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Post by Lars Hagermark » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:21 pm

Congratulations to the class win! :D
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:19 pm

Lars Hagermark(DJH705) wrote:Congratulations to the class win! :D
cheers,making it to Darlington and catching up with old friends made our weekend to return with a 1st was the icing on the cake :D

Erin can't wait for the trophy to arrive on Saturday 'BAZMAIL' :lol:
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Post by colin rooney » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:41 pm

No Bryan its thanks to you for keeping the Tiki mobile on the road mate its great to see it out and about and with you new engine i suspect you will be doing alot more driving in her :D

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Post by bazzateer » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:14 pm

The BAZMAIL will be delivered by BMW power, LNK is seriously letting the side down!

Seems to fuel related this time.
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Post by colin rooney » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:18 pm

bazzateer wrote:The BAZMAIL will be delivered by BMW power, LNK is seriously letting the side down!

Seems to fuel related this time.
Baz i think its time to strip LNK and save her before its to late

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Post by 617sqn » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:38 pm

I agree. But having spoken to Baz about that very subject over the National weekend, it would seem its not possible until next year. I believe there is a plan afoot.

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Post by bazzateer » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Yep. LNK's re-birth is planned to start late next year.
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:58 pm

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Thanks Baz for dropping by with our Trophy!
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:20 pm

as it turned out we were very lucky to make it home after the national,just before Watford we picked up some chatter from the front n/s wheel bearing and then little bit of front end wobble.what I couldn't see when I got out to check was this...Image
two of the other three tyres were in a bad way too and had started to break up!! :cry:

It explains in part the hot rubber smell that we started getting on the M25,today after a trip to our local tyre fitters the TIKI-MOBILE is sitting on a complete new set. :D
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Post by bazzateer » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:35 pm

Ooh! Hedgehog tyres!

You'll be glad to know I'm suffering no ill effects from the mad blood thirsty killer dawgee! :lol:
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:05 pm

that's good news,sorry about 'MAV' despite a large head there's very little brain inside........
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Post by colin rooney » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:56 pm

probably alot to do with the camber you have on the front wheels

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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:01 pm

time to shave the stub axles?
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Post by The Nun » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:18 pm

Ive seen tyres in a worse state than that on a Cavalier, that also had hardwood brake pads fitted on one side too and the guy was taking the family on holiday in it, folk dont want to spend money no matter what.
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:29 pm

I had the wheels off and checked the tyres before the national and they looked solid,they were on the car at the MOT in October too,I'm rather shocked they melted down as they did but,very glad they held together.I guess they must have suffered for not being used.
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Post by bazzateer » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:52 pm

They weren't used to covering much distance either!
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:01 pm

Lol,I found myself in a 'sticky' situation this morning........
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I've already picked up a replacement so,it shouldn't be long before I'm back on the road.

**FAO colin,I'm just waiting for the paint to dry and then I'll crack on with it** :lol:
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:14 am

^^ Ouch! :?

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Post by The Nun » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:16 am

And I see a candidate for a new choke knob too :wink: :?

What you have there is a modern take on the Saab anti theft system :lol:
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Post by imporium » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi Bryan, hope all is going well with the new L4 engine & getting it to the National for your awards..... Cheers Malcolm Imp003 Imp009 Husky003 Van001
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Post by MR TIKI » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:24 pm

:D great shots,thanks Malcolm.the engine is purring along,it's been used daily since with the exception of today because I've not got the new shifter in yet.
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:24 pm

:lol: It's been an eventful time recently.....
when I got the new tyres the fitters used a gun which lead to one of the studs shearing,
after a trip to Epsom to see a certain Mr R,I returned with a new stud and it wasn't long before I was back on the road.

then I snapped the shifter.......
after a trip to Epsom to collect the new shifter and some restyling,the replacement was ready to fit :D
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I'm blown away by the difference now that it has a 'ball' the previous one had clearly broken up long ago.

after less than 24hrs on the road this happened...
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after a trip to Epsom.........
I'm back on the road again and eagerly awaiting the next reason to visit the Downs.

thanks again Colin :D
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:28 pm

At least the donut didn't break! :lol:
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Post by The Nun » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:20 pm

