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 Post subject: Ay'up :o)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Hi,

Thought I'd sign up here as I'm hoping to get restarted on my build soon. It's getting a BMW 2.8 M52 lump. It was put on hold for a year as my projects outgrew the garage and I had to extend, then my Lancia Montecarlo has been demanding attention. I've probably got about 80% of the bits, just need to get cracking again.

Here's the start of it all before things 'froze'-

http://forum.ppcmag.co.uk/viewtopic.php ... 23b145c42a

Cheers,
Nick


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 Post subject: Re: Ay'up :o)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:46 am 
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Hi Nick .
Thats a humungous engine :lol:
You,ll need a booster seat to see over that power bulge :roll:
Good to you back in action on your roadster


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Hi Nick and a very warm welcome to our little forum, its fairly quiet on here at the moment but there are a few builds in progress from all over. I'm liking your build a lot as it shares some similarities with my own :D

Bruce

Feeling motivated :lol:


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Hi Nick and a very warm welcome to our little forum, its fairly quiet on here at the moment but there are a few builds in progress from all over. I'm liking your build a lot as it shares some similarities with my own :D

Bruce

Feeling motivated :lol:
Ta, am I right in assuming you're going BMW V8 then judging by your username? I'd considered this along with an M3 also, but decided to stick with the M52 now.


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Hi Nick .
Thats a humungous engine :lol:
You,ll need a booster seat to see over that power bulge :roll:
Good to you back in action on your roadster
It is a big un and it remains to be seen how much of the std bodywork I've got will cover it TBH!! :shock:


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Hey Nick how come you got a lancia beta that isn't disintegrated :roll:
A guy near us restores old Lancias (and I mean OLD)hes an artist and engineer combined :D


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Hey Nick how come you got a lancia beta that isn't disintegrated :roll:
A guy near us restores old Lancias (and I mean OLD)hes an artist and engineer combined :D
TBH fella, yes they did rot but so did the majority of cars in the 70's, rust protection? What's that? ;) Mine sat dormant in a thankfully dry garage for 15yrs until I picked it up 9yrs ago. Fortunately it'd had some waxoyl applied so the rot that was there was fairly localised. I spent a year getting it road-worthy, then drove it to Monte Carlo for my Dads 60th birthday :D Since then it's also been to the 'Ring and Le Mans twice (Classic and 24hr) via the Pyrenees on the 2nd occasion. Mechanically there's very little that hasn't been changed or upgraded. It's now on AVO coilovers and is fully polybushed. The brakes are bigger discs all round, engineered at home by myself (kits are available for many £'s!!) The engine's currently out and onto it's 2nd evolution which should hopefully see it produce the cheeky side of 180BHP, which'll be nice ;)

It occasionally sees a track-

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And gets up the odd hill or two-

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Its nice to see an animal in its natural habitat :lol:


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Its nice to see an animal in its natural habitat :lol:
Well, it's there to be used :D I keep it tidy-ish for the photos but TBH it's due a tidy up. I've promised it a full respray (in my garage of course) once the kit's finished so it can be nice and posh for its 40th in 2017 :D


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Ta, am I right in assuming you're going BMW V8 then judging by your username? I'd considered this along with an M3 also, but decided to stick with the M52 now.
Yes I've committed myself to using the M60 3.0l. I'm hoping (very optimistically) I may even get it to a rolling stage this summer.


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