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    Aha - I was looking at those.. not cheap, but...

    Aha - I was looking at those.. not cheap, but well made, and I bet it's made "one or two" bends in your hands eh! :)
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    Very, very nice, Gary! That looks like it should...

    Very, very nice, Gary! That looks like it should be a riot to drive :)

    By the way - what do you use to bend the tube? Big ol' manual tube bender or something fancier?
  3. Thread: How big?

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    Brilliant - there's a static image version of...

    Brilliant - there's a static image version of something similar floating around.

    Funny how scale is hard to judge - the Juggernaut (Promethus) is smaller than I thought, while the Bebop (Cowboy...
  4. Thread: 2030

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    Sounds crazy, doesn't it! But I guess for a lot...

    Sounds crazy, doesn't it! But I guess for a lot of people - probably the majority - cars are "white goods" like a washing machine or dishwasher, and they'll accept it..
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    Nice '32 Gary - your chassis, I presume?

    Nice '32 Gary - your chassis, I presume?
  6. Thread: Tig welders

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    Go with the R-Tech, IMHO; comes with a much...

    Go with the R-Tech, IMHO; comes with a much (much) nicer foot pedal (and using the pedal makes a huge difference once you get a feel for it) and much more configurable.. I have the digital version...
  7. Thread: 2030

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    Re the never owning it part of that; BMW are...

    Re the never owning it part of that; BMW are already looking at a "Car as a Service" model - or, specifically "Option as a Service", like heated seats that only work for as long as you pay the...
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    The machining looks lovely - I'd buy a set just...

    The machining looks lovely - I'd buy a set just for that :mrgreen:

    But er.. I'll try and finish the damn thing first, and then spend money on bits to put the finishing tweaks in place.
  9. Thread: E10!

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    I don't know how, Chris (because you have a few...

    I don't know how, Chris (because you have a few years on me), but you just made me feel very old by describing a Focus as a classic! :)
  10. Thread: 2030

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    Ah you remind me of something hilarious.. the OH...

    Ah you remind me of something hilarious.. the OH (ok, ok, we) watch a trashy TV show about people who find their significant others in a foreign country - one couple is an American girl (I use the...
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    Yeah - Hybrids will be gone before long, too; the...

    Yeah - Hybrids will be gone before long, too; the environmental nutters are already lobbying for it: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/11/23/phev-plug-in-cars-co2-testing/ (short version: "Quit...
  12. Thread: Side vents

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    I have a pair on my car - depending on the...

    I have a pair on my car - depending on the thickness of your inner arches and/or cladding you might need to file one edge down by a couple of mm, but otherwise they fit perfectly!

    Now if I could...
  13. Thread: 2030

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    Yeah, who'd take longer than that to build .. I...

    Yeah, who'd take longer than that to build .. I guess that gives me two years left? :mrgreen:

    Best I start the GT40 .. in 2019. I'll get working on the time machine now :lol:
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    Shiny! They look very nice Gary, very nice.

    Shiny! They look very nice Gary, very nice.
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    Absolutely agree. I guess that's the quality of...

    Absolutely agree. I guess that's the quality of workmanship that the Rolls Royce tool room was turning out in their apprentices back in the day (IIRC that's where he did his time) :)
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    How do you know when a politician is lying? ...

    How do you know when a politician is lying?

    His lips are moving.

    etc etc :lol:
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    Anyone also into bikes?

    This is quite a feat of engineering - and even drammyboy would appreciate the spendthrift nature of the build, I reckon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtRnAI1jHao

    Although I think his in-line...
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    Speaking as someone who works in IT, specifically...

    Speaking as someone who works in IT, specifically security... god I hope not. "Ransomware" will take on a whole new meaning when it isn't just holding your files hostage but threatening to drive you...
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    That's your grandchildren's children's problem,...

    That's your grandchildren's children's problem, so who cares? I believe that is the government approach ;) You know, the same way we dealt with nuclear byproducts by shipping them off to other, lower...
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    Rishi is reported to be eyeing up a per-mile...

    Rishi is reported to be eyeing up a per-mile charging scheme - I guess that would come in with the new cars in 2030 when they are all reporting their current position/speed/etc back "home" ;)
  21. Hydrogen.. I'm building a car, not a blimp...

    Hydrogen.. I'm building a car, not a blimp :mrgreen:

    I'm still waiting on that engine..
  22. I guess I better get a move on and finish before 2030..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54981425

    "Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan"

    Will kit manufacturers be forced to build hybrid Cobras? Will...
  23. Thread: Image wheels

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    I bet Chris' oncomer didn't fly home and claim...

    I bet Chris' oncomer didn't fly home and claim diplomatic immunity afterward, either.
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    Covid induced scope creep? You can probably sue...

    Covid induced scope creep? You can probably sue someone over that... :lol:
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    On a production car, after an oil-cooler failure...

    On a production car, after an oil-cooler failure (water jacketed oil cooler which, essentially, pumped engine oil into the cooling system when it failed), I may or may not have used a combination of:...
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