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Barry last won the day on November 12

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About Barry

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  • Birthday 02/17/1983

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    16+ years fixing things other people broke

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  1. What did I originally say? Check the shaft. But what do I know about cars? 😂😂😂😂 glad you got it sorted.
  2. I get so many messages from people asking for advice on their car problems. Sure, if you’re a friend and I know you, feel free to call me and ask, but if you don’t know me personally, please post all questions on the forum. I will be civil and answer personal messages but it’s not the proper way to do it. Information shared in private messages is information lost. Share the questions and answers on the forum and people will be able to search it for years to come and your questions will help many people instead of just helping yourself. I do what I do for free, I don’t receive any payment. I’m just trying to share knowledge the same way it was shared to me years ago.
  3. You’re not going to get live traffic data on an offline map. Joying is android based so you’re spoilt for choice with apps. is pretty good though for offline maps.
  4. Barry

    Inside Of A Working Diff

    Looks like custard. I’m hungry now.
  5. A lot of nasty stuff can live in AC systems, legionnaires for example. There are cans of AC disinfectant you can buy. Just follow the instructions, usually spray it in the air intake along the outside of the windscreen. Usually works. Depends how blocked up the system is. If it’s just stinky, it should do the trick.
  6. Barry

    NSX GT3

    Demolition derby and banger racing are 2 different things. Demolition derby is just smashing everything and last car running wins. Banger racing is a proper race series with contact allowed, winner is the first person to complete the given number of laps. It’s ok to push someone out of your way or spin them but it’s in your interest to avoid getting hit.
  7. Stick a roll bar on it and I’d drive it otherwise any open top stuff is a nope from me. I’ve been upside down enough times to know.
  8. Barry

    NSX GT3

    Next time you’re in Europe try to search out banger racing. It’s pretty low brow but it’s cheap entertainment and a lot of fun. I’m surprised they don’t do it here. Much more fun crashing a 500dhs sunny than wrecking daddy’s 100k patrol or land cruiser trying to climb a dune and spit flames to impress your friends. You can easily spend a 10 hour day at the track watching, eating burgers and drinking beer, there is always something going on, be it crashes or fights between drivers. Did a few events back in the day but it can get expensive quick. It’s not buying petrol or tyres, you usually need a new car after the race lol.
  9. Estimate £80-90,000 (400-450k dhs) A lot of nice stuff on that site, but expensive, check it out.
  10. Barry

    NSX GT3

    Yeah it’s a proper FIA race series. Sometimes manufacturers like Porsche for example make road going versions. Think of it as F1 with road cars. Doesn’t have the same following as F1 due to lack of advertising but I think it’s better to watch. Less BS, just racing. The main stipulations are the cars must be 1,200-1,300kg and 500-600bhp. Nice series to watch if you’re into racing. Not the same insanity levels as LMP but nice nonetheless.
  11. Barry

    NSX GT3

    When you’re too poor to buy a LMP car, what do you buy? A GT3. I’m lucky to have experience driving most of the GT3 cars (thank you forza motorsport 😂). Wasnt a huge fan of the new NSX but I liked that it stuck to the original MR format instead of going 4wd. The new GT3 is a thing of beauty though. Can’t wait to see it in the race series.
  12. Fit bumper headlights When I was doing a bit of mobile mechanicing, I used to have a spotlight on my parcel shelf so I could reverse up to something I was working on and night and see what I was doing. Before you ask why I didn’t use the headlights, it was easier to reverse up because my tools were in the back and I didn’t want to to run around the car every time. Used it on a few tailgaters and it works. Probably maybe definitely illegal but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
  13. Sorry but I don’t buy into it. Point 1, any fuel tank is never safe. And I for one would never trust a carbon fibre tank. Carbon fibre is strong but it’s only as strong as the resin holding it together. Have you ever seen a carbon fibre panel after a crash? It explodes into thousands of tiny shards. It’s basically glorified fibreglass. Point 2, it is clean but it’s not clean to produce. Yes hydrogen does burn clean as I already stated but, it’s the current process of manufacturing hydrogen that is unclean. What’s the point of a clean fuel if you make pollution to create it? Point 3, exactly, there is no infrastructure. Where are you going to go to fill up your hydrogen car? Do you want to have to drive 100 miles to the nearest station every time? Inconvenient is the word. People want to fill up on their commute home, not travel to do it. What if you run out? You’ll need a recovery truck to get back.
  14. Barry

    Electrician wanted

    Electrician found. Thank you @Carnity
  15. The Hyundai Nexo hydrogen powered car Pretty decent looking everyday driving car, no mad outlandish futuristic styling, and I think that matters. Most people don’t want some mad futuristic thing, they want a car they can drive every day. So, Hyundai seem to be making a big push on this car now. Look at that interior though, so 2006, So how do y’all think this hydrogen technology will go? I love the idea behind it. Split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Store the hydrogen and release the oxygen into the atmosphere. When you burn the hydrogen, it takes the oxygen back out of the atmosphere and turns back to water. As clean as clean can be. But.... it takes a lot of energy (electricity) to split water. If fossil fuels or the current nuclear energy is being used to split the water, it defeats the purpose. Wind is unreliable. Solar energy is the only real solution and that’s only available during the daytime. Then we have to add the fact that hydrogen is explosive as heck. Remember the Hindenburg anyone? It’s dangerous to transport and store. Do you really want some of the “mentally challenged” people who can’t even fill their own car to be in charge of what is essentially a bomb on wheels? One venture into the wrong lane without indicators and the hydrogen “pop” could wipe out everything in a 500m radius.