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Old 28th January 2009, 08:51 AM   #81
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Beautiful James, simply beautiful. Looks great!
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Old 28th January 2009, 12:38 PM   #82
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I have been asked about the fire suppression system.
Here are the same Graviner probes which were fitted to the Gulf cars. Most people have never seen these as they were removed and not replaced for various reasons.
The reeds in this type of probe can be calibrated and the units are fitted between the SW pumps and aloft on the inner engine bulkhead to cover the Webers.
I will also stick a couple near my fuel system to be sure.

I have a mate looking into a modern controller for me.
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Old 8th February 2009, 02:07 PM   #83
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The original screens fit !
I saw this as a major milestone as the fitting of this piece accurately verifies the dimensions from the surveys with the drawings.
The jig assemby went well and the doors were also trial fitted at this stage to check the roof spider.
Everything fitted snugly again.
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Old 8th February 2009, 02:14 PM   #84
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Simply awsome!
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Old 8th February 2009, 04:48 PM   #85
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Old 8th February 2009, 05:23 PM   #86
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James,
Brilliant, somehow the windscreen makes the car seems almost complete. The excitement is up another notch.

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Old 8th February 2009, 05:44 PM   #87
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Thanks for the compliments chaps.

Dave,
Well we are a wee bit chuffed.
As the screen is really the key to most of the geometry, it's a major piece to go in and we knew we had two that fitted original cars.
Ray and Steve took a lot of time trial fitting everything. We made a fibre-glass screen but the only way to know for sure is to tack everything up and gently drop in the glass.
There is really not much room for error with this thing because it is all thin metal and one can't just drop a blob of bondo on to correct anything if it's out.
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Old 8th February 2009, 05:52 PM   #88
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James, I'm curious. Being an "original" in all regards, there seems to be a lot more curvature to the screen top and bottom and thus to the spider and the front valance than the average replica. Is this the result of the camera angle or is this a fact? I have trawled the gallery for a similar angle shot of a replica but to no avail.
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Old 8th February 2009, 06:13 PM   #89
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Keith,
It's a fact in my opinion, the screen has more curves than most replicas.
The pictures of a '66 original and P1107 might correspond to the profile of the one you see in Alistair's car above.
P1008 has the same screen fitted as we checked our templates of the A pillars and front valance on this car when it was in Mirage for the rebuild into it's MKII livery.
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Old 8th February 2009, 07:23 PM   #90
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Look's Good James.
Too bad it's not here. I would like to run it through the chemwash. Put a couple of drainage holes in the floorpan and run it throught the ELPO Phosphate dip. From there it would go through a three stage bake. It would be annealed in the same process. It would come out a light olive green colour. Just prime, paint and assemble.
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Old 28th February 2009, 04:45 PM   #91
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An original rear clip and doors fit rather well.
I now have to draw up layouts for the complete equipment fit-out and I am busy measuring up the positions for the original bracketry including those for for the fuel pumps, fispa, coil and ignition electrics.
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Old 28th February 2009, 05:21 PM   #92
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Hi Jimmy

you are making great progress I am particularly pleased to see the clip and doors in place, the fit looks good.

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Old 28th February 2009, 05:53 PM   #93
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Hi Jimmy

looks fantastic

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Old 28th February 2009, 06:15 PM   #94
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Jimmy,

If there was an award....come to think of it there should be...FOR YOU!

Great.

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Old 28th February 2009, 06:39 PM   #95
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Steve,
Many thanks but credit must go to Ray and Steve.
Without them and all their hard work on this project, I would still be sitting on a pile of parts and drawings, dreaming life away.
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Old 28th February 2009, 07:19 PM   #96
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Many thanks but credit must go to Ray and Steve.
Without them and all their hard work on this project, I would still be sitting on a pile of parts and drawings, dreaming life away.
Don't be so shy big boy - you are the glue - it's a team effort. I'm almost sorry it's gonna be finished!

Don't get me wrong, I have really enjoyed the detective work, the tenacity and the (forgive me) sometimes anally retentive attitude to originality. It's better than any Soap ever, and knocks the spots off the cheque book method (no disrespect guys, whatever blows your hair back).

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All I can say is WOW!!!!
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Great! Now I have to buy a new keyboard as it shorted out from my drooling all over it!
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That is INSPIRING. A work of art, well plagiarism too, but absolutely to die for.
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sometimes anally retentive
So far I always have been, and "anal retention" is more socially acceptable than expulsion these days, especially when sitting in an aircraft or submarine.
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