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31  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Unusual kit car on: August 18, 2017, 09:53:32 PM
Hi Guys.
I came across this kit car using a mr2 roadster as a donor.
But why would you fit a shitty Volvo engine to it?  Lips sealed


32  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: August 17, 2017, 08:23:42 PM
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33  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: August 17, 2017, 08:23:00 PM
Time for a update.
Something's cropped up on me Lambo.
During the weekend I did some tunnel blasting.
My mr2 turbo engine hits the rev limiter at 8.5k rpm.
I held 30mph in 1st gear through the tunnel.
The engine was Reving at 6k rpm.
The car sounds fantastic as it's straight piped through and now I'm deaf.
The only thing is that my temperature started to rise to around 3 quarters.
She didn't go into the red but she went above the normal.
Once I dropped the revs and drove normally the temperature returned to normal.
I know there's not a lot of fresh air in the tunnel and I was only doing 30.
This is the first time my temperature rose above the normal.
Looks like me cooling system needs a overhaul.
As I do everything properly I decided to change the thermostat and fitted a new alloy radiator.
Better than the old crappy steel one.
Firstly the thermostat was well past it. Probably the origional. Something I overlooked when the engine was out.
when I removed the old radiator what came out of it resembled what happens the day after you've had a curry.
Even tho the system has been well flushed before when the engine was removed I guess the old rad was so rotten inside.
I gave the cooling system a damm good flushing through again before refitting.
Whilst everything was out I gave the fans a overhaul. As they were abit crappy I gave them a wire brush all over and then gave them a good coat of paint.
Now all the coolant is back in and the system is all bleed. We are back in action.
The fans are clicking on and off as they should.
I will now change the oil and filter again just to make sure everythings perfect. You never know how hot she actually got and could have turned the oil in to nats piss. To be honest the comma oil that's in her is abit shit. So I've brought some quality castrol and will add some slick 50 for good measure.
I swear by me slick 50 in all my cars.
Time will tell if this has sorted it. The weather is good for Saturday so we will have to wait and see.
34  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Thinking what next. on: August 14, 2017, 07:20:38 PM
Hi guys.
As you all know that Cerberus is now 99% complete.
So I'm now thinking what next.
Firstly I'm never selling Cerberus. I will be using a Zimmer frame when I have to sell.
I have thought about starting another project. Either a countach or a Ferrari.
But they don't really blow me skirt up enough for me to undertake the project.
One of my friends turned up in a interesting car this weekend.
A Peugeot rcz. This is a French version of the Audi TT.
Interesting car and it's not bad.
Whilst looking at the car I couldn't put my finger on it but the roof line reminded me of another super car. 
I finally found the resemblance.
A Bugatti veyron. If you leave the windscreen standard and follow the roof line you can see the resemblance.
Now this could be a great project.
Construction of a veyron replica using a Peugeot rcz and a donor.
There is only a few cm difference between the wheel bases which is a good start.
The Peugeot rcz is a perfect donor. It's almost new and modern.
We would need a good car sculpture to craft the body panels from scratch.
Who could do this?
Remember we are building a look a like not a replica.
This is just open discussion at the moment

35  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: August 12, 2017, 10:59:40 PM
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36  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: August 12, 2017, 10:58:26 PM
Hi everybody.
Finally time for a update.
Cerberus is now 99% complete. She now has a media system stereo, a top alarm system and a tracker fitted.
I have finally had a dry day to take her out for a nice long drive.
If there's even a sniff of rain in the air. She isn't coming out to play.
I took the car out for a small ride last Sunday afternoon as the weather was good but ran into a few problems.
As I have done so much to the car there was a few small niggles.
She blew the intercooler pipe off twice as the adapter fitted wasn't quite right.
When this happens the car just dies and cuts out.
So I have made a few modifications to now clamp the hose correctly.
There's bound to be a few more bugs along the way as the mileage builds up.
She's a amazing car to go out in. The attention you get is incredible. People runnng along behind to holding here phones hoping to get a photo. People hanging out of there car windows on the motorway taking photos.
You don't need to be a celebrity to get attention. But If you don't want to be noticed than she's not the car for you.
As always I have taken photos of her in her as she stands at the moment.

37  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / What to do with your Lamborghini when bored with it on: August 01, 2017, 11:12:27 PM
When you have finished your murcie kit car and your totally bored with it what can you do with the car.
Well this company has a solution. All you will require is a very large saw  Shocked

38  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 22, 2017, 11:39:17 PM
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39  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 22, 2017, 11:38:02 PM
Time for this weeks update.
I have been busy carrying on with fitting the headlight lenses and have refitted the windscreen scuttle panel.
This Is a pretty boring job as it takes a lot of time to get this right. It has taken me days to get the lenses perfectly sealed.
Fitting them into position takes a day as you await the tiger seal to dry. Next day you have to apply the 1st layer of sealer all around the lens then allow to dry.  On the 3rd day I sealed the bottom of the lens. Then to finish off next day to get the finished edges. Very boring and time consuming to get right.
Now that they are fitted the lights look fantastic.  Cool
My next job is to refit the windscreen scuttle panel. This took 3 days as the panel is in 3 parts. I cut several wood blocks to wedge the panel against the boot lid so I can apply pressure as the tiger seal dries.
To finish off the lights I needed to make the little panels where on the real lambo the headlamp washers are located.
To do this I made 2 templates out of cardboard so I could trim them for a perfect fit.
Once they were shaped to fit perfectly I transferred the shape to modellers plastic card.
Now that they are a perfect fit I give them a coat of plastic bonding primer and then a good couple of coats of satin black paint.
I leave them over night to dry.
The next day I fit them to the car permently by using tiger seal and leave them overnight.
Now that the lights are all finished the front of the car looks great.  Cool very satisfied with the finished job.
Now it looks like a proper lambo.
To finish off this week my new blue plug leads arrived.
As I have got blue hoses everywhere having red leads looks alittle odd. So I have replaced them with blue ones.
Finally the engine bay is finished and it looks fantastic  Cool
The last 2 photos show before and after engine rebuild.  Wow what a difference.  Cool
The car is coming together finally.
I'm planning to tax the car on the 1st of august so then it's finally on the road.  Shocked
Yet still loads to do tho.
Next week I am having my auto electrician friend around to fit the cars new alarm system so it can be locked and immobilsed by the key fob.
I am getting a top notch car media system with satnav fitted with a pop up screen  Cool
To finish off the electrics I am investing in a Tracker! Every supercar has a tracker so this one will as well.
It would kill me emotionally if she got nicked by some scumbag so I will do everything possabke to protect her.
More next week.  Smiley

40  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 15, 2017, 05:45:56 PM
Time for this weeks last update.
I was planning to take this weekend off from the car but as it was raining I thought what the hell.
So I have started with the complicated task of fitting the headlight lenses.
My first job was to refit the silver rims on the main headlights. I left them off on the mot as the left and right adjuster screws are just behind them.
Now that everything is lined up I won't need to disturb them again.
The rings simply screw on but I add alittle tiger seal on the corners just to make sure they won't drop off.
Nothing worse than having a chrome ring rolling around inside your headlight with a sealed lens   Undecided
Now that the rings are fitted it's time to start fitting the lenses.
A while ago I brought these replica plastic lenses off flee bay. I decided on these instead of the cut glass as they look much more realistic.
It's nice to have slightly raised lenses against the body. Exactly the same as a real one.  Wink
A while ago I cut the lenses down so they sit flush in my lights ready.
To fit these lenses I fit some rubber trim around the cut edge to make the edges perfect.
Now everything's ready I fill the top and side edges of the lights with tigerseal and simply push the lenses down into it.
Once everything's lined up I will now leave it until Monday for the sealer to dry.
So that's the first part of the lenses sealed up. I still have to seal along down the bonet side and front. But I will do that once the tiger seal is dry.
So that's it for this week.
Lots of things to do so more next week.  Wink

41  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 14, 2017, 08:09:41 PM
Time for a update.
I haven't heard from you lot for a while. Are you all still reading and following?
Anyway this week has been a big journey as today (Friday) it was mot time.
I started the week with a big list of jobs to get her ready for the mot. Silly little Jobs like making sure everything was torqued up to spec etc etc.
On Wednesday I hit a massive problem. As I was backing the car out of the drive way all I could hear was a loud Russelling sound from inside the car. Like somebody scrunching up a load of wrapping paper.
What the hell was that weard noise. So I drove it out of the drive way again and the noise reappeared.
Upon further investigation I found out what it was.
The bonding on the windscreen was giving way.
Basically because the body tries to twist as you back the car out of the driveway the bonding was being ripped away from the body.
So I could easily push the windscreen away from the body.   Undecided
Time to call the windscreen people out again to find out what's gone wrong.  Undecided
They turned up next day and upon investigation it was not the bonding that had failed but the paint that it was bonded to.
Looks like the body shop messed up. The paint was simply not stuck to the body and it has been ripped clean off.
The windscreen needed to be removed.  Undecided
Fortunately as it was already half out with the failed paint it was quite easy to remove the rest of the bonding.
There is a risk that the screen could break but I had no choice. The screen had to come out.
Now that the screen was out you can clearly see how that paint had failed.  Embarrassed
Before the windscreen was fitted I had to angle grind everything off around the windscreen area. I ground all the paint away right back to the white fibreglass.
I smoothed everything out using my orbital sander.
The area was ready to be Rebonded.
The windscreen guys painted the newly ground area with a special black primer and left it to dry.
They applied the new bonding to the cleaned and prepared windscreen and then fitted it to the car.
The windscreen was refitted as quickly as it came out.
Apparently the windscreen plays a massive part in a cars structure. You notice this when the bonding is giving way.
I leave the car overnight for the windscreen to dry.
Today has been a very big day as it was the cars official mot day.
It's been a long 2.5 years journey but the car is finally ready for its mot.
As it's booked in for a mot it was time to take the car for a ride.  Cool
I ended up taking the car for a good 15 mile round trip. Even a few junctions on the motorway.  Cool
What a lovely car to drive. I stopped at some traffic lights and I could here. ((((( LOOK LAMBORGHINI))))) as some kids run to have a look. Then a car pulled up next to me and shouted out wow and asked what lambo it is.
Of course this ment giving the car a portion from the lights. Didn't want to let the Lamborghini side down.
Total shock as I give it the beans.  Shocked Shocked
Firstly the noise. Man it's loud. This car simply roared away from the lights.
Secondly I lit up the rear tires with a big cloud of smoke.
Finally. The power came in like a train.
By god it's quick  Cool easily tuned Impreza performance.  Shocked
I couldn't change gear fast enough.
Looks like all the modifications paid off. She's not standard anymore.  Easily 300bhp plus.  Cool
Brings back memories of my modified cosworth days.
I plan to get a dyno done eventually to see what she's actually giving out.
The rest of the journey was peaceful. A nice steady 60 on the motorway. Then somebody hangs out of there window taking photos as they go past.  
That's a first for me.
Yep she's a beauty alright. Kit car or not.  Who cares.  
Eventually we arrive at the ferrrari garage for its mot.
Now this garage being Ferrari have a very high standard. We are not talking about a basic shitty back Street mot.
We are talking ferrari here.
As I have had 2 earlier visits with pre mots. I have been told what to do to get everything done.
Talk about throughout check.
The car has been checked to death but........Finally the car has passes its mot.... with NO ADVISORIES. 
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooo Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
Yes!!!  She's finally Road legal. Everything is now up to spec and ready for the road.
I think a beer is needed tonight to celebrate  Wink
It's been a very long journey getting here.
