BlackBeast

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  1. Just seen the new XC60s B)

    1. Gregs T5R

      Gregs T5R

      Forget what the cars look like what about the women:lol:

  2. 255/35/19s are reassuringly expensive :o 

    1. Gregs T5R

      Gregs T5R

      Choose a different tyre size then

    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      245/35/19 are more expensive lol

    3. Lord B

      Lord B

      195/50/15's aren't B) 

  3. Off to view another hairdressers car tomorrow

    1. tingy

      tingy

      Did the current one rot away waiting for you to finish it?

    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      LOL Nope, I've just built one of those instant garages for that one today, so its now tucked in away from the elements :)

    3. Tim Williams

      Tim Williams

      Don't worry, I'll send you a pic of what I'm driving this week :(

  4. Test drove an FN2 CTR today, no torque, bouncy as hell, but do you know what, I really enjoyed it and didn't even get to 8k rpm

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    2. 16v_paddy

      16v_paddy

      EP3's are a lot better & nicer and ATR's are even betterer..............unless I've owned it then it's a ticking time bomb lol!

    3. Gregs T5R

      Gregs T5R

      I have driven an R version and a 2.2 Oil burner version and didn't like the driving position or the feel of the dash going on for miles nor did they feel as good to drive as i expected but you already know that Steve

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Actually liked the dash lol. DC5, TT mk1 and mk2 left to drive, and then its decision time.

  5. So close to 600miles to a tank. 15miles to go and the fuel light isn't on yet.

    1. Ringsting

      Ringsting

      current ride does 80miles max till fuel light comes on but I bet it a lot more fun than your 600 lol

    2. cornclose

      cornclose

      got nearly 800 miles from a tank in my D4 the other week.

    3. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Managed 605miles in the end. Not bad for something thats done 289k miles.

  6. Mmmmmm 2.5kg carbon bootlid

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    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      You can make 3 frames from an mx5 bootlid? Dinky bikes possibly :D

    3. RobbieH

      RobbieH

      2.5kg of carbon - easy. Frames can come in at well under 1kg these days, not that I think I'd trust one. Seen a complete bike just come in at 4.4kg, fully equipped. £11,000 ish though. Bet the boot lid don't cost that much LOL

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Erm no it doesnt. The car doesnt cost that much

  7. Chris Evans, next up will be Jodie Kidd.

  8. Just bought a tool trolley from usprotools on ebay, wonder if it'll be any good!?!

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    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Thanks Tez, too late now though and probably more than I wanted to spend.

    3. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      I've put the trolley together. Everything is cheap, but having said that they are cheap to buy in the first place. Definitely wouldn't buy a tool box/cabinet from them.

    4. TEZ

      TEZ

      its ok steve,think he wanted £70 for it.

  9. Yay, just ordered BT fibre (up to 38meg), only one more month of putting up with 2meg

    1. RuthlessGK

      RuthlessGK

      My exchange is converted to fibre but it's not accepting orders yet the bastard!! I need fibre lol

    2. Redbrick

      Redbrick

      I pulled 122 Meg the other day on Virgin, didn't feel quick, need a bigger blower.

  10. Just passed a load of old Alfas going to the Duxford Museum. Quite a sight!

    1. V70D5

      V70D5

      You mean they were all running and not at the side of the road wiht their bonnets up?

    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Not a whiff in the air of cooked engines at all.

  11. Woohoo, off down to the London Marathon on Sunday

  12. Bought more jap crap, this time a Nissan

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    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      A top spec mk2 Xtrail with the 170bhp 2ltr diesel in black of course :) Driven it a good few miles and its very good. Thoroughly impressed with it so far.

    3. DSK

      DSK

      I'd say thats a pretty good work horse!

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Will put a thread up on it soon, once I've added a few things to it :)

  13. Oversteer in the Lupo, wasn't expecting that lol

    1. Gregs T5R
    2. tingy

      tingy

      ive found the D5 to be supprisingly tail happy at times

  14. Clipsall time :)

    1. pyaap

      pyaap

      Indeed! The Grid Girls...erm I meant races...are always exceptional! ;-)

  15. Hello from Japan :)

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    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Were in Hokkaido near Sapporo. Greg, the main purpose is to float above the snow, but yes i have taken a tumble and got properly stuck in waist high (knee high for the rest of you except for Irf).

    3. Gregs T5R

      Gregs T5R

      Thats a long way North, Enjoy!

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Japan is fantastic and the people are so so friendly. Its going way to quickly though, but skiing from 9am to 6pm is sooo much fun

  16. Just bought my first 3D printed item :)

    1. Tim Williams

      Tim Williams

      cum bucket hood fetish gimp mask?

    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      yep, think its the same one you've got no?

    3. Lord B

      Lord B

      I thought Tim got the butt plug, to practice for germany

  17. Why didn't Volvo use a nut for the bolt to go through on the radiator to chassis mountings!?! Grrrrr!

    1. Tim Williams
    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Broke off on both mountings. Now replaced with good old nuts:)

  18. Woohooo, off to Stockholm for Xmas

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    2. pyaap

      pyaap

      Ah excellent...lots of Princess Cake for Christmas then! :-)

    3. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Not so much Princess Cake im afraid Ashok. More glogg with biscuits, nuts and sultanas

    4. pyaap

      pyaap

      Ohhh...Glogg - lurvely stuff, especially with reindeer jerky! Lol!

    1. tingy

      tingy

      Seen the pic on B2G the other day be interesting to see its performance and cost v the current model

  19. On the way down to Reading on the train to view the XC90 :)

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    2. peacey

      peacey

      oooo mate! not good....the v8 doesn't need any work you know! lol

    3. s70t5chris

      s70t5chris

      I was having a little chat with TW about the V8 this evening...

    4. Gregs T5R

      Gregs T5R

      In which car lol!

  20. Can't believe how difficult it is to find a car In the spec i want and in good condition.

    1. tingy

      tingy

      arnt you looking for a 163 facelift? that limits your options massively

    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      In the V70 yes, but also looking at the XC70 and XC90s as well. But if the right 185 were to come up, id go for that.

    3. Lord B

      Lord B

      Took me nearly 6 months and reading, and looking at loads of duff ones before finding her Euro 3, facelift S60, mine took a while, same with puma, looked at about 20 heaps of tat, before finding mine, as wanted mechanics/history good, for belting round track.

  21. Bloody smoke alarm keeps going off every time we cook.

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    2. s70t5chris

      s70t5chris

      eat sandwiches.

    3. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Cheers Gary. They are mains powered Craig. English, take your own advice you f...... :)

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Thread started with full details

  22. Spent nearly 6hrs at Ikea today

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    2. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Nope, just buying loads of stuff lol

    3. peacey

      peacey

      have you turned gay!?? lol should have sent her, the yo could have played with the car! lol

    4. BlackBeast

      BlackBeast

      Must have, I've always liked Ikea lol

  23. YAY! Got wifi back, Edge and GPRS are painfully slow