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  1. Andi, here you go... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.urbandictionary.com/define.php%3fterm=mustache-ride&amp=true
  2. Lots of interest. Potential buyer lined up for tomorrow. Be a shame to see it go but I just don’t have time to do it justice. Only 2 years left on the waiting list until my new atom lands and I doubt I’d finish the work I wanted to do on the zero by then
  3. Chamelion paint was made famous by TVR in the early 1990s and spread like wild fire thru the modified car scene. It was wildly expensive and renowned for its difficulty to match if a panel had to be repainted. A limited number if painters mastered it. Scratch repair is almost impossible. These days you rarely see it anymore, I assume due to its cost and complications.
  4. Sick of it now. I’ll give it away for £6000 if anyone wants it. Runs well. starts quite well but I would fit a new starter (probably Mk2 they turn faster) if I was keeping it Mazda GBS Zero 1800cc. It only has 560 miles on the clock from IVA. Compression test done on 15_06_2020, results 1-160, 2-159, 3-162, 4-160, text book! New plugs and leads fitted at the same time along with an oil and filter change. New diff oil seals and diff oil 30_6_2020 Spec is high and it has had a lot of money spent on the build. GBS Zero GT with lowered floorpan fitted with Mazda 1.8 twin cam engine. Registered Feb 2015 Spec of Car: This car is wrapped in pearlescant white with the upgraded front wings, powder coated chassis and GBS suspension parts etc etc. 1,8 Mazda engine, gearbox and diff from 1 owner MX5 1998 era, regularly serviced every 3000 miles from new. Car scrapped due to bodywork rot. All other parts are new ATR adjustable shockers New steering rack Emerald K6 ECU GBS wiring loom GBS Jenvey throttle bodies New battery. Stainless exhaust with sports cat. Pro race 1.2 15 inch wheels new discs and pads Smiths flight gauges Fully carpeted New belts and bucket seats. Windscreen and wipers fitted New tonneau cover partially fitted - needs studs fitting but I preferred it without. New hood and sidescreens supplied with car but still need fitting, again I prefer it without. High performance aluminium radiator. Lots more but feel free to ask questions. The wrap on the nose cone isn't the best but it's not terrible. The car was mapped by Aldon automotive and made 147bhp, on the money really. It has had a bit of work since to ensure the throttle bodies open to 90 degrees, and the brakes no longer stick on as they did then so I’d like to think it would see 150+ Thanks. 07432823248 Barry
  5. No disrespect intended. Quality looks high. I just like them ‘standard’ looking. It is, IMHO, a 1960s design and should be kept in its own era. The arch mods I like a lot however.
  6. Not keen on the wing or the splitter but the arches look great. Would be good to see it in the flesh
  7. Fingers crossed for the weather for the next one. If it’s raining I will pop along in the soft top anyway.
  8. Was a good meet last night. Good turnout of cars. I was in the white GBS parked by my mates black one on their own row. We didn’t mix too much we are still being cautious with social distancing. Hope no one thought is rude, same goes for not shaking anyone’s hands. Better safe than sorry and all that. So come on Andy, get some of those pictures you took uploaded
  9. Mrbarry

