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Offline Sir english firebird

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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #405 on: August 23, 2011, 05:21:13 PM »
Thanks guys, i thought snobbery was dead in the scene here, but its alive and well and talking to a guy thats into the Jap scene, it seems that its across the Uk board.


Ya know what I say to em ;D

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Thankyou........ i was probably a bit too general on us UK owners... guys that find this site are normally more open minded and less " clicky ".
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« Reply #406 on: August 23, 2011, 05:25:49 PM »
From previous discussions mate, I know what you mean....for those that look down on craftsmanship and ingenuity, screw 'em!!
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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #407 on: August 23, 2011, 05:46:46 PM »
Well heres a short video of the car from the weekend just gone.
I have no idea of the sound, as when i was away, the computers speakers were mysteriously smashed !
My mate of 21 years is driving and its on private land so no need for seatbelts etc

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« Reply #408 on: August 24, 2011, 01:04:41 AM »
sounds good and paint looks A1. cant wait to hear mine

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« Reply #409 on: August 24, 2011, 04:28:29 AM »
I cant wait to hear yours either mate !!
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« Reply #410 on: August 24, 2011, 05:15:34 AM »
Quote from: Sir english firebird on August 23, 2011, 05:46:46 PM
Well heres a short video of the car from the weekend just gone.
I have no idea of the sound, as when i was away, the computers speakers were mysteriously smashed !
My mate of 21 years is driving and its on private land so no need for seatbelts etc

Quote from: Sir english firebird on August 23, 2011, 05:46:46 PM
Well heres a short video of the car from the weekend just gone.
I have no idea of the sound, as when i was away, the computers speakers were mysteriously smashed !
My mate of 21 years is driving and its on private land so no need for seatbelts etc



I noticed that you spent God knows how on building this beast of out just about NOTHING..............But you're in the CO-PILOTS char? Something about this ride that makes you nervous? ;D

I had to do it man. Looks and sounds BLOODY AWESOME! VERY VERY well done!

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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #411 on: August 24, 2011, 07:21:42 AM »
Dont worry Sim, i spent a fair amount of time behind the wheel, but i do let my mates drive, after all , if they dont experience the pleasure of America...... well im just not doing my job.
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« Reply #412 on: August 24, 2011, 08:21:57 AM »
Looks and sounds great, Steve. I'm going to try and get one more day off to finish the paint on mine. If I can then I can beat the storm that's coming ( hurrincane Irene will surely give us a little bad weather) Anyway...I could be driving her next week. If I don't beat the storm, it'll be two more weeks. I'll have to figure out how to do a video and video post.
Nice job on yours. Wish they would've shown you more love though...lot a of work and innovation went into your ride.

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« Reply #413 on: August 24, 2011, 10:51:14 AM »
Sounds great man. By the looks on his face he was more then happy to drive it.
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« Reply #414 on: August 24, 2011, 12:38:50 PM »
Cheers guys.

Ill be honest i didnt know until 2 days before the show, if the gearbox was even ok !
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« Reply #415 on: August 24, 2011, 12:40:31 PM »
The car looks and sounds good Steve, I'm glad I can't photoshop very well I would have put a member of the royal family behind the wheel, It might have created an international incident every world leader would  be clamoring for a SEF built Trans am.
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« Reply #416 on: August 24, 2011, 12:41:52 PM »
LOL !! Can you imagine one of the Princes turning up for a spin......... maybe i should pm him.
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« Reply #417 on: August 24, 2011, 07:09:08 PM »
Sounds as good as it looks Steve, well done!! 8)
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« Reply #418 on: August 26, 2011, 02:14:15 PM »
Well im back.

I cant believe that i can post these ( to me ) obscure albums and not only do people know them, they can remember lyrics !! Damm you guys are good.

Well the show......... I think there was about 8 Birds i saw, 2 first gen, 2 second, 3 4th and poss 1 3rd, not such a good turnout, the only people that took time to speak to me about the car were, non Bird people....... i got a negative comment about the front lights on the car, which i agree , they dont look that hot, they should have lenses on, but i only had the one, so i feel they may change ( and that was from a friend ).

Maybe if i'd restored it in an English half a** way then it would of been more accepted ? as it struck me that painted over turds seem to attract more attention. LOL.......

I was going to rant on about how nice you guys across the pond treat fellow Bird owners / lovers and how it hasn't crossed the pond..... except the fear of being totally "ostracised " by the Uk owners stops me.

I say , excuse me old chap , I must agree the lights do look crap  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #419 on: August 26, 2011, 02:21:58 PM »
Thanks guys, i thought snobbery was dead in the scene here, but its alive and well and talking to a guy thats into the Jap scene, it seems that its across the Uk board.





Ya know what I say to em ;D

Crack on m8..

It`s your motor...



Thankyou........ i was probably a bit too general on us UK owners... guys that find this site are normally more open minded and less " clicky ".

Ah , Sir English .  I agree with you totally on the " UK " part , but as you know we Scots are different   ;D ;D


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