My V8 Sierra project ..... maybe I will finish this one !

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Post by Random » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:17 am

Some really beautiful work here! I have a soft spot for v8 sierra's but very few seem to be built to this kind of standard!



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Post by gelmonkey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:01 pm

Totally and utterly mental work
That’s proper work not the stupid stuff I work with
Keep the updates coming mate
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Post by Mark » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm

Front end off the dolly wheels

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Cross member and rack fitted

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Struts and brakes on

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Rear end work

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Wheels don't fit :(

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Had to get the hammer out

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Now they fit but the arches are a mess :(

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Plenty more to do !
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Post by stevieturbo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:09 pm

Superb work, and that diff cover turned out amazing !
9.85 @ 144.75mph
202mph standing mile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWRCDtiTQ0

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Post by Mark » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:39 pm

Thanks mate, sticker hides up the weld a treat :oops:
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Post by v8trev » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:46 pm

Great build - how the hell do you keep it all so clean whilst you are working on it?

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Post by Mark » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:45 pm

v8trev wrote:Great build - how the hell do you keep it all so clean whilst you are working on it?
Seems to stay fairly clean - gets a bit dusty and I blast it with the airline sometimes!
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Re: My V8 Sierra project ..... maybe I will finish this one !

Post by Mark » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:03 pm

Yearly update :oops:

Made rear strut brace

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Rear callipers fitted

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Cossy drive shafts were too long and had to get a shorter pair made

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Fitted new door wire grommets

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Glass and door innards in

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Loom is a bit of a mess and it taking me far too long to sort out....

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Got pi$$ed off with wiring and started on bulkhead panel

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More pics to follow if this worked
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Post by Mark » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Heater blower refurbed

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Headlights fitted

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Fitting out under bonnet

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Now back to the wiring, which is major boring $hit for me and is taking too long due to a lack of enthusiasm :-?
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Post by ChrisJC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:19 pm

Love it.

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Post by stevieturbo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:11 am

Looking great !
9.85 @ 144.75mph
202mph standing mile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWRCDtiTQ0

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Post by DEVONMAN » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:23 am

Great work Mark. Keep it up.
A question. Way back in your post you showed your first attempt at the gearbox mount. (The steel one). In the photo there is a black item attached to the gearbox, driver side. What is it?

Just aside, I'm amazed at the way Sierra parts prices heve zoomed up recently. Probably aimed at the Cossie restoration guys.
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EDIS8 wasted spark, Holley Injection.
Been as far as the Moon and back in 54 year of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


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Re: My V8 Sierra project ..... maybe I will finish this one !

Post by Mark » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:05 pm

DEVONMAN wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:23 am
Great work Mark. Keep it up.
A question. Way back in your post you showed your first attempt at the gearbox mount. (The steel one). In the photo there is a black item attached to the gearbox, driver side. What is it?

Just aside, I'm amazed at the way Sierra parts prices heve zoomed up recently. Probably aimed at the Cossie restoration guys.
Right hand side in this pic ?

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I think you're looking at part of the gearbox rubber mount, I got the gearbox and mount from a guy called Will Riley who bought all of the Rover stuff when they went bust - £800 for a new T56 seams cheap now as clapped out old T5's go for over a grand now :shock:

I paid £500 for the rolling shell with 2WD Cosworth running gear back then, prices are plain crazy now for parts.
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Post by DEVONMAN » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:57 pm

Prices have zoomed. I paid £1800 for a new T56 about 2 years ago.
1950 A40 Devon Hotrod with 5.0 twin turbo RV8. (10 things to make you smile)
EDIS8 wasted spark, Holley Injection.
Been as far as the Moon and back in 54 year of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


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