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    460 T4 craziness.

    Seeing that for some reason I keep being drawn to 400 series', I've decided to do something a bit special with one.

    I've found a fairly mint 460 in white, so have decided to have a bash at something that's been niggling me for a long time now - a T4 conversion.

    Most will call me an idiot for attempting this, but I think it'll be something pretty unique if I can pull it off, as far as I know it's never been done. Not in the UK anyway.
    There was a 480 in Poland I think, but that just disappeared of the face of the planet when nearly complete.
    Also, the maths speak volumes:
    A fully specced 460 weighs in at 1100kg, a good 200kg lighter than an X40.
    If I can run at around 250-260bhp I'll have a power to weight ratio of around 225bhp to the tonne.
    Should be exciting

    This is still firmly in the planning phase, trying to figure out whether to go for a P1 or 2 for all my bits.

    This will be pretty slow burning, as I've got loads on at the moment.
    At some point over the next few months I'll start looking for a crashed/rotton S/V40 to donate it's heart.

    For now, here's a couple of pics from the seller's ad:







    Should look pretty good parked up next to The Black Shark



    Cheers for looking, next update - probably Christmas.

    Oh, it's got a name: The White Widowmaker.
    Probably going to be quite appropriate, as it'll probably kill me in a comedy fireball

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    I like the backdrop for the advert - do you reckon that is really the guy's house? Or just after the photo was he chased down the drive to cries of 'Smithers! Release the hounds!!'


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    I like the backdrop for the advert - do you reckon that is really the guy's house? Or just after the photo was he chased down the drive to cries of 'Smithers! Release the hounds!!'

    Pmsl!

    Guess I'll find out when I go to collect!

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    This will be great always liked the 460

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5 pete View Post
    This will be great always liked the 460
    Yay, someone apart from Jamesy that isn't ashamed to admit it!

    Gonna hopefully be gunning for some serious 1/4 mile times.

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    Good luck. From the photos, it looks like a tidy car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Pmsl!

    Guess I'll find out when I go to collect!
    watch out for the hounds then!

    it does look a nice one, have you got time to convert Ray le Otter to manual before this project though? Then sell it to me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    watch out for the hounds then!

    it does look a nice one, have you got time to convert Ray le Otter to manual before this project though? Then sell it to me...

    Aha... You saw right through me

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    ha ha ha to be honest my first thought was 'he'd be better off spending the time cracking on with the 21 turbo quadra first, hang on??
    i dunno why i get you and jamesy12345 mixed up but it happens regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    ha ha ha to be honest my first thought was 'he'd be better off spending the time cracking on with the 21 turbo quadra first, hang on??
    i dunno why i get you and jamesy12345 mixed up but it happens regular
    Erm... Not sure how to take that

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    ha ha ha to be honest my first thought was 'he'd be better off spending the time cracking on with the 21 turbo quadra first, hang on??
    i dunno why i get you and jamesy12345 mixed up but it happens regular
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    Erm... Not sure how to take that
    aye get on WITH that Quadra you, stop messing about
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    its probably cause your both like 440's and drive s70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    its probably cause your both like 440's and drive s70's
    Yeah, we both have the the same colour eyes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Yeah, we both have the the same colour eyes too
    Red

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    Picked the car up last weekend.

    Not quite as mint as I'd hoped.
    The rear arches have been done before. There's a lot of filler, with a crack on one side. Will need further investigation, before I decide where to go from here.

    On a positive note, the car drives spot on and managed the trip from London without a hiccup. Suppose it should do really, having only done 43k.
    Probably the furthest it's been driven in one hit in years, according to the MOT history it only did a few hundred miles between the last few.
    When I dropped it at Craig's in Wigan, he commented how quiet it was.
    (It's staying at his until I get the logbook back to tax it, or I can figure out how to get it on my drive without the missus noticing!)

    Almost seems a shame to rip its heart out.
    Still gonna happen though!

    Erm... That's about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
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    Not quite as mint as I'd hoped.
    The rear arches have been done before. There's a lot of filler, with a crack on one side. Will need further investigation, before I decide where to go from here...
    FFS i don't think there are any left with decent arches. Except for Raymundo. Did you use those finest Polish panels? Still got this speedo sensor here with a car attached...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    FFS i don't think there are any left with decent arches. Except for Raymundo. Did you use those finest Polish panels? Still got this speedo sensor here with a car attached...
    Nope.
    Still wrapped in the finest Polish cling film they were posted in
    Also still have the Skandix ones is the biggest box there has ever been. Seriously, I could make a fort out of it.

    Keeping them to maybe go on Ray eventually, as they've started to let go.

    Wouldn't have thought they'd be any use on The Widowmaker, as they've probably been filled too far up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    ...The Widowmaker....

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    So, been a while.

    Truth be told, I found myself in a bit of a pickle.
    Too many projects and had to face reality that I can't do them all.

    The two that were facing the chop were either this or the green S90 I'd bought a few months ago with the intention of T6-ing.

    Anyway, after much hard thought I've decided to keep this one and move on the S90 to anyone who likes several shades of green.


    So, not much happening really, there won't be really for a while yet while I get through a load of work, make some money and do some work at home at last. Can't do another winter without sorting my bloody heating out!

    Anyway, today I dug it out of storage. And by storage I mean Tomcat's garden.
    Stuck a battery on it and it fired straight up for the first time in months.

    Drove it back to Manchester, took it to the Polish car wash and a three quid wash later my mind was made up that this was the keeper.








    Need to have a clear out now to make some room for it on the drive, then sheet it over for now while I get my arse sorted for the T4 conversion

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    Looks very tidy!
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