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Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 pm

So I took B112 out for a spin today but due to the filthy/salty roads I only got as far as outside my garage door :lol:....

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:27 pm

Looking and sounding great Nick :applaud:

I actually got around to putting the dash mat in mine this week :D Too cold for any furthur activities....Roll on Spring :cheers:

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Awesome! :D
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Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 pm

Looking good Nick :cheers:

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:33 pm

As always you can’t beat that Pinto sound . :beer:
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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:01 pm

andyd wrote:Looking and sounding great Nick :applaud:


Andrew 2.8i wrote:Awesome! :D


Caprifan Rob wrote:Looking good Nick :cheers:


Jasonmarie wrote:As always you can’t beat that Pinto sound . :beer:


Thanks chaps, was good to get it out in the fresh air for a while if only just outside the garage :lol:

andyd wrote:I actually got around to putting the dash mat in mine this week :D


Nice one Andy Any pics :) They fit really well don't they mate. I drape mine over the passenger seat now when car parked up in garage. Just keeps the dash clear to breathe

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 pm

I have mine rolled up in my bag in the boot so will be interesting how it’s stored .
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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I have mine rolled up in my bag in the boot so will be interesting how it’s stored .


Don’t let the neighbours catch you drapping things over the seat mate
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Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:53 pm

Nice one looking crisp in that light.

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby tazla » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi .Car looks stunning nick.nice wheels.i want!not sure if they would suit my car .certainly suit yours.
I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll: whats it like on fuel ?

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby andyd » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:31 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Nice one Andy Any pics :) They fit really well don't they mate. I drape mine over the passenger seat now when car parked up in garage. Just keeps the dash clear to breathe

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Hi Nick,
Sorry no pics but yes they fit just right :) Good idea keeping it over the seat, it's better than keeping it on the spare bed :whistle: :lol:

Got the new fuel tank in the bedroom now awaiting the sender unit, so will hopefully have it all fitted by April Haynes Meet :cheers:

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:55 pm

tazla wrote:I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll:


Unless its a Laser with Weber 45's mate !! :lol:

I think if I did go down the 45's road I would be looking for a petrol station as soon as I left one after filling up just like you !!! :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmmm....you got me thinking now... :)

tazla wrote: whats its like on fuel


Mate tbh I don't really take much notice. I just drive and fill up when needed !! Hope this helps :lol: :lol: Think you should be looking at approx 28/33 general driving depending on how you drive it...35mpg or more can be achieved on longer runs at sensible speeds. Have seen some say they have got just shy of 40mpg driving at 55mph. Could also depend on how well maintained the engine is too ??
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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:13 pm

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tazla wrote:I could do with a laser in my life.i think id drive it more as when i get my car out i drive from one petrol station to the next. :roll:




tazla wrote: whats its like on fuel


Mate tbh I don't really take much notice. I just drive and fill up when needed !! Hope this helps :lol: :lol: Think you should be looking at approx 28/33 general driving depending on how you drive it...35mpg or more can be achieved on longer runs at sensible speeds. Have seen some say they have got just shy of 40mpg driving at 55mph. Could also depend on how well maintained the engine is too ??


Yes I am the same with MPG nick where did you get yours tuned ?
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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby pbar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:43 am

Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:48 pm

pbar wrote:Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?


Thanks Paul :)

If by the tops of the bottles you mean the caps then yes they are transparent..ish rather than black. If however you mean the actual top of the tanks they are just std mate, albeit cleaned up. The blue screenwash really shows through :)
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Postby tazla » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 pm

Not bad on fuel then .mine does 18/22mpg around town and god knows when you put your foot down
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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:06 pm

tazla wrote: and god knows when you put your foot down


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Yep drive em sensibly and a Pinto will get you about very well mate. I tend to get up to about 70mph when I am convoying with John in his 2.8i so he dont fall asleep :lol: but between you and me when I am driving on my own I stick about 65mph and just sit back and enjoy the drive without stressing at the fuel needle :)
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Postby tazla » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:42 pm

Mines only got 4 gears :doh: i had a 5 speed box and sold it.i thought id keep it standard.slipped up really. Never mind.i know whay you mean about keeping it below 70mph. It seems to make a massive difference in mine if i cruise at 60ish.

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Postby pbar » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
pbar wrote:Nice and shiny in there Nick. Are the tops on your washer and expansion bottles transparent or something?


Thanks Paul :)

If by the tops of the bottles you mean the caps then yes they are transparent..ish rather than black. If however you mean the actual top of the tanks they are just std mate, albeit cleaned up. The blue screenwash really shows through :)


Thanks Nick, yes I meant the caps, at first I thought you didn't have any on :) Not seen any transparent ones before, thought they were all black.

It's great when the bottles are clean isn't it, and you can actually see the colour of the fluids.

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Re: Out for a spin....ish !!!

Postby Brooksy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:52 pm

Echo the others comments, looks great! Very smart example.
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