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    Small cars - love em or hate em?

    Well I'm, quite a big fella, as in 6'3" tall, very broad & strong build and all coated in fat, so I generally don't do small cars as they make me look silly
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    it's alive, ALIVE!!!!!!

    Yup. 5.4 to be precise. It sounds awsome, god how I've missed that sound
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    it's alive, ALIVE!!!!!!

    The Near Lee fired today 8-), the heart is beating with a strong pulse. Just need to top up the transmission fluid and set the timing and he's done.
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    Rare cars spotted

    The engine is in its hole and all bolted in, just need to fit the rad and plum it in, fill engine with oil and tune it. I should have it back by the weekend (touch wood). If I can make the meet I will, it would be great to put some names to faces and finally meet people. It all depends on where...
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    Rare cars spotted

    Hmmm, rare cars eh?. Smug Mode.:bigsmile: 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite. the only one in the UK. 1976 Lotus Eclat. Only 1660 (approx) ever made. !982 Vauxhall Chevette auto. When was the last time you ever saw a Chevette let alona an auto? The Satellite is at work waiting for the...
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    Prius vs 520d in mpg challenge

    I really going for this because I hate these things with a passion, possably more than clarkson. This article was published on the internet by the Central Connecticut State University. The Toyota Prius has become the flagship car for those in our society so environmentally conscious that...
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    Prius vs 520d in mpg challenge

    I said this when they first came out. You will spend what you save on fuel on the initial cost of the thing and on maintenence. Also, as far as the enviroment goes these things are a farce!!! It is more damaging to the atmosphere to build or dispose of one of these than it is a Hummer!!! Hybrid...
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    Are car faults engineered

    Defects actually cost the manufacturer more money. They suppliy the original part and then often have to supply a replacement part under warranty (which are getting longer and longer) and swallow the cost. Parts failing is just part of motoring. Bits have always broke and wore out, but now...
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    New Toy

    lol I can choose. Sorry to dissapoint but my 'General' isn't a 69' Charger. Its a 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite. Very similar though, the Satellite and Charger were a bit like the VW Passat and the Skoda Octavia. Much the same car both built by chrysler using most of the same parts just with...
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    New Toy

    I took the surface of the wheels using a Nylon wheel (bit like a wire wheel but wont score the alloy) and then I used polishing rubbers. They are not unlike eraser rubbers but they are gritted. spent an hour or so using that and then I used some G3 cutting compound (usually used for mopping...
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    New Toy

    Finished one of my Wheels today, it took 5 lunch hours to do but the result is superb. From this to this
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    What does water wetter do.

    Funny that, we use Forte fuel treatments at work, often to get cars through the emissions part of the MOT. You cant beat a bottle of Forte fuel treatment and a good thrashin down the A120, works a treat
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    What does water wetter do.

    I never said they were. ;) I was just stating that they are a quick fix for an insufficient cooling system (like radweld s for a leeky system) and if you need to use them, there is probably a fault somewhere that should be remidied or something needs upgrading (i.e. bigger rad, more efficient...
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    WANTED 2 Wolfrace Slotmags

    Nice one, cheers Steve that would be awsome. :)
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    New Toy

    Quick update. Most of the electrics now work. Have discovered the fuel line isn't blocked, just disconnected. Now reconnected. I found some3 very iffy wiring under the bonnet, we're talking twist the wires together and tape them up. Have redone half the wiring under the bonnet now, all fresh...
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