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3Dee

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3,164 posts

107 months

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Thursday 24th January 2013 quote quote all
Gad...its quiet here!

Has everyone emigrated to Narnia?




3Dee

Original Poster:

3,164 posts

107 months

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Thursday 24th January 2013 quote quote all
OK, so I will post to myself then!

Interesting to note, looking at the Owners WIKI, that from nothing, we have 4 builders/owners in the Glos/Worcestershire area!

Is it the water?

Might have been one or two before, but they never made themselves known!

Ahh well...I am bored with talking to myself now.........

Boorrrring!... boooring...boooring.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

356Speedster

1,982 posts

117 months

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Thursday 24th January 2013 quote quote all
LOL! Yep, one of the new cars is about 1.5miles from me... hopefully meeting up for a natter this weekend.

No real updates from me.... Dash & doors are away for leather..... centre console, handbrake and gearstick surrounds are being painted...... last computer parts not arriving until this weekend.... basically, all is quiet for the moment.

Instead, I'm busying myself building a 22V 1/8th scale RC truck to go with my nitro biggrin Childish I know, but what the hell, LOL!!

UltimaCH

2,512 posts

75 months

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Thursday 24th January 2013 quote quote all
I also noticed that nothing was posted for over 24h.
I'm certainly busy fettling and sometimes cursing with panelling, but come a couple more days (next week) that part of the build will be finished

Stig

10,282 posts

170 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
Things inevitably slow down when the weather is like this. Most builders will be wrapped up inside - no doubt perusing various performance parts sites wink
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UltimaCH

2,512 posts

75 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
I have heard that over on your island it has been rather lousy and I don't want to depress forum members further, but would like to say that here in Locarno, the weather has been mostly sunny with decent temperatures during the day for several weeks now...

JBC

20 posts

24 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
[quote=356Speedster]LOL! Yep, one of the new cars is about 1.5miles from me... hopefully meeting up for a natter this weekend.

Hey, that's me ! Still on for this weekend smile

356Speedster

1,982 posts

117 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
JBC said:
Hey, that's me ! Still on for this weekend smile
Indeed.... I dropped you a line last night wink

jmwram

15 posts

99 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
hi from jmwram, i am the 4th worcestershire builder,just completing 2nd gtr, 1st one built in 2005/6 regretably sold on and missed it badly ,so the option to buy a part built came up and could not resist it,should be on the road early this year.

jmwram

15 posts

99 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
also just to note my old gtr i have seen has had a color change to grey with an orange stripe plus an engine change to a ls3 i think,this car is still featured on autoadernalin web sight if anybody wants a look

JBC

20 posts

24 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
Hi John ( JMWRAM )
I bought the dolly from you. Would be struggling without it !
Looks like we're all around 10 minutes from each other smile

UltimaCH

2,512 posts

75 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
Looks like it's a small world...

356Speedster

1,982 posts

117 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
JBC said:
Hi John ( JMWRAM )
I bought the dolly from you. Would be struggling without it !
Looks like we're all around 10 minutes from each other smile
JMWRAM..... another one in the Redditch area then? Crikey, we're going to be tripping over Ultimas like Corsas, soon!

karl c

92 posts

30 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
jmwram said:
also just to note my old gtr i have seen has had a color change to grey with an orange stripe plus an engine change to a ls3 i think,this car is still featured on autoadernalin web sight if anybody wants a look
I think that im the new owner of your old car as i dont know of another gtr thats grey with an orange stripe,the engine is an LS2 that puts out 518bhp, if this is your old car i would be grateful of any history about the build as i have no info on this.

Cheers Karl.

356Speedster

1,982 posts

117 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
karl c said:
jmwram said:
also just to note my old gtr i have seen has had a color change to grey with an orange stripe plus an engine change to a ls3 i think,this car is still featured on autoadernalin web sight if anybody wants a look
I think that im the new owner of your old car as i dont know of another gtr thats grey with an orange stripe,the engine is an LS2 that puts out 518bhp, if this is your old car i would be grateful of any history about the build as i have no info on this.

Cheers Karl.
And the previous owner was one of my mates.... I spent a lot of time under the rear clamshell of that car!

jmwram

15 posts

99 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
hi karl i built the ultima in 2005, ran it for 12months and put it up for sale in 2006,chap bought it lived in herefordshire,after about 6 months he had a mishap with not locking the rear clam properly and ended up using it as an air brake,he contacted me and i arranged to go over to fit a new one he had ordered from the factory.after going to le mans in it he rang me to tell me he had had a fantastic time in the gtr and loved every moment in it.after about another 9 months he had blown the engine up,driving it while wearing headphones as he did all the time? so he could not have heard a tappet noise was getting louder and eventualy ended up snapping and causing damage.also he used this car as a full time daily driver for work etc.he contacted me again and asked if i wanted it back now with a nackerd engine i said no but would help fit another engine if he wanted to. he declined and put it up for sale.was the last time i herd of the car. ps live in bromsgrove,just round the corner from redditch so not far away from other builders it seems.

jmwram

15 posts

99 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
hi JBC glad to see that the dolly is together and doing its job sorry to here about your recent incident hope all is ok,356 SPEEDSTER have been watching your build with great interest, almost done soon to be on the road,look forward to seeing it someday, amazing build quality well thought out i think.

karl c

92 posts

30 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
Hi 356SPEEDSTER what was you up to under the rear clam for steve, i understand there was still work to do on the car when steve bought it.

JMWRAM thanks for the history, you did a good job building the car, its still rattle free and all the panels line up spot on, could be something to do with you being a panel beater! smash

356Speedster

1,982 posts

117 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
karl c said:
Hi 356SPEEDSTER what was you up to under the rear clam for steve, i understand there was still work to do on the car when steve bought it.
You could say that! Feel free to PM me if you like wink

3Dee

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3,164 posts

107 months

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Monday 28th January 2013 quote quote all
Doesn't this weather do bad things to your resolve to get the project pushed on?

Am I the only one?

So I get home after work having mapped out what I would like to achieve that night or maybe the weekend, then have my tea, pop into the garage and.....

...it's cold and not that inviting here.. and there is 'er-in-doors' all cuddled up next to a roasty fire, on the sofa in front of the telly...so what the heck am I doing in the garage then?

All resolve evaporates... I make excuses like ' Oh that bit is complicated - that bit means I will have to take that off, then this bit, then - Oh! Fudge-it! - needs more time than I have tonight - and the light in here is not that good'

...so effectively argue myself out of the job... toddle out of the garage to the fridge for a 'comfort tinny' and go capture yet another Pirate Camp on Far Cry 3, or join a grinning Wife on the sofa!

DOH!
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