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The re-build of 'K'

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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:49 pm

Go on Martin, buy it.

Remember, you're here for a good time, not a long time! Wink
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:11 pm

A big thank you to Reg, Rob & Russ for lending a hand today to dry fit the Mi.

Good news guys, the cam cover is miles away from the brake master cylinder. It fits a treat! pirat





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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Martin & Nettie on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:57 pm

In out in out shake it all about the engine's in now its out, I think you need a larger washer bottle James or is that just a reminder of your mini days?

I hope the volunteers received full recompense for their efforts - I did not spot any scratched paint.

By the way I did not buy the Mustang cos it won't get far in the sand and there are loads of vehicles coming on the market and the prices are still falling so who knows what I'll end up with.

See some of you next Saturday weather permitting - may have to get some snow chains for the Sorento to get to the honeymoon hotel in the Lake District.

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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:51 am

Engine is now in and I made up the exhaust last night.

The exhaust is 2.5" diameter with 3 straight through silencers. (I need to make sure that it's below 98dB at 4500RPM)

Will do final assembly on exhaust system over the next few days. Then I can re-fit the interior. Very Happy
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:20 pm

After a busy weekend the back end of K is complete including rear seats with the exception of the wiring, which i've striped back.

The exhaust system is also complete and the tunnel is boxed in. The gearbox would have been fitted but found thrust bearing to be shot. Will pick one up Tuesdy from Darren at Spoox Motorsport ready to fit box in the evening.

More photos to follow. Laughing
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:11 pm

They're not very good photos (Thats Blackberrys for you) but better ones will follow.

The rear loom is finished, as is the seats and belts.

So now on to the engine bay. "Oh Joy Ren!"



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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:58 pm

Well, the dash is almost finished and so far looks stunning. Just need to order the Gold trinket bolts to make it shine.

I also painted a wheel last night to see if the colour scheme works only to find that the paint reacted due to tyre shine impregnated in the original paint! affraid Not happy!

The Alloy rad has been ordered and Nigel (the best ali welding I've ever seen) is also shortening the inlet manifold and welding on bosses for the various components affected.

Here is his website - http://www.altiss.com/

I've also almost finished the cooling system. Not long now! Wink

More photos to follow.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:09 pm

Been busy running service Rally cars over last couple of weekends and doing work related things in the evenings so progress has slowed slightly but i've just put the latest (ish) photos on the TRR Motorsport website if anyone fancies a look. Cool

It feels like British Rail at the moment - 'We're getting there!' Rolling Eyes
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:36 pm

James, can you put a direct link to it please as i got lost in the maze Sad

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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:38 pm

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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:06 am

... then on "TRR News", "Other Projects".
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:11 pm

I bet you looked like the bloke from the Fanta ad when you came out of that garage!!!!!! Scamp cocours award???? SOC did have one once for a Mk1. at Stonleigh. Sofa's, by the way, supplied by DFS.
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:24 pm

Now there's an idea Chris.

If i'd have fitted a sofa bed in the back instead I could have made a Scamper Camper! Laughing

Umm! pirat
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Regsmonster on Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:39 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:If i'd have fitted a sofa bed in the back instead I could have made a Camper Scamper! Laughing


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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:20 pm

Oi cheaky, have you been on the cherry brandy again? drinks_wine
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Regsmonster on Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:45 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:Oi cheaky, have you been on the cherry brandy again? drinks_wine
Nope, high on paint fumes.........
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:33 am

Regsmonster wrote:
TRR Motorsport wrote:Oi cheaky, have you been on the cherry brandy again? drinks_wine
Nope, high on paint fumes.........


I thought Creosote was banned?

You're just trying to beat me at the self tan aren't you?

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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:03 pm

Latest update.

K had her first road test today. not happy with the back brakes so fitted new brake cylinders and shoes. now it's Superb!

Apart from the new radiator and the graphics she's all finished. four months of hard slog and thank goodness it's now sorted cause I've well & truly had enough of it!



Never mind though, I'll soon be able to put my feet up and have a beer. Wink
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Jono on Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:21 am

Congratulations…all that hard work shows.. it’s looking good. Very Happy
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:38 pm

Thanks for that Jono.

To be honest I'm a bit lost as to why it's taken me so long to build. I've put a hell of a lot of hours into it and now i stand back from it I can't see where. Rolling Eyes

Still, the rad should be hear in a few days and the graphics have been ordered and should be fitted for Stoneleigh. Very Happy
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:42 pm



Will it get muddy like this in 2006 Question
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  Jono on Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:19 am

...oh yes... forgot to mention.... in the time you have taken to strip, paint and re-build..to an extremely good standard no doubt... I have managed to ...errrr.... fit some subframe mounts... Embarassed don't beat yourself up over the time scale dude...... you are a Hare...on speed... compared to my Tortoise.. with arthritis Very Happy
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Post  muttley on Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:49 am

Embarassed don't beat yourself up over the time scale dude...... you are a Hare...on speed... compared to my Tortoise.. with arthritis

Hmmm.........speed of build......I usually measure this in years. Embarassed

The popemobile has probably done more miles than K this year.......Okay, Okay, it has been on the back of trailers Laughing Rolling Eyes
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Re: The re-build of 'K'

Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:41 am

Speed? Never touched the stuff, honest! Wink

Chocolate covered Esspresso beans! Now thats a different story! I think Elaine banned Reg from driving the Exige after eating them! bounce


I gave them to my team during the last week of my old job, it was hilarious, just like putting Whizz in the tea machine!

or you can eat them with Vodka! that's awsome too! pirat



Back to the car though, King Spiders! it's bloomin' quick but handles like a barn door, just the way I like it!

Just need a rev counter to work now. Shocked
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