johns wedge rebuild

johns wedge rebuild

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Engineer1949

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1,366 posts

74 months

Wednesday 3rd April 2013
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following on from my nearly year long rebuild of a chimaera for my son now its my turn ,got a 350i in fairly reasonable condition good strong engine oil pressure still good when nice and hot but it has got some issues, body finish has gone off some interor work needs doing, new hood and targa recover, so this is the swop over one out and one in, first job up on the building blocks check the chassis with a fine tooth combe off with the suspensions out with the engine and see what we really have got, i have some ideas of things to upgrade the car some mild tuning plus sort some decent front suspension looking to fabricate a new double wishbone set up with coil overs so busy weekends and evenings especially as its getting warmer and lighter, wont be quite as quick or in depth as the chimaera but should be good fun none the less.



john



swanny71

1,716 posts

139 months

Wednesday 3rd April 2013
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Looking forward to this, the Chim build thread was great clap

ElvisWedgely

2,646 posts

95 months

Wednesday 3rd April 2013
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What a beautiful colour on that Chimaera. My dream is to own a Wedge that colour. Now that would be something!

Tony. TCB.

dixiebabes

3,087 posts

154 months

Thursday 4th April 2013
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I love that colour especially with the black wheels.

Dix

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

1,366 posts

74 months

Wednesday 10th April 2013
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well a start at last, sorted the workshop and the floor much better all round, car is in now the work starts in ernest.

john





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GV

2,366 posts

154 months

Wednesday 10th April 2013
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If only I had that space to work....

chapperssx

753 posts

101 months

Wednesday 10th April 2013
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Hi Jhon im looking forward to seeing how you attack your wedge !! Looks as though you have a good base to start from with your 350i...Whats the first job on the list ??

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

195 months

Wednesday 10th April 2013
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Engineer1949]well a start at last...[/url said:
We heard you the first time biggrin


mrzigazaga

17,921 posts

95 months

Thursday 11th April 2013
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This could be the start of a "Spot the difference" competition for wedges...Except there are none...hehe
That orange was something i considered for the 280 when i first got it...Nice..

portzi

2,290 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th April 2013
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I think you have the best job in the world John.

Mark smile

Engineer1949

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1,366 posts

74 months

Thursday 11th April 2013
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Not sure what happened there i only posted once honest first job jack onto building stands then wheels of suspension of engine out then see what we have got.


John

Engineer1949

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1,366 posts

74 months

Tuesday 16th April 2013
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got a little done today but busy with everyone wanting there boats ready now the weather has warmed up, but started getting ready to remove the engine header tank and its plumbing out ,maf and filter out ,some wiring removed and tagged still looking for the perfect system to mark wires tried tape with biro clip on numbers which seem to disappear any ideas out there, got the exhaust of nice stainless unit, hubs look really good recently replaced i feel, got some spax adjustables on the rear look good no leaks etc. so a bonus there.got the bonnet of which has new struts and found the drivers outrigger needs replacing very bad crack on the rear strut plus some rot in the centre someone has had go at it and made a real bodge i guess the drivers has gone due to it living in france most of its life.

john




















mrzigazaga

17,921 posts

95 months

Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Looking good mate.....Just checking gav!



Edited by mrzigazaga on Tuesday 16th April 21:17

Solitude

1,731 posts

105 months

Tuesday 16th April 2013
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We heard you first and secont time !!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck John..........best colour for a wedge too !!

chapperssx

753 posts

101 months

Thursday 25th April 2013
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Hi John hows the 350i project going any progress on the beast !! tumbleweedbiggrin I'm a fine one to talk 3 years down the line and i've very nearly finished the SX woohoo

Engineer1949

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1,366 posts

74 months

Friday 26th April 2013
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Sorry not a lot to report still busy with the boating side of things plus had the chim back for its first service and rolling road session to get the maps sorted still a bit to do there but all going the right way will be on the wedge saturday prior to chatswoorth visit..


John

mrzigazaga

17,921 posts

95 months

Saturday 27th April 2013
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Just doing my weekly check on FB and saw this link...All i can say is WOW!..I will be watching this thread with envy but praise at the same time..Cant wait to see the stunning wedge that emerges from this rebuild...Marvellous....Ziga

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=t...

Edited by mrzigazaga on Saturday 27th April 19:55

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

1,366 posts

74 months

Monday 29th April 2013
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got the front suspension out saturday morning and cut the majority of the parts out i dont want prior to building my own set up
plus had an intersting car in the car park a ronart vanwall copy sporting a v12 jag lump



john











cornet

1,452 posts

88 months

Monday 29th April 2013
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Looking forward to seeing this thumbup

Act Daft

191 posts

86 months

Monday 29th April 2013
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Book marked
Nice to meet you on Sunday John.