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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:20 AM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Friday, Feb 24 2012, 19:17)
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When did Ferrari switch over to mostly Front engined cars?

1947.

Is it so wrong of me to think of the Enzo, F40, or Testarossa when I think of Ferrari then?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

Really, aside from the mid 80's-mid 90's, front-engined GT's have always outnumbered the mid engine cars. Mid 80's to mid 90's did have the 308/328/348/355, the the Boxer/Testerossa/512's, and the 288 GTO/F40/F50 running at the same time and at that time the mid engined cars outnumbered the front. Changed back to normal with the 550 though.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

Hi guys, you may recall me mentioning getting a mk2 Mondeo recently, i've already done a couple hundred miles and despite it being an auto it's really enjoyable to drive and is surprisingly agile given the size of the vehicle. The car's only had two owners in it's life, i'm the third since and my grandad the 2nd, it's done 121k miles and has complete service history and regular maintenance. I didn't look after my old car as much as i could have and it paid me back in the last few weeks of ownership so i want to try and keep the Mondeo in good condition, not just because it's a nicer car then my old but because my grandad loves it and i promised to take care of it. That said there are a few little jobs that need doing, it has a few advisories from it's last MOT that i want to get sorted it's just a matter of getting a few quid together which is hard in todays climate. I do have a few questions i need help with, first off, the rear wheel arches have been attacked by rust and aren't in very good condition, ideally i want to get them repaired but until i have the money to do so as i'm guessing it's expensive i was curious if there's anything i can do to prevent the rust travelling to other parts of the car, so any ideas on what it would cost to repair them and how to keep it from spreading?. Seccond, The paint work is really nice in some areas and awful in others, i need to replace the front and rear bumpers as they're a bit damaged and i got to wondering wether it would be worth having the car resprayed? i don't plan on selling the car as their resale value is sh*t and i may be moving abroad sometime this year so i'll give it to my dad when i'm finished with it, i'd like it to be black or like gunmetal grey as they're my favorite colours on cars. Lastly, it has mudflaps on the back wheels, i don't like the look of them tbh but if they're beneficial to the car then i'll leave them on, what are the pros and cons of removing them?

Sorry for such a big post but i want to look after this car, it's called Elvis btw lol

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

QUOTE (chris @ Saturday, Feb 25 2012, 13:24)
Hi guys, you may recall me mentioning getting a mk2 Mondeo recently, i've already done a couple hundred miles and despite it being an auto it's really enjoyable to drive and is surprisingly agile given the size of the vehicle. The car's only had two owners in it's life, i'm the third since and my grandad the 2nd, it's done 121k miles and has complete service history and regular maintenance. I didn't look after my old car as much as i could have and it paid me back in the last few weeks of ownership so i want to try and keep the Mondeo in good condition, not just because it's a nicer car then my old but because my grandad loves it and i promised to take care of it. That said there are a few little jobs that need doing, it has a few advisories from it's last MOT that i want to get sorted it's just a matter of getting a few quid together which is hard in todays climate. I do have a few questions i need help with, first off, the rear wheel arches have been attacked by rust and aren't in very good condition, ideally i want to get them repaired but until i have the money to do so as i'm guessing it's expensive i was curious if there's anything i can do to prevent the rust travelling to other parts of the car, so any ideas on what it would cost to repair them and how to keep it from spreading?. Seccond, The paint work is really nice in some areas and awful in others, i need to replace the front and rear bumpers as they're a bit damaged and i got to wondering wether it would be worth having the car resprayed? i don't plan on selling the car as their resale value is sh*t and i may be moving abroad sometime this year so i'll give it to my dad when i'm finished with it, i'd like it to be black or like gunmetal grey as they're my favorite colours on cars. Lastly, it has mudflaps on the back wheels, i don't like the look of them tbh but if they're beneficial to the car then i'll leave them on, what are the pros and cons of removing them?

Sorry for such a big post but i want to look after this car, it's called Elvis btw lol

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Roughly how many times can you hit the exhaust from going faster over speed bumps/driveways before it completely f*cking up?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (Piperka @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 20:48)
Roughly how many times can you hit the exhaust from going faster over speed bumps/driveways before it completely f*cking up?

Depending how fast you go or how big the bump is, all you need is once and you could f*ck it up.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

@Chris

In regards to preventing rust on the wheel arches spreading elsewhere, what you need is POR15. It's used as a metal primer on many cars that are notable for corrosion of varying kinds- everything from Austin Minis to the footwells of Mk1 Exige (where a layer of steel is bonded to a layer of aluminium which is a perfect breeding ground for corrosion. What you need to do is attack any areas that are currently rusting with some wet'n'dry and wire wool to take off any flaking rust, and cover the whole lot in a couple of coats of POR15.

It's also great for protecting removable parts- dunk anything removable in a bowl of vinegar or caustic soda solution for a couple of days then paint with POR15.

You can hire spray guns and compressors; if your careful about the day you do it on and do your prep work yourself it's entirely possible to do a pretty professional job of respraying a car without paying through the nose for a pro to do it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (Maverick. @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 18:57)
QUOTE (Piperka @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 20:48)
Roughly how many times can you hit the exhaust from going faster over speed bumps/driveways before it completely f*cking up?

Depending how fast you go or how big the bump is, all you need is once and you could f*ck it up.

I've only hit it twice, first time going fast over a speed bump, and again today (a small one) because I went straight up my driveway instead of on an angle.

