SouthernGT No6

Nick

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Christmas came early this year , at a price. These carbs were 2.5 times the cost of my daily driver, what have I done!!!!
 

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Chuck

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Those carb look great. But I am curious. Is your daily driver a Yugo?
 

Nick

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Andy

Thanks for the comments, deciding on which kit to build is going to be the hardest decision to make, after what colour to paint it.

I have a heart over head choice, the heart goes for the RCR I love the concept and the company philosophy. However, the head says Southern GT as I can build it in stages without incurring dreaded import taxes, I’m not clever enough to build this car on my own and Martin Gough is nearby and doing a quality build on an SGT and I know where he lives!!!so help would be close to hand, it’s not going to be an easy choice.

Chuck

Not a Yugo but a Ford Mondeo Ghia X bought unseen off ebay with 70,000 miles on the clock, fully loaded and one of the best cars I have ever bought, I love it.
 

Mike Pass

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Straight cut timing gears! Better get some heavy duty earplugs with those things shrieking by your left ear. Mind you with the webers snorting as well you will be so deaf you won't notice. You're obviously as mad as the rest of us. Keep up the good work.
Cheers
Mike
 

Nick

Bronze Supporter
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Mike,

I think you are mistaking madness with ignorance, it was the "noisy gears sounds like a supercharger" that sold it thought a supercharger soud would be nice.

P.S. I would like to make a statement that I was a perfectly sane, Fiesta driving, respected member of the community until I started going to the Northern GT 40 enthusiast club meetings and met you all. Not sure what happened after that, my family claim it's something called a mid life crisis, but in your defence I am smiling more.
 
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MReid

New Member
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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

I'm with you, Nick. I like the sound also! Plus, the sound is behind you. You just have to go fast enough to outrun it!
 
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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Nick: Here's the timing set I recommend. It's quiet and very durable. We've use them with great success in for NASCAR and NASA racing engines.
 
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Nick

Bronze Supporter
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Re: Then these arrived which was really really exciting

I have become the proud custodian of Southern GT number 6 chassis. All I hope now is that we (because I don’t have the skills to do this on my own) can do justice to SGT 006’s two previous owners in the build.
 

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Nick,
Congratulations. Money well spent from what I hear about Southern GT.
I hope you enjoy your build process as much as I'm enjoying mine. To see such a wonderful car come into focus is truly inspirational. I think so every time I open the garage doors.
Good luck.

Martin
 
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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Congrats Nick,

already wondered where the "for sale post" has gone to.

Fran did you get my sms today?

TOM
 
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I like the idea of the filler caps & door handles in the display case, presumably somewhere prominant in the house :laugh:

Good luck with the build

Regards
Andy
 

Nick

Bronze Supporter
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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Hi,

Thanks for the replies, Andy it is in quite a good prominant position on my side of the room, as this photo shows.

Nick
 

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Re: Nick's (I'll get there one day) Build Log

Nick, good luck with the build......maybe when work frees up a little I can get on with building a 40 again

glad the filler caps are worthy of such a position!!
 
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