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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:41 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
MD is definitely good at something, but that something is still being researched by the best scientists out there. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:36 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
OK all you villains, a little bit of respectability please.Time out on the insults.

Breaking hips has to be one hell of a painful experience and I am sure I speak for all the guys here Jim to wish her a full recovery and good pain management in the interim. I know how close European families are and such things impact on everybody's lives..

Best wishes mate.

MD



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:35 am
VerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:10 amPosts: 1687Location: Athens,Greece
Thanks MD. She lives upstairs from me and my trips there have greatly increased since yesterday, as well as keeping her company. They fixed her with metal inserts, nails etc. Should be able to walk on her own in a few weeks. Best thing is the operation took place at the Air Force hospital (Dad was a General) and there was no question about bribing anyone for anything... as (unfortunately) is the case in most places in Greece... We have actually moved a few places up in the World corruption list I hear! :evil:

Jim K.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:50 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
Sorry to hear that JK. All the best to your family.

Here's a quick update on my 3.2.

8/8/16 On a trolley in the corner of the garage

6/14/17 On a trolley in the corner of the garage

But things will change!

Promise!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:35 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:16 amPosts: 621Location: Lac Brome Quebec - Canada
Jim I'm sure your mom is lucky to have you around, I suspect that you're probably "the kind of guy" to have around at moments like that.Hopefully your mother is a tough old bird and kicks some ass to pull her nose up.
Good luck !



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:27 pm
VerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:10 amPosts: 1687Location: Athens,Greece
Thanks guys, things and people are bound to get better :) ...We sure hijacked the hell out of this thread with all this! The floor is now Kevin's after a due apology! :oops:
I'm calling the dyno guys again today for a remap re-schedule.

Jim K.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:13 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 148
Hey Jim , no such thing as a floor in these circumstances but I have noticed something special about Alfistis is they tend to be far more caring to their family . Maybe it comes from the decades of patience of looking after the first to second gear change with one eye on the oil pressure in the morning :lol:

So MD is it toe in or toe out on your track taxi ?( no not your holy race crocs ) Was watching your video again and your input through the twisters is very minimal . Maybe because you don't have a v6 lump in front but I bet that supercharger is is more than 30kg ! Share the secrets :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:51 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 148
I took the track car for a trip through Surrey Hills which started with a short stint on the Motor way . I was doing about 75mph through bend when my tyre came off . So I figured I'm a bad enough driver not to notice it was flat and good enough to keep the car in the general forward direction cutting across lanes and get into a safe position .
I've had flat before on my road GTV and you notice immediately but with a proper roll cage and rock hard track set up its not as noticeable .
I'm still not sure what went wrong as there are no puncture holes , spikes etc and I checked pressures about 20mins before .
Bottom line is I did a good job :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
How old are these tires Kev? Maybe an age thing as well.

Glad you are ok. Maybe now is the time to install an aftermarket TPMS?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:31 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:44 pmPosts: 190Location: Perth, Western Australia
Hey Kev,
Glad you are ok. The same thing happened to the Continental tyres that I had on my 156 GTA. Admittedly , they were about 8 or 9 years old and still full of thread. The sidewalls went as well...... :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:34 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Yo Kevin, Mate you obviously are not using the tyres of today...gotta be half your problem. :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:20 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
But with those tires you cannot put on those cool tire decals
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:52 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 148
Tyres are brand new only done 200 miles on them . No drifting , doughnuts etc either :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:56 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
Well then, I hate to state the obvious, but you have a jealous Greek neighbor. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:31 pm
VerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:10 amPosts: 1687Location: Athens,Greece
Naaah, that's dangerous stuff! If I was going to ruin his day, I'd pour jello powder in his expansion tank when cold and watch him pull the engine out the next day, after having driven the car! :twisted:

Jim K.


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