I dont think Ive ever seen a spider in that sort of state before, it must have been used with a slack or incorrect fitting bolt sometime in the past and its worn the hole, or someones had a go at fitting something larger and filed the hole out a bit?
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:35 pm

bazzateer wrote:At least the donut didn't break! :lol:
the duffnut is indeed in A1 condition! :o
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:44 pm

The Nun wrote:I dont think Ive ever seen a spider in that sort of state before, it must have been used with a slack or incorrect fitting bolt sometime in the past and its worn the hole, or someones had a go at fitting something larger and filed the hole out a bit?
the bolts were in place and undamaged,one side of the gap appears to be well weathered as if it had a crack in it that has then opened up,the missing piece was held in place between bolt head and sleeve. clearly there has been a lot of movement to spread the spider that way.
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Post by MR TIKI » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:09 pm

well,having scored a 'BRONZE' last year at the MOT (the car's colour as recording by the examiner :roll: ) this year I'm proud to announce that we scored a 'SILVER and multi-coloured' they clearly have a sense of humour down there........
:lol: Next year we'll be going for GOLD!

we passed on the second visit this year with just a wheel bearing to put right,with the new engine and tyres I have every intention of it being in regular use all winter :D
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Post by bazzateer » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:06 pm

Good news Bryan :wink:
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Post by MR TIKI » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:45 pm

I hate speed humps!
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I live in an area where it's impossible to get home without going over speed humps (the Devil's own invention) or raised junctions,after numerous clouts to the Peco it finally gave up and needed rehanging after every trip out.
At the weekend I went to my local scrappy to get a stop gap silencer to keep the car on the road and came back with this........
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it's an original CHERRY BOMB cut from a Ford Mustang and despite being a bit too long I couldn't be more pleased with it,for just £10 we are back on the road and it sits high enough not to make contact when traversing rogue speed humps! :D
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Post by rhydian_mason » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:59 pm

I always wanted a cherry bomb! Remember drooling over them in triple C in the 90s!
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Post by The Nun » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:47 am

They are quite noisy, hence the bomb bit, but hey, not as noisy as some Subaru's nowadays.
You could lift it even more by fitting a bend and putting the silencer across the back instead?
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:30 am

rhydian_mason wrote:I always wanted a cherry bomb! Remember drooling over them in triple C in the 90s!
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:47 am

The Nun wrote:They are quite noisy, hence the bomb bit, but hey, not as noisy as some Subaru's nowadays.
You could lift it even more by fitting a bend and putting the silencer across the back instead?
I hear you, the Peco came off a Subaru and was louder than this beast.
A friend has been saving a collection of motor bike exhausts for me to try out hence why this is intended to be a stop gap.
It appears to have improved the performance and it sounds very different to the Peco but surtainly isn't any louder.
the idea of adding some bends to lift it is an interesting one,rather than going across the back I could cut a tunnel in the cross member or have it come through the engine cover!?
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Post by The Nun » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:54 am

MR TIKI wrote:
The Nun wrote:idea of adding some bends to lift it is an interesting one,rather than going across the back I could cut a tunnel in the cross member or have it come through the engine cover!?
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You could indeed put a bridge section or hole through the rear panel providing you add material to put in what stiffness you take out of it, good idea.
I wouldnt have it come up too high though like through the engine cover, the fumes are more likely to get caught up in the backdraught whirl effect and might come back and enter the car through anywhere not completely sealed, even a perished rubber grommet can cause this.
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:03 am

good point, tunnelling the cross member is probably a better option.
once I've tried out the bike exhausts if I find I prefer this one I'll look at making some mods.
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Post by Duk » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:48 pm

Well worth just sticking the exhaust up higher through the crossmember, my black one (with the shark mouth) has never clunked it's exhaust 8)
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:53 pm

Duk wrote:Well worth just sticking the exhaust up higher through the crossmember, my black one (with the shark mouth) has never clunked it's exhaust 8)
I definitely need to do something like that if I decide to keep the Cherry Bomb,it looks like a giant saveloy sticking out the back!! :lol:
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:29 am

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Meanwhile due to a lack of supervision with rattle cans and masking tape this happened! :roll:
STOKED!! :D
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Post by The Nun » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:50 am

Nuclear warhead?
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:01 pm

Proper job! 8)

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