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Old 04-03-2008   #1
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I thought I might as well get this thread started as the project will begin in the next few months.

In the mean time, I wanted to mark a slightly spooky coincidence.


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A little bit of news for you. Becs is 17 weeks pregnant and will be giving birth in Aug. Its all change in the Evans house hold.

Spooky thing is my wife Laura is exactly that pregnant too! To the week. We are due on Aug 13th. Fancy a race?
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There must have been a full moon

Congratulations Matt & Laura....
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Congratulations Matt! It is spooky (have you read the midwich cuckoos! lol!)
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Good luck m8 The race is on.
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Congratulations to you too Matt!! I can only assume that there must have been a week of bad weather and crap telly 18 weeks ago!!
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Congratulations! Also to Doc and Becs

Anyone else owning up!?
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I have put a bit of weight on since being made redundant but I think that's down to beer and a lack of attendance at the gym, at least that's what I hope!!
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Thanks all for the kind words and best wishes. We are over the moon. Were some initial worries that the B might have to go, but thanks mainly to seeing you lot at the Nottingham meet Laura realised Barchettas are
a) Classic cars
b) Driven by nice people

So cheers for that

On to the list of fixes and mods I have in mind for the car.

In (very roughly) the order I intend to get them done.

1) Fit fascia panel for the stereo - starting small
2) Fit replacement hardtop clip
3) Strut brace from http://www.strutbracer.co.uk/
4) Cam Belt change, variator replacement and full service
5) NGK Iridium Spark Plugs from http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FIAT-BARCHETTA-1-8-16v-NGK-IRIDIUM-IX-SPARK-PLUGS-x4_W0QQitemZ260004577079QQihZ016QQcategoryZ10382QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
6) Green Cotton Induction Kit or K&N replacement sports filter. Not sure about this, see my post on the barchetta as a beast thread.
7) Get the Tracking checked out
8) New discs and pads - these may just end up standard items, I was so impressed with the brakes on the B I thought I had ABS - and I don't
9) Repair the crack in the rear bumper
10) Custom made stainless Cat Back exhaust - I'm aiming for a hard high pitched note.

This could take some time. I will post photos of all the work as it gradually gets done.

Cheers

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Congratulation to you both.

Good decision keeping the B, Like the Bump that Laura now has, your mods list also will get bigger
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Congratulations mate to both of you.
Yeah keep the B and keep playing with it

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CONGRATULATIONS! to both partys.
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Congratulations to both. How the OCD Doc is going to cope with baby puke in the Barchetta is beyond me
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Garage is a baby free zone!!
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Not for long. For the first year you should be OK. Then Ride on toys, prams, play houses and the like creep in.
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!! NEVER !!
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