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Well she made it, 200k on original engine and box, neither of which have been opened.
Cars been a daily runner for all three previous owners and for me since the day it was sold new in 2004.
She's no minter, but after lapping up Donington on Wednesday evening and running my commute the last...
Popped up to Alport Heights today after work and took a couple of butt shot snaps of the old snotter, quite liked them so thought I'd share.
And yes I know.....dirty pipes, sorry it will be sorted before next time, was bit impromptu this shoot.
Not touched the thing since did Cadwell park last September, so put some effort in and got it clean after some work......
Still daily used and currently in Welwyn for work, she clicked 195k on the way down.
Winter wheels still on currently but originals will go back on soon when I transfer...
Took a trip over the pennines today to visit @bloke to get the 197 cams timed in then straight over to see Chris at EFi for the whole setup to be mapped.
Cold and foggy trip in a car with no..... well no anything really. But the result was a surprise to say the least.
Thanks again to both...
Happy 190th (k) birthday ?
Warts and all showing, not all these old girls can be show Queens so thought I'd go candid and no washing for months just to show that pictures can hide the blemishes. As such no post processing and no filters, just a study of an old motor still in daily use in the...
This will be my first trackday using this car, always felt like I should track it at some point and since the actual track car is still in bits, summer is disappearing and I have the saab as backup, it's time.
So booked Cadwell Park (my favourite) for the 12/9 and fitted some bits I had...
Not been giving the RB much exposure recently, mainly due to my complete loss of interest in photography.
I seem to of lost the ability to not only take photos, but have any sort of patience in developing them.... but here's the car as it's been used recently, spec:
- Bilstein B14's (now...
Change of wheel again, think I may have issues! lol!
picked these up, slapped some AD08R's on and popped them on the car. I think it needs more lows to truly pull them off, but as a daily I need to keep it practical at the mo, so that will be a test for later!
anyway, few pics from trip to...
Cleaned her, and now she's low took a few snaps
Odyssey Again by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Odyssey Again-4 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Odyssey Again-6 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Odyssey Again-11 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Odyssey Again-13 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Odyssey Again-16 by Ben...
Did some more bits to the car today and rolled up to the end of the lane to get a couple of slightly better pics than those in my project thread.
Cleans up okay and although I was keeping it standard..........I haven't, had to stick my mark on it :smile:
Odyssey by Ben Cooper, on Flickr...
I'm getting confused at to what stereo I should have in my later model phase 1 172 (Y plate)
My old X plate phase 1 had a tape deck but not a tuner list one, looked older and more in keeping with the phase 1 interior.
Can anyone shed any light on what should be fitted to what age...
Acquired this at the weekend, cheers @boomerbang2006 for the sale, very easy transaction.
I've wanted another phase 1 for a bit but frankly just haven't needed one and was supposed to be concentrating on the Mk1 172 track car this year, but all that went out the window after few beers on...
expecting the title to reflect peoples opinions of the car, me, I love it again :)
ktec induction fitted and RB engine cover as well
still looking okay for 130k imo
IMG_8299 by Coops_Turbo, on Flickr
IMG_8308 by Coops_Turbo, on Flickr
IMG_8368 by Coops_Turbo, on Flickr...
Not posted pics of the car in a while, few changes
lass went into the back of me at the lights few weeks back, only scuffed the bumper but it highlighted some other paint issues i'd been meaning to get sorted so she paid for the rear and I got the front end done as well whilst car was in, along...
I have FK coilovers that run 2.5" ID springs in 7" flavour. they also have 3" helper springs
I want to buy some higher lb springs for track use, so my question is what's my best option? leave the standard helpers in there and buy the 375lb I want in normal 7" fitment.
Or should I buy some say...
Had a boiling hot and thoroughly excellent day at Blyton Sunday just gone, crap morning session and then borrowed some slicks (mine were dead and not sourced more yet) for afternoon and the good times rolled!
Acquired a PMS kit for a 172 other week for a decent price
Fitted it to the mk1 track car this weekend with basically no modifications (small filing out of one hole on the base which I think was perhaps drilled wrong anyway as its was offset from the others)
Pretty sure I'm the first person to...