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  1. Just to say, I now have a street legal Burton. The IVA test is done and buried along with the problems that led up to it. I can now give a definitive view of the Yeading Test Centre and their examiners, and would confirm that they have been supportive, friendly, approachable and that, providing the manual is used to ensure all point are covered, are very happy to pass the Burton and I am sure other kit cars. Very happy to comment if any one wants to know in more detail as to the Examiners approach. Thanks to everyone here's support and comments. Full story in the blog at www.cagey
    8 points
  2. 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
  3. To Dean ( Membership Secretary) and Danielle (Events Secretary) who got married today. Wishing them all the best for a happy life together. Richy and Jackie.
    6 points
  4. Andi is a first aider, generally when people see him, they walk injuries off.
    5 points
  5. 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
  6. EOSB 2020 will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September at the Market Harborough Showground, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough. Leics LE16 7QB and the planning is already underway. Early bookings will make the Event team’s life easier, as the sooner we get an idea of the numbers planning to attend, the more things can be organised. Camping will be available on both the Friday afternoon / evening and Saturday night and there will be entertainment planned for the evenings. Already booked in is the Tipsy Mare Mobile Bar and Saturday night will see the welcomed retu
    4 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Just bought this. Apparently a Dutton according to the log book. Needs a bit of work though Andi
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Its 7pm (ish) on a Wednesday, so it's new video time! In this weeks video we finish making the 100e a roller again! We make a custom panhard bar, make brackets for the front suspension components, and finalise the steering setup. For such a mix match of components it has all gone together surprisingly well and even the ride heights are close enough to make it work so this is the first big milestone ticked off. Next week we'll be ticking off another milestone, getting the engine and gearbox properly mounted in the car.
    3 points
  16. Sold to the man with the cold garage.
    3 points
  17. Not a Winter mod as such and certainly not on the same scale as my normal projects. Knowing I get bored easily, @DeanRudkin asked me to trim these front arches for him so I've spent a couple of wet weekends on them, The vents in the back of the arches are molded closed and were trimmed out with a oscillating saw and a Dremmel. The cut edge of the fibreglass was then thinned out to look a bit more even. Finally the arch was given a good flat over to remove the mold join lines and small skim of filler here and there. Here's the final job, they just need priming, a wet flat and the to
    3 points
  18. Well it took a bit longer tan expected to get round to loading then longer video but here it is:
    3 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 24/04/20 Stoneleigh Kit Car Show Postponement COVID-19 UPDATE I sincerely hope that you and your families are keeping well and staying safe in these uncertain times. The safety of our visitors and exhibitors is of paramount importance to us and, following the advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus, we have postponed the National Kit Car Motor Show. It will be rescheduled to Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2020. Any tickets you have purchased for this show will be valid to use at the show in August and you will not require a replacement ticket. Exhibitors have been
    2 points
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Nothing wrong with a cheeky stroke!
    2 points
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Today I will be mostly deep cleaning.
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. Hello all would love to catch up but as currently on chemo hoping i may be free of it by the time it happens. As i live in Pembridge, quite close to the Elan Valley then im hoping i will be able to xatch up with you all. I'll keep watching the thread for any updates.
    2 points
  40. Sarah would go and buy a Porsche Cayenne. I’d go and buy a workshop with plenty of room for storing cars and probably end up with lots of project cars rather an expensive car.
    2 points
  41. Hi Alan Hope all's well, your pics of bike carb mods look good, Ill be there weds (hopefully) and I want to pic your brains (as usual) about anti roll bar mod n driveshaft issue and general enjoy the craik, Harry
    2 points
  42. I have asked Area Secs to either add Area meets or other events of interest to the calendar or let me know and I will do it. This is a useful function and I think we should be making more use of it.
    2 points
  43. my new jobs HQ is 11 mins away so will have to make sure i am in the office for the next meet!
    2 points
  44. This would be the right kit for a 2b https://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=14504
    2 points
  45. It was a shunt at 2 mph so all that was hurt was my pride!!
    2 points
  46. Guess who didn't check the website until he got to the George & Dragon? See you next time Andi, and yes I'll check where it is first!
    2 points
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