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Old 24th December 2016, 19:47
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Have a great break all. Thanks for the most complete thread Paul.

Looking forward to more of the same in 2017

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Old 26th December 2016, 16:24
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Phil9, Roadster, Froggyman, Mister Towed & Dave P - Cheers Gentlemen.

2016 was certainly a great year for me to finally get this epic build on the road.

Let's hope that 2017 will see the car finally painted and really looking the part.

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And Relax…
We had a nice Christmas Day at our house.



And Santa brought me a great present.



Take care, Paul.
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Old 27th December 2016, 06:41
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will see if myself or towed can put pics up of to days run ......enjoy the book its a great read...
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Old 27th December 2016, 14:37
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Phil - Looking forward to seeing the photos.

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Testing! 1 - 2 - 3!
I've finally managed to upload some on board video footage onto YouTube.

These clips were taken on Christmas Eve and, as I said at the time, the sound is rubbish.

It actually sounds like the GoPro itself was vibrating inside the protective case.
( Either that, or I have fitted a clockwork engine by mistake. )

Please Note: This will be 4 minutes of your life that you will not get back again.

So my apologies for the fact it is not very interesting, but I just wanted to start testing the camera settings.

Both clips were taken with the camera clipped to the scuttle, the first section is "Wide", followed by "Narrow".

The wide angle shows why I need to fit some bonnet pins to stop the bonnet bouncing around.

The narrow angle makes it look like I am going a lot faster than I was, especially up the narrow Harrow hill road.

Cheers,

Paul.

https://youtu.be/MV9cPm2_bho
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Old 27th December 2016, 21:12
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I rather enjoyed that.
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Old 28th December 2016, 01:07
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Well done Paul!
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Old 28th December 2016, 07:40
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Love it - nice burble!
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Old 28th December 2016, 08:56
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Oxford, Molleur & Mick - Thanks chaps.

I've ordered an external microphone for the GoPro from Ebay, which I hope will make it easier to hear the exhaust.

Now I just need to spend some time collecting video clips and learning more about editing them into "The Wembley Job".

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 28th December 2016, 10:24
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Nice work Paul, looking forward to the release of the Wembley job.
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Old 31st December 2016, 15:51
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Swifty - Cheers.

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Last Engine Start Of 2016:
Just back from a short break with my family in a very foggy Windsor.



But it was just too wet and miserable to take the car out today, so I only peeled back the covers…



And started her up on the driveway for a short while, as tomorrow's forecast looks like a wash out too.

Unfortunately, it looks like this new cover is not quite as waterproof as the supplier claims.

Anyway, I also remembered to check the mileage and I've ended the year with 695 miles under my belt.

I've leave you with this view from my bedroom window taken over the Christmas holidays.



Until next time, take care, Paul.
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Old 2nd January 2017, 16:36
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Happy New Year!
In between domestic chores in the morning and a trip out with my wife in the late afternoon, I managed to sneak in a quick drive today.

It was a lovely crisp winter's day, although at around 4 degrees C, you would have to say it was a bit fresh.

I wanted to collect a few more video clips, so I headed to Harrow Hill, where I parked the car, so I could set up my "opening shot".



I am still getting the hang of how all this technology works, but later on I took some more 'on board' footage.

Thankfully, I've also worked out how to convert a frame of the video into a photo.



I also took some footage of me driving along, as per The Italian Job.



Now, technically, if I wanted to accurately recreate the film I should have a cigarette permanently hanging out of my mouth.

But as I can't recreate the mountain scenery, I don't think I need to take up smoking either.

At some point I will need to persuade my wife to come out to record some exterior shots of me driving.

Whilst I know this will end up being a poor imitation of the original, I am looking forward to pulling it together.

Until next time, take care, Paul.
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Old 2nd January 2017, 16:40
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great stuff always good to see car out on open road top job paul
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Old 7th January 2017, 16:38
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Phil9 - You and Barry have led the way with your "Run out" thread.

I'm just glad that I can finally start following in your footsteps, or is that tyre tracks?

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Drizzle Stops Play:
Unfortunately, I was working inside during the really nice days we had here recently.

But with some family stuff lined up for tomorrow, chances are that it really was today, or nothing, for a drive.

So I waited until some blue sky finally broke through the gloom and headed out.

But within minutes, all the blue sky had vanished and the sky was now an ominous shade of black.

Which meant I stuck to local roads and wasn't far from home when the drizzle finally arrived.

A fraction under 7 miles hardly seems worth it, but it does help keep everything ticking over.

