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    Default R8 Barn find BARNIE progress.

    Hi all.


    Just thought I would let you know that in spite of 8degree winter garage temperatures I'm getting there. See Attached


    Cheers
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    Looking good Phil
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    That airbox!

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    Very nice What kind of exhaust manifold are you using?

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    Phil, your Barnie is looking amazing. Your doing such a very nice job of restoration for this car.
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    The Air Box is just temporary until I can get a canister made which will probably let air in through the left rear guard. BARNIE is an unusual R8 and full of surprises.
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    Have no idea, it was on BARNIE when I found it in the Barn. Looks fairly even in piping lengths but has a strange tight turn at the muffler entry. The muffler doesn't run across the back of the car it's just straight out the back.
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    Very nice What kind of exhaust manifold are you using?

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    It looks fantastic Phil...your work is top shelf...hats off to you!!
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    Yes I was commenting that it looks to be the beginnings of a proper one!

    (I've been reading about airbox's lately, they are very interesting!)

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    Looks really nice. Bit of a difference, amazing what some cleaning and paint can do. But it also takes a lot of time.

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    With work like that, I reckon you could graduate to aircraft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R8philSA View Post
    Have no idea, it was on BARNIE when I found it in the Barn. Looks fairly even in piping lengths but has a strange tight turn at the muffler entry. The muffler doesn't run across the back of the car it's just straight out the back.
    Phil
    Ok, thanks for your reply I am considering something similar on my R8.

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    Hi John. Not sure if you know but I spent 21 1/2 years in the RAAF as a Aircraft Engine Fitter. Spent 7 1/2 years on Piston Engines rebuilding and ground testing. So for me I just think they are aircraft engines and all the safety principals and glamor apply.

    I just love rebuilding engines, it's in my blood

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    21 months so far. Mind you it has to be done once and once only for my happiness. Thanks for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Looks really nice. Bit of a difference, amazing what some cleaning and paint can do. But it also takes a lot of time.

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    Thanks Nauli, I love doing it. Glad I'm retired.
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    It looks fantastic Phil...your work is top shelf...hats off to you!!

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    Thank you all for your positive comments, it inspires me to keep going.
    Health is an issue sometimes but the thought of starting BARNIE up and actually driving it around the block keeps me going. Can't wait for the start up, hopefully November/December 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R8philSA View Post
    Thank you all for your positive comments, it inspires me to keep going.
    Health is an issue sometimes but the thought of starting BARNIE up and actually driving it around the block keeps me going. Can't wait for the start up, hopefully November/December 2018.
    Cheers
    Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by R8philSA View Post
    Hi John. Not sure if you know but I spent 21 1/2 years in the RAAF as a Aircraft Engine Fitter. Spent 7 1/2 years on Piston Engines rebuilding and ground testing. So for me I just think they are aircraft engines and all the safety principals and glamor apply. I just love rebuilding engines, it's in my blood Cheers Phil
    Yes, I knew that. It was a joke. Looks just great. I'm doing a more modest one myself at present for the 4CV.
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    Looking great Phil,what a transformation! I think us aircraft guys probably go a bit far with the standards,maybe that’s why it takes us so bloody long to complete a project!��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianbcs View Post
    Looking great Phil,what a transformation! I think us aircraft guys probably go a bit far with the standards,maybe that’s why it takes us so bloody long to complete a project!�� Brian
    So true. A car has to go and has to stop. It doesn't have to land properly in the right place...
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    I later thought you might have known so appreciate the joke John
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    Yes, I knew that. It was a joke. Looks just great. I'm doing a more modest one myself at present for the 4CV.
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    Hi there Brian. Yes mate it's in the blood. I used to go on the test flights after I worked on the engines so I made sure it was 100% right, clouds might have silver linings but so dam thin they wont hold you up!! Ha ha
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    Looking great Phil,what a transformation! I think us aircraft guys probably go a bit far with the standards,maybe that’s why it takes us so bloody long to complete a project!��
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    How true Phil, we often conduct the first flights on the planes we restore, so only get one go at it! I still reckon planes are easier to restore than cars after this R8 effort����

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    Your right about aircraft engine restoration Brian, stick to the Overhaul instructions or else!!

    I would have loved to take a Twin Row Wasp 1830 and put a 3350 Carbie on it, do a cam grind of my choice and fit 3350 valve gear, super charger and a set of extractors and put that on a sprint track ha ha ha.
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    How true Phil, we often conduct the first flights on the planes we restore, so only get one go at it! I still reckon planes are easier to restore than cars after this R8 effort����

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    Quote Originally Posted by R8philSA View Post
    Your right about aircraft engine restoration Brian, stick to the Overhaul instructions or else!!

    I would have loved to take a Twin Row Wasp 1830 and put a 3350 Carbie on it, do a cam grind of my choice and fit 3350 valve gear, super charger and a set of extractors and put that on a sprint track ha ha ha.
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    Now that's just plain greedy, I would have thought 1200-1300hp would be enough for anyone
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