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by DARK STAR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Growly gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Growly gearbox

Hmm ok thanks Phil. It was probably me who misunderstood what was said or forgotten over 25 years :roll: It certainly looks like a type 9 gearbox, so presumably a "V6" Granada version. Seems strong enough in general and very sweet to use with the Quickshift. So, is the input shaft bearing standard? ...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 57

SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018

Here's the snazzy new rally plaque which I may possibly get produced in time ...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1081
Views: 77285

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

2006 (yes, just 2006) on a Mercedes saloon, medium size, grey, boring EXCEPT very lowered, widest possible wheels in standard arches, no badges, glorious-sounding V8 ... this in itself is surprising as most tuned Merc V8's sound like four unsynchronized Harleys being over-revved. Must have a very sp...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 57

SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018

PS Phil's number from abroad is +33 687 244 294
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 57

SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018

A bit late posting in the english bit of the forum 8) but there is still room for anyone who wants a fine weekend in the south of France ...
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by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 276
Views: 18198

Bogging at 4000 rpm

I can't remember the beginning of the history but changing the fuel hoses has certainly sorted everything out. I still haven't changed the first metre of hose which is 16 mm armoured steel and will probably outlive me. Incidentally this has nothing to do with ethanol as I always use ethanol-free pet...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Growly gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Growly gearbox

Posting (again) in the Middlebridge section because I have a type 9 gearbox in the Coupé. However, it is not a normal type 9, I broke that first time out at Harewood :roll: It is an RS spec box which is supposed to be able to handle 500 bhp, so presumably reinforced a bit here and there. The problem...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 276
Views: 18198

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Perhaps I should clean that exotic blue union, and paint the rusty bit in the photo, whatever it is. Anyway, another month down the road I took the car out for a road test and BLISS it is back to normal. On the slip road to the expressway I was up to 130 km/h before braking to merge in to the flow (...
by DARK STAR
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: Colmar Auto-Rétro (68)
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Colmar Auto-Rétro (68)

COLMAR AUTO-RETRO janv 2018 Temps gris et brumeux pour ce premier rendez-vous de l’année, ce qui aurait pu rebuter les participants. Mais non ! Ce ne sont pas moins de soixante voitures qui sont venues fêter la nouvelle année sur le lieu de rendez-vous habituel. Un plateau varié était offert aux ama...
by DARK STAR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 188

SouthoFrance Scimitar Sortie 2018

Au moins j'ai trouvé le temps de dessiner une plaque plus nette ...
At least I found time to draw a neater rally plaque ...
by DARK STAR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: FRANCOPHONIES
Replies: 42
Views: 4571

FRANCOPHONIES

Ay, 'appen :wink:
by DARK STAR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Hmmm nice allways liked mk2 jags
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Hmmm nice allways liked mk2 jags

That looks rather good, apart from the side air outlets which look like a hurried afterthought.
by DARK STAR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: FRANCOPHONIES
Replies: 42
Views: 4571

FRANCOPHONIES

Belles images, merci James
Nice pics, thanks James.

Je pensais qu'il était temps de mettre au point la plaque du rallye, là voila ...
I thought I really should sharpen up the rally plaque, so here it is ...
by DARK STAR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1081
Views: 77285

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

He also has a real car in the background, apparently 8)

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