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simboy1973

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505 posts

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I got ma 400SE for my bday in jan/feb this year and I wanted to see what I'd done and spent so far.. Well, I should have stuck to the list of items completed but I shouldn't have counted the pennies.. Put it this way if SHE find out what I've spent I'm out on ma AR£E!

But the car looks st hot, after it's full body resto and paint including new rear spoiler and front bib spoiler (just before I bought it). It now goes like a scalded cat and handles and steers like a proper man size go kart...
As I say, it's as original as Triggers Broom, well that's an over exaggeration but it's now a bobby dazzler of an Auld Bus!!!!

A wee taster, oh dam I need road tax at the end of the month, as I do intend to use it when cold, not cold n snowy but on cold days off when the weather permits..

Get a new hood
New Master Cylinder 
New Slave Cylinder
Newly refurbished power steering rack (just done)
Tracking 
New top steering joint
New Track rod ends
New Drop links
New Anti-roll bar bushes (26mm)
New reverse light switch
New Gearbox/Diff/Engine oils and engine filter - sept 2012 @ 51150miles
New Spark Plugs
New Magnecore Plug Leads/Rotor Arm/Cap for the original Dizzy (then found it was fooked)
New Coil 
New Distributor and Amplifier and associated parts
Replacement/Spare ECU
Replacement/Spare AFM 3AM
New Stepper Motor
New Vacuum Tubing
New Fuel Temp Sensor (fuel rail)
New Fuel Pump/Filter and Pre-Filter and Fuel Treatment
Tuning and Rolling Road
New ipod Stereo

But like I say, it now goes and steers like it aut too!!!!

I need to focus my pennies else where now, Thunderpants has had too much attention over the past months.

Si

Dickie Dastardly

295 posts

46 months

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How about some pictures Si??
cheers
Richard

simboy1973

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Yup. Will do.. I'm not very arty though.

Wedg1e

24,260 posts

145 months

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Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle


simboy1973

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Heres a wee clip from a couple of weeks ago, just arrived home from getting the tracking done for the Rusty Nail the following day.. The neighbours loved that at 9am

http://youtu.be/HfKBMoLQxfE

(hopefully the youtube clip works)










The Rusty last weekend















Im quite proud of what ive done... It looks very nice and goes as well as it looks now... So why not show it off...

Si
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simboy1973

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505 posts

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Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Holy Crap - not sure if thats an extra from a Mad Max movie or if you've just crashed into Halfrauds..
Pimping and Pumped - Different..

S

Jonny weggie

1,557 posts

71 months

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Si, told you before it's the monkey's nuts, on the Rusty Run it ran with no problem's approx 200 miles. Even though you've spent a bit of money on the car it's now looking and running superb. In my case when i bought the 390SE i had the roof and seats to cough up for which was a fair bit now i'm over the moon with her same as you.
Nice photo's.

jonny.

simboy1973

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Dickie Dastardly said:
How about some pictures Si??
cheers
Richard
Richard, shame John and yourself couldnt make the Rusty, there were a couple of Tuscans there for the weekend blast.. I think they were under the illusion it was going to be a gentle drive, sadly they were wrong as we all ended up stretching the legs of the old Wedges around the Borders, meaning the Tuscans had to keep up.. Which im sure was easy!!!!

Maybe next time..

Si

simboy1973

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505 posts

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Jonny weggie said:
Si, told you before it's the monkey's nuts, on the Rusty Run it ran with no problem's approx 200 miles. Even though you've spent a bit of money on the car it's now looking and running superb. In my case when i bought the 390SE i had the roof and seats to cough up for which was a fair bit now i'm over the moon with her same as you.
Nice photo's.

jonny.
Jonny, i was told it was missing though, i said no, its running on all 10, but im told i was sadly only running on 8 cyls.!!!!! Dam Rover V10...

wooly350i

1,785 posts

88 months

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simboy1973 said:
Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Holy Crap - not sure if thats an extra from a Mad Max movie or if you've just crashed into Halfrauds..
Pimping and Pumped - Different..

S
I can't stop laughinglaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinbiggrin

Convert

3,037 posts

98 months

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Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Ian, is it Chicken and Mushroom, or Meat and Tattie......

















