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About RobinJI

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  1. Paul. That BMW you've linked to is basically the same as Prawns, e39s are great and miles ahead of 46s in terms of build quality from the few I've worked on. I'm not sure if you'd be interested, but my 5 series is likely to be for sale in the autumn. Once the Porsche is back on the road I'll be looking to get a shonkier daily driver. I want something I don't have to worry about cosmetically damaging, and I could do with freeing up some cash for a trip, so I'll be downgrading to something that's more of a shed. (probably a cheep V70 d5) I need to do a bit of an update on the happenings with my Porsche sometime, but it'll have to wait until I'm home with access to photos.
  2. Sorry to hear that Jardo. All the best to everyone involved! I'm afraid I'm going to bail on this too. I'm a bit stretched for cash this month, and without anything fun to drive (ok, the BMW could be a laugh, but it's a 1750kg barge, it's not exactly suited to sprints.) it's hard to justify the cost of driving up just for the social side of things. If anyone heading up from the southwest wanted a passenger let me know and I'll happily jump in with a camera though.
  3. Yeah. I've got a decent trolley jack I'll throw in. I'll be in a 5 series touring, so I'll chuck in any tools I think might be handy and act as pit crew due to my lack of car Im willing to abuse. I'm happy to act as the camera car for rolling shots too if needed.
  4. Wow, this crept up quickly! I definitely won't be in the Porsche, so I'll come along in the 525d. A little boring, and I won't want to abuse it too much, but I'll sling a load of tools in the boot and come along for the social side anyway. I'll still do a few laps, but if anyone wanted to split the day with me and go halves I'd be keen to do that, if not I'm still happy to have my full slot.
  5. I know exactly what you're talking about, and it's bugging me that I can't find them either. I'd call them a 'saddle' and so does this american company, but I can't seem to find anything UK based selling them at all. (Edit: I know they're not push in ones, but they'd do the same job combined with a square ended threaded fitting.)
  6. Whenever I get stuff laser cut through work for my own projects these guys often seem to be the cheapest of our suppliers for small/thin/fiddly bits. They should be able to give you a quote from .dwg or .dxf files. (maybe other file types too, but I've never needed to know.) (I've no idea what they're like to deal with as an individual though, but they're good with small jobs for a large company. Hopefully they're decent!)
  7. I'll skip the food too, I'm a vegetable, so I'm plenty used to having to bring my own food due to my own awkwardness. Thanks for the thought/effort though! Glad to have a date to try and get the Porsche sorted for. If not, at least the daily will be a little less out of place. Either way I'll have defected to Tarty's rwd camp for this year.
  8. 1. dann27077070770950505 - Blue 3 wheeled Clio of hopes and dreams 2. Tarty - Posh hairdresser 3. Mark W - Silver hairdresser (Tarty's slag from TFTD1) 4. Mike (+1, if needed) - Red hairdresser 5. Tobybear (Clio) 6. Alistair Hamilton - Dan2700243542735 wannabe, but with full compliment of wheels 7. Haz - Silver Clio of dreams 8. Kyle livesey - Too many wheel drive turbo hairdresser 9. Maurici (works for Bentley and owns Tarty Adam's old car) - Silver hairdresser with gash body kit 10. Alex (TNE) - Der Friseur (German hairdresser) 11. Nick_Leeds from Cliosport (silver clio of dreams mk2) 12. Richard (sfboy) - hairdresser with a roof 13. Toby bears Dad (newer gay clio) 14. Jimmeh - Supercharged Hairdresser 15. Robin - Maybe a fake Porsche, probably a 525d Cop car
  9. I MIGHT actually have one, or 4. If they're the same as in a longitudinal Passat engine then I've got a stripped block in my mums shed. I need to go over there in the next few days so I'll have a dig around. Don't rely on it too much though, it was many years ago I stripped it and if they've already been removed and are loose then god knows where they'll be by now! I've used those Superseal connectors a few times and found them fine too. Not quite the quality of the factory VAG ones, but certainly not bad.
  10. Yeah, that's normal, especially if it uses dual filament bulbs like H4s.
  11. I can do any of those dates I believe. Although the longer I've got the more chance I've got of having the Porsche back on the road. I'm sure it'd still be fun in the BMW though. (I haven't voted as I don't want to just give a random date a bias. Maybe we could add a 'I don't mind' option to the poll?)
  12. Count me in for this. I might have the Porsche back on the road, if not then the BMW will be a laugh at least. I'm very easy going with dates. Whenever's fine really as long as I've got a little notice.
  13. Wow, just realised I haven't posted in here in a long while! In early December the 406 finally started playing up, then someone smashed the rear screen over night and the MOT was due soon. A friend offered me his 525d for a good price so sadly the 406 went over the weighbridge, but I'm very happy with the 5 series. Super comfy and less painfuly slow/floppy to drive. The 6 pot's super smooth for a diesel too. The Porsche has been off the road for the winter. I'll probably pull the head off to see if the noisy engine's the result of anything more sinister than the cam followers. Hopefully not, in which case I'll try and grab a second hand head for it and get on with suspension fun. Dan, I'm glad you got away with such little damage! Very lucky. We're the spacers hubcentric? I've run 15mm slip on hubcentrics without ever having the bolts slacken off. I guess the wheels face thickness could effect bolt length a fair bit though, mine were pretty thin. Jardo, massively gutted about the pop. I do hope it see's a 2nd life!
  14. Very nice shots Dunc! A quick photo-dump of a few shots of the Porsche's gearbox happenings: The mounts with the old, rotten & delaminated rubber removed and some fresh polyurethane cast in instead: The box out of the car (might look familiar to old Audi owners, parts bin engineering at its finest: The new rear half of the linkage, this was all mega-warn nylon, rubber & plastic pivots before: And finally a crap picture of the new gearstick (need to make a boot still):
  15. Sadly not. Life's got in the way of it too much and all physical trace of the project's gone now. I've still got the digital designs, and I'd love to one day build it (although probably not with a mini as the body), but I think it'll be a project for a few years time once I'm more settled. I'm sticking to rolling projects for now. I finished modifying the Porsche's gear linkage yesterday, just got to put it all back together now the paint should have dried on it all. It'll be interesting to see just how harsh it is with the mounts so solid. Worst case I can pull them back out and re-introduce some voids in them