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    Golf on ITB's. How easy is this???? HOw long before it ran right? And its only changing one throttle body for a bank of other throttle bodies. 2 years of frustration? Ish?
    Those ITBs ran perfectly in my car for many years...
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    Eek... I remembered the welding on the Manta was dodgy. I had forgotton just how shit someone thought was acceptably finished and roadworthy. And worth being paid 100 euro and a Mig set...

    .... so although BoM have taken 4 years or so to date. It remains far far better thought through, and exponentially better executed than the collective efforts of every designer at BL.

    In my own struggle against Christine the M3. I have a cunning plan :-) Instead of using machinists (that don't) to make simple wossnames from our rural backwater devoid of any machines. Pieces of metal are being cut in Istanbul. There is a deal involved - seconds off VLN times for pieces of stuff for projects. Please let this work. I am bored of asking germans to do anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmudge View Post
    Those ITBs ran perfectly in my car for many years...
    Yes, but then Dave did something/and or something failed and it took a very long time to deduce the problem and get it fixed. I seem to recall this involved sending quite a lot of time and money getting help from experts who took quite a long time (several visits) and money to fix. Lots of complicated solutions were proposed. Then a new TPS was fitted, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy C View Post
    Eek... I remembered the welding on the Manta was dodgy. I had forgotton just how shit someone thought was acceptably finished and roadworthy. And worth being paid 100 euro and a Mig set...

    .... so although BoM have taken 4 years or so to date. It remains far far better thought through, and exponentially better executed than the collective efforts of every designer at BL.

    In my own struggle against Christine the M3. I have a cunning plan :-) Instead of using machinists (that don't) to make simple wossnames from our rural backwater devoid of any machines. Pieces of metal are being cut in Istanbul. There is a deal involved - seconds off VLN times for pieces of stuff for projects. Please let this work. I am bored of asking germans to do anything.
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    I agree it's being drawn out now and seems to have project creep... don't they all though with time

    Something to remember is that these guys run a garage (quite local to me) and all of the attention via YT is helping promote their business.
    Why would they rush to end it
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    I see it more as seizing the opportunity to get everything exactly right before sending if off for paint.
    If I were building* my dream W201, that's probably how it would go.






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    Well, that was disappointing.

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    I actually enjoyed that one, so much so its sparked an interest. I stopped watching after Episode 12 hundred and something.

    I might actually go back and catch up, you tube casting to the TV is a gift
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    Car electrics always scared the crap out of me. They look a lot less intimidating out of the car though, planning a loom like that on the bench must be far more enjoyable than fixing stuff in situ.
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    ^^ me too

    The fact that episodes only appear once in a blue moon adds to the appeal for me. And I enjoy electrickery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    Well, that was disappointing.
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmer View Post
    Why?
    I`m struggling to see why myself. It got to the end and I was a bit `meh` about it all.

    I find little things frustrating and others fantastic. How big does the battery plate with the studs need to be? It`s bloody huge for what it is. Why no grommet where the cable passes through the chassis leg. I know they are removing it for painting, but some people will watch and not realise that.

    Other stuff, like testing the whole loom before putting it in the car and thinning it with the proper tool is great and absolutely the best way to do it.


    This is a great showcase for them and I gather they`ve had a lot of work on the back of it and only get weekends to work on this. So perhaps the amount of faffing about they seem to do in some episodes is partly to keep the project ticking along at a nice steady pace.

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    Plus the fact they're getting $6500 per episode in Patreon donations..... (according to a thread on PH)

    About a million people moaned in the comments about the lack of a grommet

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVK View Post
    Plus the fact they're getting $6500 per episode in Patreon donations..... (according to a thread on PH)

    About a million people moaned in the comments about the lack of a grommet
    wow


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    wow

    That's right a million people

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    Isn't Patreon a monthly thing? So it's beneficial for them to keep it going for as long as they can if they get that sort of money from it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jamie- View Post
    Isn't Patreon a monthly thing? So it's beneficial for them to keep it going for as long as they can if they get that sort of money from it...
    Depends. They're doing it per video. Others is a monthly thing. I guess if you're chucking out regular content then asking folk to pay per month makes it a little more desirable, but if your content is fleeting then per video makes more sense.

    I watched the previous episode, was alright to have on in the background. I have little interest in the project really, but glad they're still plugging away at it. Really not sure what sparked so much interest?

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