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by DerekCV8 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:45 pm

At last, the front end of the P66 is ready for the colour coat and lacquer to be applied. It was a long time getting there, but hopefully worth the effort! Still a long way to go, but the engine, heads and gearbox have been rebuilt and Brake & Clutch Cylinders, and Servo, should be back soon.

Further updates will follow…...

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by RAP72 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:08 am

Nice, very nice I will be across to see it in a few weeks :lol:
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by DerekCV8 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:25 pm

Always welcome Steve! :)
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by Han Kamp » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:10 pm

My goodness Derek, you sure know how to rebuild your projects in a magnificent manner, Chapeau !
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by DerekCV8 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:21 pm

Collected the chrome work for the P66 today. Expensive, but a good job done. The bumper blades are aluminium, so were tricky, but they look great now!

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by jglarkin » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:22 pm

At today's chroming prices that must cost at least half a zillion quid :o . Just pop those bits back on and you'll be on the road in a flash!

Keep up the good work Derek

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by DerekCV8 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:02 pm

Yes Jon….. the price WAS very steep….. but it had to be done……..
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by DerekCV8 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:31 pm

At last, the colour coat and lacquer is on the P66 engine bay!!

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by ffdave » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Looking good!, super job as always Derek.
Does the chassis have any 541S/CV8 panels in it or is it totally unique?.

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by DerekCV8 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:34 am

It's totally unique Dave….. though it does have peripheral tubes, much the same as the 541 and one of these is used as a vacuum reservoir for the brakes, as per C-V8.

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by DerekCV8 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:42 pm

Just had these new Brake Fluid Reservoirs manufactured, to replicate the original Dunlop reservoirs for the P66. They are not exact, but a very good representation of the original. They have been machined from Nylon by a company close to me and, though not cheap, they are FAR cheaper than having tooling made for injection moulding which would be around £7000 to £8000…!!

I can get these manufactured for around £50 each….. and that includes the lid!

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by Chris_R » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:35 pm

Now that is impressive! Very nice and will complement the rest of your work nicely.
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by Joerg » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:06 pm

Superb!
Wish I had known that your repro- project is so close to the finish line.
Would have used them instead of making my reservoirs.

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by DerekCV8 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 pm

Wasn't sure how they were going to turn out Joerg, so just ordered the three I required for the P66. However, more can be produced as he still has the program for the machining.
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by DerekCV8 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:47 pm

Finished fitting all the steering linkages yesterday, and today fitted the modified (possibly more original?) bonnet release, rebuilt heater unit and fan, and the rebuilt wiper motor. Nice to see bits going back on!

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