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Doing some random googlage about motoring stuff, the modern* website appears to use a cartoon Mk2 Vauxhall Carlton to describe aerodynamics

https://www.howacarworks.com/technology/car-aerodynamics

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EDIT - I notice they haven't tagged 'ill fitting sunroof'

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Finished this, today.

a £200 Marketplace purchase. Looks a fair bit less 80s/90s now, IMO.

I rollered the FG beams and angle iron purlins with Rustoleum Combicolor, replaced the roof, white fascia and RWG and spray painted them in my spare bedroom lol.

Here’s some before, during and after pics.

Pleased with how it has came out and it will hopefully keep a lot of the weather off the car, until I get around to building a garage.

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2 hours ago, Out Run said:

Finished this, today.

a £200 Marketplace purchase. Looks a fair bit less 80s/90s now, IMO.

I rollered the FG beams and angle iron purlins with Rustoleum Combicolor, replaced the roof, white fascia and RWG and spray painted them in my spare bedroom lol.

Here’s some before, during and after pics.

Pleased with how it has came out and it will hopefully keep a lot of the weather off the car, until I get around to building a garage.

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Belated shoutout to @Jikovron for dismantling it with me. It lives again, mate (as you know) and will for a long time.

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7 hours ago, Out Run said:

Finished this, today.

a £200 Marketplace purchase. Looks a fair bit less 80s/90s now, IMO.

I rollered the FG beams and angle iron purlins with Rustoleum Combicolor, replaced the roof, white fascia and RWG and spray painted them in my spare bedroom lol.

Here’s some before, during and after pics.

Pleased with how it has came out and it will hopefully keep a lot of the weather off the car, until I get around to building a garage.

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Wot if the rain comes down at an angle?

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8 hours ago, Nyphur said:

I've seen that in the flesh.

I believe there is photo/video of it from one of my show reports in the early days.

Any of Millyard's creations are a sight to behold, having encountered a five-pot Kawasaki someone had him do. Man's a genius. I was particularly impressed by the engineering of the mountain bikes he's designed for his lad as shown on his YT channel.

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I was out working in the badlands of West Sussex today when i spotted this absolute honey outside a garage in Horsham.

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I give you a 70's Spitfire that's been mated with what looks like a early 30's Austin 7.

If the rad was moved upright/ pulled in tighter to the engine and below the rad was tidied up then i think this would be way too cool for (old) school.

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chap on yootoobe has an e niro and is doing lands end to john o groats for charidee - mr EV andrew till

unbelieveably hes done it in one go (with a helper) he left LE at 6am they turned up in scotland at just before 3am - im mileage king and even i wouldnt do that :) - 1000 miles in 10 hours 800km in 6.5 etc - crucially not at night :)

just  a shame that the interesting bits he passed in the dark at the start and at the end

edit he lives in canterbury so it was 400 miles just to start ffs

 

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Bought an old funky moped a few months ago, came with no V5, seller wouldn’t let the recovery firm collect from his house (and no proof of where he lived) etc.

On top of that, not only did someone message me later saying the vendor was full of shit and not to trust him, but when I questioned him as to how come the back brake didn’t seem as good as it could be, he said ‘just adjust it, it’s dead easy with drum brakes’ or something like that. I actually had to point out it has a rear disc. Anyhow, log book arrived after the usual Coronavirus DVLA wait, and then I promptly forgot about the bike until the other day when I went to take my scooter for an MOT, so put it on with it. Just checked on line, and it’s only bloody well gone and passed with one small advisory!

Might as well get my meagre wages just sent wholesale to Bikesure now.

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