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2 hours ago, Man1c M0nk3y said:

Nice ^

A rather thirsty hatchback for me...

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Its got 5 doors too so it’s a practical family car!

 

a vary nice signal orange st and as you said 5 door. looks better  for me. it took me 18 months for find my 5 door st 170 that was 8 years ago and i still have it know cant bring myself to sell it.

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9 minutes ago, topforcein said:

a vary nice signal orange st and as you said 5 door. looks better  for me. it took me 18 months for find my 5 door st 170 that was 8 years ago and i still have it know cant bring myself to sell it.

Thanks. It’s a fun car. The noise is infectious!

Always fancied an ST170. Couldn’t insure one st the time unfortunately. Had the option of a minter a couple of years back, but couldn’t justify both even if I had the space. Still wish I’d found a way. 

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27 minutes ago, Man1c M0nk3y said:

Always fancied an ST170. Couldn’t insure one st the time unfortunately. Had the option of a minter a couple of years back, but couldn’t justify both even if I had the space. Still wish I’d found a way. 

I had one, bought a 2-year-old one and kept it for 7 years.  Had a few problems with the variable-intake gubbins but nothing that really kept it off the road.  I kinda miss it but I swapped it for a VW van which makes certain aspects of my life much easier.  I want a Transit Custom Sport next though which would be the best of both worlds.

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4 minutes ago, StrokerBoy said:

I had one, bought a 2-year-old one and kept it for 7 years.  Had a few problems with the variable-intake gubbins but nothing that really kept it off the road.  I kinda miss it but I swapped it for a VW van which makes certain aspects of my life much easier.  I want a Transit Custom Sport next though which would be the best of both worlds.

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Looks tidy. Same colour as what I had the chance to buy. Only issue with that one was non standard wheels. Was running some expensive OZ wheels instead mind. 

I’d snap a MK1 Focus RS up tomorrow if the bank balance allowed it. Love that shape. One near me being slowly destroyed by it owner. Sad. 

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well I don't do cars...:rolleyes:...but I do have 4x motor bikes..:D..so seeing as I can't see a motorbike section/thread I`ll post in here if that's cool......

soo..my `03 svs 1000......had this 14 years now almost.....25000odd miles I thk...got it on 2500......

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my`96 cbr1100xx blackbird......had it 4 years now I thk.....got it with 36000 odds...now on 102000 almost...awesome bit of kit for a 22 year old bike.....:D

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my `96 1200 bandit.....had this about 6-7 years.....23000 odds maybe now........clocks don't work so that's jus a guess....lol......got it on 16000 with working clocks...

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my trusty ol work horse....`04 dl1000 v strom......bought 21000 odds..now has 168000 on it......had it 9-10 years now.....

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I`m a self employed courier........technically the v strom has been round the world about 6 times now give or take.:wacko:..25-26000 miles round...been couriering for almost 15 years now....the cbr has been round jus over 2 times.....plus the other 3-4 bikes I`ve had for work...and the others......yeah I  get about.....:lol:......and yes all my rc`s travel by bike....even the 5ive..:blink:..but that's a very tight fit to get me on aswell...:lol:

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I only drive cars that leave me on the side of the road at the worst possible time in the worst part of town

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Well my main form of transport is two wheels, but when I'm allowed to drive this is our bus. Very handy on long distance with 3 noisy toe rags!

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My daily driver is a 2007 Civic LX Coupe which I can't kill if I try - It ******** me off b/c I have to change the oil and put gas in it.

My baby is a 2008 VW R32 with 57k on the clock.

 

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This I used to drive 20 days ago.

 

Not to be mentioned, I sorted everything out, from a double disc sistem, to new tires, fork oil, Polini Vario, polini 3g cluth, polini sport bell... now its gone.. it is not visible on the pictures but even the rear is bend, probably motor mount and shocks. :wacko:

Not the first not the last... next will probably be a Vespa GTS300ie.

 

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Thought I'd bump this one up as a newbie with a few 1:1 projects.  My current fleet:

 

1966 Mustang.  Owned since 1998 and currently undergoing a very slow transformation into a trans-am racer tribute (it's been off the road for 10 years since detonating the the last engine..).  Stroker race engine being put together as we speak, and will be running FiTech fuel injection but all hidden as everything must be in keeping with the sixties racer theme.  Same with the five speed manual box conversion.  Also got aluminium caliper disc brake conversion, locking diff, etc waiting to go in..

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Next is my 1962 Chevy C20 Fleetside.  It's an original California black plate truck, now sitting on a 77 Blazer chassis so benefits from better suspension, 350/350 V8 auto, power vented disc brakes, power steering, etc.  Imported by me 10 years ago, I'm just refreshing the engine before it heads off for some fabrication work in the new year, including a healthy drop!

