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  1. #1
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    Oldie returning again to try and finish build!

    Hi all,

    After another very long break, (4yrs l think), I have just started to look at the car again!
    Its a Pilgrim with RV8.
    Originally started in 2005, so l must be one of the longest builds!!??
    The list of jobs is still quite long!!

    The first is to get the engine running again. I had left water in it during a summer test of the engine which had frozen. The good news is the engine doesnt seem to be cracked but 2 core plugs had popped and the heater matrix has split.
    Plugs replaced and the engine has fired up, l was surprized!

    When l started this SVA had just come in l think, of course thats come and gone. I'm having to go over things again now for IVA and have various issues l know of already to sort/replace.
    Its hard enough getting back into this without having to redo things too!

    Anyway, have to start somewhere so first post in Pilgrim section done.

    Steve
    Cheers

    Steve
    When will it ever be finished??!
    Hopefully better luck 2nd time round!!!!!!
    Or now the 4th time round......!!

  2. #2
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    Well done.
    Assume this is a rolling chassis with an engine...or is the body on?
    Pilgrim has now changed hands, and is a very professional operation.
    But all the usual bits are available.

    My Sumo took nearly 10 years, Crendon not dissimilar ....but def worth it.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  3. #3
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    There’s a 28 year build on here somewhere....😳

  4. #4
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    That's nothing I now on 32 years of a build of a Dax ??

  5. #5
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    Good God 32 years !!!!
    And I thought 8 years was too long.
    You'd better get a move on, you've only got till 2025 to get it completed and enjoy it if the extinction rebellion cult nutters get their way.

    But they won't so build away.

    Baz

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    I see mr fawlty in reading same as me must be some thing in the water ?

  7. #7
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    The body is fitted, just the inner sills and front part of rear arches to seal up. Then l can start fitting the interior.
    I have most of the stuff to finish l think, but there are some bits l don't think will pass IVA.
    Well it looks like I won't hold the record for the longest build then😂
    Whereabouts in Reading are you Oiler?

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    pm sent mr fawity

  9. #9
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    There's no rush Steve, as I'm sure you know yourself, just take one job at a time. I started in 2003 and just got it on the road last month.

    I had to recondition the Sierra brake callipers 3 times as they don't like being left. You can take them off and do them on a bench so not as bad as core plugs!?

    Its definitely worth it. The RV8 just sounds fantastic when its happy!
    Best of luck!
    Declan

    RV8, Sierra based Viper.
    I'm sure if I give it enough love it will, someday, love me back!?

  10. #10
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    I guess I'll probably have the same issue with the brakes!
    I did the clutch conversion, well the peddle part anyway but didn't get to fitting the slave part, so could have a similar problem there.
    Did you have to redo anything for iva?
    I bought the boot hinges at least 10yrs ago, l read somewhere they may not have the correct radius?
    Same with the fuel cap, bought from brasscraft. I think there's a screw on cap available now because of height and radius issues.

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