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  1. We are in Tier 3, so took my own shopping trolley to the supermarket today!
    8 points
  2. The world has gone mad with conspiricy theories these days. The reality was that Russell demonstrated himself to be a winner exactly because he had to deal with a start in an unfamiliar car, safety car, virtual safety car, dispatching an experienced teammate, overtaking, lapping slower cars, technical issues, pit errors and a puncture. Definitely 'driver of the day' and a geat advert for himself.
    3 points
  3. Ha! Recall my S2 not being the lightest car but this is definitely shot on wheel bearings or brakes, takes a lot of effort to pull it / push it back and forth a couple of metres for working on..... Even needed assistance when it had gravity on its side...
    2 points
  4. George Russell - future world champ. No doubt about that in my mind. What a performance. Watching him and Bottas was like watching Hamilton and Bottas, especially when Russell pulled off that overtake. Astonishing stuff. Max had nowhere to go, bloody shame because his inclusion in the race would have made things even more interesting, although I see LeClerc has a 3 place grid penalty for engineering it all. Horner's reaction was priceless! All this on what I thought would be a shitty track. Roll on Abu Dhabi, and hopefully Russell will get another shot at it.
    2 points
  5. Bauke, Was it Peter Delfgaauw who owned the Essex ? Peter Delfgaauw was asked by Maartens family to take over running the business, is he still involved with Vansten ? Can you ask Peter/friend if it's not Peter how the Essex finished up in bits, or was it in bits when he bought it ? Presuming we are talking about a complete r/h drive Essex ? All the numbered R/H production Essex's are accounted for, 003 to 024(100) with the exception of 015 & 019. Steve T
    2 points
  6. Gutted for Russell but cannot complain re Perez. Great racer. Great guy. Well deserved! Hope we still see him in F1 next year
    2 points
  7. Ok - car has been charged up overnight. so all I’ve done is apply WD40 to the linkage and the button - job done - all functional again 🙌👍
    1 point
  8. I think it is the front, I’ll check on the condition later this week. Was thinking of skimming them lightly for use again if they have enough meat left on them....
    1 point
  9. Hey Jack, Great choice of car. I absolutely love mine. Im also in the position where I am driving mine as a daily as I wait for the right car to come up for sale. I have cup 2 tyres on it and whilst if I’m heavy footed I can easily get it to break traction it has so far been great. You will want to get the dealer to upgrade the wiper blade so it clears and not smears the dirty water, I’d also recommend a sub and speaker upgrade. Outside of that it’s a lovely place to be, people love the car so you always get a smile or thumbs up and even white van men let you out at junctions.
    1 point
  10. Should be fine. George Williams uses his EX460 as a daily with winter tyres. I use mine in the winter no problem (not as a daily) but if you are using in bad weather I would change the tyres to at least MPS4S. The cars are quite comfortable, AC / heater works well, they have cruise and parking sensors and are easy to maneuver. The only thing that would 'slightly' worry me is the exposed engine through the slats. If I was going to leave outside I would think about how to protect the engine from all the extra rain. I'm sure its fine but that's all I would worry about. Make sure ride height
    1 point
  11. https://www.motortrend.com/news/zero-labs-launches-modular-electric-platform-classic-cars/?fbclid=IwAR3pa9NR2HoUrj5kyYj3XQohu76jZytPzzjtT6JEapc7-2KKSczX-Ib5eKI I can see this being a thing soon when the price is right, bring / print your own body....
    1 point
  12. Fitted the new light but was not easy as i tried to pull the new light cabling though by tapping it to the old cabling as I pulled it came loose and then i had no option other to use a wire and spent 30-45mins trying re-thread it though the rear wing Then tapped the new cabling to the wire and pulled that though think if there is a next time I’ll just cut the cabling and save all the hassle
    1 point
  13. I know Jo Chan had some done for the car that became mine but they’re much smaller than the dry sump car centres from what I can see and slightly sharper angles. Perhaps Fabian will chip in with his experience
    1 point
  14. Yes. They do that. Here is my S1 when I asked for some different wheel colours (pre refurb). One option being gold. I pissed myself laughing.
