dublin boy

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About dublin boy

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  • Birthday 02/11/1969

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  • Location Dublin, Ireland
  • Full Name Shay O'Dowd

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  1. dublin boy added a post in a topic escale   

    OK, the post hasn't found any escale waifs, thanks for letting me put it up Harry.
    We must have found most of the lunatics. LOL,
  2. dublin boy added a topic in General   

    escale
    We seem to have found most of the members (I think) It's a shame the site suddenly died. I'm looking for any missing members that were left hanging.
    If anyone wants to know what bicycle shed we're smoking cigarettes behind now, PM me please.
    Shay.
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  3. dublin boy added a post in a topic British Friends - an odd trade   

    Find out what they are, probably Walkers if she's English, we get them in Ireland too. I'd laugh if it's Hula Hoops...
    This doesn't really surprise me, I've sent Cadbury's Curly Wurlys to New York and teabags to Boston!
    PM me, I'll try to help you out.
     
  4. dublin boy added a post in a topic I don't do hot rods. Well, maybe I do.   

    That's a fantastic start Pete.
  5. dublin boy added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    Google Saab's BioPower engine, it's old news.
    All of the low pressure turbos sold over here were badged as Bio Power, most of them never ran on E85 ever, it was difficult to find.
    Everything this side of the Pond is turbodiesel theses days. I still don't like them.
  6. dublin boy added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    We had E85 I think it was called here for a while, 15% ethanoI, petrol turbos went very well on it.
    Saab's basic low pressure 2 litre turbo went from 150 hp to 175, just with a new tank full of juice.
  7. dublin boy added a post in a topic Auto ID #207 Finished   

    I saw one once.
  8. dublin boy added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/26 Update   

    That front end looks perfect JC.
  9. dublin boy added a post in a topic Ford Escort Mk1 (x2)   

    Looking forward to both, but especially the standard body version, it would look great as an RS 2000, if you could get decals for it, I'd even be happy to see a basic 1100cc Mk1
    Keep it up Andy.
  10. dublin boy added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/26 Update   

    Bristol used/reproduced  the BMW engines under  license from AFN. The technology was pre war, BMW 328 for example. Bristol only started to manufacture cars after WW2.
    The Ace had 3 engines during it's lifespan, AC's own engine, the BMW sired Bristol engine and then the Ford straight six, which with triple carbs and a Mays cylinder head was the fastest of them all.
    Great work on the front end JC.
  11. dublin boy added a post in a topic Racing action; Donington Historic Meeting 2016   

    Local modification I'd imagine JC.
    There was a category in the UK back in the 70's, all sorts of thing were allowed, Jag XK 150 with wide slicks and a spoiler, Beetle with F1 suspension etc. It was called Modsports, so it could be a left over from then, unrestored and slightly modded.
    Just a guess.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  12. dublin boy added a post in a topic AC Ace Bristol - 5/26 Update   

    I remember you asking about the engine ages ago JC.
    Great to see it works out and you're on the case!
  13. dublin boy added a post in a topic Tamiya Escort Cosworth   

    Nice, I haven't seen an Escort Cossie for a while.
  14. dublin boy added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 – CSX3016 Sebring '66   

    The Windscreen surround looks a hell of a lot better JC.
    The molded in wipers are dreadful.
  15. dublin boy added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 – CSX3016 Sebring '66   

    Beautiful result on what is a rather basic kit JC.
    You did a bit of work on the Windscreen surround too I see.