Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby fistfullofV5's » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:09 pm

In your profile pic, what wheels are they? They look absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby terencegurry » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:21 pm

There are several markings on them:

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100/10 PCD

I believe they are polished MIM 1900 as fitted to bmw's 31/05/12
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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby oli8925 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:26 am

Same size as Coggers has on his Firenza, not sure about offset. Look very similar to his too, very nice I must say.
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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby Paul » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:44 pm

Hi Terence! Good to hear you got that axle in! Any more progress? Last time I saw it you were going to tidy the wiring inside the car, and repair the corner of the drivers footwell? I'm looking forward to seeing your car running after all these years! Say hello to your Dad for me, Paul.
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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby terencegurry » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:29 am

Paul wrote:Hi Terence! Good to hear you got that axle in! Any more progress? Last time I saw it you were going to tidy the wiring inside the car, and repair the corner of the drivers footwell? I'm looking forward to seeing your car running after all these years! Say hello to your Dad for me, Paul.


Yup, as you can see from the picture the interior is out, wiring surprisingly not as bad as I thought, it all looks like it is traceable, Only bad bit I think is where the dealer patched in extra wiring for rear fogs? Something like that, would be good if you could come round some time and help out, you mentioned about putting a fuse under the centre console? and the foot wells have tiny holes in the corners. I'm in the process of painting the floor but only got 1/3 done as have had no time to spend on car. Next week hopefully get a lot done, so that body is finished and just mechanics to do. Adam with the Firenza coming round too, gonna help him strip the interior on his and do some floor pan welding, perhaps on mine too if it needs it.

Still need to do the fuel lines after months of putting it off..... :imsmiling:
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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby Paul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:19 pm

Terry - You've made a lot of progress on the car lately, well done!

The pedal box, servo, brake master cylinder, clutch cable, washer bottle, wiper motor, heater matrix and fan, horns, fuse box, headlamps and the wiring loom are all in ready to connect. The inside just needs a couple of small repairs at each floor corner and a final coat of paint before the seats and centre console can go back in.

At the back underneath the fuel tank and lines are in and the boot has been fitted out great. Not long before the engine and box can go in ;) :)

The pics I took on Saturday have come out well I can post them if you want - I have several of the engine bay, the sides, the interior, boot and engine of course.

We need some help from the Viva forum - can any one post some pics of the wiring loom layout within the engine bay, may be without the engine fitted? We have some queries about the layout, some of the earth leads, and the fusible link positioning (in fact what one actually looks like as it was 16 years ago that we took it off!) The original loom is in very good condition and hasn't gone brittle at all. Just needs a few small repairs at the terminal ends.

Another query - the original master cylinder only had one electrical spade connector on it, the new replacement seems to have a two pin connector. Are they interchangeable?

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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby terencegurry » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:49 pm

Hey Paul thanks for everything you've done you really got me on track!

I have loads of pictures which ill post up now, I took out the brake pressure connector and looked at the fitting on the original and on this new one, the top is the same and the connector is just a different shaped spade so I got another connector that fitted and put it on the original wire and that all seems to work now.

And yes Paul you can put up your pics although my hair in some is umm... :)

Will try and get better pics but have bad lighting, plus car is covered in dirt and dust.

New Master Brake Cylinder, painted up original servo.
Apart from the box and actual pedals most parts of the pedal assy are new
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Stripped rad, now painted
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Fuel tank, now fitted
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New rear equalizer, bolt, handbrake cables
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Genuine GM rear seatbelts new
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New fuel filler neck, seal
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Rebuilt gearbox with all new internals, done up
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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby hbpeter » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:24 pm

Looking very smart, very well done.

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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby terencegurry » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:31 pm

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Rebuilt my carbs myself, engine is coming along nicely, hopefully in next weekend!

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Interior is almost done!

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Hand stitched leather across the top of the seats, centre light also, sorry for the mess

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New roof lining and Sun roof installed, hand made sun visors

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Re: Magnum Coupe 2300 Restoration

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:32 pm

Looks fantastic, great work on the engine and interior. :mrgreen:
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