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Title: simon v taps
Post by: xr4isparescentre on April 23, 2008, 23:23:43 PM
Only a couple of months before fordfair  and simon and taps have both said they will have their cars ready for the big day        What do you lot reckon  Simon v Taps Beauty against the Beast David and Goliath Whos gonna get there Lets have a vote  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on April 23, 2008, 23:33:06 PM
Tough call - with Taps' monster Thunder saloon complete all those amazing touches
or will Si show the Old master that a yound whipper snapper can do it
so we have si - stripped out and caged interior or Rt Hon Taps obe  with the interior he has swiped from the Snug in the local Pub -

Sorry lads to close to call
BUT SI - taps has been on his a while - but this recent new burst of energy - is it just so he gets he work of art to ford power to show you up
the plot thickens
stay tuned
Title: simon v taps
Post by: madasahatter on April 24, 2008, 00:13:28 AM
   This could be close im going for taps tho!!!    

    GO TAPS!!!!!  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Dave on April 24, 2008, 00:14:53 AM
Well Taps car is heavier I reckon due to all the thicker plate he has welded in  

No pressure lads
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 24, 2008, 01:07:09 AM
Quote from: fluff
Tough call - with Taps' monster Thunder saloon complete all those amazing touches
or will Si show the Old master that a yound whipper snapper can do it
so we have si - stripped out and caged interior or Rt Hon Taps obe  with the interior he has swiped from the Snug in the local Pub -

Sorry lads to close to call
BUT SI - taps has been on his a while - but this recent new burst of energy - is it just so he gets he work of art to ford power to show you up
the plot thickens
stay tuned

I know Taps has said Ford Fair but has he said what year?     Knowing my luck I'll get struck down by a nasty hospitalising illness now and struggle LOL. Gonna be a good year for Ford Fair.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 24, 2008, 10:56:35 AM
Hang on here a mo, do I get to put mine in Barrys work shop for a month for him to do jobs on it   , as that alters the odds somewhat    

And its the cars make it onto the stand under there own steam just so we get the rules right  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 24, 2008, 11:06:43 AM
Quote from: Taps
Hang on here a mo, do I get to put mine in Barrys work shop for a month for him to do jobs on it   , as that alters the odds somewhat    

And its the cars make it onto the stand under there own steam just so we get the rules right  
LOL mine drives just doesn't look pretty yet. I'm at a slight disadvantage on the comfort stakes too - I'm sitting on a wheel rim in the footwell :-( No posh sofa and armchairs for me :-( Gotta get me finger out and get it done. Welding up the tunnel tonight. After that it's full steam ahead.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 24, 2008, 12:01:03 PM
Quote from: xr4isparescentre
What do you lot reckon  Simon v Taps Beauty against the Beast David and Goliath Whos gonna get there Lets have a vote  

Beauty vs the beast? I wont ask which one of us is which LMAO
Title: simon v taps
Post by: TwinTurbo on April 24, 2008, 20:54:46 PM
You could always bet on my Saphh as the outsider wildcard.... I am confident it will be ready for summertime......


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and its the cars make it onto the stand under there own steam just so we get the rules right
 Didn't we have to push you back on last year

I think I will be lucky if I have the scorpio back on the road, let alone the sapphy finished. That would leave me in The MK1 24v Mondeo....

BUT.. I get my nice new garage in 2 weeks, so things may speed up....

TT
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 24, 2008, 21:04:24 PM
Quote from: TwinTurbo
You could always bet on my Saphh as the outsider wildcard.... I am confident it will be ready for summertime......
  Didn't we have to push you back on last year

I think I will be lucky if I have the scorpio back on the road, let alone the sapphy finished. That would leave me in The MK1 24v Mondeo....

BUT.. I get my nice new garage in 2 weeks, so things may speed up....