Thankfully, by the time I'd parked, the sky was already starting to clear up again.



So I wiped the aero screens down…



And put the cover back on.

Until next time, take care, Paul.

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Old 11th January 2017, 22:11
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Winter Is Coming...



So this evening I peeled away half of the car cover, so I could start up and run the engine for a bit when I got home from work.



Then, once the cover was back on, I added my big tarpaulin over the top for an extra layer of protection.



So at least if the snow does arrive tomorrow, the car is as ready as it is going to be.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 14th January 2017, 18:01
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Brrrrrrrrrrr!
Initially the weather forecast promised a cold, but clear, day.

Unfortunately, it was grey and miserable until gone 3pm when it finally cleared up enough for a quick spin.

I was hoping to get a bit more filming done, but the sun was setting so fast it got pretty dark pretty quickly.

I did manage to get my first bit of footage from a side of the car view.



But generally I just froze my ar$e off over the course of around 20 off miles of driving.

Also, the cold weather is not helping me to convince my wife to stand around filming some exterior shots of me driving the car.

Still, the good news is I paid the grand total of 79p to get "On days like these" in a digital format to add to my video.

Funny how just removing all the original rattling sound recordings with Matt Munro's singing makes the whole thing miles better.

Although I do have a cunning plan to record the engine noise for the beginning of the film before the music starts.

Until next time, take care, Paul.
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Old 15th January 2017, 08:28
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Hi Paul, I couldn't watch your youtube link when you first posted it (my rural internet connection couldn't cope) and I've just got round to watching it this morning.

Nice drive and a very pretty town, but, as you mention it above, what exactly is all that rattling and clonking?

I only ask because mine, Phil's and Barry's don't sound like that and I'm concerned something important might be loose.

I know it's early days and it was a shakedown run, but I'd advise you to check all your nuts and bolts are secure before your next run.

As for winter driving, so long as I'm wearing suitable clothing for the weather, the only bit of me that gets frozen is my face. I addressed that with a 'ped crash helmet from Caberg, open faced but with a full visor -

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Old 15th January 2017, 10:10
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Mister Towed - Good call on a full nut and bolt check.

I have done the odd check since I've been on the road, but a proper check is probably overdue by now.

Thankfully most of the annoying noise on the video footage is actually due to the camera rattling around its protective housing.



You can see a small white "anti condensation" pad in the photo above.

I fitted a few of them between the GoPro and the plastic housing for subsequent shots and the camera noise was dramatically reduced.

Although I will be using a different housing that allows me to fit an external microphone for some future 'engine noise' clips.

And I really hope that will give a better reflection of the noises coming from the car itself.

Unfortunately, the biggest noise I get from driving along and hitting any bumps comes from the HSBC bag full of tools I have in the boot.
( Ignore the shopping. )



Finally, I remember liking the 'double visor' arrangement on your crash helmet the first time I saw it.

Cheers, Paul.

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I hope your broadband will be able to cope with The Wembley Job when it is finally released.
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Old 20th January 2017, 18:22
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Fresh Friday
I didn't have much 'real' work to do today, so I was based at home, rather than an office.

So with clear blue skies outside, I tried to finish as soon as possible to squeeze in a quick run.

But given there was still frost on the car cover at midday, I knew it was going to be a bit chilly.



Managed to collect a few more video clips along my local twisty section.



I also took some scenery shots.



And I finally managed to get a decent engine noise clip.



Now I just need to convince my wife to brave the cold to take the last few exterior shots that I need.

Until next time, take care, Paul.
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Paul if the wife can't be persuaded, I will stand in the cold and collect your remaining shots.
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Old 22nd January 2017, 17:02
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Roadster - Thanks for the offer.

My wife is very happy that she wont have to do it!

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Short Sunday Session:
Before Roadster actually arrives to help me filming, I needed to clean some of the muck off the wheels & arches.
( So the car looks a bit more presentable for its "close ups". )

Before:





After:



Also, there was one bolt not fully tightened up during my inspection.



Which was an easy fix.



I also checked and topped up the engine oil, as I need the car to be parked on the road to do this.
( Did I ever mention I have a sloping driveway? )

Later on, just before the sun went down, I was able to sneak out for a very short blast.

Here you can see the setting sun adding a warm glow to the car.



And this was the view from the other side.



By the time I got a bit closer to home the sun was almost gone.



Note:
One day I will finally remember to balance out the passenger side after I've climbed out to take a photo.

Until next time, take care, Paul.
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