Well it does say pie on 'ere on the sills, and it can't me Minced beef and onion (the chimp pie)

wooly350i

1,785 posts

88 months

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simboy1973 said:
Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Holy Crap - not sure if thats an extra from a Mad Max movie or if you've just crashed into Halfrauds..
Pimping and Pumped - Different..

S
I can't stop laughinglaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinbiggrin

Dickie Dastardly

295 posts

46 months

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simboy1973 said:
Richard, shame John and yourself couldnt make the Rusty, there were a couple of Tuscans there for the weekend blast.. I think they were under the illusion it was going to be a gentle drive, sadly they were wrong as we all ended up stretching the legs of the old Wedges around the Borders, meaning the Tuscans had to keep up.. Which im sure was easy!!!!

Maybe next time..

Si
I had it on my calendar Si and had actually contacted Jonny some time ago to confirm it would be ok to pitch up, unfortunately on the day I couldn't make which was gutting given it was sort of on the door step.
Your new car looks stunning, to be fair though I thought the last one you had also looked good (I always have a quick check of your driveway when I'm visiting my mums).
There's a fairly large number of TVR's in Edinburgh and the Lothians just now - a blast before the weather really turns should be arranged pronto; If i get round to sorting something I'll keep you in the loop.
Cheers
Richard

simboy1973

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Dickie, just let me know.. I'm days next week so you'll no doubt see it in the works carpark..

So you and John both got Tuscans now, he mail me a piccie of his red one.. Nice, he did saw it needed a few things done.. Theres a bloke at Ninemile burn who's just bought a 2002 Tuscan with 9k on the clock. He came on the run and it's very very nice... Too pampered I'd say but nice.. It's the like blue one in the Rusty piccies..

Keep me in the loop if a runs sorted.

Si

Jonny weggie

1,557 posts

71 months

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simboy1973 said:
Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Holy Crap - not sure if thats an extra from a Mad Max movie or if you've just crashed into Halfrauds..
Pimping and Pumped - Different..

S
Look's as if someone has just spat out the dummy.

wedgeinald

1,128 posts

70 months

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Wedg1e said:
Aye, gave mine a bit of a makeover as well... whistle

Blimey...It's bad enough guessing where the front of a wedge is with out that tea tray on the front!!

Or is it a snow scaper for speed bumps?


Wedg1e

24,260 posts

145 months

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wooly350i said:
I can't stop laughinglaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinbiggrin
hehe The pic was a Photoshop back in about 2001/2; there used to be a website called Stupid Northern Monkey (which became Barryboys.co.uk) and they wanted pics of chavved up motas so I thought I'd oblige. You'd be amazed at how many people missed that it was just a doctored pic, even with the boot hanging over the WagonR in the background. There was quite a long thread about it on SNM for a while.
I dig the pic out every once in a while for a titter smile

Wedg1e

24,260 posts

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Convert said:
Well it does say pie on 'ere on the sills, and it can't me Minced beef and onion (the chimp pie)
A couple of mates and I did one of those banger rallies (H2R) back in 2008, I was all for having some fake stickers made up like the 'shopping lists' that you see on the blingboxes... I had 'Poo in ere' as one of them biggrin Also had 'Spacks' and a few others that I forget for the moment, all done in the proper fonts. It would have cost more than we paid for the car to have the stickers made, however rolleyes

simboy1973

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505 posts

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Me n the lads keep talking about doing one of these banger runs.. They look like a lot of fun..

Si

hallsie

1,897 posts

100 months

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Wedg1e said:
wooly350i said:
I can't stop laughinglaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinlaughbiggrinbiggrin
hehe The pic was a Photoshop back in about 2001/2; there used to be a website called Stupid Northern Monkey (which became Barryboys.co.uk) and they wanted pics of chavved up motas so I thought I'd oblige. You'd be amazed at how many people missed that it was just a doctored pic, even with the boot hanging over the WagonR in the background. There was quite a long thread about it on SNM for a while.
I dig the pic out every once in a while for a titter smile
Boot over the wagonR.......
I thought it was a mans side profile!!!
A very lucky man that is.

Stu
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