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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby yaki on Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:55 pm

Sent Phil a txt to check he's OK, had a reply back, no problems on the way home but he did stop for a kip :D :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Mrs Rich2.4i on Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:58 pm

Hi All
Had a good day, nice to meet you Phil, and to see you and your girls again Chris, and of course Anna and Carl too.

Here are my photos from the day (there's 48 so lots to look at)

Rich getting stuck the first time :lol:
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Rich's damage after mud flap got torn off
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All in all i thought that Rich's truck did very well considering running on worn AT's and standard suspension. The only other damage was a modified exhaust tailpipe.
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby yaki on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:10 pm

Luverly set of photo's Claire, as always you really seem to get the good ones :D :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Mrs Rich2.4i on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:20 pm

yakatar wrote:Luverly set of photo's Claire, as always you really seem to get the good ones :D :D


Thank You Chris :D :D :D

Glad you got home safe :D it was a bit worrying following you seeing as you had no brakes especially at those roundabouts
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Red Oktober on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:23 pm

A cracking set of pics Claire .... :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Red Oktober on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:39 pm

more pics ....

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hmmmmmm ....i also suffered a little damage :oops:
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just got the 1 video clip to come .....
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby nitromotor on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:54 pm

Super pictures :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby gregster on Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:07 am

Look like fun...good pikkies.

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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Red Oktober on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:35 pm

just a little video clip ...........

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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Sir-Doris on Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:14 pm

Phew! Right then, sorry for the delay in posting, all will be revealed :D

So, I didnt have much sleep the night before and got up at 6am on sunday morning, left the house at 6.45am and drove straight to the MacD's carpark where I thought I would have a little snooze while waiting for everyone to turn up. Then it struck me that I would probably want more cash in case the price went up at the site as there was some confusion over that. It took 20 minutes to find a cash machine and by the time I got back to the carpark and parked up, I decided to have a fag and a snooze and then Chris turned up. I decided it would have been rude not to say hello, even though he was early! :D :D :D

Left for the P&P at about 10.30am, arrived about half an hour later, did the usual sign in checks etc and we then went for a wander around. Rich promptly got stuck about 5 mins into the whole thing, got that sorted. Wandered around a bit more then had a go at the bit that Carl knocked his light guard on, luckily I only knocked my wing mirror back and scratched the cover. Touching wood that that was the only damage I did for the day.

Overall I did enjoy myself, but that was due more to the company I was in then the site. It was far too muddy to be much 'fun'. Everytime I got into or out of the car I ended up with great big sticky pads on my feet that had to be scraped off. Very clay like mud that seems to have gotten everywhere and stuck to everything including my radiator and oil cooler which were caked in the stuff.

On the way home I was about 15 miles from Brecon when I saw one of the Land Rovers (had a sticker on the back bumper '100 inches of pure pleasure') parked at the side of the road with the driver underneath fiddling with something. I duly stopped and offered my assistance. Both of his rear control arm bushes had evaporated into the ether somewhere and he was ratchet strapping the rear axle to keep it into place. I offered to follow behind him in case of any further difficulities since he was going to Brecon and I would have been passing through that was anyway. 15 miles and an average speed of 30mph later and I said goodbye on the CB and he thanked me for keeping an eye on him.
It wasnt far after that that I decided to pull over and have a kip in the car, I was absolutely shattered. I set my alarm for half an hour and promptly fell asleep. 2 hours later I woke up and decided I had better get a move on. Got home about 9.30pm. Exhausted, had a cup of tea and went to bed.

Great to meet everyone, Chris seems like a constantly happy chappy even when faced with a damaged front wing :D Car and Anna, it was great having a chance to talk to you this time. And it was good to meet Rich and Claire as well. Ver determined that Rich lad. Especially with his AT's.

OK then, not many pics as the clay was putting me off and none of the videos turned out well at all apart from two so here goes (vids at the bottom).

