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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy C View Post


    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?
    "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal". Henry Ford.

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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.
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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.






    *well, paying Singer Vehicle Design to build what with me having no technical or fabrication skills whatsoever
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