Another re-build project

Another re-build project

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hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Monday 28th March 2011
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Hey guys,

You've probably noticed i've been littering the forum with questions and looking for advice for a while so thought i'd share my progress (albeit slow), im starting to get somewhere but theres so many jobs to do its taking longer than expected! here are some (poor) pics of things so far! smile









































Engine is off next week to have new bearings, springs, gaskets, bolt and stud kit, cams done and head work, very excited!

Graham

Edited by hollowpockets on Monday 28th March 09:42

FUNKSTER UK

765 posts

169 months

Monday 28th March 2011
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Im sure you just like pulling Noble engines out for fun Graham smile

Matty

TuxMan

8,996 posts

205 months

Monday 28th March 2011
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Bloody hell Graham , talk about jump in the deep end !!! thats alot to do all at once !!! going to be a cracking car at the end though :-)

R0162

2,435 posts

131 months

Monday 28th March 2011
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Great stuff, i love seeing things being returned to new and shiny status smile

XLRONYX

244 posts

134 months

Tuesday 29th March 2011
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Spa Techniques GT mirrors? Please post a close up of how you mounted them. If you've driven with them, how do they work out? Vibrations? Enough mirror area? Thanks!

Jeff

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Tuesday 29th March 2011
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correct jeff, sadly I can't be much more help, I'm offshore today but will get a close up pic on my return, only fitted the mirrors when I took the car off the road so not sure how they will be vibration and vision wise. I imagine not as good as standard but aerodynamics and aesthetically they will be an improvement wink

R0162

2,435 posts

131 months

Tuesday 29th March 2011
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Is there any way of moving the wing mirrors up slightly, the main downside of the stock wing mirrosr is that they disturb the air flow over the rear wheel arches, i think if you look at Adrians car he has lifted them up and out, but i could be wrong smile

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Tuesday 29th March 2011
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R0162 said:
Is there any way of moving the wing mirrors up slightly, the main downside of the stock wing mirrosr is that they disturb the air flow over the rear wheel arches, i think if you look at Adrians car he has lifted them up and out, but i could be wrong smile
The standard mirrors do, these wee spa mirrors are so small I doubt they'd affect air over the rear arch/side pod. Adrian fitted very expensive carbon F430 mirrors I believe. I guess you could make a base plate to mount them higher but it would look untidy, simply bolting them to the original holes as I've done keeps it all neat and light.

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Heres some more pictures showing progress, only remaining jobs are to re-fit the powder coated floor, wire up the gearbox oil pump and put the engine back in (piece of cake) wink

goodbye...


new rad, silicone hoses and air ducts, tunnel cooling mod done...




Back from mountune, bores honed, new piston rings, couple of pistons re-faced.


cams re-profiled to same spec as Grant and a couple others have i believe.


new 13 row engine -10 fittings, 10 row gearbox, 7 row power steering coolers, both -6 fittings. I welded stainless steel angle brackets on to the front cross member with indifferent welding rods and painted them black to look part of the chassis as standard


starting to refit the floor (diffuser will be changed for alloy one with vanes though now) using the same method as DavidMT on his old M400 with the closed cell neoprene and stainless A2 type self drilling screws 4.6 x 16mm, holes all pre-drilled out to 4.0mm


Rear end all cleaned up and re-painted


Hoses all ready to connect, it doesn't show here but have wrapped the fuel tank and covered the bulkhead and the shield infront of the exhaust with fresh heat shielding


cleaned floor ready to repaint


before changing the gearbox/steering coolers, washer hoses all replaced for nice blue ones, new nautillus air horn still to pop in though.


clam back on, front finished...


provisionally booked in with Trevor for re-mapping on the 30th july, very excited to get the beast going again, should get my engine back in one piece from the head shop in a week or so then my new 'afterburner' lights from Graham and its good to go!

Edited by hollowpockets on Monday 4th July 10:10

lotus160sport

526 posts

183 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Bl**dy hell graham looks superb, it all looks so easy when reading it on a forum but there is no way I could do anything like that myself, you should go into business so people like me who would take half a day to change a light bulb on the car can get there cars done.

NickyTwoHats

2,093 posts

208 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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lotus160sport said:
Bl**dy hell graham looks superb, it all looks so easy when reading it on a forum but there is no way I could do anything like that myself, you should go into business so people like me who would take half a day to change a light bulb on the car can get there cars done.
Yes...you should. Please :-)

wessexrfc

4,326 posts

153 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Very well done, would be interested to see how your new rear lights will look. Looked into this sometime ago, but can't remember who was making them.

It also seems you have severed off Stigs arm in one of your photos wink

hollowpockets

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183 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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NickyTwoHats said:
Yes...you should. Please :-)
I'd love to and had considered the idea of trying something similar but I live up in Aberdeen so it's not very convenient for the majority, also if I moved south I'd loose out on my offshore job which I kinda need to keep me in nobles and beer tokens!

Mr GC1 is building my light units, much to his dismay I opted to go for a different (larger) set of lights than everyone else has tried and it's caused some head scratching but I'm sure Grahams skills will result in a great looking set of rears! wink

G

Blu3R

2,348 posts

166 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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wessexrfc said:
It also seems you have severed off Stigs arm in one of your photos wink
hehe Yeah, what the hell is that???

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Blu3R said:
hehe Yeah, what the hell is that???
Erm, if it's the pic I think your on about that would be my new husky pups squeaky toy! Lol

TuxMan

8,996 posts

205 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Keep going mate looks great , best of luck on the mapping !!!! You might need something to calm your nerves , I find standing in the cat park with my fingers in my ears helps !!!!! laugh

jamescmr2

713 posts

146 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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looks really good, well done. v clean

IainRS

322 posts

134 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Looking superb Graham, looking forward to seeing it.

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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The front doesn't quite seem finished so just ordered the canards, splitter end plates and rad exit gurney from reverie, smile I love carbon fibre!

JAZ 34

564 posts

210 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Very nice.