So what have you done with your Aston today?

So what have you done with your Aston today?

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Chris.oOo

95 posts

7 months

Sunday 3rd June
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Gave her a good wash! Found two big patches of lacquer peel on the bonnet, the exposed paint is so flat and dull it looks awful!!! frown

JaseB

628 posts

195 months

Sunday 3rd June
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Goodwood Supercar Sunday, crazy crowds but loads of stunning cars!
Not a bad bacon and egg roll either smile

Dal65

126 posts

16 months

Sunday 3rd June
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. Drove to good wood for breakfast & then drove back home

qwick69

199 posts

25 months

Sunday 3rd June
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Went out for a spin to local pub
Came back and someone had decided to leave their mark in the vantage
Not very happy :-(

qwick69

199 posts

25 months

Sunday 3rd June
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Went out for a spin to local pub
Came back and someone had decided to leave their mark in the vantage
Not very happy :-(
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e600

908 posts

86 months

Monday 4th June
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BrewsterBear said:
Who are people using for this? Mine are in a bit of a state.
Acorn plating in Sandhurst, go for hard anodising as it will be much more resistant to scratches

DB9VolanteDriver

2,206 posts

110 months

Monday 4th June
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British car show on the Connecticut shoreline. Just a trio of Astons (but 3 generations) on display.





dbs2000

1,995 posts

126 months

Monday 4th June
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starlight225 said:
Fitted my new lightweight seats



And retrieved £1.35 in the process.

They look great. I assume the FS seats are your old ones? Were the new seats dealer sourced?

NFC 85 Vette

2,243 posts

170 months

Monday 4th June
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Making up for lost time. 465 miles this weekend, a few tanks of fuel. Great weather, wonderful car.

AMVSVNick

6,152 posts

96 months

Monday 4th June
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Went for lunch with the family on Saturday.

In my old manual DBS this would have been hard work, in the TT Vanquish it was a doddle.


Upperworks

1,109 posts

86 months

Monday 4th June
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TT Vanquish? Not in yours wink

AMVSVNick

6,152 posts

96 months

Monday 4th June
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Upperworks said:
TT Vanquish? Not in yours wink
confused

B4rnst4ble

659 posts

83 months

Monday 4th June
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you are punching above your weight there nick smile)) hope all is well

AMVSVNick

6,152 posts

96 months

Monday 4th June
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B4rnst4ble said:
you are punching above your weight there nick smile)) hope all is well
I know matey. Never thought I would own a Vanquish S Volante biggrin

All good here and trust likewise with you guys?

Upperworks

1,109 posts

86 months

Monday 4th June
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AMVSVNick said:
confused
The ZF 8spd box isn't called touchtronic is it?

I've always thought, that was only applied up til the 6 speed. Perhaps I'm wrong...

Upperworks

1,109 posts

86 months

Monday 4th June
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Upperworks said:
The ZF 8spd box isn't called touchtronic is it?

I've always thought, that was only applied up til the 6 speed. Perhaps I'm wrong...
quick google says I am! My bad.

AMVSVNick

6,152 posts

96 months

Monday 4th June
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Upperworks said:
Upperworks said:
The ZF 8spd box isn't called touchtronic is it?

I've always thought, that was only applied up til the 6 speed. Perhaps I'm wrong...
quick google says I am! My bad.
Phew. Thought I was going mad!!!

Chris.oOo

95 posts

7 months

Monday 4th June
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Fixed my air con this morning, very happy. It’s been very temperamental recently, working for 5 minutes then not, and sometime when turned off it would stay on. After some investigating I decided that I was going to have to remove the AC clutch and adjust the air gap by removing some shims. Thankfully, the fix was much simpler than that! 2 simple fixes in 2 days!

Problem 1 - no radio for 3 days.
Solution 1 - press power button harder rolleyes (I kid you not, just because the button clicks, doesn’t mean it’s pressed properly)

Problem 2 - as described above
Solution 2 - Spray with copious amounts of brake cleaner! Freed it up nicely. The compressor is mounted so low it must get battered with road filth that will gum up it movement. I sprayed it with the engine running, and now it clunks in and out as it should.

Just waiting to see what breaks next....

ace of the base

172 posts

131 months

Monday 4th June
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Dal65 said:
. Drove to good wood for breakfast & then drove back home
Set off very early and had a clear hour & a half run down which was just as well because the number of people turning up reminded me of the Revival meeting.
The Supercar Sunday is probably the most popular Sunday event but I think it's become a victim of its own success. They've tried to limit numbers with online ticketing but there were literally thousands there. I gave up the idea of a bacon roll because the queues were so long and I don't think I'll do another of these Sundays. A pity because they were fun in previous years without so much congestion.
Lots & lots of Ferraris & McLarens but I couldn't see a single Pagani or Bugatti which surprised me. The was a DBS Volante which I thought looked really beautiful and stood out from the other modern stuff.


V8LM

4,578 posts

143 months

Monday 4th June
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Just back from a 1000-odd mile trip taking the car from this

357E6161 by v8lemon, on Flickr

to this

IMG_0400 by v8lemon, on Flickr

via some of this

357E6168 by v8lemon, on Flickr