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by burtonm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

I said goodbye to the GSi today. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/31800120348_0d1cd8d741_b.jpg 20181101_162901 by max_burton , on Flickr It's gone to a good home with a fellow R8 enthusiast, from the recently fractured Facebook page. This leaves a hole on my driveway, which I'm hoping to fill wit...
by burtonm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Well, I've been busy. Thanks to Craig Cheetham, the car is now back in one piece and relatively straight. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/44522827354_9f1f42fc2a_b.jpg IMG_20180928_122620297 by max_burton , on Flickr After the trip down to the Fens however, the car started to condense its header ...
by burtonm
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

That does look good :clapping . Do you have to take half the dash out to do this or is it a quick job? Centre console trim out - 4 screws, two each side (one down by the gear lever and one halfway up round the side of the fan controls and radio), & pull forward. Then the knobs need taking off the h...
by burtonm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

The GSi is going to be put up for sale, to generate funds to improve my GTi. GTi needs a head gasket, cambelt, work on the gearbox, and a better fitting exhuast. GSi is spot on and rot free but surplus to requirements. Who was it that was looking for an auto R8? I tried to reply to the PM thread but...
by burtonm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

I'm good for wings now, thanks though!
by burtonm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Made a minor upgrade today:

ImageIMG_20180927_132819_842 by max_burton, on Flickr

a NOS wooden heater control panel from a bubble dash. Needs a little adjustment but it looks great, right at home.
by burtonm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Yep, can't miss it can you? That'll have been my mum, she's taken a real shine to it, even more so than my GSi.

(Also it's being kept on the drive while I can't select P so she just uses it as her car is blocked in).
by burtonm
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: 416GTi auto, 13k miles
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: FS eBay: 416GTi auto, 13k miles

It's a GTi, leather/alloys/4x electric windows are standard features.

My GTi was specified with velour seats (so a GSi spec Prism interior) as a no cost option. I'm suspicious it might be the only GTi left with factory velour.
by burtonm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

I'm only seeing left too. The GTi has really impressed me: it handles better than the GSi - the suspension is smoother - still soft, but it feels like it actually has some performance and pedigree, whereas the GSi just feels a bit awkward when you give it a bit of a challenge - it still performs adm...
by burtonm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416
Replies: 27
Views: 2109

Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

Intrigued about the 'teg manifold.
by burtonm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: 416GTi auto, 13k miles
Replies: 7
Views: 381

FS eBay: 416GTi auto, 13k miles

G plater! Very early car. 13k miles and MOT history seems to back it up, but the last one has an advisory for a corroded sill so who knows what might lurk behind. £1800 current bid from a £1500 start - absurdly high price IMO (bear in mind I have a 416GTi and have been looking for one for a while), ...
by burtonm
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

OK - so it turns out the relays inside the Civic block are actually exchangable with the R8 ones- they have the same footprint and layout but the design is a bit better. By desoldering them from a Civic relay and transplanting them onto an R8 board you can get an improved main relay. So look out for...
by burtonm
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

*laughs*, second person to say that. It's a slightly bent original bonnet that I've stuck a Honda badge on for a joke and to confuse people!
by burtonm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Before: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/30938810628_8526f6e8ac_b.jpg After: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/44804580331_0e09798bf0_b.jpg spot what's wrong with the picture - and it's not the red wing! While I was on holiday my dad has been hard at work straightening the front end of the GTi ...
by burtonm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1991 416GTi
Replies: 118
Views: 5652

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Well, I now have a pair of wings, rust free, they were £50 delivered. They look to be in a shade of Nightfire, and the body coloured rubbing strips with black inserts suggest they're off a 216GTi 3dr. Going to slap them on soon, in an effort to get the car mobile again, and vacate the garage. I've b...