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Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-02-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Wheel bolts for the C5 rims bought..... ...

Wheel bolts for the C5 rims bought.....

https://i.ibb.co/M6rCRJj/Screenshot-20190215-211200-com-ebay-mobile.jpg (https://ibb.co/TL6gHNn)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-02-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,592
Posted By Ben_W
Love projects like these......kinda how my Xsara...

Love projects like these......kinda how my Xsara started out.

Keep the updates coming Percy
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-02-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,808
Posted By Ben_W
Those village idiots strike again.....

Those village idiots strike again.....
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 12-02-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By Ben_W
We've had it installed approx 18 months and I...

We've had it installed approx 18 months and I love it.

The menu options, once you get your head around how it works, is relatively simple. What annoys me the most is the channel renumbering that...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-02-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
With the paint finally wrinkle free and dry, it...

With the paint finally wrinkle free and dry, it was lacquer time.

2k lacquer in a can. Now, the grey paint was supposed to be a metallic (although I couldn't see much in it..) and everything id...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-02-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 87,765
Posted By Ben_W
Must be an Apple only app.....not available on...

Must be an Apple only app.....not available on the Google Play Store.

Thanks anyway
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-02-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Percy, keep an eye out. They seem to list these...

Percy, keep an eye out. They seem to list these regularly.

I was after a set just before Christmas but they'd all sold out. I messaged asking after some more and they listed some more.

Message...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Well, when threatened with fire shortly before...

Well, when threatened with fire shortly before priming, said troublesome rim decided to play ball......

https://i.ibb.co/JQ0f19b/IMG-20190210-171522.jpg (https://ibb.co/X8NhQqd)
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-02-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 87,765
Posted By Ben_W
What app are you using for the fuel tracking?

What app are you using for the fuel tracking?
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
So, despite rubbing the wheel that suffered the...

So, despite rubbing the wheel that suffered the reaction back, I thought, more than enough, it reacted, again.

Not messing about any more.

https://i.ibb.co/PT2SvwG/IMG-20190210-133555.jpg...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-02-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,808
Posted By Ben_W
Welcome to the French hot hatch clan Kerr. ...

Welcome to the French hot hatch clan Kerr.

Important info you need to know. They employed the offspring of Einstein in the chassis/drivetrain department.

The village idiots got jobs in the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-02-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Cheers fella. I'm really pleased with how this...

Cheers fella. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. Varied the technique a bit and basically put three coats on, adding another coat once the previous one had just flashed off for about 15...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-02-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Final wheel got some paint...... ...

Final wheel got some paint......

https://i.ibb.co/NY4Tgyt/IMG-20190209-153030.jpg (https://ibb.co/w6vcZzB)

Probably as good as I've ever painted with a rattle can....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-02-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Yes, should be. I managed to mostly wet flat one...

Yes, should be. I managed to mostly wet flat one of them back last night. I'm going to try another coat of paint on it today and see what happens.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Reactorama........:rolleyes: Added a...

Reactorama........:rolleyes:


Added a third coat of paint to two of the wheels after approx 48hrs drying and got this mess

https://i.ibb.co/5GRm0F6/IMG-20190207-221234.jpg...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ben_W
This. S3 engined Golf. Few mods and they are...

This. S3 engined Golf. Few mods and they are very, very quick indeed.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,972
Posted By Ben_W
Mechatronic unit was £1600 on its own.....there...

Mechatronic unit was £1600 on its own.....there were a few other bits but the rest was labour and VAT. It was a warranty job so I assume that's what they will bill VW for the job
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-02-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,972
Posted By Ben_W
£2607 later and it's fixed and back with me....

£2607 later and it's fixed and back with me....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,884
Posted By Ben_W
That's an interesting box of bits Kev, what have...

That's an interesting box of bits Kev, what have you got in there beyond oil, filters and wiper blades?

Other than cosmetics, what's the long term plan for the Clio? I can see these becoming a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-02-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Got a little paint on tonight. I ordered metallic...

Got a little paint on tonight. I ordered metallic and the cans say it is, but I'm not sure. Doesn't look very metallic to me. Still, colour is ok. Amazing the different lighting makes. Outside, under...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-02-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Ben_W
The Quattro, the Lancia S4, the 205 T-16...... ...

The Quattro, the Lancia S4, the 205 T-16......

Pretty much any of them really. They were all beautifully bonkers :argie:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-02-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,768
Posted By Ben_W
Continued with the wheels today. There are...

Continued with the wheels today.

There are some of the marks from the tyre changing machine.

https://i.ibb.co/mhd3B8X/IMG-20190203-104932.jpg (https://ibb.co/Zcv0JmY)
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-02-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,108
Posted By Ben_W
A car this old will rely on just three things to...

A car this old will rely on just three things to start. Air, fuel, spark.

It can only be one of the above. I doubt it will be air, spark is easy enough to check. Fuel may still be old fuel in the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-02-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Ben_W
I'd love to say these pouches would make a...

I'd love to say these pouches would make a difference between your car going missing and not, but if they are determined and want your car, they are taking it anyway.

Where I live, there have been...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-02-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Ben_W
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

So, with VW requesting the Golf into the local to work VW dealership as soon as possible to look at the gearbox issue, I got on the phone to Lex to get them to sort me a hire car so I had something...
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