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roscobbc

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Sat 10 Mar 18 01:02

Fantom Works


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Did anyone see this weeks edition on Freeview (Thursday evening) - the one with the early 50's Lincoln 'Woody' and the '71 Mustang Mach One. I always thought this show was one of the more 'believable' car shows, but was beginning to have doubts with the seemingly unrealistic hours 'clocked-up' doing the cars. This weeks show was a joke. What 'shop' would have an auto gear-box in and out so many times. The real joke was the boss bloke (who always wears a green tee-shirt) take the Mach One's owner to the rear of his car and pronounce that the car had been 'jumped' and had a 'bent uni-body! - what a load of cobblers. If the car had had a 'heavy' landing why would the door shuts have been visibly even all the way down the door? (they'd have been binding at the top and wider at the bottom. Hadn't he ever heard of the issues back in the day that many pony or muscle cars like Mustangs and Camaro's (and especially big block cars) had with torque reaction. This would cause 'C' pillar ripples (usually on fastback cars) Back in the day you could always tell if a previous owner had been doing drag type starts by these ripples. My own '71 429 SCJ Mach One had these ripples. It never seemed bad enough to damage paintwork but was always visible if you knew where to look.


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Invetterate

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Sat 10 Mar 18 15:01

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It's all about show biz and "entertainment" which is about making money not about facts for the enthusiast and education for the interested Censored

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roscobbc

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Sat 10 Mar 18 17:10

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Keep forgetting that Mark - shouldn't really after the fiasco of Car SOS's work of Peter Knodt's car Banghead


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kentvette

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Sun 11 Mar 18 12:35

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Careful Ross, you'll rake up the old "C2 on Wheeler Dealers dispute"! Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes


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roscobbc

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Sun 11 Mar 18 15:25

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You're right there Stephen - we don't need any more potential disputes on here do we Scratchchin Yes


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CaptainK

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Thu 15 Mar 18 09:41

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roscobbc wrote (View Post):Keep forgetting that Mark - shouldn't really after the fiasco of Car SOS's work of Peter Knodt's car Banghead
Being a newish member of the club (owned my C3 for two years now). I have often heard there was a "fiasco" with Car SOS and that C3, but I have never heard the details. Obviously its in the past and is not my business as I wasn't involved, but its just one of those niggly things that my brain keeps popping up every time I come on here or watch Car SOS (a show I do love). Its like the red button - I want to press it so I find out what it does Rofl



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stevel98

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Thu 15 Mar 18 10:39

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Right on.. what were the hassles? What was bad about both Corvette projects?

It seemed to go ok from where I was watching on both shows apart from WD massaging the numbers a tad which they do in all the projects anyway (..no way they made a £14k profit off that C2). Remember, the Fantomworks show, like Overhauling and WD is run by Velocity who prefer grinning faces rather than grubby technical detail (..that's why we lost Edd)

This is a forum, ..and disputes is what its here for, so lets hear it.



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roscobbc

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Thu 15 Mar 18 18:50

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Unfortunately the forum is not really the correct place to 'air' any grievances between two parties. Unless the aggrieved party and 'accused' can publish both sides of their respective 'stories' in equal measure it will not give a fair and unbiased account of events. And even if it did it still isn't going to happen on an 'open (or members only) forum I'm afraid (as indicated by my first paragraph). However there is nothing to stop anyone PM'ing or emailing another member or members with their own comments and views is there? Yes



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stevel98

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Fri 16 Mar 18 10:41

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Don't see a problem, Ross. (..apart from violating the 'good news only' ethos on here)

As long as there is no slander, libel, or profanity, issues like these should be able to be discussed.

It seemed to go very well up until the last post on here, so what went wrong?

http://www.corvetteclub.org.uk/viewtopic.php?printertopic=1&...



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roscobbc

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Fri 16 Mar 18 11:30

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stevel98 wrote (View Post):Don't see a problem, Ross. (..apart from violating the 'good news only' ethos on here)

As long as there is no slander, libel, or profanity, issues like these should be able to be discussed.

It seemed to go very well up until the last post on here, so what went wrong?

http://www.corvetteclub.org.uk/viewtopic.php?printertopic=1&...


It's not my place to allow further comment without the agreement of the owner said vehicle (a CCCUK member) He may be subject to a 'legal' agreement or understanding with programme producers re. any release of information or further comment. Surprised


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