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  1. Goce, I hope to make progress on all fronts this year. I may just put a new interior in the STX and get it roadworthy, and not worry too much about modifications until I have the engine built for it. At that time I might make a bunch of changes but for now the easiest thing to do is to just fix what needs fixing and have a nice, running car I can actually use. As for the 406Cs, I now have four, although one is still in Ontario and the other two are still in the UK. I eventually want just two for myself, so one will get sold, one will become a parts car, and two will stay. Until I get al
  2. With spring solidly under way and the snow gone now, I have determined to make some significant progress on this car this year. The project has evolved into something that will be quite unique once it's finished, and I am at serious risk of "paralysis by analysis" particularly with respect to the interior choices. So I've decided to begin by removing what I know will come out - the worn-out carpet, the sun-baked dashboard, all that. With the car stripped down to its shell, I can then decide how best to proceed. The question of which dashboard to use may simply come down to whether or not t
  3. It's actually quite inspiring to see this coming together, Mike. Your attention to detail is going to result in what is effectively a new car, and that's amazing. It also gives me the motivation to get to work on some of my own stuff.
  4. You are quite right, Mike. My attitude is that there will always be someone out there with something faster. There is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to the horsepower wars, and honestly what is the point? The car will be plenty fast with around 200 bhp, and will still corner better in the real world than a lot of current cars. That's good enough for me. I think, as you say, an homage to the original Danielson V6, that respects the essential character of the 505, will be best. At some point it's not a 505 anymore. Thanks for your input, SRDT. From what I've read, the D
  5. From the Auto Hebdo article I scanned and uploaded elsewhere on this site: :
  6. The "Danielson" 505 and the 604 will probably get similar treatments. Basically I want to use one of the D8 Coupes for this because they don't have multiplexed wiring harnesses, and so will be easier to rewire. Since the EMS will be new and standalone, and I am planning a new wiring system for the whole car anyway, I don't think it much matters if I replace a bunch of legacy equipment. In fact, the less stuff I re-use the more spare parts I will have for the other car. This includes the instrument cluster, many of the switches, etc. etc.... If I build the harness myself it will be less
  7. Goce, that's some great information, if they will swap. That would go far towards my weight reduction goal, and it's weight removed from the area I most want to lighten. I will ask about this on the UK 406C forum and see if anyone has done such a swap. On another subject, as most of you know I am a professional pilot and I love most things associated with aircraft. I am contemplating some changes to the instruments and switchgear, as well as an aftermarket engine management system that I can tune easily. Rabin has suggested a local (Calgary) company that makes a nice EMS for experimen
  8. I haven't, but the Phase I dash is pretty light and simple, plus really easy to remove and reinstall. Never considered fitting a 405 or 406 unit. Interesting idea. I bet it would be a lot of work though even if the width is the same. I know that 604 dashboards, for example, are several inches wider.
  9. Yeah, I know this is all going to be a lot of work, and very expensive. But I think the results will be worth it. You're absolutely right about the insulation. I won't remove that. I like hearing the engine but I'm not trying to create a race car. Carpets will stay as well. I'll give you some examples of the kind of thing I'm thinking of though; the electric seats are quite a bit heavier than the manual ones, so I'll use the manual ones instead to save weight. Leather is heavier than cloth, so cloth seats. I'll use the "S" bumper without the headlight washers and eliminate the weight o
  10. The two possibilities I'm considering for this project are shown below, although it should be noted that the Phase I interior would be in dark blue like the Phase II dash. The third picture shows yet another idea, using the Grant wheel with the Phase II dash. This is going to be a tough call, as I like both dashboard styles. The Phase I dash is most in keeping with the spirit of the Danielson V6 car, so that is the way I'm leaning at the moment. But damn...it's a tough call.
  11. So I've given considerable thought to the way I'd like to build the high performance 406C. There are three basic elements to performance - acceleration, braking, and cornering. I plan to enhance all three, and I've put together a four-point plan to achieve this. Weight reduction. The simplest way to enhance all three performance elements is to reduce weight. To this end, I'll remove unnecessary equipment (without gutting the car, mind you) and centralize mass as much as possible. As one example, I am planning to replace the electric sunroof (if the car I choose for this has one) wit
  12. That's good advice if I've ever heard it! At 44 years old now, I've become aware that I probably only have a couple of such projects in me, and I'd like to finish them while I still have some energy and time to enjoy them. Your own project is inspiring, Mike. Your level of attention to detail is very, very high and that 404C of yours is going to be something really special once it's done, even among its peers. It's great that you had the foresight to hold on to it.
  13. Thanks for the tip, Goce. I will do so. The fact that they're relatively cheap is the best news I've heard all day. I don't expect it to be easy to find a good one.
  14. I just took a look at that one. It's really nice. I'd buy something like that to drive. Also, I should mention that I already own two cars with ES9J4 engines, so it's not like I'll miss out on that experience. I have heard they're great, and I can't wait to drive behind one.
  15. Goce, I have heard the same thing from others, and I don't doubt you are correct. But I know exactly what I want for my collection, and any Phase I 605 SV24 that is still around today will have had most of its issues ironed out. I am not looking for a daily driver, or I would definitely do as you suggest. I have been driving behind PRV V6 engines ever since I got my licence, and even with all its issues I think of the ZPJ4 as the ultimate development of that engine (Well, almost. The 24V DOHC PRV version used in the Oxia concept car is the ultimate, but I will never be able to afford that!
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