Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

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DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Saturday 11th February 2012
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hehe It's a bit nippy outside, I've got an icecream headache!

Coffee, smoke, then back outside for some more fun.

steviejasp

1,641 posts

126 months

Saturday 11th February 2012
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Nutter.

Edited by steviejasp on Saturday 11th February 19:01

steviejasp

1,641 posts

126 months

Saturday 11th February 2012
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Your old Cerbie is tucked up in garage with its new Classic Additions fleecy car cover on.

GFWilliams

4,868 posts

168 months

Sunday 12th February 2012
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You're a nutter mate!

So when you coming round in it?! biggrin

spikeyhead

12,094 posts

158 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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It's a fine line between bravery and stupidity and I've no idea which sode of the line you sit, but thanks for a very well written tale.

Hope you enjoy the car as much as I do mine

666AKY

45 posts

118 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Hey there, Nice to meet you at the Atom Factory yesterday. Hope you got home OK. 00.30 for us, a bit warmer than you guys though. hope to see round some time ;-)

Diablos-666

2,764 posts

139 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Was speaking to one of my mates tonight as he mentioned that he had an Atom in recently. He was doing an mot on it and putting some brake lights and a sat nav bracket on it.

He said the owner just picked it up from N Ireland, surely it's you ?

DonnyMac

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Is that my buddy Mark in West Croydon?

DonnyMac

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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666AKY said:
Hey there, Nice to meet you at the Atom Factory yesterday.
You too, looking forward to a track day or two.

Expensive first service for you after you bought all that carbon-fibre hehe

Take care,
Donny

666AKY

45 posts

118 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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DonnyMac said:
666AKY said:
Hey there, Nice to meet you at the Atom Factory yesterday.
You too, looking forward to a track day or two.

Expensive first service for you after you bought all that carbon-fibre hehe

Take care,
Donny
Yes it was a bit expensive but it had to be done. I,m at Donnington with the Atom on 25th Feb.

Have fun with yours

Diablos-666

2,764 posts

139 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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DonnyMac said:
Is that my buddy Mark in West Croydon?
No it was his employee, Chris.

He was talking about it at his garage and then I remembered this thread.

I was telling him the story you wrote. He said that you were saying that the Atom doesn't come with a handbrake as standard as that's why it failed the mot?


Flying Trotter

275 posts

215 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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Some folk have handbrakes - it's partly because I have the Alcons and no HB that I get the factory to service and MOT the car

BigBen

10,409 posts

191 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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Diablos-666 said:
He said that you were saying that the Atom doesn't come with a handbrake as standard as that's why it failed the mot?
With the road pack you get a handbrake included, however the larger Alcon brakes are not compatible with a handbrake unless you spend another £600 on the associated gubbins, the latter being a relatively recent option so older cars are unlikely to have it. I have the lever fitted and swap the callipers at MOT time, good excuse to change the brake fluid each year.

K1 OMFG

167 posts

116 months

Monday 27th February 2012
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A few pic's of you

cars 084 by K1 OMFG, on Flickr

HBBC Run 132 by K1 OMFG, on Flickr

HBBC Run 027 by K1 OMFG, on Flickr

IMG_2228 by K1 OMFG, on Flickr

IMG_2269 by K1 OMFG, on Flickr

DonnyMac

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

164 months

Monday 27th February 2012
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beer

H6CJF

662 posts

152 months

Thursday 1st March 2012
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How did I miss this thread!!?

Looks great fun Don.. (but you are indeed completely mad!) biggrin

DonnyMac

Original Poster:

3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 1st March 2012
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biggrinbowtie

SimonJW

779 posts

198 months

Wednesday 7th March 2012
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Best thread I've read.......ever! wink

Enjoy!!

PS You now need to sign up to this; http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

SimonJW

779 posts

198 months

Wednesday 7th March 2012
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Best thread I've read.......ever! wink

Enjoy!!

PS You now need to sign up to this; http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Wednesday 7th March 2012
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Hi Simon,

Many thanks; I'd have preferred to write about an enjoyable hoon on a sunny day though biglaugh

I've already got my eye on that thread, I usually signup to these things at the last minute so I know I can definitely attend.

Look forward to seeing you there.

D.