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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:36 pm 
she looks beautiful Mike.

what a fabulous job.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Mike, are you going to mate the g/box to the engine first?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:41 pm 
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What a clean workshop that is. Definately the best method to lift and lower, will do the same I think both for removal and for fitting.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:38 pm 
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A couple of questions re; the rack:
To avoid going off topic John, I have replied by PM.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:22 pm 
WOW! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Fantastic! So close now 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:29 pm 
Absoluetly fantastic, would be a shame to use it. If only leyland had produced them that good in the first place. Well done I've truly enjoyed this rebuild. Total inspiration.

Regards Rob.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:11 am 
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Have I spotted a continuity error? I'm sure in those last pics the front spoiler has made a bid for freedom?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:13 am 
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After three years and nearly 450 posts the end is in sight.

You must be feeling quite tingly now Mike.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:08 pm 
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Wow Mike, so close! Bet you won't catch a wink of sleep tonight :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:55 am 
So how wide is your grin Mike? (answer in feet and inches please) :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:47 am 
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Well done Mike. Please take a photo of the MOT testers face! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:53 am 
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So how wide is your grin Mike? (answer in feet and inches please) :D
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Well done Mike. Please take a photo of the MOT testers face! :shock:
I've got a mental picture of an MOT tester walking around underneath this yellow masterpiece shaking his head in disbelief while Mike looks on from the background bouncing up 'n down like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. I wish I could be there to watch.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:07 am 
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Mike,
Whats the thinking behind running a new camshaft at 2K rpm on startup? Is this to remove imperfections or just to shove as much lubrication around as fast as possible?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:06 pm 
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Can't wait for the photos!

Now we're just waiting for your roadtest verdict. What's it like to drive a brand new Sprint? :mrgreen:

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