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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Benno, Apr 30, 2017.
Those 14yr olds will be flocking in the droves
Great update mate. Seeing that and the photo from mine with the nose of the old car just lurking makes me a little sad to have given the clio up so soon. I'm glad the parts have gone to someone I know though who will put them to good use! Just needs the inside stripping Properly and painting.
Absolute track slag - cant wait to see it in the flesh!
That it is! Must get booked onto a day at Combe some time, show you why you shouldn’t have got rid of yours for the SECOND time!!!!!
Cheers man, I’ll be getting some use out of it all that’s for sure!
But like you said at Spa mate, it’s getting to the point where you’re needing a new challenge to keep you interested in all of it! That BMW will be a credit to you, as the Clio has been over the time you’ve owned it - saying that I’m not sure I’d want to be the next name on that logbook..
Just got to find a daily suitable for towing and possibly a Birmingham commute then I may well be going down the road of a fully stripped track slag. Baby steps for now though!
If I did that at my age I'd be arrested!
Gotta take some advantage of my 15 year old face haven’t I?!
Holy smokes Batman.
YOU are the update king !
I wasn’t quite sure where you were going with the car at one point (Not sure if you were ). But you’ve got your direction now.
Very nice buddy. You are set and committed to go round in circles at speed and looking good doing it.
Cheers Shuv! If I’m doing it I may as well go all out surely?!
To be honest things will slow down a lot short term now...need to find myself a daily/tow car and potentially have got a big commute starting soon, crept up on me to be honest. The exact step up in my career future that I’ve been looking for, so if I get it I’ll swallow the fuel bill for a month or so and get a diesel Passat or Volvo V50 possibly. Both big towing weights so should pull the Clio with ease!
You’re right though, was in limbo for a while and to be honest still am a little. Would like to find a lock up somewhere local to keep it dry and under cover this winter, especially after seeing the state of the standard shocks when they came off!
Finally managed a post-Snetterton clean after two weeks off the road with another screwed starter.
Went over to a mate of mine who kindly whipped it off and replaced it for me. Couldn’t get the heat shield on with the manifold in place so gold wrapped it for the time being and will see what happens. If it goes again it’ll have to be subframe and manifold off, in which case I may kill two birds with one stone and buy a Ktec manifold to replace my close-to-failure flexis....
For those of you interested (@Big Ben @Markmec etc), this is how the car is sitting on the Gaz Golds now. 3 degrees of camber on the front, handling is absolutely beautiful. Would recommend them to anyone. Kudos to Auto Finesse for working its magic again!!
this one is quickly turning into one of my forum's favourites.
looks mean with that amount of camber.
Cheers Peter! The best bit was @jamesgw200’s face when I turned up at his before Snetterton, he couldn’t work out why I had so much camber on springs!
good to see her coming along Ben..do you drive her daily?
K Tec manifold all the way sir - loud as F___K mind you! - she looks fine.
so flipping confused haha, ill have camber this time
Cheers Kev!!! Been floating in the back of my mind for a while, even more so as they've revised it again and so say this one is even better!!
Indeed I do Pav! Not much mileage to be fair, but nonetheless it's my only mode of transport still. We'll see in the next few months what happens, your guess is as good as mine right now!
I loved the manifold at first it was a 'WTF have i done moment'.
Gutted I never properly heard yours before it went, I get the feeling along with the induction kit it’ll make one hell of a racket...
Possible noise issues though?
Possibly! If it does happen I’ll take a trip to Combe and get them to static test it. Won’t be for a few months yet anyway.
yours is loud as it is mate so fiiting a ktr man may cause you some troubles with the boys with flags