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1922

United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Aug 2010 :  19:49:45  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's my Rapier. Bought it in 1986 and had it ever since apart from three or four years while a good friend of mine owned it (but that's another story).
Under bonnet is an 1840 Holbay Marathon guesstimated at 130bhp. It has lowered suspension (one inch) with spax shocks all round, wheels are 7x15 TSW alloys with 195x50x50 tyres. Pretty much every mechanical part has been replaced during the 17 or so years that I drove it as my every day car.

At the SROC National (possibly 2001):




At home - around 2002 (I think):







Again in 2006 - not looking so good now. Mechanically perfect but suffering rust in sills and front panel.






Edited by - 1922 on 20 Sep 2018 19:38:53

Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2010 :  14:37:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you built that engine up now?
What power will that put out as its something very special


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavn Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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1922

United Kingdom
549 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2010 :  21:42:17  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Jon,
I'm leaving the engine in bits until the Rapier is roadworthy. I'm keeping it in the dry (next to the TV!) and if I build it I'll never be able to lift it out of the house .

I've got a full race cam, that's full race for a 1725, but for a 1922 it should work well as a fast road cam. Coltec guesstimated 150-160bhp with fuel injection (if I don't run out of money!). That makes it about the 10-20bhp more powerful than my Vectra, even with the fuel injection gubbins the Rapier will be 350 kilos lighter, so it should be fun. When the fuel injection is done it will be set up on the dyno - so I'll find out what the power output really is.

The engine uses a Holbay race cam, Avenger pistons, a modified big-valve head and a new inlet manifold (very similar to a normal Holbay but larger diameter and thicker to allow the injectors to be fitted), and lightened flywheel.


Edited by - 1922 on 20 Sep 2018 19:41:33
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2010 :  09:55:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What management system you going to be running then if your using injection over carb?
Are you using throttle bodies on the webber manifold?


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavn Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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1922

United Kingdom
549 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2010 :  13:36:31  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yup - throttle bodies on the weber manifold - probably Jenvey. I might retain the H120 filter box and double-handled-saucepan type air-filter.

I live quite close (45 miles) to Emerald 3D (http://www.emeraldm3d.com) so the plan is to get it running on the webers and then drive to Emerald3d and give them money.

They have done a few conversions of old british stuff to fuel injection so this seemed like the best plan. They appear to know what they are doing, and while I understand the principles of fuel injection I've got zero experience.


Edited by - 1922 on 25 Aug 2010 13:42:19
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2010 :  16:46:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thottle bodies all the way They aint cheap though bet your looking around a grand just for a basic set up, and then there is all the set up money
I recon you will have a nice little engine set up there with a very good power output.
Now all you got to do is get it done


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavn Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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argonaut

Hungary
39 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2011 :  20:12:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have many fond memories of going out in that car and I too hope to see it again someday.

Edited by - argonaut on 25 Sep 2018 09:51:55
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2011 :  21:19:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dont worry shes in safe hands
Picked a few panels up today for her. Got to go and see about a few more bits in a few weeks to


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,

Edited by - Jon on 02 Oct 2011 22:26:28
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2011 :  22:24:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Edited by - Jon on 02 Oct 2011 22:26:17
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argonaut

Hungary
39 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2011 :  20:23:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to hear Jon, please keep us informed of your progress, I always enjoy a good restoration thread. Good luck :-)
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2011 :  21:03:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A good resto thread is always nice to follow!
What's the status of the blue one?
What has to be done to it?


'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2011 :  15:46:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you've got enough to do then...
Kind of have the same problem... Only thing is we do have enough space... Which means we end up having 3 cars apart and not knowing what to do first...

That's why I haven't done anything to my fastback since last day of august...

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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pollystag

68 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2019 :  20:16:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm new here so are there any updates on this car? it should be out and about by now.
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