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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:35 pm

Nice pic Fred


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:16 pm

DARK STAR wrote:Nice pic Fred
Thanks Chris ! I will convey the message to my colleague ... he's got all the credits on this one :wink:
Fred


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:05 pm

See what he thinks of these ...
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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:07 pm

Or these ...
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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:12 pm

Ah ah ... I knew you could not resist :lol:
My friend actually played with his Photo App on his phone doing similar things with this photo, I am sure he will like those :mrgreen:
Thanks !
Fred
PS. I really like the poster version ... very 70-ish 8)


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:49 pm

Hello Chris,
My friend liked your interpretations of the Flying Sub ... here's his answer ... a Bad Boy version :lol:
Fred

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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Ah yes, very nasty!


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:07 pm

Two weeks ago the Flying Sub went to her first Controle Technique - i.e french MOT - which is required in order to put it under my name ...
Rather than going to the local MOT center, I preferred to go to the one which is taking care of the Caterhams next to my Caterham dealer. They are used to see Cats as well as classic cars, which certainly helps when some points are raised :roll:

Anyway, I was the only customer at 02pm on Saturday and I thought that maybe the mechanic would want to get back home early :lol:
Too bad ... I ran into the owner of the MOT center, who happens to be a plane mechanic ... who moved into cars when he retired from the Air Force 8) He had never seen a Scimitar before, and by the look of it he was definitely not in a hurry to go back home :?
As a matter of fact it appears that he was enthusiastic about the car :mrgreen:

He allowed me to follow all the steps, get under the car and take pictures if I wished ... and he kept explaining me all the differences between checking a modern car and a classic one - differences in tolerances, etc. -
After 2 full hours of testing and filling out papers, the conclusion was: the car passes without any advisory, all green :shock:
The only points mentionned on the report were:
a/ superficial corrosion on the chassis, which should be taken care with a good brushing and waxoiling
b/ default in etancheity under the engine & gearbox - as Chris told me, nothing to worry ... it would not be a Scimitar if there were no oil leak :lol: -

The car is now good to go until January 2020 :P (thanks to its 'collection status', MOT is every 5 years !)

Here are a couple of pics, which give a better view of the front scoop !

I am glad that I drove 2x100 miles to go to this MOT center, it was worth it ... plus a pleasant drive on a beautiful day !

Cheers,
Fred

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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:19 am

Last week-end was the second noggin of the year at Vincennes ...
I will put some thumbnails in the thread viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27225
Here just a few pics of the Flying Sub which was on duty on the occasion :wink:
She'll deserve a good wash now :oops:
Cheers,
Fred

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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sun May 24, 2015 7:21 pm

It has been a long time, but as a matter of fact the Flying Sub / Custard has been resting at the office
until last Friday ... nothing wrong with the car itself, but issues with the french authorities to get the carte grise :evil:
Still waiting now, which means that I am not allowed to drive her about (similar to SORN) :roll:

Nevertheless she was granted a day out last Friday - never mind the risk - for a road test and photo shooting session
with journalists of a french magazine 8)

The road test took about 1 hour and half/2 hours ... and she passed successfully, I mean the guy testing the car
was enthusiastic with its engine perfs and handling on the road :D
The static shooting session took place on a small airport, and this was by far the longest part - 4 hours - :shock:

Without disclosing too much about the contents of the article, here are a few pics of my own ... I cannot wait
to see the pics of a professional :mrgreen:

Will let you know when the magazine will be out ...

Cheers,
Fred

PS. Chris, I'll send you all my pics tomorrow from the office :wink:

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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Sun May 24, 2015 7:31 pm

Great stuff Fred - well worth the risk!
Look forward to seeing the article.


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by Scimher » Sun May 24, 2015 10:51 pm

...Exciting stuff, Fred.....& great pictures!



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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:09 pm

Hurray :D

The Flying Sub eventually received its carte grise (read french V5) today !
It took nearly 5 months fighting with the french administration - it could be a record ? - but I can now safely drive it without
the fear of crossing police patrols :lol:
She'll be on duty tonight ... her first steps as my long awaited classic daily driver :mrgreen:

Cheers, Fred


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:06 pm

Ouf! bet that's a relief.
Enjoy your daily driving, I am delighted with GTC Vert Soleil now most of the problems are sorted.


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:53 pm

Well done Fred! :D


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