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Old 12-09-2015, 05:28 PM
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Very interesting history Neville--thanks. In a small-world coincidence, I actually was invited to tour the St. Helens Pilkington plant back in the day: My Dad was in the glass business for some 40 years in California and did regular business with Pilkington. When I was about 14, he took the family to Europe and one of our stops was the Pilkington factory, where we were guests of my Dad's sales rep. It was the first time I ever got to see glass being fabricated from raw sand.

That was around 1972. If I'd had enough foresight, I could have snagged a XJ13 windscreen then!

Damn! Shoulda, woulda, coulda......

They're still making it there today. Check this out--there's a cool 3 minute video at the bottom of the page.
Pilkington in St Helens: look inside the glass factory - Liverpool Echo

Cheers!

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I found another XJ13 build here if anyone is interested https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/med...type=3&fref=nf
 
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:49 PM
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Wow--thanks Cambo. Looks like a pretty righteous machine. Who designed the exhaust? Frank Gehry?
 
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I just stumbled across it on Facebook so I don't know anything more about it.
 
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:06 PM
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Spinsky,
I just stumbled onto this post and had to read through all of the previous entries. What an ambitious project and what a gorgeous automobile. Are you going to allow visitors to ogle it? I'm up in the bay area a couple of times a year and would make a special trip to see it.

Congratulations!
 
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:10 PM
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tberg:

R U kidding?!? Who would do a project like this and NOT want folks to see it!

I'm up in Marin County and welcome any like-minded fools to come by and check us out when it gets here. I was just given word from the builder Friday that the last missing part (rear windscreen) has just arrived, so all that remains for completion (I am informed) is final tuning on the dyno. If the stars align, the car may actually go on a truck before the end of '15 and arrive here soon after. I'll definitely write again when that happens. Meanwhile, shoot me a PM and we can exchange contact info.

Regards,

Scott
 
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Thanks for the video and all the pictures. This is an awesome project. I hope to see it someday.
 
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Was the car ever delivered?
 
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:58 PM
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Still waiting, if you can believe it. There have been numerous drivetrain problems, mostly with the fuel injection and cooling apparently. I just wait. Gave up asking for an ETA long ago.... I'm told things finally got sorted on the FI, so hopefully we're close.
I'm gonna try attaching some pix--not sure if I already posted these or not. They are all from my inspection at RCR back in August 2015--essentially a year ago.
If indeed the vehicle ever is completed and delivered, I'll rejoice and post some new shots. Any and all will be welcome to check it out. Thx for your interest.
 
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I've had this model at RCR bookmarked for about six months now. I'm seriously thinking about making it my next project instead of a FFR GTM. I know it is quiet frustrating having a car stuck in purgatory, but given the exotic nature of a custom built FI for a V12, I think you are actually in pretty good shape. I've seen far simpler builds progress worse than this. Good luck!!
 
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Are there any updates on this great car? How is it driving etc. Thanks.
 
 
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