorted a run out for the Saturday leaving the show ground at 11.00am. The route will take us from the show ground with the first stop at the fuel station to allow cars to take on fuel, then out to Wymondham, returning around Rutland Water. I have split the details into two, run out and run back, the destination is the tea rooms at Wymondham Mill ( you can go up the mill)where you can get drinks, snacks and hot food from a limited menu choice. Alternatively If anyone would rather stop at a Pub you can
    2 points
  30. Hi everyone, just joined the group. I will be attending Saturday and really looking forward to it. interested in the run out in the morning too. cheers Jez
    2 points
  31. I am going out tomorrow for a run in the car but I should be at home on Friday, I will send you a message on the forum with my mobile number and we will see if we can get something arranged, Alan
    2 points
  32. The Prefect Lives! Finally, after all the issues, the pinto turbo is up and running in the Prefect! There were a few more issues to overcome first though...
    2 points
  33. Just finished the arches for next year when the cars done hopefully they will look good on the car if anyone wants to know the body shop drop me a message there a great company and they do custom work aswell as normal car repairs
    2 points
  34. Was a good meet last night. Good turnout of cars. I was in the white GBS parked by my mates black one on their own row. We didn’t mix too much we are still being cautious with social distancing. Hope no one thought is rude, same goes for not shaking anyone’s hands. Better safe than sorry and all that. So come on Andy, get some of those pictures you took uploaded
    2 points
  35. This video is a selection of lots, but not all, the little jobs that go into finishing off an engine installation. Things like making custom hoses, custom hardlines, custom HT leads, all the stuff that makes the difference between an engine bay look good as well as be functional. Sure, the result is still really busy, there is a lot going on in a small space, but I hope you will all agree, its looking sweet!
    2 points
  36. Now that lock down restrictions begin to be lifted in parts of the UK, the club committee would like to request that any events / area meets conform to the government guidelines and follow the strict social distancing required to continue to control the virus. The club has a reputation of being a family friendly, approachable club and we have all worked hard moving the club forward, thus increasing the member numbers. Please do not undo all of this hard work by having meets / events/ run outs which do not conform to the government guidelines which have the potential to generate negative p
    2 points
  37. Finally got round to sitting down and reading mine. Lock down must be getting to me - I actually found my own article rivetting.
    2 points
  38. we got it up and running yesterday the first time i have heard it running as bought with engine and box out, very pleased no smoke, no rattles, all went well after sorting out the gbs new loom thanks to help from richy, now on to making new dash refit wings new lights ect ect ect fingers crossed hoping to mot end of month
    2 points
  39. We exhibit with our own stand with cars motorcycles etc. The orange locost has got Lotus badge's on the nose and wheel centres put on by the previous owner A white haired gent on a mobility scooter came over and with a big grin nodded to the locost and said, "pushing it a bit aint it". I thought another know all only to find he was a mechanic with Colin Chapman's formula one team and his twin brother was also part of the team. We had a good laugh and a long very informative chat. His knowledge and experience made me feel like a novice even though having built cars and bikes for years.
    2 points
  40. Rear fog lamp switch. £FREE posted. Just so someone can have a spare. Alternator bracket.Adjusts from 75mm to 150mm. Struggled to get a decent photo against my black workbench so apologies for the improvisation. £2 posted.
    2 points
  41. New alternator and some adjustment to one of the wires cured the problem. The connection on the end had been changed so that it didn't fit in the plug properly and therefore wasn't even touching the tab on the alternator. Maybe fixing this first would have cured the problem but I am happier now it has the correct unit on, belt tension adjustment is much better as the old one protruded too far out. Makes it easier to get the engine side panel back on. Onwards to the next problem now.
    2 points
  42. Most likely over the weekend of the second May bank holiday again, so looking at the calendar for next year that would be 29th-31st May
    2 points
  43. Well it seems hard to believe but in normal circumstances, I'd be at Stoneleigh today getting ready for the show this weekend. With no definite end to the lock-down in sight, it's difficult to predict when the first show of the year will be but it's good to see that we are still getting new members joining, so welcome to the following people who joined in April: Edward P Edward Parkinson Sunderland Kevin P MedipWursel Bristol Andrew H Andrew Howe Penrith Jo
    2 points
  44. In this video the main focus is getting the wiring finished! To that end, we set about installing our megasquirt ecu in to the 1958 Prefect 100e Pinto Turbo Project Car. It's a setup we used previously on the kit car build, but the looms a mess, but not because we did a bad job last time, oh no, we were smart, we knew it was going to be pulled out and go into something else, so what we did was extend our brand new loom so when we pulled it it out we still had a completely new loom to work with on the new car, and it was totally worth it! We also get a little bit of plumbing done while we are a
    2 points
  45. With the current situation I’ve finally had some time in the garage and managing to get some little jobs done on the kit. For a while now I’ve been meaning to make a boot to store the odd little thing in when out and about and meaning I could use the car for the essential shopping ( I wish ). Almost there now just some trim to finish around the roll bar. Also knocked up a coolant recovery tank today and fitted that. what jobs have everyone else finally got around to doing? Keep safe everyone, Mike.
    2 points
  46. Today I will be mostly deep cleaning.
    2 points
  47. Before and after, I have changed the dials for ETB (black bezel, white face, red pointer) as these were some cheap chinese ones
    2 points
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