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    Supernaut reacted to puddlethumper in The new news 24 thread   
    My mechanic is a bit of a loon. For example, how about a taxi, dropped 5 inches, v6, I think not 100% sure, with a fair sized turbo and, get this, NITROUS FFS !!!! Evidence of loonery below.



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    Supernaut got a reaction from rantingYoof in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
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    Supernaut got a reaction from rantingYoof in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    The advantage of a mask is that nobody can see me silently singing along to Gwen Stefani - hollaback girl.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from captain_70s in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut reacted to Jim Bell in Kolekshun: Collected, home now.   
    That reminds me of an old joke. 
    What do you get if you cross London with an iPhone?
    Stabbed. 
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    Supernaut got a reaction from Tickman in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    Yep, that's him. Adam's Tyres.
    I'm fairly sure his name isn't Adam, going by his accent and broken English. Good laugh, though. He spent a while talking shit about Aberdeen after I mentioned I'm moving away soon, then talked about living in Genoa for a few years and how popular Alfa Romeos are in that area.
    It's the most spotlessly clean tyre place I've set foot in, and he seems to charge actually reasonable prices too. The equipment he was using was impressive. Most places wheel out a trolley jack, but as you can see from my photo above, he had airbags instead. Just whipped them under the car, and opened the valve. No messing about.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from Tickman in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut got a reaction from Tickman in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    Indeed.
    It somehow feels quicker than you expect 150hp to feel. In that, I've owned cars with more power (but they've also been bigger cars), and they've felt less willing to rev. Most cars seem to sound strained or seem unwilling to go up the rev range.
    This, however, just flies up the revs really really smoothly. Its party trick seems to be 30mph to 70mph in 3rd gear, no changes necessary.
    The small number of other high-revving N/A engines I've driven have required you to really get it up there in the revs to get the power, but this seems to pick up smoothly from about 2.5k rpm and just keeps on going and going. Hell, I can even just trundle around at about 1,500 rpm in 4th gear and it doesn't care. Admittedly at that point I need to change down if I want to accelerate quickly, but it'll still pull away more like a normal car from those revs. It's generally a very useable engine. It's a 'big' 2.0 in a small car, so the natural torque will lug it around happily, or you can just blip it up the revs a bit and fly.
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    Supernaut reacted to Dave_Q in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    The blade bit is on a spring, if you open the key up again, lift the blade slightly and wind the spring another 360degrees anti-clockwise it should ping out nicely.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from Dave_Q in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut reacted to Fraz in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    Nice wee car 
     
    I promised I’d never touch another one after the ex’s 147 which constantly broke down. 
     
    I also have a good condition from ARB and brand new anti roll bar drop links for one should you require them…. 
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    Supernaut got a reaction from 320touring in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut got a reaction from tommotech in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut got a reaction from tommotech in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    Indeed.
    It somehow feels quicker than you expect 150hp to feel. In that, I've owned cars with more power (but they've also been bigger cars), and they've felt less willing to rev. Most cars seem to sound strained or seem unwilling to go up the rev range.
    This, however, just flies up the revs really really smoothly. Its party trick seems to be 30mph to 70mph in 3rd gear, no changes necessary.
    The small number of other high-revving N/A engines I've driven have required you to really get it up there in the revs to get the power, but this seems to pick up smoothly from about 2.5k rpm and just keeps on going and going. Hell, I can even just trundle around at about 1,500 rpm in 4th gear and it doesn't care. Admittedly at that point I need to change down if I want to accelerate quickly, but it'll still pull away more like a normal car from those revs. It's generally a very useable engine. It's a 'big' 2.0 in a small car, so the natural torque will lug it around happily, or you can just blip it up the revs a bit and fly.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from dome in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut reacted to bunglebus in The doom blue Passat - locked out   
    I've obviously had it a while, my forest is getting out of control.

    Just realised I've put 100,000 miles on it since I got it, on top of the 169,000 it already had. Turns 23 years old on the 20th too
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    Supernaut reacted to junkyarddog in The new news 24 thread   
    Out and about in an ageing Volkswagen. 

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    Supernaut got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut reacted to 17-Coffees in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Something I never knew existed in the UK, the 2004 Daewoo Nubira...

    It's essentially a Chevy Lacetti.
     
    But with wood* inside! 
    It looks nice, but is it £1995 nice?
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106043468216?advertising-location=at_cars&include-delivery-option=on&make=DAEWOO&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&radius=1501&price-to=3500&postcode=ab419rx&sort=relevance&page=1
     
    I just saw, this is my 1000th post! Yay for me.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from JeeExEll in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    Indeed.
    It somehow feels quicker than you expect 150hp to feel. In that, I've owned cars with more power (but they've also been bigger cars), and they've felt less willing to rev. Most cars seem to sound strained or seem unwilling to go up the rev range.
    This, however, just flies up the revs really really smoothly. Its party trick seems to be 30mph to 70mph in 3rd gear, no changes necessary.
    The small number of other high-revving N/A engines I've driven have required you to really get it up there in the revs to get the power, but this seems to pick up smoothly from about 2.5k rpm and just keeps on going and going. Hell, I can even just trundle around at about 1,500 rpm in 4th gear and it doesn't care. Admittedly at that point I need to change down if I want to accelerate quickly, but it'll still pull away more like a normal car from those revs. It's generally a very useable engine. It's a 'big' 2.0 in a small car, so the natural torque will lug it around happily, or you can just blip it up the revs a bit and fly.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from JeeExEll in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    I'm having some fun* trying to figure out the electric windows in this.
    First of all, it's doing the classic Alfa Romeo odometer blink, which just says that the car is unhappy about something. It could literally be anything though, no matter how minor.
    Second, I know from tommotech that the window module has been replaced at some point.
     
