SE5a YTY V8 project

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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:13 pm

so whilst messing with the bodywork, i couldnt resist seeing what things may start to look like... just for my own benefit.

quite happy so far. front grills wont look like that, but it gives an idea. thinking of the off centre rear number plate as an option.

probably not much more update for a week or so now. time is being eaten by other things...

thanks for looking, Ian.
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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:16 pm

almost forgot the door plates that fasten the door to the hinges....

before and after shot. that really is it now. Ian.
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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Scimher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:18 pm

...Fascinating - well done!



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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:21 pm

thanks for the comment Scimher, its not everyones taste but its fun.

a productive and satisfying day .....

frame back on the deck (on old MGB Rostyles, not a good fit but gets it movable).

Engine then gearbox fitted.

ready to go and meet the body next week for some final fitment and the rear frame modified to suit the smooth rear end! :shock:

happy days. pictures say it all...

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back on the ground after 6 months in the air!
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hopefully in place for good...
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ready to trial fit the body later this week or next
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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Scimher » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Very neat working conditions - the installation looks awesome!



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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:40 pm

cheers!

the tidy conditions are due to a massive clean up yesterday looking for my dipstick tube... which i eventually found in the parts washer!

loads of space now frame is back on wheels and the engine and gearbox are back in place rather than on stands and lying on the floor.. soon be back to normal i suspect.


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by plastic orange » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:50 pm

Looks great Ian, and will certainly have a new (faster) lease of life, and may even be more economical.

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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 pm

Don't know how I've missed this thread until today.
Haven't had time to read much of it but what I have seen is brilliant, keep up the good work!


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Wed May 03, 2017 2:42 pm

well hello all, its been a while.... not a lot to report it seems, but trying to keep the thread alive. usual flitting from one task to another as funds/time/freebies allow.
Body back with chassis to ensure fit over engine, hopefully not many more times on and off now!

i know it looks rough, but at least it gives an indication of the shape of things to come. still needs alternator plumbing radiator and host of other bits but.... dont worry about the wheels and tyres.. tyres are shot... wheel update below...
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two become one! even if temporarily
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loads of room...
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wheels now had slight change of mind and they are gloss black. look OK to me. after long discussions with Steve at Speedshack new wheel studs and nuts will be fitted. hubs will be drilled and same size studs front and back. hopefully some fitted pictures soon.
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painted Wolfraces
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some more paint pictures to follow...


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:48 pm

Looks awesome!!!


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Wed May 03, 2017 2:54 pm

so only other things picture worthy are a few bits and bobs that have been for paint. as you may remember the car is going to be Orange (Land rover) and so thought would see what the side vents looked like... and did a bit of carbon dipping to see how that looked on the light surrounds. i can hear some people screaming noooooo what is he doing. but I wanted it to be a bit different...
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side vents and light surrounds
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closer pick of vents
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other things progressing slowly, hopefully some movement to photo soon.

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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed May 03, 2017 3:01 pm

The dipping has worked very well, especially if it was your first try! :D


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Wed May 03, 2017 4:15 pm

Roger,

my English is poor... when i said "did a bit of carbon dipping" it wasn't me... I should have said "a friend did some carbon dipping for me". I cant take the praise/blame for the finished articles. I am pretty happy with them though.

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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed May 03, 2017 6:59 pm

Ah, I see! Well it still looks good, it'll be interesting to see how they look in situ :)


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by DARK STAR » Wed May 03, 2017 7:28 pm

That is going to be magnificent, I look forward to the next installment.


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