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1 hour ago, cort16 said:

I bought a Sunbeam the same colour as that from an auction in 2001.  It was in better condition though, with 30K from new, and it was a runner, although it had the lowly 928cc engine.  I paid £10 for it.

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12 hours ago, outlaw118 said:

Micro miles 323 fork sail from Doctor102 wannabe. Read the ad if you want, but don't say i didn't warn you.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-323-LX-1-3-with-just-9-960-miles-from-new-1987-1-owner/164350270070?hash=item26440a1a76:g:S0MAAOSwrT5e-P5j

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That's been stuck in Dublin for a while. Current bids are nowhere near the reserve. 

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12 hours ago, Aston Martin said:

Were I to win the lottery (which I don't do) I would buy this however I would invest in a spare fuel pump and reinstate the Traction control. 

 

I quote: The new engine is the 4.6 litre V8 pre-fitted from the factory with a Roush Supercharger, larger throttle body etc.
The Traction Control has been permanently disabled (a recommended mod for any supercharged 260 to avoid killing the fuel pump)...

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52 minutes ago, New POD said:

Were I to win the lottery (which I don't do) I would buy this however I would invest in a spare fuel pump and reinstate the Traction control. 

 

I quote: The new engine is the 4.6 litre V8 pre-fitted from the factory with a Roush Supercharger, larger throttle body etc.
The Traction Control has been permanently disabled (a recommended mod for any supercharged 260 to avoid killing the fuel pump)...

 

I'm no engineer, but how the fuck are they related?

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12 hours ago, cort16 said:

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Last night I prevaricated over whether to bid a Grand for this, bearing in mind that’s more than the last half a dozen SD1’s I’ve bought , combined.

Woke up this morning to “ You’ve been outbid” notifications, it’s £1900 now with 4 days to go, the Worlds gone mad, I tell you.

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44 minutes ago, Aston Martin said:

 

I'm no engineer, but how the fuck are they related?

Perhaps the traction control is a bit too eager, thus cutting the power rather suddenly and regularly.

This, I suppose, could affect the fuel pump as the engine suddenly goes from wanting lots of fuel to wanting no fuel on a regular basis. Especially with more power than standard causing this to happen more often. I'm no engineer either, though.

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1 hour ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

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Last night I prevaricated over whether to bid a Grand for this, bearing in mind that’s more than the last half a dozen SD1’s I’ve bought , combined.

Woke up this morning to “ You’ve been outbid” notifications, it’s £1900 now with 4 days to go, the Worlds gone mad, I tell you.

There was 2600 for sale in Glasgow recently I was following. It wasn't as nice as that 2300 and it went for 3 grand.

The straight sixes are fine but combined with the auto they're not the greatest.

 

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3 hours ago, Aston Martin said:

 

I'm no engineer, but how the fuck are they related?

No idea.  I assume, that they think that the Traction control, would not only apply brakes to the spinning wheel, but also cut fuel to the Engine.  Which isn't how these things work.

In most cars, the fuel pump, pumps at a constant pressure and flow rate, and if the injectors don't need all that fuel, (ie 99.99999% of the time), it returns via the fuel return line. 

If you wanted to control the Engine, as part of the Traction control, you'd just reduce the duration the injectors are open and not provide a spark.

Conclusion? It's ballocks.  Which would be fine if you were buying a £150 rover 75 With head gasket failure, but absolutely would raise alarm bells if spending £15000 on something that is a one off, with an owner that talks out of his arse. 

 

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