    1 point
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  16. Lightweight! I'd expect more from a t'Yarkshireman. I think you'll find your rear brake calipers and cables will be fine by the looks of them. Mine had also been replaced at some point, even though the car had been paid up they worked fine after a spruce up. Internal parts are rare these days so best take care of them. I'll get my sets refurbished at some point when cash allows.
    1 point
  17. Thanks for the replies, I suspect the car was an MOT failure before storage as the handbrake cables and balance mechanism appear very new and shiny to me, so expect they were replaced. Brakes are partially seized though at front (I think) so have soaked in penetrating fluid in advance of strip down..... The last owner did mention something about seizing but we managed to shove the car reluctantly onto the trailer. It is heavier than I remember to pull / push when it’s just me....
    1 point
  18. I've not followed this thread properly for a while. When Martin L. and I first removed our Delco scrap systems we discovered early doors mounting the vac pump in the nose was not a good idea. I mounted my Hella sourced pump in the compartment next to the other electric vac pump that powers the heater flaps etc (Also fitted heat insulation) in the rear engine compartment. I also mounted a large Audi A6 multi sphere vac tank in the nose (ensuring vacuum was available from a source very near to the servo) where the delco system used to be. I fitted non return valves in various points to ensure va
    1 point
  19. For me, the best dry sump picture of all time- would love the digital version. Chassis 0928, a road going Bond spec white/brown car and 1 of 3 that year. Sadly 0928 perished in c. 1985. I think the comps look great here even with no white lettering on the tires.
    1 point
  20. Being a “Mercan” I take offense to that we do not have a team in every state, that’s why it’s the World Series..... if there was a team in every state obviously it would be called something different ..... like universe series. seriously though, pretty crazy some of the crap that goes on here.... baseball has always been one of the least favorite sports and I never understood why the final game is called what it is. ps- presently RV shopping (American Eagle or Tradition) to pull my jeep and a yet to be purchased Evora
    1 point
  21. Those aircraft style levers look great! Love your mirror joysticks as well. Pete
    1 point
  22. Bauke, Was it Peter Delfgaauw who owned the Essex ? Peter Delfgaauw was asked by Maartens family to take over running the business, is he still involved with Vansten ? Can and ask Peter or your friend if it's not Peter how the Essex finished up in bits, or was it in bits when he bought it ? Presuming we are talking about a complete r/h drive Essex ? All the numbered R/H production Essex's are accounted for, 003 to 024(100) with the exception of 015 & 019. Steve T
    1 point
  23. Hi Guys, I am just about to sign on a Cup 430 this Thursday but for the last week I have had people tell me I am mad for it as I am planning on using it for at least the next 6 months as a daily drive. I thought rather than listen to a load of people who have no idea on the car and have just seen a few reviews and photos ask you guys who actually own one! I have to admit I have one concern and that is nothing to do with the minamilst interior or potentially harsh ride (I am young) but is instead its capability in the weather especially heavy rain. I will be using it for work commuting whi
    1 point
  24. Let's just hope that Russell doesn't get a penalty that drops him out of the points. I have to wonder too, if Hamilton would have overruled the stop under the safety car.
    1 point
  25. Funny they never cock up when Hamilton driving. In fact Hamilton would probably have refused to come in.
    1 point
  26. If anyone is interested, which I presume that would be absolutely no one as, I guess you actually have a life, this is what I done, the difference is night and day. I do this all by hand as I don’t trust myself with a machine. 1. Wheels first using using Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel which is excellent and contains no acid 2. Ultimate Finish snow foam 3. wash with Valet Pro Advanced Poseidon Car Wash using the 2 bucket method, buckets with grit guards also from Ultimate Finish 4. dry with microfibre towels 5. get the Big Boi heated blower out to get rid of all the exc
    1 point
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  28. The world according to Sean Dyche: ‘I’m not always right… only 99.9999 per cent of the time’
    1 point
  29. Mine do! So it obviously generates all it down force at 30 mph 🤣
    1 point
  30. Recently joined. A couple of pics of my Excel. 🙂. Had her 10 years now
    1 point
  31. Shots fired by Kimi 🤣
    1 point
  32. Toyo have good grip, but I wouldn't change measures that big: A 235/60R15 versus a 235/50r15 is 7.63% difference so 100km/u is 92km/u and so on. For me this is a nono The engine has to turn higher revs , the speedo will be way off and it may look odd because the tires will not fill the arches
    1 point


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