The rear axle has been confirmed, we have definately decided on a MK2 Jag 4HA, mounting points on the axle to be the same as the Dolly axle, some mounting point strengthing will be required to the body.
Workshop is prepared for the conversion - the Daimler engined 107 Station wagon needs to be finished, but Daimler engined SE4, normal SE4 and Lexus SE6 should be at the Cranleigh show, I need to fix an oil leak on the remote filter on the 1UZFE, if I can't I'll take POE.
POE is in the body shop for coloured arches and pin stripes and is booked in for EZPower steering electic assistance, which will be needed for the LS. The power steering is to be done in August.
I've tried to explain to Caroline that I need the 585bhp LS - she quite correctly says 420 is enough to start with, I won't have the traction anyway and will simply melt tyres.
Loads of stuff sold already, including the 2 door which has put half into the fund, the budget is currently 20k, to put that into perspective, the 1UZFE into the Scim was 10k and that was a second hand engine/box, the Porsche engine/gearbox build was 40k (not brakes, suspension etc) so as with everything, the budget may get hammered.
I have a bit more to go before I buy the engine and gearbox, but getting the thumbs up and slot booked in after the 107 is great, already trying to sort silencers under the seats and at the very rear, dash, throttle and gearbox linkages and we may well use the 911 Turbo's original brakes front and rear as we upgraded those on Caroline's car and the MK2 axle is already disk.
Just got a blinding deal on cloth BMW 3 series seats that will be fitted, the original arm chairs will finally be retired. I did look at Recaro's but at over a grand a piece they will have to wait.
Pics when back from the body shop.
Engine, ecu, gearbox etc all to come from http://www.partsworldperformance.com/
I hope to have most stuff this year, with a winter build.
POE is a ringer, I applied for the build cert this year, which came back as a white Dolly Sprint Auto build in Sept 76, so these mods won't affect POE, the log book has been updated to Blue with a Manual gearbox. When we cut the rear arches off, there was no evidence of the body ever being white, she's not the first and won't be the last ringer.