'74 SE5a rolling resto

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 pm

I’ve done a few GTE single skin bonnets, on two I bonded some glass tape over D shaped foam in a X. One was some carbon rod from a main sail, again cut in half and bonded in a X.

My skyline car still uses STD hinges and bonnet stay fine (just because I got the hump with detached bonnets flying off roofs around paddocks :w :roll: )

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Post by frodo_monkey » Tue May 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Not done much on this for far too long!

But have picked up a Sierra Cosworth T5 gearbox for it - £450! :)



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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue May 22, 2018 8:19 pm

Just a bellhousing required next then. There was an Essex to T5 bellhousing on ebay a few weeks ago that turbster was keeping an eye on. Maybe worth saving an ebay search for one.


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Post by frodo_monkey » Tue May 22, 2018 8:49 pm

I’m on it already - made by MKF Engineering; they’re waiting for the next shipment from their foundry.



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Post by frodo_monkey » Wed May 30, 2018 5:54 pm

So it turned out one was listed on eBay poorly - a £100 bid later and I’ve just won it. Now to await delivery then offer it up...



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Post by frodo_monkey » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:10 pm

Picked this up today...
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Now the fun starts :)



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:12 pm

8) 8)


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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Very nice...


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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:16 pm

Ditto;
The Watts linkage across the diff looks a bit "non-standard" to me - is there a reason? And as you say, the ground clearance is somewhat reduced as a result.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:17 pm

Roll centre has been lowered


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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 pm

Danny trademark :)


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Post by frodo_monkey » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Yep! Top job by Danny, very happy 8)



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Post by MikeT » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:32 am

Lovely!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 am

That looks great - Christmas has come early! :D


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