The Aubergine

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by bxzx16v » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:16 pm

That looks fantastic with the speedlines on , will you be at the Northern show at Wetherby in a few weeks ?

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:12 pm

Yer I'll be there, hopefully have a few more bits and bobs sorted by then, I'm ummin and arrin about coming up Saturday and sleeping in the car/tent or just motor up early Sunday morning, not sure yet. Will you and the 16v be there ?
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:35 pm

TizzyD wrote:I'm ummin and arrin about coming up Saturday and sleeping in the car/tent
Do it. You can sit around in a field and talk cars etc into the early hours, whilst having a few drinks round a barbecue. Could life get any better? :) I may put a tent up, but I'll more than likely kip in the car as usual.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:10 am

You could always sleep underneath the caravan Mat!! :D
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:12 am

Not if you're bloody snoring away above me! ;)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Paul296 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:47 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Not if you're bloody snoring away above me! ;)
While I prefer the comfort and civilisation of a caravan to a crappy old tent anyday, I can confirm that Mark does infact snore. Actually, it wasn't the snoring that really bothered me but the silences in between that drove me absolutely f***ing bananas! #-o :D

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 am

After seeing Paul emerging from the caravan's bathroom wearing his negligee and face mask, I'm surprised I managed to sleep at all!! :shock:
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by bxzx16v » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:53 am

Oh yes , I wouldn't miss this , I'll be there on the Sunday and there's a possibility of Saturday too ( 16v on Sunday ) .

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:10 am

That looks stunning Andrew! The wheels really suit the colour (which is gorgeous anyway) and look lovely in themselves. You're making me want speedlines and a splitter now though...
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:02 pm

Go on Tom, do it ... They would look good on the TXD 8)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Sat May 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Got round to changing the stop solenoid today, there is a lot more travel on the plunger on the new one than there is old one.

New and old

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And fitted

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Nice easy job apart from loosing a few pence worth of diesel onto the drive after starting the car and finding out I hadn't tightened it up enough :oops: but I now have a car that stops when asked so I'm happy :)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:12 am

Not much to report on the car front at the moment, filled up before going to the tech weekend and got 50.1mpg out the last tank but still had a fair bit left in her.

Took the plunge and bought some speakers, I went for some Alpine SPG 13CS, as you can see, the one I took out of the passenger side is buggered

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One thing I didn't take into account was the depth of the new speakers and they are pretty chunky, they fit, but I'm going to have to jiggle some of the push connectors in the drivers side door card to make a bit more room.

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What I've decided to do is remove the original yellow push connectors from the old speakers and solder them to the new set so that when I come to re-fitting them it should make the job a lot easier.

I've also started painting the centre caps for my alloys this evening.

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Will give them a couple of more coats before lacquering them.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:35 pm

Its been a little over a year into BX ownership and I have to say that its been great fun! Cant wait to drag it round the CCCE at the end of the month.

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Mothman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:06 pm

Cracking looking motor, ide be well pleased with it.

Well done.

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Paul296 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:25 pm

Lovely Andrew - really lovely. =D> 8)