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I drive a 2003 Diesel Mercedes and my wife drives a 2004 Diesel Mercedes Station Wagon...  Both equiped with a 3.0L 231hp AMG Powerplant... 😄

 

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Fido_le_muet

Thread bump ! 

Going back to the insurance discussion. 

I'm amazed at how expensive it is on your Corsa @Aslad ! 

I drive a 2015 85hp Fiesta and my insurance is 450€ a year for an all included contract.

Got my license in 2004 and never had an accident. 

Curious to see how it compares to your situation and what could explain such a huge difference. 

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:31 PM, Fido_le_muet said:

Thread bump ! 

Going back to the insurance discussion. 

I'm amazed at how expensive it is on your Corsa @Aslad ! 

I drive a 2015 85hp Fiesta and my insurance is 450€ a year for an all included contract.

Got my license in 2004 and never had an accident. 

Curious to see how it compares to your situation and what could explain such a huge difference. 

Sorry it took so long to reply 😛

 

Firstly, it'll be down to how long you've been driving - it was £1200 with a black box for my first year, £890 with no box second year and this year it has been £670, so it does drop slowly but painfully 🤣 (I got my license in 2017)

It's a well known 'fact' that insurance companies rip you off in the UK, especially when it comes to young, new drivers. Finding any quote for under £1000 in your first year of driving would be impressive! Believe it or not, I actually got pretty cheap insurance for my first year - I know several people who paid £2500+ and even now three years later are in the +£1000 mark simply down to where they live in the UK (plus in some cases accidents etc).  

Essentially, I like to call insurance legal thievery 😛 I've paid more than the car's worth in insurance which is a bit depressing lol. However, since first introducing you all to the Corsa (over a year ago, wow!) it's had a lot of changes and modifications which I'll detail shortly in the car's dedicated thread (https://www.rockstarsocialclub.net/topic/438-greg-the-corsa-progress-thread/). 

My photography has also improved (or so I like to think) and while I continue to modify this thing a lot, I have my sights set on a new car once I've gone on placement and saved up some money 😛

Currently looking at either a forged Corsa VXR Arctic Edition (1.6 Turbo, factory Remus exhaust, panoramic sunroof, only 500 made etc) or a Hyundai Coupe / Tiburon SIII (a weird choice but I love their looks even if they are pretty slow lol). Either way, that won't be for several months yet if at all lol.

 

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doubleg213

I'm guessing this is the renamed what do you drive irl thread?

Today I've mostly been in these, instructing in the silver one and then doing demonstrations in the blue one.

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Sinister

Still driving my whale wagon. Should be getting rid of these stupid 18" wheels soon. 

 

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JustHatched

My stable has changed/grown some

2003 GMC Yukon XL, 5.3L V8

2002 GMC Yukon, 5.3L V8

2010 Chevy HHR, 2.4L 4cyl

2000 Chevy S10 Xtreme, 2.2L 4cyl

1991 Chevy S10, 383ci V8

1975 Chevy 2.5 ton Dump Truck, 366ci V8

1989 Buick Regal GS, V6

 

Also in the driveway is the kids trucks

1991 Dodge Dakota, 318ci V8

1998 Chevy 1500, 5.3L V8

 

Insurance bill is pretty thick in this house...

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Just aquired a 98 Chevy 1500 4wd, it has a new engine (0 miles on it), they put it and can't figure out why it won't run, I already know the timing is 180 degrees out. They gave the truck to me free. I don't feel bad about it because I told them the cause and they don;t wanna f*ck with it. Also got a 96 Ford 150 (also free), runs and drives, little rust, from same people, it was taking up space in their drive way.

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2 hours ago, JustHatched said:

Just aquired a 98 Chevy 1500 4wd, it has a new engine (0 miles on it), they put it and can't figure out why it won't run, I already know the timing is 180 degrees out. They gave the truck to me free. I don't feel bad about it because I told them the cause and they don;t wanna f*ck with it. Also got a 96 Ford 150 (also free), runs and drives, little rust, from same people, it was taking up space in their drive way.

How does it feel to be a Ford owner now ? 😁

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2 hours ago, JustHatched said:

Just aquired a 98 Chevy 1500 4wd, it has a new engine (0 miles on it), they put it and can't figure out why it won't run, I already know the timing is 180 degrees out. They gave the truck to me free. I don't feel bad about it because I told them the cause and they don;t wanna f*ck with it. Also got a 96 Ford 150 (also free), runs and drives, little rust, from same people, it was taking up space in their drive way.

