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Old 24th August 2016, 20:09
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ZagMad - Don't know how I missed your post about your dad first time around.

So sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you will have a nice tribute to him when you are done.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 24th August 2016, 20:42
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As Joe said, it's taking shape nicely now:







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Old 24th August 2016, 20:57
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Looking very nice....!
That little ally trim above the window looks good, looks 'production..'
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Old 24th August 2016, 22:27
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Looking good!

Chris, that bonnet vent will look nice streached across that G wagon bonet.....
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Old 25th August 2016, 08:57
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I saw it yesterday, It really looks as if it came out of Bertone in the late 60's early 70's.
The surprising thing that the pictures don't really show is the car has a touch of "muscle car" about it.

V6/V8 transplant and the right wheels and tyres and it wouldn't look Italian.

Im looking forward to seeing it complete.
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Old 26th August 2016, 15:44
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Maybe a turbocharger. Give it bathhurst wine like on the vxr.
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Old 11th September 2016, 18:09
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Just got back from Newquay. Lots of winding roads and awesome beaches. Perfect for the Alf gt .hope to go down again in may bank holiday next year should be a good run to clear the engine out and stretch its legs as it were.
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Old 23rd September 2016, 21:40
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Slight tweak hope ya like.
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Old 16th October 2016, 18:33
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My commuter car has been put to pasture or squished. After its MOT the job list of things to do was more than what I paid for it 4yrs ago. So taking up cycling till I find another small engine commuter. Have been looking at smart cars
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Old 16th October 2016, 20:04
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My commuter car has been put to pasture or squished. After its MOT the job list of things to do was more than what I paid for it 4yrs ago. So taking up cycling till I find another small engine commuter. Have been looking at smart cars
Depends on how long your commute is. I travel up and down the M4 nearly every day. The old Saab 93 diesel turbo could do 460 miles on a tank. Once it had to go, I've been using my wife's second car, a Toyota IQ, and it only does 260 miles on a tank. I have to fill up nearly every day - a tremendous waste of time every week.
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Old 16th October 2016, 20:18
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49mpg most of the time. 4.6 mile journey. Plus the occasional journey to Dorset. Tank would last bout week and a half sometimes 2. Other fiats I had would do 47 round town and 62mpg on a long run. Toyotas are quite revy. Think it depends how their geared and if you have a heavy foot. Small petrol engines take less time to get warmed up. Mine was an 8v so it had its pull round 3rd gear so quick to speed limit keeping revs down.
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49mpg most of the time. 4.6 mile journey. Plus the occasional journey to Dorset. Tank would last bout week and a half sometimes 2. Other fiats I had would do 47 round town and 62mpg on a long run. Toyotas are quite revy. Think it depends how their geared and if you have a heavy foot. Small petrol engines take less time to get warmed up. Mine was an 8v so it had its pull round 3rd gear so quick to speed limit keeping revs down.
You lucky, lucky b***Ard. As they say. Loads of small car options then.
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Old 16th October 2016, 20:22
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Plus I leave with 25mins to travel a 15 minute journey at 6am in the morning. So my engines not gasping for cool fresh air. I tend to glide and not race that time of the morning.
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Very low twenties is ideal MPG. That way you know you have the correct size engine and have just the right amount of lead weight in your right shoe.
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Depends on how long your commute is. I travel up and down the M4 nearly every day. The old Saab 93 diesel turbo could do 460 miles on a tank. Once it had to go, I've been using my wife's second car, a Toyota IQ, and it only does 260 miles on a tank. I have to fill up nearly every day - a tremendous waste of time every week.
I commuted from Malvern to Wokingham for nearly 2 years , 1 1/2 hours on a good day upto 4 hours on a bad one !

Those days are gone , thank god , now its 20 minutes each way. That consists of 10 mins on country lanes and 10 mins on the M5 , happy days ! A full tank lasts nearly 4 weeks in my A6 TDI.
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Old 17th October 2016, 09:43
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The best fuel consumption I,ve had was in a VW Golf TDi. Over 650 miles from a full tank and around 60 mpg with carefull driving. Still not as good as the new Golf GTE which they say can get around 175 mpg.
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The best fuel consumption I,ve had was in a VW Golf TDi. Over 650 miles from a full tank and around 60 mpg with carefull driving. Still not as good as the new Golf GTE which they say can get around 175 mpg.
This is VW remember. My wife used to have one of their 2.0 TDIs - it had to have 2 major fixes on warranty, then the emissions "software" recall. Together with the helpful suggestions for other expensive fixes after every service, and the normal service items that are now added as extras, enough was enough. Never again, despite having several Golf's over 30 odd years.
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Old 17th October 2016, 10:34
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Figures quoted (especially in catalogues or guy in pub) are rarely believable. Our petrol 1.4 Fiat grande Punto gives (in mixed driving) 48mpg or in the Winter 46mpg - we are both 'steady' drivers, and as I'm a cyclist I'm used to just slowing (rather than braking) and a slow speed generally
Given the inaccuracies in speed/distance measurement allowed (manufacturers are allowed 10% over, and try to get as close as poss so it gives a higher perceived mpg), we are getting between 42 and 44 mpg all year round, which I think is great. Interestingly because of the low final drive (this car is a 'city car') the economy doesn't really increase once on a Motorway, as it only does 20mph/1000 revs, so spinning away at 3500 at 70mph!
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Old 19th October 2016, 18:33
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I think once the shape is solid and set it will be easier to choose the right colour.quite like the blue that one of the mx250 builds has. Also like the pale grey found on some of the fiat 500 abarth that's out.also saw one on a GT indigo grey I think it was but can't get a can of it as the modern paint company's don't seem to have the right code to make it.
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Old 9th November 2016, 17:43
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The Alf is tucked up ready for winter. Bought a sheet with eyelets and its bin wrapped ready for the worst weather to come. Hopefully it doesn't blow off as it has bin tied to the car.
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