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by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 282
Views: 15556

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

£25 ebay special so goodness knows how long it'll last.... But came with two batteries and charger. Seems okay but yet to see how it performs in anger. 3/8 drive and 60nm of torque allegedly. Had mine for over a year and its pretty good, lacks a bit of power of the more expensive ones, but better t...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

If I've managed to fix the boost leak on the TT then I'll be up for that (as long as you don't mind me tagging along)
by Essex2Visuvesi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: SY09 VKM - White R3 - anyone here?
Replies: 18
Views: 552

Re: SY09 VKM - White R3 - anyone here?

When I spoke to an agent for Terraclean a few years ago they said they were not sure so wouldn't be happy doing it.
Had my x-trail done tho and the difference was noticable
by Essex2Visuvesi
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Be Careful out there
Replies: 87
Views: 10495

Re: Be Careful out there

I think the engine braking thing refers back to the days of drum brakes and you needed the braking effect of the engine to compliment the brakes as they were woefully inadequate
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

Yeah been a challending few months
But I'm grateful I still have a job (albeit wth a temporary 10% paycut) and my family are all safe and well
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

I have fond memories of mine but suspect the 4 speed box, wind up windows and no AC would get tiresome quickly. Was talking to the guy where I store my RX7 today about this exact thing..... he's just bought a minty fresh super low mileage 1983 Escort XR3i for an undisclosed sum. Said the drive home...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

SmuttyHutty wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:24 am
I've been a member of this club only a very short time but every single person I've come across has been decent and honest and genuine.
We let Nigel punish with the dishonest ones in his own special ways :lol:
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

Yep, I'll join you! Possible coffee stop? Near the end of the route: https://www.oliversplants.co.uk/black-horse-caf%C3%A9/ I don't know the place, but it's garden centre on our route, so plenty of parking, open on Sunday, Covid secure (we'll need masks to order), tables outside by the look of it, ...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: rusty sills
Replies: 71
Views: 5552

Re: rusty sills

Welcome aboard, I spent a week in Podaca last summer, very nice apart from the 40c+ Heat
by Essex2Visuvesi
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:09 am
Have seen good ones advertising for £8,000 :shock:
And then some:-
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/32/metro/
by Essex2Visuvesi
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

I had an MG metro back in the mid 90s, not a bad car
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

Quite a nice drive, there's some road works in silver end and a 3 way traffic control
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Wheeler Dealer Mazda Speed MX5
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Wheeler Dealer Mazda Speed MX5

kopite72 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:41 pm
I really don't know why people give Mike such a hard time. I think he's a really likeable guy and far from an idiot. He's the one who's rolling in it not us...
In the earlier episodes I'd agree with you, but now he just irritates me
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Wheeler Dealer Mazda Speed MX5
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Wheeler Dealer Mazda Speed MX5

Personally they should get rid of Mike and just have Ant
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

I'm up for this, but i'll be in either the TT or the Panzer
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 282
Views: 15556

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

Thought it time to update this thread with some of my recent purchases:- https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/415A8CjbNuL._AC_.jpg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Desoldering-Station-Vacuum-Removal-Gun-ZD-915-230V-140W-Soldering-Iron-SMD/202866204361?hash=item2f3bc49ec9:g:O64AAOSwmvJdY3PX...
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 282
Views: 15556

Re: tool recommendations...

Halford professional sockets are pretty good. Keep and eye out for them on special offer.
Got a few Von Haus power tools (couple of sanders, polisher and a 240V rattle gun)
Also anything by Bahco

This is a useful thread
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=70001#p1017614
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Insurance Quotes
Replies: 1955
Views: 225854

Re: Insurance Quotes

89 RX7 FC LHD, agreed value, all mods declared
£111.00 thank you Lancaster
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***
Replies: 781
Views: 33376

Re: Essex & Adjoining Counties Meet - FRIDAY ***TBA***

New Duke wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:36 am
I know this is the wrong place but I need local advice. Has anyone had a good experience with someone who pulls out dents?
Speak to the boy (Adam) thats what he does for a living
by Essex2Visuvesi
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New RX9 engine
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: New RX9 engine

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by Essex2Visuvesi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Azams Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Replies: 115
Views: 2734

Re: Azams Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:47 pm
My nearest Alfa Romeo dealership (Johnsons in Solihull) is 14.7 miles away :p

But then I don't have an Alfa :lol:
Yet... :lol:
by Essex2Visuvesi
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dremel Bits
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Dremel Bits

Dremmel or Proxxon
wear gloves and safety glasses if you're using the little wire brush things.... Its not a pleasant experience having one of those little wires removed from your eyeball
(Don't ask how I know....)
by Essex2Visuvesi
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The cheap celica 190 t sport
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: The cheap celica 190 t sport

Ah the 2ZZ, what the MR2 roadster should have come with from the factory
by Essex2Visuvesi
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Finding help with repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Finding help with repairs

Just out of interest, do we have a reccomended sprcialists near Hitchin?

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