Importing a Car from the US

Oneball

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Been to have another look. I think you’re all right, needs to be narrower.

I thought something wasn’t right but couldn’t place it. Thanks for the second opinion guys.
 

Corranga

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Narrower looks better, and with the light unit doesn’t look quite so odd.

Is the grey around the light pod to be painted black like the 2 cars in the photos or body colour, or left as is?
 

Oneball

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Narrower looks better, and with the light unit doesn’t look quite so odd.

Is the grey around the light pod to be painted black like the 2 cars in the photos or body colour, or left as is?
Looking at them their headlight rims are black too. Might have a think about that later.
 

lifes2short

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That’s pretty rough in places. Look between the headlights and bonnet. Those lumps are where the headlight support is rusting away
it was a pig, although paint looks nice and shiny it was pretty rough in quite a few places as was the the bodywork, colour seems the same as yours so had to have a closer look at it
 

Oneball

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it was a pig, although paint looks nice and shiny it was pretty rough in quite a few places as was the the bodywork, colour seems the same as yours so had to have a closer look at it
Anything nice there?

Wing mirrors fitted. They’re Italian and 70s so I reckon there’s a 50:50 chance they’ll stay on.
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Started with the frame for the fuel tank and rain has stopped play.
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Oneball

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Run out of welding gas, fuel tank frame now bolts in but need to add some more supports and straps.

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Did you dyno the motor before install?
Looking good, you'll have a shark to be proud of.
Sorry I missed your question. No I didn’t dyno it. To be honest never have done. It’ll get a 15min run, then a tappet check then another 15 mins to run the cam in. And then some road work to bed the rings. It’ll then get a go on a rolling road.
 

Oneball

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Wow, a transverse leaf spring!
Yep Corvettes still had a transverse leaf up until 2 years ago. To be fair it’s not like a Cobra, AC or Bristol where they also act as a suspension member and they went to fibreglass in the late 70s
 

Oneball

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Trial fit of tank
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Need to mount fuel pump, fuel filter, diff pump and cooler somewhere along with working out what to do with the fuel filler before it gets a paint. There’s not much room with the ARB in place and I’d like to keep it all within the perimeter of the chassis.