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Re: Project upgrade dory

Quote Originally Posted by Mrcento
Looks great
Have you driven it yet? hows the ride on the bags compared to springs?
Yeah drive is solid as hard as coilovers but handles way better than them it's honestly like a train I'm hitting corners harder and faster than I thought I could mostly 3 and 4 gear now into corners instead of 3 and 2 just the management keeping the car as flat as possible its insane really never thought it would drive like it does tbh
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I'll just leave these pictures here



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New side skirts covered in carbon fibre

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Few pictures of test fitting of the side skirts

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There will be a few more as kirstyn took some great pictures today for a job interview so going too post them haha
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It's such a small thing but it really adds to the look of the car
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Quote Originally Posted by Harper
It's such a small thing but it really adds to the look of the car
It really does the carbon on it too just sets it off from the blue and looks great
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Hi all

Dory may be dead

Rip dory 2009 - 2015

The end
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Oh crap! What happened? And more importantly are you and Kirstyn ok?
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All is fine with me and kirstyn dory is stunning still on the outside but her heart is broken

Went through a rather large puddle last night after work she made it about half way through then she stalled engine was dead so phoned recovery asked for them to come pick us up they said 3am ok fine just wanna get home but oh wait they want £98.40 as going through a puddle isn't covered on my recovery. 2am get a phone call sorry we cannot get you weather is too bad sorry your on your own **** you Mr recovery so phoned the police who got a recovery truck out in 40 min he loaded the car and I asked him to dump it at the house as I'm going to sort it yes sir can I have £180 for this service yes ok whatever get me kirstyn and the car home pronto got me home at this point 4am fine went to bed got up at 9 and began removing the spark plugs charging the battery removing water etc etc let her sit till now sparks back in turn over and she started but then the rattling began heavy horrible rattling **** so onto eBay found a 17,756 mile engine ready to rock for £325.40 perfect went too order shut on a Saturday afternoon so I managed to reserve it in the morning so ordering on Monday hopefully have her fitted by Thursday Friday back and running in no time.

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Oh dear, not good at all. However new heart transplant and it'll be fine.

That's also why I take all large puddles carefully and there's a fair few on the roads to my work including one that's more like a loch and has to be drained regularly by the council. It fills the entire road and the only way through it is incredibly slowly unless you're a 4x4 or tractor
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Not good....

On a side note, i could have done recovery
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Not good....

On a side note, i could have done recovery
From where I was to Aberdeen is 3 hours not only that I was sat in the middle of the road so not happening also don't have your number lol but thanks for the offer
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**** man, not good. Hopefully all sorted pronto tho
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New engine ordered and a **** load of service parts including a new clutch have being ordered between £400-£500 including the engine for everything which isn't bad I have managed to secure space in a large shed of my mates for doing the engine swap with him.

On another note the old engine is going to be repaired and possibly turned into a rally engine I may be getting an old shell and making a rally Grande all be it slow but full of torque more info on that later though

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Update on the engine old one out new one in and all running fine was swapped in 9.5 hours with lots of swearing and shouting but glad too see her back together.

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Another update is the pictures kirstyn took before my engine went kaboom makes the car look freaking awesome :laugh:
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