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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:26 pm
by catsx11
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Re: project insanity

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:06 pm
by Roger King
Yup. When I built (project-managed) our house, amongst all the concrete raft work and steel frame design I made sure the garage was finished well before the house. Didn't want to risk running out of money.
For the garage roof we used a resin-slate tile. Very clever - held on with stainless steel clips nailed to the trusses, and interlocking. Dry ridge with no mortar. The tiles are made of ground slate dust set in resin. We have Welsh slate on the house itself, and you can't tell the difference 15 years on (unless you look at the old invoices!). I seem to remember they are made in many colours.
Enough of this. Like the wheels.

Re: project insanity

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:39 pm
by agnoraan
[quote="Roger King"
Enough of this. Like the wheels.[/quote]

They're away having Pauls old Goodyears fitted to them as I write this :D I'm going to use them as "rollers" whilst the car is being built, thanks Paul :D :D I Did a big road trip yesterday of 530 miles to collect bits & pieces for the car. I've now got a '67 289 block, needing some rods & a crank to take it to 302 (anybody got a spare 302 crank or rods?) I'm going to put this in the car for the IVA test as due to its age, it only requires a visual on the smoke test & then at a later stage substitute it for the 347 cu in motor with Weber downdraughts. I've also got a toploader & scattershield sorted, along with another pair of Performer RPM heads, I've found a pair of worn black leather Cobra seats, I'm picking up the LeMans hardtop next weekend, oh & I've got a pair of front indicators :lol: I've found someone that works on Jags for a living & he's happy to rebuild the front & rear axles for me with all new service parts, so all in all, things are finally coming together.

cheers..Nige

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:54 am
by agnoraan
I had the tyres that paul gave me mounted to my wheels,...it feels like Xmas around here :D


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I'm going to use these to use as "rollers" to set the chassis & suspension up. I'll then get some Avons of the same size when the time comes for the IVA test
cheers..Nige

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:03 pm
by Paul Blore
They do look the doggie's danglies don't they. :twisted:

Paul

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:31 pm
by agnoraan
PaulB wrote:They do look the doggie's danglies don't they. :twisted:

Paul
Yeah, they sure do, thanks ever so much for letting me have them Paul, it's really appreciated. Sorry I couldn't hang around on Sunday but I had a few more bits to pick up on my way back & had to sort out family things when I got home :lol: .

cheers..Nige

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:15 pm
by clive
If my doggie's danglies were like that I'd be off to the vet!!! :shock:

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:41 pm
by agnoraan
clive wrote:If my doggie's danglies were like that I'd be off to the vet!!! :shock:
Then you could sell them on............... EXCELLENT!! :D

cheers..Nige

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:51 pm
by Marsh
Nige,

Your wheels look FANTASTIC - I've never suffered from 'rim envy' before (careful now), but those really are spot on!

This is going to be a spectacular car that will be worth all the blood, sweat and tears - have no doubt about that.

Can't wait to see the finished article...

Lee

Re: project insanity

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:26 pm
by Paul Blore
clive wrote:If my doggie's danglies were like that I'd be off to the vet!!! :shock:
I said they "look the doggies danglies" not look like the doggies danglies. :lol:

To avoid any further confusion, what I was trying to say was that they're the dog's bollocks. :wink: