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Read June 16, 2018, 10:30:36 PM #570
355brian

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Fantastic pics, and so good to see you using the car (so many seem to be stuck in peoples garages, collecting dust).

Enjoy!
 
Read June 23, 2018, 11:18:36 PM #571
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Time for a update.

Firstly I’m sure you all noticed that cerberus appeared on flee bay this week.
I had a brain storm and put Cerberus back on flee bay to get a good summer valuation.
When I last put her on flee bay it was the end of March and wasn’t the correct time to get a good price.
Last time the bidding went up to £28k
This time around the auction ended at £28400.
As before I set the reserve at a very high price as there’s no way I’m selling her. Not unless somebody offered silly money.
I still scratch my head on how people think there going to buy a murcielago for 5 grand. It’s not going to happen. Any real murcielago is up for sale around 200k so what makes them think a kit car one is worth only 5. I’d sell them 2 wheels for that.
So this finally proves that these kit cars are worth a lot more than most people think.
There not little Ferrari 355s or DNA replicas.
Our extreme lambos are something far more special.
Even to this day I have to sometimes pinch myself stand back and just look at her.
Yep I own a lambo. Yes ok a kit car one but it’s still a lambo.

So this  week it’s finally MOT time again.
Yes it’s been a year already.
I had to get her ready for the dreaded test of doom.
I had a few worries especially with this new MOT that has come out.
I gave her a good service to include new plugs and oil.
I checked everything to make sure it was all up to scratch.
I have only completed 700 miles in her since the last MOT.
As before I booked her in at the Ferrari garage in Windsor.
I must admit they carry out the strictest mot I’ve ever seen but as they deal with 200mph cars it has to be.
They miss nothing and notice everything. No messing.

She looked fantastic parked next to 3 Ferrari’s. Not out of place at all.
She gets a lot of attention at the garage and they are amazed at how good a job I have done restoring her.
I suppose my attention to detail is abit of a obsession. It has to be perfect or not at all.
It’s so good they think she’s better than some real ferraris they have.

Well she passed with flying colours and no advisories.
She’s 100%. Not a single thing wrong.

Now that the MOT is out of the way I can carry out a few upgrades.
I want to fit some hid xenon headlights. The H1 halogen bulbs are crap and you can’t see bugger all when driving in the dark. I need to keep the fitment simple as they will have to be removed for the MOT next year.
I would like to fit a small subwoofer in side somewhere as I feel that the stereo could do with alittle more bass.
I’m also tempted to modify the exhaust alittle to make her even more bonkers than she already is.
So more then.




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Read June 25, 2018, 10:55:52 AM #572
SharpMurcie

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Hi,

Glad to see that you are enjoying the car !
I picked up your posts form the ebay advert but didnt bid as i could see from before that you are attached to the car and probably looking more for an indicative value than an actual sale.

Think youve done a cracking job on the car so far !

I dont actually own a replica but have toyed with the idea a few times as ido have the real thing but you get caught in a situation of not actually driving it stupidly enough.
My thoughts were to possibly pick up a replica also to have some fun in Smiley

Keep us updated with how you get on as i will deff be reading this from now on - if you need any info etc on how the setup from the factory is let me know and ill take a look for you.


 
Read July 02, 2018, 06:00:24 PM #573
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Time for a update.
Well firstly I don’t know if I’m supposed to rave on or moan about the weather we are having at the moment.
As it has not rained now for over a month and every day is around 30 degrees the lambos been out nearly every day.
But it’s to hot to work and sleep.
Anyways now that the dreaded mot is out of the way it’s time for a few anti mot modifications.
My first job is to dump the exhaust silencer.
Yes it’s loud with the cherry bomb fitted but on tick over it sounds just like a mr2. Not enough rumble for my liking so it’s time to dump the bomb and straight pipe the beast.
Off comes the exhaust. Nice and easy.
I chop off the bomb using the angle drinder.
I brought a length of steel 3” straight pipe to replace the silencer with.
Once everything’s cut to length everything slots together nicely.
I refit the exhaust and fit everything up and tack weld the pipe into position.
Now everything’s ready to completely weld the exhaust up.
Once welded all the way round I give it a coat of vht paint.
I then finally refit the exhaust back on to the car.
Well the moment of truth. Time to start her.
Vroommm. Into life.  Oh yes that’s better. It now just rumbles on tick over. It still has silencers in the tips of the exhausts somit does not sound crap. Like a ricer without any exhaust at all.
More like a super bike ticking over.
So let’s take her out for a spin.
You can really hear the turbo spooling up but when she goes. By god it’s loud!   Cool
When you decelerate the car burbles away happily. You even get the odd pop.
When you give her the beans and take the revs up around the 10k Rev limit she sounds just completely mental  Cool
Very similar to a super bike on the Isle of Man TT   Shocked
That’s more like it. Cool
So now the exhaust is done it’s time to upgrade the headlights.
When I last drove her at night the lights were so crap it was just dangerous. You’d get more light using a fag lighter out of the window.
As they are officially banned mot wise unless there factory fit now I have to fit them in such a way they can be easily swapped over for MOTs.
My bulbs are H1 so I brought a 6000k white light HID kit.
Loads of room to hide all the ballasts and connections inside my headlights.
But easily unplugged and a crap H1 bulb can be fitted for any mot in the future.
I also replaced the little cap sidelight with a white light LED bulb. As the side lights are yellow and the hids are white light. Having a white side light to match is a better match.
Once fitted I re seal up the headlight backs again.
I do exactly the same for the other side.
So now I will have some proper light when I drive in the dark in the future.
Thats if for mods at the moment. I’ve got another car show to take her to next week so more then. Wink



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Read July 02, 2018, 06:01:39 PM #574
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

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Read July 07, 2018, 11:37:20 PM #575
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Time for a update.
Well now that the HID bulbs were fitted I was hoping that was the last of it.
Or so I thought.
I left the car out to get a suntan earlier on in the week and ended up having a problem.
It has been so hot the drivers side headlight lens actually melted.
Because these aftermarket lenses have been vacuumed formed out of low temperature Perspex it doesn’t take much heat to soften the lenses.
So the drivers side looked like somebody had sat on it. It was quite badly bowed inwards.
I had 2 choices. Remove the lens and see it I could straighten it using a heat gun or replace both of the lenses with glass.
When I first brought the car it had glass lenses but they look crap hence why I opted for new plastic lenses.
So I decided to remove the distorted lens.
I heated the lens using a heat gun. Resting it on the carpet so it’s nice and flat.
After a while the lens became flat again.
But it’s not perfect. It’s still slightly distorted but good enough until I get some replacements.
I refitted the lens and sealed all around it again using tiger seal.
It’s not noticeable unless you run your hand over it and you can feel the ripples.
So it will suffice for now.
For the future the car must not sit in the sun with the lights exposed for a length of time.
That’s it for this week.
I have a few niggles to sort out and I plan to make a few YouTube movies of the car soon so you can see her in action.
So more then.


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Read July 16, 2018, 09:34:22 PM #576
355brian

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Good job!
 
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