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Old 9th November 2017, 08:42
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Wow, that engine stand looks like a bargain.

As for the wear on your engine, if it was rebuilt in 1996, you do realise that's twenty-one years ago, don't you? If it's been modified and used since I think it's probably got a right to look a bit tired.

I'm sure you're already aware that the Vitesse/GT6 six pot is a pretty simple and reliable lump in standard tune and puts out enough power to make a car of this weight fun, fast and (reasonably) frugal on the old fuel.

I guess what I'm trying to say is there's no need to modify the crap out of the motor, keep the rebuild simple and standard and you'll end up with a car that's a pleasure to drive and won't let you down.

But, if your idea of fun is base-jumping and you want something scary, speak to Phil J about his 2.6 litre monster that runs six bike carbs and puts 185bhp through the rear tyres. I'd like to say that Phil's car is really fast in a straight line, but the last time I went out with him as a passenger, the entire journey was conducted sideways...

Anyway, looking forward to seeing your build progress.
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