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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 06 Jul 2013 :  21:11:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems that the link might not be working which I'll try to fix. In the meantime, the news is the engine is running and remarkably well after all this time.

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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 06 Jul 2013 :  23:43:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is so cool - well done ! Smooth as a babies bum...
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Rapierdave

United Kingdom
159 Posts

Posted - 08 Jul 2013 :  21:53:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Jason
Hope to see it at the Thornfalcon show Taunton in September
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2013 :  08:27:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Certainly hope so Dave assuming I'm not on holiday. I will be attending as many events as possible to make up for lost time!

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steve wilkinson

United Kingdom
63 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  14:46:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome work Jason - a real credit to you and all your hard work.
More video and pics please - the world needs more H120'S
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2013 :  11:23:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Steve, I can't wait to be roadworthy again! Are any of the Wilkinson clan any closer to a return to the H120 fold (on the road that is)?!!

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steve wilkinson

United Kingdom
63 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2013 :  13:17:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sadly not Jason - life seems to have taken over somewhat.Immediate plan is to get my Saab 900 Carlsson back on the road but struggling with that to be honest!Looking forward to seeing your H120 in all it's glory you've done a great job
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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2013 :  21:26:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alas..... So many cars..... so little time! Been there, done that.... still am when I think about it. Is good to hear you're almost done Jason. Looking forward to parking up alongside at the 2014 Nationals!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').

Edited by - arrocuda on 20 Aug 2013 21:27:40
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 03 Sep 2013 :  08:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quick update...

Plans have changed slightly, the external paint will now be done by a local paint shop. I have decided trying to get the finish I want in my garage is unlikely and I've found someone who produces excellent work so I'm happy for him to do it. This means I have to put the car back together so it can be MOT'd (unless I can find someone with a car trailer to move it).

The rear lights are all back in and working, rear bumper is back on. Most of the interior is back in, just a few jobs to finish. Slight problem found last night with a water pump leak once up to pressure so that will have to be cured. Bit of a pain but if that is the worst thing that happens I'll be happy!

More news soon...

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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  00:45:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done !
Whilst hearing your engine run I got to thinking about those roller rockers the guys sell-on ebay , I think - they sure would make our Rootes engines much more quiet plus other good things too..just don't have the bucks...
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 13 Mar 2014 :  18:25:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good

Jon's Autos the garage that comes to you...
jon@jonsautos.co.uk
www.jonsautos.co.uk
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2014 :  13:46:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've not made much progress in recent weeks for various reasons but the good weather over the weekend gave me the chance to make a start cleaning up the underside of the bonnet. I've removed the old sound deadening which was tatty and plan to paint the underside rather than replace the mat. This is what I'm starting with;



MOT is booked for 6th June () then I just need to get the final bit of external paintwork done, that is booked for the end of June.

Seeing the car out in the sunshine was a good reminder of where this car belongs!!;



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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2014 :  20:30:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Link works fine..... is looking the dogs danglies under that bonnet, but I suspect it sounds a lot better in real life than it does on this laptop.

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 02 Jun 2014 :  13:01:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finished the bonnet over the weekend, not perfect but a huge improvement. It needed a lot of cleaning up as the old contact adhesive had eaten into the panel in several areas. I've used some rust proofer prior to priming, flatting, colour coats, more flatting, then lacquer;





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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2014 :  22:19:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must have had enough fingers crossed as BJU got through the MOT today with no problems. A very slight leak from the rear flexi brake hose was the only thing picked up which was cured with an extra tweak of a spanner.

Received some compliments from people visiting the garage which was nice;











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