NIce score. Sadly a LOT of folks are clueless when it comes to putting a distributor in a SBC even though it is a very easy task.

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3 hours ago, Fido_le_muet said:

How does it feel to be a Ford owner now ? 😁

I feel good, unlike other Ford owners ( points fingert @zztop911I didn't get duped into paying more than the nothing it is worth 😛 

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Sinister

I had a 1985 F250 years ago and it was a great old truck. I got it for free but put a lot of money under the hood. 351W, C6, 3.55 rear and it was a beast.

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Helps that I'm a car guy. I love them all. Well, I don't care for that fast and the furious "tuner" bullsh*t or stance or lifting cars for huge wheels that look like *ss.

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TheBoyBry

I haven’t opened my garage door for weeks. Better check the camper van is still in there!

 

A ‘51-‘56 Ford F1 is on top of my list of vehicles to own. 

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zztop911
3 hours ago, JustHatched said:

I feel good, unlike other Ford owners ( points fingert @zztop911I didn't get duped into paying more than the nothing it is worth 😛 

LoL!

MY Ford's ARE worth something.

That'swhy I don't own Chevys.

No junk allowed! 🤣

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Welcome to the nuthouse or the slaughter house................it.just depends!

You never know what's going to happen, but rest assured, it's gonna be fun!

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Just to p*ss off Hatch, I've also recently acquired a new (to me) Ford.

A guy who I've known since I was a kid used to run the Ford Puma rally championship in the UK and also built and ran some Puma Super 1600 kit cars for Ford in the WRC. He has a some original parts available still, but obviously they are starting to run low now so we've been doing some CAD models and getting setup to be able to reproduce stuff to works specification.

But then to also do some proper FEM analysis on the stuff and hopefully then go stronger, lighter, cheaper as well.

So to that end, I have acquired a Puma road car which I am intending to build to that spec, well at least until I get to the engine and gearbox stage where I may have to use an alternative sequential and either self modified or alternative engine. 

Also looking into doing an actual as close as we can replica R/C car with my 3D printer which would look identical underneath to the actual car rather than just a regular R/C with a body that looks like the original on top.

I'm also on the lookout for a 3 door Sierra so I can look at a doing a group A RS500 spec car, but that is probably a bit overly optimistic right now. Especially as I want an old 635CSi and a 2002 up and running.

Oh, and my other Fords are definitely worth something. I wouldn't pay what they are valued at for one myself, but the values are going up constantly.  

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JustHatched
19 hours ago, zztop911 said:

LoL!

MY Ford's ARE worth something.

That'swhy I don't own Chevys.

No junk allowed! 🤣

 

14 hours ago, doubleg213 said:

Just to p*ss off Hatch, I've also recently acquired a new (to me) Ford.

A guy who I've known since I was a kid used to run the Ford Puma rally championship in the UK and also built and ran some Puma Super 1600 kit cars for Ford in the WRC. He has a some original parts available still, but obviously they are starting to run low now so we've been doing some CAD models and getting setup to be able to reproduce stuff to works specification.

But then to also do some proper FEM analysis on the stuff and hopefully then go stronger, lighter, cheaper as well.

So to that end, I have acquired a Puma road car which I am intending to build to that spec, well at least until I get to the engine and gearbox stage where I may have to use an alternative sequential and either self modified or alternative engine. 

Also looking into doing an actual as close as we can replica R/C car with my 3D printer which would look identical underneath to the actual car rather than just a regular R/C with a body that looks like the original on top.

I'm also on the lookout for a 3 door Sierra so I can look at a doing a group A RS500 spec car, but that is probably a bit overly optimistic right now. Especially as I want an old 635CSi and a 2002 up and running.

Oh, and my other Fords are definitely worth something. I wouldn't pay what they are valued at for one myself, but the values are going up constantly.  

I don't mind having a Ford, I just like poking the @zztop911 bear with my Chevy stick when I can...lol. This is actually the 4th Ford I have had in my lifetime. The only one I truely hated was the Mustang

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Hatch knows I Bleed Ford Blue. :default_coolglare:


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You never know what's going to happen, but rest assured, it's gonna be fun!

