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Old 1st August 2015, 14:37
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More on.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265488@N05/?

DSCN3984 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3961 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3964 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3970 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3972 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3973 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN3975 by eric holm, on Flickr

That's it for pretty much 1.5 weeks as have other commitments, will continue to post when back up and running.

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Old 1st August 2015, 18:07
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Just a quick warning before you glue and fix it all into place, double check the petrol pipe is well sealed. I did the same to my fuel inlet and discovered the other day it was leaking, fortunately I had planned to take it apart to do spraying so will fix it then. Thought I'd sealed it well, put enough sealant in and around the pipe. Good luck with the build
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Old 11th August 2015, 17:17
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Started to build once again,

Rear Wiring all extended
DSCN4000 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN3997 by eric holm, on Flickr

Adjustment of fuel pipe (Vent and overflow to allow for extension
DSCN3990 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN3995 by eric holm, on Flickr

Removal of spare wheel holder and sealing of holes
DSCN4003 by eric holm, on Flickr

Fitting of rear lights
DSCN4005 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN4014 by eric holm, on Flickr

Fitting of Aston cap
DSCN4015 by eric holm, on FlickrDSCN4016 by eric holm, on Flickr

Ready to fit rear end
IMG_1824 by eric holm, on Flickr
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Old 16th August 2015, 16:33
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Hi Andy
Looking good.
I have high expectations of this build as you are so meticulous.
Would have liked the recessed filler cap on ours but we had time constraints to get it to press.
Just starting on a new Kalifornia build which should be much better than the prototype from what we have learnt.
Did you see the Kalifornia on the cover of Kitcar Magazine, out now?
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Old 16th August 2015, 17:14
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Brilliant resource thread - thanks for documenting so well.
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Old 17th August 2015, 07:15
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Hi Andy
Looking good.
I have high expectations of this build as you are so meticulous.
Would have liked the recessed filler cap on ours but we had time constraints to get it to press.
Just starting on a new Kalifornia build which should be much better than the prototype from what we have learnt.
Did you see the Kalifornia on the cover of Kitcar Magazine, out now?
Thanks for the comments!

Haven't seen mag yet as in Italy. Looking forward to seeing it though. I bet your phone will be ringing off the hook.....
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Old 18th August 2015, 21:33
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Well cracked on today and have completed rear end first fit:

Boot hinges
DSCN4219 by eric holm, on Flickr

Number plate Plus lights and boot lock
DSCN4223 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN4224 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN4242 by eric holm, on Flickr

Reflector/Fog light fitting and testing
DSCN4243 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN4245 by eric holm, on Flickr

All finished and ready for the road, Exhaust fitting tomorrow....
DSCN4250 by eric holm, on Flickr
DSCN4252 by eric holm, on Flickr

Loads more build photos on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265488@N05/

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Old 18th August 2015, 21:50
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Many thanks for the build photo's, and for the ones from the Italian museum.
Can you tell me please where did you get the rear reflectors and boot lock?
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Old 18th August 2015, 21:51
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Oh, and the hinges!
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Old 18th August 2015, 21:56
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Boot lock Europa spares flat hook type bn3bll 6 http://www.europaspares.com/flat-hook-latch.html

Boot hinges, any triumph type external chrome or internal modified mx5 type http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOOT-HINGE...item3a96068f27

Fog light Ebay, dont have link
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Old 18th August 2015, 21:59
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Thanks Eric!
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Old 19th August 2015, 15:20
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Eric - I like your approach of doing one section of the build at a time.

In fact, I love the idea that you could now take this for a drive to road test the rear end.

The "raised" character number plate looks good too.

Good luck, Paul.
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Exhausts fitted today, with a drive from Milton Keynes to Nuneaton, round trip.

DSCN4314 by eric holm, on Flickr

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Eric - I like your approach of doing one section of the build at a time.

In fact, I love the idea that you could now take this for a drive to road test the rear end.

The "raised" character number plate looks good too.

Good luck, Paul.
Many thanks Paul L - Needed to get back end on to get sizing and dimensions for Exhaust fitting, So it was bit of a rush job, now will take back end off and refit this time taking care with lines and finish.

Can't take credit for raised number plate as 'nicked' the idea from Plastic Porsche on forum!
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Old 19th August 2015, 19:39
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Great progress, exhaust setup looks superb, what does it sound like
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Great progress, exhaust setup looks superb, what does it sound like
Thank! Hopefully it sounds like a 1961 Ferrari Although how can I ever tell? Guess I could upload a youtube video of it, but I am sure it wont do it justice.

Its 'bassey' with the hood up, it must amplify the noise. It has a fantastic crackle that was always there but was suppressed but now is unleashed and I got to say that the pickup is much better at lower revs, I am very pleased with it all round in terms of the look (although detailing still to be done) and the sound is tremedous, just like the Nubodi Prototype I went to see last month.

Mine is a 3.0i so not sure what a 2.8, 2.2 or other might sound like.

Its going to cost me a fortune in fuel just revving it to hear that nice pitch
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Check out my blog where I compared before and after fitting a k&n filter. That was recorded on a mobile phone held just near the steering wheel.

No, it does not do the sound justice but you can still really hear the difference.

Record, upload to YouTube and post a link here.

Cars need more than photos
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Check out my blog where I compared before and after fitting a k&n filter. That was recorded on a mobile phone held just near the steering wheel.

No, it does not do the sound justice but you can still really hear the difference.

Record, upload to YouTube and post a link here.

Cars need more than photos
Hi, yes I watched it and can hear a difference, obviously difficult for me to do a before and after, will give it a go though at some point. I'm taking a day off tomorrow from build after doing around 20hours commitment on it in last few days
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I film loAds of stuff on my phone that I never use. Every now and then I discover I need something I filmed a while back.

The. Sound comparison is a good example. It was a pointless performance test as I had a passenger and an empty tank but I recorded anyway. I didn't use it for performance but for audio instead.

The past is a valuable thing, they don't make it now. If you record as you go you might find yourself going back to old bits.

I really recommend it now photo, film and storage is. So cheap/free
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Hi Eric - can I ask - where the cars up on the post ramp are those stock BMW 17" wheels?

If they are I'd be forever indebted to you if you could run a straight edge up the face of the wheel and see where it hits the rear wheel arch - inside/on the lip or outside.

It looks to me like they won't go up into the arch and if that's the case it may scupper my idea for the big rims tucked up in the arches. I can gain some room by going 215 tryes and stretching but not a massive amount.

As I understand it stock 17" BMW wheels are fronts: 7.5" wide; et 41 and rears: 8.5"; et 41

Largest offset I can get on the Axe wheels I want @8.5j is 45mm so only 0.4cm reduction in poke over stock.

Be really grateful for you help - cheers, Scott
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