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siegfried

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« on: October 06, 2013, 15:52:25 »
Hallo
   Finally we started the restoration of my frua
   As you can see the gearbox is a zf  the same the used by Maserati and the GT40.
   Likely its all factory fitted
   You can also find the picture from the air extractor
   Gr Siegfried
   
   
   
   
   
   

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 17:32:59 »
Hi Siegried,
   
   Nice work but it's not a GT40 gearbox, they used an alloy-cased ZF 5DS25 transaxle.
   
   Cheers,
   
   Jeremy.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 21:25:10 »
Siegfried that is interesting, is it as fitted by the works I wonder? It looks like the same type of ZF 5 speed that was used in the flat six Greyhound FE2583, now in BEF 2535. I think the works lightweight Jaguar E Types used it as well (briefly) maybe other front engined cars from the period - Alvis TD/TE/TF 21 for instance. A very sturdy 'box, but heavy - although I would think weight is matter of indifference in a 428.

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 23:55:59 »
Siegfried, no way of knowing for sure, although, the factory would have done anything for a fee i am sure. The car is so much better with 5 speed. Looks similar to the box in my late 70's Aston V8  Vantage. The throwout bearing is always noisy on these and they are slow shifting.  A very heavy and sturdy box. And no, the weight make a difference on these cars which are heavier than a Cobra but still light compared to contemporary super cars. If it needs to be rebuilt don't bother, put it in a box and install a modern Tremec TKO 600. Did you ask the club for any documentation on this particular car?
   
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 16:29:51 »
Hallo everybody,
   i just receive the scale model off the 428.
   Looks gorgeous
   Siegfried
   
   

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 18:58:52 »

   Some pictures from naked and flying beauty

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 22:15:50 »
Nice pics Siegfried getting there....
   
   What's the CF number please ?
   
   Thanks

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 21:42:52 »
Hi paul
   The cf nr is Chassis CFX 13
   Engine 7 H20 F
   Cheers ,Siegfried

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 22:24:51 »
Great thanks Siegfried ....
   
   Paul

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2014, 11:49:07 »
Hallo everyone ,
   Somme pics from the totally rebuild engine , new pistons new valves oil-pump .........................
   The question now , organic or full synthetic oil ?
   
   
   

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 15:53:38 »
Siegfried, The engine looks good: Running in oil til the rings are seated - Millers Classic or Competition Running In Oil. On the Dyno this will be only 20 minutes and on the road maybe 200 miles if you have some bursts of high torque. Then a full synthetic. Millers 15-60 seems to suit these big V8 engines very well. Some additional ZDDP is going to do no harm, although if you use the Millers it is already there: http://www.millersoils.co.uk/pdf/automotive/Classic%20Oil%20Brochure.pdf Whatever you do don't use any synthetic for running in. Of course there are plenty of alternatives to Millers, but bear in mind that the major oil companies have to compromise on their oil specs. to cover a wide market - for example fuel consumption and emissions. Not a priority on a 428....

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 15:33:31 »
Interesting what you say Barrie and I totally agree about running-in oil. I know of someone who had an Aston engine rebuilt at serious cost, but put in a modern fully synthetic oil. After 2000 miles it was still smoking and he took it back to the highly reputable builder to complain. They stripped off the head to find all the honing marks totally intact from the rebuild. They put in some cheap oil for 500 miles and bingo it stopped smoking and the rings sealed beautifully. THEN they changed to modern oil and there were no problems at all. These new oils are amazing, but only once the engine has bedded in.

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 03:38:06 »
Hi Siegfried, How your car going along? Dying to see some more photos
   Emmanuel [:)]

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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 10:58:56 »
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Hallo everybody,
   I was looking for a original Les Leston steering wheel.
   I bought this one but i hope somebody can help my to find the good one ?
   Gr Siegfried
   
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2015, 20:20:21 »
Don`t know if THIS ONE on eBay might be any better?