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    I always say for stuff like this, work out all the costs carefully........




    Then double them and you normally end up about right.

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    Absolutely fantastic thread. Even better knowing that it raced in the BPR series. I must have seen it driven in anger a few times.

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    Whilst all the work goes on underneath, the beautiful body is also being stripped down, hopefully it is unlikely that we will encounter the mess here we found underneath. All the LM parts stripped off and now starting the prep work for a respray. For a wild moment I even thought about changing colour. Sacrilege - She stays red!
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    magic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    Car was delivered to Kevin at Mototechnique in Molesley Surrey who rebuilt my old Daytona Spyder 25 years ago and did a great job then and seems to have got even better in the meantime.
    Kevin has done two of my cars in the past.

    Your in very good hands there

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    All Discs have spider cracks from hard racing so they are finished. Both hubs and discs will be replaced with the beautiful Michelotto lightweight LM style. One hub totally gone.

    Existing race adjusted dual circuit brake box is en route to Michelotto for a further modification pending the arrival of a new original LM magnesium one which may take a while.

    The set up will include the LM in car brake balance adjustment facility.
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    Well we now have the manifolds and turbos out. Unusually this car ran twin KKKs with twin waste gates and produced about 640 BHP before it was fitted with adjustable boost which apparently took it to 720.

    Anyway, no surprise that this is all in as bad condition as the rest of it. Turbos and wastegates off to a specialist for rebuilding and refinishing, the wastegates needing to have specific care taken so they dont blow off even slightly early. Everything will be cleaned up and probably ceramic coated.

    More insulation foil covering up more issues.

    Hopefully soon we might get to the end of the destruction and can begin construction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    For a wild moment I even thought about changing colour. Sacrilege - She stays red!
    There's nothing wrong with changing the colour, saw a yellow LM yesterday. It looked mean, not a mean as black.....

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    I know, but then she raced in red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    I know, but then she raced in red?
    It's your car now, your going down the evolution path so do as you please

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