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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    would be queue waiting to help her in and out
    Lol... Aye, you'd be at the front with your camera phone fixed onto a selfie stick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Aye, you'd be at the front with your camera phone fixed onto a selfie stick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Well, that's good news you're job's not been affected, and also your own car's no longer getting hammered!

    When you're off or on holiday then, take it for a nice run, as it's the ideal car for touring and driving long distances. Have you ever taken a car abroad? I love it, touring France, Italy, Germany, etc.

    Test it out on the Autobahn, in the areas where there are no speed limits - great fun, especially when you're doing 150mph in the 'fast lane', and a 911 is up your arse, tooting you to shift!!

    Marco.
    Only for work, went to Belgium in a hire car, got the ferry from Hull. Never been on the autobahn, wouldn’t mind giving it a go though.

    Had a nice V8 Jeep years ago on holiday in Florida, that made a nice noise. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Only for work, went to Belgium in a hire car, got the ferry from Hull. Never been on the autobahn, wouldn’t mind giving it a go though.

    Had a nice V8 Jeep years ago on holiday in Florida, that made a nice noise. :-)
    After a few miles at high speed on the Autobahn, the sensation of speed would be quickly fading, and then it's just a case of seeing how big a number you can get on the speedo (for bragging rights). Followed by some concern about how quickly the fuel gauge is moving.

    For serious fun, the Nurburgring would be the place to go. That has to be a 'must' for any visiting petrol head Marco, you should give it a shot next time you're driving over there, it wouldn't be much out of your way. And then report back with a review of the new tyres, and whether they helped you beat Sabine Schmidt's Transit van lap time

    I'd have a go, but I don't have the nerve for it any more
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    After a few miles at high speed on the Autobahn, the sensation of speed would be quickly fading, and then it's just a case of seeing how big a number you can get on the speedo (for bragging rights). Followed by some concern about how quickly the fuel gauge is moving.
    Lol... The latter is of no real concern, especially with a big diesel. If I were driving a C63AMG, then different ball game

    I gave up at just shy of 160mph, as I had 3 passengers in the car [yes, I know, but apart from Del, they were diehard 'petrolheads', one a seasoned biker], and so didn't want to tempt fate with a blowout or something, but there was still a little more to come. The wind resistance at that speed is considerable.

    For serious fun, the Nurburgring would be the place to go. That has to be a 'must' for any visiting petrol head Marco, you should give it a shot next time you're driving over there, it wouldn't be much out of your way. And then report back with a review of the new tyres, and whether they helped you beat Sabine Schmidt's Transit van lap time
    Hahaha. no chance - she's a pure animal, and my favourite racing driver!

    I'd give it a good go, though... But yes, I fully intend to try the Brabster on a track before I sell it on, and Nürburgring would certainly be fun. Del's relatives live in and around Cologne, so wonder how far away it is from there?

    [Just checked and it's only 101.5km]....

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    The fastest I've ever driven was 105mph. It was very late at night on a motorway which I had to myself.

    I only did it to see what it was like: didn't do it for too long as I felt both the car and myself would be more comfortable at a lower speed. That said I often drive at 90 - 95 on a motorway if conditions permit, though I find 85mph is the natural speed for me, again conditions permitting.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The fastest I've ever driven was 105mph. It was very late at night on a motorway which I had to myself.
    Lol - was that in your rusty old Rover? If so, it's a wonder it didn't blow up! Have you tried your new Audi out yet? That'll do a ton, easily

    It depends on the car you're driving, In the Brabster, I can reach a ton without even trying, and pretty quickly/effortlessly, but most importantly safely - as it has the brakes, tyres, suspension and everything else, to handle high speeds with ease. If it were legal, and the road conditions were right, the car could cruise at a ton all day long, and you wouldn't even know.

    That would be the same really with any decent 3-litre+ engine car. That's why I like driving cars with big engines, as everything feels so effortless, but which are sadly being phased out.

    I only did it to see what it was like: didn't do it for too long as I felt both the car and myself would be more comfortable at a lower speed. That said I often drive at 90 - 95 on a motorway if conditions permit, though I find 85mph is the natural speed for me, again conditions permitting.
    Lol, just watch.. You *might* get away with 85mph, if any traffic police monitoring you are in a lenient mood, but you'll defo get pulled doing 90 or 95!

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

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    I noticed a very decent depth of shine on the latest Brabster pics Marco, which car wax are you using?
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    Cheers, Jim. That was just good old-fashioned Turtle Wax [and LOTS of elbow grease!] after a pre-wash with a specialised shampoo... You likey?

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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - was that in your rusty old Rover? If so, it's a wonder it didn't blow up! Have you tried your new Audi out yet? That'll do a ton, easily

    Marco.
    I think the engine was doing 5,000 rpm, well below the maximum 'red' section on the dial.

    On most motorways unless you drive at 80 -85mph, you won't get far as everyone else is driving at that speed. Might not be legal, but it's a fact.
    Barry

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