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Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ben_W
Not a bad looking car but that shifter is just...

Not a bad looking car but that shifter is just awful. Not my thing at all.....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 118,312
Posted By Ben_W
There's an old World War 2 airfield just outside...

There's an old World War 2 airfield just outside Lutterworth Danny, Bittesby. Bruntingthorpe is local too

Bittesby/Bitteswell is now mostly an industrial estate (Magna Park) but there's some bits...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 118,312
Posted By Ben_W
It does certainly appear that way Danny..... ...

It does certainly appear that way Danny.....

What seems really odd is that someone must have had it apart like you have to replace that wire.....why on earth they just didn't fix it properly in...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-10-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,573
Posted By Ben_W
Ed30 Golf is a cracking shout.... Same K04 turbod...

Ed30 Golf is a cracking shout.... Same K04 turbod engine as the Audi S3. Capable of some big numbers with relatively little outlay. Be wary of DSG boxes though. The mechatronic units can play up. Few...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,751
Posted By Ben_W
So, with 11 days to go until the golf is a year...

So, with 11 days to go until the golf is a year old, we are at:

https://preview.ibb.co/dqBBd0/IMG-20181021-120628.jpg (https://ibb.co/kQRzWL)

Bang on course for the circa 35k a year. It's into...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-10-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By Ben_W
Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier...

Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier anyway. The other belt I can see in your engine is a Dayco.....
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 464,744
Posted By Ben_W
Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car?...

Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car? I wish I'd taken lots more photos but excitement got the better of me.......polishing like a mad man!
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 464,744
Posted By Ben_W
Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking...

Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking I need to take a pic of this and as I stood back to do so, noticed what I'd done.....😐
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 464,744
Posted By Ben_W
Been helping out my cousin turning a very very...

Been helping out my cousin turning a very very pink Suzuki Alto back to red as he will be selling it. I didnt take enough pics of this one, started last Sunday afternoon but the light was pretty...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ben_W
Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed. ...

Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed.

There is no 'manual', no 'set of guidelines' for a particular car of a particular colour. Like a person, each one is an individual and will have lived...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-10-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 118,312
Posted By Ben_W
Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade...

Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade for a few days.....mark.some cut lines, collect a few days later with the roof nearly tucked inside the now roofless shell :D
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ben_W
Not much to update on this at the mo, other...

Not much to update on this at the mo, other than....

https://preview.ibb.co/mBPVG9/IMG_20181007_175053.jpg (https://ibb.co/jW6z9U)

Frustratingly, I was round at my Cousin's on Sunday afternoon,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 102,095
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, it's an interesting concept that's for...

Peter, it's an interesting concept that's for sure!

I think worrying about it being heresy is a moot point. You are already far, far beyond what the purists would be happy with so I wouldn't worry...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 102,095
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, I think you've nailed it with the...

Peter,

I think you've nailed it with the Alpina.

As others have said, it's a brute of an engine, but solid and reliable. It's probably pretty much the perfect upgrade for an E-Type.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-10-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 102,095
Posted By Ben_W
For a car of that stature, that's the worst...

For a car of that stature, that's the worst advert in the world!!!!!!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 118,312
Posted By Ben_W
Oooooooo, the same on a 306 Rallye?! :lol: A...

Oooooooo, the same on a 306 Rallye?! :lol:

A really great update. One that has some very personal connotations. I've a massive soft spot for WW2 aircrew, especially stuff that falls under Bomber...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 154,031
Posted By Ben_W
Matt, I've read differing reviews on POR15....

Matt,

I've read differing reviews on POR15. Some love it, some don't have anything good to say about it....

Seems it's properly fussy about the surface it's applied on. Have you considered the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ben_W
A couple of beading pics I took this...

A couple of beading pics I took this morning.....I'd pulled the car out to wash and it's clearly been wet/frosty overnight but full on sunshine now
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-10-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 154,031
Posted By Ben_W
I'll be honest Matt, although a little worse for...

I'll be honest Matt, although a little worse for wear after a near 12k wolf run and then being out on the lash since 2:30, it all looks good to me....can't see much needing welding there??
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-10-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,492
Posted By Ben_W
Really loving this. The VW stuff is nice but the...

Really loving this. The VW stuff is nice but the scene tax is obscene :D

Aware of these as we had one in at my mates garage for a bit of work. Great vehicles, apart from the slightly bonkers name!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 289,503
Posted By Ben_W
The parts genie got in touch recently, regarding...

The parts genie got in touch recently, regarding a find in Italy.

A set of original, single button key fobs with the appropriate transponder, brand new still in the package. These keys are pretty...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-10-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ben_W
Thanks very much fella! I do know the...

Thanks very much fella!

I do know the location of Ph1 car in that gold colour that's for sale for £1k!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ben_W
Finally got Google maps to put its head out of...

Finally got Google maps to put its head out of its backside and update my timeline for Saturday.....blue line is the route we took. Up and down the M1 to start and finish but it shows pretty well the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 01-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By Ben_W
The biggest of man hugs fella. You absolutely...

The biggest of man hugs fella. You absolutely deserve everything that you have fought for and achieved. Many would have crumbled under all.of that pressure, but you remained strong, regardless of how...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ben_W
Knew it was too good to be true....... Heard...

Knew it was too good to be true.......

Heard nothing from the seller at all once I'd bought them. Wouldn't answer eBay messages or anything. Opened two cases and ended up emailing him on his...
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