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  1. Hi folks I have been away too and my Sprint is unused since last June, I have driven it out and in the garage and thats it! My thrills are supplied by the Turbo Quantum 2+2 but as its front wheel drive its not so much fun as the bhp (180 ish) should be. I have a Lotus 7 type project underway though that may interest some as its powered by an MX5 lump that has a turbo and ERL water injection, its chassis has been made by a racing fabrication outfit and is very light so I am just finishing it off and should finally give me a no holds barred sports car for the first time in my life! Since the loss of our son last Sept we have got closer as a family and Rebecca our daughter is storming life and I will tell you all about her in another thread as she really is a total petrolhead now. It is looking like the Sprint will not have a place in the garage cos I am not sentimental, as befits an engineer. Good that life is forging ahead with you Matt. One other thing I MUST do is lace Daves palm with some silver as I have not been paying my way.
  2. Oh dear I have to confess! My garage contains a RJB racing fabrications pespoke chassis with all new suspension and the power plant is a turbo charged MX5 1.6 lump 8). Wife Diane has an auto MK1 MX5 in red in tip top cond that I bought for her last year. I have a MK1 1.6 that I got MOT'd today. The MX5 is a car that can be whatever you wish. Nice car you have there Matt, must be handy having a convertible in Scotland, take the roof down to let the snow in
  3. I actually caught my boss making tea for himself and one other and sharing the tea bag! what chance a wage rise when bosses are that tight? There are plenty of cults they are every where.
  4. Looks like a petrol head family! good stuff.
  5. I agree about Attenborough, his was the first weekly prog that I would not miss all those years ago in the early sixties, I particularly like the one where the young men jumped from trees with vines round their ankles to prove their bravery. Diane and I have also enjoyed Shameless which is very deep in parts like the Simpsons is. In view of what has happened in our family I did not expect Shameless to delve deeply but one of the women said "I like gay men, they are good to party with, but when the clubs and pubs shut they go home and cry themselves to sleep". There are nuggets of good television and there are huge chunks of crap too. Tonight on human planet they showed how just for once the natives actually grow a bridge using tree roots and vines, compare that with the crap we all destroy every week of our selfish lives, me included of course.
  6. Damon Hill was rammed by the petulant german, and when the petulant german tried the same trick on Villeneuve the Canadian was ready for the little trick. 8) the german is obviously bloody good at his job but he is just a human, no more no less. If I were asked to have a dinner guest I would choose Damon over the german, because after an hour of being told how good he is it would get boring. However Lewis was totally in control in Melbourne and completely safe........unlike half the bozo's that are baying for more speed limits due to the fact that they themselves have little control.
  7. As Dilbert says "there will never be a shortage of stupid people" Maybe our love of cars is stupid, but even Jeremy Clakson said that as far as he knows racing drivers do not murder people. Religionists of all sorts have murdered millions.
  8. Welcome back to the fridge! We had some Canadians visit our firm recently, nice polite folk. I would like some sun too.
  9. The one thing your USA did that I really rated was lobbing a bomb into Gadaffi's place, when he kept buzzing your planes 8) War has got all sneaky and lying again now though.
  10. Thanks John it would make sense anyway to do it properly even if it does soak up many£.
  11. He does sound like an interesting bloke though doesnt he?
  12. Ah ha the wife has a nice red MX5 and I have a black 97 Mk1 that I have yet to drive.
  13. Very interesting, thanks I am surprised that there is not a kit that cheaply turns MX5's into a 7 esq car. I am knuckling down on mine and think it is very good quality and should be a lot of fun. The chap I bought the chassis from seemed to think that it could be taxed and put on the road as a modified MX Do people really do this? and is it possible without the law sticking their noses in. What do you tell the insurance company? If you have an accident do you say "oh I changed everything but its still an MX5"
  14. And the Taliban and their kind are not corrupt!!!! they drive round in modern 4x4's and stone their women for daring to learn to read. ALL governments are corrupted it just by how much. If they were to just read their own Coran they would be better.
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