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SkyeDave

Lockdown has given me a chance to actually wash these two. Haven’t got round to cleaning up the Cheburek yet but it’s rusty, filthy look has always been part of the charm.

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CatManDoza
57 minutes ago, SkyeDave said:

Lockdown has given me a chance to actually wash these two. Haven’t got round to cleaning up the Cheburek yet but it’s rusty, filthy look has always been part of the charm.

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Like a true scotsman, an irn bru fridge in the background 

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doubleg213
16 minutes ago, CatManDoza said:

Like a true scotsman, an irn bru fridge in the background 

Yeah, but like a true Scotsman it's actually full of heroin and Buckfast. 

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I'm not sure if I posted a picture of this already pre forum/thread merge so I am just going to post these anyway.

A still as yet unfinished project Mk2 Escort. It's nothing fancy, just a 1600 crossflow, although as it's a Ghia it is the same spec as a Sport.

The Sport "upgrades" include a 4 branch manifold, twin choke carb and a slightly higher lift cam so it chucks out a whopping 84 rampaging horses. One the one hand it's not too bad for something which was a development of a 1959 design. Although it's also hard to imagine that the same block provided the basis of the RS200 Group B engine and was capable of 800bhp in full group B trim.

It also had a factory fitted close ratio gearbox as well. It's still only got 4 of the buggers though.

It's a proper numbers matching car, so for now it's staying unmolested mechanically even daft stuff like the window date stamps all match up etc.

However, I am debating either finishing it and selling it or selling as is so that I can put the money into bits for the Puma, BMW and my other Escort build.

 

 

In the body shop, yes Hatch, it's a rusty Ford. Or just a Ford as they are more commonly known.

First picutres are before the new roof skin was welded in, it had the 1980s curse of the aftermarket glass sunroof and it simply had to go.

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Rust be gone

 

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Not quite at the final primer stage yet

 

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A bit more shiny now.

 

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I'm leaving all of the back window stickers on the car just because that's the history of it and although it's a British Leyland sticker and therefore wrong for the car it's part ot it's story.

The top left sticker is mega faded, but it's for a local radio station and really old so likewise is staying on there.

 

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5 minutes ago, doubleg213 said:

I'm not sure if I posted a picture of this already pre forum/thread merge so I am just going to post these anyway.

A still as yet unfinished project Mk2 Escort. It's nothing fancy, just a 1600 crossflow, although as it's a Ghia it is the same spec as a Sport.

The Sport "upgrades" include a 4 branch manifold, twin choke carb and a slightly higher lift cam so it chucks out a whopping 84 rampaging horses. One the one hand it's not too bad for something which was a development of a 1959 design. Although it's also hard to imagine that the same block provided the basis of the RS200 Group B engine and was capable of 800bhp in full group B trim.

It also had a factory fitted close ratio gearbox as well. It's still only got 4 of the buggers though.

It's a proper numbers matching car, so for now it's staying unmolested mechanically even daft stuff like the window date stamps all match up etc.

However, I am debating either finishing it and selling it or selling as is so that I can put the money into bits for the Puma, BMW and my other Escort build.

 

 

In the body shop, yes Hatch, it's a rusty Ford. Or just a Ford as they are more commonly known.

First picutres are before the new roof skin was welded in, it had the 1980s curse of the aftermarket glass sunroof and it simply had to go.

bodyprep01.JPG

 

bodyprep02.JPG

 

bodyprep03.JPG

 

bodyprep04.JPG

bodyprep05.JPG

 

Rust be gone

 

bodyprep06.JPG

 

Not quite at the final primer stage yet

 

bodyprep07.JPG

 

bodyprep09.JPG

 

bodyprep10.JPG

 

bodyprep12.JPG

 

 

A bit more shiny now.

 

painted01.JPG

painted02.JPG

 

painted03.JPG

 

painted04.JPG

 

painted05.JPG

 

I'm leaving all of the back window stickers on the car just because that's the history of it and although it's a British Leyland sticker and therefore wrong for the car it's part ot it's story.

The top left sticker is mega faded, but it's for a local radio station and really old so likewise is staying on there.

 

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those stickers definatly tell a story. Plenty of old Vauxhalls round here from the garage that is now an Aldi, all when they started making badges for the garages like the make and model badges

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