Looking under my car, it doesn't seem to hit the exhaust, but instead these things which are even lower than the exhaust:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 12:50)
@Chris

In regards to preventing rust on the wheel arches spreading elsewhere, what you need is POR15. It's used as a metal primer on many cars that are notable for corrosion of varying kinds- everything from Austin Minis to the footwells of Mk1 Exige (where a layer of steel is bonded to a layer of aluminium which is a perfect breeding ground for corrosion. What you need to do is attack any areas that are currently rusting with some wet'n'dry and wire wool to take off any flaking rust, and cover the whole lot in a couple of coats of POR15.

It's also great for protecting removable parts- dunk anything removable in a bowl of vinegar or caustic soda solution for a couple of days then paint with POR15.

You can hire spray guns and compressors; if your careful about the day you do it on and do your prep work yourself it's entirely possible to do a pretty professional job of respraying a car without paying through the nose for a pro to do it.

Nice one DDS, helpful as per!

@JaySteels, i'm giving it a good clean today so i'll get some pics if i remember, i'll have to do the inside aswell cause my brother opened a can that had been shuck up and now everything is f*cking sticky.

@Piperka, My exhaust came off the Escort after two years of hitting speed bumps above the recomended speed, however, your car aint a piece of sh*t like my Escort so just take it easy.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

I live in Norway, border to Sweden. In Sweden they have a sh*tload of my dream car - Do you think it'd be silly to get one into Norway as a first car ?
(It's a SAAB 900c/turbo 1987-92 model)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (Piperka @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 08:17)

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Is the exhaust stock? If not, it could be factory hangers. If not, i'm stumped.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:58 AM

Well it's really loud so I'm gonna say it's not stock lol.

What are the hangers for? To hang the stock exhaust?

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#3373

Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:00 AM

He means they could be the factory exhaust brackets for the stock exhaust.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:30 AM

lol they're so damn low, like about 70% height of a can.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:43 AM

Slam the car so they drag all the time. Then when everyone sees the sparks flying from underneath your car, people will know how legit and hardcore you are in your automatic, body kit-equipped, cng-convertered falcon. tounge.gif


Or just cut them off if they're not doing anything. Although at the moment, they could be protecting your muffler a bit.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

an anyone identify this? I spotted it last year but I can't remember what it was. I just remembered these photos when I was going through my library. When I first saw the car I thought it was a Koenigsegg but now I'm not so sure.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 15:43)
Slam the car so they drag all the time. Then when everyone sees the sparks flying from underneath your car, people will know how legit and hardcore you are in your automatic, body kit-equipped, cng-convertered falcon. tounge.gif


Or just cut them off if they're not doing anything. Although at the moment, they could be protecting your muffler a bit.

lol

Exactly, I was thinking it protects the actual exhaust and muffler by not directly hitting it!

I've had people complement my car and because the badges on the rear are absent (besides the Ford sign), they ask what it is, and I always have to tell them it's just a normal Falcon with a body kit and sports exhaust ph34r.gif

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

So has anyone taken notice of the new Ferrari?


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So yea, I like it. Its like a weird mashup of the 599, California, FF, and a little bit of 458 Italia, all rolled into one 730hp beast.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:52 PM Edited by Lurch, 29 February 2012 - 05:06 PM.

QUOTE (κενιη @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 08:32)
So has anyone taken notice of the new Ferrari?

lol. Did you not notice some discussion on it on the last page?

I like it well enough. I think it definitely falls into the aggressive looking category of exotics as opposed to one that's genuinely beautiful. Side-profile is very nice.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

I must be the only person to find Ferraris to be quite boring.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

There's either a bucketload of crap plastic in that interior, or they've found a great way of making brushed aluminium look very cheap.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (chris @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 12:25)
I must be the only person to find Ferraris to be quite boring.

I don't find Ferraris boring, but I will say that I find all of the current Ferraris ugly, well except for the 458.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

@lurch - Nope.




Anyways, I am with sivis on the interior issues. Then again, I am all for having no real interior and just going all 458 Challenge like on the interior workings:

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Its a f*cking monster that deserves to be driven not rode in. f*ck ritzy interiors. If I wanted that, I would just get the new Bentley.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

What looks like hard plastic at first glance looks more like alcantara and leather in the close.

I really liked the F430 Scuderia's simplistic interior with nothing but bare carbon and alcantara.

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If they did every Ferrari interior but the more luxury-oriented 612/FF stuff like that, I'd be happy enough looking at it.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 23:56)
What looks like hard plastic at first glance looks more like alcantara and leather in the close.

I was referring primarily to the vents- the rest of it looks pretty good but racing Ferraris have always had better interiors anyway.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Quite possibly the Greatest thing I've ever seen:


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:14 AM

That guy needs shot. He is one blind corner away from drifting his hot sh*t ass into a minivan full of kids.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:15 AM Edited by Lurch, 01 March 2012 - 02:21 AM.

Pretty sure this VHS-era vid will always hold the title of greatest thing ever.




@Kevin - I didn't really see a single minivan in that vid. Maybe station wagon would be more appropriate for that setting?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:48 AM

There is a minivan somewhere in there with a cargo carrier on the roof. The guy passes it in the opposite lane then proceeds to kick the ass end out around an up hill bend. But for f*cks sake, at 2:45, he passes a bicyclist on a windy, single lane, wood lined road, then kicks the ass end out again on the next bend. What if there is another bike around the bend? This guy is an asshole and to top it off, he is a sh*t driver. Anyone can kick the ass end out for a few seconds for a sh*tty "drift". I can and have done it in my POS Subaru Legacy. But you just don't do it under conditions like that. I could care less if the guy kills himself trying to get some youtube hits but to put others at such an obvious risk is nothing less than carelessly idiotic.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:54 AM

Pretty sure it was one of those newfangled things the europeans call a "hatchback".




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