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Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.

  1. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Yeah it sure looks high, but remember, those wheels are only 12" haha, the rear looks esp high but i weigh 100kg so it drops nicely enough.

    Gonna look into swapping my suspension cones from the mini on the front over, the rear i think ill need new stiffer shockers.
     
  2. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    It's very nice, but what is it?
     
  3. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Midas Bronze, mini based kit car, i'm sure i keep saying that, maybe i should watermark it to the bottom of the images? haha.
     
  4. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    A v-reg Corsa D. The D is for omfg did they put an engine in this thing?
    At least I'll get my car back on Friday hopefully. It's having a slight ding taken out of it after hitting a deer.
     
  5. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Lol, sorry mate. I haven't really been following this thread because reading it just makes me more pissed off that I still haven't got a new car yet, or any money from the insurance on the old one.

    Yours is very nice! Looks quick :thumb: Are there any more details on it in the thread? (Engine, chassis, tuning etc?)
     
  6. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Haha, don't need to apologise i just need to say what it is everytime i post it, as its not exactly very common!
    Its fully fibreglass, FWD mini engine, which has hot cam and longer gear ratio, so its good for 6.5krpm, 115mph.
    It weighs about 750kg, i can pick the back end up with my younger sister.

    Its pretty much standard as it came from the factory (rare factory build), looking into building a new engine with parts from my old mini engine (big valve head, track day cam, even longer gear ratios), or converting to a small block 1.6vauxhall for 5 speed and a reliable 100bhp!
     
  7. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I would never fit in your car, stickeh

    The winter seems to be over here in Montreal. Sure we will most likely get snow again at some point or another just to piss everyone off, but overall it's over. It's been over 5°C for a week and a half now and it hasn't snowed since... I don't even know, weeks ! It's the least stressful and shortest winter I have ever seen and this is just awesome because it means that I will finally be allowed to put my summer tires back on. HELL YEAH
     
  8. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Ghys, I'm no small stature of a man; 6'5, 224lbs its surprisingly roomier than it looks, really ought to buy a car my size though!
     
  9. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    hah wow okay then I would probably fit ! I'm only 6' but I am much heavier than you are.

    I remember a picture of you next to your car now. I bet it was in this thread just a few months ago. I got to work on my memory ...
     
  10. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    We don't do the whole winter/ summer tyres thing in the UK. I remember this being discussed at length in the "have you been in an accident that asn't your fault" thread, and the people from other countries couldn't seem to get that we never have to deal with extreme snow and ice here. Winter in the UK is rain and clouds, with heavy frost for a month or two as well. You know it's summer when it only rains 5 days of the week :p
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    so when that happens you all stay home and the whole country is paralyzed ?
     
  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    No, when that happens, this happens...

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    :(

    Seriously though, the UK has pretty much the worst reputation for getting paralyzed by just a little snow and ice in the winter. I'm fairly sure it seems pretty silly to you guys in colder parts of Canada, America and other cold countries :rolleyes:
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    We grind to a hault because no-one will buy winter tyres in this country. That and people drive like morons. When there's snow on the pavement and not on the road they drive as if it's 6ft thick, when there's no snow folks will drive at exactly the same speed as if it's dry, regardless of possible ice.

    Couple that with a seriously aged rail network which can't really cope with snow (nowhere near enough heated points) and you've got chaos every time a bit of white stuff comes down.
     
  14. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    To be fair we hardly ever get snow, unlike Canada etc where they have snow for several months of the year.

    Winter tyres are pretty poor value for money in this country, a set of snow socks seems like a much better idea if you really have to venture out in the snow in your car. Of course the best advice is to just leave your car at home.
     
  15. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    I loved how doomed the Channel Tunnel/Eurostar was when the snow fell, typical of our useless preparations.
    It also came to light how few people have decent footwear, assault boots rule!
    Back on topic, main roads are fine yet everyone drives like they're on solid ice or something, but people didn't seem to understand just how bad the side roads could be..
     
  16. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    At those speeds, the guy in the pickup truck behind me would have his bumper through my back window. Snow and ice here means you do the speed limit.

    :hehe:
     
  17. W4VE_0F_L4G

    W4VE_0F_L4G SQL King!

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    I'm from Wisconsin and if your not going 5 miles over the speed limit in 6 feet of snow you'll be run off the road by a man in a tractor or a bunch of hicks in a truck. :/
     
  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    And there lies the problem. I didn't say snow tyres, I said winter tyres. i.e. Tyres designed to be operated from -20'C to +10'C instead of summer tyres which are designed to work from + a couple of degrees to +40. The extra grip from them would be massively beneficial all through winter, never mind the extra grip in snow and ice because of their specially-designed treads.
     
  19. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    To be fair not many people know how to drive in Snow and when we had the epic snow I had a few driving lessons that was very interesting. I felt the back end of the car slide out and then come back in instantly. The funny thing is I was driving with my instructor and an old man started shouting at the car, I was asked to pull over and my instructor put the window down and this old guy started having a go at him for taking me out in the Snow!! I think I was good to drive In the snow gave me some experience.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The best way to learn to drive in snow is simply to find an empty, lamp-postless car park and have some fun.
     

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