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Grapedude
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New to forum!

Post by Grapedude » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 am

Hello all, although I've been a casual visitor here for a long time it is only in the last couple of weeks that I've been able to get hold of a decent sharknose. I've yet to go through it fully with a list of things to do but it runs and drives after being in storage for many years, so that's a great start! The only obvious issue is on starting it'll idle fine but bogs when the accelerator peddle is even lightly touched unless it is mashed to the floor and then it'll take a few seconds and then rev hard and after that blipping the throttle presents no issue....any ideas?
Anyhow I've attempted to resize a photo... may add more if it works..so here goes. Oh and it was imported from japan in '87 a year after production...does anyone recognize what type of body kit is used?
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Pod
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Re: New to forum!

Post by Pod » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Welcome to the club.

Interesting nose stripe. Has the bonnet been replaced? Please post more pics!

GRNSHRK
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Re: New to forum!

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Yes, welcome to the madness #-o

We will need to see more pix, but the front air dam is factory Euro M635, not aftermarket :-k

Also curious why the striping wasn't continued over the bonnet, etc. :roll:
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Grapedude
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Re: New to forum!

Post by Grapedude » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:57 pm

I'm not sure when the stripes were added but they are painted rather than vinyl or transfer so I'm guessing a while ago. side skirts are detatched in some areas so will have to work out how to get them fixed, it looks like they just push on? Is rear standard M6 as well?
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GRNSHRK
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Re: New to forum!

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:04 pm

Actually, lemme take back that statement #-o
We will need to see more pix, but the front air dam is factory Euro M635, not aftermarket :-k
From the rear, that doesn't "quite" look like the factory pieces after all :-k

Me thinks that somebody who was very creative put those 3 grooves along the lower edges, to make them appear like the factory bits :-"

What's missing in the back is the little cover over the tow hook [-X

A shot of the side, and we should be able to make a final decision =D>

Beauty though :lol:
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Re: New to forum!

Post by Grapedude » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:09 pm

Bonnet open so not best pic but cold outside so it'll do...gives you an idea on nose colour...its growing on me....
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Re: New to forum!

Post by Da_Hose » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 pm

If there is one thing I have learned, it's that these grand ladies require commitment. Or maybe it's more that those of us who own them should be committed? :lol:

Welcome to the madness, and the forum. There is a tremendous amount of help in this place, and very strong sense of camaraderie.

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