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    OK, where were we?

    Car now masked up and we are going to strip the chassis back to bare metal while we try and sort out our gearbox issues
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    Cracking thread - really enjoying the updates and the level detail.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskeer View Post
    Cracking thread - really enjoying the updates and the level detail.

    Cheers
    +1 oh and BTW
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    hmm great work... I like your car because it's looking awesome and I hope you will complete the project soon and post the photos after completion of the project and thanks for sharing your project with us. I guess you planned something bigger to do and hope you will succeed in this project.

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    A very interesting post and cant wait to see final results ......

    However .... can I ask a stupid question ?....

    How do you ensure that (especially when you have a stripped a car down to that detail) the car is put back exactly the same way as factory ? i.e. no missing bolts, correct bolts/washers/torques settings used etc.

    I remember I had a heavily damaged Integrale back in the old days, and the insurance company deemed it was not a write-off, so was unfortunately repaired by a so called Lancia specialist, but it never felt the same (was not as tight, wrongs bolts/screw used in places, some parts put in reverse, etc). It was also a never-ending pain after that, with things constantly falling off, not working properly etc.

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    Now that is a proper strip down

    With regards to the exhaust question I made earlier and your reply about keeping the straight through system, I would be very surprised if you could get on many tracks with it setup like that. From my porsche experience with my GT3RS I have seen some equipped with additional slencers that bolt on to the tailpipes and can be varied by internal baffles. The GT3RS has a twin centre not unlike the F40's triple centre so that might be a possible route if you want to maintain the straight through system.

    Back home from work now for 3.5 months leave so now more coffee break reading, but don't worry going to keep following closely!

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    Saw this on ebay - might be ofinterest toy you :-)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Auto-Itali...item460d3502af

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    Listing ended already, he must have bought it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Listing ended already, he must have bought it!
    this is looking some car !

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakman View Post
    A very interesting post and cant wait to see final results ......

    However .... can I ask a stupid question ?....

    How do you ensure that (especially when you have a stripped a car down to that detail) the car is put back exactly the same way as factory ? i.e. no missing bolts, correct bolts/washers/torques settings used etc.

    I remember I had a heavily damaged Integrale back in the old days, and the insurance company deemed it was not a write-off, so was unfortunately repaired by a so called Lancia specialist, but it never felt the same (was not as tight, wrongs bolts/screw used in places, some parts put in reverse, etc). It was also a never-ending pain after that, with things constantly falling off, not working properly etc.
    By using the correct restorer! Mototechnique restored my Daytona Spyder 20 years ago and with their wealth of experience they know these cars. They have restored everything from a 250 GTO to F40's, Enzos, SWB etc. So, simply, chose the right shop who have been doing it for long enough and I was luck in that I had had experience of them before so could gauge against the competition. Also, it is not hard to do it better than the factory!

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