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  1. Ferraridoc

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    LOL! :)
     
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    Particularly when he posts in a thread he has zero right in contributing to....seeing as he has no interest in FEV12OHOS's.
     
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    of course I do, but only good ones.
     
  5. Ferraridoc

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    OK, so having imported some 8" QV wheels for it, I came across a set of 17" wheels bolted to a 365. The new owner (not me, I missed that deal) is putting the knock-ons back and selling me the 17s (where are they, Bill?), which I think are a good fit on the 400 body.

    Brakes, front suspension, radiator, and electrics all done now. Still to do the rear fuel hoses, and while there is a delay (hurry up, Bill), I might get the exhaust done, as the current one sounds like 2 1968 Bedford trucks bogged in a sand dune.

    Should only be a week or two now. Once I get it back, then the real tinkering begins...
     
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    Again, sincerest apologies
     
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  8. Ferraridoc

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    Should be a good thing when I'm finished. If a manual comes along at the right price (missed out on two bargains in the last month), I'll get that instead, but in the meantime, I'll see how I like the big, lazy GT car thing.
     
  9. Ferraridoc

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    Of course, it could be worse - it could have an F1 shift. Then it would be hopeless.
     
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    It'll be a good thing once you're done. The next owner will appreciate all the money you've spent :p
     
  11. Ferraridoc

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    Fixed
     
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    Uhuh
     
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    Actually Ferraridoc you may well have the last laugh - just consider how many examples of 'perfect low miles' ' flawless PPI' cars have turned out to be lemons. At least you'll KNOW what's what on the car. Nothing matches doing the work yourself.
     
  15. Ferraridoc

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    Well, I'm kind of causing it to be done. I did clean the leather, and fix the electrics (temporarily, before Gezim fixed them again). Oh, and I changed the top hose (before Marc changed all the hoses and the thermostat. But I did fix the door locks (again temporarily - I'm going to have them all refurbished one day).

    Should be less than two weeks now!
     
  16. Ferraridoc

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    New wheels Image Unavailable, Please Login

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    S**T Pat,I'm gunna be the first...NOT to congratulate you on your new rims!.......sorry.
     
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    Yep
     
  19. Ferraridoc

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    Bite me.
    They're 17's, vs 16.34 for the TRXs. I know they're not exactly the Speedline pattern, but I think they look good. And they fit without any mods, came with tyres, and the price was right.
    Oh, and bite me.
     
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    Gumtree????
     
  21. Ferraridoc

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    Near enough
     
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    Got it home again (thanks Gezim!). Only drove it from my driveway to the portico, but the exhaust sounds better. Of course, now I can hear a small extractor leak somewhere, so a bit more fettling yet. I just had time to adjust the spring tension in the bootlid - 10 minute job, and an hour to sort out some matched screws for the carpet board; I can't stand having odd panel screws.

    I'll take it for a spin over the weekend and see how tight it is.

    Oh, and the 17" wheels look spectacular in the flesh. I may have to do something about the 23 year old P-Zeros, though. Maybe sell them to Pap :)
     
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    My bootlid (Im saying this with a wanker accent) was set on the highest spring setting for no reason that could make sense. Unless it had a luggage rack on the lid in the past and they wanted it to open with a full luggage set in place. Now its on the lowest setting.
     
  24. Ferraridoc

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    Alright, trunk! Mine was on the highest setting too. Now the lowest.

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  25. Ferraridoc

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    Accent? Aren't you a Canadian? What are you talking aboot?

    Back on topic, I drove it to work today, and it's a lot tighter, but still too much play in the steering, especially on centre. Maybe it's just what recirculating ball steering is like. I'll have to drive another one or two - maybe it's just how they are.
     
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    Was mine ready yet,I haven't heard.
     
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    Drop by my place and you can try mine. Gleggy did. He had trouble with the steering wheel on the correct side of the car.
     
  28. Ferraridoc

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    Didn't come up in conversation.
     

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