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Forum: General 7th Jul 2013, 09:43
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Posted By alastor
I heard, and then (a not insignificant amount of...

I heard, and then (a not insignificant amount of time later) saw a TVR 400SE yesterday evening. What a glorious noise that makes.
Forum: General 21st Jun 2013, 21:10
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Views: 391,461
Posted By alastor
I also saw a white XK120 or alike today, nowhere...

I also saw a white XK120 or alike today, nowhere near Wakefield though.
Forum: General 21st Jun 2013, 08:06
Replies: 1,262
Views: 184,550
Posted By alastor
The usual spoilers from this months magazine: ...

The usual spoilers from this months magazine:

Viva Espana - The boys head to Spain to find the best convertible supercar; the 12c Spider, 458 Spyder or R8 V10 Spider
Big Yellow Taxi - Richard...
Forum: General 7th Jun 2013, 07:36
Replies: 1,262
Views: 184,550
Posted By alastor
I bet it's a Dacia, how much more reasonably...

I bet it's a Dacia, how much more reasonably priced can you get at the moment?
Forum: General 10th May 2013, 07:48
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
I'm not sure if any of mine have been in there...

I'm not sure if any of mine have been in there for quite that long; looking back through the few receipts I have I did see coil #1 was changed about 3 years ago. They're also all different, with only...
Forum: General 8th May 2013, 23:37
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
And it seems the winners of the e-cookie...

And it seems the winners of the e-cookie are...bodkin and Krikkit - you'll have to share I'm afraid.

The one new coil I ordered finally arrived at my office at 4:55 this afternoon, so I swapped it...
Forum: General 8th May 2013, 07:52
Replies: 31
Views: 4,453
Posted By alastor
One of the other lumps of 80s metal my dad had -...

One of the other lumps of 80s metal my dad had - I'll take your Treda and raise you a mighty

http://i.imgur.com/xWHGpJk.jpg

in that colour but probably not that year. I remember being chucked...
Forum: General 7th May 2013, 21:25
Replies: 31
Views: 4,453
Posted By alastor
My dad had a huge variety of cars, mostly because...

My dad had a huge variety of cars, mostly because they were rubbish and fell apart, and he could never afford to keep one for long. One of the earliest I can remember:
...
Forum: General 7th May 2013, 21:15
Replies: 12,387
Views: 2,554,754
Posted By alastor
Got some new monitors at work so I managed to...

Got some new monitors at work so I managed to blag myself two 23" 1080p Dell E2311h, so much better than the rubbish 22" 1080p Acer and knackered old SXGA HannsG I had before.
...
Forum: General 6th May 2013, 13:25
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
I did wonder why there were COP coils and single...

I did wonder why there were COP coils and single coil packs and HT leads all available for my registration on GSF and Eurocarparts, maybe they are semi interchangeable.

I've just had all the...
Forum: General 6th May 2013, 10:22
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
It's drive by wire so has sensors on the pedal...

It's drive by wire so has sensors on the pedal and inside the throttle body I think, will try to have a quick look at both and see if there's anything obviously wrong.Unfortunately I think that may...
Forum: General 5th May 2013, 12:37
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
It is indeed a VW engine, they also fitted the...

It is indeed a VW engine, they also fitted the BCA to Golfs, Polos and Beetles I think. The coils are just sitting on plugs from what I can tell. I'll whip them off sometime and have a go with the...
Forum: General 5th May 2013, 11:59
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
It had new plugs with the interim service, and...

It had new plugs with the interim service, and with its major service last August; been the same throughout.

It has coil on plugs so there's 4 coils and no HT leads, is there an easy way I can...
Forum: General 5th May 2013, 11:45
Replies: 20
Views: 11,265
Posted By alastor
Engine juddering/bucking under acceleration when warm - ideas?

The bank holiday weekend seems as good a time as any to try and get some ideas as what this annoying problem could be.

Ever since I bought my car (2002 Seat Leon, 1.4 16v petrol - engine code BCA)...
Forum: General 9th Apr 2013, 07:47
Replies: 245
Views: 67,480
Posted By alastor
Fantastic race at the weekend, it's great to see...

Fantastic race at the weekend, it's great to see Valentino back on a machine he can get along with. Hopefully he can keep up with Lorenzo, and the Honda isn't quite as fast as everyone thinks it will...
Forum: General 7th Apr 2013, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By alastor
BBC2 on Thursdays at 8pm.

BBC2 on Thursdays at 8pm.
Forum: General 16th Mar 2013, 09:23
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
Well, qualifying was a non event. Almost...

Well, qualifying was a non event. Almost literally. At least we should get dry running tomorrow so the top 16 should be a good indication of pace.
Forum: General 14th Mar 2013, 23:00
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
Those of you "blessed" with Sky Sports F1 and...

Those of you "blessed" with Sky Sports F1 and insomnia can watch free practices 1 and 2 tonight at 1am and 5:15am GMT respectively. After which we should all have a slightly better idea of the...
Forum: General 14th Mar 2013, 22:50
Replies: 2,407
Views: 391,461
Posted By alastor
Either mad Mario has sold it to somebody equally...

Either mad Mario has sold it to somebody equally bonkers, or he's going to have an epic parking ticket when he eventually returns from Milan.
Forum: General 2nd Mar 2013, 10:52
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
I've signed up, should be good fun...if I...

I've signed up, should be good fun...if I remember to keep on top of it.
Forum: General 19th Feb 2013, 07:52
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
Williams have launched the FW35, following a...

Williams have launched the FW35, following a similar design to last year with a gearbox so low you could drive a bus between the engine cover and rear wing. Testing is also back underway today in...
Forum: General 8th Feb 2013, 08:04
Replies: 12,387
Views: 2,554,754
Posted By alastor
Hot Coffey

Hot Coffey
Forum: General 4th Feb 2013, 01:06
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
Indeed the sidepods aren't part of the safety...

Indeed the sidepods aren't part of the safety cell, but the car has to pass a side impact safety test. They do this through the use of deformable structures (usually cylinders or similar) which are...
Forum: General 3rd Feb 2013, 10:12
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
Cue full size front-on image. It's remarkable how...

Cue full size front-on image. It's remarkable how much they've managed to slim down the sidepods while apparently retaining crash safety.

http://i.imgur.com/8vq5uxw.jpg
Forum: General 29th Jan 2013, 07:48
Replies: 1,664
Views: 222,901
Posted By alastor
That's coming next year, when the maximum...

That's coming next year, when the maximum allowable monocoque height comes down in to line with the nose height.

A nice video of the E21. The exhaust is very similar to last year's Red Bull...
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