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Re: 289 build

Post by John H » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:41 pm

I'm also with Heritage and striving to get agreed value....I'm paying around £400 fully comp EU travel and events included - not racing or trials.
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Re: 289 build

Post by clive » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:41 pm

When I first put my car on the road, most insurers would only quote for 2-3k miles a year as it was the accepted norm. In that year I attended Stoneleigh, Le Mans, Silverstone and Donnington which equated to around 5k miles without any other driving. It seems as the majority of insurance brokers are based in the South they don't realise the mileage us Jocks have to clock up to attend most events. :?
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Re: 289 build

Post by John H » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:11 am

clive wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:41 pm
When I first put my car on the road, most insurers would only quote for 2-3k miles a year as it was the accepted norm. In that year I attended Stoneleigh, Le Mans, Silverstone and Donnington which equated to around 5k miles without any other driving. It seems as the majority of insurance brokers are based in the South they don't realise the mileage us Jocks have to clock up to attend most events. :?
I echo that! 2200 for LeMans and Silverstone! Everyone a winner though!!
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Re: 289 build

Post by peterc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:28 pm

Andrew,
As this is an important subject of interest to all members perhaps the last few ‘ insurance’ related posts should be hived off into a stand alone subject that will be easier to locate.
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Re: 289 build

Post by amulheirn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:03 pm

Hi Peter -

Yes - will see if I can split the thread somehow.

On another note - I drove the car round the block after spending what seemed like hours making a bracket for the numberplate. It was dark, so not the best for an initial ride.

Anyone got any recommendations for attaching the bonnet badge? I got one from Migge, and it has two unthreaded locator pins on the rear, so I guess these just keep it straight and it should be attached with adhesive of some sort. Obviously I would want to detatch it again when I get it painted (next year now, probably).

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Re: 289 build

Post by agnoraan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 pm

Andy, when you have badges and trim with "pegs" on the back, they normally fit into plasic grommets which push into holes in the body, and then the badges push into the grommets. In the trade people sometimes call them "mouses frenchies" 😂😂, when you see them you'll understand why 😉
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Re: 289 build

Post by clive » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 pm

Hi Andy,
I cut the pins off and stuck them down with double sided tape, the type you use for fixing mirrors to the windscreen. It is slightly padded so you can slip a wire behind it to remove.
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Re: 289 build

Post by clive » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi Andy,
I cut the pins off and stuck them down with double sided tape, the type you use for fixing mirrors to the windscreen. It is slightly padded so you can slip a wire behind it to remove.

Regards the insurance thread, if you use the search function plenty info comes up.
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Re: 289 build

Post by amulheirn » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Does anyone have a link to a supplier for Nige's 'Mouse's Frenches'? I bought some from eBay that were for BMW badges, but they're too big. No dimensions were given by the supplier, so it was a £1.85 shot in the dark in case they were standard. Turns out they're not...

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Re: 289 build

Post by StewbieC » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:39 pm

drilled holes for the pegs and used double sided tape.

If you search for what Andy says you get mainly French Bulldogs :)
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