Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

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Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:46 pm

We're in! :clapping

A 9m x 4.5m stand in Hall 7 has been allocated to us, so it is time to get planning.

Watch this thread for more details :wink3

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby gbs100 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:27 pm

Well done. :clapping best start making some plans.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 1234dist » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:08 am

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby prepace » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:34 pm

:D Good news, looking forward to it
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby cabriolet106 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:59 pm

Should be able to make it on the Sunday.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:15 pm

Good that we're starting to see the support we'll need over the weekend. :clapping

The basic idea is that we'll be resurrecting an early, high-spec but currently forlorn R8 216 GSi that Simon Boosey found and has secreted away 'till March. The challenge will be to get it back to looking its best and sorting out some (relatively minor) mechanical jobs on it.

We can probably only fit 2 cars on the stand so we have to decide what to do in the other space - either an 'after', shiny car or another one of our cars needing a bit of TLC.

Get your proposals in early!

(We can't weld, spray, leak or pollute and it's a good idea if we don't disable a car in the process :wink3 )
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby StubbornPatriot » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:46 am

Are we still considering having my knackered K16 engine (from the Tourer) on the stand for a strip down? If so, I need to prioritise swapping the engine out.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby Nigel B » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:04 pm

Great news that we have a stand, was a little worried when Simon had bought the car, think the use f the 2nd car space for the engine makes sense to me, body shop one side, engine shop the other.
Happy to help on either of the days, if needed
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby Kieran94 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:45 pm

I was speaking with Simon about this resto car a little while back... cannot wait for more info, it looks a brilliant car!

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby beef » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:00 pm

if you would like an engine on the stand again iv got a std 220gti M16 engine that could be used

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:52 am

beef wrote:if you would like an engine on the stand again iv got a std 220gti M16 engine that could be used


We might have space for it - would you be 'doing stuff' on it? This show is more 'doing' than 'polishing' :D

Regarding the 216GSi resto (Simon's car), I've been in touch with Rimmers to see if they'd help us with parts and I'll approach some cleaning products companies to see if I can get them to help too.

The parts list is currently:

Driver's door mirror - elec, black early type
Service items for a Honda 1.6 - plugs,belts, filters, oils, wiper blades etc
Exhaust manifold gasket
Centre caps for 14" lattice alloy wheels
Battery
Brake pads and we may need to look at the rear calipers

If anybody can donate any of the above it would reduce our 'ask' from Rimmers .

The seams on the leather rear seat are also coming apart, as they always do. I know a good local leathersmith who's into his classic cars that I'm sure I could get to come to the show to repair this if we give him a ticket.

It's coming together ! :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:29 pm

Here are some 'before' pictures - these are after Simon B retrieved the car and with nothing having been touched

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I have a spare cam cover that I'll repaint to replace this one.

Simon says ( :slapme ) the ALB light comes on AND GOES OFF!
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby beef » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:15 pm

yes mate the engine is in need of a rebuild

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:57 pm

If the plane is to change the cam belt make sure who ever is doing it can remove the crankshaft pully bolt. Cus it's tight :cursing !

I have a electric Clark knock knock gun, but I haven't tested it against such a formidable opponent as that bolt. Book gives a figure of 140 foot lbs I believe . I suspect it ain't coming off without using the factory flywheel locking tool.

As the D16 is a Jap engine and runs backwards I have wondered if it's a left hand thread? :slapme I expect that one of Beef, Dist John or Paul can answer this question?
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 1234dist » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:06 pm

nope its a normal tread.

righty tighty, lefty loosy

:wink3

recommend tighten slightly first (if you can) but only a little.
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