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Post subject:   PostPosted: Mar 23, 2014 - 05:12 AM
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Pics look good! Keep going.....

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Hi John, Awsome progress following every picture as I have to do the same, I have one question I notice you were going with the oem BMW engine mounts, did you see this post of Jim's about that, I have a couple of 750 donors for my project and I notice he said its not a good idea to use the factory mounts due to the torque, see this post
http://www.kitcentral.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4055&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=120&sid=9989dea0531e42dbc3b69d5584a44de2 have you a way around this .
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Mar 26, 2014 - 07:37 AM
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Graeme

I have never seen that thread before. I planned to purchase new mounts before operating the car. Jim said they were used so they could of been dry rotted and been a factor in the failure. I wonder if the Dinan Twin Turbo BMW 850 had issues with the increased horsepower and torque. I will research this more before I get to much further along. Thanks for he heads up.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 07, 2014 - 09:27 AM
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flyhilandsoft wrote:
Graeme

I have never seen that thread before. I planned to purchase new mounts before operating the car. Jim said they were used so they could of been dry rotted and been a factor in the failure. I wonder if the Dinan Twin Turbo BMW 850 had issues with the increased horsepower and torque. I will research this more before I get to much further along. Thanks for he heads up.


Hi John have you made any progress with the mounts, I noticed the original oem mounts are on fleabay but they look like something off a fiat 124 or similar, I picked up a couple of mounts from the pickapart yesterday they came from a 2lt passatt wagon, they even have a silicon cover to keep the heat out
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 14, 2014 - 08:49 PM
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Graeme

Haven't touched it. Its been a very busy year. Lots of changes at work with the merger of my company and trying learn all the new procedures. I have also been very busy with family stuff. I have a daughter in college now, and it is quite expensive. My 15 year started taking flying lessons and that has also gotten ridiculously expensive. I am also doing more home renovations, trying to get my house ready to go on the market. I am hoping to move in about 3 years. Don't get me wrong......as I have worked on the car. The interior is coming along, but I have concentrated on completing the rear suspension components. I finally got it figured out and it is nearing completion. It was more difficult than I imagined it would be. Lots of custom parts to get it all to work. I am looking forward to starting on the doors soon. I recently acquired new latches with strikers and will make my hinges from scratch. They will be a challenge but I think I have a plan of action figured out. I have many photos to add if I could just find the time.

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U used a fiberglass body as the master for the al body who's ody was it?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 14, 2015 - 10:19 PM
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I was told it is was made by a guy named John Harris. He supposedly took it from an 87 QV and only made 7 kits before being shut down however I can't find any info on it. Somebody here said that it was advertised years ago (80s) in Kit Car magazine as the Harris 9000 but I don't know. I liked the lines as it looks very accurate so that is why I bought it.

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Unbelievable build, great stuff!!!

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can someone provide me with Strickland phone number please
 
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I have pictures of Harris body i ordered a info kit from him in 80s i have to dig it up and scan it one of his cars was in an old kitcar mag i probably have that too
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 11, 2015 - 02:27 AM
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Udo

That would be great to see those pics and articles of the Harris body. Thanks for the info.

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flyhilandsoft wrote:
Udo

That would be great to see those pics and articles of the Harris body. Thanks for the info.


I remember the Harris body, I think I recall seeing it in the kit car buyer guide "The complete guide to Speciality Cars" lol, remember when Kit Car was a bad word. Component car.... Confused

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 28, 2015 - 12:44 AM
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Chassis is complete and is now off the jig for the first time in 5 years. I need to do some grinding and clean up few areas. I ended up Mig welding the chassis instead of Tig welding it because it is so much faster. I purchased a new Lincoln 210 MP which really made the job so much easier. It is now on the ground sitting at ride height. It's incredible how low this thing is going to sit. I decided to throw on the body panels real quick. This was a big morale booster for me. I really needed that to carry me on the next phase. Finally.

I am taking my M70 heads down to the machine shop next week to have them gone through. Will be starting on more engine stuff soon. Tomorrow I will weld my inner rear half shaft adapters (gearbox side) together before I can mount the rear suspension. The front control arms can be mounted anytime. It should be on the wheels in a few days I hope.

Here is something else. I need to weld in a floor. Any recommendations for the gauge of sheet metal I should use? What have others used out there? I have plenty of tubular structure so I don't have to go to heavy I don't think.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 29, 2015 - 05:13 AM
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John,
The gauge is not as important as the technique. Twenty Gauge or thicker but do not try to weld it on the edges, it will make a mess with any welder. Get a twenty buck hand punch from Harbor Freight and punch a series of 1/4" holes just inside the perimeter of the panel and "Rosette" weld the panel to the structure through those holes. If you really want to get fancy, a forty dollar bender from Harbor Freight will put a lip around the panel. Best of luck.
 
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