Importing a Car from the US

Oishi

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Looks fantastic 1B, you make an old Shark pilot proud. Are you going to wrap the headers? Can you with the FIA rules?
 

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Looks fantastic 1B, you make an old Shark pilot proud. Are you going to wrap the headers? Can you with the FIA rules?
I don’t like wrapping headers it can have downsides like warped heads and can make the exhaust valves run hot. I’m going to try and rig a cold air box for the carb to help with inlet temps.
 
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Oishi

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You're right on both counts, but keeping heat (and gas velocity) up in those long primary tube headers will help with scavenging. It's always a tradeoff with race engines.
 

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Still on with it, lots of fannying about but not much progress. Got the dash pad fitted around the cage and now pondering what to do with the dash itself as the top is a bit floppy.

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that's always a b1tch trying to get pattern panels to fit right, you, bad enough with steel panels let alone a complete fglass front end
The bonnet hinge mounts on the inner wings are 5mm out of square so I end up with a lopsided gap at the windscreen. Going to take the LH inner wing off and have a look. It’s the one I partially remade as it had accident damage.
 

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Finished fannying about with the front and test fitted the headlight buckets.

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And underside of the hood surround painted, got my 81 year old Dad coming over tomorrow to help me fit it. Fingers crossed!!!!

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philw696

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Coming along nicely mate.
Keep the pictures coming and we should have one with you and your Dad working tomorrow.
Miss those times now mine has gone.
 

Oneball

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Coming along nicely mate.
Keep the pictures coming and we should have one with you and your Dad working tomorrow.
Miss those times now mine has gone.
I have unfortunately starting turning into him and can’t find stuff I’ve just had!

Last fibreglass car he had was an Elan 2+2, lorry reversed over it at the end of Rolfe St in Smethwick!