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by northerner69
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18692
Views: 609203

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Fitted the bellhousing bolts and engine mounts back on!
by northerner69
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**

Sorry I'll not be able to make it, away for a weekend break and car is in bits a the minute while I fit the new engine. Hopefully it'll be up and running for the October meet.
by northerner69
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 17/08/2018 **7.30pm**

Just to let you all know that I'm away on holiday from Wednesday 8th August so will miss the meet on the 17th. Hope to catch up again in September.
by northerner69
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 17/08/2018 **7.30pm**

A good evening had by all I think!
by northerner69
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/07/2018 **7.30pm**

Aiming to be there for 7.30pm if the wife can decide what time she wants to be dropped off at! See you all later!
by northerner69
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/07/2018 **7.30pm**

I should be able to make it, in the RX8, so there should be at least 2 in the car park! Have to drop my wife off at her end of term bash 1st, but aiming on joining you all for a burger and a beer!
by northerner69
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts

I've got 2 standard alloys for sale with almost worn tyres on. £20 each.
by northerner69
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/07/2018 **7.30pm**

will try and get there this time!
by northerner69
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What Ramp
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: What Ramp

I jack the car up and then position the ramps under the wheels. I guess the ramp extensions are the way to go as the RX8 is too low to drive up the stock ramps. Anyway the above works for me, as mentioned though safety is key, my drive slopes so I position axle stands as well just in case!
by northerner69
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 15/06/2018 **7.30pm**

sorry guys. only just got home from doing the weekly shop to feed the 5000. I'm knackered after a tough week at work so chilling at home with a glass of wine
by northerner69
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 15/06/2018 **7.30pm**

Cannot believe its that time of the month again! I'll try to make it for a drink. My son dropped a bombshell that his friend is coming to stay this weekend, so need to sort the house out so if I get over it would be around 8.30pm I reckon.
by northerner69
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Looking for a RX-8
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Looking for a RX-8

I'm thinking of parting ways with my RX8. In Milton Keynes if you're interested.
by northerner69
Tue May 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Another decat question
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Another decat question

Having had my system apart several times now: Get the car lifted up as high as possible for best access. Not having access to a lift I jacked mine up onto ramps. This makes it easier to get underneath and see where the bolts are and how to unplug the lambda. My preferred is good old WD40, spray all ...
by northerner69
Tue May 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 15/06/2018 **7.30pm**

I showed up on Friday later than planned but other than mine there was only 1 RX8 in the car park. I asked inside but as a table hadn't been booked it wasn't worth taking it further as I had another do to attend. I did call back down again later but no RX8 at all in car park. I'll be up for June mee...
by northerner69
Fri May 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 18/05/2018 **7.30pm**

Will be over around 7.30pm for a drink, meet up with everyone and check out the cars! I have a works reunion later in the evening so I'll be shooting off to that at around 9pm ish. Up for a quick run out though. My mate might come down from Nottingham as well.
by northerner69
Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/04/2018 **7.30pm**

Is there a meeting on Friday 19thMay??
by northerner69
Sat May 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?
Replies: 621
Views: 23651

Re: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?

My list of the good, the bad and the downright horrible! Vauxhall Viva HC Ford Capri 1.6 Talbot Horizon, I must have lost my marbles with this one! Ford Capri 2.0 Ford Escort XR3i Vauxhall Astra GTE Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6l - this is where I became family man! Plus a second car Ford Orion 1.6GL. We be...
by northerner69
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18692
Views: 609203

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Gave it a good clean and then ran it down to my mates to get a quote for the repair to the bodywork. Believe it or not but a washing machine fell out of the side door of a delivery van and landed on the RX. Healthy dent behind front driver wheel arch and scuffs down driver door:( Waiting to hear fro...
by northerner69
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/04/2018 **7.30pm**

Sorry all that I didn't make it, but had to have an early night as I got called into work on an early on Saturday morning:( See you all soon and happy birthday Sean.
by northerner69
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Starting RX8 after holidays.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Starting RX8 after holidays.

Thanks for all the advice as ever. Got her running again just as 2 young lads were walking past and commenting on the nice car! This time it wasn't interested in a jump off my son's car so I put the battery on charge overnight, (and all Day). Fitted said battery and starter turning slow as... Hooked...
by northerner69
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/04/2018 **7.30pm**

Will try and make it to say hello and for a drink at least. When it's good weather on a Friday we tend to do picnic's with friends until around 8pm. If I can make it for food though I will, try to update you all nearer the time.
by northerner69
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Starting RX8 after holidays.
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Starting RX8 after holidays.

Is there a procedure out there for getting an RX8 to start after a prolonged spell of non-use? I attempted to start her after returning from my holidays (about 10 days of not used) without success. Normally she starts after a couple of cranks but all that's happened this time is the starters spinnin...
by northerner69
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18692
Views: 609203

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Not today but earlier this week: Monday - checked her over in readiness for the dreaded MOT. Thought I might get a proviso on tyres but other than that looked ok. Tuesday - mot day. Dropped her off, browsed around a dealership and garden centre and treated myself to a coffee whilst I fretted. No nee...
by northerner69
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 21/09/18 **7.30pm**
Replies: 922
Views: 26418

Re: Bucks/Beds/Herts/Northants, Fri 20/04/2018 **7.30pm**

Did anybody turn up on Friday? I didn't hear anything either way but I was struggling to make it anyway! Hopefully next time when the weathers a bit warmer!
by northerner69
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 840
Views: 40956

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY (open to all)

Sadly my wallet is empty! MOT due so I need to concentrate on that first and then sort the remaining bugs out before mod time. Oh and I'm about ready for a full set of tyres! Any recommendations welcome. Running on an obscure brand at the minute but they've been ok grip wise. I'm thinking of Toyo, Y...

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