Search found 2718 matches

by GTiJohn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard
9. John Heighington
10. Mr Teddy Bear
11. Swanndoggz
12. itcaptainslow
13. ….. :wink3
by GTiJohn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .

Both HH-R and R3 when launched had an unconventional damping set-up where rebound and compression damping were the same. It was referred to internally as "1-to-1 damping". It gave a very comfortable ride but also allowed more body-roll. It wasn't 'sporty'. The 45 and 25 adopted more conventional cam...
by GTiJohn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

Don't know yet. How far in advance do the hotel need to know? You need to book a hotel yourself so you can leave it as late as your dare Sorry - wrong event! Got confused with The Graduate :oops Lucknam Park are only doing food for us so we'll probably confirm final numbers on Monday 7th. Apols for...
by GTiJohn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

StubbornPatriot wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am
Don't know yet. How far in advance do the hotel need to know?
You need to book a hotel yourself so you can leave it as late as your dare
by GTiJohn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

The new edition of Modern Classics is out and contains a good review of this event https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48670216543_bff58e5158_k.jpg There are at least 4 R8s in their photos - see if you can spot them all :laughing2 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48670216288_c9f8ff200a_k.jpg
by GTiJohn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

So far we have :-

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard
9. John Heighington
10. Mr Teddy Bear
11. Swanndoggz

Any more?
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from sunny Yorkshire
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: New member from sunny Yorkshire

JDrake wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:46 pm
I've just agreed to buy the cabrio and collect next week so maybe if all goes well...


:clapping
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Coupe steering rack
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Coupe steering rack

Just turning the road wheels from lock-to-lock once should bleed the system
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..

The answer is "generally pretty well if looked after" ! If course many aren't... But most of these have now departed from the roads. There are already a couple of threads running on 'things that still our cars' and overall durability that might help you. You should be able to find a very good condit...
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from sunny Yorkshire
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: New member from sunny Yorkshire

:welcome

Hope to meet you soon. Perhaps very soon ! :D
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 5AS immobilizer repair/ by pass
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: 5AS immobilizer repair/ by pass

Phew!

Your fault-diagnosis and perseverance paid off :clapping
by GTiJohn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .

The material a wheel is made of will have an order-of-magnitude smaller effect than several other factors. The largest benefit you can get is by increasing the sidewalk height of your tyre but as you need to keep the outside radius of you tyre about the same (so they don't hit the bodywork and your ...
by GTiJohn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:51 pm
will the tatty green one be acceptable? :)
Participation is more important than condition :D
by GTiJohn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

You should never have sold that 416 GTi ! :*laughs*

If sure we can fit you in somewhere so keep your eyes peeled closer to the time :D
by GTiJohn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

From FB...

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard
9. John Heighington