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Old 26th August 2018, 21:17
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Year six and still no paint job.

MOT passed again with just more headlight adjustment to do.
New big end bearing shells fitted with the engine in the car by dropping the sump seems to have sorted the low oil pressure problems.

My wife is convinced I keep delaying to put off doing jobs inside the house.
I think that I will never be happy with the appearance of the body and tinkering at little things is just keeps me happy.

So below is lots more picture with very little changed.

New steering wheel birthday present from my dad


Finally modified the rear lights so I can get them out.
I had bolted them onto fibreglass backplates then bonded them into rear arches. The flush cut out was not big enough to get them back out!


heater inlet grill was blanked off so no air got into the heater matrix, now sorted and nice cosy warm feet and slightly heated screen


Passenger door alignment was bugging me so I have built up the body with fibreglass matting for a better fit.


The side skirts were always a little wavy so I took out the angle grinder and chopped them level with the scimitar sills. I am not sure this was a good idea, but at least i can lift the body off over the chassis rails now

drivers side sills before



passenger side sills



Driving around the muddy roads up north highlighted the back of the headlights were letting in brown water into the bowls and onto the covers so good old silicon sealant sorted that.


I have finished levelling the top right boot were the original mould had a head fairing so I am certainly near getting it sprayed now.


Yesterday I took the video camera for a ride so hopefully a little clip (10 seconds) of the beast in motion to follow.

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Old 8th September 2018, 06:27
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HouseMartin Congratulations on another MOT.

It certainly makes sense to make any body work changes before paint.

The fact you have been driving around means you know which things you want to do/leave as is.

I look forward to seeing the video clip.

What is the general reaction you get from the public to the car?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 9th September 2018, 18:18
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Nice! Going the "skippy" route and thoroughly enjoying from what i can see?

One thing that never comes across in photos is exactly how big and intimidating the g46 is on the road.

Shame there arent more on the road.
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Nice! Going the "skippy" route and thoroughly enjoying from what i can see?

One thing that never comes across in photos is exactly how big and intimidating the g46 is on the road.

Shame there arent more on the road.
Dave,
Is the "skippy" route hopping about on little jobs?
Yes I am enjoying the challenges and dreaming of something finished in shiny black paint.

Here a 13 second clip, because everything else that was filmed is in wobblevision!
I am hoping the youtube private video security will let you view it.

https://youtu.be/lWR5tIozzZ0

Paul, the usual reaction is "What is it?" with locals referring to it as the batmobile.

Cheers
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I believe Gary J referred to it as 'The Whale' during development, partly due to its size and partly due to him struggling with the project in the same way that Ahab struggled with Moby The Great White.
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Old 28th September 2019, 22:54
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Another year and still no paint job.
However, I have put a few miles on during the summer.

Even managed to run out of petrol on the A1 going to the petrol station.
As I had to leave it at the road side while I walked with my empty petrol can.
It was not long before I got a lift from a curious petrol head who wanted to know about my 'jag'.
Fortunately they also had some jump leads as the battery went flat turning the V6 to fill the filter and carb.
It was a relief to hear it fire up and make to the the pumps.
Electric fuel pump now on order!

Fettling has involved:
Greasing rear wheel bearings which where noisy or right hand bends.
Re-tightening gearbox mounts to remove some vibration.
Replacing the master cyclinder and adjusting the brake pedal height/brake
light switch.
Raising the steering wheel to give easier access.
Fitting nice shiny exhaust ends


Modifying the dash switches so I now have:
Overdrive and wiper switches by the steering wheel.
headlightlights and heater fan by the passenger.



Oh yes, I removed the engine in the winter



Rebuilt it with new skimmed heads



new piston rings/honed bores and all lower bearings



So I know there will be no problem down there to worry about.

I am still messing around with an MX5 soft top to mount in the roll bar hoops.
I have reshaped the header rail to match the curve of the 356 screen and extended the door bars so I now have a frame.



But it is work in progress to get it to fold tidily.
Anyway that's all for now.

Maybe a paint job before next September..

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House Martin Good to see you are getting some miles in the car.

It also looks like you are continuing to update / improve the car as you go along too.

Without wishing to rush you into paint, have you got a particular colour in mind?

Good luck, Paul.
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Without wishing to rush you into paint, have you got a particular colour in mind?
Good luck, Paul.
Paul,
As the first G46 by Gary in paint was red,
The second by Micky was blue
The third painted G46 was then white.
That's the union jack covered.

I thought I would like British Racing Green



The clean look of Black was a good colour for such a large car






But with that porsche 550 windscreen i know silver will look great so i considered some barbecue additions






Maybe even a 2 tone



But it wont be reliant yellow, orange or highland purple!

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