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Re: Sprint 6C build up

I would just like to say a BIG Thank You! to all of the senders of messages of support/encouragement/advice/humour (and the odd sarcasm!) This is my first build in the Blog age and its really a great method of sharing, in what is usually a fairly solitary hobby (obsession?). It is a real community and I'm sure many others feel the same way about it
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I would just like to say a BIG Thank You! to all of the senders of messages of support/encouragement/advice/humour (and the odd sarcasm!) This is my first build in the Blog age and its really a great method of sharing, in what is usually a fairly solitary hobby (obsession?). It is a real community and I'm sure many others feel the same way about it
well said
i know that i may well have given up on my project if it were not for all the words of encouragement
doesn't matter if it takes a few more weeks before you get any signs of progress, we will be here waiting
 
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I can still remember when I first started building the 33 rallycar back in October 92. I reckoned that I could be using it by the April. I was right. It just wasnt the April in 93, it was 94.
Its been a bit the same with my 16V conversion. It was going to be ready for just after Xmas. I am so glad I didnt say which Xmas . 15months and counting . Hopefully it will be ready in the next few weeks
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Yes i want to see this one too, especially as youre the only one AFAIK who is building a rally car


(it is a rally car right?)
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Hi Mark
Sorry to say but it is not going to be a rally car - just a bit of an unusual road-going Sprint!!
However progress has been made as I now have removed the front of the 164 and got the frame into my garage - pics to follow
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Unfortunately the camera played up with the removal pics so here are the garage resting place pics! It is now jam packed in there so I'll be having a big sort out car shuffle over the next week. I need to swop my red 1.7 Sprint for the Silver Sprint (to be the 6C).

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looks a bit like my shed, although i have had a tidy up today
you look to have got most the parts you need, including the washer bottle
looking forward to seeing how you progress, always something i fancied doing
plenty of pics please when you get started one of the most interesting projects out there
 
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Thanks Kev
I hope to get started properly next week - but I have resigned myself to not having the red Sprint ready to go to Mitcar as it will need a respray,MoT etc etc -however I will try to go in my frogeye (Non V8) Sprite and hopefully meet up with some of the Sud/Sprint/33 techies!
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Well I've been tidying up a bit in the garage ad got my Sprites stashed away - one on top of the other on my See-Saw! Now to move the Red sprint out, down to the "Big Shed" and bring the Silver Sprint from the shed, into the garage, ready for reconstructive surgery
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no matter how much room you have it seems to get filled
that see-saw arangement is pure genius
bit hairy loading the top one though
 
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Hi Kev
The top one is not as bad as it looks - it goes up on wheel ramps before it gets onto the seesaw, using a trailor winch to pull it up - But I do toy with the idea of making the top double up as a car trailor at some time - and I could also use the A frames as a car body rotating jig....
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Well I've actually driven Two Sprints today.... The Red (1.7) one has gone down to the Big Shed and my 1.5 green QV has now come up to my garage and so all the three major parts for my 6C are in the same place - now to start stripping,cutting and welding.......
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Hope this gets your juices flowing! superdino33 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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Incredible.... Nice work mate!
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Thanks for the link Iain - it must be nice for them to have their own test track - but that sound!!!
...And thanks for your comment Greek.
Here a some photos of the strip down - strange to see a pile of rust and gaping bodywork holes on a Sprint - but now you see why its is a suitable donor as all the rear wing area will be reprofiled to cover the wider track of the 6C
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Thanks for the link Iain - it must be nice for them to have their own test track - but that sound!!!
...And thanks for your comment Greek.
Here a some photos of the strip down - strange to see a pile of rust and gaping bodywork holes on a Sprint - but now you see why its is a suitable donor as all the rear wing area will be reprofiled to cover the wider track of the 6C
hey, i've got some very similar piles of rust
good job you are losing most of it things are starting to move on good luck and keep us posted
 
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Being talking to the chap who owns the 6c car on the previous thread I posted , he lives in Israel he cannot make it road legal and all motor sport is illegal their apparently, oh and the v6 motor is turbo charged as well!!!!!!, i think he needs to move house. Alfasixnut how are you going to keep your motor cool, side pod radiators or run tubing to the front grill through the sills?.
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Hi Iain
Your friend sounds interesting! I am going to run a front radiator. Been finally stripping V6 Donor car so got a shed load of wires,connectors, trim and "stuff"
But off for a weeks holiday now so all on hold.....
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Have a well deserved hol chap.
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Just a quick update - I've taken the doors off (More piles of rust falling for each bang of the hammer when freeing nuts! ) and hope to start cutting out the rear this week. I've a "window of opportunity" to get quite a bit done over the next ten days so hopefully - Watch this space
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Good afternoons work, silencers and fuel tank off, seat belts and rear trim out, rear windows out - (typically no winder at all one side, the other side looked ok from the outside but a pile of rust inside! completely shot - fortunately not needed ). Then measuring up the 164 front section to see exactly where to cut the Sprint.
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I'm guessing there use to be a pipe on each side that ran down to the wheel arches? Steve Parry was telling me what happens when they become blocked
 
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Yes Mark, you and Steve are correct - there is a pipe which leads from the trough under the rear windows to the front of the rear wheel arch - where the rusty hole is! The whole assembly at the back is just designed to catch water and keep it sloshing around........until it rust through
Anyway I've now gone through three grinding discs and you can see from the pics I've been round the wheel arches, on top of the wheel arches inside and across the back. Only the front and channel sections to do tomorrow then there should be a BIG HOLE!
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Your car looks like its in better condition than my Sprint.
How did you remove the back side windows ? Mine dont want to come out !!! I am thinking about throwing away the winders and cutting out the buckets and seeling the glass shut so the rain can`t get in.
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