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Old 1st August 2017, 06:52 AM   #41
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Old 1st August 2017, 06:58 AM   #42
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Meet 0700, leave 0715....ish?

The last one I went to we spent ages at BMW and when we got there it was heaving.
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Old 1st August 2017, 07:01 AM   #43
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Old 6th August 2017, 08:06 AM   #44
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Good day at the Stratstone meet, some great cars.




Had a MetaTrack Cat 5 tracker fitted, seems a good bit of kit and worth looking at. I think to justify the cost it needs to go on a car you're looking at keeping.

Fancy changing the backbox but with not too many V6 being about there isn't much of a choice and don't really fancy the custom route. When the cars were in the V6 Trophy race series a French firm called Orbisound Technologies made the exhausts, got in touch with them on the off chance and they have been more than helpful. Their exhausts come out under the name of Orbisoud and one should be with me by mid to late Sept meaning it should then sound how it should. Its a bit like the E92 M3, the sounds needs unleashing.

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Great looking motor mate enjoy it
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Great looking motor mate enjoy it
Brian - are you doing a build thread on this I for one would be most interested
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Old 8th August 2017, 03:21 PM   #47
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Brian - are you doing a build thread on this I for one would be most interested
Not so much a build thread Lee as there isn't going to be a build as such.

TBH I don't think it'd raise enough interest on here with it not being a M build however, for the few that may be interested, it'll be updated as and when anything gets done.

Went into the detailers yesterday and should get it back Saturday. The paint is in pretty good nick already so should be a bit on the shiny side by then.
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Old 9th August 2017, 03:39 PM   #48
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The car is in at the detailers this week and is coming along well,

The guy really goes overboard when it comes to attention to detail (no pun intended). With IronX, some other stuff I forget the name of, claying and washes between each stage it took just short of 4 hrs before it was taken inside!

He then spent most of the afternoon wet sanding the headlights to lose the "old age yellow tint", that bit had me wondering if it'd work on me.

Anyhow, 1st stage of the 2 stage polish about done and looks 100% better already.



One of my previous cars he did, his work is outstanding.


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Old 12th August 2017, 11:39 AM   #49
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I went down to have a look at this yesterday. Bri was there looking very 'fetching' in his golf shorts

Aaron goes into mega detail (excuse the pun). He was doing the windows while I was there and must have spent an hour applying the products alone! I must say the car looks absolutely epic and it's only had its two stage machine polish so far. The final coating has yet to be applied.

So impressed that I booked mine in for 16th September.

Put the pics up Bri
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Pleased you liked the shorts mate, shame about the 2 bits of white cotton hanging from them

Collected this afternoon, only currently have this phone pic but Arun will fire some over later.

Will be better when the new backbox arrives and I can lose the crappy old rusty one.

Also just ordered a clear engine cover.




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New Dzus bolt kit eventually arrived so, rather than a generic pic as above, the clear cover is now on my car!

All I need now is the Frenchies to get back from their hols and get my backbox made and sent over.

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Looks sweet mate!!
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Love this. Liking the engine cover as well.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 04:58 PM   #54
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Not sure if anyone reads this with it not being a M car but, time on my hands so thought I'd update

The Froggies doing the exhaust are on hols until the end of August which has meant I've had time to um and ahh about it.

Had a sudden thought the other day as to whether or not I'd have to pay VAT on the exhaust, googled it and didn't like the answer! Their kit is along the lines of, or maybe a bit more expensive, than SuperSprint stuff so by the time the VAT is added it becomes a case of "how fooking much?"

Change of plan time seeing as I ain't made of money. Mailed them to bin the order and decided to go down the Quicksilver route, still an expensive bit of kit for what it is but 600 less than the one planned. Only 7 day manufacture and delivery so, whilst the car is down at SGMotorsport next week for the best part of 2 weeks, it'll be delivered there and fitted before I collect it.

It'll certainly improve the sound of the car

https://quicksilverexhausts.store/co...xhaust-1999-05
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Old 22nd August 2017, 05:09 PM   #55
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Yeah we read this section too

Always loved the MK1, cracking cars.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 05:12 PM   #56
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