I think cross-ply tires should be banned - nobody used them by 2020 anyway.
As for the weight distribution and weight optimization sliders, should there be any restrictions on those?
I’m assuming this is meant to say 2000 AMU?
It’s a typo - it indeed should be 2000 AMU.
Also, the reduction in maximum approximate cost (from $45k to $40k AMU) makes sense - the new price cap is a more realistic value for this round, given its premise.
What is Liam’s favorite visual part of the P76?
What is Liam’s opinion on the car’s front end?
What is Liam’s opinion on the car’s rear end?
It would probably be best to dm the host these questions directly doot. Otherwise everyone would see the answers.
what if i want to spread the wealth
Yeah it specifies in private please
Yep, thanks, it is fixed now
What happens over tech pool with a brand new 2020 engine? Surely the engine wouldn’t be restricted by the original engine that’s getting weighed in?
it doesn’t, actually, so i was trying to give everyone information in the hopes others would as well
Good point. Initially I did not allow full engine swaps, so I did not think about that when I changed my mind. Let me think about it quickly.
I hate to limit people too much, but the engine is actually the only (very) good part of the car…
Updated the rules with TP allocation for an engine swap and an increased price. Rules will be closing later tonight.
Presenting the restored Leyland P76 from Lightning Garage
What we have done to the car…
The engine is the original, restored and modernised with electronic ignition and EFI
The body has been cleaned up, the front is redesigned, true to the original, the fenders is slightly widened to house some wider tires. Discrete bodymoldings has been added to replace the bumpers.
The interior is completely reworked in black leather and custom made dashboard with the latest in climate control and infotainment.
This is a subtle modernisation of the car to make it a comfortable and exciting ride.
LMJ DESIGN TAKES ON THE LEYLAND P76
Up front, we modified the grille, now it looks more like a muscle car and less like a panda having a hangover. Some genuine Häkka Black headlights (originally intended for BMW but suits the Leyland exactly as well) complements the grille treatment - and are fully street legal, those are no spray tint hodge podge jobs. Slimmed down bumperettes replaces the clumsy front bumper, small LED turn signals are incorporated in the front vents. A custom front spoiler and hood scoops further enhances the muscle car inspired styling.
For a sportier look, we put some vents in the front fenders. The sides are shaved from all unnecessary trim for a cleaner look, and the parts still left are blacked out. Side markers are replaced with small, modern LED units. Classic bullet type mirrors are installed, as well as meaty 17" rubber on genuine split wheels, making the car hug the road. We also fixed the old hodge podge custom job when someone, for some reason welded the vents in the right C-pillar shut.
(OOC, I guess you forgot to mirror the fixture but it made for an interesting take)
Even in the rear, we installed a slimmed down bumper, complemented by a custom rear pan. The blacked out panel now has taillights from a 1967 Pontiac GTO. Further retro touches are rear window louvers and a flip-up glass sunroof - both necessary accesories if you wanted to be king of the road 40 years ago. To top it all off, we finished it off in a pearlescent red that has a subtle copper sparkle in the sun.
We installed the dashboard from a S197 Ford Mustang, retro muscle car looks with modern ergonomy, and like most of the interior it is refurbished in black leather and alcantara. The dated 00s sound system was however replaced with modern touchscreen infotainment.
Neither are the rear passengers compromised, they ride as much in comfort as you do up front.
But that was the aesthetics, how about the important stuff, the mechanics?
To start with, we dug into the British Leyland parts bin, and replaced the front and rear suspension with their finest parts, sourced from the Jaguar XJ6. Even though the Jag brakes were among the best on the market in the 70s, they don’t really stand up to modern stuff, so we installed larger rotors and ABS. An aftermarket electric power steering system makes for relaxed driving around town. Power output of the engine is bumped up to 286 hp with a hot camshaft, tubular headers, raised compression and an aftermarket fuel injection system, and of course we mated it all to a modern six speed transmission.
All of this fits inside your budget, keep $100 for filling up the tank and having fun!
(I am so sorry, it ended up being a real bad idea and execution for a challenge, let’s move on quickly and forget about it. Thanks to all those who endured until now! Still some time for other masochists to enter.)
What? I see nothing wrong with this ARM at all?
Yeah, some discussions with other it seemed it was not exciting or fun for many and they gave up. I can understand, not an exciting car and not a crowd pleaser, and I asked to keep it not too exciting and authentic while the base car is pretty bad, with tight margins… I forgot a bit about the fun part of ARM and just focused on the challenging part, too much it seems according to many.
Mea culpa. I personally would have liked to enter such an ARM, but I like those kind of tight challenges and can understand not everyone does, hehe
The quality limitations and other restrictions on morph were a turn off, particularly with a car like this which screams extreme changes to be relevant.