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Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 18-07-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Rod-Tarry
Don't know in 2017 but the % gains may be...

Don't know in 2017 but the % gains may be similar. In 1982 built a 4 bed detached for £24400 including land. Put it on the market 6 months after completion for £54995 & it sold within a week. So...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 01-07-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Rod-Tarry
PF still has a place for just general stuff &...

PF still has a place for just general stuff & chatter. One in 100 posts of interest to me on here maybe less than that. On FB there is a focused Forum for your interest where every post is relevant...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 05-05-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Think I may use two the Borg & the one I have on...

Think I may use two the Borg & the one I have on the Intercooler. Mark thinks that's Gay & wants to blank it off. Amazing getting to 71 before finding out im Gay.
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 18-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,114
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Good thinking from the PM. She has the biggest...

Good thinking from the PM. She has the biggest lead over Labour in the polls since the great days of Mrs Thatcher in 1983. She needs a 80/100 seat majority not 17 to have any chance of Brexit...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 17-04-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Its a long time back now about 12 years I guess. ...

Its a long time back now about 12 years I guess. Mark Shead did a lot of work on a Breather system to work with 700+bhp & 100% WOT for long periods. He came up with his own solution that worked...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 14-03-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,444
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Ive been 18 years on mine. The problem is...

Ive been 18 years on mine. The problem is development has not stopped & Turbo's , ECU's & knowledge has kept leaping forward. So take you time & listen to what you are told by those who have kept...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 07-03-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rod-Tarry
If Martin has lost the will to live over this...

If Martin has lost the will to live over this fella you are really dealing with a brain dead dumb wit. Not on here much but have chuckled my way through this. Hes a jem has Boschman & Mo beaten for...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 06-03-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,444
Posted By Rod-Tarry
I went to M.A.Developments in 1996 & still there....

I went to M.A.Developments in 1996 & still there. 400bhp, 500bhp 620bhp, 680bhp, 840bhp & now 900+bhp. He is the best or I would not be there. If you make the Fastest then any thing less is a...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 06-02-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,207
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Well its that date again the only one that's...

Well its that date again the only one that's important to me in the Football season. Its 59 years ago since the Munich Aircrash & I still feel it. RIP to all those that died or were seriously...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 05-01-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,207
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Of course its more than a game you stupid boy. ...

Of course its more than a game you stupid boy. You must have a pathological hatred of several other teams & continually write shite on Social Media if one of them dares beat you. You must take it...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 04-01-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,148
Posted By Rod-Tarry
He repayed all monies to me just held me up a few...

He repayed all monies to me just held me up a few months. Cant thank him enough as it turned out. MAD developed a completely new solution to the Girdle that MK was going to make. As I said I didn't...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 28-12-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,148
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Hes not a crook just the worst business man the...

Hes not a crook just the worst business man the world has ever seen. You will get your money back or the part you ordered in his time. He is a 1st rate machinist but im afraid customers & there...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 11-11-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,557
Posted By Rod-Tarry
My apprentice wage was £196 a year or £3 17s 4d...

My apprentice wage was £196 a year or £3 17s 4d week if your old enough to remember old money. Yes I ran a car on that a Ford 100E that cost £220. Petrol was 4s 2d a gallon. Ran tyres until the...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 30-10-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Rod-Tarry
If I was 30 years younger would have been...

If I was 30 years younger would have been interested in such a machine. Still look at 30's cars in the add's but standard saloons. A 1930'S car was always going to follow the Cossie but ive held on...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 28-10-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Yes love this just up my street. I love this era...

Yes love this just up my street. I love this era of cars.
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 22-10-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Running long gearing on mine helps with grip. I...

Running long gearing on mine helps with grip. I simply don't appear to have the probs most have with half the Power. However you need the Power to pull such gearing. I have a very tall 1st gear as...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 21-10-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,557
Posted By Rod-Tarry
I agree with that but a Petrolhead would be bored...

I agree with that but a Petrolhead would be bored silly with a Standard RS of 80's vintage. If you want Fast & reliable buy a modern AMG or a an Audi. I certainly would not want to turn mine back to...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 19-10-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,557
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Agree they are great cars. Talking of 4th gear we...

Agree they are great cars. Talking of 4th gear we had on Data Log 8970 rpm in 4th that's was a tad over 193mph & not at Brunters. Im now too old to do these things prefer to pootle in the Merc but...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 15-10-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rod-Tarry
I was lucky enough to get a certain Arton Sennas...

I was lucky enough to get a certain Arton Sennas fabricator to make my Shield. Told him what I wanted & that's what he fitted. Has several more holes drilled in the 13 years since. It may give you...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 15-10-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rod-Tarry
The shield ducts air from the front not easy to...

The shield ducts air from the front not easy to see on the pict. The inner wing is drilled out with 20mm holes to draw in air from underneath. Closing the bonnet shields the airfilter from...
Forum: Pictures, video & Photoshop Forum 09-10-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rod-Tarry
14696...

