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David S

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David S last won the day on May 12 2020

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  • Birthday 03/23/1961

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    Zero Zetec
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    David Smeaton

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    Brockworth, Gloucester

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  1. I built mine in 2012 and I think I was around £15K all in but I did get GBS to do some work for me. I think it should be do-able for that kind of money for the Gen 2 version with some sensible purchases. They have made a lot of changes since I built mine and I am tempted to build another. Problem would be having to sell my current car and I am not sure I could part with it!
  2. When mine was first IVA'd, I had the factory fit full weather gear. Richy is right that it would have a riser bar in the middle to lift it a bit to give you plenty of head room. The only thing I didn't like about it was it was fully enclosed, so prone to the windscreen steaming up. I moved to a half hood and that issue is solved. In heavy rain, on fast roads, you do get a bit of spray in through the the open area at the back. The other area the water gets in is under the door edges. I tend to use towels to keep out the worst but toyed with adding a strip of 25mmx25mm aluminium strip to the side of the car under the edge of the door. This would act as a deflector to the majority of the water. You are then left with a bit of water coming in over the edge of the windscreen but that also happens on £75k Morgan's so not a lot you can do about that. With the full roof or half hood fitted, getting in and out is a nack, but you soon get used to it, you just have to use a certain technique. You would be welcome to come and have a look at mine and give it a try if you want. I think you have my mobile number already. Give me shout if it would help. As an aside, I am not sure if SBFS have done a half hood for Cobra Hoops. You might have to have a bar of some sort added to give the shape as the normal half hood uses the roll bar to make the shape. If you you look on their website, it is my car that is featured so you can see what I mean.
  3. I have personal cover with the AA for the tin top but they won't cover a non-production car, i.e. a kit car, for European use so I took a specific policy with A-Plan for that. £45 for the year.
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    Stoneleigh

    Just seen a post on Facebook to say this has now been cancelled until 2021. Will be updated on their website tomorrow (22nd). It was inevitable
  5. Would love to do that 1 year, it is on my bucket list!
  6. David S

    Alps in July?

    I did Switzerland 2 years ago in June and it was amazing. Getting down there was a bit of a slog but once there, the whole place is stunning. I only wish I had the cash and annual leave to join you!
  7. Unfortunately, it was bound to happen.
  8. I think a lot of hotels could be trading differently with reduced occupancy levels, limited catering and social distancing still in place until such time as a vaccine is found.
  9. I had already cancelled at the Elan so I beat them to it. As you say, maybe next year!
  10. Hi Andi Are you trying to compete with this?
  11. Hi Stuart. I think this is a very sensible decision, you can't be too careful. As you say, there will be plenty of opportunities to re-arrange this in the future. It also gives you more time to get the Prefect as you would like it. Stay safe!
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