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Old 23-06-2019, 11:27 PM   #21
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Here is a little sample of the stock exhaust at idle + a few revs

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Old 26-07-2019, 10:10 PM   #22
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My plate is now transferred, the 10 part a happy accident perhaps?

I fitted some ///M pedals. These were around £19 for the set from China. I didn't like the rough, cheap looking finish to the alloy. I sanded and smothed them, then polished to a slight shine. I had to drill holes in the actual pedals to install them. The accelerator pedal is just a great big switch and removed easily to aid installation. When I re-connected everything and started the car every light and message appeared on the dash. Thankfully, switching the car off & restart cleared the errors!



Then a bit of exhaust work I removed the rear back boxes, creating 3 advantages:
-New shiny tips to replace the tatty originals, slighly too small imo
-Extra V10 sound, as it sounded very quiet, unless over 5,000 rpm
-20-25kg weight reduction!

The sound is to be honest ridiculous in the best way, makes you laugh out loud. My friend compares it to a Huracan Performante, but slightly different tone. Love the blips on downshifts and sometimes it suprises you with crackles and pops- never did that before. The best bit is you barely hear it on the motorway, the wind & tyres make more noise.





Finishes of that rear end nicely if you ask me!






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https://youtu.be/0kZq5AWyRFU

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Front bumper & rear quarter getting resprayed, early September. Can't wait to fix those awful chips!
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Old 26-07-2019, 10:30 PM   #23
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Nice one mate, I've just had an IPE fitted to mine, thankfully can shut it up going through villages where I live as I find it abit embarrassing LoL!

If you find a matching Footrest let me know, I cant see any!
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Old 26-07-2019, 10:46 PM   #24
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Nice one - the new tips look great and yes I’d agree ridiculously good sounding. Not going to help with fuel economy one bit as you’ll be reviving through for that sound - especially in tunnels / next to walls
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Jobs on this car get done fustratingly slow...

The main thing is the awful stone chips are gone, thanks to new paintwork
-Front bumper respray (poor previous respray, 1000s of stone chips & number plate holes)
-Rear quarter respray (a few dents)
-Rear bumper number plate area respray (old sticky pads painted over!)

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Done



Number plate stuck back on now...

Brake calipers got a splash of colour & ///M decals


Interior got a quick going over with a black dye for the bolster wear
Before


After


General clean, leather still a bit too shiny for my taste




Handbrake cover swapped over to perforated one, alas a storage dent


New boot struts, so the boot opens itself. I found that two new struts meant that it was difficult to close, so a mix of one new and one old


A bit of ex KGB electronics Another tracker


A rear new parking sensor was sprayed & fitted, no more errors!

///M Puddle Lights


A nice drive out this morning with some local petrolheads
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Looking real good Alex - you really know how to treat your cars!

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Jobs on this car get done fustratingly slow...

A nice drive out this morning with some local petrolheads
It that a Cortina MKII hiding on the right?
Lovely job on the M6 though!
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It that a Cortina MKII hiding on the right?
Lovely job on the M6 though!
Looks more like a Hillman Hunter to me.
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Going to a Pistonheads meet tomorrow at Oulton Park. Booked into a taster session.

I was a bit concerned about the car getting flagged for noise, so I fitted the stock silencers. In short, a PITA! The joining sleeves that I had fabricated did not fit... So had to quickly knock up my own out of metal sheet. Not great, but hopefully do the job.

Fingers crossed for a good day out!
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Visit to Oulton Park yesterday was great. This is the first time I was ever really taken a car on a track, so naturally I had/have lots to learn.

Tyre pressures slightly dropped all round and oil level topped up, as it was just below 1/2- I hadn't yet but any oil in.


Parked next to the M6's V8 cousin, the E90 M3


Aventador SVJ, which sounded fantastic






500bhp PER ton!


What a legend, guy in the E-Type


After noise testing (on stock silencers), passed at 93db.


Time for the 1/2 hour track time. The car felt great, the Michelin PS4 S were very grippy, until I approched a deceptively sharp bend with too much speed. The back end did swing out and ended up in the dirt, I managed to keep it reasonably straight though.

Undeterred, I carried on (after checking with marshalls) and felt a bit more confidence starting to build, sadly that was the time up.

My thoughts of the car, as my experienced co-pilot, the car has more than plenty of straight line speed, suspension not that bad (EDC set to sport). Brakes started to overheat and tyres could be improved for something a bit more track focussed, like Cup 2 semi-slicks. Most importantly, there is lots for me to learn, and I can see my mistakes.

Had a blast driving the car 'properly' without fear of loosing a driving licence, hitting around 3 figure speeds on the straights. The tyres at the end were nicely warmed up and tacky


Roll on next time!
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