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scdan4 last won the day on August 19 2019

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  1. That looks bonza. 10/10. If you think d cells run vibrators you are revealing its been a very long time since you were near one. A bit republican that. For those that like to pile in and be unpleasant about other people's cars in other people's threads? That's what fucked autosite in the first place. If you can't say anything nice, then say it in your own fucking thread.
  2. I think my first festa was A667 NTT. At the time I lived in Exeter. It was base spec, orange and had the donkey slow sub 1 litre engine.
  3. Is there a dragstrip at this do? Can't see any mention of it, but it's on an airfield so would seem a bit of a missed opportunity.
  4. A truck racing round or 2 if they manage to get a season in. A few rounds of the retro drift championship if they manage to get a season in, to support my mate who's in it by making tea. Whatevers going at my local race circuit castle Coombe on the basis of use it or lose it. Sat on the banking in the sun is always pleasurable, no matter whats lapping. Definitely missing motorsport at the moment
  5. I spent a while once trying to go the other way and put a hatch one on an mk3 estate. My conclusion then was that it didn't fit.
  6. I like them, they're gonna look good. What colour? I say gunmetal grey....
  7. What a ballache. Getting this to run properly has been a mission. Happily, most of it was tracked down and sorted out by supertom, I'd have set fire to it a while ago. 😁. You'd find one problem, fix it all hopeful and then the next would present itself. Gah. Breaks /shorts in the wiring loom. These are not fun to track down. Tom says every wire has had a power probe on it. I believe him. Every earth point cleaned and greased. These shorts fucked some sensors on a common circuit somehow, once the shorts were resolved all the downstream stuff was dicky. Too old to talk to a snap on solus device, so we had to beg and borrow one from the local long time served auto electrician. Having to borrow kit from someone who is part time and doesn't naturally lend out their irreplaceable fragile kit is less than ideal and adds quite a bit of time but in this case was a life saver! Body control module duff. Replaced. Boot lock mechanism screwed. Replaced. Due to my ineptitude this involved a holesaw and the boot lid. A Disappointing Day. Hazard light switch replaced Air flow meter was screwed. Spark plugs, coils and a lambda sensor replaced All filters replaced Battery replaced Pair of new tyres. Wheels refurbed Lots of bits resprayed. Cleaned by a child And it's finally ready to take a picture of. And to be fair it's now looking smart just as the sun comes out, which is nice. And the wife really loves it, which is nice... ... But I suspect that we'd have been better off buying a better one this time. I'm also sure that I've learned that lesson before. I clearly forgot. Oh well. I'm pretty sure I'll do it again later as well.
  8. Still loving this. It's so hard to use, it really does make every journey a joyous adventure, which is handy in these miserable times. If you stall it you have to get off it, stand beside it, either put it on the stand, which is in itself a right pita or try not to drop it whilst kicking it, very much not a right thumb dab or a right foot flick and kick. You need to adjust the timing as you go. If you don't advance it until you can hear the knocking from the cylinders and then back it off a bit then it barely pulls itself along. Obviously the optimal ignition map changes throughout the load and rev range, so for in town riding it needs constant adjustment. Gear changes are clutch in, press down firmly, there's a locomotive-esque grouchy clunk crunch, release pressure, clutch out. It cannot be hurried, else you end up with the worlds biggest and stickiest false neutral. You cannot really apply enough pressure with your toes to lift the lever to change up, so to get a higher gear lift your whole foot, twist it to get your heel over the push bit of the lever and push. It's easy to miss the lever, so best look at that rather than where you are going because if you don't press it firm and slow it's straight to false neutral city. If you get it all right then you can hurtle off the line, frantically slowly change through all 4 gears as fast as you can then you are as fast as brisk town traffic up to about 50 mph, outer lane of the ring road pace, but that's it as it is still on sidecar gearing. Which is fine, but some longer legs would be an improvement. This is possible but whether I'll bother? Dunno. It's got a low c of g and conservative geometry so it handles relatively nicely. There's a definite joy in momentum conservation and line planning to swoop round the bends and roundabouts. Enter the bend with a bit of pace, brake to the apex...... Fuck fuck fuck First failure. There are more enjoyable ones than the rear brake becoming disconnected but we lived. 😁 A short time later a socket cap screw had its head filed down, a hole drilled in the end for a R clip (or 2),a washer and the missing swivel is suitably replaced Pleased with that, game on, back into use and spring is coming so thank fuck for that. 😁
  9. That 505 is epic and it'll be a shame to detwatify it. To these eyes it looks cool. Silly, but fun. Gotta be a good thing.
  10. I'm so glad I no longer have to deal with Bath brizzle traffic. Motorbike was the only answer I found, with a physically tiny Honda 50 twist n go scoot the outright winner for the Warmly to college green commute. But you'd be doing that already if you were going to. 😁 Surely this is the perfect use cycle for an electric steed or something like Jim bells in shite? Not having to buy and run a car would probably pay for your own local rentadesk and gain you time each day.
  11. I'd be a bit miffed at that I think. I'd have expected that set as they've been in playing with the struts. Cheap and easy fix though, nice problem to have. 😁
  12. That cabin body is impressively distorted with at least a couple of 'hinge' points up the side there. How fast you were going will very much affect what I think about that. 50mph fair enough. 30mph would be tin foil territory. As you managed to get clear to take and share the photo I assume that you survived. Which is nice. 😁
  13. Aka a flying fridge due to the styling. Most certainly will yomp south in comfort at great pace. Great bikes.
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