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Read August 12, 2018, 09:18:08 PM #585
355brian

Re: Cerberus here we go.

great work
 
Read August 25, 2018, 11:20:27 PM #586
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Now that I have taken delivery of my Fiero Factory MR2 355 I’m putting my lambo aside for a couple of weeks while I clean and service the Ferrari.
I plan to use the Ferrari as my daily driver.
Whilst both were on the driveway I had to take a couple of photos of me babies.
Looks great having 2 supercars together. My neighbors think im a complete nutter LOL.
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Read August 30, 2018, 12:27:55 AM #587
autopro

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Car looks wonderful, you've really taken good care of her.  Cool
 
Read October 07, 2018, 07:31:46 PM #588
APDevelopments

Re: Cerberus here we go.

Time for a update.
Well we are now finally in October and 6 months of rubbish cold dark weather is looming.
Doesn’t give me a warm glow but haven’t we had a fantastic summer this year?
Since taking delivery of my Ferrari I have been paying attention to that but a few things cropped up on the
Lambo.
First of all I’m sure your all aware that it has been advertised on flee bay a couple of times.
My reason? A mate decided to put his Ultima GTR up for sale to which I’m very keen on.
If a suitable candidate came along with the cash I would have considered selling the lambo.
But fortunately there wasn’t. Thinking about it now I would have probably killed my self in it anyways LOL.
Jee there are some right jokers on ebay to say the least. It was so bad I’ve lost faith in the human race.
I’ve received insults, stupid offers and even a death threat. Yes you read right. Somebody wants to murder me because I own this car.
Ebay is now the last place I will ever try to sell any car in the future.
Anyways enough about that.
For some reason the lambo decided to spring a oil leak. Actually quite a bad one. It was pissing oil everywhere.
It was easily found. For some reason the cam cover decided to crack by itself. I guess heat caused it. For no reason there it was with a small crack in it. Oil was sweeping through the crack.
So I had 2 choices. Buy a scruffy replacement from the scrappie or get my polished one repaired.
Fortunately it’s aluminium so it’s easily welded. So I left it in the hands of Peter my tig welding man.
Within an hour it’s all repaired. So I replace the cam cover with a new gasket set. I give the car a good degrease and wash down to get rid of the oil mess the leak made.
Sorted.
The other little problem I had with her was I was driving along quite happily and there was a almighty loud bang come from the steering. I didn’t hit a pot hole or anything. Sounded like the tire blew out. I noticed that the car was leaning over with the passenger side front wheel pushed into the wheel arch.
At first I thought the coil over spring had snapped so once I got home I took the front wheel off to investigate. Nope nothing wrong with the spring. Looks like I needed to strip it right down. Once I had it all on the bench the fault soon made itself known. For some reason the camber adjustment had worked loose and finally gave up and slipped to its minimum setting. I soon had it re adjusted, fully tightened and back on the car.
Sorted.
I’m considering making a big change to the car this winter.
I’m tired of the 4 cylinder turbo. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good engine but it’s just not right. Yes it’s quite fast but is not very smooth. Loads of lag and you have to rev the tits out of it to get any power.
Now owning another m2 turbo it’s amazing how 2 cars with the same engine can be so different.
My Ferrari is much better. It’s tight and goes like stink.
This summer was hell when driving the lambo. It has no air conditioning so you simply cook inside when in traffic.
So I’ve been looking into a new engine for the lambo and fitting air conditioning.
Ok so to do this I could just buy a Camry whip the engine out and hey presto. Unfortunately it’s not that simple.
After having long chats with Paul woods at woodsport, because I want air conditioning along with the V6 upgrade it’s going to be much better if I buy a mr2 donor already converted.
This way I have everything ready. Wiring looms, engine, hardware etc.
So I need to find a suitable donor. Now we all know that these are not growing on trees. Finding one all ready really is rocking horse poop.
You wouldn’t beleave it. One came up. Yes it’s a lot of money and much more then you’d normally pay for any mr2 today but it’s ready to rock. It even has air conditioning.
I drove up to Birmingham to view the car and the owner took me for a spin.
I’ve never been in a V6 MR2. Oh WOW! what a difference. All that low down torque. It’s so smooth. Not to,forget the V6 sound when you give it some beans. It’s quite fast as well. Plenty enough for our roads.
This setup will transform the lambo into something new.
It will even sound a lot more like a Lamborghini. Especially when I straight pipe it  Shocked
I didn’t hesitate and soon placed a deposit.
I know it’s sad to strip a nice V6 mr2 for its parts but I have no other way to get all the correct parts.
I’m going to use 80% of the car by transplanting it into the Lambo. The last photos are of the engine bay of the donor mr2.
I’m going to fit the engine, gearbox, subframe, driveshafts. Basically the whole running gear. Also the dashboard, air conditioning system, clocks and the complete wiring loom, everything to get the engine and aircon working.
So for this project I’m going to need a few tools again. I need a new marquee tent do carry out the work during the winter. I’m also need a scissor lift again to get the cars into the air considering the engines drop out of the bottom.
As always the whole project will be right here so you all can keep tabs on my progress.
That’s it for now. More to follow soon.

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Read October 07, 2018, 08:29:30 PM #589
APDevelopments

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