TimST2

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  1. I do like the multicar insurance for my Fiesta ST and Mrs. TimST2's Mercedes GLC coming in at £670 for both of us driving both cars
  2. TimST2

    Lotus-Ford

    Yes I can imagine trading in an Elise for a Mondeo beng a bit of a disappointment! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Lotus-Ford

    It'll be used on road and on track. I'm hoping to use this one a bit more at weekends too. I've no idea what the fuel economy is. In the Lotus I was getting about 36mpg on the road. On track I was using about 6L every 20 mins, whatever that works out at... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Lotus-Ford

    I don't think any have no tax (perhaps the 160 they don't sell anymore?). I believe the 310 will be £145. It's a 1.6L Ford Sigma, but unlike the 270 has the 152bhp upgrade: https://caterhamparts.co.uk/other/6493-upgrade-kit-sigma-ta-152bhp.html You're right about costs though - it should be considerably less than the Elise it replaces, and easier to work on at home. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Lotus-Ford

    Probably not until late Jan/early Feb! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Lotus-Ford

    I fixed the spec on the Caterham today. It goes into build on November 4th... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  7. Mine's locked in the garage while I'm away, and the keys are hidden in a tin inside the house... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  8. Me too - I'm off on holiday for a week 😎 I soooooooooooooooooooooo need a break...
  9. That looks very civilised. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  10. I just enjoyed 2 hours teaching Mrs. TimST2 to wash her new car [emoji16] One of the conditions of buying an expensive car was that she had to look after it properly... She's now an expert in snow foam, wax and wheel sealer [emoji38]
  11. Yes the dealer is going to take it for PPF fitting after PDI. The full kit for this car is £750... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  12. I'm actually going to put a DuraTile floor down in the garage before the Autumn and I wouldn't be using the Caterham during the Winter anyway. It's the running in next Spring I'm not looking forward to... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  13. Just ordered the 310R. Goes into build the first week in November... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  14. Yes my neighbour sealed his and said it wasn't that effective either.
  15. The supports as you can see are breeze block. You can also see why I need to tile the floor - it would take a lot of preparation to seal and paint. I quite like the stone - it matches the house! Apologies for the car in the foreground - I don't have a photos of my garage empty. The car cover was to keep the dust from the floor off it! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  16. What I mean is that they're not flat so would be a pig to paint and that they look nicer stone coloured... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  17. My garage walls are stone so I'd rather not. I take your point though... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  18. With the Lotus now sold and the Ford-engined Caterham being ordered this weekend (for delivery in the new year) I'm going to be refurbing my garage. That process started today with an order for 28 sq.m of DuraTile and 10 m of entrance ramps: https://duramat.co.uk/blog/ford-enthusiast-from-essex-chooses-duramat-custom-printed-garage-floor-tiles/ Unfortunately I'm not getting the Ford logos, but I'm really looking forward to having a nice area to store and work on the cars. I'm also going to replace my rather decrepit floor-standing shelving. Can anyone recommend decent shelving that doesn't break the bank? I need probably two 45cm deep full height units and then three 30cm deep half height units. Preferably all matching...
  19. Drove to work this morning with the windows down as the outside air temperature was perfect. A nice side effect was being able to listen to the turbo! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  20. Drove to work today behind two cars with illegally spaced number plates. Neither made any sense at all so what's the point? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  21. Ran some Delonghi descaler (snake oil) through our coffee machine tonight and its leak is no more. Magic [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  22. Well with Aqua Wax you spray it on the wet car before you dry it so it's not a lot different. Here's what the Autoglym FAQ says about Polar Seal vs wax: So no need to apply so often but not as protective? I certainly build up layers of Aqua Wax as I use it every wash and it's worked really well over the years...
  23. How would you rate how much it protects the paintwork in comparison to a layer of Aqua Wax? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  24. I'd not heard of Polar Seal. It looks like it's an alternative to Aqua Wax. How does it compare? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk