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Old 21-07-2018, 12:05 PM   #21
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Red car. Cheap DIY wet vac. Very satisfying process. Glad I built one of these.


The video doesn't really show a marked difference, as the thing looked clean. This was a smokers' car though, and I retrieved a lot of brown nastiness out of some specific areas. If nothing else, the car feels and smells much cleaner since.
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Old 21-07-2018, 01:47 PM   #22
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Looks loads cleaner Tom.....good job on that.

Got a couple of Rallye seats need doing
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Just a couple, or, like 14?!

Yeah no worries, give me a shout when you're ready. You're more than welcome to borrow the kit, bring them here to do, whatever really.
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Looks loads cleaner Tom.....good job on that.

Got a couple of Rallye seats need doing
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Just a couple, or, like 14?!

Yeah no worries, give me a shout when you're ready. You're more than welcome to borrow the kit, bring them here to do, whatever really.
I think Ben wants you to do them Tom

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Old 21-07-2018, 02:16 PM   #25
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Haha, I know he does.

I accept payment in:
Beer
Barbecue
Old BMWs
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Old 21-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #26
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Haha, I know he does.

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Having seen Ben's food photos. I'd say a BBQ is a great option

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AutoGlanz Synth Seal and Gyeon Q2 Tire doing their job this morning. Over 2 weeks since a wash.



Just sometimes, I find our hobby immensely satisfying.
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So this happened.



Cardboard composite window for speed.



Glass window for originality.



Definitely didn't lock all of my keys inside the garage. At midnight. Nope. Not me.

Would have been *significantly* more expensive had I not also left the spare garage door remote in the car.

Lesson learnt.

Popped the wheels off to spin the tyres. Cleaned and recoated them. Still look pants.




Found there to be a reason the rears were at the rear. Apparently there aren't enough balance weights in the world.

Still, Gyeon Tire looks the nuts.

But it does go brown. They said it wouldn't. They lied.
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So, I am still alive. Hope all you chaps are too.

Small progress update to deliver for the (not so) new year.

Well, that's a lie really. I actually want a rant about three things:

1.) The design and location of the brake light switch. On the hydraulics in an easily accessible location? No. Better idea. On the top of the pedal directly behind the steering column and most easily accessible through an air vent, but only if you have tiny Trump hands.

And make it push-to-make, so that when it fails the lights remain OFF.

Oh and while we're at it, let's make it possible to install such that the lights don't actually come on until the car is on its nose. So that you have to REPEAT THE PROCESS THE FOLLOWING DAY.



Yes put it behind here.



At least I got an excuse to clean this:




2.) The location and orientation of the oil filter. No picture of the bugger because it is IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE OR TOUCH. It could not be closer to: (take your pick)
  • The radiator
  • The AC pump
  • The starter motor
  • The intake manifold
  • A million random hoses
And when you do remove it, it will drain its contents into the AC pump and onto aforementioned hoses, which are conveniently made from rubber.

And finally:

3.) MONKEYS THAT TORQUE EVERY THREADED THING TO YIELD, INCLUDING THE SODDING OIL FILTER (HOW?!) AND THE DRAIN PLUG INTO THE ALLY SUMP.

Still. Now it has new oil, functioning brake lights, and a smart new spoiler courtesy of BenW.



Please ignore the filth I'm going to fix that I promise.



Despite all this I still love it to bits.
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Old 23-01-2019, 02:51 PM   #30
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Best quote on DW in a while -
Gyeon Tire
They said it doesn't go brown
It did
They lied

Absolutely love this, ever think of 5 word product reviews?

Glass cleaner
Cleans glass
Smears
Curses
More glass cleaner, repeat above?
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