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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2019, 09:07
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By JoeB
Boot floor spot weld failure

Good morning!

Have any of you guys suffered from the spot welds on the boot floor failing around where the differential mounting point is?

I have recently found a number of spot welds in that...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th July 2019, 14:38
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
I just used a lathe to machine the aluminium pipe...

I just used a lathe to machine the aluminium pipe to the shape and size that I needed. I cut a slot into the outside of the pipe to enable the trim ring tabs to sit against it. The gauges have an...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th July 2019, 11:32
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Thanks! I made the gauges as I wanted to use...

Thanks!

I made the gauges as I wanted to use as much of the original bmw cluster as possible. The gauge bodies are made from some 5 inch aluminium pipe turned down to the right size. I mounted the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 11:21
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Thanks! The engine had done 90000 miles when...

Thanks!
The engine had done 90000 miles when the charger was fitted. It did not have a rebuild prior to the charger due to running relatively low levels of boost. It is setup to run with 6psi of...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 10:42
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
The car now drives so well! The combination of...

The car now drives so well! The combination of sounds from the supercharger and the exhaust are stunning! The only downside is that due to the bypass valve that I am currently using, the car is a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 10:17
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
I thought I'd put up a little update of the car...

I thought I'd put up a little update of the car progress as its been a while!
The interior is coming together now and won't be long before it's completed.

I have wrapped the dashboard in...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 05:00
Replies: 187
Views: 13,014
Posted By JoeB
It is a pain to remove the LCD from the original...

It is a pain to remove the LCD from the original cluster but it can be done! I have mounted the original LCD display in my dash behind a piece of clear acrylic with some limo tint film applied to it....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 16th August 2018, 23:37
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
The rear lights are 75mm diameter led clusters....

The rear lights are 75mm diameter led clusters. They’re meant for a caterham I believe.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th August 2018, 16:52
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
It certainly was a squeeze! not much room left...

It certainly was a squeeze! not much room left now!

Hopefully the remap goes well and I can see how much the charger has effected the performance.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th August 2018, 16:00
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
The engine I have is the 2.8 and I've used a M62...

The engine I have is the 2.8 and I've used a M62 supercharger from a Mercedes . The setup is completely bespoke and has taken a while to setup in the car but it's almost complete and just needs a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th August 2018, 18:09
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Evening all! Just an update of what else...

Evening all!

Just an update of what else I've done to the car over the last few months.
The car now has a hard top so its a little bit quieter for when the weather isn't as good. The car is now...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th April 2018, 14:45
Replies: 30
Views: 3,523
Posted By JoeB
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th April 2018, 15:50
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Just thought I'd put an update up as it's been a...

Just thought I'd put an update up as it's been a while, I've had the car on the road over the last few days and it's been great!! definitely worth all the effort!
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th February 2018, 22:56
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
It's that time again! It's time for another...

It's that time again! It's time for another update!

Here is how the car is currently looking!
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th January 2018, 21:09
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
It's a Range Rover colour called Carpathian grey ...

It's a Range Rover colour called Carpathian grey

It was just a quick picture to give an idea of what it will look like when it's finished!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 11th January 2018, 18:04
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Just another update of how the build is...

Just another update of how the build is progressing...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b430/JoeZ300s/90429851-ec09-40ee-be93-e6fa3b5290f2_zpspsm1kpml.jpg
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th December 2017, 19:05
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Thanks Dave! I've changed suspension, brakes and...

Thanks Dave! I've changed suspension, brakes and a few other bits before but nothing at this level. Hopefully all will go well and I will have a nice shiny car at the end!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th December 2017, 12:48
Replies: 1,462
Views: 563,074
Posted By JoeB
Hi Geoff How come the glove box no longer...

Hi Geoff

How come the glove box no longer fits with the new dashboard? Does it just not line up or something? I will hopefully be fitting my new dash in the next few weeks so just after a bit of...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 12th December 2017, 17:51
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Just thought I'd put an update up of how the car...

Just thought I'd put an update up of how the car is currently sitting...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b430/JoeZ300s/AEA33741-C00F-4BD4-9AB4-BEF214514A1B_zpswfwcor1s.jpg

The car is now at...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2017, 20:58
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Hi Dave, Just saw his build thread now!...

Hi Dave,

Just saw his build thread now! Thanks for the info!

I'm gathering parts for a supercharger build at the moment and just wondering how any others may have gone about it.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2017, 16:09
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Just wondering if anyone with a Z300S or 250 SWB...

Just wondering if anyone with a Z300S or 250 SWB had considered any type of forced induction on their car? Either turbo charging or super charging?

I know many people prefer using the 6 cylinder...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2017, 16:06
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Well that would make the job a lot easier!! ...

Well that would make the job a lot easier!!

If soldering is not really your thing, you could actually run a hacksaw blade between the plug and spare circuit board to separate them. Then just...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2017, 12:22
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
It a monster task to complete but I could...

It a monster task to complete but I could probably do another one if needed.
An easier method of doing it would be to get a spare instrument cluster for the Z3 and dismantle it for parts (odometer...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st November 2017, 12:27
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
There are 45 pins on the odometer plug, 45 wires...

There are 45 pins on the odometer plug, 45 wires to solder to the circuit board plus with the warning lights I've used, 30 wires to be soldered to the LEDs, 30 wires to the plug, 30 wires from the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st November 2017, 09:49
Replies: 82
Views: 12,063
Posted By JoeB
Jaguartvr here are a few photos of the rear of...

Jaguartvr here are a few photos of the rear of the new cluster.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b430/JoeZ300s/IMG_1525_zpsnx9de6uw.jpg
...
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