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by RichardK
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Another leather interior!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Another leather interior!

My front seats sold for < £100 and the rears and cards remain unsold.
by RichardK
Wed May 25, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

Next weird tasks: Retrim armrest - I could go for cream leather, but what's tempting me at the moment is finding a way of making a flexible sealed/lacquered cork similar to the accents on the MX-30/CX-60. If I don't do it on the armrest, possibly somewhere else, but the armrest is the most obvious p...
by RichardK
Wed May 25, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

From Royal Steering Wheels. https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1230060#p1230060 Very nice! Not sure I can justify that on the car right now, but a nice-to-have for the future if the rest of it holds out long enough... Thanks to Nutty_Chappie, a wonderfully well-packed and clean h...
by RichardK
Tue May 24, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

Gearstick gaiter replaced - pictures to follow when it's all done and reassembled.

The centre console lid button has popped out on one side, and so has the replacement lid's button. So I took it apart, heated the button over the gas hob and re-splayed the clips.

It worked!
by RichardK
Sat May 21, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

Now THAT looks interesting!
by RichardK
Wed May 18, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

So, a few changes: https://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_2022_05/6F4C5FC2-AAD4-4CCE-903D-EDC03F04FFD3.thumb.jpeg.e010bcbe7530286867572dd0e63b8e26.jpeg https://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_2022_05/1B6445B7-B6BF-4041-B532-8E9078FEC6E2.thumb.jpeg.dcf08b107795083f7e5014ca9c7f348d.jpeg https://autoshite...
by RichardK
Wed May 18, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

My advice would be to see to the rust first just to see if the cosmetic stuff is worth doing, these cars can look great on top whilst masking issues beneath. I know from experience Mw too - this is the second time I've tried to revisit RX-8s. My first RX-8 was a new lease car so it was a flawless e...
by RichardK
Wed May 18, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Nordic Green 192 Project
Replies: 38
Views: 2040

Re: Nordic Green 192 Project

Shout out for another Nordic Green - inspiring me to put the effort in if mine needs it :)
by RichardK
Tue May 17, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Cygnus: Richard's Nordic Green 231

This is Cygnus. If you get the reference for the name, you win... nerd points, probably. There's a hidden dad joke in there, too. An unexpected buy, it's a one owner, full service history (and I mean full service history) example, with 74,000 miles. A compression test from 70,000 miles showing 7.2/6...
by RichardK
Tue May 17, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

Hi Richard & :welcome: back to the RX-8OC :thumleft: Please check out the EVENTS SECTION's for anything coming up soon in your area :thumleft: Events Team Nothing I can see for Lincolnshire - but I'll be up for travelling when everything settles down (and I know I can still drive a manual car)....
by RichardK
Sun May 15, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

Had a day of normal cars yesterday - and then after buying it a roof cover the PT Cruiser decided to reward me with a sticky brake caliper. The RX-8's been giving it ideas. Anyway, the Cruiser had been out to the shops for a can of chain lube, so I went to check out the RX-8's 'rusty steering compon...
by RichardK
Sat May 14, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

You may still be able to get the grills new, from zunsport, the stakes you may get from eBay or a breaker and chances are your ssv issue is related to the solenoid behind the upper intake manifold(if the ssv moves freely then vacuum isn't getting to it to operate it) I'm thinking the solenoids too ...
by RichardK
Sat May 14, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

Hi and :welcome: back RichardK. :D I'd say nordic greens are almost certainly few and far between now - no idea how many there may be, but I don't recall the last time I saw one. This may help with your steering issues https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=47002 Excellent! ...
by RichardK
Fri May 13, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 take two - Nordic Green
Replies: 14
Views: 395

RX-8 take two - Nordic Green

Hello! Used to be a member - I had one of those low-cost leased RX-8s in 2006. That was 15 years after I started driving. https://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_2022_05/073B5A80-A970-4308-B694-5151AD8A8094.thumb.jpeg.bc878bc7b89958115dd543901c082f44.jpeg 15 years after that, I just bought another RX-...
by RichardK
Tue May 29, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Two reds, both in Kelso. Didn't get the one I saw in the town on the roundabout from the bridge, but the other one I have seen a few times - K1 TCJ.
by RichardK
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Private plate Winning Blue in Carlisle on Monday :)
by RichardK
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Friday, saw a black one with chrome wheels on the M6 - I've forgotten the cherished plate on it. It had a chrome filler flap, but no strakes!

Went from Carlisle to Kendal-ish, IIRC.

Saw a few around; I keep seeing one with a private plate like N111 K something in Birmingham around Erdington area :D
by RichardK
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Heading to London last weekend (9-11 Feb), saw a grey one on a petrol forecourt and shouted "Nice car!" at the owner as I was busy filling mine...

He looked nervous.

And saw a blue one in the garage when my cat was getting done - xx04 HPC in Border Cars :D
by RichardK
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Scotmeet (UPDATE: Sat 20th Jan @ Peebles, details page 2)
Replies: 59
Views: 4932

Awwwwww!

I think my Sera is going to be collected on Saturday, I sold it :(
by RichardK
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Copper Red Evolve in B&Q car park last night. I wasn't in the RX8, I was driving my current shameful banger - £650worth of 1999 Astra TD estate (it's so basic, it doesn't even have central locking).
by RichardK
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Saw a filthy Phantom Blue evolve on the M6/M5 area yesterday heading South. Passed it, we both undertook some MLOC idiots, and then I think I went a different direction (heading for Cheltenham). And I can't say much for the filthy other than "I thought it was grey" - my car looks awful aft...
by RichardK
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11277
Views: 715116

Shopping there makes it possible to afford a Bentley?

Anyway, mid 80s Bentley Eight/Mulsannes are about £8-15K now.
by RichardK
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wiper Replacement - Dont mess about !
Replies: 106
Views: 13068

I got a set of Bosch - with deflector on the 20" from autowindscreens for £18, which didn't seem bad comapred to the the £50 the dealer wanted. I told him a joke in return..... :) :wink: £50?! My dealer just replaced mine - I like to get the "OE" part when possible - it was £13 for o...
by RichardK
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Fitting Bonnet Gas Struts
Replies: 92
Views: 4537

drago wrote:Hi mate! Fitted some of these to mine just recently
See this thread

http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/vi ... php?t=8616
Post does not exist?
by RichardK
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wheel corrosion etc
Replies: 66
Views: 6927

That's my expectation too. Not going to stop me from asking, though ;)

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