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    Ukraine and Romania Roadtrip 2019. Start saving up for new shocks.

    Dates: July 27th - August 8th Route: Lviv - western side of Ukraine - Carpathian mountains - Transfăgărășan, Transalpina - Budapest - Victoria Station The map is the first draft, just a few waypoints, not the final route. Day 1 - Start in Lviv (my hometown, woop!) spend the first day there...
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    Where we are going, there might not be roads... '99 Fiat Panda 4x4

    This started when public floated the idea of buying a car for the Balkan roadtrip in Slovenia. He wanted a Yugo initially, but then considered at least 50 different cars, including a classic Fiat Panda. I've been slowly processing this information, until I decided that I want must have a Panda...
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    FGCOTY 2017 - Results!

    Nominations: https://forums.finalgear.com/forum/a...17-nominations Voting: https://forums.finalgear.com/forum/a...-voting-thread The people have spoken! 33 ballots were cast, and the race was close. There's some consensus in votes, but certainly not unanimity. Every car except three had at...
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    FGCOTY 2017 - Voting thread!

    Nominations thread for reference: https://forums.finalgear.com/forum/a...17-nominations This is the voting announcement thread, and here is how it's gonna work. This will be a ranked voting. I don't want to have just two cars at the top, with everyone else ending up without votes. I will assign...
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    FinalGear Car Of The Year 2017 - Nominations

    Yes, one of these again! :mrgreen: It has been a while since the last vote, and this time it's a new format. Two rules: 1. Car was acquired by an FG member in 2017 - Changing owners within FG is allowed. - Got the car in 2012, but it wasn't running until last year? Disqualified. - Placed an...
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    [24x04] March 26th, 2017 - Chiron vs everything

    Well, I'll be damned, the boys made Top Gear great again! Thoroughly enjoyed this one again, fourth good episode in a row. If you think differently, feel free to rant into the box below. Vote, like, subscribe etc...
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    Ownership Verified: Four more litres of displacement ('92 LS400)

    My new daily driver. Shortly, this is the very car we considered for FG Roadtrip 16 with public and Lastsoul. This car belonged to friends of Dave and Arron (who might be joining the forum soon, perhaps?). They got it themselves just for roadtripping to Le Mans and alps last year. We preferred...
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    Ownership Verified: I bought two more wheels (Kawasaki ER-5)

    ...this brings my average down to approximately 3.333 wheels/vehicle. Yes, this is my first ever bike :D It's a 500cc, 50hp, carbed parallel twin. It's completely stock, has done 35k (since 1999!) and generally looks like a clean and simple learner's bike. There was a small matter of not...
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    Help with processing colour film negative

    I've made an adapter for my DSLR lens, which I use to take photos of the film negatives. Black and white is no problem at all, I can do it all in lightroom. Invert tone curve, adjust levels and it's pretty much there. The colour negative, however, is giving me problems. The film itself has a...
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    Ultimate FinalGear Ringmeet (and Roadtrip) threads guide

    RINGMEETS 2007 May 20th Planning: FINALGEAR MEET at the Nürburgring (May 20th) Photos: FINALGEAR.COM Ring Meet Pics [56k you better stay where you are!] Shortly: Just one day, no camping, group-photo with Sabine! Participants: (10) Adunaphel, Alok, D-Fence, Flamingice, Ford Prefect, Ford's...
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    Megasquirt (and EFI in general)

    I posted this in "Jag Series III megasquirt" thread yesterday, but now I think this deserves a separate thread. We're in the process of planning a K-jet to EFI conversion for friend's Ford V6 (Cologne, 2.8). Spectre's thread has a lot of info, but there are a few things I can't figure out yet...
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    Rick and Morty

    It's a new animated series about an crazy, alcoholic, genius scientist and his teenage grandson. Just found out about it today and watched a few eps - it really clicked for me, loving it so far. Imdb seems to agree, 8.9/10 currently. Don't know how to characterize it, since it's quite offbeat...
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    Weekend project: smartified my TV with a Raspberry Pi

    Inspired by: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/23/raspberry-pi-hack-creates-smart-tv-from-a-not-so-bright-set/, just without all the fancy 3D printing :P What I had: 1 dumb LCD TV, unable even to show media from USB. 1 Raspberry Pi model B (256mb), collecting dust for 1.5 years now. What I...
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    Ownership Verified: I've upgraded my 5er

    Oh yes. E28 > E34, I'm totally convinced now :D As people on IRC and those who visited my E34 thread are painfully aware of, I've been long thinking about replacing the 520i. Since last September or so. I went from wanting an E28 to wanting an W126, to W126 but only with V8, to C126, which I...
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    Ringmeet 2011 extended. Mission: to Modena by Monday

    So here's my version of the photoreport. From second pic forward thumbnails are clickable. As you know, me and DaBoom had plans on touring around the south Germany, Alps and Italy after the ringmeet. I guess the original idea was to have a somewhat larger group, but for various reasons we...
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    Ownership Verified: We can rebuild it... we have the technology (7 - take two)

    This thread has started as a re-build thread, and continues as a car blog. Initially the first post was a rant about my fight with insurance, but I don't want that here any more. Instead here's a brief history of my ownership of this car. 2009 Day 1: Day 11: Yup, that happened. The next...
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    Ah, finally a car that runs...

    2 months... TWO BLOODY MONTHS! That's how much I had to endure the horror that is Finnish railways. One would think that snow is nothing special in Finland? But apparently it's a reason enough to cancel half of the trains and route every other one 25mins behind the schedule. Or just stop the...
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    Top Gear Russia [01x09] - subtitling thread

    TGR is back, so we go back to business. You can get the episode here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HGG7IC3R I haven't watched it yet, and I'll post segments list later. Anyone willing to translate, please reply.
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    [01x08] April 19th, 2009

    Subtitled: http://www.mininova.org/tor/2742207
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    [01x07] April 12th, 2009

    Oskar Kuchera drives an Audi R8 in the snow. A test of inefficiency in the race to Suzdal on 3 SUV's. A star in the reasonably priced car is actress Elena Zakharova. Get subtitled version > here <. It took us a while to translate it, sorry ;) Next ep will be the last one until autumn, I hope...
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