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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Fri Apr 11 2008, 05:29

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 11:10

my first five cars were fiesta mark 1's ranging from 950 popular to a 1300 sport (not super sport)

then i had a mark 1 cortina (1966) i had to get onto google for the picture

then the most silly car ever.. was a 1982 escort similar to this one but i painted it yellow (was a sprayer at the time so only had to pay for the paint) i lowered it 125mm buy cutting the standard springs in half and cable tieing them into place.. it bent the car like a banana!!

for my 21st birthday my dad gave me his car! a 1988 honda ballade exi.. great car!

that was the start of the honda's.. i thought.. so i went v-tech and bought a prelude (google picture again)

after that i didnt want another japanese car... so i bought one of these

my love of classic cars came back after a couple o years and this popped up, its a 1969 riley 4/72 (this is a picture of the actual car i owned)

then ebay provided me with this

until it died of brain cancer.. so i got the arosa woohoo
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 12:01

Ah Dan, was that my sisters wedding day or another one?

Nice list of cars you have had, I wish I had owned some of them.

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 12:26

that was stuarts wedding day.. that was the result of 6 hours polishing and swearing at flies!!

good to see ya here.. another face i know woohoo
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 12:48

That polishing was worth it, your car looked awesome. When I saw you parked up outside their flat I thought they had hired a professional car. Laughing
It is amazing how many of us are on here, it works out really well when you go for a car service and the guy knows you and looks after you. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 14:17

the riley is wicked, very retro!, would love to have something like that now

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Apr 13 2008, 15:24



front end is very sexy!
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Apr 14 2008, 02:35

I still have a lot of running gear for these cars, I should stop hording stuff.
Windscreen anyone?

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Apr 14 2008, 17:09

Calimori wrote:
I still have a lot of running gear for these cars, I should stop hording stuff.

You wouldn't be you, if you stopped hording stuff lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Tue Apr 15 2008, 03:36

I know, one day that stuff will buy me a pension. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Fri Apr 18 2008, 02:07

Pete.. we need more photos of the Road Kill Plough!

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Thu May 08 2008, 04:52

Okk Ill have my thread back now hehehehehe

Here are some new pics!




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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Thu May 08 2008, 05:53

Needs 13" Minilights... now where could you get a set of those? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Thu May 08 2008, 09:10

Lovely lookin' bay mate! Really tidy.
Also, g60 steels are mint. Nice and subtle!

Good work!
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Thu May 08 2008, 10:27

WOW! what an improvment Pete Smile the engine bay looks just as good as the rest of the car now. Jolly good work there my boy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Thu May 08 2008, 12:25

lookin good pete nice one!!

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Aug 03 2008, 12:17

Hey guys for those of you who never saw the loon before I got her. This is what she looked like.


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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Sun Aug 03 2008, 18:15

Wow mate... so much done since then.... esp under the bonnet!

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Fri Sep 26 2008, 05:37

i heart polos with boots
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Tue Sep 30 2008, 05:47

Great car that one.

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Wed Oct 15 2008, 05:39

Pete, judging by the photo you sent me...


BBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPP! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Dec 01 2008, 09:09

Hey chaps,

Just had the loon dynoed! yeah baby std for my engine is 60bhp. I landed on 67.9 BHP not bad for a std block and intake setup. All it has so far is ignition and exhaust! wiiiicked. This means with carbs alone I should be hitting at least 80! I will post the dyno sheet tomorrow!

By the way Geoff your a legend thanks for the help with the timing. I have a feeling I could have gotten closer to 70 if I could just get the settings spot on. The chaps at DSA agreed. They were blown away they were all expecting 40bhp HAHAHAHAHA So now i have my baseline to work from. Watch this space peeps.
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Dec 01 2008, 09:40

VeeDubs don't go down as they get older, they go up Smile

Mine's due a go on the dyno soon, I'm hoping it'll break 320 (should do easily, 240 + 40% extra from the charger).

Anyone had any experience of Red Dot Racing in Watford?
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Dec 01 2008, 10:24

Thanks hehehe.

I have not hear of them before, I went to DSA in Aylesbury. Nice chaps, really pleasent. Nice workshop too. Their dyno machine , or should I say room. was first rate. They drive the car into the machine and close the doors, almost looks like a spray booth with rollers.

I am sure someone on here will be able to coment on them though.
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PostSubject: Re: My rides past and present   Mon Dec 15 2008, 15:31

IT gets better chaps,

Foud out that all engines fitted in 1989 from January are the 2G engine type which is only 55BHP and 70.8 lbf-feet so I have added 12.6BHP and 9.2lbf-feet just by adding the exhaust and my ignition tweaks. Yeah woo woo!
I feel good !
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