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Old 27 June 2005, 06:30   #51
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Nice shots Matt

Codprawn you don't have to have a RIB to post on RIBnet...and anyone can post advice. There has got to be a 'caveat emptor' element to actually taking advice posted online however!

If possible it's good to get 'out there' with other people and learn from others who know what they are doing. In our experience, the vast majority of peeps we have met through RIBnet have been excellent boating companions and fantastically generous with advice and help on the water. Those remain the best indicators for us at any rate!

(Oh you don't have to post details of your new RIB or of any of your possessions online either . But we are always happy for others when they get a nice new craft, whether it's a canoe or a Cigarette!!!)

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Old 27 June 2005, 07:20   #52
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(Oh you don't have to post details of your new RIB or of any of your possessions online either . But we are always happy for others when they get a nice new craft, whether it's a canoe or a Cigarette!!!)

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True but fairs fair. If you do bollock along about this new RIB you're getting, how its going to be fitted out, whats best etc etc then you've eventually gotta show the world your new boat. Cos we're a sceptical bunch and its a cruel world
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Old 27 June 2005, 08:16   #53
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I was (I think) the youngest person in the world to own one!! Unfortunately I made the short sighted decision to put a turboed V6 in instead of the chevy - the chevy 'upgrade' project is slowly climbing up the todo list.

I believe the record breaking GTR is for sale for IRO 60K, then you'd own the fastert 0-100-0 production car in the world.

I love em!

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Good for you Matt - BAD decision about the engine though!!!

I have specced one up for myself - it will cost about 80k to build it myself - may take the plunge next year - advantage is you don't pay it all out in one go!!!

Think I would have to have mine in yellow - as loud as the engine!!!

Looks like you built it yourself - how much wok involved and what gerarbox did you use???

By the way have you nicked my girlfriend??? That looks scarily like her in some of the pics - or it did about 2 years ago when her hair was just like that - changed colour a few times since!!!
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Old 27 June 2005, 10:44   #54
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Ouch!!! Kick me where it hurts why not. This is all a few years ago now - finished the car in good ole '99 (started in 97). In 97, age 21, I was worrying about a 21 year old being uninsurable, plus the ultima was actually designed for the renault V6 & un1 transaxle - hence the horrific driveshaft angles you see with the chevy install. But, what nobody knew was that the renault turbo is a very slightly different block to the NA, so it didn't fit anyway - ended up spending as much as if I'd put in a SBC & G50 getting it to fit & run DOH!

You can get some mad motors, both from american speed (official ultima supplier), but I'm quite a fan of this one: http://www.worldcastings.com/new/feature0307.shtml

That's the long gone ex in the car - a proper nightmare, good riddance.

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Good for you Matt - BAD decision about the engine though!!!
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Old 27 June 2005, 13:32   #55
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That's the long gone ex in the car - a proper nightmare, good riddance.
Maybe it IS the shame one then...................
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Old 27 June 2005, 14:34   #56
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That's the long gone ex in the car - a proper nightmare, good riddance.
She was Irish wasn't she Matt?
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Old 27 June 2005, 14:53   #57
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By the way have you nicked my girlfriend??? That looks scarily like her in some of the pics - or it did about 2 years ago when her hair was just like that - changed colour a few times since!!!
A truly remarkable transformation given her apparent appearance last week!!

Defender Station Wagon TD5

We know you're only teasing, Codders. I bet she looks like Sophie Anderton really, doesn't she?
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Old 27 June 2005, 16:11   #58
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Funnily enough, yes, how did you guess?

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the chevy 'upgrade' project is slowly climbing up the todo list.
Rebuilt 7.4???
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Old 29 June 2005, 13:31   #60
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Big block ones are really too heavy!!! the best bet is the small block taken out to 6 litres - supercharging would be ideal. The normally aspirated engine Ultima use is 640hp!!!
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