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WorldClassAccident 13th September 2014 08:19

BMW Short block engine weight

Aluminum block M52B28
engine _______ weight(kg) _ weight(lbs)
VANOS _______ 170 _______ 374.8
Double VANOS _ 180 _______ 396.8

Okay, the LS7 is lighter but then again, you are quoting for a fully dressed engine so perhaps not that much in it

oxford1360 13th September 2014 12:26

Look at that simple door catch. Lovely.

Danny_HUFC 13th September 2014 13:12

I was at colourtech last week where i had my gto sprayed and he was spraying another Tribute MRS200, (they didnt fit the kit, they are just spraying it. had to get that in as some of you will see the car probibly come up for sale on ebay and i dont want colourtech to get a bad name!, you'l see what i mean if you see the car!) anyway, it had some nice sliding perpex side windows, maybe ask chriss if he supplied them with the kit? they looked the part.

y cymro 13th September 2014 13:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59484)
Still musing over the side window treatment I'm afraid. Rather like the way these two Ferrari's have theirs at Goodwood:

Simple 'hatch' on perspex runners -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psde078bc8.jpg

Slightly more elegant solution on this one, the forward section slides back and the rear section is shaped to accommodate it. Viewed from above the rear section is 's' shaped in the fashion of the lapel badges on an ss officer's jacket, allowing the front section to overlap without going too far back -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psbf955c7d.jpg

Perhaps the SWB is an ideal car to build because there were so many variety of alterations and changing profiles with the original we can each build one with the features we prefer to keep them reasonably unique

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...05bcdf3cd3.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...4B56040113.jpg

DSG4ME 14th September 2014 09:46

Reminds me a little of the Scaglietti Corvette.

http://image.vetteweb.com/f/features...estern-006.jpg

puma931 17th September 2014 14:07

when will we see this car painted???????????

zagmad 17th September 2014 14:10

Think it is. Filler white i believe ;-)

casamolino 17th September 2014 15:31

Have found a company to make a pair of half leather/half vinyl seats but waiting for a price to have the coloured inserts from the Z3 in the same style , the Red inserts in attached photo removed and waiting developements , http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1508.jpg , Geoff .

Tribute Automotive 17th September 2014 21:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by casamolino (Post 59654)
Have found a company to make a pair of half leather/half vinyl seats but waiting for a price to have the coloured inserts from the Z3 in the same style , the Red inserts in attached photo removed and waiting developements , http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/DSCF1508.jpg , Geoff .

You found them! Good luck with the trimmer.

Tribute Automotive 17th September 2014 21:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59484)

This solution looks ideal. Now where's my grinder and some time ........

puma931 18th September 2014 10:10

For upholstery try contacting the guy who did the work on this
http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthrea...=229942&page=4

casamolino 18th September 2014 15:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by puma931 (Post 59651)
when will we see this car painted???????????

Afternoon car should be on the road in about 6 weeks , so after that assuming i can stick to a colour choice! Geoff .

WorldClassAccident 18th September 2014 20:12

My unfinished BMW doors retrimmed. The leather needs to be shrink fitted

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_...918_152304.jpg

Mister Towed 19th September 2014 17:10

Just when I thought I'd seen it all -

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6725e3d1.jpg

I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but, noooooooooooooo!

zagmad 19th September 2014 17:22

Yeah does look out of place considering the Ferrari curves seemed to disappeared from the roofline. Thinner chrome round the side windows would have softened the blow. Maybe putting the quirky window shape in the last pain would have made more sense. Or slanting the so it drops as it gets to the back. Aston did one.

zagmad 19th September 2014 17:25

Bit like an attractive women letting a unibrow grow

Mister Towed 19th September 2014 17:26

It does emphasise how 'Cobra' like the rear wings are, although the 250 came first of course.

Scottie22 19th September 2014 18:44

Wow! Imagine being crap at car building AND spelling!

zagmad 19th September 2014 18:46

Pobodys nerfect.

Mitchelkitman 19th September 2014 18:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Towed (Post 59740)
Just when I thought I'd seen it all -

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6725e3d1.jpg

I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but, noooooooooooooo!

Now, with the roof and tailgate off the Reliant Scimitar, this should be possible!


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