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The Miura project begins by Archie
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Report this Post08-06-2013 08:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hopefully he got to enjoy his machine before he passed on. It's a nice one. RIP

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R.I.P. Jim

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Report this Post08-06-2013 09:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Such a shame. My condolences to his friends and family.

Archie, didn't you mention in another thread somewhere that you were building him another car as well?

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Report this Post08-06-2013 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Jim drove the Miura for a few years.

His 2nd. favorite car was the 246 Dino http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/090962.html

Once again he was building a long time favorite car with his own special additions.

Thanks Everyone.

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Report this Post08-07-2013 12:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TRiADSend a Private Message to TRiADEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Sorry for the loss of your friend.
My condolences to the family and all involved.

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Report this Post08-08-2013 09:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SageClick Here to Email SageSend a Private Message to SageEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Condolences to his family and friends. Hope his transition was a peaceful one.

Archie, you can have great pride and satisfaction in knowing you helped make one of his lifetime dreams come true before he had to give it up. Great job.

What's the plan for the Dino gonna be now? I know you'll finish it, but what will be it's destiny when that's done?


HAGO!

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RIP Jim!

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Wow this is very sad news, my prayers go out to him and his family.

At least he got to see his amazing project finished and enjoyed it for a short time.

Ironically i had just exchanged PMs with Jim a few months back asking him to come to Daytona next year with the Miura and he was pretty excited about the idea and was very interested.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 08-08-2013).]

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RIP Jim.

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Report this Post09-24-2013 03:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

The word from Jim's family is that the Miura is going to be coming up for sale.

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Originally posted by Archie:

The word from Jim's family is that the Miura is going to be coming up for sale.

Archie


What about the Dino?

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Report this Post09-24-2013 05:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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What about the Dino?


Yes, it too.

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That's a bummer he passed on. But at least he got to enjoy a very nice car on 3 1000mile trips. I hope to do that someday with a Replica Countach or Diablo.

Not many people will do that in their life time.

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Report this Post12-28-2013 10:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KadathSend a Private Message to KadathEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Well, I guess this build is old news now, but I just stumbled on it almost accidentally the other day and having now read through the entire thread, I registered here just to be able to post this reply. So first, let me say that the car is absolutely beautiful and I couldn't help but to be excited and inspired as I read through the previous 20 pages. I'm almost thankful that I found this years after it was completed because the suspense of waiting for updates throughout the process would have killed me Thanks go out to Archie for providing such a detailed account of this build for the community. Great stuff!

Now, having said all that, I can't help but to think that this all would have been so much easier if not for the poor quality of the kit right from the start. Somewhere along the way, I saw someone ask if this was the Prova Miura kit, but I don't think it was ever actually confirmed. Searching the web, it looks like Prova is no longer even doing business anymore and that Parallel Designs now sells a copy of their kit. I couldn't find any other versions for sale anywhere.

So, I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this particular kit or a similar one in the years since this car was completed. As a relative amateur, I'm almost turned off to the idea of even attempting a project like this one because the quality of that kit and the extensive work required to get it into shape seem way out of line with the price it's being sold for. The fiberglass I've worked with in the past has needed work, but not that kind of work. Of course, maybe that's all just because this wasn't mounted to the chassis it was intended for.

So, if anyone can provide some insight into using this or a different Miura kit, I'd love to hear it. Also, Archie, I'm curious to know if you had to do it all over again if you would even bother with the kit that was used here, or if you would go looking for other options (if there even are other options anymore). Thanks, all!

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Bump to remember one of my favorite Archie builds of all time. Enjoy your retirement.

-Mitch

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I know it's late but it is so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I actually met him for lunch once and brought my Finale along for the meet. We had some good conversation and took picks of the cars together. I must say it looked smaller than I thought, I fell in love with this car after seeing the movie "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine. Damn shame they blew it up in the opening scene.

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...justt wondering what ever became of this car???

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Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

...justt wondering what ever became of this car???


For sale here

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Black Widow Build Thread 2007 - 2014
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Report this Post04-27-2016 03:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

A little bump.

The Miura has been sold.

It is going to the same guy for whom we built the Super-Charged LS3 GT40 in Qatar.

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Report this Post01-27-2018 10:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

A little bump for old times & memories.

Archie

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A little bump for old times & memories.

Archie


I really like that car.

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I've got the Dino project. Work, divorce, life been a bit rough on me last few years. I have managed to upgrade the suspension from Arraut and currently trying to figure out how to quiet the engine down. it literally rattles the neighbors windows.
My heart goes out to Jim Buell. Never met him but followed his car projects. Hope to do him proud with this Dino eventually.

Long Live the Fiero!

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Report this Post03-13-2018 03:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Update on the Miura.

In the future, if you're driving around Doha Qatar & you see this car, please take pictures.





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I read this whole build in one day. I have no words. The craftsmanship and time that went into this makes my jaw drop.

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What a great job you guys did on this car. Hope the new owner knows of this site and gives updates.

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This car is still getting love. A good friend of mine shared this on FB, thought it would be appropriate to share here:

https://www.corvetteforum.c...tte-ls3-power-549653

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This car is still getting love. A good friend of mine shared this on FB, thought it would be appropriate to share here:

https://www.corvetteforum.c...tte-ls3-power-549653


Thanks for posting that.

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Report this Post10-10-2018 08:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I'm not sure what project your the most proud of Archie, but this one was off the charts in my view. You guys made some amazing cars and it was great to see a post on updates with what you guys accomplished. Hope every thing is going good for you in the desert. Old man winter is headen for us folks in IL.

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Report this Post10-13-2018 01:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AmidaClick Here to Email AmidaSend a Private Message to AmidaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I don't have a trained eye for the Miura, but this rebody looks very nice. Is it still being marketed ?

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I don't have a trained eye for the Miura, but this rebody looks very nice. Is it still being marketed ?


Even if it is, you might want to go back and see what it took for Archie and his crew to make it look nice...

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