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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Red Oktober on Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:30 pm

Great pics phil :D :D :D :D

and well done to helping the poor landy owner :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Rich2.4i on Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:36 pm

some nice piccy's there Phil :D :D :D 8) 8) 8)
me & Claire hope to meet up with you again sometime soon, for some laning or a play somewhere :D :D :D

The chap that you helped is a member of SWPORC & he has asked if it was me that helped him out or did i know who it was ... i said that it sounded like you from what he told me :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Mrs Rich2.4i on Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:45 pm

Great Piccy's Phil :D :D :D and it was very nice meeting you :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby yaki on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:06 pm

Treated Tigger to jet wash at the local valeters today, need to be able to see whats happened to the brakes under all that mud :lol: :lol: :lol:

They usually manage to do the outside and underneath in 20mins, with all the clay from yesterday it took them over an hour :lol: :lol: :lol:

They usually charge £5-, today he was lost for words and mumbled £10-, bargain so bunged him an extra fiver
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby yaki on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:16 pm

Good post Phil, some nice shots too.

I'm generaly a happy chap, even when I pranged Tigger, s**t happens. If it had been my 2.8 then I probably would not have been quite so cheerful :wink: :wink:

Bought Tigger so I could do this stuff and not worry too much about the odd little miss-hap.

Still a pain in the butt having to fix it though :roll: :roll:

Need it sorted by Sat cos I'm off laning again, found a wing and light in local breakers, just need to get my head underneath and see whats up with the brakes

After Sat she is getting a good clean n tidy and onto fleabay, hello 2.8 sport, provisionally named Bog Warbler :D :D :D
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Sir-Doris on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:36 pm

Yup, clay it is. Sticks to everything and turns to dust when it dries. Thankfully I have a power washer. Still took over an hour to get it all off and I didnt even stop for a fag. Even used the dirtblaster lance as the regular lance wasnt good enough and that usually gets everything clean. Alternator was coated with the stuff as well.

Deffo Laning next time. I am not going back to that site unless its been dry for a week beforehand!

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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Sir-Doris on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:42 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot. Rich: If your talking to that Landy chappy (Russ?) tell him no worries.
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UCA Ball Joint Spacers + Low Profile Bump Stops
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Lowered Front Diff Hangers
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Secondary Air
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby yaki on Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:27 am

sir-doris wrote:
Deffo Laning next time. I am not going back to that site unless its been dry for a week beforehand!

Rich: There must be some lanes around Hereford that we could explore?


When you guys are ready, let me know and will get some organised and have another day out :D :D
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33" Tyres
80mm Body Lift
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Aisin Manual Hubs
Rear Recovery Bumper
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EGR System Removed
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Front & Rear Anti-Roll bar removed
Roof Console
EGT/Boost Gauge and Inclinometer in Centre Console
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Rich2.4i on Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:04 pm

OK heres a vid or 4 of the day :D :D :D
sorry quality is not the best but hope you like :D :D :D


OK first we have Phil getting stuck & then the recovery :D :D :D

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then we have Chris in tigger

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now we have Carl

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last of all we have a short clip of the 2cv :D
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Removed All mud flaps,
16" Chevy Blazer Alloy wheels,
Removed spare wheel carrier from the rear,
front valance trimmed a Little,
Snorkel ( NOT HOME MADE )

Rearranged back bumper & quarter panel
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Re: Monkey motorsport review

Postby Rich2.4i on Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:07 pm

yakatar wrote:
sir-doris wrote:
Deffo Laning next time. I am not going back to that site unless its been dry for a week beforehand!

Rich: There must be some lanes around Hereford that we could explore?


When you guys are ready, let me know and will get some organised and have another day out :D :D



I'm free most Saturdays and Sundays so don't mind when we go just let me know what suits you two & we will be there :D :D 8)

Also don't mind where we go :D :D :D
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New look grill,
CB fitted,
Bull bars,
Side steps,
Removed All mud flaps,
16" Chevy Blazer Alloy wheels,
Removed spare wheel carrier from the rear,
front valance trimmed a Little,
Snorkel ( NOT HOME MADE )

Rearranged back bumper & quarter panel
NOW SOLD AS DIED ....................

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Ford Ranger Thunder '07
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