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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:39 am 
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love this car sits and looks perfect imo tried to buy one of these last year but was unlucky , still on my want list was thinking supercharged mx5 running gear, keep up the good work :chill


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:01 pm 
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cheers dude,

Watch this space, will bring a mini update soon, should have another feature online in the new year too


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Bit of an update for you, a true play on words.....

Had some handpainted retro signwriting done by the talented Sammy at Re Born to be Wild, Cheltenham,

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More updates to follow soon.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:39 pm 
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It just keeps getting better, every time I see it.

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm 
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My god this is a BEAUT,very tastefully modded, excellent car mate!


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:21 pm 
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cheers man,

few more updates to follow


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Shit the bed! BTW nice little feature in Retro Car.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:41 pm 
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ive not seen the feature, what month was it in?


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:06 pm 
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love this! awesome ride!


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:58 am 
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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:02 am 
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Pardon the crap quality but it was the only way I could get it to load.
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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:26 pm 
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cheers for that dude thats ace!!


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:50 pm 
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the engines been in bits as something wasnt right, skimmed,pressure tested, valves reground and replaced accordingly.

Also found the thermostat was playing up, which probably caused alot of the above :(

new exhaust system to replace the bodgy one!

currently playing round with the rear suspension/clearance issue problems!

Redone my tracking after a disagreement with a speedbump that jumped out on me!

Hoping to get it sitting a tad lower for the new year


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:03 am 
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Hi buddy, hardly posted in a while but good to see one of the long timers still going and doing it right. How did you do the text on the doors, been consider ring some for a few years but never settled with 'stencil text'. Looks far more authentic done as you have. Happy Christmas and get this thing back on the road asap, showing the hazard tape cars how to execute it..

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:28 am 
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Hope you get all the work done soon. Once finished I think a spot of hazard tape would not go amiss >XD Just to annoy the purists :fawkyeah


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:29 pm 
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the text on the doors has been done properly - by hand by a local artist who's normal field of work is intricate airbrushing on custom bikes and hotrods. She loved doing something by hand the old school way.

Check her out at Re born to be wild on facebook. - progress pics of the signwriting being done on there too.

Currently waiting for dry weather and more parts to turn up so i can make more progress.

Hazard tape will be going nowhere near this car! - Each to their own!


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Lol. Hazard tape would look very out of place. If you would still like this mag with your car in PM me your address and I'l post it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Not been on here a while but I noticed all my pics have gone?? So here's what I started with

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It's in good hands now :tu

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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:27 am 
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got to say the lettering looks the dogs loving the deco style of the script hope you get her back on the road soon :devil


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 pm 
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cheers guys,

bit of progress, no pics but will take some,

exhaust is now finished and looks ace, brand new system, coming through the sill. welded in a clearance section.
Suspension is modified, fitted adjustable rear shocks, turreted the rear boot floor and reinforced the sorrounding areas. Welded in a taller section to increase prop clearance. no more banging!

bit more engine work to do and itl be back on the road


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:31 pm 
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will be very interested to see new pics progress sounds good any head and cam work going on ?


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 Post subject: Re: subStandard 8
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:07 am 
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headworkwise i had to fork out for wear and tear stuff, had it pressur etested, a v light skim, valve seats reworked and a valve replaced, nothing fun.

This engine is the interim engine (its a non 205), a longer term beast is going to be built, - well thats the plan

Got a 205 block pinto lump im planning to go have machined out to 2.1 and run a big valve head, decent cam and bigger carbs

Had to do all the other stuff first to handle the power ive got now and cope with future plans!


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