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  1. On 02/10/2022 at 23:17, Clarky5150 said:

    And I do know it's bad form to bellyache but seriously how do we justify nearly £400 for a set of con rod, end float washers and main bearings?? Ferrari items are cheaper. Ford items are 8 times cheaper! They are aftermarket as well, not even OEM Lotus FFS as they are unavailable.

    OK, rant over. More Gin required.

    I know how you feel, V8 conrod bolts are over £50 each and there are no obvious alternatives from ARP or the like that I found. Not fun when you need 16 of the little buggers. 

    (this is where @mike_sekinger tells me of a secret supply at half that 😆 )

  2. I think it is one of the best events on the motorsport calendar, assuming not much has changed since I was there last. Access all areas, including the pits, for all days without busting the bank (was 30 euros when I was there if I remember correctly) and not too crowded unlike F1 for example. I am very envious. 🙂

    Plus the cars are cool too. 

  3. I use the recycled compressed wood chipping logs that seem to burn for a long time with little ash and very little smoke, the glass stays clean for many burns unlike logs I have bought in the past (probably not seasoned for long enough).

  4. On 15/08/2022 at 12:14, mike_sekinger said:

    It`s been a long journey, but the engine is running !!!!

    The engine revs so quickly with the lower mass.

    Hi Mike, 

    What are the engine components that are lighter than stock? Is it rods, pistons, flywheel and clutch or are there more lightweight bits too?
    The way it revs is so appealing and it sounds great. Are these with stock exhaust manifolds or tubular ones? Sorry if this is all documented here, I haven't been back through the thread to check.



  5. Without being too personal, I wonder if we can determine what the average age of those who have had cataract surgery is? I've just turned 54 and my eyes are getting worse for focussing on stuff at a steady rate now, so not sure what aspect will deteriorate next. 🙈  

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  6. Hi Barry, 

    In an attempt to help you while "the bits I got my fire and drive from are absent." and since we share a common affection for Triumph Spitfires etc (I had a daggy one in my early 20's but I still miss it today) I thought you might like to know about this tremendous GT6 build on Youtube, apologies if you are already aware of it (I may even have mentioned it before but senior moments are coming thick and fast these days so who knows). I am in awe of their whole approach to giving new life to a beautiful classic and their tenacity to keep going, maintaining high standards and refusing to rush things. The style of their production is a little rough in the early episodes but quickly settles down into very watchable restomod episodes that might allow you to live vicariously through their endeavour until you can get back to spannering your cars soon. Spoiler alert, they are not finished yet and the speed of new episodes is very slow, so don't expect to see a finished car in the published videos or for some time to come I suspect. 🤗





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  7. Thanks for the feedback.

    The body is off the chassis so I don't want to fit the wrong something that is easy to do now but will be much harder to replace once the body is back on, no room for experiment I'm afraid. 

    The 77% increase is more than I'd realised because I've been too lazy to do the maths (or think about it, doh!) and yes more movement too, so now this is starting to make sense. 

    I'll stick with 1/4", thanks. 🙂



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