Car appreciation... the aesthetics, the engineering, etc

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  • Has anyone mentioned how the batteries are being disposed of?

    Given the cost of materials, it is almost certain they will be recycled. The environmental cost to source the materials to build them won't be great though...

  • Not yet. I need to convince MrsA first.

    Did you get your grand back when you cancelled?

  • Yes. Took about 5 days to hit the account again.

  • I really want the 240 estate with T5 engine on eBay. I think I’d end up sinking thousands into it though.

    Sell me the C55, use the money to buy and finish the 240.

  • Yes. Took about 5 days to hit the account again.

    Good to know.

  • Half way there?

  • Those are E88's, the barrel and rim are bare metal - which is fine if you run them exclusively as track wheels, but a pain in the arse if you use them on the road (although saying that I've not driven the 911 this year yet).

    I'd very much like a set of BBS LM's, however:

  • not driven it this year. dark times

  • Could you not get these lacquered for road use?
    I had pondered buying new copy rims for my car and thought I would try to get them lacquered to preserve them. I had a set previously which rotted - not genuine ones.

  • Well, I did drive it to get an MOT, but that's it.

    I use the C55 most weekends - but that's to drive to (say) Swinley to go mountain biking.

    During the week I only use the car to go to Heathrow, and I use the C55 for that as well.

    I basically use the C55 for 90% of things, as it's really practical, and really fast. If you ignore the fuel consumption, it's pretty much perfect.

    But - I am driving to Morzine in August in the 911:

  • Could you not get these lacquered for road use?

    I had pondered buying new copy rims for my car and thought I would try to get them lacquered to preserve them. I had a set previously which rotted - not genuine ones.

    Clear powdercoat maybe? They do look awesome.

  • I’m sure someone here could advise in relation to the best process. I think powdercoat chips but I will defer to anyone who is more knowledgable.

  • RHD at the paeage should interesting. Or are payment tags now available?

  • Tags have been available for a while now. Awesome on a motorbike

  • I had an Alfa 166 for a year, it was fucking shit, badly made, leaked all the time so it constantly smelled like a wet dog, handled like a pig and every week was like a lottery of what would stop working or fall off it,
    It was pretty though for a barge.

  • Mini may have had a reprieve for at least the year, as garage is now sorted!
    Track day time.

  • RHD at the paeage should interesting. Or are payment tags now available?

    Especially with the cat-bed installed:

  • So much this..

  • You need INOX lips but £££

  • Just fitted my Garmin dashcam, it's been sitting on top of my singles box looking pissed off since Christmas... Pretty easy to hide the power cable, no extra equipment needed and it all seems to work perfectly!! Result!

    Tomorrow I may be restoring my headlight lenses, they are cloudy as, bro...

  • Yeah, we have had a tag for about 5 years, makes it so much easier.

    Also going to be in the Alps in August. But not in a 911 unfortunately.

  • Singles box? A box for keeping records in, or am too old to understand?

  • All advice very welcome- last time I drove in Europe I went through Austria without buying a pass because I didn’t know that I should!

    So for e.g. which passes to buy based on the route I posted would be awesome.

  • I think this is where we got our tag

    https://www.bipandgo.com/en/abonnement-t­elepeage-particuliers/

    Have you chosen your route specifically? If not, I would suggest avoiding going anywhere near Paris. We normally do the tunnel, then down to Troyes on the A26 to stop for the night.

  • Ha! Reconstruction, just for you... I need to run a duster over the back of that unit...

    PS I didn't pay that, it was super reduced and I managed to buy it with part of the cashback we got from the air conditioner we bought for the bedroom...

    And it's great! Enjoying the novelty of watching myself drive on TV for the first time...


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