Recent content by Chimaera500

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    Are we all ready...

    Lots of jobs completed! New badges all round Fix glovebox light Interior LED bulbs fitted Complete replacement of the Auditorium stereo system with Focal items. Fit X pipe Repair passenger side easy entry seat function Replace door/ window microswitches and adjust windows. Replace broken...
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    Un valved Larini back boxes on the Gransport

    I really need to give the car a bit more of a run to make my mind up. Thanks to all with experience on this topic. Seems like its a path that has been followed by quite a few already. Thanks also to SPkennyUK for your PM on the modified H pipe....sounds like this might offer a very good...
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    Un valved Larini back boxes on the Gransport

    Ha! I know. Been having a word with myself about this already. It really is loud though, and I have had a few noisy cars/ bikes in the past. This much (awesome) noise somehow seems a bit too much for the character of the car if that makes sense? Think Adele, but with Brian Blesseds voice coming...
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    Un valved Larini back boxes on the Gransport

    Great, thanks all. Going to give the standard resonator a go. Can always swap back if it gets too quiet.
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    Un valved Larini back boxes on the Gransport

    After spending the past few months upgrading/ replacing every single part of my stereo, I fear that I may have completely wasted my time and money. Reason being, I picked up a set of Larini back boxes, un valved. I fitted them this weekend. What a noise :) My god is the car now loud!! Pops...
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    Gransport seat backs and easy entry fix.

    Soft touch black stuff is now gone, and a change of plan with the vinyl wrap. Decided to give the seat backs a try in the same colour as the car (Argento Luna) I was really unsure as this does deviate from standard, but its pretty easy to change and I think it looks pretty smart! Certainly adds...
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    Cars that should do well over the next 10years

    I bought a fairly rare 205 GTI about 10 years ago for £1,800 and sold it a few months back for £11,000. Fantastic profit you say!!!........but I did spent about £8k on it and hundreds of hours of effort. I get loads of enjoyment out of trying to make my cars perfect, as well as using them as...
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    Gransport seat backs and easy entry fix.

    In case anyone else takes on this mission... after lots of trial and error, the best stuff to remove the soft coat from seat backs is.... DOT 4 Brake fluid! Nothing else on my list really touched it, but brake fluid works well and does not effect the plastic base or the grey primer underneath...
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    Argento Luna Gransport

    It is yes, Here it is now :)
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    Argento Luna Gransport

    Thanks Danny, I had lots of TVRs over the years but never a Tuscan. Good looking car and an S by the looks of it! Didn't plan on buying a Gransport, but the colour really drew me to this car. I think there are only 2 in the UK.
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    Worst taste GS interior ???

    Exterior wise, this is the best possible colour for a Gransport :) Not so sure about the interior thought. Grey would be fine but the piping is a bit unmatched! Mines all blue inside.
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    Gransport Focal upgrades

    Hi Danny, Couple of pics taken just now. No chance the BP 20 sub will fit anywhere that is hidden, even though its not a big box. I have read the same regarding the rears, certainly the rear shelf speakers that are piggybacked off the rear sides anyway. I didn't try my system without them, but...
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    Gransport seat backs and easy entry fix.

    I did think about using Alcantara. Changed my mind as its pretty costly stuff and deviates a little to far away from standard for me. Will see how the wrap turns out first.
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    Gransport seat backs and easy entry fix.

    Good point, may give this a try if the other chemicals I have ordered dont work. I am concerned about the plastic though as I need the base to remain in good order for whatever refinishing is applied.
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    Gransport seat backs and easy entry fix.

    I did see this post. Interesting idea but I think the costs are looking to be a bit more than I was planning to spend. They would look fantastic if they turn out to be of high quality though!