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by jmvv
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 11:40
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Restoration prices?

Thanks I J, for pointing out the error.

It should be 8x5x4.5
for 180 billable hours
by jmvv
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 13:31
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Restoration prices?

Rassie, The way I do it is as follows: I am a one man show with one workshop assistant. I calculate what my total workshop overheads are (workshop rent, insurance, utilities, workshop fuel bill, my salary, my assistant's wages etc) This amount I divide by 99 (22 hours per week times 4.5 weeks) This ...
by jmvv
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 14:09
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: No papers
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: No papers

Just me two cent's worth. We recently purchased a 1956 Series One Land Rover SWB that has just come out of a nut and bolt restoration. We were told that the paperwork is being sorted - that turned out not to be the case. Long story short: I had to go through the whole process from scratch. Police cl...
by jmvv
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:54
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Newbie! Advice needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Newbie! Advice needed please!

Welcome Nixon

The Galant was an excellent car, but with a very limited production run.
Drive train is fairly bulletproof, but you'll have to cultivate a relationship with the guys in the older spares shops.
The body was fairly soft and parts might be an issue.

Good luck.
by jmvv
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:50
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weber Masters, Where are you?
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Weber Masters, Where are you?

Try SP Carbs in Kempton Park
27 Modderhill Rd
Kempton Park
011 970 1861
by jmvv
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 12:10
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fibre glass advice needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Fibre glass advice needed.

My fibreglass supplier is AMT Composites in Johannesburg. They supply a silicone mould kit. This allows you to cast a silicone mould of the piece. Once cured, the silicone mould easily removes from the master. You can then cast the piece out of fibreglass resin and once cured you are left with an ex...
by jmvv
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration: where to begin
Replies: 14
Views: 1359

Re: Restoration: where to begin

DO NOT TOUCH THE CAR. GET THE CAR IN YOUR NAME. This can be done without roadworthy. Sort out all outstanding fees and fines on the car. If the above does not pan out, walk away from the project, as it will end up burning you in the long run. While busy with the above, define your vision for the pro...
by jmvv
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 16:48
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: SAPPHIRE V8
Replies: 39
Views: 2330

Re: SAPPHIRE V8

To the best of my knowledge, the RS500 Sapphires were built by JT Developments in Pretoria and sold through Steyn's Ford branches in the city. (They were also the guys that did the initial development of the 3.4 liter Essex V6 for Ford) The cars were Ghia spec with all the bells and whistles. They h...
by jmvv
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 17:11
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bad workers in S.A.
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Bad workers in S.A.

Rassie, I cannot agree with you more. It is extremely difficult to find good help. I also run a one man show. I currently have a friend who is between jobs, who assists me with the mechanical aspects. He is a great help, but the car audio side and custom fabrication is not his forte. I have my garde...
by jmvv
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 15:13
Forum: Technical
Topic: Automatic 3L Maxima gearbox problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Automatic 3L Maxima gearbox problem.

Rassie,

What kind of ATF does this box use?

Unless it uses the brown DOT6 fluid, that ATF in your picture looks decidedly burned.