1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - New Photographs (Page 5)

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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by mattywatsit » 23 Aug 2011 09:56 pm

volvosneverdie wrote:Great work. Looks awesome man. 8)
Cheers mate - I am very happy with them 8)
SteveP wrote:That looks stunning - they should've always had black headlight surrounds from the factory :)
Thanks Steve - I agree! They look much better in black - looks good with the black grille.
Nimminz wrote:Looks good mate, did mine last night / this morning, Does and half make a difference!

Still got to level mine though.

Aye saturday, will be good i reckons!
It really does make a difference mate yeah! Can't wait to see what they look like on yours!

Dad helped me level mine last night - used the Haynes manual and an industrial estate in the dusk... wasn't too hard - took about 40mins :D
Evoman wrote:The car looks great matt! Can we have a meet in the midlands so we can all be there haha
Cheers mate! Yeah a meet in the midlands area sounds good to me! Would attract more cars than a local meet... we shall have to see if we can arrange something at some point.

Matt.

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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - 440 wheels (Page 2)

Post by jon-ovlov » 23 Aug 2011 10:09 pm

mattywatsit wrote:
Beauty... and the BEAST! :lol:
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Car look CLEAN!! Especially in that shot, it is awesome how the black surrounds change the whole look of the car. Looks great lad!
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Give neighbours thumbs up
Rev engine to 7K
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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by Speedy88 » 23 Aug 2011 10:20 pm

Looks good man, I really hate working in a rush to get a car finished before work. Kinda takes the enjoyment out of it for me (horrible memories of doing the gearbox in the winter rain for 3 days straight)
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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by jon-ovlov » 23 Aug 2011 10:22 pm

Speedy88 wrote:Looks good man, I really hate working in a rush to get a car finished before work. Kinda takes the enjoyment out of it for me (horrible memories of doing the gearbox in the winter rain for 3 days straight)
"Shudders at the mentioning of struggling with a gear box." :( Wasn't in the rain, but I feel your pain.
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Speedy88 wrote: Leave choke on, idling obnoxiously until neighbours peer out windows at the noisy exhaust
Give neighbours thumbs up
Rev engine to 7K
Exit street sideways
Win at life.

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Post by mattywatsit » 23 Aug 2011 10:36 pm

Yeah Speedy your right it does take the fun out of working on the car.... still sometimes it's the only time to work on the car.

Bad news re: the gearbox!

Yours just about sorted Jon?

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Post by jon-ovlov » 23 Aug 2011 10:44 pm

mattywatsit wrote:Yeah Speedy your right it does take the fun out of working on the car.... still sometimes it's the only time to work on the car.
Yuup! running wise not yet, have got a box off foggy which he kindly donated. needs an overhall though as the main front bearing has a significant amount of play. It had done 200K miles though. Prop company is sorting stuff out with the prop, and will hopefully pay for a replacement box and the labour to fit it. So it's all going ok at the mo, thanks for asking! :D
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Speedy88 wrote: Leave choke on, idling obnoxiously until neighbours peer out windows at the noisy exhaust
Give neighbours thumbs up
Rev engine to 7K
Exit street sideways
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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by mattywatsit » 23 Aug 2011 10:48 pm

jon-ovlov wrote:
mattywatsit wrote:Yeah Speedy your right it does take the fun out of working on the car.... still sometimes it's the only time to work on the car.
Yuup! running wise not yet, have got a box off foggy which he kindly donated. needs an overhall though as the main front bearing has a significant amount of play. It had done 200K miles though. Prop company is sorting stuff out with the prop, and will hopefully pay for a replacement box and the labour to fit it. So it's all going ok at the mo, thanks for asking! :D
Good stuff mate! Glad it is all moving on - must be damn frustrating! At least the company who made your prop are taking responsibility :D

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Post by jon-ovlov » 23 Aug 2011 11:32 pm

:D Yeah, it's great to be fair. Very professional, so far. They've been good enough to admit a mistake, which you don't get from most companies nowadays.
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Speedy88 wrote: Leave choke on, idling obnoxiously until neighbours peer out windows at the noisy exhaust
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Post by mattywatsit » 27 Aug 2011 09:57 pm

Pictures coming at you all - It was a good little mini-meet! :D

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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by foggyjames » 03 Sep 2011 01:00 am

Here, who's pinched my car! sm56

The box I donated was knackered by a bent clutch output shaft. It was run with the shaft bent for 20-30k miles (before I had it), but didn't get any worse (over 25k miles) once it was fixed. Everything except the bearing(s) should be OK, mind you.

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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by Evoman » 03 Sep 2011 08:34 am

its because those 440 wheels look cracking on a 360
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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - Black Headlights (Page 4

Post by mattywatsit » 20 Sep 2011 10:15 pm

Alright everyone,

I have some new pictures for you all - I went for a drive on Sunday after spending a couple of hours cleaning the Ovlov, went on a great back road that is around here that I often cycle along, first time driving it though!

I have edited a few of the photos ready for viewing, they are as below:

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Comments as usual please :D

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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - New Photographs (Page 5)

Post by L14MNP » 20 Sep 2011 10:22 pm

Awesme pics mate. I really like how much they jump out at you, but aren't played about with too much.

Just how I like mine!

I know that road, i'm sure. Is it the one from Warden law to Murton and or Seaham?
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Post by mattywatsit » 20 Sep 2011 10:51 pm

L14MNP wrote:Awesme pics mate. I really like how much they jump out at you, but aren't played about with too much.

Just how I like mine!

I know that road, i'm sure. Is it the one from Warden law to Murton and or Seaham?
Cheers for the comments mate! :D and yeah It is indeed that very same road - awesome road isn't it!

Matt.

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Post by L14MNP » 20 Sep 2011 10:54 pm

mattywatsit wrote:
L14MNP wrote:Awesme pics mate. I really like how much they jump out at you, but aren't played about with too much.

Just how I like mine!

I know that road, i'm sure. Is it the one from Warden law to Murton and or Seaham?
Cheers for the comments mate! :D and yeah It is indeed that very same road - awesome road isn't it!

Matt.
It can be, it's a right little rally stage in the right car. Not amazing in an N/A derv 106 like!

Will keep an eye out for you. I'm only in Houghton, about 3 miles away from Warden Law. Can't hear the karts on a weekend anymore come to think of it... :lol:
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