Original keyring

Original keyring

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obes

3,298 posts

194 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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Count me in for one

honestbob

316 posts

184 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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Starting to look good then. I'll probably do a run of 50. Got to do some trials first to make sure they are identical to the original.

amg merc

11,894 posts

203 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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honestbob said:
Starting to look good then. I'll probably do a run of 50. Got to do some trials first to make sure they are identical to the original.


Not intending to put the mockers on this worthy initiative but you have thought about getting Noble's OK to use their brand name/logo I suppose?!

Mr Noble

6,470 posts

183 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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otherwise I give you permission to make me a load with my surname on them! :0

But its nothing to do with me if it all ends in tears.

joust

14,622 posts

209 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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amg merc said:
Not intending to put the mockers on this worthy initiative but you have thought about getting Noble's OK to use their brand name/logo I suppose?!
As long as you put, in barely readable, (copyright and logos of respective companies are the ownership of those companies) then you should be alright

On that subject, I didn't notice you asking the factory to get their logo on your wheel Mr Man

(That being said, I'm sure Micknall will interject if he really sees a problem)

J

AMG Merc

11,894 posts

203 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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joust said:
On that subject, I didn't notice you asking the factory to get their logo on your wheel Mr Man J


A good point Hawkeye Fielder!

Nevertheless, take this for being so the skool swot!

joust

14,622 posts

209 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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honestbob

316 posts

184 months

Monday 27th June 2005
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Noble have no objection so long as I make it abundantly clear that it is not Noble Automotive authorised.So far so good then!

MisterX

656 posts

200 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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AMG Merc said:
No, ta - have got a classic original!


I was challenged by Mr Jobsworth at the airport a year or so ago, it seems the original NOBLE one with the screwdriver at the end can be seen as an offensive weapon.

AMG Merc

11,894 posts

203 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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MisterX said:

AMG Merc said:
No, ta - have got a classic original!



I was challenged by Mr Jobsworth at the airport a year or so ago, it seems the original NOBLE one with the screwdriver at the end can be seen as an offensive weapon.


Ah, then mine is not that Classic then! It is chrome metal with the Noble logo slanted and is blocky - interesting point about the screwdriver, was that for the clamshell fasteners then?!

Moving off-thread a little but this reminds me to ask Noble to get rid of the current fastners that use any old cross-head (or even a small flat-bladed) screwdrivwer and convert to the one's that take that other tool (that looks like a Allen key but isn't) like the TVR's have.

obes

3,298 posts

194 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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Yep, it had a pozi head on the tip of the E of NOBLE

joust

14,622 posts

209 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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Mine's got a flat head screwdriver on the E

J

jipsom

199 posts

190 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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honestbob said:
Starting to look good then. I'll probably do a run of 50. Got to do some trials first to make sure they are identical to the original.


Me too, please

lucozade

2,574 posts

229 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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me too please, me too

As for the fasteners i totally agree they shouldn't be as standard as they are. Perhaps some kind of security head like the ones on my Sky+ box.

joust

14,622 posts

209 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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Never been that convinced about the benifit of Torx screws over posidrive - every screwdriver and bit set I've seen in the last 10 years has both types. Certainly the one I keep in the car has both, so I could undo either.

Of course it being a posidrive does help in those "eek - lost the screwdriver" moments...

J

chillidog

1,021 posts

185 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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How about some sort of mechanism that prevents you from forgetting to do the screws up! I've often thought that the rear clam would make a rather dangerous air brake.

Some sort of latch, perhaps with a warning light, is what I was thinking about.
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Richard.

SiRL

6 posts

177 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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Maybe if there is this much interest in a proper metal keyring of the original design, then maybe Noble could look at getting another batch made. I'd have one to go with my 3R! (I know the dealer was trying to get me one, but it's not turned up yet so now I guess I know why). Count me in as interested in the bootleg!

Mr Noble

6,470 posts

183 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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I have often thought how the fastenings should really be more secure and "one off" Its really easy for anyone to open up the clam should they fancy it when not in the garage.

How about some clip type things that are situated inside the door recess so you can only get to them with the door open.

Like on the Pagaini Zonda's

GN

broad

314 posts

177 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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It probably wouldn't be too difficult to modify or add one of those locks you get on those gear lever / handbrake locking devices - although if someone was hell bent on getting the clams open it is only fibreglass after all.

Graham

broad

314 posts

177 months

Tuesday 28th June 2005
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...oh and I'm in for a NOBLE key fob