So what have you done with your Aston today?

So what have you done with your Aston today?

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Incognegro

1,498 posts

68 months

Wednesday 11th July
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Lol

Thanks Chilli, yes very different drive (more so being in the Sportshift) still admiring it and seems im being smiled at the same and Im happy with the added sophistication wink

macdeb

7,177 posts

190 months

Wednesday 11th July
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baconsarney said:
Incognegro said:
My V8V arrived yesterday with all bits customised so today just spent time reading handbook and a drive to get used to how Aston do things.

Bit different to a Cerb wink TVR to Aston.... Hooligan to Gentleman in one go thumbup enjoy and welcome to the club smile

Chilli
echo the sentiment, good move.

Gingernuts

503 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th July
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m.barnes said:
Love it! do you have a blog or more details on what you have done so far?
Not a blog as such but I put some stuff on my instagram: ali__robertson (two underscores) feel free to have a look there.

most of the hard work is done and major changes, only the half cage now to go in and some set up tweeks.

raceboy

11,780 posts

215 months

Wednesday 11th July
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baconsarney said:
Bit different to a Cerb wink TVR to Aston.... Hooligan to Gentleman in one go thumbup enjoy and welcome to the club smile
Seems to be a hugely popular switch, what I’m wondering is where do go from Aston? scratchchin

tonycordon

192 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th July
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Yesterday actually, I collected my V8 Vantage from Bamford Rose, having left it with them on Monday 2nd. before going to the Le Mans Classic.
Whilst i was away they replaced my disintegrating clutch with one of their twin plate versions, along with a lightened flywheel and new release cylinder. They also fixed one of the gearbox bell cranks which had worked slightly loose on it's hexagonal shaft and applied their short shift modification.
I'm delighted with the result, a much lighter clutch pedal, easier gear selection, along with a snappier change.
The problem had been intermittent apparent clutch drag during gear changes. We now know that this was caused by the centre plates of the driven plate becoming partially loose due to some of the riveting failing. This allowed the loose plate to rub against the pressure plate, thus causing the drag. You can see the mark caused by the rubbing on the centre plate. It wouldn't have been long before all the riveting failed. This would have caused the clutch to jam up completely with god knows what consequences.
I'll try to post a picture of the clutch plate and one or two of the car (2007 4.3 Vantage 26741 miles Manual 'box Prodrive engine and exhaust upgrades)


Edited by tonycordon on Thursday 12th July 11:21

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tonycordon

192 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th July
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Only one of the pictures seems to have uploaded successfully. I'll try again......

You can see that one squareish 'rivet' is missing and that another is out of it's hole, the remaining three are all very loose!



Damn! can someone fix that for me please?

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Thursday 12th July
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thumbup

Chilli smile

tonycordon

192 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th July
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Thanks!

Incognegro

1,498 posts

68 months

Thursday 12th July
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macdeb said:
baconsarney said:
Incognegro said:
My V8V arrived yesterday with all bits customised so today just spent time reading handbook and a drive to get used to how Aston do things.

Bit different to a Cerb wink TVR to Aston.... Hooligan to Gentleman in one go thumbup enjoy and welcome to the club smile

Chilli
echo the sentiment, good move.
Im really starting to think it is. I know I'll 100% do the BR twinplate clutch/lightened FW upgrade but I am in no rush. Taking to Aston Works tomorrow for the laptop plugin to make mirrors auto fold with ignition on/off wink

Chris.oOo

95 posts

8 months

Thursday 12th July
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Dropped my V8 off at the body shop, she’s having a whole front end respray. Full of stone chips, a whole load of laquer peel and I dragged her snout across a boulder! She’ll come back looking the nuts (fingers crossed)

westhumbler

56 posts

11 months

Thursday 12th July
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Fitted new activated carbon cabin air filters tonight. Slightly fiddly, but easier than I expected. All done in 15 mins. No more complaints about outside traffic smells from the Mrs now.

BlackV8

166 posts

33 months

Friday 13th July
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... had a blast yesterday in northern Italy, Dolomites biggrin




















Frances The Mute

1,772 posts

176 months

Friday 13th July
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Not quite Italy, but I did have a spirited drive through the backwaters of Shropshire and Herefordshire before giving Brecon what for, en route to visiting some family and friends with just enough time for a quick snap at sunset.


tonker

54,887 posts

183 months

Friday 13th July
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Currently sat waiting for THAT phone call. Car in for service at trusted specialist. Let’s see whether it sucks wallet dry in stuff to do wink.

cayman-black

7,211 posts

151 months

Friday 13th July
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westhumbler said:
Fitted new activated carbon cabin air filters tonight. Slightly fiddly, but easier than I expected. All done in 15 mins. No more complaints about outside traffic smells from the Mrs now.
Do these go the glovebox?

tonker

54,887 posts

183 months

Friday 13th July
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tonker said:
Currently sat waiting for THAT phone call. Car in for service at trusted specialist. Let’s see whether it sucks wallet dry in stuff to do wink.
Discs and pads. Ouch. But there we go.

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Friday 13th July
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tonker said:
Discs and pads. Ouch. But there we go.
I seem to see discs and pads quite often on the AM forum, I’m wondering is it common/normal practice to put new discs on when new pads are needed or is it mainly coincidence they seem to get changed at the same time scratchchin

Edit: obviously if new discs are needed then new pads are a given... smile

Edited by baconsarney on Friday 13th July 13:51

Incognegro

1,498 posts

68 months

Friday 13th July
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Took to Works factory for an education and got auto wing mirrors open/close activated.

Lovely tour of a magnificent plot really pleased

westhumbler

56 posts

11 months

Friday 13th July
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They go in behind the glove box. You have to take the glove box out, the surround and trim to get to it. No difficult - 6 screws and a few clips for the trim. The restricted space is the only thing that makes it tricky.

You can watch videos of how to do it on you tube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=aston...

I bought the activate carbon filters rather than the OEM and can confirm they are identical in terms of size and fit.

murphyaj

117 posts

10 months

Friday 13th July
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tonker said:
Currently sat waiting for THAT phone call. Car in for service at trusted specialist. Let’s see whether it sucks wallet dry in stuff to do wink.
I remember the first time my trusty old DB7 was serviced at Chilton the year after I bought it. First thing the man said when he called me:
"Right..... do you have a paper and pen"
It was a long list with a big number at the bottom.