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Old 27-02-2017, 02:21 PM   #11
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330bhp and 380lbft in something that weighs the same as a slice of melba toast. that must be quite a handful but damn fun
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Old 27-02-2017, 02:37 PM   #12
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Beast! that power to weight...
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:21 PM   #13
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Managed to give the car its first quick wash this morning, first time I have actually seen it clean - wasn't clean when I viewed it as it had just got back from its MOT - even cleaner body condition than I expected.

Identified a few jobs I want to do:

Full machine polish
Repaint of front wishbones
Tidy up of interior - some paint chips on floor
All wheels off and clean of inner rims

Woke up silly early this morning (4am) so put the quiet to good use and went through the pile of invoices that came with the car, got them all in date order - all 127 of them and kept a running total of money spent on the thing - excluding consumables (tyres / oil etc) comes to over £31k - most definitely supporting the theory that was not a Westfield built to a tight budget

Hoping for a dry (ish) day tomorrow so I can get to the Midlands Breakfast Club in Oswestry
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Old 23-03-2017, 08:44 PM   #14
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Been awful weather and been really busy so not had much time to do anything meaningful with the Westfield since getting it home.

Managed to get out for about 30 minutes the weekend before last and noticed there was a clear bad earth on the rear lights so connections stripped down, cleaned, protected and put back.

Late afternoon today decided to pop down to the local petrol station and put some fuel in, a nice evening, the right mood and instead of a 10 minute trip it ended up being a 1 1/2 hour blat, managed to grab a couple of reasonable pics

Hoping to get to the Loton Park hillclimb weather permitting this Sunday as its free entry for all and only 25 miles away

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Old 23-03-2017, 09:10 PM   #15
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My but that's a beast of a car!
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Old 30-03-2017, 10:25 AM   #16
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Had a proper run out on Sunday, meeting up with fellow members of the North West Kit Car Group at Loton Park hillclimb circuit

Starting to get the feel of the car now, been a long time since driving something like this and its not easy to remember that your ABS is your left foot, traction control is your right foot and that the steering wheel is merely something to hold on to as most of the steering can be done by the throttle

Ran faultlessly over just over 100 miles of A and B roads, oil temp never above 85 degrees, oil pressure a healthy 70lbs + and water temp (a weakness of V8 Westfields) never above 78 degrees

Had a tussle with a 911 Turbo on some short stretches of dual carriageway punctuated with roundabouts, he stopped alongside me at a set of traffic lights and told me it was a long time since another car had make him work his car hard - I took that as a compliment :-)

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Old 30-03-2017, 11:54 AM   #17
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Glad you're enjoying it! You're right nothing quite like driving a well sorted car with no electronic nonsense to get in the way!

Don't know the V8 that well, but max oil temp seems low, and pressure high, especially when chasing 911's?!
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Old 30-03-2017, 12:00 PM   #18
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Old 30-03-2017, 12:22 PM   #19
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Glad you're enjoying it! You're right nothing quite like driving a well sorted car with no electronic nonsense to get in the way!

Don't know the V8 that well, but max oil temp seems low, and pressure high, especially when chasing 911's?!
Its running a dry sump setup and are exactly where they should be apparently

Getting in to the M135i - a car that most people would say is quite a focused car, feels like being completely smothered afterwards, although the Westfield experience is now allowing me to push the BMW a bit harder

Anyone who really appreciates really having to drive a car should look at something like this - after 100 miles on Sunday I was tired, requires concentration but the feeling of getting it right is one to be savoured

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Old 30-03-2017, 12:26 PM   #20
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lovely car mate and that centre exit exhaust really finishes off the back end!
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