TT

Was on stand just couldnt get it to go backwards  

Mondeo be alright for the show m8 ya can park next to Barry  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: TwinTurbo on April 24, 2008, 21:40:37 PM
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Mondeo be alright for the show m8 ya can park next to Barry

I would want a bit of company on the stand before 1pm  

TT
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 24, 2008, 21:44:39 PM
Quote from: xr4isparescentre
Only a couple of months before fordfair  


You could be on ya own any way, by looks of it his going in July rest of us will be there in August      
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on April 24, 2008, 22:42:19 PM
Well if we get there in July we can secure the loungers by the Pool
lol
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 25, 2008, 09:25:04 AM
Quote from: fluff
Well if we get there in July we can secure the loungers by the Pool
lol


Well I was going to start a thread taking bets on what time Barry would turn up this year    but little point now  

And i bet you still find the germans towels on them loungers in July  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: TwinTurbo on April 25, 2008, 14:41:18 PM
 

TT
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 25, 2008, 16:02:42 PM
Quote from: Taps
Hang on here a mo, do I get to put mine in Barrys work shop for a month for him to do jobs on it   , as that alters the odds somewhat    

And its the cars make it onto the stand under there own steam just so we get the rules right  
 I can send ya a post card from me little tunnel mounted post box when I'm there   Cheeky git LOL. I thought you appreciated good fabrication.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 25, 2008, 19:41:04 PM
Quote from: Taps
Hang on here a mo, do I get to put mine in Barrys work shop for a month for him to do jobs on it   , as that alters the odds somewhat    

And its the cars make it onto the stand under there own steam just so we get the rules right  
Thought I'd beat ya to it ya piss taking git    

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z320/3door4x4/taps_pisstake.jpg)

LOL
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Owain on April 25, 2008, 20:55:23 PM
and i bet ya still wait ages for pat and his twat to come get the letters out of it
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 25, 2008, 21:05:50 PM
Quote from: Owain
and i bet ya still wait ages for pat and his twat to come get the letters out of it
Our twat usually puts next doors letters in our box and ours in the next street. Lost count of the number of times the credit card payment has been late because of it.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 25, 2008, 21:39:31 PM
Quote from: Simon 3 door
Thought I'd beat ya to it ya piss taking git    

Ya lucky I had ta go out to some twat who put petrol in his oil burner else ya wouldnt have been quick enough to beat me to it      
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 25, 2008, 22:21:46 PM
Quote from: Simon 3 door
I can send ya a post card from me little tunnel mounted post box when I'm there   Cheeky git LOL. I thought you appreciated good fabrication.

I do

     
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 25, 2008, 22:58:17 PM
Quote from: Taps
I do

   
LOL that's cheating - a 200 Ton transfer press in Genk did the hard bit       All you did was get your electric Pritt stick out and glue it in.    
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 25, 2008, 23:06:52 PM
Quote from: Simon 3 door
LOL that's cheating - a 200 Ton transfer press in Genk did the hard bit       All you did was get your electric Pritt stick out and glue it in.    

Hard bit, yeah right  

If ya had took the time to look through this http://fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=149]http://fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=149 before you started the front of ya house would still have somewhere for ya post to go          
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on April 25, 2008, 23:24:51 PM
Cool this is getting good
Pyschological Warfare
so what kinda wallpaper are you planning to fit to match the lovely leather settee Taps - dont forget some of those nice brass wall light fittings
will look lovely
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 25, 2008, 23:44:17 PM
Quote from: fluff
Cool this is getting good
Pyschological Warfare
so what kinda wallpaper are you planning to fit to match the lovely leather settee Taps - dont forget some of those nice brass wall light fittings
will look lovely
PMSL the Tapsmobile will look great with its suppliers logo's on the body - ILVA, Kingdom of Leather and Habitat      Maybe the patio heater and BBQ might slow it down on the Hangar Straight though??

Baz was right - on any other site this would be taken the wrong way      love it. All hail Ford Power. Taps and MOB - hats off to ya. Other sites don't come close!!
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 26, 2008, 17:35:36 PM
Quote from: Simon 3 door
Maybe the patio heater and BBQ might slow it down on the Hangar Straight though??

Did you not know I do bacon sannys out of the back of my 4i's at shows then.

This year as a added feature you be able to watch DVDs on the mointors in the back of the head rests as well, thats if ya dont spend all ya time walking the track looking for ya teeth after a trip round in ya bone shaker  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 26, 2008, 17:57:03 PM
Just incase your your getting complacent heres a little snipet for you to ponder

   
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on April 26, 2008, 18:39:21 PM
[quote name='Taps' date='Apr 26 2008, 05:35 PM' post='32656']
Did you not know I do bacon sannys out of the back of my 4i's at shows then.

