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mad_pete last won the day on March 23 2020

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  1. I very much look forward to the day that the friction wear from electric vehicles is our biggest worry.
  2. Electric isn’t for everyone but quiet, less pollution in my immediate vicinity and something a bit different I would go for. I have a V8 and that accelerates faster until I run out of petrol money for it. 🙂
  3. I would happily take either of these.
  4. I got the creality enclosure for mine. They do a tent size one for the Ender 5 I think. It’s good for the money. Although the Ender 3 range have some budget bits on I think a lot of time has gone into making sure those budget bits work well together. I think possibly like cars it’s difficult to upgrade them and maintain that balance. Not going to stop me though. :-). Let me know how the 5 goes. I am thinking I’ll send away for bigger pieces but I could well be tempted with a bigger one. Or get the Ender extender kits to super size the 3.
  5. I got the Ender 3v2 (very similar to the pro) and very impressed. Seems to print well out the box. Just doing pla. I got the stronger springs and the bl touch (tried manual bed levelling and decided I’d rather have one less thing to worry about). Started with TinkerCad (most things are shapes) and gradually learning Fusion360. Dimensionally very impressed, measure it draw it print it and it fits. I thought little toys only but very useful for small replacement parts or something you want to be just so. Makes very pretty objects. Got octoprint that was very plug and play. Now starting to look at Land Rover applications. There are some plastic pieces for defender on thingyverse.
  6. Got a 3D printer and very impressed. If you can draw it you can have it. Maybe my long term plan of custom airbox has a new option. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lCqwA1h3JV4
  7. I had a merc with 225,000 on the clock and it was fine. Test driven some very tired nearly new cars that at 30,000 felt like they were about done.
  8. That’s not me. Sorry. I’ve put the driver seat in and it seems a touch close to the door so I need to move it across a touch I think.
  9. I watched some, looks good. I don’t think the cars run leaf springs so its not proper off roading but they do what they can with the 550 bhp little electric motor.
  10. Went with these for extending the seat loom. I think yellow one would have been better for this joint but I like these easy all in one. I think I had foolishly been assuming the land rover seat mounts are in a square pattern on the seat box but I now don't think they are so my attempts at symmetry in the rails are causing me problems.
  11. I can't seem to nudge enough. Maximum nudge still doesn't clear with the buttons on. What offset from seat box bolt holes to seat bolts onto the RX8 seats have other people used ?
  12. Mine would pull away in 5th while towing a house through the desert ! 😉
  13. That’s why you have trackers and insurance but most thefts aren’t with a crane so you are looking to put off the causal / semi hardened thief that wants something they can get with a screw driver.
  14. I think as long as it’s not dangerous. Throwing exhaust into the car or directly at pedestrians and there aren’t hot bits exposed for kids to touch and it’s not too loud you are good.
  15. I was thinking I would nudge the seats inboard a bit to make sure the buttons don’t hit the door but as I look at the rx8 the drivers one isn’t central to the rails so I need to measure and see how offset seat to steering wheel would be. Maybe a few mm isn’t noticeable when driving.
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