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Offline Mike Surber

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My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« on: Wednesday,March 15, 2017, 08:04:06 PM »
I'd posted several pictures in the ?Members Rides? section. But here is probably where they really belong.













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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified Europa S2
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,March 15, 2017, 08:18:32 PM »
The body is being customized to resemble a Lola T70 coupe. The nose & tail sections will be able to be tilted to gain access ( I got tired of leaning over the "wings" when I had my first Europa in the early 70s) & removable by way of ball lock pins.

















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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 04:17:05 AM »
That is one heck of a back yard project! Can't wait to see all the updates as to how it goes.

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #3 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 06:52:39 AM »
Let's just hope it IS the backyard, cause if it were in the front yard, he'd have a lot of unhappy neighbors!!!!  :FUNNY:
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 02:31:04 PM »
Yep it's back yard. I can sit on my patio & admire my work LOL Harley (the neighbor's dog) does,nt mind, gives him somebody to "talk" to LOL :pirate:

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #5 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 08:29:12 PM »
Some new bits I just got. The carbs Weber IDF type, just got the manifold yesterday but haven't taken any pics yet. Offy valve covers I have for it too. I'll probably get taller stacks for the carbs. For that Can-Am look.



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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #6 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 09:24:03 PM »
That really will look mean! How many carbs are you going to use?

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #7 on: Sunday,March 19, 2017, 10:58:25 PM »
There'll be 4 carbs. Should look quite the Can-Am part.

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #8 on: Monday,March 20, 2017, 06:15:14 AM »
Can't wait to see pictures of that when you get it together!

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #9 on: Monday,March 20, 2017, 02:24:45 PM »
Cool there the exhaust system going to go?

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #10 on: Monday,March 20, 2017, 07:57:55 PM »
When I get there LOL I'll have to make or have a set of headers made. Dual exhaust & mufflers. Not sure of the actual design yet. A long way to go before I get to that point though. Not exactly something you can buy "off the shelf".

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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday,March 28, 2017, 11:36:37 AM »
Had to hang the manifold, heads etc together to get a look at how it'll look all together . I like it I like it (George my garage ape likes it too LOL)



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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday,March 28, 2017, 11:44:10 AM »
Today's update comes from the "Oh you think it's smooth?" file. Otherwise known as put it on & sand it off LOL. I started the prime & sand (repeat) process on the right rear fender. Been working on the tail section too. Got the tail light frames cur & shaped. Started priming & sanding them as well as the flat rear panel. Much easier to sand them off so you can get inside the frames & flat sand the back panel. I got beehive type lights to keep it in the period look much like the T70. The lower section in the frames will get cut out & screen put in as well as most of the center section. The flat is only to give a flange to attach them to after I've made the molds & permanent pieces.








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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday,March 29, 2017, 08:20:59 AM »
That's some sexy engine jewelry. I like the tail light set-up too.
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Re: My Buick V8 going into a highly modified/customized Europa S2
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday,March 29, 2017, 08:38:31 AM »
Jewelry is a good name for it. You need to watch your eyes with all that bling!


I also like the tail light setup. That is going to be a very interesting car when you're done!