    The symptoms are thus; the windows will go down silky smooth. No problems. However, when trying to put them back up again, they only go an inch at a time. Cue lots of prodding the switch. They do go fully up, it just takes lots of prodding.
    I found a method online to reset the windows, thusly;
    - Put the windows all the way down and hold the switches down for 10 seconds
    - Then put them all the way up (in steps if you need to) then once they're in the fully up position, hold the switches up for 10 seconds
    But, in this case that method isn't making a blind bit of difference. Hmm.
     
    I've cured a rattle from the back end, though. The locking wheel bolt kit was slung down the side of the spare wheel and knocking about in the spare wheel well. I tucked it securely into my box o' stuff™ in the boot.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from eddyramrod in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    A productive morning has been had.
    First:

    I went past a wee local tyre place who advertise on gumtree, I've used them before.
    The front left was low (3mm) and the rear left was fairly low too. The guy put the two best of the existing tyres on the rear and I got a pair of Event Potentums on the front. I've used them before on the Audi A4 I had a few years ago. They do the job. B rated for wet grip, C for fuel economy, and reasonable noise rating.
    While I was out, my replacement key shell arrived, too.
    I used half of the old one and half of the new one to make one nice key I can properly attach keyrings to:

    I even stuck the badge back on the other side with some tactical application of blu tak. I swung it around a few times and the badge hasn't flown off, so I call that a success.
    The one slight 'issue' is that the keyblade no longer swings out as eagerly when I press the button. I have to actually help it a little bit! Boo.
    It should be alright for the trip to Stirling on Monday to look at a couple of flats and have lunch with my new bosses!
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    Supernaut got a reaction from eddyramrod in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    It's surprisingly nae bad on fuel.
    I brimmed it somewhere on the SW corner of the Edinburgh bypass, and going up to Aberdeen via Glen Shee, including some indulgence in the performance, resulted in it using just a teeny tiny bit over a quarter of a tank.
    The screenwash also ran dry somewhere between Biggar and Edinburgh. I didn't bother filling it up again, and the front of the car is now absolutely minging with dead insects.
    Just to prove I did go up Glen Shee:

     
    Overall impressions? Surprisingly supple and compliant ride considering it's on 45 profile tyres on 17s and has very responsive steering and handling. Comfy seats, with air con and cruise control to help with the longer stretches. Nice torquey N/A 2.0 in a smoll car means it happily bimbles around at low revs, and never feels strained.
    Then, if you want to, you can knock it down a gear or two and it makes utterly filthy noises from the intake side while gathering a reasonable bit of speed.
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    Supernaut got a reaction from eddyramrod in Supernaut's Fleet - Spaghetti Bolognese   
    It seems Biggar is only* 130 miles from Preston, so I shall easily be there by lunchtime to see my mate.
     
    Thoughts on the car, then. Cruise control and air conditioning are wonderful after so long without them. It feels short geared, sitting at 3.5k at an indicated 75, but then I realised the redline is at 7. It's perfectly civilised and not buzzy at all cruising at that speed though. It's also right in the power band so a twitch of the right foot makes things very illegal very quickly.
    The gearing is bang on what the 316 was like, so I'm used to it.
    There are a few wee bits of trim that could use some attention, and it has an oddly worn gear stick. It selects gears fine, but the stick itself has movement when in a gear. It's a plastic bush at the bottom of the gear stick, but you need to drop the exhaust to get to it. The replacement part is in the glovebox though! It still changes gear perfectly, mind, and is just fine to drive as it is. It could just be better.
    Anyway, time for breakfast then I'll hit the road. Here's the view from my 4th floor room. The car is down on the 1st floor.

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    Supernaut reacted to matara in Aussie Peugeot 205 Si base spec --> 205 Rallyeshite replica - Father & Son project   
    My 12 year old son Zacky is keen on learning to drive and doesn't want to wait another 4 years until he can do on the road (here in Sydney, Aus). So we have decided to get involved in doing Motorkhana events in the Junior class which he can start doing from 12 years old. A motorkhana is a tarmac event that is a timed drive around a coned course on private land. So we looked for the cheapest way of doing this and have bought an Aussie/Japan only market spec base Peugeot 205 Si. This is a 1.6i model but pretty similar to a 205XS. 
    We intend to transform it from a base spec 205 to an imposter spec 205 Rallye with the aid of some steel wheels, a sticker kit and a cherry bomb exhaust. 
    The car we bought has had some competition use in Khanacross ( the next stage on from Motorkhana, but on gravel/off road and high speeds), so it's already 0.5 Colin McRae spec already
    being 30 years old this year means we can put it on Historic Registration which means for $50 / 20 quid we can have it insured/taxed and drive it on the road to/from events and up to 60 days personal per year, so we are doing it cheap. 
    Will post up some event photos here as there is a lot of other shite spec cars in the field. 
    Here is our Aussie base spec!

    And here is the goal:-

    And here is our Si doing some Khanacross in Melbourne Victora by the prior owner:-

    Car is currently in transit between Melbourne and Sydney (1000kms) and should be here later this week. We already have our order in on these:-

    Cheers
    Steve
     
     
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