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Why are you here?

I own an Abarth Grande Punto
66 (12.8%)
I own an Abarth 500
292 (56.7%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth Grande Punto
11 (2.1%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth 500
94 (18.3%)
I'm not planning on buying, I just like Abarth
3 (0.6%)
Some other reason
13 (2.5%)
I own an Abarth Punto Evo
30 (5.8%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth Punto Evo
6 (1.2%)

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Offline lloyd

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Re: Why are you here?
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2009, 10:06:56 pm »
i will use this as a chat up line

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #31 on: May 11, 2009, 07:52:11 am »
    Some scorpion species actually make a sound like a cricket. Many species Opistophthalmus stridulate using their mouthparts. Smaller species of this genus are less likely to stridulate due to the soft sound they would be able to produce. This soft sound would not be loud enough to startle car salesmen. Stiff bristles on the mouthparts are rubbed on the underside of the carapace to produce a hissing sound. Species with a deep V-shaped groove on the carapace, produce a louder noise than a shallow V-shape. In some species such as O. pallipes even second instar individuals can stridulate loudly.

    Also, when I'm in the boot of my Abarth for the next 3 weeks the guys at Bauer Millett better not start sweeping up around me as I'll spend many daylight hours at the entrance to my boot lying 2-3cm down. It is probable that this door keeping is related to prey capture. Daytime staff form a large part of my diet. Furthermore, as a warning to the cleaner at Bauer Millett, a scorpion resting at the entrance to their burrow will often grab viciously at a broom that is moved at the entrance to their burrow.

    The pedipalps of females are more rounded pincers than the male. In species such as O. pallipes and O. longicauda sexual dimorphism is extreme with males displaying exquisitely elongated pedipalps. Males are also smaller than females. Females also construct deeper burrows than males. As with other genera, males wander about looking for the spare wheel during the warmer months, and may be found sheltering under surface debris or in shallow burrows. Females construct a permanent burrow in the exhaust system and do not stray far away.

    Members of this genus can deliver a painful sting. Under normal circumstances, envenomations are not life threatening. These scorpions often crush salesmen with their pincers and will use their venom to subdue larger members of satff.






    Wow Joe, you're so knowledgeable.  Thanks for that   :thumb:
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    Offline Blueey

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009, 11:22:02 pm »
    Some scorpion species actually make a sound like a cricket. Many species Opistophthalmus stridulate using their mouthparts. Smaller species of this genus are less likely to stridulate due to the soft sound they would be able to produce. This soft sound would not be loud enough to startle car salesmen. Stiff bristles on the mouthparts are rubbed on the underside of the carapace to produce a hissing sound. Species with a deep V-shaped groove on the carapace, produce a louder noise than a shallow V-shape. In some species such as O. pallipes even second instar individuals can stridulate loudly.

    Also, when I'm in the boot of my Abarth for the next 3 weeks the guys at Bauer Millett better not start sweeping up around me as I'll spend many daylight hours at the entrance to my boot lying 2-3cm down. It is probable that this door keeping is related to prey capture. Daytime staff form a large part of my diet. Furthermore, as a warning to the cleaner at Bauer Millett, a scorpion resting at the entrance to their burrow will often grab viciously at a broom that is moved at the entrance to their burrow.

    The pedipalps of females are more rounded pincers than the male. In species such as O. pallipes and O. longicauda sexual dimorphism is extreme with males displaying exquisitely elongated pedipalps. Males are also smaller than females. Females also construct deeper burrows than males. As with other genera, males wander about looking for the spare wheel during the warmer months, and may be found sheltering under surface debris or in shallow burrows. Females construct a permanent burrow in the exhaust system and do not stray far away.

    Members of this genus can deliver a painful sting. Under normal circumstances, envenomations are not life threatening. These scorpions often crush salesmen with their pincers and will use their venom to subdue larger members of staff.

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    Offline Lewis

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #33 on: May 26, 2009, 08:40:43 pm »
    Are you a fellow Zoology person Joe?  ;D
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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #34 on: May 26, 2009, 08:47:07 pm »
    What sort of noise does a scorpion make?  Anyone know?

    When I used a hammer to reduce one to kit form, it made a sort of crunching noise.

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #35 on: June 01, 2009, 05:40:26 pm »
    john501 made me ..... the look he gives people ....... you just cant say no ...........

    Just thought i would sign up to see what all the fuss was about hahaha, no seriously joined up to get some info and what not on the little pocket rockets, and just to see what you guys get up to once the car leaves the dealer

    Offline MickL

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #36 on: June 20, 2009, 11:28:29 am »
    Cos I have a GPA on order and I have loved Abarths for years, since the 131 days :thumb:
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    Offline Missing in Action

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #37 on: June 20, 2009, 11:31:36 am »
    Cos I have a GPA on order and I have loved Abarths for years, since the 131 days :thumb:

    good man!  :thumb:
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    Offline Andrew

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #38 on: June 20, 2009, 02:53:06 pm »
    I'm here because I've ordered an AGP and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
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    Offline Andrewfuzzy

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #39 on: June 20, 2009, 03:31:18 pm »
    My A500 is officially on the boat....ut theres no specific option for that so its on order  :lala:

    Offline Dom

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #40 on: July 09, 2009, 11:24:29 am »
    I am here as i love everything Abarth, particularly the early cars. I have a 1972 Fiat 500 that I have been slowly tuning to Abarth 695 Spec.

    Here is my car and it's story so far...

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2915992


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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #41 on: July 09, 2009, 12:20:31 pm »
    Cool, like it. ;D

    Offline scuderia sitar

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #42 on: July 09, 2009, 03:26:48 pm »
    Yes, very Luigi !!
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    Chippy

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #43 on: July 16, 2009, 10:48:52 pm »
    I'm here because the wife has taken over the TV remote. Big Brother every poxy night  :banghead:

    Oh, and I'm picking up my GPA SS on Saturday week  :thumb:

    Offline black abarth

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #44 on: July 20, 2009, 04:09:19 pm »
    I have just bought a black 500 abarth from arnold clark in glasgow.  My father used to tune fiat strada 130s and 131 sports, so I got the bug there.  Its just good to have a car again that makes you smile everytime you see it never mind driving it.
    I am currently running it in so I am patiently waiting for right foot time.
     ;D
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