Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

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Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:18 pm

And the rest is history :clapping

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Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

#2 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Momentous time in history.....and above all, it is a....


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Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

#3 Post by StubbornPatriot » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:45 pm

. . . . and today is my R8's 30th birthday. Happy birthday G722 DUY.

A good day today - the Tourer is now running again (as well as it's likely to, until I've done the engine swap, but at least it's movable again) and I just picked up a pair of NOS sills for Trusty Rusty for £30 + postage from Ebay.
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Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

#4 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 pm

StubbornPatriot wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:45 pm
. . . . and today is my R8's 30th birthday. Happy birthday G722 DUY.

A good day today - the Tourer is now running again (as well as it's likely to, until I've done the engine swap, but at least it's movable again) and I just picked up a pair of NOS sills for Trusty Rusty for £30 + postage from Ebay.
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Is the Tourer coming to the AGM?
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Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

#5 Post by StubbornPatriot » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm

No, the Tourer is a way off yet. I need to do the engine swap first and then find out what it needs for an MoT. I've got some trailing arm bushes to fit and rear suspension is a bit suspect. Not too sure about the steering rack either - but I can't really remember, it's at least 5 years since I last drove it. I'm hoping the bodywork is okay - it looks it, apart from the paintwork. I've got a door and tailgate to replace, but I don't think the existing ones will be an MoT fail.
1989 216GSI + 1990 216GSI + 1997 416 Tourer + Triumph T160V

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