    Heat soak

    Been there fixed that. If you’re on a K6 ecu it will be as Brumater says. You need to play with initial prime to help cylinder wetting and then first to tenth turn enrichment. Beyond that it a bit pointless, who turns more than ten times without a rest. Mine was woefully low on initial crank and first to third turn enrichment at all temperatures but worst when hot. it was Brumster who pointed me in the right direction btw so big thanks Brumster.
  10. I have done a bit of work on mine to improve this. New brake and clutch master cylinders and aligning the height of the throttle cable helped. I have just moved the throttle take off point higher to reduce throw and have a bearing to run the cable over so it always enters the sleeve square and straight, this I have done before and it transforms the feel. I will post pictures once it’s done but don’t hold your breath I’m working flat out at the moment I don’t get time off to tinker.
  11. Anti freeze is also summer coolant. But most importantly it stops oxidisation of the waterways. Don’t know how long You’ve run it on pure water but I wouldn’t for too long. zetec running hot for emmisions wouldn’t be 118 degrees. Also we don’t map them for emission results on these cars as a rule
  12. Antifreeze will change the waters boiling point. It can help a bit. I would try boiling water as a first stop if you have no calibrated gauge to text against. It’s a cheap and easy way to prove it’s reading ok at 100 degrees.
  13. What gauge is it? It’s common for a temp gauge to be out by 20-30 degrees. Especially Smiths gauges. I had the same issue as you only to check it next to a calibrated device and find it was not running at all hot in reality.
  14. What are you using to measure temperature?
  15. It’s a 2.0 TDi. There is always something I miss
  16. My wife has just had a new car and the trade value was low on hers so we kept it. The BMW dealer offered £5500 part exchange. A local garage buy and sell cars and they made an offer of £6000. On the net the prices vary but we want £7000 ovno. A bit about the car: 2011 Audi A3 83700 miles MOT Jan 2021 but if it’s a deal breaker I’ll refresh it because it will pass! S line it so has the S line kit and spoiler and trim. It is also the black edition so has black window surrounds, grill surround, no chrome apart from the badges. Audi flat bottom steering wheel. Rear glass is privacy glass. 18 inch satin black Rota wheels with near new Pirelli P Nero rubber on all corners, fitted about a year ago but they have not done many miles. Last month they where rotated front to back and left to right as per Audi handbook recommendations. The front ones are still around 7.5mm! Alloys are in very very good condition. Bose audio, great sound and has Bluetooth for phone calls but not music, you have to use a aux lead for audio, or you can use a wireless Bluetooth adaptor as we do, with that it auto connects and plays and functions as any other Bluetooth audio would, Factor £20 for a decent Bluetooth adaptor. It doesn’t have satnav but at 9 years old the maps would be questionable by now anyway. Apple maps it is if we need directions. Service history is full but not all Audi, the last 4 or 5 services where done at Halfords. Recently it had all new brake disks and pads and brake fluid to boot. The six speed gear box is smooth and without fault. It returns very good MPG, short runs in the mid 40s and on a run 60+ if you’re not sterling moss. The body is very clean, a few stone chips as you may expect on a car of this age but it’s lovely, gets lots of comments about condition and what a great looking car it is. Half leather seats, genuine Audi S line floor mats, more pictures of inside will follow. Everything works, I am unaware of a single fault. Nothing at all negative IMHO. We have had the car 5 years and it has been a pure delight in all honesty. Reliable as the day is long and cheap to run, cheap to insure and even the road tax is a meagre £30 a year. The S line suspension is quite firm but if you’re in the market for one you’ll know this. Thanks and if I’ve missed anything let me know, I will amend.
  17. Mrbarry

    Engine swap

    Where are those bonnet vents from in that shot?
  18. I would be interested in the article filter, intercooler and 440cc injectors please, oh and the RX8 oils filter. I am amassing parts for an impending turbo installation. A write up with pictures will be sent to the club too.
  19. Mines on the front too. Location depends on the fan blade shape. Some are designed universal, some to push, some to pull.
  20. What you using to measure the temperature? Smiths flight gauges are a joke, look good but waaaaaaay out of calibration. Mine had a 20 degree error and took some faffing around to put an offset in place. You can return the gauge AND sender to smiths to be matched and calibrated for free but reportedly they are still as much use as a chocolate fire guard. I used a K type couple calibrated within 1 degree and a fluke digital meter to test against, my K6 ecu was spot on exactly. My engine now runs at 75 degrees and up to 90 in traffic when the fan cuts in. I’m guessing the previous owner removed the stat due to panic because at 90 the smiths was reading 110 and on a hot day I once saw 115, but as we now know that was only 95 so perfectly fine. I need to get a stat now!
  21. I recently swapped my Gbs stalks because my Mazda kit had Mk1 stalks with the indicators on the right. I have fitted Mk2.5 ones with the indicator stalk on the left so they are the same as every other car I own. I had no diagrams so worked out the pin out at the Gbs multi plug and swapped the plug onto the new set, pity Mazda didn’t use the same colours on both models! Part of the proving process was shorting pins in the socket to observe the results. I have all of the pin out info still. I would assume the ford loom is the same as the Mazda one on the Gbs and you simply wire the switch gear to suit. so for the wipers: Pin 12 brown- earth. Pin 13 blue- live. Pin 14 green- low speed. Pin 15 red- high speed. If you unplug the multi plug under the dash and test you should have 12v between pins 12 and 13. Pop a paper clip between pins 13 and 14 then put the ignition on, the wipers should be on and slow. Pop the paper clip between 13 and 15 next and they should be on ‘fast’. If so it’s switch gear related. If not and they only work in high speed it’s wiring or motor. lots of ways to test those.
  22. I’m working 7 days a week all month now I would also be up for a evening out tho to meet up and say hello. I’m fairly local
  23. Mrbarry

    shiny bits

    Ah ok. Thought it was the crank shaft pulley. My bad.
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