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reddevil

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    3.2 Carrera hot rod, 996.2 GT3
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    Singer 911

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  1. I couldn't find a set anywhere last week - ended up with AD08s instead.
  2. Yup I think you're right. But swapping vynal for the soft Muirhead leather - I don't think I can't pass that up..... Next winter's project.
  3. Hi Chris, I sourced the fabric from a dress maker in Scotland (of course) and I had our trimmer make them up over the standard Recaro foams. Finished with scotchguard for the inevitable in-car spillages that occur from time to time.. Wool floor mats from cocomats - I think for the time, cost and fit next time I will just get the trimmer to make those. Next step is to get the dashtop, window tops and seat retrimmed in leather, I can't decide whether yellow double stitching on the seats is too much. What do you think?
  4. Some new boots fitted today (Yokohama AD08RS). Not really fair to compare 6-year old S02s to new tyres, but obviously there's more grip but also more "give" in the chassis and brakes overall. Need more miles before I can hussle the car as you could with the Bridgestones, but on first impressions they also ride harsher than the older tyres. In other news, tartan heated seat covers finally installed. And a new badge.
  5. Anyone else see that and think...
  6. I needed some new tyres - been on Bridgestone S02s for the last five years and been very happy with them, but couldn't find stock anywhere at all. PS4 was an option but the only place I could source was from Germany - MyTyres.co.uk which has had terrible reviews since Brexit - obviously struggling to ship to UK customers. In the end I've gone for Yokohama AD08RS - I have the older "good" AD08R on the Alfa. Since they have gone to RS spec the compound is harder so the tyre apparently is not what it once was. Camskill and all the usual places didn't have stock but I found Demon Tweeks
  7. Nice car! We are doing a South African Super in the workshop at the moment for a customer, lots of Alfaholics kit being thrown at it. I've also convinced a friend to buy an ex-HSCC race car which we're converting to a fast road car for him. And we have a step front coming in next month for some fast road treatment... Meanwhile I have been spending the cold, hard winter re-wiring my GT Junior "evo". Rewiring doesn't quite do it justice, it's been converted to an AIM PDM system with GPS, CANBUS, camera system and full data logger. Extended scope creep means I've re-engineered the whole dash
  8. Been a while since I updated this thread. Covid obviously completely shuttered our motorsport business first part of this year and we've literally done no customer races (all were cancelled) but we've been out twice in the MX-5 in Britcar, Croft earlier this year and weekend before last at Silverstone which resulted in a gearbox failure and double DNF! Video - yes I know my race craft is very rusty, but prior to this less than an hour racing in the car this year! I've found and fitted a new gearbox and upgraded the diff from the standard LSD to a Quaife LSD I had left over from
  9. Booked. Two in a row woo hoo!
  10. Not racing at Pembrey now, just cancelled! Tell me more about Anglesey.
  11. re. Claire Williams, she's done a pretty good job as chief exec netting north of $100M for the family coffers after debts have been settled... I'd say that was good business given the alternatives.
  12. Racing at Pembrey that weekend, which is a shame as I have credit with Javelin for a day....
  13. Late to this! I have the Schroth ASM 4-point belts in my car they are brilliant. 3in shoulder straps but smaller width hip straps made from seatbelt-like material for comfort. They're perfect for a dual purpose road/track car. The antisubmarine technology is actually a designed-in weak point in the shoulder strap closest to the centre of the car. In a heavy impact, the stitching splits and unlocks a couple more inches of slack in that belt, letting your torso tilt as it would with a three point belt. This tilt is why a conventional seatbelt protects against submarining. It's the yell
  14. My bp just did some racing tuition with Driver61. Full circuit completely to themselves, 1-2-1 using their car. Similar prices. I think it will make him 2-3s faster round Donny for example so cheaper than car upgrades.
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