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I bought my 1987 205 GTI four years ago now, and luckily just before the prices went nutty.  It was a track car bought from a friend, but given its relative rarity (it's one of the earliest known 1.9s in the country) I refreshed it back to a more original looking exterior and a 'sympathetically' stripped interior.  Various engine mods including a worked head and twin 45 Webers pushes the power up to 166bhp, and loads of other mods including shorter final drive for sprinting, full suspension upgrades, electric power steering from a Saxo with Xsara quick rack, etc, etc, etc.  I use it mostly for fun road use and compete in autosolos too - came second in class this year which I was chuffed with.

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And finally, my latest purchase which is in a box over the Atlantic somewhere!  A 1974 Ford Econoline E100 V8 shorty with automatic transmission and power brakes, so quite a rare combo.  Despite appearances it's absolutely rock solid and has had only two owners and shows <30k miles.  Hopefully something I'll be able to jump in and drive whilst I finish the others!  Due from LA into Felixstowe at Christmas - can't wait !!

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2007 Honda CR-V Executive 2.2 TDCI.

I would never have bought an SUV, given that we live in London, but my girlfriend is from rural upstate New York and wanted to get an SUV when we had a kid, because 4WD and more space. Fair enough. I had a look round and saw the CR-V and thought it looked like the best bet for the money we had. We bought a silver 2005 plate diesel and after we'd put a bit of cash into it to recommission it (it had been standing out in the open on the lot for a long time and was a bit sorry for itself) it ran like a train and was easily the best car I had ever owned. It is built like a tank, vast inside, comfortable, reasonably economical and the turbo diesel has so much grunt it'd drive up the side of house if you asked it to. I loved it, but then someone drove into the back of it while we were waiting at a pedestrian crossing and wrote it off. With the insurance money we managed to find a part-exchanged 2007 plater with less miles, but a few holes in the service record. It drives fine, has heated leather seats and after it gets a good service I have no doubt it'll be just as good as its sadly-departed predecessor.

The only thing which I don't rate about it is the fact that it has the turning circle of an ocean liner. Car parks are not its friend. Do not buy a phase II CR-V if you have a tight driveway. You'll get it in, but you'll have to level your garden to get it out again. Other than that it's a brilliant car.

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On 11/18/2018 at 10:27 PM, Fabia130vRS said:

I love your 205 Pug:)

Thanks!  My build thread is here if you're interested and / or need some help sleeping :lol:  https://www.205gtidrivers.com/forums/topic/165066-white-1987-ph1-19-gti-for-road-and-track-shenanigans/

 

On 11/19/2018 at 12:14 AM, Yalson said:

Loving the Chevrolet script on the V8, @barneys66.

Thanks to you too!  It's an eighties factory replacement engine but dressed to look like a sixties motor - they're original stamped 'script' rocker covers, designed to be used on an older engine with an oil fill pipe on the inlet manifold, which mine doesn't have, so I had to modify them for a pcv system and also have to removed one cover to dribble oil in :ph34r:.

Worth it for the look though.  The above pic was me trying to decide between white and black, using the cutouts from the stencils I bought when I've eventually made up my mind..!

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Love the C20 and the Econoline @barneys66 !

I bought a little GD1 Honda Fit recently as I have moved 20k's out of the city and the little fit can get to work and back on the same amount of gas it takes to start the Silverado!

Hoping of sell off my wagon soon, getting to old for it and cant fit the kids in the back with it only having two seats. Had it 16 years anyway.

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16 hours ago, berman said:

Love the C20 and the Econoline @barneys66 !I

Likewise on the Silverado @berman - is that a static drop..?!  Wagon looks like a lot of fun too.

 

Great work on the Discovery, @acprc

 

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6 hours ago, barneys66 said:

Likewise on the Silverado @berman - is that a static drop..?!  Wagon looks like a lot of fun too.

 

Great work on the Discovery, @acprc

 

Yeah static 4/6. Want to go 5/7 though. Still has the L05 but plans are to LS swap it in the new year. The wagon is much like your pug. No interior, forged motor, manual rack, 3300lb clutch, no a/c abs or other other creature comforts etc. :lol:

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My daily is an Audi A6 Allroad bitdi. Does the daily job perfect with 313 hp, airsuspension and 650 Nm torque. Fuel consumption: very acceptable (7,5l/100 km)40492760-8F19-4F51-A0D7-7BE609E0900C.thumb.JPG.e82e13eb489e3ef180d62f32392213e3.JPG73EDFCBE-48C0-47EF-BA39-3C7B1DFF9FE8.thumb.JPG.86fd53919ae54ae8255f389707e656bb.JPG

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On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 8:22 AM, koenc said:

My daily is an Audi A6 Allroad bitdi

back in the day injection

Big injectors, tiny distributer, inside.

Sorry,

 

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