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4 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

High clutches are so common I'm never bothered about them unless/until they slip, Ford, anything French, VAG etc, the lot of them all renowned for high(ish) clutches in some of their cars its so common

The Fiesta I learned to drive in had similar clutch behaviours to my Fabia, which made things much easier. :)

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1 hour ago, Crackers said:

Had my first "proper Mini" experience today with a (very) short scoot in a 1999 Rover injected one. I liked it. That's it. That's the news.

Proper Minis do not a Rover badge have.

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2 hours ago, N19 said:

I mean, it's not approved and all, but I have a radiator fan rigged up at low level in the garage at the back, to circulate air a bit, usually if I'm doing painting or using white spirit underneath the car. Definitely helps move fresh air in.

Even if you’re getting near zero CO, CO2 will be produced and will displace the air causing asphyxiation rather than poisoning.

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The red forum bike Saab 93 convertible has been booked in for its MOT on Tuesday.

I've told them it needs work to pass so time has been booked in to allow for this. A front wheelbearing is a definite plus 2 front top strut mounts. 

It's a good car so its worth getting it through a test in my opinion, it drives brilliantly.

Then.... it's always the worst time for my cars, immediately after MOT as that means they're more saleable! I really like this one but if something else interesting jumped out at me.....

Failing that I may post off the ECU to Noobtune :)

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8 hours ago, Crackers said:

"Proper" minis are also a worth a lot more than your average uni student can afford, so there's that.

I'm amazed by the cars driven by students of our local Uni - quite a few are nearly-new. Maybe they're not average though. TBF a Uni student with a V8 Rover was not common in the late 70s either.

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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

The red forum bike Saab 93 convertible has been booked in for its MOT on Tuesday.

I've told them it needs work to pass so time has been booked in to allow for this. A front wheelbearing is a definite plus 2 front top strut mounts. 

It's a good car so its worth getting it through a test in my opinion, it drives brilliantly.

Then.... it's always the worst time for my cars, immediately after MOT as that means they're more saleable! I really like this one but if something else interesting jumped out at me.....

Failing that I may post off the ECU to Noobtune :)

If its ever for sale again , hit me up 👍

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1 hour ago, High Jetter said:

I'm amazed by the cars driven by students of our local Uni - quite a few are nearly-new. Maybe they're not average though. TBF a Uni student with a V8 Rover was not common in the late 70s either.

Quite a few in my Film class that could drive were driving some modern thing. Think there were two of us with cars that weren't financed to the hilt.

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51 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

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And this is why McLaren decided to not open a factory in Australia

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3 hours ago, SiC said:

Enough down force to stick to a ceiling.

Appears even with a door open

Every time a picture comes out upside down somebody says something along those lines. It's never me because I never get there in time. One day I'll get there first. 

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2 hours ago, Yoss said:

Every time a picture comes out upside down somebody says something along those lines. It's never me because I never get there in time. One day I'll get there first. 

I've always been smug about it as its never happened to me before

Until it did the other day 😱

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I did one of those classic car driving experiences today, and really enjoyed it. Amongst a sea of Mk1 Mustangs, Dodge Chargers and the like, I drove a Mk1 Golf GTI, a Pug 205 GTI and a Mini Cooper S. I loved all three of them (even if the Golf's clutch pedal felt like it was attached to a jar of honey - it was slooow). The one that really stuck with me though was the Mini. Never driven one before and, at 6ft 2, I was a bit worried it would be too crampt but boy was I wrong. The experience was further improved by the fact that the 70s hot rod racer Barry Lee (or Leapy if you will) was in the passenger seat. Such an amazing guy. 

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12 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

Where did you do this, and was he singing "Little Arows" as you went round?

'Is it me, or is it you?'

Sadly the wrong Leapy, but that would've been even more incredible. I was at Abingdon Air Field, but the company (Car Chase Heroes) do them in other places too. I did one at Bicester once which admittedly was a better setup, but the Abingdon runway track was faster. 

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I've just looked them up, they do one about an hour from me in September. Some might say you just picked the cheapest 3 available, but I agree with your choice rather than the big heavy stuff. I might swop the Golf for the Lotus Cortina though, never driven a hot Mk1.

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6 hours ago, High Jetter said:

I've just looked them up, they do one about an hour from me in September. Some might say you just picked the cheapest 3 available, but I agree with your choice rather than the big heavy stuff. I might swop the Golf for the Lotus Cortina though, never driven a hot Mk1.

I’d be surprised if the Lotus Cortina was genuine rather than a lookalike given the general quality at Car Chase Heroes.

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17 hours ago, MiniMort said:

I did one of those classic car driving experiences today, and really enjoyed it. Amongst a sea of Mk1 Mustangs, Dodge Chargers and the like, I drove a Mk1 Golf GTI, a Pug 205 GTI and a Mini Cooper S. I loved all three of them (even if the Golf's clutch pedal felt like it was attached to a jar of honey - it was slooow). The one that really stuck with me though was the Mini. Never driven one before and, at 6ft 2, I was a bit worried it would be too crampt but boy was I wrong. The experience was further improved by the fact that the 70s hot rod racer Barry Lee (or Leapy if you will) was in the passenger seat. Such an amazing guy. 

It would be nice if there was a company that offered unloved, shite classic driving days, but I guess they would quickly go bust offering those 😂

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Was up near my parents yesterday night, so stepped out of the hired Transit Luton and took the series out to meet a couple of mates for a brew. 

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I'm really settling into it now, you have to remember it sets it own pace but once you're in tune with it, it all comes naturally. 

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A very enjoyable run out, even the headlights aren't as terrible as I expected. My mates loved it. 

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