Thanks, this is great! I was wondering about the availability of parts worldwide, especially since I was thinking of laying my hands on one of these houses in Greece next year; but now that I know that there are alternatives, I feel better about my plans!
Experienced "a first" yesterday, Monday. Had my regular six monthly consultation with my GP over the phone.
My GP, a recent import from Scotland, phoned me at the appointed time to review some tests I had undertaken over the last few months and to renew my 6 monthly prescription for the one drug that he has me on.
All was good, as expected, and it was, "see you in six months time". He also thought it was great that I had a few bottles of Vino Rosso on hand to keep the cholesterol down in these troubled times.
There are, but most of the good Coupes have already come to the UK, Malaysia is another country to try. Just Google "japan auction car europe" and you should find some hits, but beware, not all Coupes in Japan are RHD
Welding is a skill I wish I possessed Toby. I'd still have my old 1965 998cc Cooper if I could! It never really needed a great amount of welding, but what it did mean I had to let it go. It's worth a fortune now. All being well, we must try to have a meetup, post-C-19?
I found Mr Muscle oven cleaner (aerosol) is super to melt the rubber finish. Used on a couple of handbrake consoles to great effect. A word to the wise though - light coats of paint and many of them, spaced out. otherwise you get an elephant hide effect in a few weeks as it settles
Hi all, Awhile ago my dipstick read wrong and I overfilled my oil. Rookie mistake I'm aware, please don't be too harsh lol, It killed me.
Anyway I usually hear when taking off a turbo blow off in first but its the only gear I hear it in apart from the odd time in second. It also boosts alot stronger in first and second than a lot of the other gears.
The FC chip was developed on my car, as it happens, so I'm glad it's seeing good use.
I'd certainly look at a lightened flywheel, but I'd also consider locking the balance shaft and removing the belt (which means you can also fit a wider cambelt for peace of mind). Both of those mods reduce the rotational inertia of the engine which will get you moving faster in low gears (and equally, lighter wheels).
The points made above about pounds per kW are correct; it's a lot easier to shove extra fuel through a turbo lump than an NA (where you're basically restricted to increasing revs, changing combustion chamber geometry, and changing the cam timing/lift). Beware if you're changing the exhaust - the four into two into one and the position of the catalyst all affect cylinder exhaust scavenging at different RPM. Equally, if you delete the airbox, you'll lose a resonant cavity that hangs off the front of it and significantly improves low speed torque.
Viva Italia had been brought forward one day, to Sunday 31st May, and combined with Supercar Sunday, as was the case a few years ago. However, the latest news is that the Dutch government said no events with more than 100 people before 1st June...so now it is cancelled Looks like all annual pilgrimages will be off this year...
...but a new date is possible later in the year...fingers crossed!