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

Please post current V8 projects IN BUILD NOW in here, Any non relavent posts will be removed,

Moderator: phpBB2 - Administrators

Random
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:38 pm
Location: North Yorkshire

Post by Random »

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!



gelmonkey
Sergeant Monkey Face
Posts: 1307
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:58 am
Location: plymouth

Post by gelmonkey »

Totally and utterly mental work
That’s proper work not the stupid stuff I work with
Keep the updates coming mate
P

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

Post by Mark »

Front end off the dolly wheels

Image

Cross member and rack fitted

Image

Struts and brakes on

Image

Image

Rear end work

Image

Image

Image

Wheels don't fit :(

Image

Had to get the hammer out

Image

Now they fit but the arches are a mess :(

Image

Plenty more to do !
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

stevieturbo
Forum Contributor
Forum Contributor
Posts: 3628
Joined: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:22 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

Post by stevieturbo »

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

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

Post by Mark »

Thanks mate, sticker hides up the weld a treat :oops:
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

v8trev
Helpful or Confused
Helpful or Confused
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:04 pm

Post by v8trev »

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

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

Post by Mark »

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!
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

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

Post by Mark »

Yearly update :oops:

Made rear strut brace

Image

Image

Image

Rear callipers fitted

Image

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

Image

Image

Image

Image

Fitted new door wire grommets

Image

Image

Glass and door innards in

Image

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

Image

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

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

More pics to follow if this worked
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

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

Post by Mark »

Heater blower refurbed

Image

Image

Headlights fitted

Image

Image

Fitting out under bonnet

Image

Image

Now back to the wiring, which is major boring $hit for me and is taking too long due to a lack of enthusiasm :-?
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

User avatar
ChrisJC
Top Dog
Top Dog
Posts: 4750
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:13 pm
Location: Northants / Cambs
Contact:

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

Post by ChrisJC »

Love it.

Chris.
--
Series IIA 4.6 V8
R/R P38 4.6 V8

stevieturbo
Forum Contributor
Forum Contributor
Posts: 3628
Joined: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:22 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

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

Post by stevieturbo »

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

DEVONMAN
Top Dog
Top Dog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Croydon UK

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

Post by DEVONMAN »

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.
1950 A40 Devon Hotrod with 5.0 twin turbo RV8.
EDIS8 wasted spark, Holley Injection.
Been as far as the Moon and back in 57 years of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


Image

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

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

Post by Mark »

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 ?

Image

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.
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

DEVONMAN
Top Dog
Top Dog
Posts: 1426
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Croydon UK

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

Post by DEVONMAN »

Prices have zoomed. I paid £1800 for a new T56 about 2 years ago.
1950 A40 Devon Hotrod with 5.0 twin turbo RV8.
EDIS8 wasted spark, Holley Injection.
Been as far as the Moon and back in 57 years of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


Image

Mark
Knows His Stuff
Knows His Stuff
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: Essex

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

Post by Mark »

A engine at last

Image427 by Mark V8, on Flickr
302 V8 Sierra 5 door sleeper under way

Post Reply

Return to “Your Garage Scene”