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RHOCaR End of Season Bash 

Come and join us for our Annual event  on 14th to 16th September

Camping, Family Fun,  Evening Entertainment and like-minded Company


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#386717 Mt 75 Remote Gear Linkage On Superspec

Posted by alanrichey on 10 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

No measurements but mine looks different to yours ?


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#385772 Personal Details Leak - Members Information

Posted by alanrichey on 08 June 2018 - 10:19 AM

Richard is correct, and once again I apologise.   Four years ago, as an Area Secretary, I asked for a copy of the members list so I could see who I had in Lincolnshire.   As it happened I was given a full copy of the membership list by the Membership Secretary at the time, as a PDF file.   And as I have already explained that was incorrectly backed up to an off-site server.   I have now deleted all copies of the file.

#385605 Vibration When Turning Right

Posted by alanrichey on 01 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

Last couple of trips ive noticed a slight vibration when turning right both at slow and high speed am I right in thinking wheel bearing, car has only done 6500 miles and all parts were new (it's a super spec).


I had to have a wheel bearing replaced at 6500 miles so it could be.


Also how do you stop creaky suspension


Standard feature of the Superspec, we all have it :)

#385311 Steering Components For Super Spec.

Posted by alanrichey on 22 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

Pete: Trying to send you a PM but it is being rejected. Can you fix it.?

#385109 Wideband Lambda

Posted by alanrichey on 17 May 2018 - 09:41 AM

Yes, it is very crude, a real bang-bang system.   Here is a plot of fuel trim adjustment on a recent trip (engine was stopped in the middle)


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#384315 Richard Stewart Selling Off Spare Parts

Posted by alanrichey on 05 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

See https://www.ebay.co....TEAAOSw1LRa6tv0


Looks like Richard is clearing out his lockup.    I knew he had a complete Superspec kit he kept back, didn't reallse he had two.


#384065 Stoneleigh Kit Car Show

Posted by alanrichey on 01 May 2018 - 01:43 PM

Is there any chance of meeting up with anybody along the A14 Sunday morning.
I will be getting on at Kettering I will do my best to keep up with you.
Also what time should I be looking at getting to Stoneleigh for.


AndyW and I are going that way.   We are meeting up in Pytchley (my daughter lives there, it's South of Kettering a couple of miles off the A14) for a 09:30 departure.   If you want to join us then we will RV in the car park of the Overstone Arms  (If you are coming in from the A14 then turn left down Orlingbury Road and go to the overflow car park at the bottom of the hill).


If you would rather meet up with us later we can RV near Crick  (we are avoiding the motorways and going the back way).


Let us know.   And if anyone else wants to join in feel free.



#383928 Radiator Cooling Fan Super Spec

Posted by alanrichey on 29 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

The thermostatic switch is at bottom right of the radiator.  


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Mine never worked so the previous owner put a switch on the dashboard.   At first I fitted a variable switch (one where you put a wire into the top hose leading to a thermostatic switch.   My final solution was to fit a proper 95C switch in the top hose.


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The reversing switch is a  bit more difficult.  On my geaerbox it is at the bottom of the gearbox and you have to get underneath the car to access it.  On the other hand, on my spare gearbox it is on the top.


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#383849 Stamford Car Show

Posted by alanrichey on 28 April 2018 - 08:12 AM

and clearly state RHOcar The UK KIT CAR CLUB on the application
In fact it is a drop down menu not a free field, and we are described as 'Robin Hood Owners Club and Register'

#383431 Stamford Car Show

Posted by alanrichey on 24 April 2018 - 11:03 AM

Those of us who have been before should receive an email with an invitation code to register.   There isn't a huge panic for just displaying on the stand but if you want to go on the run then you need to get in quick.

#382968 Weather

Posted by alanrichey on 14 April 2018 - 05:23 PM

Out for a couple of hours to see grandchildren.   No need for scarf or hat, just a shirt and fleece.   Glorious.    And first chance to check cooling since replacing the radiator - perfect.   Happy bunny

#381089 Lincolnshire Meet For February

Posted by alanrichey on 25 February 2018 - 05:33 PM

Back from the meet.   Very small, only about 30 cars there, but enough petrol heads who knew about Robin Hood to keep us happy.  And right next door to the diner so coffee and breakfasts on tap.


Major problem is that the cars all have to park on a field by the side of the diner which doesn't have a dropped kerb.  So the organisers provided some wooden ramps:

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Nice offer but no use at all to our cars.  Andy tried it first and it was obvious we couldn't make it.  So the organiser allowed us to park in the ordinary car park just across the road from the field and by the entrance to the diner.   Fine for us, but would be a problem if there were more than about 3 cars.


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Good to take the cars out, both of us wrapped up very well.   I enjoyed it.




Posted by alanrichey on 13 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

It's actually 'Alan Richey' :)   Because it's a big County we tend to move around rather than a fixed day/time.   But a favourite is 'GearHeads at the Ground' at the Newark Showground, which is only 30 mins or so from you. First meet of the year is 15th April.  We also like a Sunday lunch at the Muskham Ferrry if the weather is nice.   I always announce these on the forum so just keep a look out.

#377628 Rover Engine Codes

Posted by alanrichey on 14 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

Useful research.  After all these years I now know my engine was built in 1995 and is actually one of the youngest we have in the club, one of the last off the line before they took away the dizzy and went for wasted spark.  (Probably how Richard Stewart got them cheap, the ultimate 'bin-end' :))


And it was originally destined for a Rover 220, fitted with an air conditioner.  Which explains the Heath Robinson way the alternator is mounted, the original builder has put it on the mounting brackets for the aircon compressor unit.


Happy bunny.   Makes searching for spares SO much easier.

#376900 New Prospective Owner Size Question

Posted by alanrichey on 13 September 2017 - 09:54 AM

6' 2" and 16 stone when I bought my RH Superspec  (lost a stone since then :)) and fitted in easily, with still room to move the seat backwards.   The Superspec has the dropped floor as standard  giving you extra room and it's nice and wide.   They tend to be a bit more expensive than a normal 2B as all the parts (apart from a reconditioned diff) were brand new at build time.   They come up regularly on E-Bay.