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Re: My new project

Postby is-si » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:27 pm

sound work Lee, what sort of time scales are we looking at here, you're making it look quite straightforward 8)

shame you cant use a quad cam BMW V8 out of a dead 7 series - the MSA have robbed us!
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:10 pm

is-si wrote:sound work Lee, what sort of time scales are we looking at here, you're making it look quite straightforward 8)

shame you cant use a quad cam BMW V8 out of a dead 7 series - the MSA have robbed us!


I will soon end up grinding to a halt John, I am doing the shell, which I have all the bits and bobs for, but when it starts coming to bits like brakes, engine bits, gearbox, rear axle etc, I just don't have the funds as of yet.

The old RV8 will be a good un though, 300+ bhp should be on the cards................ :D
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:55 am

Update guys, been very busy, new bulkhead in place.........

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Note that I have also welded the holes for the heater pipes, that won't be returning!

More seam welding..........

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Anyone like to guess where the exhaust may be exiting from?..........

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Right here...........

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Note that the welding isn't finished, tis was the point where me gas ran out!

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Some bits of extra cage that I wanted to add, I should have asked the cage guy to do it, but it was too late when I picked her up......

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Tacked in place..........

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Welded.....

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Another few bits............

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Now i'm happy.........

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I also picked these up this week, reputedly genuine NAS lamps, no covers though but hoping to drop on some more..........

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The welding here is crap, the problem is, at the factory, this joint is Braized, well I don't have the facility to re-braize it, so I have welded it, but because of the impurities, the weld looks awful, nothing some of Isopon's finest won't sort out.......

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Dressed up, ready to fill over........

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Spot welds........

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Little bead of sealer.......

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Coat of Grey primer to protect till next weeked when I hope to get some proper primer on......

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Handbrake plate............

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Pedal box strengthener..........

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I then found myself with a bit of time, so started on the doors, I weighed them first, WOW,..........

Front door, a colossal 26kgs!

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Rear door, 18kgs!

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Those of a nervous disposition, turn away now...........

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down to 11kgs, more to come yet but polycarbonate wiow to go in so I reckon that will be final weight..

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3 more to do, not today though.
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Re: My new project

Postby Ptrs14 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:58 pm

Great work Lee.... should be awesome once your finished. Is it for Tar or Gravel?

Have you seen this beauty.. http://pistonheads.co.uk/SALES/1945908.htm
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:55 pm

Ptrs14 wrote:Great work Lee.... should be awesome once your finished. Is it for Tar or Gravel?

Have you seen this beauty.. http://pistonheads.co.uk/SALES/1945908.htm



Thanks Peter. For the first time ever, I am building a car that will suit both, it will mainly be for Tarmac single venues, but I will make it strong enough for some gravel if the mood takes me.

The Bastos car is awesome, I have been trying to sell a few spare limbs and kidneys but to no avail :P .
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Re: My new project

Postby ultegra » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:43 am

I like.

No horizontal harness bars in the cage? Shoulder straps going down to the floor or are they yet to go in?

Your tube mitering is very accurate - I'm envious of your cool skills. What system are you using to get the fish mouths so tight?

cheers

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Re: My new project

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:31 pm

Sunbmw wrote: I have been trying to sell a few spare limbs and kidneys but to no avail :P .


Lee I haven't seen your breaking list but if you have a large pair of little used 'nads for sale cheapish I could be interested.
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Re: My new project

Postby M3 Compact » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:53 pm

rearwheelsteercompact wrote:
Sunbmw wrote: I have been trying to sell a few spare limbs and kidneys but to no avail :P .


Lee I haven't seen your breaking list but if you have a large pair of little used 'nads for sale cheapish I could be interested.



Check Mrs Sunbmw's ebay 'items for sale' - she chopped them off when he bought the third one. :wink:

Great work Lee. 8)
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:46 am

Well, it was a weekend of mixed fortunes this weekend.............

Having managed to wangle my first Saturday off for months, I put all the pieces in place to get the car painted underneath, engine bay and inside.

