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P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:45 pm
by DerekCV8
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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Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:08 am
by RAP72
Nice, very nice I will be across to see it in a few weeks :lol:

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:25 pm
by DerekCV8
Always welcome Steve! :)

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:10 pm
by Han Kamp
My goodness Derek, you sure know how to rebuild your projects in a magnificent manner, Chapeau !

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:21 pm
by DerekCV8
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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Re: P66 Progress Update

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

Jon

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:02 pm
by DerekCV8
Yes Jon….. the price WAS very steep….. but it had to be done……..

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:31 pm
by DerekCV8
At last, the colour coat and lacquer is on the P66 engine bay!!

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Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:45 pm
by ffdave
Looking good!, super job as always Derek.
Does the chassis have any 541S/CV8 panels in it or is it totally unique?.

Dave.

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:34 am
by DerekCV8
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.

Derek

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:42 pm
by DerekCV8
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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Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:35 pm
by Chris_R
Now that is impressive! Very nice and will complement the rest of your work nicely.

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:06 pm
by Joerg
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.

Joerg

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 pm
by DerekCV8
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.

Re: P66 Progress Update

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:47 pm
by DerekCV8
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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