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ccrien last won the day on December 5 2019

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  1. Yes please, keep posting. Pics of the installation into the engne bay, as it happens part by part, will be interesting. Never tire of photos of well engineered stainless and polished parts!
  2. Im not good with this modern tech stuff ( the emoji film was bad!). But if i could send you all Christmas cards I would,. So I also agree. Have a great new year.
  3. You could always go for the "well used" disc look: ( 6 months under the sea as a lobster pot anchor, LOL)
  4. Best wishes for the refurb and rebuild. Sounds lke you have ideas in mind and just need moral support to do it, so, poke, poke, go and do it!
  5. Weve got better Tonka toys in the garden!
  6. Just watching the mbike racing at Scarborough on TV, ch 24, Olivers Mount circuit, hills, hairpins, lots of rain and greasy road, and a car graphic type advert pops up, footnote states " compatible with selected smart phones". Then realise when the video roles, its an advert for some new "little" BMW, And its system of some type or another. F me,. Folks expectedf ( encouraged) to buy a car cos its compatible with their selected smartphone????? Sorry for the language.
  7. Nice car Adrian,. Welcome to SIDC. Will be a nice car to drive down the A714 to Newton Stewart and into the Machars in DandG. Maybe see you at one of the rallies in Galloway next year?
  8. For winter wheels that might only be on 4-5 months max,, when its dark more hours than its daylight, ( so no- one sees them much) and roads are mucky and salty so the wheels arent often clean, a second hand set from gumtree or breakers might be adequate for you?? Sorry cant advise on size. Mark Harris summed it up nicely a while ago on the forum when different winter tyre brands were suggested by different people, I think i can paraphrase the jist of it as something like: "once youve driven on snow or ice on proper winter tyres, theres no comparison to summer tyres", message being that any decent full winter tyre is totally different to summer tyres on snow, and the particular brand isnt that important? Havng said that, I would personally recommend a block type pattern rather than the chevron type tread pattern, I found Nokian WRA3 ( now superceded by WRA4) excellent, Bridgestone Blizzak's also have a good reputation. Avoid Micheln Alpin's. Good choice and prices at mytyres.co.uk but are typically delivered in a week or so from Germany.
  9. Cheers Andy, the Forester is an N/A, as is our Impreza GX, so a crossports would be first venture into turbo ownership. the front pipe to cat flange joints are known to rot on N/As but hoping the tester was just being cautious and it will last a few years Just live in Scotland a few days a month plus a few weeks a year really, just a part timer. cheers, Colin.
  10. Cheers, good to know alloy arms from a breakers will fit the forester if it needs them. Would have been a cheaper option for the Impreza though. Impreza sorted a few weeks back: Got the new steel arms from Rock Auto in the US. Ordered on a Monday morning and arrived less than 48 hours later on the Weds morning by Fedex from Denver, via Indianapolis and Stanstead! fully waxed inside and out before fitting. The new arms have a big round drain hole on the bottom of the "side arm" compared to the originals. And trusted local garage fitted them (without needing to remove the U cradle ), Ithought it very reasonable two and a half hours labour including 4 wheel laser alignment for 186pound. New arm bolts etc from Subaru dealer was another 40 odd quid but I still got the SIDC discount.👍
  11. 127.5% error in max speed is a bit more than eu regs allow! But 900 feet is still deeper than the North Sea unless you go bit more then 25 mile plus out, East of the Farne Deeps up ( a bit north of ) here and you would have needed a funny gas for you and the scooby to breath.
  12. Nice day will be along soon, dont risk it in the rain
  13. Maybe you mean 34 mph driving speed isnt possible? Sorry Im not that quick, hence a few attempts?
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