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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ds666

1,579 posts

143 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Taxed the Vantage and got it an older brother . Click and collect smile

AstonZagato

10,190 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Took it for the first spin of the year. It was an essential journey.

MarkM3Evoplus

566 posts

164 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ds666 said:
Taxed the Vantage and got it an older brother . Click and collect smile
Good man. Be interesting to see how the old girl compares to the youngster!

EVR

1,124 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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Brought her back from detailing, very pleased! Bonus: MisterBlu's Roadster, he gave me a lift there also to inquire about detailing his.








cayman-black

10,247 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th March
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So there are detailers in Italy EVR ? I didn't think there was. The car looks lovely.

cayman-black

10,247 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th March
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AstonZagato said:

Took it for the first spin of the year. It was an essential journey.
Aston makes some beautiful paint so much sparkle.
That's stunning Aston!

EVR

1,124 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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cayman-black said:
So there are detailers in Italy EVR ? I didn't think there was. The car looks lovely.
Yeah, it has been a booming business in the latest years, in big cities you can find them quite easily. I picked Haute Detailing here in Milan, quite known especially because the guy went on a TV show on Motor Trend.

http://www.hautedetailing.it/#vision

V8V Pete

2,296 posts

90 months

Saturday 6th March
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Popped out for some milk. Even put on my milk-buying boots for the occasion. Forgot the milk and ended up needing petrol. Oh well. Better than watching the cricket frown


Moonpie

105 posts

5 months

Saturday 6th March
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EVR: In the last (4th) picture you posted with the white truck in the background, is that structure for LED lighting or is it a radiant heater?

Your car looks great by the way.

Mr.Tremlini

1,085 posts

65 months

Saturday 6th March
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V8V Pete said:
Popped out for some milk. Even put on my milk-buying boots for the occasion. Forgot the milk and ended up needing petrol. Oh well. Better than watching the cricket frown

Here`s one for you Pete, nearly the same...

I had to do a shoot at night a few months back, and the best angles turned out to be in a farmers field, avec mud.
Unfortunately I had to use the Aston rather than the Audi. It was also minus something degrees so most discomfort boxes ticked!
irked
laugh


LTP

715 posts

76 months

Saturday 6th March
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I'd feel less self-conscious walking into my local Tesco for a litre of skimmed in Mr Tremlini's work boots. Just imagine all those eyes boring into your back as you walk away from your Aston in the supermarket car-park in racing boots.. biggrin.


Jonathank56

48 posts

9 months

Saturday 6th March
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[quote=ds666]Taxed the Vantage and got it an older brother . Click and collect smile

That’s just greedy

Jonathank56

48 posts

9 months

Saturday 6th March
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Sent my DB9 off to Bamford Rose for a few of their upgrades. Primary decat, high flow secondaries, Bilsteins, rear anti roll bar, thicker under plates plus a few niggles to be sorted. Can’t wait to get it back to see how it performs. Woohoo


LTP

715 posts

76 months

Saturday 6th March
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Jonathank56 said:
Sent my DB9 off to Bamford Rose for a few of their upgrades. Primary decat, high flow secondaries, Bilsteins, rear anti roll bar, thicker under plates plus a few niggles to be sorted. Can’t wait to get it back to see how it performs. Woohoo

Did you send or did they collect? And how long before you can report back on the improvements? We’ll be waiting biggrin

V8V Pete

2,296 posts

90 months

Saturday 6th March
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Mr.Tremlini said:
yikes

V8V Pete

2,296 posts

90 months

Saturday 6th March
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LTP said:
I'd feel less self-conscious walking into my local Tesco for a litre of skimmed in Mr Tremlini's work boots. Just imagine all those eyes boring into your back as you walk away from your Aston in the supermarket car-park in racing boots.. biggrin.
Ah but of course I never had any intention of buying milk. I think I got away with the boots at the Shell garage smile

I gave up going to supermarkets in the Vantage a long time ago. Just not worth it because even if the car park's completely empty some numpty will park right next to you rolleyes

EVR

1,124 posts

24 months

Saturday 6th March
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Moonpie said:
EVR: In the last (4th) picture you posted with the white truck in the background, is that structure for LED lighting or is it a radiant heater?

Your car looks great by the way.
Cheers!

The first one you said, LED lights!

TR-Spider

241 posts

42 months

Saturday 6th March
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V8V Pete said:
Popped out for some milk. Even put on my milk-buying boots for the occasion. Forgot the milk and ended up needing petrol. Oh well. Better than watching the cricket frown

I like the spirit...

Jonathank56

48 posts

9 months

Saturday 6th March
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They collected LTP. 2-3 weeks to do it I think but I have told them no rush. However, Easter would be nice. I will let you know.

J

JonnyCJ

856 posts

18 months

Sunday 7th March
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Had a very slight weep on one of the junctions of the new stainless oil cooler pipes I fitted last year. It’s been annoying me for a while, so bit the bullet yesterday and decided to sort it out.

Whilst I could see the joint, there was no way I could get a pair of spanners on it, so it was a silencer off jobby.

First job was to remove the very rear of the silencers, these are two short pieces held on with a bolt and nut. Usually they’re very rusty, however, I replaced mine in the refurb with stainless, so they came off easily.

Rather than try and get the hanger rubbers on and off, I just removed the two locating bolts for the bracket on either side and sat under the silencer as I lowered it, so that it rested on my knees.

Once off, I could remove the heat shield and get the spanners on the joint. A good tighten to seat the olive and job hopefully done !

Refitting was a pain, but the trick here is to remove the two rubber seats on the subframe, rather than try and locate the hanging spigots into them. I then bolted them in place once the silencer was in.

Offending joint



All the kit needed just to tighten one joint...



One silencer going back in using the “balance it on your thighs” technique.



Edited by JonnyCJ on Sunday 7th March 11:10