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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 18:23 
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So what are you doing - supercharger, turbocharger or V8?


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That reminds me, the mg b GT V6 is pretty much done, just needs a cooling fan and a test drive now.


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That gauge is going to be tricky to see when you're driving along.


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It’s what the dash cam is pointing at.

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:p that's the most recent picture but that gauge is now in the dash. And yes, there's hose clips on the lower rad hoses.


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Only an extra 4BHP from the blue hoses. Why didn't you take the 7BHP red ones?

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Red is for racing, this car is underground/Street so we needed the blue for that.


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There's probably a ton of money in black hose that's fake-fraying.a


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I lost a lot of money in the 90s investing in fake-fraying.a.

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Booked the afternoon off yesterday to enjoy the good weather and stopped for a picnic on Clee Hill.


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I do love those convertible MINIs.

I had a 2006 Cooper S for a brief while and it was tremendously good fun.

Rear visibility was shite with the roof up though, something they apparently fixed (or made better, at least) in the later models.

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It’s not the best, especially when turning right at a junction where you need to look back. I solve that by mostly having the roof down.

No problems when parking as it has a reversing camera.


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I have it, it's pretty close to immaculate and the interior is like new. Drives really well and it's weird to drive an MX5 with a non-fucked gearbox, every other one I've had has been 80000 miles plus.


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That looks tidy.

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Wow that’s in great nick, what a bargain!

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Stinky old carburettor. Yuck


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Shiny new carburettor! Yay!


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Red AND blue bits! #MadGainz

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It looked pretty damn clean to start with!


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You'll all be pleased to know it doesn't fit. Fuel rail hits the rocker cover. Spacer is on its way.


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Can't remember now. Black or silver - classic.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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My car just text me to say it needs fuel. Apparently he is called Paul.

Yes it did confuse me.

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Yes. I got a notification from ‘paul’ saying requires fuel.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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If Paul can use and afford his own phone text him back to buy his own fucking fuel.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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This sounds unnecessary. Doesn't a car typically get to the point it needs fuel when it's using fuel, i.e. when you're sat in it. Or does it text you while you're driving, which seems a bit over the top. I guess it's handy if you've leant your car to someone (or it's been stolen), but that seems a bit of a niche scenario.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Are you sure it was from your car?

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Are you sure it was from your car?


Yes, when I tapped it, it opened the skoda app on my phone. I think is to do with the skoda connect.

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My car just text me to say it needs fuel. Apparently he is called Paul.

Yes it did confuse me.


Kov, yesterday.


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I've done a couple of hundred miles in the MX5 now, very happy with it!

Jobs done so far:
The aftermarket wind deflector that is fitted works very well at deflecting wind, but is terrible at anything else. You lose the storage space that the OEM one has, when it's up it blooks the rear view mirror, when it's down and you put the roof down, you can't pull it up as the roof sits on top of it. Luckily the OEM one was in the boot (bubble wrapped and in perfect condition!) so i've put that back on.
It had a chrome gearstick, which looked nice, but i've had one before in the MR2 and it's terrible to actually use. It gets too hot in summer and too cold in winter. I kept a sock in the MR2 to put over it in summer when I got in the car on a hot day, as you couldn't touch it. Again, OEM one was in the glove box, so i've put that back on.

Jobs to do:
It was last serviced 2000 miles ago... which was 3 years ago... so i'll get it serviced at some point soon.
Tyres all have loads of tread on them... but are all 6+ years old, so they could do with replacing really.
Radio has a dodgy connection, so some of the buttons don't work. I've ordered a chinese LED wonder from Amazon for £30, that does bluetooth streaming, hands free calls, SD card etc...
I'm mildly tempted to replace all the bushes, as I expect they are the originals. It drives well enough, but feels a little soft. However if I startdown that road, then the super cheap MX5 becomes less cheap by the day :D

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Findus Fop wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
My car just text me to say it needs fuel. Apparently he is called Paul.

Yes it did confuse me.


Kov, yesterday.

Excellent work.

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Colleague at work drives a battered old black Supra, I call him Shite Rider.


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KovacsC wrote:
My car just text me to say it needs fuel. Apparently he is called Paul.

Yes it did confuse me.


Kov, yesterday.


:DD :DD

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Colleague at work drives a battered old black Supra, I call him Shite Rider.


I saw a convertible Celica at the weekend. Didn't know they did them. Looked ace.

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Look at this sexy bad boy, 28 of your finest British pounds, has Bluetooth audio, hands free calling, usb, sd card, phone charging, gazillion colour rgb, smartphone app to control it all.
Not to mention carbon fibre inlay!

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Instructions are very clear, I think you'll agree.


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Findus Fop wrote:
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My car just text me to say it needs fuel. Apparently he is called Paul.

Yes it did confuse me.


Kov, yesterday.

The beautiful thing here was the scroll to the bottom of the picture.

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That's horrendous. You need a 20 year old Kenwood or Pioneer CD head unit :D


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I fucking loved my Kenwood Mask headunit, until the ribbon cable broke

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I keep meaning to get an Android double din head unit in mine but I’m still using the Pioneer single din CD/iPhone unit I took out of my last car. Still going strong. Best £19 I’ve paid on eBay.

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Instructions are very clear, I think you'll agree.


That's one of the best/worst (delete according to preference) examples of Chinglish I've seen.

I was going to get some sort of dodgy double-DIN Chinese hackers thing for the Camry but for the time I spend in there (i.e. not much at all) I've decided to just go back to CDs, since we still have our (extensive) CD collection in an airing cupboard.

Listening to entire albums, there's a thing.

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But can you do a call with the system of the handsfree of bluetoot?


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Trooper wrote:
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Instructions are very clear, I think you'll agree.


That's one of the best/worst (delete according to preference) examples of Chinglish I've seen.

I was going to get some sort of dodgy double-DIN Chinese hackers thing for the Camry but for the time I spend in there (i.e. not much at all) I've decided to just go back to CDs, since we still have our (extensive) CD collection in an airing cupboard.

Listening to entire albums, there's a thing.



ok ok.. what have you done with the real Hearthly?

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