Blood, sweat and tears for real.
she's not finished yet tho. I still have tones of work still left to do.
She may now be Road legal but not perfect yet.
I need to refit the windscreen scuttle panel as I had to pull that off for the windscreen refitting.
I have to finally fit the top lenses over the headlights.
I have new flashy number plates to fit.
Lots of electrics still to do. Fit the new alarm so I can lock the car from the key. Fit a single din pop up screen stereo head unit.
The list still goes on and on.
As always. Weekly updates still to come and I'm going to start a YouTube channel so you can see her in action.
So more then  Wink
42  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 11, 2017, 10:25:17 PM
Sitting beautiful. Shes getting there  Grin
43  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 11, 2017, 10:24:13 PM
Time for a quickie.  Shocked
Firstly I have finished the painting and undersealing. Hurray.  Cool
Probably the worst job ever. I've got the stuff in my pants, in my hair and up every orifice.  Sad
But it's finally done.
Today I had my new Pirelli p zero tyres fitted to the front and had the front tracking adjusted.
My reason for replacing the front tyres is because I had a deep cut in one tyre and a bad split on the wall on the other so they needed replacement.
I decided to use a mobile tyre company to do the work. Hasn't times changed. In the van he had a complete mobile tyre shop. Everything. Fortunately the fitter used great care when handling my wheels which is a lot better than most shitty tyre shops.
Once the tyres were fitted he checked the tracking using a laser tracker. The tracking was out quite abit. Especially on the passenger side. Expected really since it's had a new track rod end.
Soon everything was lined up.
He was really spoilt. It was pissing down with rain but he got to work in my nice dry marquee  Grin
In between the rain I decided to give the car alittle drive around my road to get the engine warm.
This is the first time I have driven it with the new exhaust, Turbo and mods.
I gave the car alittle acceleration.
My god the difference.  Shocked
Firstly the sound. It's awesome. Much louder then the old system. On Tickover the car rumbles away and when the turbo spools up you can really hear it. Then the blast from the turbo takes over. It's very loud   Cool
Secondly the acceleration. The car just took off. As the turbo starts working you really notice the surge.
even tho it was only a little drive you immediately know it's no longer a standard MR2.  Cool
I can't wait to take it on the open road. Grin
I will soon be putting up videos of the car in action.  Cool
It was nice to see the car siting on the road again. You sort of forget how big and beautiful the car actually is.
So it's all systems go for Fridays MOT so fingers crossed.
More then  Wink
44  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 09, 2017, 11:54:05 PM
From a pile of shit to a fully painted and under sealed chassis.
Much better now. Looks good as new.  Cool

45  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: July 09, 2017, 11:52:13 PM
Time for this weeks update.
This week I spent the whole week painting, sealing and underselling the whole underside of the car.
Taking a lot of bits off, painting them and refitting them and Simply laying under the car armed with a paintbrush.
Every nook and cranny has been painted.
This has to be probably one of the most boring jobs you can do to a car.
The ramp has paid for itself now. It's much easier to simply sit under the car and paint away.
I think the finished result is worth while tho.
I have put before and after photos so you can see the difference.  Cool

This week is going to be interesting.

On Tuesday I am having a mobile tyre fitter over to replace the 2 front tyres and perform a mobile laser steering tracking.
There isn't a garage anywhere around here that has a ramp that's sunk into the ground that performs laser tracking adjustment. You simply can't get the car up on th the ramp. So there's a firm that comes out to do it instead.

On Friday it's finally time to take Cerberus for its first real MOT.
It's time to get her on the road.
I can't see how this time they can find anything else wrong. Everything has been done.
But knowing my luck they will find something so more next week.

The photos below are of the underneath before any work has been done.
Looks like a right pile of shit.
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