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#31 ONLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:36 PM

A chance to own another nightfire red Rover R8?!

 

Two randoms.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:45 PM

go on i'll have a couple of randoms


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:04 PM

13 and 30 purlease!
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:06 PM

Why are these called 'Tomcat'? Is it to do with smelling of piss or summert?


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

Why are these called 'Tomcat'? Is it to do with smelling of piss or summert?

 

The swoopy coupe body was named that at the factory when in development

 

Some think (typically Facebook warriors) it was a just the turbo coupe, but no. 



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:26 PM

13 and 30 purlease!

 

I can't do that, taken already.

 

So put you down for the next two if that's ok?  : 14 and 31 ?


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Bugger it. Give me a random please.

I loved my nightfire SEi and enjoyed my brief time with forum slag 220SLi.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:59 PM

Bugger it. Give me a random please.

I loved my nightfire SEi and enjoyed my brief time with forum slag 220SLi.


SEi? My dad had a 214SEi when I had the 220. No power steering was bicep destroying. This will be veritable luxureeh.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:04 PM

I have no use for it, and nowhere to keep it, and its far far away so that means two randoms please.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:05 PM

Which one didn't have power steering? My dad also had an SEi until I parked it half up a lamp post a couple of weeks after I passed my test. I liked it so much I bought myself one.

My Dad had an earlyish R8 a few years before, an H plate(H434 RWA). It was a 214Si but I can't remember if it had power steering. He'd had two mk2 Cavaliers prior so it probably felt light even if it didn't have.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

Which one didn't have power steering? My dad also had an SEi until I parked it half up a lamp post a couple of weeks after I passed my test. I liked it so much I bought myself one.

My Dad had an earlyish R8 a few years before, an H plate(H434 RWA). It was a 214Si but I can't remember if it had power steering. He'd had two mk2 Cavaliers prior so it probably felt light even if it didn't have.


Dads didn’t. I’d had Mk3 2.0 cavs before my Rover and they all had ps. I just remember reversing my dads 214 off the drive and attempting to turn the wheel.

If I remember correctly, the steering wheel stayed where it was and my entire arm fell out of it’s socket.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:18 PM

Oh yes. One winning number please.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:38 PM

Yeah go on I'll have one.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:01 PM

Dads didn’t. I’d had Mk3 2.0 cavs before my Rover and they all had ps. I just remember reversing my dads 214 off the drive and attempting to turn the wheel.

If I remember correctly, the steering wheel stayed where it was and my entire arm fell out of it’s socket.

 

My 1995 214SEi definitely had power steering...I weighed less than a gnat's bollock when I was 18 with arms like peeled cheese strings and I found it nae problems.

 

And I'll use this opportunity to whore my favourite photograph of it again...

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:04 PM

Aw bollox, I'm sure I've got a tenner's worth of shrapnel down the back of the sofa.

 

Random me up one time please, good sir


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:56 PM

Greater Manchester Police used 420GSis as unmarked cars. Not sure if turbo or not though. 

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:09 AM

I'll have a couple of randoms please. 


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:09 AM

Cheers all

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:40 PM

I take it this is doesn't have cruise control.........

 

Whatever, I like it so Number 52 please.  



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:50 PM

Can't get cruise on R8s. The 'rare' options are rear electric windows and a/c, that's the best they got.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:55 PM

Can't get cruise on R8s. The 'rare' options are rear electric windows and a/c, that's the best they got.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:57 PM

420 is tempting, but my time with R8s has been and gone. Ahm oot. 

 

(Think of this car as a 2.0 Civic).


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:58 PM

420 is tempting, but my time with R8s has been and gone. Ahm oot.

(Think of this car as a 2.0 Civic).

Civic with a proper engine.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:59 PM

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:54 PM

is the clutch very heavy?

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 10:22 PM

No the clutch isn't very heavy, just got stiffer overtime which is a long while. The cable has always been a bit stretched 'play' feeling and it's lighter than my Alfa 156 and miles lighter than any LT77 I've had the chance of. It's doubt it's about to pop, put it that way. I jump in this anytime, even if it did months along the line, it's a tenner. I can barely get two pints of 'Premium' eurofizz down here for a tenner
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 10:29 PM

^ can you tell I've had a drink! :-)
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 10:33 PM

Only one? :-)
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 10:37 PM

No the clutch isn't very heavy, just got stiffer overtime which is a long while. The cable has always been a bit stretched 'play' feeling and it's lighter than my Alfa 156 and miles lighter than any LT77 I've had the chance of. It's doubt it's about to pop, put it that way. I jump in this anytime, even if it did months along the line, its a tenner. I can barely get two pints of 'Premium' eurofizz down here for a tenner

 

Another random please.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:06 PM

420 is tempting, but my time with R8s has been and gone. Ahm oot.
(Think of this car as a 2.0 Civic).


Shirley you mean modern* day Riley 4/72
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