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cjm
09-03-2006, 05:01 AM
hi to anyone and everyone,am owner of 2.5 spitfire,was recommended this great site.in advance any help or advice is always welcome. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

Mickey Richaud
09-03-2006, 06:26 AM
Welcome!

2.5 Spitfire... would that be a TR5 or TR6 engine? Tell us more.

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif Mickey

cjm
09-03-2006, 07:29 AM
hi mickey,the engine was from saloon,mm,engine has polished crank and internals,carrillo con rods,custom sump,1.65-1 roller rockers,competition valves,head is being re-done,did have fast road 89 cam,am switching to differant one,also having custom stainless exhaust,will be using electric water pump.car has had make over(marmite car,either like it or not!)roof,rear spoiler,front replacement quarter valances,grill.sure theres more,will create new post with pics.thanks for welcome mickey.

R6MGS
09-03-2006, 09:48 AM
Welcome- saw the pics...looks great!

cjm
09-03-2006, 02:42 PM
hi r6mgs,thanks for welcome,that certainly is a fleet you have there!is that one for each day of the week?(with one : for spare!) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

R6MGS
09-03-2006, 04:23 PM
uhhh...sure lets go with that excuse /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

cjm
09-03-2006, 04:34 PM
is there pics of xk8 please?

R6MGS
09-03-2006, 05:46 PM
Sure, although I've only got these two....If your considering one: GO FOR IT!....I was originally a little scared by some reports I had read about them....But I've had it almost 2 years with no problems at all. I bought it as a daily driver, drove it through last winter(bought a second set of rims and pirelli snows) and decided I like the car too much to allow the winter to wreck it on me....So now it's become another weekend car, I took and Caddy, and my wife is driving the 61 MGA daily....I hope to have something else for her once the snow hits.

here ya go: I wish I had an interior pic...that really what made me buy it....For a modern car, you just don't see quality like this.

https://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/284000-284999/284243_102_full.jpg

https://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/284000-284999/284243_90_full.jpg

cjm
09-04-2006, 05:25 AM
very nice r6mgs,thanks for posting pics,am not considering one for myself,although i suspect that would change if i drove one!the only cars i have on my wish list are lotus esprit twin turbo,or a car built from scratch,space frame chassis etc.

R6MGS
09-04-2006, 09:30 AM
A friend of mine had a Esprit....ALOT of fun to drive....He used to be able to make it backfire so bad that it would spit out the odd flame. I've always had a seceret desire for a Europa,I've never driven one, but I like love the styling- kinda like a british elcamino /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

JamesWilson
09-04-2006, 02:53 PM
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...kinda like a british elcamino....

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Oh.

I driven both the Lotus and the Chevy "el camino"s.

I think you'd prefer the British one, unless you needed to carry another engine in the back....


BTW. Welcome to cjm. Hope you enjoy it here.

cjm
09-04-2006, 04:08 PM
hi r6mgs,hi james wilson(thanks for welcome)i have driven the single turbo lotus,not the twin yet,soon though,i like the europa aswell.another engine in the back? sounds like a bugatti veyron!

R6MGS
09-04-2006, 06:38 PM
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...kinda like a british elcamino....

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Oh.

I driven both the Lotus and the Chevy "el camino"s.

I think you'd prefer the British one, unless you needed to carry another engine in the back....


BTW. Welcome to cjm. Hope you enjoy it here.

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I good friend of mine is into elcamino's....not really my cuppa...but the last ones (87?) with the urethane front clip(ala Monte Carlo) are pretty nice.

tony barnhill
09-04-2006, 08:01 PM
welcome - I couldn't see the pics - do you have one of that awesome engine?

cjm
09-05-2006, 04:37 PM
hi tony barnhill,thanks for welcome,if you are asking about 2.5,no not yet.hopefully soon.