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by Delanor
Tue Jun 04, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Carbon Fibre wrapping

Well the ongoing saga of changing the look of a pair of mirrors is not going according to plan, after resorting to plan B of carbon fibre covers that has failed as no stock now and its taken them over 2 weeks to decide that, so have decided to resurrect plan A wrapping them myself, it can`t be that ...
by Delanor
Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

I wonder if one day soon you will see one of the car makeover programs like "Overhaulin" or "Counting Cars" where they take someone`s beloved Mustang or whatever and restore it but by removing the V8 and return it with an electric motor pointing out to the owner how much better i...
by Delanor
Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

The Highway Code and the Green Cross Code especially for children does mention that listening for oncoming vehicles is advisable before attempting to cross the road I should imagine that judging the speed of an EV is more difficult without any noise. Perhaps they are both in need of revision on the ...
by Delanor
Fri May 31, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

Amazing - a report from some experts somewhere or other has been number crunching accident statistics and they have decided that there is increasing numbers of pedestrians that are being hit by cars and electric cars are possibly being found to be more of a cause than fossil fueled cars or even hybr...
by Delanor
Thu May 30, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Carbon Fibre wrapping

Mark - I know but they both would have to come off to do it and I didn`t fancy the other one breaking in taking them both off but there actually maybe a plan E - buy 2 new caps and get them dipped. :-k

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by Delanor
Thu May 30, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Carbon Fibre wrapping

It's taking a while for these wrapping pictures to come through Del :whistle: I did attempt it on the passenger mirror cap but being a bit of a novice I had decided it would be better to do it on a mirror cap off the car - mistake, plan A trying to hold a mirror cap with one hand whilst stretching ...
by Delanor
Tue May 21, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Car with a meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Car with a meaning

What car do you drive at the moment, if you are planning a lengthy UK drive in an RX-8 be prepared for plenty of garage stops as the RX-8 was not designed to be an economical long distance cruiser, low compression is only an expensive issue if your RX-8 of choice actually has low compression so any ...
by Delanor
Sun May 19, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Carbon Fibre wrapping

Even in warm weather I heat with a heatgun on low setting, so avoid snapping tags I waited for a warm day but made a mistake - on Youtube some one removed the mirror cap and reckoned it easily pulls off, the tags/clips are strong "you won`t break them", mine came off easy one side but wou...
by Delanor
Sat May 18, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Carbon Fibre wrapping

WIP Mark - can`t decide what to do, if I wrap them the caps really need to come off and I`m a little concerned about the plastic tags that hold the caps on breaking, there are carbon fibre caps for £150 that fit over the top of the originals but what would they look like, or there are complete repla...
by Delanor
Fri May 17, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Next family car suggestions please
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Next family car suggestions please

Volvo XC40 2 litre petrol or diesel AWD well thought of, I think they did a 40 20 40 seat split option.

Other engines/drives etc.

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by Delanor
Mon May 06, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

DrewR3 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 6:04 pm
I would quite happily take a cheap R3 like the one nutty has, gut and put a Tesla drive train in if I got free road tax and cheaper running home charging as my daily, then keep my rotary for weekends.
Too late that bubble is about to burst next year! #-o

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by Delanor
Mon May 06, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

I have often considered an electric conversion to future proof an RX-8 as it were - but I just couldn`t some things are just not right! :-k

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by Delanor
Mon May 06, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

To be perfectly honest Ian if I could buy a reasonably priced electric MIni the proper one not the BMW knock off I would have one just as a town car.
They do convert them but for really silly money.

What is there to not like!

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by Delanor
Mon May 06, 2024 2:50 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

A Citroen Ami 0-28 mph eventually with a range of 46 miles. :rofl:
It will last forever - plastic body! :pale:

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by Delanor
Mon May 06, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

I quite fancy one of these Citroen`s as a town runabout as it is the future :crybaby: obviously with a decent roll cage for some extra protection but for some additional performance maybe an uprated Mountfield 20 volt cordless motor! :-k

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by Delanor
Sun May 05, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

You don`t get these subtle little touches on an Enyaq. :-k

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by Delanor
Sun May 05, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

mate of mine has gone EV for his daily 40,000 quid's worth of Skoda enyaq its very quiet smooth etc Well it hasn`t got a proper engine has it! I looked at an Enyaq but didn`t fancy it instead I bought the Formentor which is also very smooth and quiet in "comfort" mode for a petrol engine ...
by Delanor
Sun May 05, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 373
Views: 95647

Re: EV the future ?

Love it - Mini recalls Cooper SE (electric) due to " thermal runaway event." :shock: For "thermal runaway event" read "Battery fire!" :rofl: How`s the Mini Cooper going? Oh! I haven`t got it now it had a thermal runaway event I`m afraid!" :oops: * * Del.
by Delanor
Tue Apr 23, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Carbon Fibre wrapping
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Carbon Fibre wrapping

I thought I would ask you very clever RX-8 owners as I have decided I am not happy with the black mirrors on my Formentor and so I thought a carbon fibre look would be different but its something I have never done before so have watched a couple of how to videos but it seems that as the mirrors are ...
by Delanor
Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Piston & Rotor The Garage
Topic: Latest technology sill repair
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Latest technology sill repair

We once had an apprentice who had a few dents in his car and it just so happened his dad had some cement so he mixed some up and used that- it did last for a while until he had an accident and it dropped out.

It was his first car though!

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by Delanor
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bright headlights!
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Bright headlights!

Times have certainly changed from the days when a headlight fault meant a new bulb, the Matrix headlights needed a software update and with assistance from the factory in Spain and alongside another Formentor as a test bed it took the "Cupra technician" 3 days to complete the update, it co...
by Delanor
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Piston & Rotor The Garage
Topic: Latest technology sill repair
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Latest technology sill repair

Maybe the owner lived in an area prone to flooding so decided to add some floatation assistance, foam works quite well on my Caravan down by the R Avon. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: How rare is the 8?
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: How rare is the 8?

how many years until we have 8s that only come out once a month for an event or show. With the ongoing climate change I couldn`t possibly take the RX-8 out that often - it would get wet! :-k There are a few cars you do see occasionally where I live which is a long country lane there is a TR6, 2 x M...
by Delanor
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 now officially cheaper to run than Tesla!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 733

Re: RX8 now officially cheaper to run than Tesla!!!!

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:00 am


I would imagine the instant torque would be good for towing :)

This guy does a video on towing with an EV and it isn`t his own car so in theory neutral but I will add it was all flat terrain so no towing up hills!

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by Delanor
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 now officially cheaper to run than Tesla!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 733

Re: RX8 now officially cheaper to run than Tesla!!!!

Ian at the end of the day its all about your level of street cred` it can be seriously lowered if you make the wrong decision! :oops:

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