Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by mattywatsit » 07 Aug 2012 08:45 pm

I've seen this in person today (just before those photos were taken I assume) and it really is as nice as it looks in Ben's photographs! Stunning example :D

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Post by macplaxton » 07 Aug 2012 08:52 pm

I don't know on what other models they did it, but I remember a mate's Toyota Carina II had a "Moonroof". :lol:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 07 Aug 2012 09:16 pm

mattywatsit wrote:I've seen this in person today (just before those photos were taken I assume) and it really is as nice as it looks in Ben's photographs! Stunning example :D
Cheers dude. I had a little time to kill.
Well bought on your new ride man. It gave me major 300 want again.

macplaxton wrote:I don't know on what other models they did it, but I remember a mate's Toyota Carina II had a "Moonroof". :lol:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by mattywatsit » 07 Aug 2012 09:50 pm

volvosneverdie wrote:
mattywatsit wrote:I've seen this in person today (just before those photos were taken I assume) and it really is as nice as it looks in Ben's photographs! Stunning example :D
Cheers dude. I had a little time to kill.
Well bought on your new ride man. It gave me major 300 want again.
You know it makes sense :wink: 300's are ultimately cool.

EDIT: First tank in the GLT - just under 29mpg :wink:

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by macplaxton » 07 Aug 2012 10:09 pm

mattywatsit wrote:EDIT: First tank in the GLT - just under 29mpg :wink:
Go on Matty, get a Fuelly or Spritmonitor going in your sig. :360:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by Chris_C » 08 Aug 2012 11:10 am

I always feel sad when I look at VND's fuelly, but at least yours makes me feel better again MP! Should really link mine in too.

Would be interesting to have a page running on stock and modified 300's, track their MPG's
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by Speedy88 » 08 Aug 2012 12:53 pm

I was getting pretty damn good mileage out of the 360 before I pranged it. I did a spurt to Swindon and back and got an estimated 30+mpg*. I was seriously impressed. Carb is set up just right on that thing.

*I did that from the amount of additional mileage I made from that tank plus what the fuel gauge said added up. Not that they're accurate at all.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 12 Sep 2012 11:12 am

Update!

The old girl has been very well behaved, so I treated her to some new ear rings.

The old wing mirrors were fastened tight at the mountings, but vibrated on the arms?! plus the glass vibrated in the housing too, giving a very shakey rear view.

So I picked up some coded aftermarket affairs. Sure a lot of folk will frown upon them, as theyre not OEM, but I like em. They have a smaller, sleeker surface area, so aerodynamically, I guess Im making about an extra 25hp with them fitted.

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by nvdw » 12 Sep 2012 05:46 pm

volvosneverdie wrote:an extra 25hp
A conservative estimate I'd say

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by macplaxton » 12 Sep 2012 05:54 pm

Can you see owt in 'em?

(probably still more than a Vectra B, they mirrors were a crock o'shite)
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by volvosneverdie » 12 Sep 2012 06:49 pm

macplaxton wrote:Can you see owt in 'em?

(probably still more than a Vectra B, they mirrors were a crock o'shite)
Yup. Must be better quality glass or summat because the view is much improved.
Bonus.


*edit, after living with them for a day, theyre dogshit. Im taking them off.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by MCHUDD » 13 Sep 2012 07:24 pm

Hi mate.
I think they work rather well on the car.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by jtbo » 14 Sep 2012 11:59 pm

volvosneverdie wrote:
macplaxton wrote:Can you see owt in 'em?

(probably still more than a Vectra B, they mirrors were a crock o'shite)
Yup. Must be better quality glass or summat because the view is much improved.
Bonus.


*edit, after living with them for a day, theyre dogshit. Im taking them off.
Mirrors are tough subject, there are cases where clearly larger mirror has worked better aerodynamically than smaller ones, wind noise might be tell tale of how it is.

Problem is that at base of windshield there is high pressure area, air then moves to side from there, right where mirror is, so for mirror it is not necessarily air coming from front that makes most drag, but air that runs along the mirror surface and that kind of pushes air coming from front to side, so sometimes it is most important to have right curvature along mirror instead of smallest size.
Of course this varies case by case and is almost impossible to eyeball, so it can help, it can not help, if wind noise is less, then it probably helps.

I can't find any kind of difference with my mirrors.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by volvosneverdie » 21 Sep 2012 06:02 pm

^ I dont think theyre making any difference dude. :?


More stickers.
They definately add horsepower. Shes a lot quicker these days.


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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

Post by MCHUDD » 22 Sep 2012 10:37 am

Hi mate.
Thats a real blingy petrol cap mate.
Never seen one like that before :lol: :lol: :lol:
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