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Looks great!

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10 hours ago, Kilgon said:

Really nice looking. So are you happy that you sold your other one and got this?

I had to do way more work to the green one than this, spending about £5k on it ($7k)  .. But this one had all those irritating little problems -- spent only £840 on this - ring clips, hoses, fuel filter, fuel pump, front shocks, sway bar bushings, air filter -- that funny side filter in the blue biscuit tin that has an oil breathe pipe on it, rear tail lamps, interior light door switch, new Battery with 850 CCA (that's 5.20625x1021  .electrons per second) Moroso ignition wires, rotor arm and champion sparks. 

Starts first time now 

Also this is the first car I've owned with long headers. It's got one hell of a roar -- all my neighbors are now moving out of the area .....what a bonus :whistling:  :biggrin:

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Wow, that's one cool ride :thumb:

I did not hear from you a long time... Was is the reason why? And what happened to your green one? And why? And what did you do on the red one? And why? 

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Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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On 3/8/2021 at 8:19 AM, timachone said:

Wow, that's one cool ride :thumb:

I did not hear from you a long time... Was is the reason why? And what happened to your green one? And why? And what did you do on the red one? And why? 

:biggrin:

Sorry for delayed reply -- it was that all the contract electronics work I do dried up with Covid

=... and at the same time a "yank tank"  enthusiast (as we call them  - cos he also has a 429 Marquis)  was twisting my arm off to sell him my Green Goddess. 

I had to do a lot of real life changes - so couldn't do forums due to other pressures. .... and I had no car to do it with... I always wanted that 007 Diamonds are Forever look ... so went for this red one -- and I cannot describe the stress of putting a car on a boat and bouncing it all over the Atlantic...

... now I'm back 

 

but one thing no one has been able to answer -- on the actual 007 car from the movie ....why and how did they manage to but those thin bicycle tyres on it ??????????

 

 http://www.ponysite.de/pony/bond_ind.htm 

in the movie they look like 195mm -- mine are 255mm 

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They may even be trailer tires, something they could put 80 psi in so they didn't deflect so much with the car weight on the sidewalls.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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You car looks awesome. Love the paint job!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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