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Old 15-08-2015   #1
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Stop Press!! Barchetta wins award at car show

Hi all. I went to Maxey Classic & Thoroughbred Car Show near Peterborough today and guess what, I won Best Modern Classic! There was about 270 cars on show of various categories. About 2pm this guy with a clipboard comes up and says that my car has won an award. I was chuffed to bits! At 3pm the winners did the drive through, chat and plaque giving just like at those car shows. All those hours of TLC have paid off and a bit of recognition for our favourite motors!
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Awesome! Well done, you must be over the moon. She looks absolutely lovely, so I'm not suprised you won. I bet it makes all that arm-breaking work polishing her worthwhile.
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Congratulations, well done, looks like the weather was kind to you also.
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Thanks for congratulations. Weather was perfect. Yesterdays rain was enough to dampen the entrance road but not enough to make it muddy. Nothing pi%@es me off more than getting car covered in abrasive dust or mud!
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Congratulations! Great result!


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Great stuff.....

Today Peterborough.....Next stop ,Salon Prive or Concours of Elegance.
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Congratulations - your car looks really good - but I have to ask, why mount the luggage rack that way round?
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Congratulations - your car looks really good - but I have to ask, why mount the luggage rack that way round?
I'd assume it doesn't fit the other way round as the bootlid isn't square sided.
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The luggage rack was mounted that way when I bought the car. With the raised bar at the back, suitcases would not tend to slide off. It could be mounted the other way round I assume for long things like skis.
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Congratulations !! That is the prize for your hard work.
Now I see the hard work I have to do with my yellow B.
By the way, my luggage rack was mounted by the previous owner the other way and on the instructions I read that is the correct way. The elevated part is to avoid the luggage to fly towards your neck in case of an accident.
Here is another one: http://www.carluggagerack.co.uk/fiat...gage_racks.htm
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"The elevated part is to avoid the luggage to fly towards your neck in case of an accident."
Good point, Juan. Hadn't thought of that. I'm not too bothered though because I rarely use the rack.
Liked your photos. Bit extreme taking pics of the inside of your engine!
Here's another shiney pic for you.
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PS. Is your exhaust low? The tail trim sits much lower than mine
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Hi Davefridge,
it is true, my B's exhaust looks low, but everything is well fixed. Probably something was not mounted perfect when the previous owner changed the exhaust.
The pictures of the inside of the motor were taken when I changed the joint of the valve cover.
here is a picture of the boot rack instructions: http://www.barchetta-lexikon.de/bigpics/g007_006.jpg
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Will you people PLEASE STOP polishing... it's getting embarrasing. I know where the polish is in the garage, I know where the cloths are, I know when they last met up - when Queen Victoria were a lad I believe - but really



ps. I must admit they do look good though, it's just, if only they were blue.
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Here here with the polishing. Enough already! i'm thinking of going to Knebworth on the August bank holiday, but I know it will require hours of buffing and polishing lest I get scorned for the general all-round neglected state of my B! Problem is, whenever I get the polishing stuff out, I think "I'll just have a little drive first", and two hours later...
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