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Paul H

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  1. Wow - amazing work there! I've seen first hand the amount of skill and work required for restoring / repairing wooden boats as I know a few people who do this, and I greatly admire your dedication to this project! Btw, some info for those suggesting ways of increasing the speed, the waterline length essentially sets the maximum speed (known as 'hull speed') which can only be exceeded if a vessel is able to plane. This one is not as it is a full displacement hull form, rather than semi-displacement, so the top speed of about 10 knots mentioned earlier in the thread is pretty much the maximum hull speed. Looks like it could be a heavily modified Fairey - most were civilian but they did do military / naval variants.
  2. Great write-up Do you know any more about this?
  3. Forgotten about that type! As you say, rarely if ever seen now. Just to clarify, the grille I'm thinking of is this one:
  4. Agreed. Can I also add Minilites, and wood dash trim kits to your ban list? What you describe and the following are the only Sherpa sports that would tempt me - late chrome bumper roadster (so chrome grille surround but black mesh / honeycomb centre instead of chrome slats) with the deep factory type front spoiler, and running a wide set of wolfrace slot mags (I'm guessing off a Scimitar??). Although tbh, I'd still rather get my Sprite working again, and the Mamba wheels refitted.
  5. Very useful! IIRC, that's the only special tool needed - the rest is just regular imperial spanners & sockets. Oh, and if it's any help, all the factory parts books, workshop manuals, & brochures etc can be downloaded from here
  6. That looks very nice! Best place for new stuff is probably Brookhouse Volvo parts. Should you need them, brake discs & drums aren't cheap (they are pressed onto the hubs), but are still available OEM from Volvo. For removing the rear drum hub assembly for access to the rear brakes, get the correct hub puller. Also worth popping over to the Volvo OC forum for tech advice etc
  7. That old bus is mine - what were you in?
  8. Once rid of the C4 (ideally without resorting to the other sort of C4 ), finish off the Amazon. Rebuilt B18/B20 & o/d box etc etc. If you like tunes, it's surprisingly easy to cram a decent set-up into one & yet keep it all invisible. Make sure that there are no waterleaks, and enjoy
  9. Great to meet / see everyone Excellent pictures as always Seth Nice to see the estates out in force too
  10. Can you get him to post it? Indeed I can!! There's quite a few pics, so here's the whole album from that evening Clicky :DI should be there at the Ace too with the Amazon
  11. Welcome Samage!Glad to see that you've joined the dark side
  12. Good thinking, & O/D is definately FTW!!!!!
  13. Really liking the AS! Always liked them, even if the roofline is too high so the driver can wear a hat
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