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Ever wondered about polishing the lip on styling 42? Chrome on lighter colors looks astonishing, really nice car -congratulations to original.
I have had my Dakar Z3 since April 2011, prior to this I had a 1.9 for three years. I came across my car one night whilst trawling eBay, at the time it seemed cheep and had a low reserve.
Now i know the arguments, why bother modifying a 1.9 get a 2.8 etc etc, well for me its not about just getting a bigger engine with more power and extra cylinders, i like to tinker, i like to look at something and say what if? Well i chose the 1.9 because i can work on it, i can change things or fix them, normally fix them........
I have been on a journey (still travelling), i have modified the body to wide rear format like the 2.8, i have lowered it and stiffened the springs and ARB's, and uprated the brakes to 3.0 vented discs and callipers, this has bought a lot of smiles to my face whilst driving the back roads. but the thing that has niggled me has been it just needs that 5% more from the engine department, yes a stainless exhaust and induction kit made it sound like 5% more but it was just those few instances when you just new if just slightly tweaked it would be the perfect roadster.
Well i researched this in detail, i have looked at Turbo's, and DASC, but just too much...
I am organising a run out around North Wales on Sunday 31st May, this is not fully finalised but this will take in some of the Best roads North Wales has to offer and also some of the best scenic routes available and will be covering around 100 miles.
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