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by Darren C
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage advice possibly concrete prefab
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

Garage advice possibly concrete prefab

Use SIPs Structural insulated panels. Basically two panels of wood or metal bonded to insulation. Gives you insulation and structure in one ! Plenty around down your way. Seconds & co good place to start but lots of options on fleabay. Can use the same for a mono pitched roof with a rubber cover. Y...
by Darren C
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Excel Classic Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Excel Classic Car Show

(there was a air cooled 911 for £200K which took my fancy but my wife says we need to keep the house!!) Gulp, he's got some cheek..... It's a 1993 back dated to look like a pre 73 built by PS. You can buy a REAL pre 73 911S for less money, the real deal not a replica. IMHO its worth about £60K & no...
by Darren C
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Short cut short haul - 1 mile in 30mph zone ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

Short cut short haul - 1 mile in 30mph zone ?

I seem to remember someone suggesting moving large loads on roof bars!!! is this an option? (I still can't use the smilies) Stu Guilty as charged.. But with NO roof bars! Back in the very early 80's I answered a for sale ad in the Exchange & mart for a VW Beetle parts car (floorpan, suspension & bo...
by Darren C
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mad prices of Fords
Replies: 33
Views: 2664

Mad prices of Fords

So to summarise Remy,
Scimitar prices not being inflated by "Fords" is.... The Reliant Stigma-tar effect (sh*t sticks)
Enlightened Folk knowledge is......The Reliant Stig-mota effect

:lol:
by Darren C
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mad prices of Fords
Replies: 33
Views: 2664

Mad prices of Fords

Exactly Nick :D Steve, you can’t be Anxious over something that’s not happened yet so you might as well be prepared. The true enthusiast will already have one or more cars (and numerous others in various states of disrepair) & be using them. Those discovering the Marque have plenty of time board the...
by Darren C
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mad prices of Fords
Replies: 33
Views: 2664

Mad prices of Fords

The Scimitar is it's own worst enemy, it wasn't a common man's car then Exactly, Reliant will always be associated with the 3 wheeler (cue the jokes) which is the Scimitars thorn in its side. As for common man, IMHO the association is that it is/was a "common mans sports car" Folks who rented their...
by Darren C
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: local information/help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

local information/help needed

No problem Stu, It was your choice of the defeatist word "insurmountable" for a car only 300 miles away that tickled me. There's always ways around things, (friends, transport companies etc) after all I didn't personally row the boat over 2 oceans to bring my cars home :wink: Good luck with your sea...
by Darren C
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: local information/help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

local information/help needed

upstart8s wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:54 pm
distance problem seems insurmountable
Stu
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The last 3 cars I've purchased have been 5,500 miles & 2 oceans away!
by Darren C
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: #ClassicRumble Team Ant
Replies: 0
Views: 380

#ClassicRumble Team Ant



A fantastic project that I'm proud to be a small part of :)

#ClassicRumble

Here

More on my part in the charity build on my twitter feed :wink:

@classiccarguru1

Please come check it out at NEC & better still bid in the auction :wink:
by Darren C
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Practical Classics Resto Show - 31st March to 2nd April
Replies: 24
Views: 3962

Re: Practical Classics Resto Show - 31st March to 2nd April

I can echo what's been said already, Great stand, good position and a good all round show. Was so impressed I opted to join via direct debit :lol: I can confirm that Luke didn't stand watching the World go by all weekend.....wanted to say hello, but he was out and about :wink: Maybe next time Luke :...
by Darren C
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Del Boy Regal Wanted 1st December
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Del Boy Regal Wanted 1st December

Thanks for the swift response Erik, Much appreciated :D

All sorted now.
by Darren C
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Del Boy Regal Wanted 1st December
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Del Boy Regal Wanted 1st December

Anyone know of a Del Boy replica Regal available for a very special event 1st December Buckinghamshire?

PM me ASAP with details please, you will not be disappointed :wink:
by Darren C
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car
Replies: 103
Views: 9301

Re: Mystery Car

Looking at the windscreen shape and in particular the cut of the door, rear wheel arch positioning etc it looks very much like a Marcos fastback gullwing. https://historicmarcosregister.com/fastback/gullwing-fastback/ Whats interesting is the wheel base and rear wings. It's almost as if someone took...
by Darren C
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car
Replies: 103
Views: 9301

Re: Mystery Car

Yes I agree Roger, Does look very Hooper Empress to me.

In fact after a quick google "Hooper Empress Daimler", it is a Docker Hooper Daimler called Golden Zebra! Currently on display at The Hague

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Company
by Darren C
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil / starting issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3569

Re: Coil / starting issues

Drain the fuel tank, and get some new fuel. I had the same issue on my 5A back in March. I put it away in November over winter and the fuel went off. Chased my self around in circles trying to find an ignition fault that wasn't there. These modern fuels in a flat shallow fuel tank (large liquid surf...

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