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    With the seats nderway and just about everything...

    With the seats nderway and just about everything else marked ´done´ on the list, the crossed out Lexan side window are suddenly at the top :-O

    Measured the glass and it is about 0.7 m2 together,...
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    Regional protected so not here: All commercial...

    Regional protected so not here: All commercial now too, byebye thus. Nice weather anyhow and I do have a cabrio...
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    Well, without a scratch is unlikely but breaking...

    Well, without a scratch is unlikely but breaking your femur... Ufff. That is the stongest bone we have! I réally feel very sorry for the man.
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    Froome fall serious

    Broken femur, elbow and some ribs.
    He came off at 65 km/h during a reconnaisance for the time trial.

    Rather a sad end to this season at least.
    After last years sad, badly managed, debacle for...
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    I agree. F1 is formostly an amusement show...

    I agree.
    F1 is formostly an amusement show against the backdrop of marketing áwesome technology.
    Rácing has long since gone off the top ten priority list.
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    As you know I don´t care whó does ´it´.
    I only have a Dutch passport becaue my mother gave birth to me in the Netherlands.
    If anything I find it nauseating that any form of motorised racing has...
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    I have found contradicting info on the weight but...

    I have found contradicting info on the weight but iyt cannot be more than a few kilos for just the hydraulic pump as that is the only additional part whereas the gear linkage and clutch able have...
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    Strictly speaking it is not. It does not...

    Strictly speaking it is not.
    It does not automatically change gears.
    It only operates the clutch itself.
    Hence Toyota dubbed it Sequential MANUAL Transmission.

    I lóve it and it is pure genius...
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    The starker look imo fits really well with starkish retro dash design:


    https://myalbum.com/photo/PzwdydVGsiSx/1k0.jpg
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    Since when is ´everybody does it´ an argument?
    You try this when caught speeding per example.

    At the end of it, it is unsportsman like behaviour which imo should be discouraged. Why not start...
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    I am amazed by the space, impression of space,...

    I am amazed by the space, impression of space, gained. I mention both because though the carpet takes up a surprising lot of space, the surfaces now extending into de corners enhances an impression...
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    It is indeed like football players asking for a...

    It is indeed like football players asking for a yellow card to be issued.
    Whether Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen or whomever, imo it is poor sportmanship to address the stewards or act for them on the...
  13. Since new e-cars are per 1 July obliged to have a...

    Since new e-cars are per 1 July obliged to have a Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System producing at least 56 dB which that could be a V8 sound track.
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    She would get fined for that here.
    They also punch trough carpet into the stuffing underneath. A floor matt is indeed a patch on the problem; unsuitable footwear. The real solution is a bag:
    To put...
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    https://myalbum.com/photo/mTUVwbn9ZMoY/1k0.jpg...

    https://myalbum.com/photo/mTUVwbn9ZMoY/1k0.jpg
    https://myalbum.com/photo/hhdQpnHjaiJ5/1k0.jpg
  16. Buenas Velorum. Any progress? I took the bull...

    Buenas Velorum.
    Any progress?
    I took the bull by the horns; live in Spain after all.
    Took it ALL out: Wall to wall carpet and the stuffing in the footwells.
    Got some silicon anti slip matting and...
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    I was rather chuffed to find an OEM cassette/CD...

    I was rather chuffed to find an OEM cassette/CD player mounted.
    Unfortunately not many cassette left here after several house moves since CD players.

    The MR2 has a relatively stark, ´dated´ look...
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    Got some ´red´ silicon stuff. Cut it to size and in it went:



    https://myalbum.com/photo/ffixRouGmhk7/1k0.jpg



    It shoúld be 6 kilo lightness added but have not weighed it yet.
    Does not...
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    https://myalbum.com/photo/52B2egSjXzvc/1k0.jpg ...

    https://myalbum.com/photo/52B2egSjXzvc/1k0.jpg


    It´s out.
    Not a lot of work, nor complicated but not as simple as stated on Spyderchat, especially because old plastic of the various bits gets...
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    I was at Jerez, watching the WC Superbike races....

    I was at Jerez, watching the WC Superbike races. Racing/overtaking everywhere all the time. Top crown the day Michael Van de Mark won the main event. A lóóng time a ago, I shared the starting grid...
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    No argument from me; I wrote ´practical´ and only ´a bit´ heavier.

    My point about the power gains is; much is written, very little backed up with ceterus paribus befor/after dyno graphs.
    A 20%...
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    Thanks for sharing

    Véry practical and good looking that retractable roof variant. Unfornutaley it follows the golde rule that nothng comes for free; it´s a bit heavier. Mind; 1150 kilos is still not a heavy cabrio. ...
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    Mrs.Velorum´s car Gremlin experience made me rethink the carpeting.
    After all, what is good enough for the Elise is cértainly good enough for my MR2:
    ...
  24. Common sense prevails! Did you try while...

    Common sense prevails!

    Did you try while seated?
    Point is that when it is pushed forward against the pedal arm, the weight on the feet keeps it there. As the return spring is rather light, that...
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    Why????? have they become just about ´mandatory´?

    Ok, in a 4x4 used in the mud, it makes sense to have a rubber matt with high sides collecting the mud, keeping it off the carpet.
    But in a road...
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