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Dear interested/uninterested/couldntgiveamonkeys parties

Your claims have been duly noted and passed to our crack legal team Mr Fan, Mrs Dabi and Captain Dozi . You should hear from them in due course.

Yours
Miss K Rankie

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My concern is this slayer of creatures was allowed to drive on my property killing wild life as it rampaged out of control!
I of course will also be require a large pot of gold to compensate me.
Dear sir

We have forwarded your automotive and homestead complaints to our specialist in that field

Yours
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My new favourite toy arrived yesterday after a purchase with the 20% on eBay.

It comes with a little pouch and detachable hose.
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Digital psi meter
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Was really simple and quick to pump up slightly flat mx5 tyres
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Very happy for £30 ISH. Will make autotesting and track days a bit easier and don't have to worry about 12v sockets with long leads

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You know the saying that boys don't grow up they just get bigger. Well today that was put to the test. In my pile of mx5 bits was a homemade straight through exhaust with cannon tip.

Today Northern Monkey let me borrow his ramp to have a see whether it would fit.

The old box
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Came off easily enough
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New one fits well enough
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We did a quick start up to check .... Flip it's loud. NM did a big grin as his inner yoof kicked in.

Some modification to mounting hardware and bodywork was done by NM
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I really like the look and at idle it is ok, it's just when at part throttle your organs rumble themselves into giblets!



I am not sure I can live with the throbbing of it day to day, and am slightly concerned that it wouldn't be allowed at trackdays due to the racket.

It does sound ace through a tunnel though!
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Knockhill have an official limit of 100db but, in reality, nobody gives a toss
same story down at teeside apparently 
I would be deaf before I got there!

It's the drone that's the real pain in the bum.



Would putting a cat in the way improve things do you think?

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Mine is used for commute and plus driving 3 hours up for knockhil etc.

Hot rod garage have fitted a new exhaust with a cutout and an app to control the noise. Which meant I had a strange dream last night about Northern Monkey doing an A team job of fitting the old rear exhaust with a pull switch between the noises!

Ultimately if I can get rid of the drone via refitting the cat or a silencer then that is ideal. Although sensible answer is just to put the old one back on.

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mx5parts have these on special just now, register as a new customer and get an additional 10% off

https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/stainless-steel-exhaust-parts-single-exit-mk1-p-1114.html

they are well built and sound juicy without being over the top, I'm sure you could sell the bean can on to one of the drifto lot and recoup a few bob

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mx5parts have these on special just now, register as a new customer and get an additional 10% off
https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/stainless-steel-exhaust-parts-single-exit-mk1-p-1114.html
they are well built and sound juicy without being over the top, I'm sure you could sell the bean can on to one of the drifto lot and recoup a few bob
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I may have been viewing that before you posted!

To be honest I would be better off sticking old one back on and spending cash on soemthing else.

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So I took a quick spin to the shops yesterday in the mx5 with the potato cannon... it is ridiculous.  You cant give it the beans as pensioners fillings rattle as you go by! 

Its not so much the loudness as deep bass resonance. It will have to be changed - Missus Puss has said either the exhaust goes or the car goes. So of course I am going to probably find a way to quieten it a bit rather than put the old one back on. 

Fleet update

SMART car is staying and will be off to Northern Monkey Motahs for new tyres, sort out oil leak, front discs and pads, engine mounts plus a service. Its too cheap to run for Missus Puss to sell and now she has got used to the paddles it has made it much more driveable. 

Peugeot has been paid for and collection has been arranged. It is going to a good home - I will miss it but at the moment it doesnt occupy a niche in my fleet. It was saved from scrap so that is a good thing. 

Rover has got about 50 watchers on ebay but not a sniff.  When I get back from Holidays I am going to do a no reserve auction I think. 

My life is going to get a bit more complicated with the arrival of some furry friends in the not too distant future - meaning I will need an estate car again, so the golf and the Rover will need to be liquidated for some cash. 

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Would the golf not work with the rear seats down to give extra space?
Or is it just time for a change!
There isn't that much room in the back plus it is quite high to get in and out of.

It is likely that we will be getting 3 bigish dogs so they will need space and to be able to be secured in back

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23 minutes ago, NorthernMonkey said:

What you need* is a lime green Vito.

Transported Mrs NM, myself and three totally hyped Spaniels to Doncaster and back for a fun dog show yesterday in total* comfort.

I thought the mystery machine was a keeper? 

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15 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

I thought the mystery machine was a keeper? 

I didn’t say this lime green Vito, just lime green Vito.... 

 

Though even keepers have to move on to pastures new eventually.....this weeks plan is to get the P38 back on the road as it’s got comfortable seats 😉

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31 minutes ago, NorthernMonkey said:

I didn’t say this lime green Vito, just lime green Vito.... 

 

Though even keepers have to move on to pastures new eventually.....this weeks plan is to get the P38 back on the road as it’s got comfortable seats 😉

And you miss the beep beep beep..........

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