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Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Monday 10th June 2013
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Picking up the car tomorrow....wish me luck!

p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Monday 10th June 2013
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good luck-hope you enjoy it!
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Sunday 23rd June 2013
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Wow....these cars are incredible....TOTALLY worth the wait! The 1000+ mile drive home was fantastic...a few things to work out, as she can run a little lean (planning on having a custom tune now that we're at sea level), and we got hit with the hardest rain I've ever seen about halfway back, and there were some leaks....and the interior can get warm with the top on, but all of that pales when you slip into the seat and get her out on the road.

We even went to our first car show and got an award on the way back. Here are some pics from the drive back:


Award for late model car




Already getting the attention from the officers of the law...












All the people at the car show opening ceremony wondering what she is:


GTRene

11,181 posts

158 months

Monday 24th June 2013
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great pictures, good looking car.

p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Monday 24th June 2013
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looks great mike,was the award for how late the car is-ie 6 years lol
mine is still at arden-paint looks good though!
martin
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Gnits

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835 posts

135 months

Saturday 13th July 2013
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Now you can see what all the fuss it about!!!
SO glad you have your car now.
Mine is off to Arden too soon I hope. Can't wait to have it back!

Gnits

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835 posts

135 months

Saturday 13th July 2013
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I must keep up to date - there are loads of new pages on here!!!
The clip at Blyton looks v tidy and quick - liking that!!!

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th July 2013
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I love this car! biggrin

Unfortunately, I was supposed to go to a rare car auto show tomorrow, but the car is still stuck at the detailing shop for the weekend getting a clear bra installed frown

You'd think I'd be used to this by now?

Well, I did still get to a recent local small Subaru meet:






Since getting her, I've replaced the sideview mirrors with new ones (the old ones were loose, cracked, and often rattled), got ultra high performance all-season tires, changed the headlight seals, and made some final adjustments to the interior. Still need a final tune, a custom cable for the six-speed reverse lockout, and need to install custom wheel center cap and steering wheel logos:



Oh, a softtop would be nice, too....But otherwise, it's been a hell of a lot of fun...

...though it can be scary when people try to start a conversation with you on the 75 mph freeway trying to figure out what kind of car it is...We don't have many custom/kit cars in the states, so when somebody can't identify one, it really gets their interest...


p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Sunday 14th July 2013
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nice murt badges-my car is stil at arden but getting sorted hopefully in next 2 weeks with new targa top
martin

ASMURT

4 posts

65 months

Sunday 14th July 2013
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The car is looking great

The red rally car is in getting a its mot at moment and then will be off to paint shop for a new colour scheme.

Would you mind if I used down of your pics on the new website?

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Monday 15th July 2013
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ASMURT said:
The car is looking great

The red rally car is in getting a its mot at moment and then will be off to paint shop for a new colour scheme.

Would you mind if I used down of your pics on the new website?
My pics? No problem--use as many as you want. You can also use whatever you want from www.murtaya.com or www.mymurtaya.com (if you use any that have credits on them, continue to give the credit).

Excited to see the new site!

p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Friday 19th July 2013
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resprayed lip with carbon fibre lip mmmmm-image will not uplaoad typical argh!!
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2013
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Any pics of the new roof yet, Martin?

I'm going to a huge Subaru show this weekend with the car. Loving this thing-

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Monday 29th July 2013
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"Best Overall Subaru" award in the Big Northwest Subaru Meet this last weekend. Probably hundreds if not thousands of Subarus there, too. Still loving this car biggrin






Gnits

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835 posts

135 months

Saturday 3rd August 2013
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Really glad you are enjoying it Mike!!! It looks so good!
Mine is due to be picked up and revamped in the next couple of weeks. I REALLY want to get it into the super car paddock at Wilton House next year.. AND to win some sprints!

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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Excited to see Nick's car back up and Martin's newly-roofed car out and about.

I honestly didn't get this car to be a show car, but...



...Third award at as many car shows (this was at my hometown's annual car show). Heck, if she's as useful sitting still as she is driving around, I'll take it.

Even Evos love her:


After seeing a bunch of rat-rods at the car shows, I've got some interesting ideas for the future...


p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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winning loads of wards for your car mike-must feel worth it after long wait
mine returned at weekend by arden-lots of carbon fibre trim and new targa top-road tax ordered so should be back on road by end of week with new p1 gearbox so nice long 5th gear for autobahn/ring trips(my old p1 was doing 165 at 6250 on a private road)
martin

p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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new pics of targa top and carbon fibre mirrors targa pic will not load for some reason-typical murtaya lol
martin


Edited by p1doc on Monday 9th September 15:51

p1doc

2,510 posts

118 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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anexciting half day of going up and down the driveway as road tax not arrived , touching up of faded black rubber mouldings and applying of venture shield-helped by my middle daughter lol
martin

Hiryu

156 posts

146 months

Sunday 15th September 2013
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Look who stopped by today to check out the car: