So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

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Graze01

711 posts

48 months

Sunday 5th July
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nothing this weekend - next weekend is Aston time

today was for some seat of the pants thrills


ReallyDriven

7 posts

1 month

Sunday 5th July
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I went for a blast from London to Dartmouth and back in my new V8 Vantage. Here's my video review of living with an aston every day: https://youtu.be/Qu3kVv1iI7Q

Kumayama

42 posts

19 months

Sunday 5th July
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Some small enhancements under the bonnet. 3D printed and painted covers.







Edited by Kumayama on Sunday 5th July 12:46

Octavarium

317 posts

63 months

Sunday 5th July
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ReallyDriven said:

I went for a blast from London to Dartmouth and back in my new V8 Vantage. Here's my video review of living with an aston every day: https://youtu.be/Qu3kVv1iI7Q
Great video. Everything you love about your V8 Vantage is everything I love about my DB11 V8. They truly are magnificent and beautiful.

LC23

1,216 posts

181 months

Sunday 5th July
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Decided to check the exhaust valves were operating correctly as I couldn't tell any difference between Fuse 22 in or out. Made sure mine is Fuse 22 (yep MY10 car so it should be). Had a good look under the back box. Er, can't find valves at all, let alone checking whether they are operating correctly or not. No, they are definitely not fitted to the exhaust. Where the **** are the valv......oh hang on. That's not a standard back box. It has a Quicksilver back box fitted that was not mentioned when I bought the car. Well that's a result!

ReformedPistonhead

413 posts

93 months

Sunday 5th July
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Fitted new Michellin MP4SS's to the car, transformed the squirrelly handling (bye bye Pirellis).

Went to the seaside to celebrate.






Edited by ReformedPistonhead on Sunday 5th July 13:29

W12GT

2,516 posts

177 months

Sunday 5th July
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ReformedPistonhead said:
Fitted new Michellin MP4SS's to the car, transformed the squirrelly handling (bye bye Pirellis).

Went to the seaside to celebrate.

That wonkee V12 badge would drive me insane. It actually reads VeVantage from that angle.

That aside the car looks cracking.


Edited by W12GT on Sunday 5th July 14:58

JonnyCJ

510 posts

10 months

Sunday 5th July
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Kumayama said:
Some small enhancements under the bonnet. 3D printed and painted covers.







Edited by Kumayama on Sunday 5th July 12:46
If you still have the file I be interested in a set ! Beer tokens in recompense obvs.

Cheers

Jonny

DB9newbie

31 posts

11 months

Sunday 5th July
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Went for a take away coffee in the Cotswolds and found all these drivers had the same idea


ReformedPistonhead

413 posts

93 months

Sunday 5th July
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W12GT said:
That wonkee V12 badge would drive me insane. It actually reads VeVantage from that angle.

That aside the car looks cracking.


Edited by W12GT on Sunday 5th July 14:58
Well thanks for pointing it out ;-)

To be fair I blame the PPF guys not Aston themselves. If I can be bothered I will have it straightened, I don’t often see the back of it!

soofsayer

1,259 posts

91 months

Sunday 5th July
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I seem to remember a thread about a ‘rare’ Ve Vantage a while back which turned out to be a v12 badge.

AstonZagato

9,611 posts

166 months

Sunday 5th July
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Kumayama said:
Some small enhancements under the bonnet. 3D printed and painted covers.




Ooh. I did exactly the same today. Bought them off eBay. Mine needed some filing to get them to fit but at least they shouldn't fall out!

JonnyCJ

510 posts

10 months

Sunday 5th July
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[quote=AstonZagato]
Ooh. I did exactly the same today. Bought them off eBay. Mine needed some filing to get them to fit but at least they shouldn't fall out![/quote

Link please !

AstonZagato

9,611 posts

166 months

Sunday 5th July
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JonnyCJ said:
AstonZagato said:
Ooh. I did exactly the same today. Bought them off eBay. Mine needed some filing to get them to fit but at least they shouldn't fall out!
Link please !
Try this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aston-Martin-wiper-nut-...

Felonious

302 posts

130 months

Monday 6th July
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AstonZagato said:
JonnyCJ said:
AstonZagato said:
Ooh. I did exactly the same today. Bought them off eBay. Mine needed some filing to get them to fit but at least they shouldn't fall out!
Link please !
Try this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aston-Martin-wiper-nut-...
They look good. I've just ordered a pair.

JonnyCJ

510 posts

10 months

Monday 6th July
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AstonZagato said:
Smashing - set on the way

Many thanks

nickv8

726 posts

39 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Dropped the Volcano Red V8VS off at AM Bristol. Permanently.

Regretting it already.

Started drooling over the (sold) Volcano Red GT12 they had there.

Some things never change wink

samuri

137 posts

178 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Hooray, Wales lockdown finally lifted, great to get it out to hear that addictive Prodrive sound.
I feel better now.

Ken Figenus

4,821 posts

73 months

Thursday 9th July
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Kumayama said:
Some small enhancements under the bonnet. 3D printed and painted covers.




Edited by Kumayama on Sunday 5th July 12:46
Yours look very neat and more flush than teh eBay ones - fancy knocking out another set? This has bugged me for over 6 years - and why does the driver side nut always seems to rust!?

cayman-black

9,442 posts

172 months

Thursday 9th July
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ReformedPistonhead said:
W12GT said:
That wonkee V12 badge would drive me insane. It actually reads VeVantage from that angle.

That aside the car looks cracking.


Edited by W12GT on Sunday 5th July 14:58
Well thanks for pointing it out ;-)

To be fair I blame the PPF guys not Aston themselves. If I can be bothered I will have it straightened, I don’t often see the back of it!
OCD, i hear its a killer!