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    More problems... and a metro 6r4

    Had a few more issues with the astra. I had a blow out on a 2 week old parada on the motorway doing er..... 70* and ended up taking a pleasant detour across the hard shoulder and over some grass as a result . I was rescued by a mate with a honda space saver which destinctly didnt fit over the hub and had the completely wrong PCD but I somehow bodged it on and got home. I then got a steelie from the scrappy that I found in the boot of a vectra with a brand new michelin tyre of some sort on it for the bargain price of 10 so I could drive the car while I send the rim and tyre back to yokohama to be inspected to see why it tried to kill me.

    Then, on the way back from dropping the tyre off at work the AFM decided to pack in. I ended up with a forced 5k rev limit and it would only boost at 4psi. With that sorted all was once again well in the astra world (for now anyway) and I got a call from Dave at north east detailing saying he had something special in my engine conversion room. I went up only to find this;





    Thats right, a genuine metro 6R4 with 383 miles on it from new. It is one of 4 of the road going versions left in the UK and was last driven in 2001 (before this weekend) at a 6R4 reunion hill climb thing. When the bloke who owns it came back he fired it up and gave it a few revs and it sounds awesome - I need one in my life. I asked why he doesnt use it and his answer was "I have an enzo, maseratti MC12, a DB9, V12 vanquish, porsche GT2, a lamborghini gallardo and as a daily driver a M5 tuned by some nutters in germany. Why would I want to drive a car that I dont fit in?" Fair response I thought . Its alright for some eh?



    *details of the speed may have been slightly reduced
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    So does it make it into your "ten car garage" then

    Aint much of a looker, but you would still love to take it out a blast!

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    A rally classic! Not very pretty but god it could shift!
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    Holy s**t that 6r4 is the mutt's nuts!!
    *** 2003 GSi - DROPPED 40MM - FULL SCORPION SYSTEM -PIPER PANEL FILTER - FORGE DUMP VALVE - FROUNT MOUNT INTERCOOLER - STAGE 2 MAP - VXR TURBO - RUNNING 260BHP ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsi_10 View Post
    So does it make it into your "ten car garage" then

    Aint much of a looker, but you would still love to take it out a blast!
    oh yes. Its the "poverty" non turbo version but its been tuned by cosworth to give out a very healthy 510bhp . Its not the most beautiful thing in the world but it is absolutely immaculate and really is impressive in the flesh. It was getting a bit of wax on for the supercar meet in corbridge today and despite the endless numbers of (for want of a better word) proper supercars there it still got more attention than pretty much everything else there. On that note it would probably beat everything else there, as standard at 410bhp it does 60 in just over 3 seconds so god only knows how quick that thing will be
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    By the way, sorry to hear about your astra. Hope everything is ok now and you get the tyre issue sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zafgsi View Post
    By the way, sorry to hear about your astra. Hope everything is ok now and you get the tyre issue sorted.
    cheers mate. Hopefully they will give me a new one. I only paid 25p for the tyre but thats beside the point
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Crappy news Steve. Does that mean you have managed to test my AFM??

    Or second thoughts... it wasn't my AFM was it???

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    The 6r4 looks amazing.

    Hope everything goes good with the Tyre mishap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npd View Post
    Crappy news Steve. Does that mean you have managed to test my AFM??

    Or second thoughts... it wasn't my AFM was it???
    Yup it is your AFM. Works spot on. Come payday Im going to get a VXR one (provided it doesnt need mapped to run it) and then you can have yours back as a reliable spare
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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