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  1. I would commit to the original colour, black, which looks superb on the S2. Vinyl wrapping belongs to a different scene altogether and a classic car should never, ever, ever be wrapped IMO. Engine transplant idea is intriguing though...
  2. And what is the purpose of them anyway? I'm tossing up whether to put them on or not...
  3. Gis so you have the PNM replaccement kit for the S3/Turbo? I believe this is different to the rear caliper kit PNM sell for the S1/S2: So far looks like no one one here has tried it on their S1/S2 yet.
  4. I think there are two different sizes going through the engine cover on the S2.
  5. Good news, Roland has generously offered to provide a sample part for copying. Luckily his heater box is out at the moment awaiting refurbishing so the part should be easy to remove. I might look into 3D printing, I like the idea of scanning and reproducing an exact copy. If the cost frightens me off, it's off to the machine shop...
  6. Not a bad idea! I need to find however an original part to have it reproduced. Mine has actually now snapped in two so is pretty much useless as a model. Spoke with the plater, appartently it is the cleaning process and degreasing process that eats at the diecast, not the zinc-plating itself. I didn't have a lot of small parts so it's unfortunate that the part wasn't identified as not steel. I guess I've learnt my lesson...
  7. Matt Watts unfortunately never had the shorter ones made, only the longer ones. The metal is so thin now I can bend the whole piece with my fingers.
  8. Yeah on reflection that was a dumb thing to do now that I know zinc plating eats at cast alloy. I've bought the longer one from Matt Watts before, as my original one had snapped, I'll send him a PM.
  9. Have started reassembling heater box. Didn't get very far before I discovered that plater has ruined a few parts, namely I think those made of cast alloy. Looks like zinc plating eats at the alloy: So now I have this thingo used to adjust the flaps inside the box that has had half its metal eaten away and is ruined. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? It's the yellow part on here:
  10. I have to admit I'm thoroughly confused by the sudden flurry of activity on this thread. I thought this project died a long time ago with no prospect of resurrection?
  11. Picked up some parts I'd left at Pioneer Plating in Sydney. The black parts are black zinc plated with a satin clear coat over the top.
  12. Axminster alloy fuel tanks do not come with holes predrilled on the side mounting brackets, so measured and drilled a hole, (being very careful not to drill through the tank!), then fitted a rivnut: Bolt now secures the tank through the side from the engine bay:
  13. Great find! Keep it black. Having one white and one black would be cool. Where's the engine?
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