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by turbster
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: XRF 976H ex Reliant press car
Replies: 87
Views: 10449

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

It’s a bit of a eye opener , many people buy a Scimitar as it doesn’t rust , if a reasonable good car like this is suffering problems then there must be many resto projects and barn finds out there that are hiding far worse secrets . I have no doubts that once done this will be a stunning car ? My ...
by turbster
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe
Replies: 28
Views: 3022

Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe

I've just noticed the subtle flare on the front arches...I like it 8)
by turbster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: XRF 976H ex Reliant press car
Replies: 87
Views: 10449

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Fein multitool, it’s no exaggeration to say it’s an absolute revelation when cutting GRP, 1mm cut and you can cut a near perfect straight line and even curves with minimal dust.. Unlike the snow storm caused with slitting discs and flap wheels on a grinder :lol: https://fein.com/en_uk/m/oscillators/...
by turbster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: XRF 976H ex Reliant press car
Replies: 87
Views: 10449

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

Well the drivers side that looked absolutely perfect with no distortion, perfectly straight sill.. is actually completely rotten! The sill reinforcement is not quite as bad as the passenger side, and the fibreglass used to hold it in place has remained intact hence the straight sill. The hinge plate...
by turbster
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

Fly by wire in a Scimitar, whatever next!!??
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by turbster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

MikeyBikey wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
looks great. Last year I also bought a rx8 5 speed and adaptor plate to put behind the essex but the omega 3.2 made that redundant !
I’m sure you’re not too concerned about that now!!

I’m putting an RX8 box in my road GTE, so I’ll find out all about that then..
by turbster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

The gearbox arrived today, bolts up as it should and the gear lever couldn’t be better placed! All good so far 8)
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by turbster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 255
Views: 18486

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Looks good, nice compact engine when it gets in there..
by turbster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

Sorry for the late reply, I’m not getting notifications anymore!? My descision to go with the 6 speed rather than the 5 is based on the final drive used in the MX5, the 5 speed car uses a 4.1 and the 6 uses a 3.7 which is closest to the ratio in the Coupe.. If it’s wrong I’ll swap it, or fit the T5 ...
by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

That’s the cover I want, Focus one would look rubbish..

As the Mustang boxes are over £2k second hand, I shall be trying a MX5 6 speed which shares the bolt pattern
by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

Dcrosby13 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:23 pm
That looks great
Yours looks a bit prettier to be fair!! Suppose it might look better with the plastic cover on top!??
by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: XRF 976H ex Reliant press car
Replies: 87
Views: 10449

XRF 976H ex Reliant press car

If your fabricating a hinge post can you make me one too please Paul, I appear to require one now same side :cry: Mark Wilson is making me one Mike.. Are you replacing it in a slightly less destructive manner?? :lol: I will need the same, for both sides at some point ? After looking closer at the d...
by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

Fits ok too, little tight around the steering column, but I managed to get good clearance on the wastegate actuator and enough room for the downpipe.
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by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

MikeyBikey wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:33 pm
OK enough of the suspense, what engine is it ?
Ha, sorry Mikey I thought it had been outed!! It’s a 2.3 Ecoboost out of the latest Focus RS, similar to the one used in the Mustang too.. 350hp and similar torque in standard form..
by turbster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96504

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

BigBobPilot wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:48 pm
No racing then?


Building a works lightweight Gilbern for circuit racing Ben. Can’t afford it at the moment with the new business anyway :lol:

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