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    C8 VETTE

    I'm a big fan of "I built it", but for many people a kit car is a way to get car that they couldn't otherwise afford, especially in a mid engined car - until now. I don't believe many C8s will go out the door for $60K, but if they do - if someone cares about actual performance instead of image...
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    4-bolt ZF dash-one bellhousing

    And once you have a #D scan you can have the sand mold and cores 3D sand printed.
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    McLaren M1 replica

    We purchased the molds referenced earlier in this thread and they have been completely and extensively refurbished and repaired. We can now offer the most correct and exact M1B and M1C body work available, with some options like fender flares, and our body work includes all original inner...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    Expensive is a relative term, For parts not avialable elsewhere, like a big bore block and heads that work, you ahve to compare them to an aluminum SBF or SBC block and heads, and those blocks aren't cheap unless you sue a retired sperint car block for the SBC like I did. And even then they're...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    Ours had a mild, but not stock, iron 350, and a close ratio (2.64 to 1 first) gear set in the tranaxle. With a Corvette aluminum radiator and a pair of Fiat 124 fans, as long as you bled the air out of the system it cooled flawlessly. Honest. Not nearly enough brake, had the stock drums with...
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    3b For Sale

    I'd love to have it, but they didn't race with the Lucas injection in the day as far as I know, but I could be wrong. David Merritt
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    Also, I think Ian Richardson is the lunatic (I mean that in the best possible way) who built a Corvair bodied Saloon racer with M8 McLaren suspension and a big block Chevy and Hewland LG from the M8 - an M8 Corvair, although he didn't actually use the tub. Chevrolet Camaro & Corvair At the...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    Thanks, great info. I'm as intrigued by the big bore block as I am by the heads. A 6 liter Rover/Olds is really big. McLaren would have killed for these parts back in the day. So do you know the price on the heads? And what they flow at the usual standard of 28" of water? As an example, a...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    Believe it or not, the nose will come out of this mold in one piece without braking the mold. That is a thin race car quality piece of glass done in cloth with the minimum necessary amount of resin. David Merritt
  10. M1 McLaren nose mold.

    M1 McLaren nose mold.

    Side view of mold for nose for M1B and M1C McLaren.
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    You've earned the praise, it really is that much work, as you know, and it's equally true that almost no one would attempt this, and that the vast majority of the few who did woudn't have persevered. I still think you're nuts, but in the best possible way. And yes, I'm a little gullible, but...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    OK, you got me. I'm glad it was a joke, I'd love to see you finish the car. I meant everything I said. I'm very, very impressed, and I don't impress easily. The disadvantages of the Rover engine, probably not relevant on an under 2000 lb. car, are 1) limited displacement potential due to...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    I am truly sorry to get this message. It is not a complete surprise, but still a tremendous shame. I was afraid you would run out of energy before the car was completely finished, that you might burn out on getting all the myriad details of a chassis right, but having made it far past the...
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    CANAMSA - SA stratch build

    In case he decides not to, which would be very reasonable since it's still a lot of work to make a body after you have the molds, here is an alternate source for an accurate copy of a real Lola Mk.2 Spyder, which will fit on a real chassis or a dimensionally accurate copy thereof: Toluca Lake...
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    McLaren M8 B look alike

    The issues with the flat tappet cam are lack of extreme pressure additives in current oil, including Mobil 1, removed because they are metallic (zinc) compounds that poison the catalytic converters; and cheap Chinese lifters. For the oil, any diesel oil will have plenty of anti-wear additives...
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    Transaxle design

    Just to stir things up, ther is another alternative that I haven't seen mentioned - the Weismann. New Page 1 And yes, this is race transaxle, but it has a very long history - and a 12 bolt Chevy ring & pinion - which has less pinion offset than a 9 inch ford. If I could afford Wanni's box...