From Goodwood to a Table

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rickyneil

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58 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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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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44 posts

58 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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Another pic

rickyneil

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44 posts

58 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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One more,

phillpot

14,330 posts

117 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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Should look good once you've got it polished up a bit wink

Andy Lynch

435 posts

96 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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I think it is missing 2 cylinders!
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rickyneil

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58 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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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

3,367 posts

152 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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That looks amazing thumbup

Spectacular failure you had there!

Tonymg

630 posts

131 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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Well Done I like it

GAjon

2,841 posts

147 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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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

3,754 posts

116 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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very nice coolsmashclap

Boatbuoy

1,769 posts

96 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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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

361 posts

170 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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Like that thumbup
Did you make it?

rickyneil

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58 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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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

1,037 posts

29 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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Love it. How is it finished? ...is it polished, or painted with 'chrome' paint?

43034

2,740 posts

102 months

Friday 8th December 2017
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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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Friday 8th December 2017
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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

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Friday 8th December 2017
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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!