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  1. You're more than welcome any time! Always open to visitors as long as we are there, which is most of the time lol
  2. Thanks! To be honest the rangey is a bit rough n ready by comparison as it’s my own so I can get away with the odd shortcut. Nothing silly obviously but my metalwork on customer stuff is rather nicer but somewhat slower!!
  3. The guilia is rather nice! 2.7ltr millington engine and sadev 6 speed sequential box plus carbon panels with a lot of careful prep so you can’t tell they are carbon! :-) The stratos engine is an Alfa 3.2 24v v6 with forged pistons and steel rods and an Eaton m112 supercharger from a v8 jaguar and fabricated charge cooled inlet manifold etc etc. should make 450hp ish and completely flat torque curve. Did a similar setup on a 2ltr Vauxhall xe using an m90 xjr6 jag blower and it made 85% of its peak torque everywhere from 1800rpm to 7000rpm!!
  4. Got a few excuses though for the slow progress, amongst the vehicles we are building is one for car designer Gordon Murray which is understandably occupying some of my brain plus we are in the current months “car” magazine. We’ve been in many magazines but not a big mainstream one before. Nicely written article too! Here’s a couple of pages from it!
  5. Long slow slog of panel prep with maybe 1.5 days a month available to work on it....getting there though in baby steps
  6. As above an ls3 would make a lot more sense I think
  7. A suffix k or L r380 in good condition will handle that no problem.
  8. Funnily enough we have an E91 330d manual, but it's in the 330d lol and I think I better leave it there as it's my wife's daily car! What's at Peterborough and when (remember I'm not really a Land Rover person, im new to all this shenanigans!!) i think it will be getting there by early winter, but I doubt it will be fully up and running until spring next yr or so. Have to remember that although this is the only car I'm building for myself, im building around 15 customer projects all from the ground up (much more so than my Range Rover!!!) and in a lot more detail so my brain gets a bit frazzled
  9. Nit picked and stoppered everything (though prep leaves a bit to be desired I have to say!!!) then etched and extra high build primed the lot
  10. Prepped sunroof, prepped and filled and blocked tailgate,
  11. Ruddy long day on it today. Brazed up holes in rear corners, tig welded patches into bad rear corner. Filled rear corners, straightened and filled quarters, blocked everything flat. Re-filled quarters twice more (being ba******) blocked each time, all in Upol D so no sinkage but bugger to sand.
  12. No, we buy them through Northampton motorsport (who we use for almost all our engine Ecu mapping )
  13. http://www.liferacing.com/products/pdus/pdu-16/
  14. We use programmable pdm's a bit on customer project vehicles, but not the ones you mention. We are using Life Racing stuff at the moment, not dissimilar to Motec
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