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GAjon

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2,242 posts

115 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

Neil,

Will I be able to fit a BMW M5 power plant in, what kind of modifications would I have to make??
Can I get parts from Rimmer Bros?


stainless_steve

5,858 posts

160 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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An LS won't fit,and if it did why would you it should be a ford v8 biggrin

GadgeS3C

3,756 posts

66 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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You've used too much T-cut on that one wink

RCK974X

2,010 posts

51 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Actually from the looks of that particular project, you could fit any engine you like, up to and including a Rolls Royce Merlin V12, although I don't think it will match up to the gearbox very well.......

And I really like the 'invisible chassis' look....


mad4amanda

1,940 posts

66 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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The next Classic Car Rescue project?
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heightswitch

5,425 posts

152 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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biggrin
been on a couple of days. Best offers considered..I have now also found a corroded holed servo and verdigris covered master cylinder I can throw in wink

N.

Adrian@

3,443 posts

184 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I've studied those pictures for a least a minute and I cannot see any barn, part of a barn, is it just me!
Adrian@

DarkMatter

1,314 posts

133 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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The specification says it has 2 doors. Are they still on the barn?

pridaux

3,887 posts

51 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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No Adrian not just you no barn in sight what a great project for you bet your really tempted maybe converted into a Vixen Verbo nuts
a bet its worth 50p to you at least wink

gizzer

671 posts

108 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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RCK974X said:
Actually from the looks of that particular project, you could fit any engine you like, up to and including a Rolls Royce Merlin V12, although I don't think it will match up to the gearbox very well.......

And I really like the 'invisible chassis' look....
No rust though whistle

Roy C

3,782 posts

186 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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"Part exchange Possible"

...with the emperor's new clothes? biggrin

Moto

614 posts

155 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I could be mistaken but I think there is more work involved in getting this one sorted than is apparent at first sight. There could even be some parts missing biggrin

Electron

439 posts

121 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Neil

I've studied the photos and believe you have a very rare works prototype - driven by Carlos Fandango in the 1978 Le Mans. The car fell off a lorry on it's way back to race HQ with many parts lost ..

The remaining parts as shown in your photo were stored in a barn with two doors substantiating my research.

I would hate for you to loose out financially on such an important and historical find ......

I will send you a substantial amount of Greek currency when it becomes available later this year if you would hold the car on reserve for me ...

Will it be exhibited at the NEC in November ??

Chris

hedgefinder

2,961 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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looks like a factory "lightweight" model, wouldnt be surprised if it has substantial race history.

GAjon

Original Poster:

2,242 posts

115 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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hedgefinder said:
looks like a factory "lightweight" model, wouldnt be surprised if it has substantial race history.
No, the lightweights didn't have the adjustable, rake & height, steering columns as the one in the picture.

FlipFlopGriff

6,207 posts

149 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Should be "some parts" rather than "some parts missing".
FFG

tuscanturner

382 posts

64 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Im thinking of putting a bid in for this engine to put into the "car" would the prop shaft need to be modified?

thegamekeeper

2,282 posts

184 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Why can people NEVER tell the TRUTH???? There is no way is that a 6J wheel, its only 5.5J!!!!!. I realise the other 4 wheels are missing but was the original air from them still in the barn? It will be obvious if it is, it will smell fishy , just like you ad and be approximately 24psi. Come on Neilswitch, less of the bully plops.

pridaux

3,887 posts

51 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I presume the wheel and tyre is ZZZZ peed rated and complies with all European regulations and the wonderful roll Bar fully conforms and is approved by FIA AA RAC BBC CNN NBC and of course the GAMEKEEPER and would DG have any matching quality parts that would complete the project.
By any chance does the log book (barn records) have someone living at Toad Hall as a previous owner as that might explain a lot.silly
Andrew

RCK974X

2,010 posts

51 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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and I know good fibreglass is supposed to be translucent, so that body must be fantastic quality....biglaugh