Trailer was loaded, sand blaster booked and all looked rosy, I took the car to the blasters in glorious sunshine which I was sooo glad about, then dropped her off instructing them what bits to do, and what not to go near.

Dinner time loomed and they called me to go and collect the car, which I duly did, excited at the prospect of some bare metal to spray.

However, my excitement was dulled slightly, they had made a cracking job of the inside and engine bay..............but then had ran out of sand [:(], they usually have 10 tonnes on stock but were awaiting delivery, but they only charged me £50 so I suppose I can't grumble.

The upshot was though, I had to manually clean the underside, this was no mean feat, as this car is caked in waxoyl (I supoose I shouldn't moan about that, it is the waxoyl that has kept the shell in such good condition) and this subsequently set me back a good 4 hours.

In essence, I can't help thinking that I rushed the rest of the job, the shift I work, I don't get to see my partner in the week, so when I request a weekend working on the car, it doesn't go down awfully well, then when It was going to run into Sunday night, I was properly in the dog-house.

Anyway, I got her done, but not the best job I could have done, main thing is, it is sealed from the horrible damp weather we are having at the moment.

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Re: My new project

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:17 pm

Looking really good mate, think im going to get my 2 door shell over to you as you seem to get on alot faster than i do!!!
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:52 am

Just a quick update everybody......................

i am really dissapointed with the shell, the paint finish on the bits I have done is crap, and it is rusting in places that I have missed with paint already, so I have covered her up and put a heater in there till the weather gets better, then I am toying with having her dipped, I tink it would be worth it, with the shell being so good.

Also, a spec change is on the cards, I have spoken to a few, and done some extensive research, and the works cars ran a 4 linked 4HA axle up the rear, the standard Rover mounting system is shite, and actually is designed that it lifts the back up under extreme acceleration. Anyway, I have been invited to go and have a look at a pukka "Works" car, and I will be taking loads of pics to replicate the rear axle mounting system, obviously this is gonna mean chopping the shell about again too.

Anyway, in the meantime, I have been plodding on with other bits, mainly the doors, and bearing in mind, I have done them outside at home, I think I have done ok. The last few Sundays have been sunny, and if you leave something out for long enough, it heats up, so I have used that to my advantage to "Bake off" the doors.

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Re: My new project

Postby is-si » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:33 pm

You have brought back memories there, yes they do lift up under abuse, my mate's/bro had a few V8 sd1's and kicking them down exiting corners used to produce some blazing inside wheel spinning! at speed too :lol:
Are you gonna run a 4HA?
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Re: My new project

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:16 pm

4HA = WTG 8) and they don't weigh much more than an atlas.
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:30 pm

Sorry boys, didn't make meself all that clear, yep, deffo running a 4HA, going to get one from a Jag breakers in Wrexham on Sunday ( I won't tell you the tale about buying a Scimitar one off ebay only to realise that it is far too narrow when I got it back...................oops, I just did! :oops: :oops: :oops: ) and apparently, Ian Jemison is the man with these axles (already spoken to him and hatched a plan for when funds allow) and I am hoping to build a Floating axle that should be reliable. Keep em peeled..............................
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Re: My new project

Postby M3 Compact » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:30 pm

Sunbmw wrote:Sorry boys, didn't make meself all that clear, yep, deffo running a 4HA, going to get one from a Jag breakers in Wrexham on Sunday ( I won't tell you the tale about buying a Scimitar one off ebay only to realise that it is far too narrow when I got it back...................oops, I just did! :oops: :oops: :oops: ) and apparently, Ian Jemison is the man with these axles (already spoken to him and hatched a plan for when funds allow) and I am hoping to build a Floating axle that should be reliable. Keep em peeled..............................


Speak to Mark about 4HAs, Lee. :idea: :arrow:

He has some spare 4.6/5.1 CWPs and made his own alloy hubs for his semi-floating/tapered roller bearing 4HA in the TR8. No axle, shaft or diff failures whatsoever in all his BTRDA events.
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