Dont SI thAt he will definately get the car ready if he knows Taps' With serving a pig in a bap....
Mind you usually enuff of them walking about
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 26, 2008, 22:17:22 PM
Quote from: Taps
Just incase your your getting complacent heres a little snipet for you to ponder

   

Looking good Taps. Could do with Capri / New Holland tractor blue rocker covers though    

Measuring up for my seat mounts tomorrow - another job for the electric Pritt stick before the final coat of white to the interior. Won't be long before the cage goes in.

Really looking forward to seeing 2 very different 24v powered 3 doors taking pride of place at Silverstone. Also looking forward to that bacon buttie - crispy with brown sauce   yum.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Owain on April 26, 2008, 22:28:08 PM
So whats with the climbing frame in the car then si, is it so you can play in all weathers lol
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 26, 2008, 22:31:20 PM
Quote from: Simon 3 door

Measuring up for my seat mounts tomorrow - another job for the electric Pritt stick before the final coat of white to the interior.


Spose plating the floor to take the weight is easier then going on a diet      
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 26, 2008, 22:40:31 PM
Quote from: Taps
Spose plating the floor to take the weight is easier then going on a diet      
lmao I recon at this rate the TS is gonna weigh a good 250kg more than mine so I've still got a bit of leeway on the power to weight side of things.

Quote from: Owain
So whats with the climbing frame in the car then si, is it so you can play in all weathers lol
Safety first O. On that subject I've got your booster seat on order...  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: TwinTurbo on April 26, 2008, 22:51:42 PM
Looks just liked Sidi's engine bay......

TT
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 26, 2008, 22:57:47 PM
Quote from: TwinTurbo
Looks just liked Sidi's engine bay......

TT
Did think that - Sidi's is auto too hence the tranny dip stick (and by that I didn't mean Taps with lipstick and a dress on) - Sidi's also has the trademark RT Auto's black engine bay paint... hmmm

Quote from: Taps
Just incase your your getting complacent heres a little snipet for you to ponder

   
LOL cheeky fooker - TT doubted ya and looking close - eagle eye Si spotted an anomoly with the master cylinder. Ehem... a non ABS master cylinder Taps????????? C'mon at least ya could have Photoshopped it in      

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jTJFsa49-3o&feature=related]http://youtube.com/watch?v=jTJFsa49-3o&feature=related

Cheats never prosper!!!!
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 26, 2008, 23:59:13 PM
Quote from: Taps
if ya dont spend all ya time walking the track looking for ya teeth after a trip round in ya bone shaker  
LOL mine are still fixed to me gums... best you don't go for a ride in it though        
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 27, 2008, 06:10:40 AM
Quote
Just incase your getting complacent heres a little snipet for you to ponder

For you to ponder I did say   , just keep looking in your rear view mirror m8 and with your other eye look out the front and your see my arse end leaving you in dust      

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eagle eye Si spotted an anomoly with the master cylinder


I'd take that eye out and give it a polish m8 cos if it never spotted that straight off took TT to get it looking  

Quote
a non ABS master cylinder Taps????????? C'mon at least ya could have Photoshopped it in

Yeah I could have done that very easy but then it wouldnt have been as the car is now

Thing to also ponder is who built Sidies, who fits Bosch batteries and who decided to go with the standard servo brakes after all   as the saying goes dont mess with perfection  

So keep pondering away m8  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: TwinTurbo on April 27, 2008, 07:03:53 AM
can't pull the woll over my eyes

TT
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 27, 2008, 17:12:31 PM
Made some more progress today.

Trans tunnel cover plate seam sealed and in primer. Tidied some under bonnet wiring, Speedo cable routed and passed through the bulkhead.

Planned out how to relocate the fuse box - requires a spacer and a seal - something to mock up in card and make out of sheet steel. Just need to hoof it about 2" closer to the wiper motor and lift it up a smidge. It will then clear the out rigger of the roll cage as it passes through the bulkhead to the turret.

