M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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IanM wrote:
Spyder-finder wrote:To answer Ian M question raising the engine would cause the fan housing to hit the underside of the clam shell. Everything is very tight under there. There is also the possibility of the generator pulley hitting the rear upper chassis cross tube.
I have given all these options some consideration.
Why not use a flat fan... (can someone reduce the size of this image please?)
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Hi Ian
I can only speak for myself here but my pension fund wouldn't have stood for it... ;-)
However I love the battered open trumpets in this pic.

All the best

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Well it’s been a while, so I guess it’s time for an update.
I’ve now managed to put over a thousand miles under the ‘Brockleys’, so it’s a quick exhaust fettle (only a re-seal as the A6 has taken its toll) before the car goes into my local rolling road for a tune…
Hopefully work allowing I’ll change the oil at some point as well!

All the best folks

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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1000 miles - good going!
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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Afternoon All
So in the true DDK fashion of 'not leaving things well alone', it's time to tidy up a few little details (shinny stuff curtesy of Roger Bray and Fibersteel).
There's nothing major involved, just a few holes to drill...

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NB. next week you can expect requests for info on repair and repainting fibreglass... :-)

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Well the sun was out so I had a go at replacing the old 'toilet' latch covers with the correct Fibresteel version...

What we started with...
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Don't leave the seat up!
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What was underneath, the new latch covers hide the old holes (hurrah!)
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The new covers in place, the masking tape lines will clean off and I managed not to mess anything up...
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So I moved on to the bonnet crest...


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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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To misquote the 'Rave' generation...

Big badge...
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Little badge...
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The bit in between...
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And the attempts of a previous owner to fit the big badge!
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As I didn't fancy re-glassing and repainting, but the lower holes needed something to cover them, so it was the FiA (well a sticker) to the rescue!
So with some holes drilled in almost the right place and no paint ruined by drill slippage I moved to the rear...


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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Now the easy bit, just drill one new hole and replace the battered, old, 'sticky out' number plate with a nice new 'sticky on' one..

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All done at the rear, small badge and new plate fitted.
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Well that's it for now, I've done some work on and even drilled holes in my car, all without damaging any paint... I'll stop while I'm ahead! :lol:

All the best
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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Well done. My drill always jumps so I've not dared to use it on my car

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Subtle changes but it's little things like this that make all the difference ... 8)

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Re: M&W 550 Overhaul...

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Thanks guys
We’ll see how steady my hands and drill are when I have to drill holes in the ‘virgin’ fibreglass rear wing…

All the best
Ian F.


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