Category Archives: 1. Preparation

All the things you have to do before building a kit!

Put up a blind

The garage is now starting to look more like a lounge (photos, furniture and now a blind!). Stops people from looking in though when we are not there.

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The axles arrive

Axles have now arrived from CFS Motors in Coventry. Seem to have done a good job. Just need to get the chassis now before I can get started!

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Engine moved and in garage

It took a bit of moving but we’ve now got the engine into place in the garage. Key incredients were a engine hoist, a winch and a neighbour (thanks Gordon!). And here is it in place.

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The engine arrives!

It doesn’t look like a heavy box but trust me it’s hard to lift. And here is the proof. Even the engine crane struggled.

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Modifying garage

Since my last post I’ve been doing some work in the garage to prepare it for the Kit Car. The floor is now covered in self levelling compound and green paint (Jane’s choice) and the walls have been painted. Here … Continue reading

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Engine Pictures

Received the images of the LS6 engine, that I now own, from Gus over the weekend. Here is what the 405hp heart of my kit car is going to look like! See the movie of the engine running

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Engine Hoist Construction

Given the fact that I’m going to have to lift a large engine and some some pretty heavy axle components I’ve decided to invest in an engine hoist. Building this up took a bit more time and effort than I … Continue reading

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Detling kit car show

Went to Detling this weekend to get some inspiration about colour. The idea was that we were going to decide on which colour to paint the chassis. In the end we couldn’t make up our minds (current possibilities are a … Continue reading

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Building the garage

I am going to try and build this car in a single garage. The problem is that it also needs to house a couple of motorbikes and a fair few mountain bikes. We’ve now completed the garage extension to house … Continue reading

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Buying the engine and gearbox

Well I’ve now made the jump and purchased my engine and gearbox package in USA. It should be out of the car ready for pick up next Tuesday. From there I’ll get UPS to air freight it to me. The … Continue reading

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