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into the tenth year and still a way to go. as per the project Binky I want it to look fairly understated.

 

the Porsche wheels are for track days. I have a set of standard wheels for road (the S800 is the same 5x130 PCD as the Porsche)

 

 

no it isn't photoshopped. and the wheelbase is shorter than the Mini biggrin

 

 

that is the unmodified, just slightly massaged, transmission tunnel with the six speed gearbox lurking underneath. S2000 gear lever modified to mimic S800 lever and the original S800 4 speed knob fitted.

 

 

yes it is that small.

 

 



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Oh and I also have another project on the go

 



a 1966 Plymouth Barracuda which'll get converted to RHD. 5 litre V8 4 speed. should make an interesting tow vehicle for the S800.


knocked up a tool to measure bump steer as the steering linkage is getting changed




plenty to do.

 



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Wow! That Honda is beyond clean. I can only guess at the number of hours that have gone into this. thumbsup.gif
Also good luck converting the Barracuda to RHD. Modifying the dash is going to be lots of fun. biggrin



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cheers. had very little corrosion just a hard life

 

had fibreglass panels fitted sometime in the 1970's and used as a hillclimb racer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the S800 has a separate chassis which is the same used in the roadster so it's very heavy. plus iv'e added metal. probably knocking on the door of 900 kgs when finished. they are 850 kgs standard which is immense for the size.

 

iv'e still got to fabricate a five link live axle from various Ford bits and to fit the standard S800 wheels.

 

 

 

 





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iv'e modified a few cars over the years. the above two will be my last I think.



ex Turbo cup car which I bought damaged, repaired and got it road registered. after the engine got nicked I grafted in a Renault 19 16valve engine. converted that to run 45dcoe's. that was all in the late 90's.


the obligatory Mini. I managed to buy a Mini Miglia race car rolling chassis for only £250 which gave up all its suspension, doors, roll cage, fuel tank, wheels, windows etc. the Miglia shell was scrap. I also got hold of a straight cut gearbox and straight cut drop gears as well as a LSD. I sold that lot and later fitted a turbo engine from a Metro. then sold the car for £1000








my Datsun 120Y which had the 1.8 MX5 VVt engine fitted. I didn't do the conversion but made a few improvements including the fitting of a Ford English axle out of a Caterham that had a LSD and Quaife half shafts.



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Beautiful work on the facia (dash board) I am thinking it will be a right pig to move the m/cylinder to the RHD pedals. looking forward to further installments. Love the Honda!!!!

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bit more mocking up



just need to make it a permanent fix now. the floor needs replacing and as there is a huge space between the gearbox and the floor I can reshape around the clutch pedal for more foot clearance and maybe a foot rest.

still plenty to figure out



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Bloody photobucket has become a royal pain in the lower backside. Like you, I hosted all my photos there. Tons of links on various forums are all dead now. I dread to think of the amount of work involved to re-host my photos and update all the links. The extortionate bastards basically broke a large portion of the internet.

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Several members on www.pro-touring.com ran into the same problem. One member recommended these alternatives...

xomf.com

imgur.com

hostr.co

I have no connection or experience with any of these, so I can't personally vouch for them.

One of my favorites, http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/106855-Modern-Bullitt-Charger-build 

appears to be using https://postimages.org/  to host his images now.

 



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GrayRaceCat, thank you for pointing out postimages.org. It is almost too good to be true, a site that hosts photos indefinitely and unlike Photobucket it's not stuffed with countless ads. Subscribed. Now on to the laborious task of restoring the dead links Photobucket has left behind.

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Niek, Happy to help. I had never heard of them until keepat of Modern Bullitt Charger Build posted that he's using them.



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pictures working again :) photobucket relented?



at present making an axle from various Ford bits and the brackets off the old S800 axle. going to be very heavy but strong.

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will have LSD, truck halfshafts and 10 inch drum brakes.



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Bozwell wrote:

pictures working again :) photobucket relented?



May be this has something to do with it?

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/17/1508498/0/en/Photobucket-Introduces-New-Management-Team-and-Pricing-Plan-to-Address-Diverse-Customer-Needs-and-Re-establish-Customer-Trust.html

 

   As of today, all hosted images that Photobucket’s customers had lost access to last year have been restored.

 

 

Loving the build(s)!

 

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got one of the doors on.

it is fiberglass skinned and been that way since the 70's



i made new door panels from aluminium and covered them in vinyl. the drop glass is Perspex.






a photograph from the S800 Club magazine from 2006

 

 

bit of the cars history

 

few years ago i made a boot compartment for the spare wheel as where that used to go will now be a pair of silencers.

 

 

years ago I made a clock for it from a Jet Aircraft Mach Meter. I grafted a modern Ford clock internals into it (cost about £10 all in). The Stopwatch is an Airforce Spec' Heuer Monte Carlo. 

 

 

Speedo and rev-counter have modern electronic internals fitted to replace the cable driven tach and speedo. the needles zero when the ignition is switched on.

 

 

 



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all the main vehicle electrics work. LED for all the bulbs apart from dip and main.

ignition ECU will be in the glovebox then that can be connected to all the wiring fed to that area.

 

 

 

As a job I repair cars for a living. Just completed a Cosworth Sierra RS500

 

and Recommissioned this pictured Ford in 2010/2011. spent 30+ years in the Beaulieu Motor Museum. Looked after it at Goodwood ever since.

 

 

 

 

 



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Bling !


they are the track wheels. the wheels in the Avatar picture I still have. they are British made alloys. and I also have a set of standard wheels if I want to tone it down a bit.



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when I bought it in 2007. (was a cheap car then)



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