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Old 06-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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Cheers for the comments guys, its appreciated.

For more information about the engine click on the links below. I am sure there is information missing from the links but it should all be in the blog somewhere...

http://www.rkde.blogspot.co.uk/2011/...-balanced.html
http://www.rkde.blogspot.co.uk/2011/...-build-p1.html
http://www.rkde.blogspot.co.uk/2011/...-build-p2.html
http://www.rkde.blogspot.co.uk/2012/...alignment.html
 
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:31 AM
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really going to need one of those light in sight's now!

But this is an AWESOME build, and your blog updates are great! took me awhile to figure out why you were doing the roof in glass/fiber since i started with the newest posts and worked backwards .. I'd love to see some of the completed roof pictures inside and out (if there are any)

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:11 AM
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:58 PM
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If I get the car out this weekend I will take some internal photos, though there isn't much room to take pictures in focus...
 
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:57 PM
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Some days I question why I started this project when everything seams to be custom... Now I need to get the windows made, it's not really a surprise that the widows are custom but before the glass is made I needed to make templates of the glass. I had already made the fronts so this time I made the rears. Still got to trim the templates to size.



 
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:46 AM
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Why did you chop the roof again?
 
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:27 AM
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Why did you chop the roof again?
He didn't do it again, he's only done it once!

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:41 PM
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DneprDave View Post
He didn't do it again, he's only done it once!

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So why did he do it to begin with
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:35 AM
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So why did he do it to begin with
Because racecar?

But seriously, it's different and cool.
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by yetti96 View Post

Because racecar?

But seriously, it's different and cool.
I think "Because racecar" is a good enough reason.
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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I can confirm one thing... I will never do it again

I did it because I thought it would be a good project, and I wanted something different.

Nothing more than an idea, boredom and some spare time
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:26 PM
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Do you have any recent pictures? i would love to see the current progress.
 
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:44 PM
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Got the hand brake in and working, rear callipers installed, drive shafts installed - this took ages as it would appear the retaining spring clip was not spring steel but a mild steel so instead of it compressing and popping in it just bit into the spline so I had to get another and make it work, all done now

Managed to get all the window templates trimmed down to size ready to go out next week so I can have my windows made. Just some photos of the trim down





With the windows in its going to come together quick - I hope...
 
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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looking good, cant wait to see it with windows.
 
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:59 AM
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updates! updates! updates!
 
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:58 PM
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Too hot today (UK is unusually hot - I don't do hot...) but I managed to get my roof lining foam installed, hated it! I'm covered in glue :(

On to more exciting news, I went around to get quotes for the exhaust system, I was shocked at the prices coming back for what is a basically a straight through exhaust so since I have done everything else on the car I thought I would just make the exhaust too so I went shopping...

Came back home with this and I plan to fit it over the next couple of weeks
 
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:48 PM
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I love watching the progression of this build. Keep it up!
 
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:58 PM
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May I please go for a ride in your chop top mini when you are finished?.....I have a trip planned out your way in 2015.
 
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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this is truly an amazing project ... looking forward to seeing the finished product !
 
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:00 PM
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I always have a lot of respect for someone that takes on a project like this and keeps going on it. It looks great so far, can't wait to see it finished.
 
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:49 AM
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So what's new these days??!!!
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:13 AM
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So what's new these days??!!!
Need some news! This is one of my favorite builds here on NAM.

 

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