Had a play with the cluster. The cluster is a hybrid.The rev counter never worked in the donor so I didn't expect it to work in the 3 door, but it was worth a try (after all it could have been a bad wire). Bugger - nope nothing.

Found a Saff Cossie 4 pot rev counter in the shed which I re-calibrated for a 6 pot setup and installed it into the cluster with the stainless dial face. Result. Now have a working rev counter. Calibration needs tweaking when I get a digital tacho hooked up but at idle its showing about 900 rpm. Can't be far off.

Also got Grandads shed almost cleared out - Fluff popped in and loaded his Mondy with Sierra bits so he's a happy bunny now. Lots of spares and trim bits for Fluff2.

Also started to attack some of the body with wet & dry in places where I thought there were rust bubbles - turned out to be a reaction in the paint itself. Result again. Just got 2 small holes - one in each front door lower - nothing serious. Each is about 5mm dia.

Last night's curry was a good one. All I can say is good job I wasn't gas welding today and that Grandad's downstairs loo came in handy. Guts a little delicate so I'm resting up.

Had a measure up for the seat base mounts - sussed how I'm going to do it - got some tube and plate coming this week so will do those next weekend. This week I'm concentrating on prepping for paint.

   
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 27, 2008, 20:26:28 PM
Quote from: Taps
For you to ponder I did say   , just keep looking in your rear view mirror m8 and with your other eye look out the front and your see my arse end leaving you in dust      

Ere Taps was it your car I just saw on Pimp My Ride???

   

Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 27, 2008, 20:50:11 PM
     

Very good    

Been thinking about your seat, was given a pic of you on ya scooter

 

Title: simon v taps
Post by: xr4isparescentre on April 27, 2008, 20:56:10 PM
       
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 27, 2008, 21:10:30 PM
lmfao the Mrs just said how like me that looked from the back. She don't need your encouragement!! I do fit (snugly) in me Cobra Imola II's though and they are the older narrower ones  

I've got the typical Hurr family belly    did lose it a few years ago and at the same time ended up with a boney face - looked like I needed a good dinner      Need to find a happy medium!
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on April 27, 2008, 21:24:56 PM

happy MEDIUM
is that the size they call it lol
love the WoolPack deluxe custom interior - but still looks there is room for a nice carvary and maybe a patio garden in the boot lol
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Owain on April 27, 2008, 21:32:16 PM
Been up to collect me car after taps done the welding on it, nice job on the welding and you need an exhuast fitted so that it's a fair competition on the V6 sound off in the hanger competition, engine fits in the bay nicely and looks right at home in there, won't be long now.
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 27, 2008, 21:35:28 PM
Tis a bit loud aint it       , side exit pipe work to do yet  
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Owain on April 27, 2008, 21:38:03 PM
Quote from: Taps
Tis a bit loud aint it       , side exit pipe work to do yet  
bet your neighbours are glad there half a mile away      
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Rhys on April 27, 2008, 22:10:03 PM
Quote from: Owain
bet your neighbours are glad there half a mile away      

Shame we wern't. Only just got my hearing back now lol
Title: simon v taps
Post by: Taps on April 28, 2008, 08:21:45 AM
Quote from: Simon 3 door
Made some more progress today.

Is that all, yours should have been finished by now thinking about it, I mean its only a track car, what is there really to do apart fromt strip it out, chuck a engine in, roll cage and seat, few cans of Dulux and a brush, weekends work really      



Title: simon v taps
Post by: Simon 3 door on April 28, 2008, 08:38:32 AM
Quote from: Taps
Is that all, yours should have been finished by now thinking about it, I mean its only a track car, what is there really to do apart fromt strip it out, chuck a engine in, roll cage and seat, few cans of Dulux and a brush, weekends work really      
LOL it's at the stage where the Dulux on the inside is next, then the cage then the outside Dulux. Now stop mithering me and graft a Rolls Royce grill on with your electric pritt stick    
Title: simon v taps
Post by: fluff on June 03, 2008, 23:40:22 PM
UPDATES LADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simons is getting the Dulux out this week
and Master Taps will be on the ball soon
When i saw the Car at Taps' it was looking good - and not too far too go mate