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Anyone up for a group sponsorship to have Autoshite printed on the side? :D

 

Sides are paid for at £200 each.

One sides a car trader, he wont want it, others a scrapyard so we don't want it with that.

 

Can we blow an autoshite sticker up a bit bigger and make it sticky on the back?

I might be able to sneak it on the Aerofoil when my lads not looking.

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Something felt a little less than round today...

 

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Something felt lumpy in the front end... by Matt S, on Flickr

 

Bought a set part worn just before Christmas because to hell with spending £200 two/three weeks before Christmas. Were fine at the time but didn't spot that they were made week 48 of 2009... Naturally my spare is flat AND my sodding 12v pump popped it's fuse as soon as I switched it on.

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I sold the XM last night. I'm sad and I will miss it but it barely moved since its MOT in August, and it really wanted someone with the time to paint it and sort the fiddly bits.

 

It was a great car and I had fun with it. Happily though its went to live with the brother in law of a close friend and he seems just as in to it as I was. He owns a P38 V8 as well so definitely has the credentials to fit in well here, I'll encourage him to take a peek in.....

 

We are now down to 1 car from 5........there is a w203 shaped itch to be scratched which obviously is more shit than shite and I'll have to suffer the embarrassment of being the guy who replaced an XM with a rusty merc.... 6f5a6cf5339d3e589a8942feccfa2f9e.jpg

 

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I know a way to get that blue top back.

 

 

Was Blue, only got Red back by winning final at B Vue next to last meeting. (won heat as well).

Not raced much 2017, did drive for Bingley for a while, due to lack of funds.

Other son borrowed car for last B Vue and led that final until the last lap.

Was Red all year 2016, raced every shale, that's very difficult racing shale meetings only.

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These cars dont look stock at all.

 

This is true, but things progress. 

I'll try to dig the Morris 1000 photo from the loft that I promised Squire Dawson a while ago.

Could be a young lady sat on the bonnet if I get the right one. She's 71 now!

Yes she did drive it

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I have just done some 'tarting up' on the Mazda. Re-painted the disc bells and claipers and then attacked the window surround on the drivers door which was going rusty (spotty). Rubbed it down and then painted it black again. Looks a million times better for 45 minutes work. Of course, I am now knackered!

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I'm presuming your stickerless car is a zetec by the exhaust coming from the left of the car? Do they still run pintos in them these days or are they just generally old hat?

 

They still use pintos, they are slightly faster on tarmac, but supposed to be limited revs this year to equal it out.

We find little difference on shale except pinto costs around £4,500, and blows up now and then.

Our Zetecs costs £650 and tend to last longer.

You do need a few conversion parts to run zetec, around £1000 in total, but once you have the kit, its cheap.

We used to use 2 pintos per season, often needed a rebuild as well.

This is our third season zetec. 

Just fitted engine no 4, No1 blew up after about 28 meetings 2 and 3 are stlll usable. 

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This is true, but things progress. 

I'll try to dig the Morris 1000 photo from the loft that I promised Squire Dawson a while ago.

Could be a young lady sat on the bonnet if I get the right one. She's 71 now!

Yes she did drive it

 

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Might have to move to another thread, It's hardly news 24.

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Audi is going in tomorrow ref it's numerous faults. Even though it has gone to the local auto spark who is very competent and reasonable I am lubing up as I type.....

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They still use pintos, they are slightly faster on tarmac, but supposed to be limited revs this year to equal it out.

We find little difference on shale except pinto costs around £4,500, and blows up now and then.

Our Zetecs costs £650 and tend to last longer.

You do need a few conversion parts to run zetec, around £1000 in total, but once you have the kit, its cheap.

We used to use 2 pintos per season, often needed a rebuild as well.

This is our third season zetec.

Just fitted engine no 4, No1 blew up after about 28 meetings 2 and 3 are stlll usable.

Cool I havnt really looked into it for a good while, supplied a few pintos to local lads when they were doing it, I thank you f2 and the lightning rod guys for upping the value of pintos to be fair

 

You'll have to start a thread for your f2 escapades, im sure others as well as me would be interested

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Brown car passed it's MOT today, with a couple of small advisories. In thanks I gave it a wash and spent 2.25 hours hoovering up Bassett hair.. Toyota seem to have made the the seats out of dog hair magnetic nylon. The Ebay dog guard I bought for it resisted a Basset shoulder barge for 17 minutes. It's been beefed up but it's now a war of wills. After spending 2.05 hours today hoovering, I went in for a piss,and upon returning, who was in the passengers seat.. ?

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Yep it does cost money indeed, just to do a basic freshen up of the bottom end with oversize pistons, rings, a bore, block decking, bearings etc costs a few quid in itself in just parts and machining, thats without adding any work to the head a new cam etc and a carb to the equation then there's someones labour to put it together if you can't do it yourself, then there's the cost of buying the unit to freshen up if you don't already have a serviceable one

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A built pinto is infinitely cooler than a zetec. It gets a bit yawn at car shows when you see zetec, zetec, red top. I much prefer to see something original even if it's been heavily modified.

Is 200bhp about the limit for an NA pinto?

Measured at the crank whilst pulling North of 8000 rpm and it's not going to last long. However putting boost through they can easily and cheaply exceed that till the ring lands collapse.

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A built pinto is infinitely cooler than a zetec. It gets a bit yawn at car shows when you see zetec, zetec, red top. I much prefer to see something original even if it's been heavily modified.

Is 200bhp about the limit for an NA pinto?

Im sure harris got around 240-250 bhp iirc it was 2.2 on throttle bodies, may have got more in their time but you have to have very deep pockets for one of those

 

Here's a nice mk1 escort with a boat anchor doing 10.73 quarter mile

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6qO3lhHEZu4

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This afternoon I have mostly been going to Southampton to buy a boring modern.  I like to think it does have some shite credentials though.  Behold the (blurry) magnificence of the 2008 Perodua Myvi.

 

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First impressions are that it's really not a long-distance car.  It has enough poke to keep up on the motorway, but there's a lot of road noise and the seats aren't the most supportive, which means my back now hurts a bit.  It also nommed £30 worth of petrol on the 215-mile run home, which works out to just under 40mpg - so a bit shit really considering I wasn't exactly gunning it (the EML is on though which might have something to do with it).  Round town though it's brilliant - it gets off the line like a stabbed rat and turns on a sixpence, and the boxy shape makes it easy to park. 

 

I think it must be quite a posh one as it has electric windows all round and aircon.  It still has the same tacky grey plastic ignition key as the Kenari though - albeit with the addition of an equally tacky remote fob.  The engine is a 1.3 VVTi from a Yaris and seems happy to rev to 7K.  It has the usual vague gearshift and overlight steering you get from Peroduas but it seems to handle well enough, although crosswind stability isn't its strongest suit.  Also it needs wiper blades.  Why does every single bloody car I buy need wiper blades?  How can people drive around in the rain not being able to see where they're going?  I just don't get it.

 

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the car yet - probably tidy it up, put a fresh MOT on it and sell it on.  I only bought it because it was cheap (absurdly so in fact), and hopefully an '08 plate car with 58K on the clock and a full test will be desirable enough that I might even make a drink on it.  We shall see.

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