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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Went to pick up the petrol tank yesterday - but it wasn't quite ready... The welder has got the endplate on, but wants to run another weld all the way round. Hopefully will be finished today.
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so by installing the tank, then you can install the wiring and start the engine ?

The only thing I'm afraid of is all this electronic stuff.
You will need lamda sensor on your manifold as well.

Also your ecu is with an immobilizer ? so even if you finish , if you dont use the immobilizer boxes of the 166 and ignition switch , it wont start !!!!

One last thing. Is the throttle on this engine with a cable or electronic ?

Come on man, start the engine !!! This is very stressful for me
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OK Supercharged - Well the good news is that I've got the petrol tank - The bad news is that there are two tiny pinholes which drip so I will try to seal them - if not it will be back to the welder.....
I too am concerned about the electrics but I have all the wiring from the 164 and will be getting the lamda sensor fitted into the exhaust/silencer set up (Still to be made) - Anyway the start up is still a long way off but it is getting closer!
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Hmmm - two pinholes ended up being a few more and a two hour job with the soldering iron! Still got it all sealed in the end as the picture shows - the tank is full of water and it must hold about 40 litres.
It is tight in the engine bay but I've now made the front cross bracket for under the tank and will make the lateral (front-rear) support strap tomorrow.
Then I got distracted by doing another cosmetic job at the rear by starting on the tail spoiler
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moving along nicely now, progress on the way again now the weather is a bit more reasonable, hope it passes on to the rest of us
those bungee straps should be fine for holding the tank in
are you going to make any wrap around straps for the tank or are you confident enough that the end won't pop out i guess if it's full of water now, water being heavier than petrol, it should be fine
fits very nicely in between the chassis legs though, nice work there



















and stop fiddling with the rear louvres and get some work done
 
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Thanks Kev - Bungee straps slowly being replaced with steel!. Bit more bracing put round the rear spoiler. Pics to follow but had to replace wheels and tyres on daughters car with some alloys from e-bay.....
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I hope she's got an Alfa !

I can tell you enjoy metal work a lot sixnut.

What fuel pump are you gonna use with that tank ? fuel line is 12mm or bigger ?
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Hi Supercharged - I'm using the 164 petrol pump and pipework and now that I've replaced the bungee straps, I had a trial fit of the fuel filler pipe - It needed shortening but it looks like it will be fine if I can get some big rubber tube and two hose clips to join the two bits.
I also made a start on the rear arch and it is starting to look quite squat and chunky. There is still loads to do but I wanted to do some bits that make a big difference and looks like progress......
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thats quite good sixnut. I didnt think it would turn up that way.

given that you will use the rear bumper gives you limitations to the wideness of the body.

I wont be using the rear bumper on mine. That way I can make the car wider and wilder as I want something extreme but sporty looking.

Cant wait to see how yours turns out. Looking very good so far
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looking great, like the rear badges
forgot how you are going to do the filler location, will it be inside the bonnet can't remember if you were going to make a fuel flap in the front wing, like on a beetle
like the flared wheel arches though, looks low mean & moody
 
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Excellent work Philip, really starting to take shape
 
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Thanks for the comments guys - The rear bumper may or may not be used but it will need to be "modified!".
The fuel filler cap will be under the bonnet Kev.
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Looking good mate Will you be making the arch's any wider or is that the finished width?
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I believe thats the actual width of the original 6c as well ( judging by pictures )
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I've still got the nearside arch to do - but having done one I now know how to do the other side - hopefully much better!
It is an interesting question as to how much to show of a build process - Do you show only the good bits and ignore/gloss over the areas that didn't work/fit? or do you show it all "As it happens" .....?
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I've still got the nearside arch to do - but having done one I now know how to do the other side - hopefully much better!
It is an interesting question as to how much to show of a build process - Do you show only the good bits and ignore/gloss over the areas that didn't work/fit? or do you show it all "As it happens" .....?
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show the bad ones as well so they dont happen to the rest of us !

Found some pictures of widebody sprints. will post later.
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here are the pictures I found.

This is the one of the senarios I had in mind for my rwd sprint.

To be honest, I'm glad I found these pictures because now I know I dont like them !!!

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here are the pictures I found.

This is the one of the senarios I had in mind for my rwd sprint.

To be honest, I'm glad I found these pictures because now I know I dont like them !!!

I think they look great, could be a bit wider though. What engine and running gear does it have and where did the wheels on the red one come from.

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I donno Eddie, just found them in the internet.

I like the front wheel arches of the red one, and the wheels as well.

I dont like the rear though. It doesnt click
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For something different which doesnt remind you of an integrale what about arches of a gp 4 mk II escort?. They also had a waist line in roughly the right place and look good especially with the tarmac version (slightly angled at the top rather than squared off)?

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Thanks for the pics 16V and the comments 302 and RS. I'm hoping that mine will come out more like the original 6C with the bulge really starting from the lower edge of the glass - but we will see....
--- The Blue one does look very nice, with lots of subtle work on it.
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Ive got a rear whell drive sprint.its called a gtv6Only jokin lads great project
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rear wheel drive
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where did the wheels on the red one come from?
Hi 302 - I was wondering that too. The blue car is running ATS 5-spokes, I think the red car might be running Gotti wheels.

Scrub that - Gottis are split rims. Similar design though. I love 70s alloy wheels!

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