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CharlieCroker last won the day on August 8 2015

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    1977 Elite S1, Owned a 1979 Esprit S2.
  • Modifications
    "Pretty car"
  • Location
    On the way back from Turin

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  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying the car, exactly what it was built for. Weird cos I came on to post an old video I dug up, and I saw your photo. I'll post it soon enough, will get you motivated for summer, probably one of the best videos I have of it. Gleaming in the sunshine, looks like it fell out of guardians of the galaxy or battle star galactica. At a time when I was in total control of everything, bossing the car, every nut and bolt, every assembly all electrical every detail in place. All the best, Charlie 😉
  2. Nice, but you need to get some TFR on the white bands, I used to do it every 2/3 weeks 😉
  3. A new chapter in the life of this amazing car, glad to see it go to a good home, enjoy it, it's awesome. Me? I'm planning another job, just out side Turin, same ingredients, different field. All the best, Charlie ;-)
  4. Quick update gents. So the panther has been in early hibernation, resting for the last couple of months waiting for a day to get back out on the prowl. That day came yesterday due to it's MOT, which it passed, and as such one simply had to give it a blast around the lanes to shake off any cobwebs. The car amazes me every time, I'm either a brilliant mechanic or a lucky barsted cos' this car just performs on every level. Gear box, tick. Steering, tick. Brakes, tick. Engine, tick. Electrics, tick. Comfort, tick. Just an amazing car, it's precise, responsive and looks as sharp as a razor. See for yourself, few pictures on the way back.
  5. Embrace the noise, I try to do ot as much as I can on down shift, I love that burble, bring it on!
  6. Haha, I dunno wtf they are, they just keep popping up, the more you take them out the more they come back! I'm killing weeds... I'm still killing weeds!
  7. Here you go chaps, some more photos for your veiwing pleasure. Just did another awesome run punching through the gears, blasting around the curves, drop it down one no two gears and woosh away we go into warp drive. Don't know if anyone else gets the low down torque that I get, but it just pulls and pulls, bang into 3rd, around the bend 4th and ibto overdrive, awesome! If this car is sold on, I will happily take any serious buyer around the lanes, it really does live up to its name, a real live panther on the hunt... Oh and it shines like a diamond in a goats ass!
  8. Panther weather, beast is back out prowling... Photos later ;-)
  9. The trim is a major ball ache, clips are either missing or don't hold. So the only option is to bond it in. This in turn causes problems cos if your screen is damaged you'll need to get it back off and it's almost impossible to remove it without more damage to the trim. I ruined my top piece getting it back off. There's no easy solution, bonding will need sone sort of methhod to hold it down as it tends to spring in places, holding it down with weight or tension will scratch or dent it, ask me how I know?! From experience I would tape the pieces to protect them from scratching, use just enough weight to hold it down, I used a 5 litre plastic oil canister that I could fill to get the required weight, but this only works on the bottom trim. The top trim I got upto all sorts of tricks to get it flat. You'll need to get all the side and corner pieces roughly into place as well, if you don't, they tend to lift as you screw or rivet them to the a pillar. It's a real ball ache unless your pieces are perfectly straight and your clips work.
  10. Yes, I had already applied, not heard a dickie bird as yet though, but at least I'm on the list. Thanks for the nod though, what with a couple of very generous offers here and a little small ads searching I think I've found a viable option. Just in the process of organising it all, bit of a mind mash to get all the dates lined up but getting closer. Hoping that the weather is good this weekend, need to get back in the car, been a while since I had a blast what with all this windscreen palaver.
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