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phaeton last won the day on August 26 2020

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    Wheely good builder!

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  1. They may have changed their T&C's since being bought out, but that is still my understanding, this is from their website "If you break down more than a mile from home, and if our operators can't quickly fix your vehicle by the roadside, we will tow you to any U.K onward destination of your choosing or a garage of your choice!" I've always read that as taking you to where you want to go or take you back home, but I could be wrong!
  2. Are you sure? Auto Aid brought me home on the 2 occasions I've used it, including once when I drove out to my broken down daughter & grandkids, let them come home in my car & then claim her car was mine. They took that one to her home, I wouldn't have it it recover home wasn't an option.
  3. Beg to differ, under SVA they were not required, under IVA it/they are required (Section 29)
  4. Do NEITHER of these things, 3. Insure on the VIN number not the engine number 4. Do NOT get an MOT, again it's not on the engine number it's the VIN number, but worse than that once your car is on the VOSA MOT system it will need an MOT 12 months from that date. So if it takes you another 4 months to get through the IVA & the retest, then 2 months to get it registered, you will only have 6 months before you have to take it back for a MOT. If you get the IVA first you have 3 years before a MOT is required. The MOT & the IVA are completely different tests, they tes
  5. @brumster Advice is good, if you have no emotional attachment to the kit, then take good images of all the individual items & list them on Fleecebay, they will sell for what the market thinks they are worth. Personally I'd list the chassis just on the off chance somebody needs a spare, it's worth about £20-25 weighed in along with the hassle of getting it there, so maybe that's a good starting price. On the other bits, don't underestimate the cost of delivery, I often do this & would by the time Fleecebay & PayPoo have taken their share I'd have been better off financially putting
  6. Has anybody seen these mirror stalks for sale anywhere?
  7. Sold but I do not appear to be able to edit the post
  8. Bought just before I sold my kit, stands me at £60 with a brand new set of bushes included, but willing to let them go a bit cheaper if somebody wants them, collection from Worksop or postage at cost.
  9. phaeton

    IVA Insurance

    Although @richyb66 is sort of right you need to check your own car insurance & see whether your kit on a trailer being towed would be covered on your existing policy, if it's not than it maybe prudent to insure it separately.
  10. I would have loved to come up, but I'm changing 2 UPVC windows & doing some cladding tomorrow, hiring a cherry picker so doubt I will finish in time. But if it's on & I do, then I will try to get there, assuming the MOT goes well today
  11. With the Freestyle (picture in avatar) roof, doors, screen weren't an option, so I went with https://www.jsaccessories.co.uk/buy/frank-thomas-monsoon-wp-oversuit-black/45846.htm along with a leather flying helmet, goggles & gloves. The helmet, goggles & gloves were standard driving wear, the suit & motorcycle helmet only came out when it got bad, do you go straight into the office, or do you go to your digs first, just thinking can you get changed before going into work?
  12. Towed the car to the Rolling Road on the slightly dubious A-frame but we won't discuss that occifer, he started with a cold compression test, 180,175,190,185 then stripped & rebuilt the carb, then put it on the rollers to play with the furling & timing, he set it at 9 degrees & managed to get an extrapolated 107bhp at 4200rpm runs very nice now, £80 well spent I think. Just need to get an MOT on it now, I've been over it & can't see any thing wrong, might just have a quick look at the back brakes over the weekend the handbrake isn't too good, so maybe just adjust the shoes, onc
  13. No it just wouldn't go above 1200rpm at all, but on Wednesday afternoon/evening (I think) I reset the tappets, rechecked the float, blew out the main jets, changed a fuel filter after the pump, the one before the pump seemed okay, reset the timing. Kept my grandson & granddaughter entertained with the popping & banging & flames shooting out of the carb. But after resetting everything it seemed to run okay only did about a mile as no MOT, I took it last night over to a guy who's going to put it on a rolling road today to setup properly.
  14. No they have to be dry, oil/grease stops them working correctly bizarrely
  15. Don't have any images do you?
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