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Building the car from a standard V8 to an all round competition car.

36 hours to Irish Classic Retro

Look what’s just arrived….

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48 hours to the Irish Classic Retro

Yesterday I spent the whole day working at the car. A few minor mechanical tweaks, a lot of Dinitrol anti-rust spraying and fitting body work including a the little trim bits. After putting all the badges on the car I … Continue reading

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Back to the body

A quick post with a few picture showing where we are now. After collecting the doors and wings from the painter I built the doors. And at Tims the bare car was still being welded. We had intended to spend … Continue reading

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Tightening the LSD

With the Jag IRS out of the car, I could strip the 4HU LSD and shim the springs to tighten the diff. The diff has never been measured for the breakout torque, but now it was 25ft.lb, I want to … Continue reading

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While the panels are away, we play…..

We reached our deadline for sending the panels to the painter. We didn’t get them completely finished, the door skins were only just held on and the lower skin repairs were given to the painter in a state that he … Continue reading

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Getting ready for paint.

This weekend was the last for repair and modifications to the Rover P6 panels, before they are removed and left with a painter. We have done a fair amount of work to the chassis itself, removing the lower D pillars … Continue reading

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Repair the body work

So we are to do the Irish Classic Retro and we are cutting away at the body. We currently have two doors apart and Tim is attacking the rear jacking point. If you remember the car failed the MOT in … Continue reading

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