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Yesterday at 18:29
An unexpected bonus of having an EV is avoiding the knuckle-draggers causing petrol and diesel shortages.

Rather than sitting on the M25, perhaps Insulation Rebellion should just announce that there's absolutely no need to panic buy insulation
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Coupé Projects
Yesterday at 09:13
Originally Posted by Trappy
Originally Posted by Begbie
Nice to read it's still coming along, but taking the dashboard out was a complete and utter a**e laugh

I forgot to mention that the dash fell to bits in the process. Now it's out though, at least it's easy top see how the bleeding thing is supposed to come out. I've got ideas on re-fitting a new one while the car is having a glass-out respray.

I would do that if I was you, as having the glass in I couldn't quite get the dash back in properly and had to trim some metal to be able to get the vent on the dashboard back onto the heater
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Yesterday at 08:03
Anyone got any more details on these bi-xenon conversions?
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Yesterday at 07:57
Chris can do the graphics, Simon can provide the music wink
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23/09/2021 16:38
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Alarm and I.C.E
23/09/2021 16:32
Lots of info on the net about different types of cables and sizes. If you're just running speakers off the headunit then you won't need anything fancy, but a good quality cable from a trusted supplier can't be bad, and they're not too expensive either.

I think you can remove old cables and insert new to the existing plug with a special tool or possibly buy a blank plug to set new cables into.

Or, you could go down the Morrison tried and tested route of cutting the cables 2 inches off the plug and connecting new cables to the old. Not ideal.
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23/09/2021 16:17
I'd be very interested if you could share the xdf and bin file. What software are you using to read the eprom. Can the file be downloaded direct from the ecu like modern cars or does the eprom need to be read removed from the ecu?
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Coupé Related Chat
22/09/2021 19:39
Originally Posted by Dazvr6
Pretty sure I saw it leaving Nigel. It was heading towards the Stags leap at a leisurely pace so didn't think it was you driving laugh
What flavour V8 are you going for?

Hi Daz - looking for an Aston Martin V8 Vantage - not massively fast, but achingly pretty and sounds glorious. Prices have risen though, so I’m having to save hard
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22/09/2021 18:23
Thanks MM on both posts .

Thinking I’m set on a 20VT - 6 , Plus or LE.

I’ve had a blue, light red and moon grey, not a fan of yellow or Scott’s green - I seem to have gone of Vinci (10yrs ago I would have bit your arm off) Not sure in inkies but seem to be a few for sale

So admittedly I’m limiting myself further more !

I’m thinking best bet is just to stock Joe and FCSS and see what pops up for sale!
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News & Press
22/09/2021 14:51
Originally Posted by Brilly1uk
Contrary to others, I quite enjoyed it and particularly liked the fact the buyer father and son had a shared passion for the Coupe. smile

If they were passionate, I'd like to think they'd have popped on here and checked out the years old guides on what to look for and have a fair idea of what modifications are sensible. Aside from the fact that 309bhp and 346lbs/ft on a 20vT is unheard of, if it was possible, you wouldn't run it through a SMIC... This was part of common discussion back in the mid noughties.
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22/09/2021 13:00
Hey Submariner,

In my defence- it had been a good night in the local.

You know how it is. You think they are giving you their telephone number....but just coming over to give you the bill! lol

I would never knowingly use wbac. I know some do.


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22/09/2021 09:21
An in-depth look at the ECU connections - again, for the Marea, but it's basically the same - on Youtube:

It's in Portuguese, but the auto translate on the subtitles seems to be pretty good.
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Alarm and I.C.E
21/09/2021 19:38
Just incase anyone ever wanted closure to this one, I went with standard sized speakers in the standard location.

The rear quarter plastic is thick enough and has enough curves to be strong and have 'little' vibration. Plus the angle of putting the speaker in the metal body means it's firing at the wrong angle and firing into the rear quarter void. I felt the standard size and location would offer best results.

Spent a fair amount of time and money on vibration damping and sound deadening and a new set of speakers for the front. Rewired the entire system, amp and a teeny sub.

The sound is amazing, it's brought to light a few rattles that need sorting now. But it's the same thing as bhp, I'm already plotting a bigger sub and amp to match the quality and power of the main cabin speakers.
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21/09/2021 15:57
Thanks Jim ...... plus it's finding a good local place if I do get one in need of TLC ...... labour of love is a coop!
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Coupé Projects
21/09/2021 14:52
July 2021

The car went in to Power Italia to have NGK8s fitted (another possible contributing factor with the engine issues) and dampers adjusted to 14 front, 11 rear. It felt a lot more planted after this set up so I'm going to leave it here for now.

With the cage booked in for end of July, I was understandably relieved when the Sabelt Titan XLs arrived at my house only a week before! Of course, I immediately sat one down on top of the old seat on the garage floor to test it out and found it to be just as good as I had hoped after having tested them many months before. Very happy cloud9 With a boot full of shiny bits, I headed off to Joe’s to get some help removing the dash…

The dash proved to be even more stubborn than I had feared, but thankfully Joe was able to draw on near limitless levels of sorcery and it finally came off. Back into the car, I headed on to the roll cage guy.

Upon arrival at the roll cage fitter, it transpired that he’d forgotten I was en route so the whole day of rushing around in blistering heat was for nought. Which was nice.
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20/09/2021 20:56
Congrats Che - it is difficult to get back to the fold in a nice one/ currently looking myself.

Originally Posted by respace
Don't get them started on which is the best colour!

I actually started typing about colour , then realised I bit like a fish and deleted ! laugh
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20/09/2021 14:03
Thanks….so far so good and the car gets a lot of attention especially at the recent Late Brake Show Live event in Leicestershire.
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UK Social Events
19/09/2021 19:28
Oh and this one
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Coupé Parts for Sale
19/09/2021 14:54
PM sent
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General Chat
19/09/2021 13:27
Glad you've got it sorted. We're just back after a week in France visiting my kids, so won't be heading up to watch you, sadly, but I've a mate who lives on Anglesey - I'll see if he wants to cheer for you on my behalf!
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17/09/2021 23:49
thanks PeteP.

registration paid and form sent,
I hope I have done everything in order.
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Other Cars and Vehicles
17/09/2021 22:44
Originally Posted by bezzer
Bit of a coincidence this, but I pick up a V8 R8 tomorrow.

Interested in a private plate for the R8? I bought the plate but then never bought an R8 rolleyes

PM me if interested.
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UK Social Events
16/09/2021 17:32
1. PeteP
2. Cooperman
3. CC
4. Serg1
5. Rosso
6. Rob40 +1
7. MIB
8. Wink
9. 1st_things_1st
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16/09/2021 15:12
Via Adrian Flux 3rd year Insurance renewal quoted at £225 for 6000 miles pa , garaged , no points , 2 year NCB, plus SWMBO also on as 2nd driver, agreed vale £3500.

I got that down , still with AF, to £175 with me as the sole driver , for 3000 miles pa.

Just before renewal I sold the car and am pleased to say AF cancelled the 3rd year renewal I had agreed with them at no charge.

I’m not pleased that I’m back at £500 ish for the replacement car , an RCZ . It’s not a classic car sir and insurers don’t like the first year of car ownership .
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Other Cars and Vehicles
16/09/2021 15:01

I like the phrase “ it’s only the V8 “......!
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