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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1039 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2010 :  18:37:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anybody??



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UMU

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2010 :  21:20:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ok here goes - sorry that most are of my car, but what was i suppost to do??!!
Also was bril to meet Rapierdave































http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/mbowden520/NEC%202010/DSCF1833.jpg



























Also i saw TopGear Live - it was BRIL


And some how found the time to go to a footy match (Stoke vs Liverpool) was a goodn


Hope you enjoyed these, cheers



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ianh120

United Kingdom
51 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2010 :  22:57:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great pictures sorry i missed it
season ticket holder at stoke cracking game again
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Rapierdave

United Kingdom
159 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2010 :  23:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was nice to meet you Martin, hope to catch up with you in 2011.

Your Rapier looks good, even my 22 year old son is starting to think fastback Rapiers look cool.

Great pics of the show.

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1039 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  19:25:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Car looks superb, hopefully I can be there next year.

No, scrub that, I WILL be there next year, or else!

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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  19:46:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I enjoyed the photo's thanks.
Your fastback is the right colour and it looks mean and low , and the mags are spot on.
I never used to really like fastbacks but the more I see them , the more I like.
Cheersd
Jan.
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UMU

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2010 :  21:06:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys im really chuffed you enjoyed the pics and like my car, thanks.

Im amazed what a response it has had, all weekend people have been loving it, i even had one guy try to buy it.
There are still a few things id like to sort out, before im totally happy, but i guess thats one of the things with owning such an old beast.

Next year i intend to be on the stand again, however this time id like to have more input and hopefully see if we can increase the size of it to allow more fastback on it.

Hope to see you guys in the near future, let me know if theres any events in the somerset area, soon
cheers


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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 20 Nov 2010 :  09:31:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some great pictures there thanks for posting them. If i'd realised it was on a little sooner I would have been there with my H120.
Regards

David McKenna
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UMU

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 20 Nov 2010 :  17:40:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats a shame. Maybe next year.
It really is a rewarding show with so many people stopping and wanting a chat about the cars

ill keep u posted about next year, where abouts in the country are you, are there any pics of your car around

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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2010 :  09:25:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I live in N'yorks, there are pictures in your cars and you have left a comment under"top of the world"
Regards etc

David McKenna
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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2010 :  11:11:11  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great pictures UMU and your car looks superb. I love the low and wide look - how much did you lower the suspension and what size are those wheels and tyres?
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UMU

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2010 :  17:32:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hia - its Martin, just so you know.

Im pleased you like it - i have to admit that when i bought the car it had already been lowered, but from what i can see its had coil overs fitted front and rear as well as blocks to the rear and has been lowered by around 2-3" to the front and 4-6" to the rear.
Be aware though that without air suspension which mine doesnt have, you cant take people in the back without the wheels rubbing, but for me thats a small price to pay.

The wheels are only 15"s, with low profile tyres, but fit the arches well

cheers
happy motoring

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UMU

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2010 :  17:47:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
infact just thought, check out this pic, showing the difference in stance mine has to a standard one







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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2010 :  20:36:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, the way your car stands.

About you don't being able to take to much passenger...
My grand dad's fastback had that problem to, the wheels where already in the arches without any passengers and when you had a passenger in the back you had to mind the speed bumps
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We fitted stiffer leafsprings (might needed an extra leaf, but can't remember anymore) and it raised the car about 7 or 8 cm don't know how much that is in inch, I think about 2 to 3 inches. But the car doesn't have any lowering blocks sow if you do that with your car it might help...
I can't promise anything thow!

I like a car thath looks normal but can really knock you off your socks!
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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 22 Nov 2010 :  20:44:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Praise the lowered!!

Building the '2nd series' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 22 Nov 2010 :  22:52:33  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I second that - lowering mine 1 inch (25mm) by fitting uprated springs on the front and lowering blocks at the back was the best thing I ever did.
Improved the cornering and stopped the wind blowing me about on the motorway!
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