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About topcarrera

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  • Location
    West Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Historic Motorsport, Lancias, Golden Eagles, Badger Beer

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    84 LHD 3.2 Carerra Coupe 257+ BHP (LSD non s/roof) - Mine since 1998, original and totally rust free!
  • Daily Driver
    2011 BMW 520D, Lancia Beta Coupe 2000 (Most Underated Car Ever!)
  • Lottery Car
    Ferrari 250 GT TDF
  • Most-played albums in your iPod/CD Changer
    Any Classic 70s/80s Heavy Rock -
  • Day Job?
    Engineered Coatings + Materials Technology
  • Favourite Food
    Cheese - Especially ones with blue or green bits in!
  • Drink?
    Harveys Best Bitter, Badger Blandford Fly
  • Drive of your life
    Donington July 06

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  1. Putting aside cosmetic beauty then evidence of significant levels of pinholing on the weld isn't reassuring = poor workmanship and surely some perfectly reasonable grounds to question the longevity of the product? Return and seek full refund. Sale of goods act, merchantable quality, "as is reasonable to expect having regard to price ......."
  2. Mobile.de for 45K Euros and I think it will move
  3. Really can't see a problem ....... I ve currently got Yoko A048s on the front and Kumho V70s on the rear of my 15" fuchs
  4. Well done Mark, car looks fantastic, enjoy!! +1 Prior to the advent of the latest generation electronically managed multivalve units the Lampredi t/cam has to be the best 4 cylinder production engine ever .........
  5. Differences between respective odds being offered by most bookmakers on 1) another referendum, and 2) another referendum and vote to remain dont point to any signifcant shift in sentiment .............
  6. Ridiculous prices. Really simple NTC thermistor device. Just looked up temp v resistance data for VW Van / P 914 4 cylinder CHT sensors and pretty much the same. These dont need to be an absolute perfect match. 1 Kohm+ at ambient or below to less than 100 ohms at working temp should do the job. If the VW/914 item has same thread and wire is long enough then it would probably work fine, less than £20!
  7. That car was never anywhere near 1300Kg, I would guess at 1050 Kg tops. Just makes me cringe when journos can get things so wrong ..........
  8. Wonderful! Thanks for posting Mark ........... 70s/80s Rally Drivers were Gods 12.59 - Weight down to 1300 Kg through optimisation 🤣
  9. Same character (I assume given exactly the same repeat text - i.e. I'm on holiday email my friend etc..) runs a wholeload of listings for old Lancias every few weeks - lists the same cars time and time again using pictures from previously listed genuine ads. Tedious .......
  10. I ran an early (8V) Integrale for a few brief months c20 years ago, I have also driven a 16V as well which was slightly quicker; both were great fun and were brilliant B road drivers. I simply dont get the premium for the EVOs - seem to be multiples of earlier 8V and 16V cars. If I was looking to buy I would buy as original and solid (non cat) 8V or 16V that I could afford and keep standard. On the twisties I'm sure that a good original car will be almost as quick and as much fun as any EVO variant. Irrespective of values and "on paper" performance I somehow found the original cars more appealing.
  11. Just be aware that Spa weather can be pretty horrid up until late spring. Remember sleeping rough (marshalls cabins) within the confines of the circuit for the whole of the 87 GP weekend; clearly remember waking on early Friday morning to a light dusty covering of snow! That was weekend in mid/late May. In more recent years event has been held in August presumably to improve chances of avoiding non race friendly weather.
  12. Oliver (OJT) venturing out in GT3! - Any more?
  13. Just booked trackday at Oulton for this Saturday (17th Nov) - With MSV, open pitlane £159, waether looks set fair for weekend. Anyone else interested?
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