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rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Thursday 7th December
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If anyone was at the Goodwood Trackday in June, they may remember that I was the unlucky sod in the Red Tamora that manage to blow up my engine😭

The car is rocking again with a 4.0 Red Rose engine courtesy of Str8six as well as my bank account but the good news is that the old engine lives to fight another day, possibly not what Blackpool intended it to do but at least it’s still part of the family.

If you can see from the photos the piston is still stuck in one of the bores complete with the conrod sticking out

rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Thursday 7th December
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Another pic

rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Thursday 7th December
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One more,

phillpot

13,360 posts

107 months

Thursday 7th December
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Should look good once you've got it polished up a bit wink

Andy Lynch

410 posts

86 months

Thursday 7th December
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I think it is missing 2 cylinders!
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rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Thursday 7th December
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Andy Lynch said:
I think it is missing 2 cylinders!
One is in the bore, the other is in my garage!!

Still got the crankshaft to do something with if I can think of a design I like

FarmyardPants

3,170 posts

142 months

Thursday 7th December
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That looks amazing thumbup

Spectacular failure you had there!

Tonymg

547 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th December
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Well Done I like it

GAjon

2,695 posts

137 months

Friday 8th December
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Like it, could have put holes in the glass over the bores to put bottles of wine in!

I’d have to go for a motorbike engine to get lager cans in.

magpies

3,541 posts

106 months

Friday 8th December
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very nice coolsmashclap

Boatbuoy

1,704 posts

86 months

Friday 8th December
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I was in the grey Cerbera, waiting in the pitlane to go out in the next group. I'm glad you've got the car back on the road, and you've got yourself a nice bit of furniture to boot.

T4NGO

344 posts

160 months

Friday 8th December
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Like that thumbup
Did you make it?

rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Friday 8th December
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T4NGO said:
Like that thumbup
Did you make it?
I did suggest to my wife that I might try and make it myself - she just laughed - probably the right response

I just googled Engine Coffee Tables and found Alex Simpson from vee8design.com I dropped off the old engine block and a container of pistons and then collected the table a couple of weeks later. Alex was really good to deal with and I thought fairly priced as well. It worth having a look on his website, he's got some great car stuff including Top Gear style sofas

TwinKam

733 posts

19 months

Friday 8th December
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Love it. How is it finished? ...is it polished, or painted with 'chrome' paint?

43034

2,666 posts

92 months

Friday 8th December
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rickyneil said:
I did suggest to my wife that I might try and make it myself - she just laughed - probably the right response

I just googled Engine Coffee Tables and found Alex Simpson from vee8design.com I dropped off the old engine block and a container of pistons and then collected the table a couple of weeks later. Alex was really good to deal with and I thought fairly priced as well. It worth having a look on his website, he's got some great car stuff including Top Gear style sofas
Alex is a real decent bloke. Makes furniture out of chairs etc too yeah.

rickyneil

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29 posts

48 months

Friday 8th December
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TwinKam said:
Love it. How is it finished? ...is it polished, or painted with 'chrome' paint?
It was powder coated so it looks like chrome

TwinKam

733 posts

19 months

Friday 8th December
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rickyneil said:
TwinKam said:
Love it. How is it finished? ...is it polished, or painted with 'chrome' paint?
It was powder coated so it looks like chrome
It looks fabulous, I didn't actually think anyone would've been able/prepared to polish it jester but I had to ask!