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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2014 :  20:28:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Jan!!

I've recently replaced the oil ring, not a problem there..
even if it doesn't seem to be badly flattened it will fail..
We just bought a general replacement with the right dimensions and the oil leak had disappeared!


'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2014 :  22:21:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, yes the car is green, and I hav worked as much as possible on it.
Here are some pictures taken to day.
I have problems with an oil leak from the speedodrive. I have new o-ring, but any know if it is possible to have a new oil seal?














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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 01 Jul 2014 :  23:00:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's happening Jan, is the car green yet?!

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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 15 Apr 2014 :  23:21:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas.
I will give you some pictures as soon as the car is painted.
The problen is that my friend have no hurry, but time will come.
Regards Jan
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2014 :  09:11:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lets hope It looks good in two weeks... ;)
I wish I was able to say my car was painted in two weeks as I'd have it ready by summer than!!!

Keep up the good work! ;)


'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2014 :  20:44:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
Here are some pics. I am driving My replica to the painter in december.
In 2 weeks from now, the car is then Pinewood green (I hope)







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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 03 Jul 2013 :  21:01:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Here are some pictures of my H 120 replica prosject.


Dont know why, but could only put in one picture.
More pictures here:
http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/jabe1807/library/#/user/jabe1807/library/My%20Fastback%20July%202013?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137287888322409161687646422063

Have a very fine Rapier summer. Jan.
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2013 :  11:47:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tell you what ...say I had 2 million pounds spare... My dream car would be to put a tiger engine in my ser 3, the latest tech diff, gearbox and suspension and all that goes with all that - like top mags, low and wide as can go, best leather interior with all the bells..I would pop it in a Hercules, ship it over to you guys on this forum and ask you's nicely to make it over for me....would that be cool or what ...
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bigt80

United Kingdom
931 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2013 :  19:51:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

I have to say that you and all the guys on this forum who tackled their own bodywork and painting have done top work .
My Ser 3 is bubbling on the doors and I am not about to do it myself, that is a job that has to be tackled seriously with the right tools and skills...so - no spare bucks at the moment so it will have to rust in peace for now.




Yes; second that 100%. Some remarkable work done and shown on here. I'm OK at patching up and some mechanicals; put's me to shame! Still great there are others more skilled and that they should like Rapier's to boot!
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 03 May 2013 :  23:05:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, Jan, I think it is important to do the best possible work on these cars. I have repaired cars mecanic and bodywork for about 30 years. So I hope my car will be as good as possible. I do all the work myself, exept outside painting. My friend is professional and he will do the paint outside my car(cheap i hope).
I an wery impressed to see the wery serious restoring on the Sunbeams.
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 02 May 2013 :  07:02:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to say that you and all the guys on this forum who tackled their own bodywork and painting have done top work .
My Ser 3 is bubbling on the doors and I am not about to do it myself, that is a job that has to be tackled seriously with the right tools and skills...so - no spare bucks at the moment so it will have to rust in peace for now.
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 01 May 2013 :  21:24:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Hope It will be a great car, Jan. Maybe it be some painting this summer.
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 01 May 2013 :  20:28:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow...looking good ! I can imagine what fun you are going to have driving this cool Sunbeam.
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2013 :  16:12:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gijoe.
The engine id 1725ccm.
I an building a replica because it is impossible to get a Holbay engine here in Norway. I could buy one from UK, but the postprice is very high. My std engine is in good condition, so I bought piston from USA and the other parts from UK. Now I hope I have a "new" engine.
Regards Jan
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gijoe

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2013 :  19:21:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello
Your engine looks awesome I bet it runs even better,
Question 1- you said it was a "Holbay replica engine"are CC's same(1725cc),
Question 2- why replicate A Holbay instead of just using
a original Holbay.
reason is that have a Holbay, I've heard and read nothing but great
experiences with this engine.
thank you
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