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darth sidious

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  1. Man Like Mobeen. Mainly a comedy set in modern day Birmingham about an ex drug dealer/ mid level gangster trying to go straight. It's quirky, off the wall and with some poignant moments. Two short seasons available with a third in production. Available on iPlayer and UK Netflix. Not sure about US Netflix I loved it.
  2. I'm signed up to your channel and watched this last night. Very impressive high quality work. This has inspired me to do similar for my Diablo which I have found to bottom out more than my Murcielago. Either the Diablo is lower or the suspension / tyres give different ride hight characteristics on the cars geometry. My completely unscientific bum cheeks meter suggests the Diablo is lower.
  3. Seconded. I am firmly in the SV decal camp. Not having the decal shouldn't even be an option.
  4. Inspirational video. I hit 64 last Monday gone and am about to drop down to working 3 days per week. My globetrotting days are over so I will have the time to do things like this myself. What make of no/low dust ceramic pads are you fitting on the Murcie?
  5. Subscribed just now. Good luck with the channel
  6. I have said it before in this thread - I really like the Sian. For me it is the best looking car Lamborghini have put out in a long time. The recent article and interview with Maurizio Reggiani confirms that the Aventador replacement won't have the super capacitor technology but will be a battery hybrid with dual clutch. This reasoning is solid. Super capacitors give a burst of power yes, but no range. It may well turn out that the Sian will be the only car to have this tech making it even more exclusive and desirable. The LSMS tech is clever but really no more than an elegant application of basic physics. Things heat up and expand, cool and contract. This is essentially how your kettle switches off automatically when it reaches boiling point. For me the clever part is that they have translated this basic law of nature in to a functional enhancement. It was the same with ALA. Basic fluid dynamics physics with pressure being a function of the fluids speed. The clever part was how they came up with a way of applying it to improve the car. Recently Lamborghini have become really good at translating universally known basic laws in to performance and functional benefits. I am really hopeful that they continue down this innovative technology path. This will differentiate them from the rest of the pack. I think / hope the next big leap will come in materials technology with lighter, stronger and stiffer materials. Or memory materials. It wouldn't surprise me to see Lamborghini be the first to use graphene or carbon nano tubes. Wouldn't that be something.
  7. Some cars are better in coupe format. Some are better as roadsters. Some are equally good in either format. Based on coupe photos and roadster renders posted here - I think this particular car is way better as a coupe. I really liked this car on first sight and it just keeps getting better and better the more I view it. I look forward to seeing one in the real. This car has all the makings of a future classic.
  8. Extract from LCUK eBull newsletter :- 8 Sep Supercar Sunday at The Sharnbrook Hotel, 11am The Lamborghini Club UK Hospitality Suite & Ciro Ciampi are proud to host the Legendary Valentino Balboni and we aim to welcome as close to 100 Lamborghini’s to celebrate his career. Ciro has arranged a Lamborghini centred day with prosecco reception in the LCUK hospitality suite for members. Club members should book their free Entry & priority Lamborghini parking using this link. At 3:30pm there will be a presentation with Valentino, 4pm Lamborghini cruise to undisclosed location, 6pm Private members only dinner hosted by Valentino Balboni at The Sharnbrook. To book the Live Italian F1 - 2 Course Buffet at a discounted price of £15 or the members only dinner hosted by Valentino Balboni use this booking link – with password EBULL2019. Spaces for the Valentino dinner is limited so book in advance. I have been going to the Sharnbrook for years. It has become the largest gathering of Lamborghinis in the UK, far surpassing Silverstone in numbers. Last year we were circa 70 cars. I know that there are not that many UK based people on this forum. However if you are UK based and free on Sunday I can recommend it as a great day out with like minded enthusiasts. You don't have to be a LCUK member to attend. There is the added enhancement of Valentino Balboni attending this year. If you want to chat with a fellow Lambo Power member I am easy to find - Balloon Murcie manual roadster. Easy to spot as its the only car in the country that spec.
  9. This car has many interesting styling features. I particularly like:- The air intakes that flow off the roof line The open engine bay that becomes part of the roof / roof that flows in the the haunches of the engine bay The fixed winglets that appear to marry to the deployable wing The sweep from the door to the intakes on the engine compartment haunches The chunky look of the air intakes to the rear of the windows The rear end generally The floating appearance of the rear lights achieved by the contrast black surround The pressure relief vents over the wheel arches. Nice and skinny. This is not new thing but on other cars they are too wide for my taste Not sure / ambivalent : Side profile - OK but not spectacular Front view - Good, all except the bonnet. That is a feature that will have to grow on me over time. meh :- Interior. Nothing much new, different or interesting there. All and all as an exercise in styling there is much more good than ordinary. I expect that many of the good features will be the the basis of design on the AV replacement Technical / performance - I have long since learned that no matter how quick, how technically advanced there will always be something quicker and faster around the corner. Todays latest and greatest is yesterdays news so whats the point in getting too excited.
  10. Black cars are a pig to upkeep in my experience. Yours is the cleanest shiniest black I have seen in a long time. Hats off to you. The bronze plastidip wheels add to what is a superbly presented car.
  11. Not Netflix but Peaky Blinders returns with episode 1 of season 5 airing 9pm Sunday 25 August on BBC1. Available on iPlayer shortly after. Eagerly anticipated.
  12. 2024 -2019 = 5 years. This leaves open the potential for numerous different letter combinations for the variants to fill the years up to 2024. Lamborghini can't rock up to Geneva or Monterey each year without a shiny new variant. Having a bit of fun letter options could be:- SS SSV SSV-J SV-R GT GTR Strangely it could transpire that collectively all the Aventadors with the addition of a letter in the name end up being more numerous than the good old 2011 -2015 LP700
  13. I was pleased that Harry chose to do a piece on the Clio V6 phase 2. Harrys videos are always informative and entertaining. This is by far my favourite hot hatch, more so even than a Focus RS or Golf GTi. If not already they are on the cusp of classic status. Some argue that this car isn't truly a hot hatch because the engine is mid and not at the front. I would disagree with that point of view. I nearly bought one about 9 years ago for £14k when they were at the bottom of the curve. Garage space would have been a challenge so I passed. Now they are anywhere between £30 and £40k. Dratt. I'll take mine in Liquid Yellow although the blue in the Harrys Garage video runs a close second. Enjoy
  14. Larini on mine. It's loud. Very loud.
  15. Sorry to resurrect but I thought I would share my endeavours and the outcome. Yesterday I finally got round to taking the door card off. What a pig of a job! Following the recommendations I got a mate to gave me a hand. The job would definitely be challenging going solo. Door card off everything looked good. No broken cables, window seated correctly and no evidence of anything amiss. The mechanism is a £2k part and probably close to £1k for a dealer to fit. Faced with this I decided to have one final poke at the centre consul control switch. I pulled it out (easy, 15 second job) and was testing the connections with my multi meter. All of a sudden up went the window ! It turns out one of the bayonets had a bad contact in the female. After a little bit of fettling the switch now works the window. For peace of mind I will replace the switch. £60 plus a bit of postage. In conclusion - if anyone else ever has this problem I implore you to check the switch as your first action. It could be it will save you a lot of money and time with no noticeable increase in blood pressure (door card removal related) Best AL
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