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Plans next year, what's are yours? #1654926
23/12/2021 10:32
23/12/2021 10:32
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
Hi all,

As this year comes to a close it's time to reflect on my first year of this years coop's ownership and plan for next years shenanigans.

It hasn't been the smoothest year but I'm not naïve in realising that a 21 year old car isn't going to be without it's issues, current and ongoing but I'm fortunate enough to have the help of the forum and PowerItalia and also be able to have this as my weekend car even on my modest salary and this was never bought to be a garage queen (you actually need a garage for that smile

It was bought as an adventure car, to take my son and me around the county exploring old abandoned WW1/WW2 sites and locations and having great drives to those places but if this was a school exam, the car would probably score 7 out of 10 (could do better) It was off the road for quite a bit of it, but that's all been covered in my other posts.

But I'm very pleased where it's got to now, from January to now it's been getting improved slowly and with the help and thanks of Joe, Nigel, Flea and PowerItalia fault finding, the car is almost where I want it to be.

So January plans are:-

PowerItalia for Cambelt change and Rog mentioned about the exhaust gasket letting out some of the gasses and robbing me of a bit of power so hopefully get that sorted at the same time plus relocating the SIP higher up away from puddles smile

Hopefully go to some shows next year Covid permitting and lots more adventures with the confidence to go a bit further afield and take each day as it comes with usual maintenance/pampering. Here is a recent picture of us parked up about to explore after a great drive. driving

What are your next years plans?

Austin

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GT28rs,Pro alloy FMIC,Blueflame exhaust,SIP, Bosch 440cc,Helix organic clutch,Stage 3,331bhp,295lbft
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654927
23/12/2021 10:46
23/12/2021 10:46
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Cardiff
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Cardiff
My plans are to drop the rear subframe and refurbish it, new poly bushes and any rust repair e.t.c. Also wish to get hold of a better fitting exhaust system and fit the Abacus Alarms Meta alarm upgrade too.

Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654928
23/12/2021 10:55
23/12/2021 10:55
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Bulgaria
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My plan is to drive it like I stole it.


lost in space
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: french_coupe] #1654929
23/12/2021 16:40
23/12/2021 16:40
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Originally Posted by french_coupe
My plan is to drive it like I stole it.


What, gently, quietly, and with due attention to the rules of the road so the police don't notice you? tongue

Neil


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Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654930
23/12/2021 17:16
23/12/2021 17:16
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Uk
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Uk
Mot, fit the rest of the le kit from autods, the last bits and paintwork

Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654934
24/12/2021 08:53
24/12/2021 08:53
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Essex
Trappy Offline
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2022 should be a big year for my Coupé, but then I have said that every year for the past 5 years... chinny

Early Jan
Inner sills and boot floor welding

Jan - May
2.4 ported and polished head
Ported and matched inlet and exhaust manifolds
Aquamist water meth system (multi-port) fitted
Fleamapped
Battery in the boot mod

June
8 point roll cage
Sabelt seats
TRS road legal harnesses
Momo steering wheel
New gearknob (probably sound ridiculous in this list, but it is a special one laugh )
Roll cage and interior painted
Interior and sound deadening re-fitted

Drive it at last! rofl


F****** b****** thing...
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: Trappy] #1654938
24/12/2021 11:36
24/12/2021 11:36
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Trappy
2022 should be a big year for my Coupé, but then I have said that every year for the past 5 years... chinny

Early Jan
Inner sills and boot floor welding

Jan - May
2.4 ported and polished head
Ported and matched inlet and exhaust manifolds
Aquamist water meth system (multi-port) fitted
Fleamapped
Battery in the boot mod

June
8 point roll cage
Sabelt seats
TRS road legal harnesses
Momo steering wheel
New gearknob (probably sound ridiculous in this list, but it is a special one laugh )
Roll cage and interior painted
Interior and sound deadening re-fitted

Drive it at last! rofl




That sounds like a seriously good year coming up for you should be great once that's all done smile I'm assuming the gearknob isn't a skull with light up red eyes on it laugh


GT28rs,Pro alloy FMIC,Blueflame exhaust,SIP, Bosch 440cc,Helix organic clutch,Stage 3,331bhp,295lbft
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654939
24/12/2021 12:32
24/12/2021 12:32
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
I will actually have to do some work this year. Both cars need cam belt changes.
Before I start I need a garage though. Planning is in place and the builder booked for February.
I guess March time before I can go for a blast.


lost in space
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654940
24/12/2021 13:36
24/12/2021 13:36
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Essex
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Essex
Originally Posted by aust_powers


That sounds like a seriously good year coming up for you should be great once that's all done smile


Assuming there are no more setbacks, it should be amazing. I've only had the car for 5 months in the last two years and couldn't enjoy it in those months. It was off the road for nearly two years before that! I can't wait to get stuck into sorting the interior most of all!

Originally Posted by aust_powers


I'm assuming the gearknob isn't a skull with light up red eyes on it laugh


Damnit, rumbled again cry


F****** b****** thing...
Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1654942
24/12/2021 16:15
24/12/2021 16:15
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Cleveland
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Cleveland
We want to go to a property near Galliac in France, in September, to celebrate visiting there in 2002, with our first coupe.
The 2002 photo sits on my desk

The car might make it.
I have my doubts about the big useless knob behind the steering wheel.

Paul

Re: Plans next year, what's are yours? [Re: aust_powers] #1655015
04/01/2022 10:27
04/01/2022 10:27
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Great Idea for a post aust-powers!

The very same sort of thing has been on my mind. Brexit, and then Covid 19 were body blows to having adventures with my Coop.

Realistically, she has some minor issues to address re turbo actuator. And I think its new fuel pump time. But after that, when spring comes back around - I too have some historic sites I've always wanted to go to, and some roads that I keep promising myself to drive.

After the last few years- 2022 is the year to do it.

Less planning maybe- and more just grabbing the keys and going!

Hoping to here everyones else plans

Regards

MM


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