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by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

lol

my back is fine with pushing a wheelbarrow.

all the hard work was done by my friend.
by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

nah i reckon it would fit, its his ego im not sure about....
by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

ive never learned to take a photo that actually gives a decent perspective, but the side wall is cut down to about half height.
by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

this weekends activities. yesterday: https://i.imgur.com/xpJOfSoh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5N14CDDh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/s7zTml7h.jpg its done now, more or less. its still a little flat and could use more polishing. im gonna buy some super fine compound and go at it a bit more in the week, most li...
by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: New owner of a MX-5 Mk2
Replies: 147
Views: 4278

Re: New owner of a MX-5 Mk2

although paypal will pay return postage there is a limit and im fairly sure its lower than £50...
by qwakers
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: New owner of a MX-5 Mk2
Replies: 147
Views: 4278

Re: New owner of a MX-5 Mk2

thats no ones idea of a finished part. id be embarrassed to put my name to that....
by qwakers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Powder Coating Wheel Nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Powder Coating Wheel Nuts

powdercoating wont last long when the socket bites to do them up.

id have them electroplated instead.
by qwakers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

This arrived today... https://i.imgur.com/3tLj24lh.jpg?1 Well it arrived on Monday but the local delivery office is only open for 2 hours in the morning except Thursdays. I don't get how changing opening hours of somewhere that is staffed all day is affected by covid. Any who, the are the only ones ...
by qwakers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24671
Views: 938415

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

that would do it, too :D
by qwakers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24671
Views: 938415

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

I took the PZ out for a 20 mile jaunt. Done 80 miles on a quarter of a tank so far......oooooo I might join the club! Plugged it in to the battery charger when I got home and also removed the cover from the 192. All this talk of destroyed paint work has spooked me so I am going to risk exposure to ...
by qwakers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Rest. Pretty much all they can do. I've had it for a while apparently, several years most likely, so not much risk of it getting worse unless I'm stupid.
by qwakers
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

i was wondering why I was having so much trouble getting on with the digging, you saw the pitiful pile that i managed, and that took me all day... :shock: I'm not kidding. I thought I was just unfit, turns out not so much..... I had a appointment with a doctor (been booked for ages, covid and all th...
by qwakers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

yup.

but at less than 2 months old, i don't think its going to be ready for a while :D

edit: punctuation error resolved. :D
by qwakers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

spent 8 hours solid, 2 people, wet-sanding the panels with 1k grit paper to take all the imperfections (and runs) out of the paint. https://i.imgur.com/0HuulRQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/18WOD97l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zWzKnnul.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/u3uVPWul.jpg?1 then washing the car... then a c...
by qwakers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Brix's R3. 'Blue Magic'
Replies: 228
Views: 14046

Re: Brix's R3. 'Blue Magic'

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:42 pm
The corner was probably ground off when someone forgot to secure it and at speed it flips down and gets ground off!
yup, i think we both had the same experience :D
by qwakers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

im an avid watcher of ThisOldTony.

which has simply taught me, that is WAAAAY out of my league, and budget for the tooling... for the moment :D
by qwakers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Flat spot on Kuro 2
Replies: 41
Views: 893

Re: Flat spot on Kuro 2

goodeggbob wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:49 pm
Are there any performance,economy or longevity gains to be had by deleting air pump?
no measurable ones as far as i can tell...

however, one of the side effects is you can have the cold start map leaned out a lot, which makes it almost impossible to flood...
by qwakers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Yes that's the idea, in practice for what I want it's about right on the slowest speed. Also down the left there are a load of gears, these can be changed to give a different feed rate for auto feed or screw cutting. The latter is no good as they're all imperial, and it can't be changed anyway, as I...
by qwakers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

I would really like to have worked alongside fred dibnah. Old stuff is cool.
by qwakers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

that looks gloriously Victorian, just need to recruit some children to operate it... Well it is a bit Victorian... because that when it was made :) It was never meant to have a motor on it, it was supposed to be run from a overhead belt, hence the lever that disconnects the belts between the motor ...
by qwakers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1450
Views: 47257

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Little spiny thing spins with its new motor on for first time..

by qwakers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16408

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

ok i now know why and i feel like a idiot....

its adblock plus... blocking a ad!
by qwakers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16408

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

qwakers wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:58 pm
yes it is possible, (but not exactly easy) but no, im not.

ive reset the browser (like clearing cookies but more so) and tried incognito but its the same.
oooh forget that it works in incognito now.... 1 sec, more investigating to do...
by qwakers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16408

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

yes it is possible, (but not exactly easy) but no, im not.

ive reset the browser (like clearing cookies but more so) and tried incognito but its the same.
by qwakers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16408

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

yeah it seems to be browser related, i use chrome...

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