V8 Resin Rocket

  1. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Not the 3 pin plug Reliant variety but a '66 Jensen CV8 I have been working on for too many years. Finally have it running and starting to whittle away at the last jobs.......

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    And finally Cyril......(Posted for Spence427 as it's a V8!)

    MY_CAR2.jpg '83 Opel Manta Coupe with Ascona front end, Rover V8 & 5 speed. Photo taken '94 on Weston-Super-Mare beach.


     
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  2. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Congrats and she looks lovely.
     
  3. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Thanks. Lots to do still but nice to see it running. Driven up the drive and back a couple of times and I think it might be quite lively once run in! Don't think the 205 rear tyres will last long.
     
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  4. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Looks like there will be one or two ponies hiding under the hood.
     
  5. angellonewolf

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    looks good

    is it me or ford granada frount end and ford capri from the window screen back ?
     
  6. Wallace

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    I see what you're saying but Definitely all Opel. There was a Fiesta fog light on the rear valence for the Mot.
     
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  7. angellonewolf

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    hidden mussel car :thumbup:
     
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  8. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Hope so, forged stroker crank, rods & Pistons in a 383 Chrysler big block takes it to 438. Mild cam, 916 iron heads with stainless valves and a 750 Edelbrock carb.
     
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  9. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Empathise with the comment I've been on with it "too many years". My project falls in the same category but its woodwork holding up mine.

    Nice car the CV8, remember seeing a few on the roads in my formative years.



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  10. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Certainly plenty of torque as well then. Hope you didn't tell Mrs Wallace how much the engine rebuild cost. ;-)
     
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  11. Wallace

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    Cars not mine but feels like it!


    I admire the work you post on that car Ron, the wood and alloy is fantastic. I think the Jensen brothers started out with a 7 special, I'll look it up later.
     
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  12. spencer 427

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    Awesome work your doing there. Love them jensons. And thanks for the picture of the opel manta she looks good to.
     
  13. Wallace

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    I have some photos of the build, laughable now I look back as no internet was involved! Should scan them, particularly the exhaust fanimolds as there was welding involved. Should post some photos of the Jensen repairs too, there's a few stainless bits that came out well. Saw the Opel Manta recently, it's in Airdrie with a 350 Oldsmobile engine part fitted. Miss that car.
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Well, there's a good enough reason right there! :thumbup:
     
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  15. spencer 427

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    Yes definitely post.
     
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  16. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Lovely looking motor you have there Wallace. But all that wiring scares me to death, More posts please.
     
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  17. Wallace

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    Thanks. Doesn't scare me when laid out on that batten Gordon, wrapping it tight enough to keep the Lucas wiring loom smoke in does however! :laughing:
     
  18. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Is the Jensen the one with plywood floor ? Years ago I had some welding done on a cracked Regal Reliant chassis and garage owner showed me his own car - an early CV8. He said it originally belonged to a customer who had him visiting the factory several times to see it being build so had known the car since if was a brand new and just a pile of bits. He'd maintained it all it's life and eventually owner gave the car to the garage owner (owner might have died - long time ago so can't remember exactly). Only thing wrong with car was ply floor started to deteriorate so needed replacing but otherwise mint.
     
  19. Wallace

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    Steel chassis and floor moving on from the 541S, a wider version of the 541. I'm not aware of a ply floor in a Jensen CV8 but will endeavour to find out. Maybe a Ford V8 engined car pre CV8? My Father had a Wolseley with a wooden floor my brother stuck his foot through on move and ruined his school shoes, also played with the door handle and fell out on a roundabout. Kind that Father was he went round and picked him up!
     
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  20. gordon stephenson

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    My XK 120 and XK 150 had plywood floors,
     
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