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Askari last won the day on January 10

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About Askari

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  • Birthday 29/10/1967

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    Black Country, West Midlands
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    Celica, family, work, walking, old toy soldiers.
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    ST182 BEAMS

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  1. Unplugging negative on battery ?

    Tell me more! I’ve been thinking about converting the 12v accessory socket so that it is live even when the ignition is off, so that I can use one of those solar battery chargers - I know they won’t deliver enough charge to recharge a depleted battery, but they do seem to do enough to compensate for the natural degradation of a battery in a standing car.
  2. Unplugging negative on battery ?

    When the battery was relocated to the boot, we upgraded the cable (don’t ask me what to, the guy who put it in said he was using the best he could lay his hands on, to reduce the resistance that would result from the longer cable, it was about half an inch thick) and we put in a chunkier battery than standard (450cca/60ah). These measures seem to have worked as I have noticed no reduction in performance. I know the battery in the boot reads at 13.4v on the meter, but I’ve never had reason to check the voltage in the engine bay. The fact the battery drained was due to me leaving it for three weeks in the cold.
  3. Unplugging negative on battery ?

    My battery is in a box in the boot with a built-in kill switch, but I admit I never thought to turn it off when I left the car on the drive for a couple of weeks when it snowed. I wish I had because it drained the battery.
  4. Wow stunner. Looks like a very high status parking lot.
  5. Celica return?

    Not sure I’m looking forward to a Celica with a hybrid electric drive and 950cc charging engine. We’ll see.
  6. Red or Orange Gen1 Celica

    Wow 100% of people so far say red (of 3 people). Seems pretty decisive to me.
  7. 'Riced' Celicas

    I love it, what the hell is ridiculous about that?!?
  8. What came in the Post Today?

    Thanks to Paul at TCB for the advice on these before selling them to me.
  9. Brought her home today, after a couple of weeks in the garage. Full service, clean MOT, new Yellowspeed coilovers and Team Dynamics Pro Race 3 wheels. Very pleased.
  10. What came in the Post Today?

    Arrived today, courtesy of GT-4 Play.
  11. It's a beauty isn't it. Didn't James Bond drive an open top version in one of the films? It has a touch of the E-types about it.
  12. Number plate advice

    Demon plates' domed plates aren't cheap but they look great imo.
  13. What came in the Post Today?

    Looking forward to getting these on my gen 5 when I take her off the road for a few weeks over Christmas for winter maintenance.
  14. Nothing but trouble

    I have finished my working week in central Birmingham and the German Christmas Market is in full swing so a litre of Lowenbrau and a frankfurter and saukraut roll please for me. if there was a Japanese Christmas Market I would of course be loyal to it, but there are some things (other than cars) which the Germans do better.