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sim996
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great spec and great price considering. Someone will get a bargain!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd put up a little update. There's not been a great deal of interest in the car presumably due to it being modified, being a higher price than most, and the time of year. I've decided I'm going to get some use out of it this year and won't be actively selling it. It is still available for sale if someone wants it - the price is the price - but I think its time to get a bit of a return on my investment.

With this in mind I thought I'd do a little restoration of the front end - the usual rads/condensers and a fresh look for the bumper. The few people who messaged me about the car will know I said I wasn't going to sell it until the rads were done and I finally got time to sort them.

As you can see the centre rad was a bit of a mess


The side rads were looking a little crumbly so I ran the car up to temperature and disconnected the fans. Sure enough they were both steaming like kettles. If you're struggling with 'mysterious' coolant loss then this is a good thing to do. With the fans running you often cannot see the steam coming from the radiators and they will not look like they are leaking.


Looking a little bit sorry for itself


I removed everything from the front of the car, cleaned everything up, sent the bumper to the paintshop and had all the bracketry powdercoated.




New OE Rads and hoses



Cheeky little mod to the grilles


And building it all back up with new fixings




Looking a bit mean...


And all done, paint corrected and ready for its MOT today. Really looking forward to getting some use out of it this spring.





Just the little puzzle of where to put the stick-on front number plate whilst preserving the new mean look of the front end.... Question
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the little puzzle of where to put the stick-on front number plate whilst preserving the new mean look of the front end.... Question
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a sticker would be my advice. I run a 50% size sticker and have not been pulled yet
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subtle
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats an interesting option Faried, thanks!

I've got a sticker plate coming but I don't think its as small as that...

Was thinking of putting it on the bumper just below one of the headlights, so off to one side.

As diverzeusy says, no plate would be ideal!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a stick on (standard font and size) on my 996. I am happy with it, was tempted to go smaller but did not want to attract Cop




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Ragpicker thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Cayman looks a bit tasty Tom! worship
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell you how much this warms my heart Raggy!! That turbo needs to be driven after any pampering session Grin

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DynoMike wrote:
I can't tell you how much this warms my heart Raggy!! That turbo needs to be driven after any pampering session Grin

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Thanks Mike!

The photos from yesterday didn't do the level of detailing justice as it was so overcast. Here's a snap from today when I stopped off for some VPower before heading for its MOT (which it passed, with no advisories, obvs!).

After this I went for a good blast around to re-acquaint myself with the car and its abilities. Sooo well planted, so effortlessly fast and remarkably well refined, even with the Kline. Suffice to say I'm looking forward to piling on some miles this year and intend to get to some meets daaaan sarf occasionally.

Instead of the Dinslaken trip, our Squadron is off to Bonnie Scotland which I'm particularly looking forward to.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had you down as a buffer Embarassed but fair play, you make a good one Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather a buffer than a fluffer I s'pose... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Rather a buffer than a fluffer I s'pose... Wink


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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks the danglies! But black... dirty as soon as you start it! Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Car looks the danglies! But black... dirty as soon as you start it! Thumb


Tell me about it! Sad

Cheers dude Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That photo at the pump is just STUNNING!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Alex, I'm really pleased with the result!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to buy your car Ragpicker but Boxer Boxer Boxer
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Impressive work Ragpicker Thumb
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