Richard Clements 827Si - image heavy

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Post by Phil - Nottingham » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:48 pm

Excellent but where are they?
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Post by Richard Clements » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:01 am

Phil, You're right I have edited the post accordingly, plus added a few shots that don't have my old banger in them :D
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Post by richard moss » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:52 pm

Richard Clements wrote:added a few shots that don't have my old banger in them :D
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Post by Richard Clements » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:05 am

Now on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QF8vPq4Go" target="_blank
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Re: Richard Clements 827Si - image heavy

Post by Richard Clements » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:37 pm

Took the Rover out today as it hadn’t been used for a while, I decided to take it to the Brecon Beacons, the light was failing very early but it was Snowing! Also I managed to pull off the mudflap on the front, I guess I will need to put on properly now.

Anyway the old girl looks like she has been in a mud bath.


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Also on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoXdeb3G9w" target="_blank
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Post by Richard Clements » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:00 pm

I went for a drive in the snow today and took the camera with me. All taken around the Stroud Gloucs. area.

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Post by Richard Clements » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:42 am

I felt the backbox was letting the car down especially when you see the rusty tin can in the post above, anyway I booked the car into Longlife exhausts of Berkeley just North of Bristol to have a hand made stainless steel exhaust fitted, I was to leave the car for 3 hours whilst the work was completed. The good thing about having it made to order is that you can choose the style of tail pipe and these systems don't use baffles instead they use sound deadening material so the exhaust itself is a lot freer flowing, this has the beneft of making the engine idle smoother and it als seemed to give more torque. I chose a single tailpipe for quietness and specified the largest silencers again so the exhaust was as quiet as possible, they can accomodate the boy racers but I don't fancy a headache after 10 miles on the motorway.

I had a walk around Berkeley which has a lovely castle although not open and a museum dedicated to Jenner again not open, after the 3 hours i walked back and found this lying on the floor.
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The chap who had built the system then showed me the results.
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Overall I am very happy with the result and should mean I don't need to worry again for a very long time if ever, total cost for the above £299 which i didn't think it was too bad.
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Post by lakesrally » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:52 am

Looks like a grand job and the price seems pretty good for a custom-built system too. Car is looking very well Richard.
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Re: Richard Clements 827Si - image heavy

Post by Richard Clements » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:12 am

Thanks Stewert, I have a few jobs to do to get it up together I did notice some rust starting from one of those photo's so that's a job treating that before it becomes a problem' I'm also going to treat the underside to some underseal at some point, I did plan on doing before the winter set in but it started early this year so i didn't get arouund to it.
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Re: Richard Clements 827Si - image heavy

Post by Richard Clements » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:24 pm

As i hadn't used the car properly since the end of Sept and having got the car through the MOT this week I decided to take it out for a run before there is too much road salt sprayed down. Anyway I travelled out through Hereford and into Mid-Wales, I love this part of the world and if you stay away from the tourist traps it's very beautiful and not too busy. I ended up in the Elan valley and took a few photo's of both the car and the views although there was a very heavy shower taking place when I arrived but was soon blown away by the brisk winds.

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I went around to the other end of the lake and spotted this lovely waterfall right on the side of the road,took a fair few shots but kept the car in this one.

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