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Glamdring

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on: October 05, 2018, 10:26:26 AM
Fifth Gear on Channel 5 is still quite good. Snippets can be found on YouTube before the programme is broadcast.


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Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 05:08:28 PM
Kindig Customs, on Discovery, featured 1967 Chevvy Nova 2. Well, at least its body. Everything else was changed.
You couldn't tell from the outside with its superb paint job, that under the bonnet was a custom 468ci (10+ litres) big block V8 that dynoed at 2200bhp, and with nitro and specified tuning would produce 4000+bhp. Undriveable, they acknowledged. Noisy bugger. The rear wheels were a good foot wide. Must have cost $100k. Took 7 years to finalise and finish.
Those guys produce some first rate custom work. Even the exhaust was a work of art.


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Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 12:28:27 AM
More from Kindig Customs: a 1958 Lincoln Continental. 23 feet long and weighing 2.5 tons. They rebuilt it from the ground up, added air ride, huge brakes to match the custom-built V12 10 litre block producing 1000bhp. Two superchargers. It sounded sweet. The paint job, mid metallic blue, was brilliant. Took over two years to complete and must have cost well over $100k. It would not get round our tiny housing estates. One thing the Americans did really well back in the day.
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Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 09:00:13 AM
Aye, can only be driven in shipping lanes.  :grin:


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Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 06:59:54 PM
Last week's Speed is the New Black was good. Based in St Louis, a client brought in a later model right hand drive Mini 850, late '70s. Almost rust free.
They removed the old Leyland engine (with compulsory lawnmower jokes) and replaced it with a VTEC Honda 2 litre, 13" wheels and sticky tyres. It looked and sounded brilliant. I've no idea what it cost but it must have been around the £30k mark. The paint job was faultless.
Complete custom subframe for the engine, coil-overs for the rear instead of those silly rubber cones that gave a spine shattering ride and really good brakes. Lovely.


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Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 09:48:52 PM
The sports Jag on TGT was brilliant. They can do it when they want to.

And I'd love a go on a 50.cal machine gun...


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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 12:13:53 AM
Seen that Seat advert, with the (I assume, because that's who they're selling to) lass diving into the ice?

Why?
I've seen the bottom of those lakes and it's just mud and sticks...probably the most boring thing you've ever seen.


(They don't show that though, but trust me it's as far off The Great Barrier Reef as it's possible to be and you'd be lucky to see a Trout swimming by if you were down there for ten hours..... probably the most boring fish on the planet, swimming in the most boring ecosystem on the planet)


Maybe it's a boring car...it looks it.
Probably got a 1.6l engine.


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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 10:45:14 AM
The Tarraco SUV? It's huge. With a 1.5 engine, 150bhp.
https://www.seat.co.uk/new-cars/tarraco/technical-data/se.html


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Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 10:15:47 AM
I wonder how those high compression small petrol engines will fare long term?



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Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 03:52:16 PM
My mate has a 1litre three cylinder C-Max. Years old. His kids live in London and Cheshire so he does a lot of running and it seems fine. But you're right, there is doubt. On the other hand, with pressure on mpg this is the way it's going. Normal cars with 2 litre engines are almost a thing of the past already. My last Grand C-Max (2012) had a 2 litre diesel which I loved. Lots of torque.


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Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 11:22:01 PM
The Grand Tour was in Scotland this week. Beautiful, except the bit where they showed where the director came from in the council estate in Inverness.


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Reply #11 on: February 23, 2019, 11:49:53 PM
Oh calamity, they were 'council houses'......probably with better insulation and heating, and better maintained for a fraction of the rent than you 'toffs' are used to in England. (with your leaky pipes and shit backing up)  :grin:
People have to live somewhere, in quite harsh conditions.


The rendering or 'batter' works well in that climate where it's not 8 degrees/feels like 2, but minus 25 degrees/feels like minus 48.  :undecided:

Your so effete at times, it's almost a parody Glam.
Like Hyacinth Bucket. :cheesy:
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Reply #12 on: February 24, 2019, 12:09:13 AM
Btw, I drive those roads all the time and all I can say is: Thank fuck they're so far away and hard to get to, because they're great to have pretty much all to yourself and you can go as fast as you like.  :wink:
On my last jaunt from Elgin to Blairgowrie, about two months ago, I managed to break pretty much all the the mounts for the heatshields under my car and they're now strapped up with cable ties.

A small price to pay for a great run.  :grin:


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Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 10:50:39 AM
Btw, I drive those roads all the time and all I can say is: Thank fuck they're so far away and hard to get to, because they're great to have pretty much all to yourself and you can go as fast as you like.  :wink:
On my last jaunt from Elgin to Blairgowrie, about two months ago, I managed to break pretty much all the the mounts for the heatshields under my car and they're now strapped up with cable ties.

A small price to pay for a great run.  :grin:
Way to completely misinterpret my comment. I grew up in a house much like those. Built just after WWI I think. Solid as a solid thing. And half-rendered though many were fully rendered. My dad bought it during Maggie's Big Sell Off, and sold it to my nephew years later and who still lives there.

But even you can't tell me they look good. They look crap. Even new. That was the point of the Grand Tour piece.

As to rent? What's rent? I've never rented. I stayed a few years extra at home until I'd saved a deposit and then bought.



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Reply #14 on: February 24, 2019, 03:01:09 PM
I think they look alright.
Not everywhere can look like it came off a chocolate box.  :cheesy:


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Reply #15 on: March 12, 2019, 11:45:55 AM
I was watching last week's Top Gear and paid attention to the watch the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car was wearing. The time it displayed kept changing as they cut from scene to scene, within, ostensibly, the same training session. It lasted over three hours, and clicked back and forth as if he was time travelling. Odd how they cut and paste these things.

This week's Top Gear wasn't very good. Just stuff the old TG did several times before.

This morning I watched last Friday's The Grand Tour. Excellent, for the most part. Loved the Neil Armstrong bit, his Corvette, and enjoyed Clarkson's review of the cheap 'n' cheerful Citroen C3 Aircross. Great fun. He did tow that ship.
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Reply #16 on: March 16, 2019, 12:51:06 PM
This week's Car SOS was particularly poignant. The team did really well by the car owner. It was an Elise S1 but the programme was as much about the people.


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Reply #17 on: Today at 07:55:44 PM
Something that annoys me (let's face it, a lot of stuff does)  :cheesy:

It's the Foley on the advert for SKY F1.

Foley is the adding of everyday sounds to a bit of film (birds chirping, footsteps etc. (the list is endless)), but there's a guy banging on a Ferrari wheelnut with a hammer and it's not the sound of a hammer banging on a wheelnut, it's the sound of a hammer banging on an anvil and it also sounds like it's been lifted straight from World of Warcraft (where it was the sound they used for mining metals with a pickaxe), which makes it even more annoying.

Don't say I don't teach you anything.  :undecided:
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