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motojohn

posted on 17/7/18 at 08:11 PM Reply With Quote
super spec 05 barn find


new old stock been sat in a barn for a long time got lots of bits but not a lot of idea on how to build it ,any help would be welcome

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Dick Axtell

posted on 18/7/18 at 08:24 AM Reply With Quote
"BarnFind"?? Or neglected/unfinished project? Whichever, it looks like a reasonably sound chassis. Good luck with the build.

That rear alu panel appears, from your pic, to have been unintentionally dented. Will you replace it?


From my own experience get these targets sorted. :-

1: Firmly decide which engine you intend to use. (This will probably involve loadsa measuring; keep dimension records for future reference).

2: Make sure you can get your engine choice sufficiently far enough back in the chassis, to avoid the rear edge of the nosecone.

[Edited on 18/7/18 by Dick Axtell]





Work-in-Progress: Changed to Zetec + T9. Still trying!!

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40inches

posted on 18/7/18 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
The Jaguar S Type 3.0 V6 engine and gearbox will fit in with room to spare
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[Edited on 18-7-18 by 40inches]

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motojohn

posted on 18/7/18 at 02:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
The Jaguar S Type 3.0 V6 engine and gearbox will fit in with room to spare
Robin Hood Owners Club

[Edited on 18-7-18 by 40inches]

you are right it is a bit sad looking but i think it has potential

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motojohn

posted on 18/7/18 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
I am looking into engine options the v6 sound nice and a bit more grunt than the escort 1100 but i would be looking at a doner car for that , what other motors have people fitted and what is the best to go for ?
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40inches

posted on 18/7/18 at 04:22 PM Reply With Quote
I would never fit an engine in that state
They look nice cleaned up
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I didn't buy a donor Jag, the engines and gearboxes are cheap(at the moment) the clutch is the killer

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motojohn

posted on 18/7/18 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
one question is it a auto box ? and can you give me a ball park figure on the cost of a jag motor and did you get the loom as well
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Nickp

posted on 18/7/18 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
BMW 6 pots like mine are becoming more popular. All alloy, cheap, plentiful with plenty of poke

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motojohn

posted on 18/7/18 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
Bmw thats a thought , i might go down to the Breakers and see what they have for sale
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Nickp

posted on 19/7/18 at 06:43 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by motojohn
Bmw thats a thought , i might go down to the Breakers and see what they have for sale


Manual 3 or 5 series with the biggest M52 engines (2.5 or 2.8) are the ones to go for. Although there's probably no reason why you can't use the later 3.0 M54 from the Z4 etc

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richwill

posted on 20/7/18 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
I'm in Exeter and happy to give advice and take a look. I have built 1 kit and have another in progress.
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motojohn

posted on 20/7/18 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by richwill
I'm in Exeter and happy to give advice and take a look. I have built 1 kit and have another in progress.

Hi thanks for the offer that would be great to get some advice

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