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Bought some Hayward & Scott backboxes from a member on here a couple of months back. Finally had a chance to get a sound clip of them: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgICPL7x3lc

 

Other updates:

New disc & pads all round - OEM discs with EBC redstuff pads. The pads work well, although are v. squeaky. I only have about 500 miles on them so far so hopefully that will go down over time. 

 

Got the first MOT (under my ownership) on Monday, not anticipating anything major to come up! 

 

Other than that I've just been driving it and enjoying it. Had an epic Wales trip a little while ago which really gave me a chance to bond with the car. Still in love with it after 10 months of ownership! 

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Christ I'd forgotten how loud they are...

Sent from my iPhone using fat fingers and a squint.

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Sailed through the MOT - Clean bill of health all round!

 

I was getting a pretty strong fuel smell in the cabin when the tank was full - I had them look into it and it turned out to be a seal near the fuel filler. £5 later and it's all fixed.

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Great video clip!!! I've got a GoPro and bought a cheapo external mic (a mistake!) but can't get decent sound. Can you please tell me what you're using and where you mount the mic because you have zero problems with wind.....noise

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In that clip I'm using a Dagee DG001 lavalier mic hooked into a Tascam DR-05 dictaphone that I borrowed - The mic cost around £2.50 from China: http://www.dx.com/p/dagee-dg-001-mini-clip-on-microphone-black-250416#.V6HiabgrLb0 Any dictaphone with an external mic input should work reasonably well (a lot better than the inbuilt camera audio anyway). 

 

The camera is an Xiaomi Yi: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xiaomi-Yi-Action-Ambarella-Bluetooth/dp/B00UFC48B0/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1470227155&sr=1-6&keywords=Xiaomi

 

It's a cheap setup, but seems to work well. The camera was mounted to the front foglight with a suction mount, the mic was clipped onto the rear license plate, with the dictaphone in the boot. 

 

I'm gonna experiment with mounting points for the mic - some people put them in the engine bay which I guess gets more induction sound (such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_NkjVPUVM or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w0REn1W5I8)

 

 

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I've done an under bonnet mic clip which came out better than expected but I just can't get the exhaust sound like you have. I'm going to invest in a better mic and a wind sick of some sort and try again.

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Picked up a set of Style 37's from Jag on here - Just had them back from Rimtec here in Milton Keynes who refurbed them. They're going to be my winters so wasn't fussed about getting the original diamond cut finish, just went with silver in the end. Paid £55 per wheel inc tyre fitting. 

 

Also had a bit of a DIY nightmare last weekend - Had some issues with the MID on the dash, so got a repair kit to fix it myself. "Fixed" it, put everything back together, and none of my gauges worked. Oh, and I didn't manage to fix the MID either. In the process of taking it all apart I'd apparently damaged the gauge motors when trying to take the needles out. I sent the instrument cluster off to BBA Reman (http://www.bba-reman.com/) who repaired the entire unit for me, inc fixing the MID - £253 with a one day turnaround and next day shipping.

 

There's a few small bits of rust starting to appear, so I'm going to send the car in to have that all sorted over the winter. In the meantime I'm going to carry on enjoying driving it. I've owned it for just over a year now and 7000 miles later it still puts a massive grin on my face. Two roadtrips planned for October - One to Cornwall, and a one-day blat around Wales with some mates. May try and squeeze in Scotland before the weather gets too bad also. 

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Car booked in next week to have rust sorted (my least favourite thing to spend money on) at Retro Classica here in MK. There's lots of small bits appearing all over the car, so I'm going to nip them in the bud now - Sills, arches, fuel filler, boot etc...  Sigh, at least that should sort it for a few years. Probably worth getting it re-undersealed at the same time. 

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^^^^^

 

Looking good Leo - did they find any corrosion that you didn't mention above, or that was more serious than expected?

 

.....and would you recommend the company that did the work?

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Yes and yes. The sills were hiding a lot more corrosion than first appeared, as was the rear quarter. Much evidence of previous (bad) repairs which has now been corrected. I'm going to get it detailed in the new year and will get some better pictures. 

 

I'd recommend Retro Classica for sure. Walter who runs it is a real enthusiast and loves old BMWs (he has an E30 M3). There were a couple of old 3.0 CSLs in the shop undergoing major work amongst other M cars. They ain't cheap, but I'd say they're good value. 

 

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Lovely car, Leo.  I'd also be interested in the same PM you sent to Barry as I'm considering using Retro Classica for some work on one of my cars.

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