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Post by GTC Ian » Wed May 16, 2018 4:03 pm

No. I fitted one of those in the 5a. Just a heap of you know what.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:49 pm

If the heads were Induction hardened there will be no "tell tale" inserts to see.

Only way to check will be a Vicars/Rockwell detent test.

I have a set of OS BMW valves left from the unleaded rebuilds I have done over the years.


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Post by GTC Ian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 am

Engine back from the rebuild done by CK Motor Engineers of High Wycombe. Interior all re trimmed. Now the turn of the body
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Post by GTC Ian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:25 am

Newly trimmed seats in lovely leather. Shame they just sit in the spare room at the moment
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Post by GTC Ian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am

Here are some more pictures of the work so far;
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Nearly there
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Out it comes very slowly. Barbara was controlling the hoist here.
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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:42 pm

Finally off to the "Beauty Parlour".
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Waiting for the taxi
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Going
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Post by GTC Ian » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:05 pm

Just been to the bodyshop to see how they are doing. All repairs done to the bodywork, primered and blocked back. Darren found plenty of problems with the body. It appears to have been in an accident and the repairs and paint job were substandard ( that is the polite version of Darrens description).One side was different to the other.
But the good news is the first coat of white rose has been applied to the engine bay. Hopes to have the car finished next week. Bumpers are another story. They wont be finished until the new year. He had one man working 4 days repairing them. They were bad. (being polite again). So here are the latest photos.
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In the spay booth
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Doors waiting for finishing
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First coat of White Rose applied
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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:27 pm

Finally the old girl is coming home on wednesday.The taxi is booked for her,I will just be glad when she gets here.All the painting is complete except the bumpers. They turned out to be really bad, ( thanks to the potholes and speedbumps in Cambridgeshire)so they will be returning home sometime in the new year.Absolutely gobsmacked when I saw it for the first time. I couldnt believe the miracles Darren and his crew have performed. I think the pictures show what I mean.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:29 pm

Looks great - are you colour coding the bumpers?


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Post by Mikelima48 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Ian

Looks absolutely fabulous. Are you looking to be in competition with Barbara?

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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:41 pm

The bumpers will be satin black. I havent made my mind up about the trim on the doors yet. Will be going with the pinstripe, but the rest I shall wait until the car is fully assembled. I just cannot make my mind up having seen cars with and without it.


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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:42 pm

Mikelima48 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Ian

Looks absolutely fabulous. Are you looking to be in competition with Barbara?

Mike
My life wouldnt be worth living if I beat her :lol:


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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:45 pm

GTC Ian wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Mikelima48 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Ian

Looks absolutely fabulous. Are you looking to be in competition with Barbara?

Mike
My life wouldnt be worth living if I beat her :lol:
If he does beat me it'll be because of all the hard work I'll be putting in with the re-assembing and cleaning of existing parts..........Barbara


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:46 am

Certainly looks fantastic - I can understand why you're pleased! :D


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Post by GTC Ian » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:06 am

Roger Pennington wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:46 am
Certainly looks fantastic - I can understand why you're pleased! :D
Thanks Roger. Its been a year since I decided to go down this road, compared to some restoration projects on here, that is a relatively short period of time. Im looking forward to re-assembly work rather than dismantling it. Never realised how big a pile of boxes you can create when taking a car apart.


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