I went to visit the car today at RX. It is locked away in the spray booth where 'The Great Unwashed' cannot touch it but I was taken in to see it by the guy who rebuilt the mechanical components-after Jim Stokes had done their bit-and to take a few photos.
The colour is a fairly plain grey-described as "London Fog" by the original paint suppliers. The first repaint failed as the various components of the paint separated and left a 'camouflage' effect that was not desired. It took 300 hours to sand the finish off without damaging the substrate! The car was then refinished in Standox. (Just like my Aston!)
Rob Fram, who does all the mechanical work at RX tells me that when he starts the car up from cold it sounds like a cement mixer gone berserk! ALL the gears are straight cut and with twin blowers and eight cylinders the racket is incredible. He says he feels relief whenever he shuts the engine down.
Some poor photos (Hey, don't blame me....)
The new grill:
The fuel filler. The boot lid has to be opened and fuel VERY carefully added, since if it is spilt on the boot liner it will disolve it! The clear plastic extends over the whole filler.
Edited by David Birchall, 09 May 2009 - 03:06.