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gwak76
02-09-04, 11:30 AM
Said it was boring, got my windscreen and fitted in 2 hours, thats got to be the easiest part so far, thanks Brasscraft.:thumb:

Double good day as my headder tank arrived to, fitted double quick, looks sexy in a stainless sort of way :rolleyes:

Next item missing is my 4 branch collectors, last seen in a box four weeks ago looking for a polish, please come home I need you.

Donor car to sort for registration and who knows, might even drop in for an SVA.

Oh, and paint it one day, any one recomend a colour.

kdavies3
02-09-04, 11:45 AM
Looking good Gary. :thumb:

How about Blue with silver / blue stripes. :D

Grease Monkey
02-09-04, 11:57 AM
Seeing as how its bottle green already, why not metallic BRG ?

If you go for a completely different colour, you'll have to spray every nook and cranny to stop it looking odd.

gwak76
02-09-04, 12:02 PM
Thanks Kev, slilver blue stripes look good, looks less boy racer than the white jobs, sorry to any white stripers out there.

I notice you have double bars in the mouth, dont think I have seen those before either, another idea.

Thing is you have one of those cars that look good no mater what, I have a wonky ford based job that needs gods help :D

gwak76
02-09-04, 12:05 PM
Mr Monkey, if I went green it would have to be a dark shade, what puts me off the colour at the moment is it look pale in sunlight, I do like green.

Perhaps I should only go out in the dark.

kdavies3
02-09-04, 12:12 PM
Hi Gary thanks for the compliment.

Those bars are just made from good old 15mm chromed tube from B&Q. :thumb:

Stuck in place with a dab of Wurth adhesive.

I don't have them on anymore, I've fitted an ally mesh now to protect the radiator a bit.

Bowtie
02-09-04, 01:33 PM
Why not the original "Vineyard Green"? I love it! :thumb:

http://www.erareplicas.com/dansommers/dan8.htm

http://www.erareplicas.com/dansommers/afterpnt.jpg

http://www.erareplicas.com/dansommers/inbarn.jpg

Rodders
02-09-04, 05:56 PM
Yes I think that green looks good. If I ever have another one I would like it that green. The Raspberry one was going to be G/M rio verdy but DB talked me out of it :mad:

smash
02-09-04, 06:24 PM
Silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, squeak, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, squeak, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, squeak, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, green - pah!, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, green - grrr, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, silver, squeak etc. etc.

Incidentally, discovered my dizzy clamp was less than finger tight today - could be the answer YES/NO? :eek:

PS Call that an air filter?!

gwak76
02-09-04, 07:37 PM
Bowtie and Rodders, That green does look good, show off the chrome a treat, but looking through the pic gallery I came across these two, look mean :thumb:

That air filter is used to keep the revs down when running the engine in, theres no way I could go above 4000rpm :p

Ok I give up, whats the dizzy clamp got to do with your squeaky rear end :confused:

gwak76
02-09-04, 07:51 PM
Forgot pics :o , like the dirty ally one best

kdavies3
03-09-04, 06:43 AM
They'll almost certainly be Kirkham with an unpainted ally body. :thumb:

smash
03-09-04, 10:37 AM
Well, you could always have the body electro formed ("Hello? Yes, can you tell me how big your electroforming bath is, I'd like an entire car plated..." :p)

No but seriously, I reckon about 40 rolls of self adhesive aluminium tape should do it :D

gwak76
03-09-04, 10:43 AM
Ok, so cheap option is not to buy the kirkham, cover my car with tinfoil and hope no one notices :rolleyes: or pop it in an acid bath :eek:

Any suggestions on those big Goodyears, I like them to.

Hows your rear end and knock doing :D

smash
03-09-04, 11:00 AM
Genius!!! Tin foil, better coverage, less joins. Like it! :D (obviously use the matt side though, eh? 'Tarts Handbag' an all that!)

Paul B
03-09-04, 12:31 PM
Gary

The ONLY colour to have a Cobra in, is blue with white stripes and sidepipes (watch for the reaction !!!)

However, on another note, your photo of your engine bay seems to show the clutch cable being bent very severely. I would suggest you look at smoothing out the cable run otherwise you will find a) The cable may not last very long and, or, b) It may be very heavy in use.

Just a suggestion based on my own experience.

Paul

gwak76
03-09-04, 12:44 PM
Paul

Spooky, I just measured up for a longer cable, the short one was an off the shelf job to get things running. Its not so much as a clutch but a bear trap.

Thanks for pointing it out though :thumb:

Sure you dont like silver :D

Robin427
03-09-04, 01:40 PM
Use duct tape - it's silver and hardwearing. Waterproof too...

gwak76
03-09-04, 02:52 PM
Bloody smart ar** GD owners :finger:

Bowtie
03-09-04, 05:04 PM
Any suggestions on those big Goodyears, I like them to.
I like them too! Try the Good Year Vintage Sports Car Special, Short Track Special etc. @ Goodyear racing tires (http://www.racegoodyear.com/race_tires.html)

http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/img/g12_blue.jpg http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/img/g7_blue.jpg http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/img/g19_eagle.jpg http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/img/g24_eagle.jpg http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/img/g23_eagle.jpg

/ Bowtie :thumb:

Bowtie
03-09-04, 05:18 PM
By the way my AK will finally be painted Silver (when I get bored of black). I am planning to paint it in the same silver as the VW Golf IV ("around 2k"). Think about it the next time you spot one, it's such a lovely silver colour...

http://www.vw-club.ru/vw/gallery/golf4/img/g4_silver_01.jpg

Just a thought / Bowtie

gwak76
03-09-04, 06:35 PM
Hey Bow, silver is looking like my colour too, those big GoodYears, totally over the top, love em. :thumb:

Robin427
03-09-04, 08:36 PM
Not actually a GD owner yet... more a "various GD parts in an apparently random order" owner...

gwak76
03-09-04, 09:03 PM
Ok Robin, Bloody smart ar** box of bits owner :D :p

gareth08
04-09-04, 06:18 PM
Gary
As you know my car was in BRG gel coat with nice grey doors,boot & bonnet.Is currently being painted in Ketamine Blue with white stripes.Should be finished early next week.(F!!!!!g hope so as sva is in 3 weeks)Will post pic as soon as its finished.Windscreen ok then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gareth

gwak76
04-09-04, 06:41 PM
Gareth
nice one, finished and almost painted, bet you cant wait for the SVA, best of luck with it :thumb: