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Forum: Aston Martin
06-27-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By bluebarchetta

I have an 08 manual, with about 22K mikes. I've...

I have an 08 manual, with about 22K mikes. I've had no issues with mine. My memory tells me the manual says something about operating the top the minimum amount necessary. I could be wrong. ...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-28-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,602
Posted By bluebarchetta

The studs were supplied with the spacers. I...

The studs were supplied with the spacers. I believe it was an RSC kit, but can't remember. I bought it unused, but second hand from a member here.
Forum: Aston Martin
02-28-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,602
Posted By bluebarchetta

It's not necessarily a difficult job, but we have...

It's not necessarily a difficult job, but we have a press in the race shop. Cheap one from harbor freight, but it works. Definitely not a job that can be done on the car
Forum: Aston Martin
02-28-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,602
Posted By bluebarchetta

I did what programmatore did. Long term, I did...

I did what programmatore did. Long term, I did not want to have, essentially 2 sets of shorter studs, the original, and the one mounted to the spacer. Much prefer the pressed in method. It was a...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-25-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By bluebarchetta

You have hit on the main issues that seem to...

You have hit on the main issues that seem to effect the 4.3L cars. I will tell you I had all of these happen to mine within the first year (oil leak, o2 sensors, AM radio out), except clutch issues....
Forum: Aston Martin
02-09-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By bluebarchetta

Plus the second he let off the gas to slam on the...

Plus the second he let off the gas to slam on the brakes, transferred weight forward, and removed whatever traction was left from the rear, guaranteeing rear wheels passing the fronts.

Stay on the...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-06-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,295
Posted By bluebarchetta

Disclaimer; I have not raced the Vantage, however...

Disclaimer; I have not raced the Vantage, however to add to what Rich said, I'd actually probably lower both into the area of 29lbs cold. I have tracked the PSS's and at 36 cold, the rears are prob...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-05-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,974
Posted By bluebarchetta

Here is an old thread with some wheel offset size...

Here is an old thread with some wheel offset size info. The offsets are the same regardless of rim diameter. If you search for "doublelow7" and HRE, you'll see the wheels he's referencing. ...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-03-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,584
Posted By bluebarchetta

There should be a sticker, under the very large...

There should be a sticker, under the very large radiator/engine bay cover plate. You'll need to remove a ton of screws (I think they're star drivers) to get the plate off. But the sticker is on the...
Forum: Aston Martin
01-29-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,672
Posted By bluebarchetta

That is the same center console as my 08. My...

That is the same center console as my 08. My recollection is the way to tell the difference between an 08 and 07, is that the 08 has the updated center consoles.

Easiest way to tell if it...
Forum: Aston Martin
01-23-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,650
Posted By bluebarchetta

EZ, awesome looking vert. Did you just get those...

EZ, awesome looking vert. Did you just get those mats, or are they the older (no longer available) V Collection ones?
Forum: Aston Martin
01-17-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By bluebarchetta

Nice video. So AMOC allows other brands at their...

Nice video. So AMOC allows other brands at their track days?
Forum: Aston Martin
12-17-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,084
Posted By bluebarchetta

Very nice, can't wait to see them re-installed. ...

Very nice, can't wait to see them re-installed.

Was curious if you were going to have them cleared.
Forum: Aston Martin
07-14-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By bluebarchetta

Besides wanting the car, I'm now certain that the...

Besides wanting the car, I'm now certain that the proper response to everyone who advocates for dual clutch transmissions: Taser them!

:)
Forum: Aston Martin
07-11-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By bluebarchetta

Mine failed at about 15k. Price at dealer was...

Mine failed at about 15k. Price at dealer was around $3k, majority of the cost is labor, not parts
Forum: Aston Martin
05-02-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 31,883
Posted By bluebarchetta

My friend (an engineer for Honda) and I were just...

My friend (an engineer for Honda) and I were just discussing lightweight bumper beams for our s2000 race cars. After losing over 300 lbs from the car, it's about the last major area to attack. ...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-02-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 31,883
Posted By bluebarchetta

Nice job with the old Colin Chapman "...add...

Nice job with the old Colin Chapman "...add lightness" theory. Porsche would charge serious money for this amount of weight reduction.

Having flown aircraft and done weight/balance calculations...
Forum: Aston Martin
04-07-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By bluebarchetta

Sending you a pm

Sending you a pm
Forum: Aston Martin
03-24-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,077
Posted By bluebarchetta

My interest level has increased. Took my car out...

My interest level has increased. Took my car out of winter storage, and the piano black now has a hairline crack.

Look forward to finished pics
Forum: Aston Martin
03-16-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,542
Posted By bluebarchetta

Not sure what size tire your running, or...

Not sure what size tire your running, or availability, but I'd recommend Bridgestone RE71R's. They are the nearest thing in grip to a full r-comp tire, and will wear a little better than the Cup...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-16-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By bluebarchetta

Welcome. Tinkering is definitely alive and well...

Welcome. Tinkering is definitely alive and well with these cars. I have done headers, HFC, springs, spacers, and several appearance items.

Also good to see another E30 track enthusiast. My team...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-15-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,295
Posted By bluebarchetta

I do, just not with my Aston. I'll be at Mid...

I do, just not with my Aston. I'll be at Mid Ohio, Road America, Gingerman, PittRace, Watkins Glen, among others this year. Normally with NASA, some with Chumpcar, some with PCA
Forum: Aston Martin
03-11-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,484
Posted By bluebarchetta

I have them on my 08 Vert. I do like the drop...

I have them on my 08 Vert. I do like the drop and feel the springs do not ride harsher than OEM. I don't have any pics but could email you some if you want. Just pm me.

I also installed...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-01-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,605
Posted By bluebarchetta

Mine was fixed about a year and a half ago. ...

Mine was fixed about a year and a half ago. Ellipsis; pm me if you want me to dig up the invoice. Mine was covered under extended warranty. I have a my08, v8v.

One caution; I know...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-13-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,076
Posted By bluebarchetta

Can't wait to get mine. Can you give any insight...

Can't wait to get mine. Can you give any insight into the removal/install process?
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