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Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-10-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,261
Posted By Ben_W
Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier...

Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier anyway. The other belt I can see in your engine is a Dayco.....
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 455,451
Posted By Ben_W
Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car?...

Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car? I wish I'd taken lots more photos but excitement got the better of me.......polishing like a mad man!
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 455,451
Posted By Ben_W
Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking...

Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking I need to take a pic of this and as I stood back to do so, noticed what I'd done.....😐
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 455,451
Posted By Ben_W
Been helping out my cousin turning a very very...

Been helping out my cousin turning a very very pink Suzuki Alto back to red as he will be selling it. I didnt take enough pics of this one, started last Sunday afternoon but the light was pretty...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By Ben_W
Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed. ...

Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed.

There is no 'manual', no 'set of guidelines' for a particular car of a particular colour. Like a person, each one is an individual and will have lived...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-10-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 114,413
Posted By Ben_W
Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade...

Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade for a few days.....mark.some cut lines, collect a few days later with the roof nearly tucked inside the now roofless shell :D
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
Not much to update on this at the mo, other...

Not much to update on this at the mo, other than....

https://preview.ibb.co/mBPVG9/IMG_20181007_175053.jpg (https://ibb.co/jW6z9U)

Frustratingly, I was round at my Cousin's on Sunday afternoon,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,281
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, it's an interesting concept that's for...

Peter, it's an interesting concept that's for sure!

I think worrying about it being heresy is a moot point. You are already far, far beyond what the purists would be happy with so I wouldn't worry...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,281
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, I think you've nailed it with the...

Peter,

I think you've nailed it with the Alpina.

As others have said, it's a brute of an engine, but solid and reliable. It's probably pretty much the perfect upgrade for an E-Type.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-10-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,281
Posted By Ben_W
For a car of that stature, that's the worst...

For a car of that stature, that's the worst advert in the world!!!!!!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 114,413
Posted By Ben_W
Oooooooo, the same on a 306 Rallye?! :lol: A...

Oooooooo, the same on a 306 Rallye?! :lol:

A really great update. One that has some very personal connotations. I've a massive soft spot for WW2 aircrew, especially stuff that falls under Bomber...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 150,514
Posted By Ben_W
Matt, I've read differing reviews on POR15....

Matt,

I've read differing reviews on POR15. Some love it, some don't have anything good to say about it....

Seems it's properly fussy about the surface it's applied on. Have you considered the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
A couple of beading pics I took this...

A couple of beading pics I took this morning.....I'd pulled the car out to wash and it's clearly been wet/frosty overnight but full on sunshine now
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-10-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 150,514
Posted By Ben_W
I'll be honest Matt, although a little worse for...

I'll be honest Matt, although a little worse for wear after a near 12k wolf run and then being out on the lash since 2:30, it all looks good to me....can't see much needing welding there??
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-10-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,150
Posted By Ben_W
Really loving this. The VW stuff is nice but the...

Really loving this. The VW stuff is nice but the scene tax is obscene :D

Aware of these as we had one in at my mates garage for a bit of work. Great vehicles, apart from the slightly bonkers name!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 287,346
Posted By Ben_W
The parts genie got in touch recently, regarding...

The parts genie got in touch recently, regarding a find in Italy.

A set of original, single button key fobs with the appropriate transponder, brand new still in the package. These keys are pretty...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-10-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
Thanks very much fella! I do know the...

Thanks very much fella!

I do know the location of Ph1 car in that gold colour that's for sale for £1k!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-10-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
Finally got Google maps to put its head out of...

Finally got Google maps to put its head out of its backside and update my timeline for Saturday.....blue line is the route we took. Up and down the M1 to start and finish but it shows pretty well the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 01-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ben_W
The biggest of man hugs fella. You absolutely...

The biggest of man hugs fella. You absolutely deserve everything that you have fought for and achieved. Many would have crumbled under all.of that pressure, but you remained strong, regardless of how...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-10-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
Knew it was too good to be true....... Heard...

Knew it was too good to be true.......

Heard nothing from the seller at all once I'd bought them. Wouldn't answer eBay messages or anything. Opened two cases and ended up emailing him on his...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-09-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 287,346
Posted By Ben_W
Danny, I'd love to, but such is my desire for...

Danny, I'd love to, but such is my desire for nothing less than excellence in this restoration, that I just don't feel it's the right thing for me to use this as a first welding effort...add to the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 287,346
Posted By Ben_W
Danny, no worries. I always knew it would be a...

Danny, no worries. I always knew it would be a long shot.

Yes, mostly plug welds I think. Few holes in the pan where I'd drilled the spots welds a little too deeply would need welding up first.
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,849
Posted By Ben_W
Certainly is Danny. I think it saw the rev...

Certainly is Danny. I think it saw the rev limiter more yesterday than in its entire life!

Today, I tried wetsanding headlights for the very first time. A little apprehensive but I needed to give...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-09-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 287,346
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, yes, the irony of sourcing parts from the...

Peter, yes, the irony of sourcing parts from the other side of the world, for a car probably built in the UK, isn't lost on me! However, I'm sure you'll understand, you do what you need to do to get...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-09-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 287,346
Posted By Ben_W
So, the NZ panels finally arrived! ...

So, the NZ panels finally arrived!

https://preview.ibb.co/bJdg1z/IMG_20180930_102859.jpg (https://ibb.co/jk9X8e)

They are as good as he said they were. The best (and worst bit) is that Brent...
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