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    I've been speechless since page 1 - hence this late reply - still here watching in awe

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    A few general shots to get you through the weekend.

    All windows and window frames in and next week we hope to dry fit our fuel tanks and are scheduled to receive all our engine parts back from Crosthwaites. Too late to start saving for that one, newly honed cylinders, new exhaust valves, polished crank, reverse gear, titanium rods, pistons with new rings and together with our new flywheel all parts as necessary dynamically balanced. That will be yet another monster milestone. And bill.

    Front air conveyor being dry fitted but yet to be restored and painted. As I have said before and will show you shortly, there is so much going on around that front clam area that it needs a lot of attention and detailed work.

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    Absolutely astonishing!

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    A'm saying nothin'...............

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    Just curious but why is the front clam not painted? Is there something else left to do to it?

    Also, is it a coincidence that the other F40 is there or is it being used for reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irarref View Post
    Just curious but why is the front clam not painted? Is there something else left to do to it?

    Also, is it a coincidence that the other F40 is there or is it being used for reference?
    The other F40 had a fire in the engine bay and so is having new Ally tanks, lines, unions, basically the entire system. Handy though as reference.

    As to the clam it is very chicken and egg. Air conveyor has to fit perfectly so that is being adjusted before being restored and painted. The clam fits over the air conveyor, so only once the conveyor is in perfect position can the opening in the clam be adjusted to accept the conveyor. Once you have that sorted, then you have to refit the high pressure air ducts that transfer air into the wheel arches and are fed from the rad intake. After all that, assuming it now all fits and does not shake rattle or squeak, you can start thinking about paint. When you see the underside of the clam you will understand the problem!

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    I have made reference to not wasting money on a flashy entrance so thought you might like to see just about all the soft cuddly customer facing element of Mototechnique that you get. Four storied, open plan, marble floored (imported from exotic climes) wood panelled, air conditioned atrium with gorgeous receptionist and coffee machine, all cleverly lit. Not.

    We hope to make it onto their wall of fame with similar shots

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    A practice set up shot of a series of images we want to take in due course from directly overhead. Pretty perilous stuff as you can see Kevin's svelte frame balanced precariously on a horizontal ladder. Last time he did this was on the 250 GTO resto as in the pic above, so a good sign he sees this as a project of equal importance.

    If we can get these images right, they could be amazing.

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    Forgot to mention, just dry fitted our new cabin floor here which we will leave out until later to avoid messing it up. Last one had more holes than floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    If we can get these images right, they could be amazing.
    Awesome picture. Time lapse?

    Why not put a PC webcam up there and take stills?

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