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Askari last won the day on May 8 2018

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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. I know exactly what you mean! I find the Celica love tends to wane a little over the winter, but it came flooding back this weekend with the Welsh trip. And they definitely like driving.
  2. Askari

    I'm locked out of my car... HELP

    I’ve a ways been warned not to use WD40for this. Get a can of the proper lock spray. The locks on my Trooper had ceased up completely a few weeks ago through lack of use, and a couple of squirts got them sorted out.
  3. Askari

    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.
  4. Askari

    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.
  5. Askari

    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.
  6. Wow stunner. Looks like a very high status parking lot.
  7. Askari

    Celica return?

    Not sure I’m looking forward to a Celica with a hybrid electric drive and 950cc charging engine. We’ll see.
  8. Askari

    Red or Orange Gen1 Celica

    Wow 100% of people so far say red (of 3 people). Seems pretty decisive to me.
  9. Askari

    'Riced' Celicas

    I love it, what the hell is ridiculous about that?!?
  10. Askari

    What came in the Post Today?

    Thanks to Paul at TCB for the advice on these before selling them to me.
  11. 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.
  12. Askari

    What came in the Post Today?

    Arrived today, courtesy of GT-4 Play.
  13. 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.
  14. Askari

    Number plate advice

    Demon plates' domed plates aren't cheap but they look great imo.