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Nelson Area. Next meet.. Mapua classic car show - Sunday 25th November 10am.

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The whiskey for tonight is Talisker Dark Storm, The colour is golden amber and the nose has an instant interesting mix of rich, earthy smokiness (this is reminiscent of coal tar soap or freshly laid tarmac), bittersweet malty cereals and barley sugar.  The smoke catches the nostrils and has a peppery chili-like edge to it.  As these aromas fade a little, others come through - think of vanilla, honeycomb, caramel, fresh green apple, sultanas and a hint of candied orange and brine.

On the palate, this is initially quite acrid and slightly bitter with a woody, almost charcoal-like edge.  the result is drying and the similar peppery chili note from the nose exaggerates this.  These notes are again reminiscent of hot tar, as on the nose, and wet earth.  After this first blast, the whisky develops in an interesting way and just in time too.  Some much needed sweetness comes through in the form of butterscotch, vanilla, golden syrup, malted barley plus some dried fruits (think especially of raisins, sultanas, candied orange and apricots).  Two lovely notes appear towards the end and work well hand in hand with the others present - salted caramel and toasted nuts.  A final sprinkle of earthy ginger powder completes the jigsaw.

The finish is long and smoulders away for ages.  The initial sweetness (the barley, honey, syrup and fruit) fade first, followed by the notes of salted caramel and toasted nuts.  It is the warming, acrid and spicy smoke that lasts longest.  This has an ultimately drying effect, which makes you want to reach for a sip of water or another sip of the whisky.

 

Haha these reviews always crack me up!

See you all tonight

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8 minutes ago, sidewaysickness said:

The whiskey for tonight is Talisker Dark Storm, The colour is golden amber and the nose has an instant interesting mix of rich, earthy smokiness (this is reminiscent of coal tar soap or freshly laid tarmac), bittersweet malty cereals and barley sugar.  The smoke catches the nostrils and has a peppery chili-like edge to it.  As these aromas fade a little, others come through - think of vanilla, honeycomb, caramel, fresh green apple, sultanas and a hint of candied orange and brine.

On the palate, this is initially quite acrid and slightly bitter with a woody, almost charcoal-like edge.  the result is drying and the similar peppery chili note from the nose exaggerates this.  These notes are again reminiscent of hot tar, as on the nose, and wet earth.  After this first blast, the whisky develops in an interesting way and just in time too.  Some much needed sweetness comes through in the form of butterscotch, vanilla, golden syrup, malted barley plus some dried fruits (think especially of raisins, sultanas, candied orange and apricots).  Two lovely notes appear towards the end and work well hand in hand with the others present - salted caramel and toasted nuts.  A final sprinkle of earthy ginger powder completes the jigsaw.

The finish is long and smoulders away for ages.  The initial sweetness (the barley, honey, syrup and fruit) fade first, followed by the notes of salted caramel and toasted nuts.  It is the warming, acrid and spicy smoke that lasts longest.  This has an ultimately drying effect, which makes you want to reach for a sip of water or another sip of the whisky.

 

Haha these reviews always crack me up!

See you all tonight

Shit, that sounds like a 3 course meal. Breakfast drink of champions?  I unfortunately will not be on the hard until tomorrow. Verysuckymoto.

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@yoeddynz Hey Alex here is how a megasquirt looks after dead time. cut/paste example. "Megasquirt uses 0.2ms per volt as its standard constant. So for each volt the opening time is reduced by 0.2ms... (and seeing as we love examples!) An injector dead time of 1.1ms @13.2V and a voltage correction value of 0.2ms/V would change to 1.3ms @12.2V and 0.9ms @ 14.2 volts...." crude but effective. 

 

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Cheers- Now you go back to your workshop and get that test rig finished. Then update your thread :-)

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Alright so our next meet will be Thursday the 31st of August. 6pm at the good old moutere inn. I must say the location seems to be working out quite well, it really is a great little pub.

I will try to get some photos now that there's a little more sunlight in the day.

Oldschool Nelson has also been asked if we would like to do a meet with the Nelson Car Club at a motorkahna or grasskahna event. A few of us have been to a couple of these events and its great fun! So whats the general consensus on this? Are you guys and girls interested in hooning your oldschool car? or any car/work truck for that matter.

 

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2 hours ago, sidewaysickness said:

Alright so our next meet will be Thursday the 31st of August. 6pm at the good old moutere inn. I must say the location seems to be working out quite well, it really is a great little pub.

I will try to get some photos now that there's a little more sunlight in the day.

Oldschool Nelson has also been asked if we would like to do a meet with the Nelson Car Club at a motorkahna or grasskahna event. A few of us have been to a couple of these events and its great fun! So whats the general consensus on this? Are you guys and girls interested in hooning your oldschool car? or any car/work truck for that matter.

 

Beagle isn't oldschool  - but super keen. Rock Auto is currently sending me all the parts I need to win the next event...

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Ideal event for Viva wagon, what with its supple suspension and linear band of almost ample torque......

If @Hannah gets on to finishing the new engine and fitting it before then it'll have 20 more ponies too!

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5 hours ago, footey said:

if we did a grasskana would be need helmet overalls etc etc only thing that has put me off

Helmet we can sort (I have 2 of different sizes, normal and HUGE). The car club has a selection of loaner overalls so not a worry at all.

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If you bring your own overalls they MUST be 100% cotton or motorsport race overalls, NO polyester ones allowed. Not required for motorkhana but will be required plus helmet for autocross.

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If anyone is keen the Nelson car club is holding a standing 400m sprint on Redwood Road Oct 1st. Car should be of wof standard or motorsport logbook. Helmet and cotton overalls. A great chance to find out how fast your car really is!

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Just now, sidewaysickness said:

That's good to know about the cotton overalls! Does the helmet need to be full face? 

@ThePog I may be able to get my 12 second's back on the sprint haha

I watched the videos, I was impressed that you managed not to spin! I reckon @ThePog could have done with more handbrake. PS Is he bringing guitar to Hanmer/should @scooters bring something too?

I don't think the 400m would be ideal Beagle material. I'm currently saving all my pennies for suspension. Ground clearance vs handling is a conversation I'll no doubt be boring a few of you guys with in a few nights time...

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Spinning was not an issue, understeer was. Also the handbrake was useless as it locked all the wheels due to the 4wd being engaged...


There will be a guitar in the bus for sure.

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There was a couple of times that I i thought I had gone too far but good old e30 held on. Also I was born sideways, seriously. 2 months premature and I was cut out because I was stuck at full lock.

The beagle would love the 400m sprint, surely the 4 wheel drive would help you launch?

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On 8/22/2017 at 18:19, ynot said:

If anyone is keen the Nelson car club is holding a standing 400m sprint on Redwood Road Oct 1st. Car should be of wof standard or motorsport logbook. Helmet and cotton overalls. A great chance to find out how fast your car really is!

Definitely keen on this, I assume details will be posted on the car club Facebook page?

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Last time I tried a sprint in the viva it just sat and spun one wheel. Yay for open diffs  (and poor technique) 

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