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    Wow,looks really neat.Enjoy!

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    It looks great, try and keep it. Love the petrol guage.
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    Well done Chris, glad you avoided selling it. Got to say that a straight 6 really suits it better than a V8 would. Just wished someone would use a Triumph 6 as I'm convinced a 2.5 out of a mk2 2500 with a decent cam & tripple carbs would be a damned good engine!!

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    [QUOTE=English Impala;17613]Well done Chris, glad you avoided selling it. Got to say that a straight 6 really suits it better than a V8 would. Just wished someone would use a Triumph 6 as I'm convinced a 2.5 out of a mk2 2500 with a decent cam & tripple carbs would be a damned good engine!! [/]

    I toyed with using one in my A modified but weight and cost of tuning ( and no difference in bhp ) meant the good old Pinto efi won.

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    Well done Chris,on both fighting off the need to sell and getting it driving.

    2 BIG thumbs up from me,it looks ace!

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    Well done that man!!!!! looks great Chris...real trad boy would that look at home at the hayride, big thumb's up from me
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    That looks great ,bet its fun to drive hope you get to keep it and enjoy all your hard-work.
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    looks good.
    whats it like driving a couple of inches of the floor

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    That thing must be a riot to drive. I bet the engine sounds nice too.

    I'm liking the high tech fuel gauge, much better than a wooden dip stick with a line drawn on it!

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    cheers guys

    gotta admit its a real good feeling finaly drivin something you'v made, and made mainly from scrap too - and i'll be the 1st to say that it looks like it was made from scrap

    the reasons were two fold really, money - or the lack of, was the main reason but also using what was "to hand" went from fustrating at 1st to quite a laugh as it went on, the headlight stands for instance - anyone know what they originally were ??
    and the fuel gauge ?? A - no cash to buy a proper one and B, its free from additional wires and stuff and its also totally accurate, important when your "custom fuel tank" was an old crane air tank which only holds 4 gallons

    its a tad too low at the rear still so as i cant afford a new spring yet so iv just stripped it down, clean out the grease, added another odd leaf to it and i'll bind it to help stiffen it untill cash allows a new un,

    i think i may have made a huge boob with my gearing tho - it not exactly blisteringly fast from the off, it only just wants to pull away and 1st gear seems good for about 60 mph !!! but again the tyres, the 8" axle and the g/box bits are what i had "in stock" so they had to be used, i think rather than change the axle gears (expensive ??) i'll find out a mk1 transit gearbox and use the gears out of that so sort the problem,

    iv also got a flat spot off idle to sort out which makes pulling away even more tricky with the tall gearing but apart from that the engine seems strong and my WW2 spitfire oil pressure gauge reports 40+ psi when warm so that cant be bad for a freebie engine

    but apart from all that, and the fact that it rattles, crashes and bangs about alot it's actually not bad to drive, the brakes seen good and it steers nice - well, about as nice as i expected it to and certainly no worse than the landy the s/box came from, all more luck i'd say as again it was all bits i had kicking about

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    cheers guys
    Last edited by chris; 06-06-2009 at 11:50.

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