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Everything posted by MadManMike

  2. Damn, that's a bargain! I've been a member of a few MR2 groups since August and it looks like I'll be spending around £2.5k for an FL, ideally a Red Edition because that colour scheme is awesome. I've been given permission by the boss to get one once we have a house Most likely stick a 2ZZ in as well, a little further down the road.
  3. Depends what kinda racing you want to do though, to enter a specific series yes, but for a regular track car you wouldn't have to do a lot of that. Any proper racing is £££££ though, yeah.
  4. I've never wanted a C1, until I started watching this series
  5. Nice one, amigo! Isabella Amelia, you are indeed the guy.
  6. I'm sticking with my initial reply - if your area has no opportunities, move to the nearest big city that does. You don't even have to live in the city, just near enough to work there.
  7. If Barrow doesn't offer opportunities, move further afield? Hastings didn't have much for me, aside from friends and family, I moved to Bristol 7 years ago and everything is better now - I have a proper career and there's tons of opportunities here. A lot of my friends have visited and said they're jealous or I'm lucky, but really it's not that difficult to move somewhere new. A fair bit of the career side was lucky, but the life I'm living now is just hard work and making the decision to change location. Either way, hopefully you get sorted soon dude.
  8. Agreed - Miele Complete C3 here, great piece of kit What has my life become, discussing vacuum cleaners on the internet
  9. Edam, at a guess... is this weird spam? I mean, strange thing to post as your second post.
  10. Can't see attachments unless you sign up on there - as I'm 99.97% sure I'll be getting one, I'll have a look at joining later
  11. Red has left the building. (Driveway / parking space)
  12. I'm planning on getting as late a model as I can, at least 04 FL. And I realise I've been unlucky with mine, but my Eunos had 3 oil burning 1.6's, I'm familiar with engine swapping now
  13. Pretty top notch roof repair going on there, such pro I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get one of these once we have a house, they look like fun and the usual problems they have seem less life threatening than the MX-5's love of rust. Pre-cats seem to be the deadliest issue.
  14. Skoda Octavia / VW Passat estate? The 2005-ish ones would fit the budget and they're pretty bombproof...
  15. I'm playing a Twitch event today for charity. My set is at 6pm, until then we have 44bdk spinning breaks:
  16. Started off nice, then when he started riding I felt sea sick, why have they edited it like that? It could have been nice and flowy, but instead they decided to make it look like someone had zoomed in and dropped the camera a few times.
  17. Nice one dude! Yeah I can view it, all 9000 pages I'll have a read through tonight in more detail, but I noticed a guy say he was 6ft and struggles to fit... I'm 6ft 2, so that could be interesting.
  18. @dann2707 on your MR2, how difficult is it to see the condition of the rear subframe? I'm potentially viewing them soon and I understand that's an area prone to rust, so I want to make sure I give it a proper look over.
  19. I don't mind doing engine swaps 'n' stuff, but I'd like something that doesn't rot away to nothing, basically. If I got one I'd probably go with car engine, purely because I'm guessing it's cheaper. Unfortunately a bodge job on welding in the past caused the demise of mine, it looked shiny on the outside but the inside was almost non-existent... Great for weight saving, not so good for structural rigidity. I'll probably pick up something for £800-1000 just to blast around in for a bit, then get a more serious car in a year once we're settled in.
  20. It's one of the requirements, yeah - 3 bed, garage and garden. And yeah, once we have it, I plan to get something that needs storing in a garage. I really like the 7 actually, it's tempting! What would a half decent one set me back? Other cars on the list are S2000 and Boxster, but I'm open to other non-roofed options.
  21. It's not worth it. It's done 265k, it would be the 4th engine if I swapped it again and the cost to sort the rust is literally thousands... You can get a pretty clean one for £2k, so there's just no point, other than attachment. I'm buying a house in the next few months, so it would be silly to spend loads on this or a new one. I'll probably just get another one for around a grand just to play with - maybe an MR2 for a change of scenery.
  22. Rest in peace, Red. 1992-2020 I'm gutted to announce that my car is now scrap. The engine was indeed totalled and a previous bodge on the rust means that it's way worse than first thought... after a thorough inspection by a specialist, it's like a cheese grater underneath (Unfortunately without any tasty cheddar to be had). So, she's being broken. I've had six years of fun and I'm absolutely gutted it's come to this... I was hoping for a quick fix on the engine and just rear sills sorting, maybe a bill of around a grand, worst case
  23. Nice work! I haven't played around with liveries, I tend to just use ones other people have created. Yeah I'm on there: ScientistBS3
  24. Great marketing strat, Dazza.
  25. I've done a lot of reading on the interwebs about boat hire, seems like a decent one is between £75 and £110 for 4 hours. I've also read that the northern broads and much busier than the southern broads... Any tips from locals on here? We're heading to Norfolk for 4 nights of camping and I wanted to have a go on the broads... any info welcomed, best place to launch from, decent pubs etc...