Pictorial history of Q705CPF

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Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am

First up: how the car looked on delivery from Pete Brown (the original builder)
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original gel coat
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Followed by the failed attempt to vinyl wrap it in yellow
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vinyl wrap
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and finally, the new BMW (Sakhir orange) paint job - getting there !
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BMW paint
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I am hoping to get to Shepton Mallet later this month, but have a steering geometry issue that has to be sorted now !! :(

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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:53 pm

UPDATE TIME!
The modification programme moves on, so I thought I would update the photos. Eventually, this thread will have a lot more photos detailing the mods I have done since I bought the car and in preparation for the next owner to have a good history available.
Pic 1: The nearside secondary main beam lamp has been replace with an air intake for the new heater (not for the Carb!!)
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View of new air intake for new heater!
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More to follow:
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:00 pm

Offside rear showing new fuel filler cap. This was required after I took the fuel tank out to repair it and I wanted to update the filler cap (the old one was about to give up the ghost. Note: I have to replace the fuel tank sender unit gasket as soon as the tank is empty because it has a slight leak from when I did the repair last summer.
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New fuel filler cap (aerostyle from Car Builder Solutions
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby Stuart » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:29 pm

The middle one of the sprayed finish reminds me of sunset orange which also looks different on almost every photo you see of it.

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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 pm

It should do because it is also a BMW colour - Sakhir Orange !!
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby fozzza » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:15 am

I hope you are not selling it just yet. It would be a shame not to get your full enjoyment out of it with the amount of work you have done on the car.
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:48 am

Unfortunately Roy, it will have to go soon due to a long term health problem. I estimate by the summer this year :|
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby fozzza » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:11 am

I'm sorry to hear that Dave. I have no doubt that you will have no problem selling your Mk3 Coupe. It is one of the best examples out there. If I hadn't got my Mk3 project I would have definitely asked you for first refusal.
Take care.
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:03 pm

fozzza wrote:I'm sorry to hear that Dave. I have no doubt that you will have no problem selling your Mk3 Coupe. It is one of the best examples out there. If I hadn't got my Mk3 project I would have definitely asked you for first refusal.
Take care.

thanks for that Roy.
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Re: Pictorial history of Q705CPF

Postby axshack » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:07 pm

More Photos:
Recent addition: New centre console. I had to do this to accommodate the new heater (the original Metro unit was the first thing I put in the bin when I got the car !!).
Instruments are: oil pressure (this is at tickover >60psi), vacuum and Air/fuel ratio - spot on at 1 Lambda
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centre console
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