14696 (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MADRod/media/underbonnet%202_zpsckoeaukw.jpg.html)
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 17-09-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Im a retired man. Im prepared to spend 18 hrs a...

Im a retired man. Im prepared to spend 18 hrs a week to get this car finished to the standard it deserves. The most amazing stat is the 7000miles ive covered going over to Marks as its a 80 mile...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 14-09-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Had my Leda coilovers modified by B.A.Design...

Had my Leda coilovers modified by B.A.Design including twin springs. The guy at Black Art was previously at Leda. Great set-up that.
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 05-09-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Nah!! nature will change you before that's for...

Nah!! nature will change you before that's for sure. I was still going barmy at 65 only interested in setting UK & World Topspeed records. At 71 im not like that im afraid as you approach 70 nature...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 31-08-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Rod-Tarry
I have used a shield from an Audi 100 for over 10...

I have used a shield from an Audi 100 for over 10 years after multiple alternator failures following high speed runs. It has an air duct. Ive also added heat shield material to it. No failures to...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 22-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Must admit I don't see what you do to bring these...

Must admit I don't see what you do to bring these Big Ford shows back to life. If you are new to them I suppose you can think they are OK because you have nothing to judge them against. 20 years...
Forum: Restorations, Rebuilds & Projects. 09-08-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 279,784
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Sounds like dry sump time. Its expensive but not...

Sounds like dry sump time. Its expensive but not if you are into this happening a few times & it will unless you bite the bullet. Wish you well with it but that's sound advice learned the hard way.
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 08-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By Rod-Tarry
It appeared in over 20 mag features including a...

It appeared in over 20 mag features including a French magazine between 1999/2010 it all seems a long time ago now.

17516...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 08-07-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By Rod-Tarry
That's correct hes standing behind me as I type...

That's correct hes standing behind me as I type that's his first Capri a 2.0 laser he replaced it with a 2.8i special must admit they were both Black & looked the same to a Capri Numpty.
Forum: Pictures, video & Photoshop Forum 16-06-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,175
Posted By Rod-Tarry
This suggests im right. In 1993, Rover Group...

This suggests im right.

In 1993, Rover Group produced 36 specifically modified 200 Coupé Turbo models. The cars were not undersealed and were seam welded and fully race prepared. The code name...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 11-06-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,646
Posted By Rod-Tarry
The incident Andy was talking about included...

The incident Andy was talking about included speeds the far side of 180mph before the fastest of the bikes surrendered. We got into traffic & he stormed past on his back wheel, was well impressed he...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 04-06-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By Rod-Tarry
From my generation he truly was the Greatest. ...

From my generation he truly was the Greatest. There will never be anyone like him again RIP . The Foreman fight was his greatest night in the ring those around at the time will never forget it. ...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 03-06-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Think long term don't cost cut on your brakes...

Think long term don't cost cut on your brakes would you use cheap ' Ditch finder' tyres. AP are more expensive for a reason im sure Martin can set you up for reasonable money.
Forum: Pictures, video & Photoshop Forum 21-05-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rod-Tarry
New Topspeed record

The Vmax Topspeed record was broken today when a Koenigsegg One:1 became the first to reach 240mph at Bruntingthorpe. Congrats to all concerned that's breath taking.

240mph Koenigsegg One:1...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 12-05-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,006
Posted By Rod-Tarry
As a road car yes. No not tried a Big Valve...

As a road car yes.

No not tried a Big Valve head ive owned the Fastest Cossie in the World for 12 years & not really seen the need for it mate !!!.
Forum: Pictures, video & Photoshop Forum 01-05-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,597
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Have you owned a Merc Glenn. You are talking a...

Have you owned a Merc Glenn. You are talking a different class of car. You are so blinkered on the Ford badge nothing else exists. The RS is a fine car but its not the best against all other cars.
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 17-04-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,646
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Maybe Ford could issue a notice with all new...

Maybe Ford could issue a notice with all new Fords. 'You must wave at all older Fords because some owners who cant afford a new one get upset' or maybe supply a hand that sticks to the window &...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 28-03-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rod-Tarry
I don't know you exact age but im guessing your...

I don't know you exact age but im guessing your under 50 & as yet have no idea what life is. By the time you are 55 you will just start to understand that life is longer than you think & you are...
Forum: General NON CAR Related Discussion. 27-03-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By Rod-Tarry
Maybe your becoming sensible. I was a car...

Maybe your becoming sensible. I was a car nutbar from 17-25 then I decided I needed to build my career get to a high standard of housing to bring up my kids & make sure at 60 I could retire & cars...
Forum: General Car Related Discussion. 23-03-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,442
Posted By Rod-Tarry
It will only be faster over a short distance...

It will only be faster over a short distance because of gearing & 4x4. Over a longer distance the EVO'S transmission drag will kill its grunt. A RR shootout gave the following results. A Cossie was...
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