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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Wheels1, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Ed Niles

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    This has been one of the very best threads; it's been fantastic following this wonderful experience. Thanks, Grant, and congratulations!
     
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    That's great stuff!

    Congrats!
     
  6. Wheels1

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    Pictures look great, thanks. Forget about buying a new camera.
     
  8. CMY

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    Grant, you might need to replace the cameraman instead. ;) Great pics either way as it's just nice to see her out in the daylight.

    Also, the rear shot with the 456-- never gave it much thought before, but you can definitely see the Daytona influence there. Very cool.
     
  9. Maseroche

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    fantastic restoration! Glad to see all that hard work pay off.
     
  10. VisualHomage

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    So excellent a thread, to share your experiences at this level. Beautiful restoration.
     
  11. f308jack

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    Grant,

    Just plain wonderful.

    To me, the right exterior colour, the right interior colour, wires, and all this on a restoration as deep as you could go.

    A true jewel.

    Enjoy her in good health, and keep the shiny side up!

    Jack.
     
  12. Wheels1

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    Fantastic!!!
     
  14. VisualHomage

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    What a beautiful sight, she's out in the world as intended; a newfound glory. Wonderful job.
     
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    +1.

    Pete
     
  16. NYC Fred

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    +1, altho "breathtaking" may be a better word.

    congratulations. I hope you're thrilled and enjoying the car.
     
  17. Edward 96GTS

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    Worthy of the effort, beautiful!
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  18. Wheels1

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    she is simply gorgeous...color and wires really are movie star good looking!!

    i love the camber on the rear...looks battle ready!!!
     
  20. Wheels1

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    Hi Guys.
    I have yet another question [ I thought I had finished asking them].
    I have just bought these original Spyder roof frame caps. I am not 100 % sure exactly how they fit.

    Does anyone have a photo of them installed on a car?
    Thanks again
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  21. bannishg

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    Hi Grant, your car is absolutely gorgeous!

    I have a very large personal database of old publications, many of which are parts catalogs, and will check to see if I have a photo of the part or a very similar part installed on a 365gts4. I'll send you a PM if one is found.

    Greg
     
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    Grant do you have 8's and 9's on your car? How is she running in, and how many miles do you have so far and what have you had to do in the sorting process,Chuck USA Daytona 12883
     
  23. Wheels1

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    Hi Chuck.
    I have 7&1/2" fronts as the 8" where no longer available, and 9" rears.

    The cars running great, Jobs over the winter were:- sort out the fitting of the roof as i was not happy with it, plus other small trim issues, Oil change from running in oil to normal oil, check timing chain and tightness of heads. Fill up the air con, sods law the only thing we did not rebuild was the pump as I though I had a new one, but it had the wrong fittings on! The seals in the aircon pump were leaking so they had to be replaced, Rob found a guy who know all about these pumps, as they also fit combine harvesters! So they had it fixed with new seals in a few days.

    The hand break lever was not holding well, and just needed a knock to release it, good for racing starts but not for general use, Rob had seen it was worn, and had welded it to try to fix it, but it did not work so they had to have a new hardened catch made which now work perfectly.
    That was about all really, I have just changed it back to the wires as it was on the alloys for the winter, I love the Hill Eng. spinner doer upper tool, It's so much better that hitting the spinners with a hammer! The cars almost run in now, but I am still taking it a bit gently and not red lining it yet.
    Grant
     
  24. Jakuzzi

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    Read the complete thread (at least4 hours)!

    You are and inspiration my friend. Great to see you enjoy the car by driving it! :)
     
  25. Wheels1

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    Blimey, 4 hours, you must have had red eye's after that, I am glad you found it entertaining.
    Grant
     

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