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GrahamTompkins

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About GrahamTompkins

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  • Location
    Marlborough .Wiltshire
  • Interests
    Motorsports, Porsches, cricket,gardening, etc

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    1987 3.2 Carerra Sport Coupe. Black
  • Daily Driver
    BMW X5, & VW Golf 2.0 Tdi
  • Lottery Car
    997 GT3RS
  • Day Job?
    Retired
  • Favourite Food
    Steak
  • Drink?
    Red Wine
  • Drive of your life
    Aston Martin DB5

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  1. My father was a dedicated Ford man so when growing up a string of Consuls,Cortinas of various types,Granada and then he bought a Rover 2000TC which he loved..then went 3500 SD1 which he hated so back to the Fords. i had the usual succession of heaps held together with filler and wire..Minis,Cortinas etc. Then Company cars where I had no choice what I had..Allegro 1300 , Fiestas and Mk 2 Escorts, then a Cortina MK 4 GL.At 29 I started my own business and had choice..VW Scirocco Gti (2) XR3i,Porsche 944 and then Kids and practicality so had XR4x4, Mitsubishi Shogun, Mercedes 280 Sport. Jag
  2. The theory is certainly correct.i did this on my E53 X5 years ago when I had a snapped nipple on a front calliper.think the trick is avoid any air getting sucked back into the abs module so I used a pressure bleeder attached keeping the pressure in the system and then a bleed out straight away when all reattached.and the clamp released.
  3. Hope to get back to motor racing again..built a new car for the 2020 season but my son mashed the new straight cut gearbox during the final shakedown so didn’t turn a wheel competitively all year.Also bought a Locost ..seemed like a good idea at the time so planning to do some 750MC in that at some point...oh Pub and get my hair sorted after home hacks.
  4. Oh dear 🥴 Haith’s been drinking in the afternoon again ......😂
  5. Had mine 3 weeks ago today..AZ one. I had a slight sore throat the following morning but Pat says it’s because I slept on my back with my mouth open snoring..she’s probably right🤷🏻‍♂️
  6. Agree, very capable tyres and brilliant grip in summer particularly when pushed hard but the trade off is that the winter performance is significantly worse when pushed..when I say worse, the rubber is much harder at low temperatures to the extent that I notice it..sensibly I restrict my hooliganism to when I can wear a t-shirt 😏
  7. My observation is the MPS4s are brilliant tyres BUT if the temp is less than 4C they go really hard on you and it’s quite noticeable.
  8. You may be right, but it seems that FB is one of the most effective platforms to market and also one very dangerous one to flog a dud product as well. ive ordered some as it coincides with a bush replacement exercise where I will have the car on a lift for 3 days so I shall see for myself. Like all these things, I don’t have expectations that it will be brilliant, but as long as it’s effective, I will be happy.
  9. Saw this yesterday on Facebook and ordered some..will report then it arrives.
  10. Perhaps you may wish to swing by a particular Region , maybe in a steamroller ? 😉
  11. I have tried to trawl through the forum to get an understanding of what’s happened but there seems to be so much that has been deleted, withheld or simply unpublished, it is very difficult, so guessing, it seems to have arisen following the dispensation of the R5 RO. I’m assuming this was as a result of the Region not following the Club guidelines, rules applicable to Regions, etc etc. It appears that this dismissal was not handled particularly well, or indeed to the satisfaction of his mates. Theres some mention of a Member Survey in there so possibly the feedback on the Region prompted
  12. Got the emails and had a look at the forum.Theres a 17 page post on there this morning, page 17 was two people taking(threatening) legal action against one another for something or other , one mentioning a daughter..thought oooerr... i was already thinking about not renewing in March..so timely it would seem. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  13. Can’t go wrong with Milwaukee cordless kit Haith.I bit the bullet a couple of years ago and all my stuff is now Milwaukee, great battery system.Agree not cheap but will do the job. My only criticism is they are a bit heavy compared to some of the alternatives.
  14. I tried using mine for a while when I was working but my commute was in heavy traffic and the car spent the day in the office car park being crapped on by birds so although it was reliable enough I gave up after a few months .
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