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Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,783
Posted By Barchettaman
The cheapest ´half-decent´ I can find are...

The cheapest ´half-decent´ I can find are Goodrides at 60 quid a corner:

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/Goodride/SA37-Sport/245-50-R18-100W/R-365129

Owners reviews on the Reifendirekt.de...
Forum: Interior & Glass 28-09-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Barchettaman
Interior smart repair - Cardiff, recommendations?

Evening chaps,

Can any of you knowledgeable people recommend a smart repair wizard in the Cardiff area?

Some numpty has put a cig burn in the headlining of my mate’s taxi, and he’s worried...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-06-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,536
Posted By Barchettaman
https://preview.ibb.co/hknK4d/7_D18_AB24_0_E1_E_47...

https://preview.ibb.co/hknK4d/7_D18_AB24_0_E1_E_4749_B363_D35_D6_B3960_D5.jpg (https://ibb.co/bTRqAJ)

Now at 234,000km, and I gave it a quick once-over with the DAS-6 polisher. :buffer:

It’s...
Forum: The Showroom 31-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,483
Posted By Barchettaman
Wow, for a quick turnaround that´s looking...

Wow, for a quick turnaround that´s looking sensational already. Well done mate :thumb:
Forum: The Showroom 25-10-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,201
Posted By Barchettaman
Looking very tidy indeed there, top work.

Looking very tidy indeed there, top work.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-10-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,536
Posted By Barchettaman
The bumper repair is still (much to my surprise)...

The bumper repair is still (much to my surprise) holding up perfectly well.

I do like it now it's been remapped - lots more urgency from 2k RPM.

The new alloys will be going back on shortly...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,536
Posted By Barchettaman
Thanks mate. The clutch/DMF are both newish so...

Thanks mate. The clutch/DMF are both newish so it's most likely the selector gate.

Is that an easy fix on this 'box?
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-10-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,536
Posted By Barchettaman
Currently approaching 209,000km and still running...

Currently approaching 209,000km and still running sweetly.

Changing the gearbox oil has made no difference to its reluctance to go into first gear when cold, so the routine of second->first at...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-10-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,220
Posted By Barchettaman
Yep, someone's got a little bargain there. Well...

Yep, someone's got a little bargain there. Well done mate, a top result and a lovely write-up too.

Enjoy married life!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 27-08-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Barchettaman
I've had a think, and a bit of an improvise, and...

I've had a think, and a bit of an improvise, and I think I've worked it out!

I put about 5kg of barbell weights in an old lambswool washmitt, zip-tied it shut, attached it to a telescopic pole and...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 27-08-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Barchettaman
Recommend me a rotating hose bristle brush for polycarbonate glass.

Hi all,

We have a rather nice covered veranda ('Terassenüberdachung' in German) and I'm looking for a rotating brush-thingy for cleaning it.

Some that I have seen for sale have bad reviews,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-08-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 79,078
Posted By Barchettaman
Good work sourcing that second-hand module....

Good work sourcing that second-hand module. Hopefully you get a few years out of it!
Forum: The Showroom 22-06-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,437
Posted By Barchettaman
Great work Chris. The paint on VXs of that...

Great work Chris. The paint on VXs of that vintage is particularly rewarding to polish, it comes up beautifully quite quickly. Top stuff!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 245,690
Posted By Barchettaman
Just brilliant work, what a cracking project!...

Just brilliant work, what a cracking project! Keep the updates coming!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-06-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,472
Posted By Barchettaman
Great car, cracking thread. Also nice to...

Great car, cracking thread.

Also nice to hear of the generosity of a fellow forum member. DW is such a top forum. Applause all round.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-05-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,170
Posted By Barchettaman
Eh? You've only done one day? Don't panic. ...

Eh? You've only done one day?

Don't panic.

Keep your head down, give it a month or two, try and get to know as many colleagues as possible and be as positive as you can.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-05-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,899
Posted By Barchettaman
+1, that´s an awesome surf machine! You could get...

+1, that´s an awesome surf machine! You could get an 11´ longboard in there!

Top work for little money!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-05-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
I forgot to mention, the most important accessory...

I forgot to mention, the most important accessory has arrived and been installed - the beer bottle opener!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-05-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
Thanks all for the kind words. The...

Thanks all for the kind words.

The Rotisserie is Weber own-brand, #7495. i really, really recommend it, it gets plenty of use! We even did a boned/rolled lamb joint on the skewer this easter which...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-05-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
Pretty good. I think the Weber one (#6520)is...

Pretty good. I think the Weber one (#6520)is overpriced, however. there are aftermarket retailers here in DE selling a similar product for €70:
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-05-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
I forgot to mention, 28 degs here in Frankfurt...

I forgot to mention, 28 degs here in Frankfurt tonight!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-05-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
Keep an air gap between the wood and the BBQ...

Keep an air gap between the wood and the BBQ exterior, it'll be fine.

First test drive - 650g entrecôte, it's great to have the space either side and the hook for the lid is an absolute WINNER
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Barchettaman
Dave, have you or the kids looked into...

Dave, have you or the kids looked into higher-performance wheels and tyres from recumbent bikes? I reckon there are aero and rolling resistance gains to be had there, compared to what seems to be on...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Barchettaman
Weber grill table project

Morning all, not sure if this should be in the H&G section, apologies if so and mods please move it if necessary...

Anyway - I enjoy cooking on the Weber but found the tripod a bit low, and the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-05-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 216,588
Posted By Barchettaman
I do absolutely love this project, and your work...

I do absolutely love this project, and your work on it is simply top-notch. Chapeau.
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