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  1. Matt2000

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Managed to get my hands on another ASUS Z97 PRO GAMER board after the BIOS chip unfortunately made no difference, it's used but I'm hoping the original problem was just a freak one-off issue and I won't see it again. I ended up paying less that 50p less than the price I paid for the board new in...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    Sadly random wires won't do for this one, it's me 'neat' car! Hanging wires (and no headlining with sealant stalactites) is a thing for the bobtail. :p It's all tidy and businesslike in there now, as the first picture in post #202.
  3. Matt2000

    Cancer Sucks

    As some of you have probably seen, there is a new update. I kind of wanted to leave this for Alex to post but it's unfair to talk about it without providing the link for others who might not have seen. https://alex.blog/2019/02/18/leukemia-has-won/ This seemed more appropriate here than on...
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    Swisstaly mini-Roadtrip 2019, attempt number two

    I plan to book the time off for this tomorrow, I actually bought extra holiday this year so I can do it! I'm working on two days to drive down from Calais, the German border is conveniently in the middle of the journey so I can book into a hotel there instead of having to stay in France. Ew...
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    I'll have some off - 1990 Land Rover Discovery Bobtail

    Final update of the three, more jobs are now done on Bob. Firstly, the exhaust mounting rubber has been replaced and I now have three other spares. Secondly, the headlining was removed to reveal lots of condensation. This has now dried out and I've sealed up a couple of areas where water...
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    One for the other foot? A French Impostor? - 2005 Smart Roadster Coupé

    It's been a dry and warm weekend with no salt on the roads so after getting the other jobs done I wanted to get a run in the Roadster. I didn't want to go a huge distance and wanted to stop and check out a footbridge that was being replaced over a ford I used to drive quite regularly so just...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    You're all going to hate me as I have an update for all three of my cars, I've been quite busy this weekend. :D The head unit and dash has now been reinstalled for the final time, at least until I get a reversing camera. I used cable ties on the bundles of cables to keep them together and...
  8. Matt2000

    Official WRC thread

    Congratulations to Ott and Martin for their superb victory, snaffling maximum points for the rally. Shame Ogier's weekend was ruined so early but he still fought well in the power stage.
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    Ownership Verified: My 44 -year old antique ['70 Cortina "GT"]

    That does look superb. Dare I ask what was dropping out of the back? Fuel, I assume. :p
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    You know what? It damn well is. Proof is this little screen, if any more proof is needed. I thought it was just some made up retro-futuristic KITT alternative for the cop protagonist, I didn't think they would put that much thought into it. The game is set in Poland in 2084 as the only...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    Tested on the bench while I had a chance, the auto dimming works fine here. It's using the IR sensor or another sensor behind the same plastic window, documentation only mentions an IR remote sensor :dunno:. Exposure is locked off. Also, I looked at the front bumper today with the C4 coating...
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    Official WRC thread

    It's all kicking off in Norway and Sweden, multiple cars stuck in snow banks and escaping light pods were the order of the day. Not as much snow as last year but still mode than that freak year of 2016.
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    Apparently it has a light sensor and auto-dimming, it must be in the front panel. I need to go in and set it up properly, I haven't even looked in there as I've been solely focused on the audio. It probably is Waze too that's at fault here, I've found others complaining. Thanks for encouraging...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    Tonight, it was time for a longer test-run. With 4 screws holding the dash on and the cables spilling out of the front so I had access to check the temp of the voltage divider boards (and put them out if the burst into flames) I went off to get the cheapest petrol around. It seemed like a good...
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    Swisstaly mini-Roadtrip 2019, attempt number two

    Seems more realistic for me, regardless of how good the other trip may be. I'm certainly interested, very interested. Edit: Just looking at one part of the route near Susch in Austria and I love the way they put a Sparco seat on a railway wagon, sat a bloke in it and recorded the railway...
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    [03x05] February 8, 2019 - "An Itchy Urus"

    Finally got round to watching it and that really was a great episode. Memorable, in fact; something that seems to be quite rare these days with TG or TGT. I was won over by the A110 in James' video, I know it's an old car now but relative to the original it may as well be brand new and I don't...
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    Ukraine and Romania Roadtrip 2019. Start saving up for new shocks.

    Ooh. I wonder if the Smart could make it all of the way without falling apart. It stands a better chance than the V8 I suppose... Lviv looks very pretty in the photos.
  18. Matt2000

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Thanks! I've ordered the BIOS chip since £8.50 for a potential fix is worth a try. I'll make a post on there and see if anyone has a clues and see if they have anything for sale. Just a Windows 10 machine with a bunch of disks, SMB shares and Plex running on it really. Other than having a tape...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    After looking at some pictures the X is double-din so you shouldn't have anywhere near the issues I've had with mounting. Wiring is another matter entirely. A tablet certainly seemed tempting but in this country I suspect you would still be fined for using a mobile device if you were touching...
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    Lunacy and Eternal Optimism part II - 2001 Disco 2 V8

    Thanks, I really didn't intend of putting this much work into it but I'm (mostly) proud of the result. I keep meaning to check actually, I thought that when I saw the old picture last week. I haven't noticed any difference at a glance so hopefully it's still good. I got the 15ml bottle for...
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