car took 5 months in with the body shop, it needed a lot more than i anticipated, she got 2 new sills inner &outer , front lower panel,outer rear arches, rear pockets, floor patches, petrol pipes, boot floor straightened,windscreen...
,i changed the colour from bs9 torquoise blue to bmw atlantis blue individual 399, i was happy with the finish and took her home.
I was advised to buy a gazebo (as ive no shed ) and put car in it while i work on it . the gazebo lasted all of two weeks till we had the very bad winds and the gazebo fell on the car scratching the bonnet and door
(car is going back to get the panels re done and underside of bonnet done) this took nearly all my interest in the car away and i left it sit for 3 months with no engine in it and bay in primer. Come february i had the bay painted(rattle can) and engine ready ( thanks to xworks for advancing the timing
) will post spec of engine after. I then put the engine in and ran it in to camshaft & engine builders reccomendations ( 2000 rpm 15 mins to harden metals) engine sounded sweet . i then took her for her first spin and it was performing well until steam started gushing out breathers and diptick. Engine builders were rang and i was given a list of things to check. After all my tests we have pinned it down to low compression on cyl 2&3 giving it the blowby, so the engine has to com back out to be stripped and investigated by engineering firm
one thing after another with this car sick of it by now but life goes on ha
272* autosprint camshafts (3mm shims)
high comp pistons
d1 spec fuel reg
walbro fuel pump 4 1/2 bar
lightened flywheel by 1kg , now 5kg
lightweight crank pulleys
head & block skimmed .5 mm
new chain & tensioners
new rings,valve stem oil rings, headgasket,bottom end bearings & carrier
march plastic rocker cover
i have cbr600 injected throttle bodies to go and a waiting on a 4 branch, i hope to get around 150bhp when done and maybe run it on nitrous with the bike injectors but time will tell..
car is sitting high in photos but it now lower than width of iphone 4