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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lime1

338 posts

126 months

Thursday 6th August
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cornershop

1,659 posts

153 months

Thursday 6th August
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Had some ‘stone guards’ fitted to my V12V - just ahead of wales trip next weekend

ReformedPistonhead

425 posts

94 months

Friday 7th August
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Simonamvr said:
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Hi any issues , iI should be aware of taking the Aston on the NC500 in September, did you do the Applecross pass.
Sorry missed this earlier.

Three issues:

- we climbed Ben Hope when we were up there and the road leading to it near Tongue is more farm track than road so lots of nasty front splitter aero bits crunching noises. No visible damage though so I think it was just the rubbers.....

- £700 in fuel for 1,500 miles. When you sit in third and fourth for a few days the consumption increases rather a lot.

- These cars are so intoxicating when at full chat and so rapidly accelerate in third from 40mph to Xmph you really have to watch the needle. If you drive to the road and conditions which I usually do the you quickly find that these roads are so fast and flowing you could end up on the front page of the Daily Record very easily!


Simonamvr

72 posts

23 months

Friday 7th August
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Thanks for the info

m.barnes

171 posts

168 months

Friday 7th August
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Fitted my satin carbon slam panel. Have now ordered new screws to fix it on and just need to stick the name plate back on. Love the satin carbon though




Simon.b

1,170 posts

239 months

Friday 7th August
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I've figured out how to load a google maps route and poi's to the new Vantage (merc) standard sat nav. Is this of interest or just my obsession, if so I'll start a thread on how to do it. Requires a bit text file editing an a free downloaded converter for the KLM file.

91964

206 posts

151 months

Friday 7th August
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Had a go at Vinyl wrapping, not sure they will stay but for now I quite like silver mirror caps. It’s a bit Audi though......


EVR

819 posts

17 months

Saturday 8th August
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91964 said:
Had a go at Vinyl wrapping, not sure they will stay but for now I quite like silver mirror caps. It’s a bit Audi though......

Nice, but yeah, cannot un-see Audi now.

EVR

819 posts

17 months

Saturday 8th August
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I switched my license plate lamps to a full-LED solution.



I already had LEDs bulb in them, but they lasted not much, to much vibrations and drama I believe.

Those, like other users here, were bought from this eBay ad, Marcus has been a proper gentleman.

The results are very good, bear in mind this picture has been taken on midday, in a garage with windows.



Where these lights ehm, shine, is actually fitting. Taking out an putting back the original ones, has always been a pain. Those are way more flexible. I hope to never have to deal with them again though. biggrin

The original ones were a Land Rover part (number XFC500040), I think they were over-engineered to avoid water ingress in case of river fording and such; there was also some sort of breather on them (in green on the pic) to let moisture out I believe.



Edited by EVR on Saturday 8th August 09:04

DBSSV20

110 posts

3 months

Sunday 9th August
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After the Superleggera has been covered in expensive cling film I took it out for a spirited circumnavigation of Lake Windermere ( avoiding the tourist route) roof down , sport plus engaged, on the paddles, very enjoyable!


cayman-black

9,609 posts

173 months

Monday 10th August
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laugh cling film....

Lime, that's looking lovely.

james-witton

1,327 posts

64 months

Monday 10th August
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Brought a few friends back home for a cuppa.


blade runner

827 posts

169 months

Monday 10th August
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Changed the battery in my 2006 Vantage. After reading about how difficult this was I was all geared up for spending the whole afternoon on it. As it happened, it took about 30mins tops to remove the old battery and fit a new one. To save a lot of bending and manipulation of trim panels I just cut out a small notch on the edge of the side trim panel with a Stanley knife and then the sliding brackets came out easily.

Jon39

7,311 posts

100 months

Monday 10th August
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james-witton said:

Brought a few friends back home for a cuppa.


Superb - handy to have a drone available for photos.

What is the name of 'your pad'?



paulbirkin

20 posts

38 months

Monday 10th August
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Jon39 said:

james-witton said:

Brought a few friends back home for a cuppa.


Superb - handy to have a drone available for photos.

What is the name of 'your pad'?
Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, more pictures on the NE/ Midlands runout page

m.barnes

171 posts

168 months

Tuesday 11th August
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EVR said:
I switched my license plate lamps to a full-LED solution.
Where did you get these from, they look good!

Green9

96 posts

125 months

Tuesday 11th August
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Took the DB9 for a summer evening spin after baby bath and bedtime. Woke baby up upon return. Not popular.


Octavarium

341 posts

64 months

Tuesday 11th August
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Green9 said:
Took the DB9 for a summer evening spin after baby bath and bedtime. Woke baby up upon return. Not popular.

Only one thing to do when that happens. Take the DB9 out for another drive.

Mr.Tremlini

981 posts

58 months

Tuesday 11th August
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Octavarium said:
Only one thing to do when that happens. Take the DB9 out for another drive.
Voice of experience.

memzy88

39 posts

46 months

Wednesday 12th August
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Took it to Swiss Alps photo from Grimsell Pass....