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Old 18-07-2017, 12:18 PM   #51
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the new clock face makes such a difference for such a little touch.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:11 AM   #52
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One thing that had always irritated me about the car since buying it was the original aeroscreen, it stopped the lines flowing as I would have liked so several weeks ago, after researching what was on offer in the market I plumped for a Carbon NV aeroscreen.

After speaking to Mark, he agreed to make one up for me with a V weave formation with a centre join. Switching it over was relatively easy once the locating bolts had been bonded on in the right place to utilise the original holes on the scuttle.

Very pleased with the results and think it now ties in the carbon on the car pretty successfully.

Elsewhere the car is running perfectly and I'm getting it out to a lot of meets / shows this year - whilst I am working hared to maintain / improve the car it is most definitely a car for driving and absolutely no garage queen

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Old 24-10-2017, 02:25 PM   #53
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Sunday was a great opportunity to enjoy some Autumn dryness with a run out.

Arranged to meet up with some others (Tiger Sixs, Ultimas, Robin Hoods etc) at the Chocks Away Diner (highly recommended) on the aviation park just outside Chester for a full English.

Run over to the Ponderosa at the top of the Horseshoe Pass for cake and hot chocolate and then I split off, across country to Bala, Lake Vyrnwy and back to Shropshire.

Road from Bala to Lake Vyrnwy was superb, about 12 miles of single track road, which I believe is being used on the Wales Rally GB

Car, as always ran faultlessly but required a serious clean before being put to bed on Sunday evening

Got to really appreciate the comfort offered by the heated seats, made driving in low temps much more comfortable

What I did find amusing was the Ultima GTR simply could not keep up with me across country - all I heard was "My car has too much power and if I used it I would find myself in a ditch"

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Old 24-10-2017, 02:42 PM   #54
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Great photos and living up here and knowing those roads I bet you loved it.
Although, how windy was it!!? Especially up at The Ponderosa!
I was trying to tile my extension and it was a little blowy!
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Old 24-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #55
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Great photos and living up here and knowing those roads I bet you loved it.
Although, how windy was it!!? Especially up at The Ponderosa!
I was trying to tile my extension and it was a little blowy!
Was very windy wasn't it - yet despite that and the lack of protection and the rain my son managed to sleep for the last 80 miles back across country

The dampness meant that wheelspin in 4th was pretty much guaranteed
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Old 24-10-2017, 04:33 PM   #56
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Oh, you lucky boy haha enjoy. Not much room for holiday luggage though.
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Old 19-02-2018, 09:46 AM   #57
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Bit of a new year update:

MOT passed last week with zero advisories

Engine bay clean up and tidy - not that it will ever be truly tidy

Insurance renewed, slight increase but that was down to Agreed Valuation needing to be increased to reflect recent sale prices of other SEiGHTs

New front wings ordered - Caterham CSR aero style in full carbon fibre - each wing weighs only 280g

Run out yesterday - over to the superb Chocks Away diner on the Broughton Airbus site followed by a run over to the Ponderosa on the Horseshoe Pass then back home via Oswestry - a nice 130 mile Sunday run

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Old 19-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #58
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Im only up the road from Chocks away. Give us a nod next you are around, be nice to have a local ish DW meet
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Old 26-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #59
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This weekend saw me tackle the only fault the car had when I bought it exactly a year ago - a blow from the drivers side manifold.

The car is fitted with a pair of bespoke stainless manifolds and fortunately the blow was on the front pipe where access to the two bolts was reasonably easy - well as easy as bolts in a V8 Westfield ever can be - did not need to remove any of the other manifold bolts as the pipes are separate for quite a way so there was "wiggle" room - all I needed was space to drop out the old gasket and slide the new one in.

Car sounds so much better now its untrue - the blow was worse than I thought and the old gasket had really crumbled away.

Also decided to apply a thin pinstripe to the lower body sides, subtle but does break the colour up just enough.

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Lovely car. Ive the same aero screen on mine, nothing like the feeling of getting an insect to the forehead during the summer.
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