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Offline buzzer

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Re: 4688R
« Reply #15 on: Thursday,September 29, 2016, 03:39:31 AM »
Oh, That looks challenging, loads of messy fibreglass work. Its the grinding off I hate!

On another note, as you are moving a lot of Europa bodies and chassis around, I have a Europa body stand on wheels  and a  chassis stand on wheels too, which I don't really need any more. If you or anyone else is  interested PM me, not after too much for them.
Dave,

Other cars. Westfield SEiW. BMW E90 Alpina D3. BMW 325 E30 convertible and Range Rover CSK

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Re: 4688R
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday,May 03, 2017, 10:30:11 AM »
Not long before the engine can go back in now.

I am having custom made S/S complete exhaust systems made up, including 4:2:1 manifolds, and that is not cheap.

I bought 3 fans from Maplin, and have screwed them direct to the two vents, and the heater matrix, in the plenum chamber. That way you can blast hot or cold air where you want at the flick of one of 3 switches, and you can put luggage in the hole without affecting the airflow too much.

When putting luggage in the front, don't make it too heavy, or it can jam the throttle open. That happened to me in 1978 in 75032529P, my original car. I am lining the front with 9mm MDF and a black carpet. 
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Re: 4688R
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday,May 03, 2017, 10:36:36 AM »
It looks like she's coming together!

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Re: 4688R
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 01:35:32 PM »
4688R moved under its own power yesterday for the first time since around 1978.

I have ordered a windscreen to be fitted, then I just need to take the car to the local garage to get the brake fluid system pressure bled as I just cannot get the air out of somewhere.

Then I just have to make the fine adjustments.

It took me from about March to build the shell from bare painted fibreglass up to a complete car.

Alex in Norfolk.

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Re: 4688R
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 02:56:53 PM »
Congratulations!  :beerchug:
That has to feel good!

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Re: 4688R
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 03:43:44 PM »
Nothing better than the first run in the car your have been rebuilding. Congrats Alex!