Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by Mr_Wedge » 27/02/15 11:53

Howlin_Mad wrote:I think I'll be at the back of the convoy for this unless I get my suspension issues sorted out and I'm not a quick driver on roads I don't know. Too many days of driving sensibly with many speed cameras :blush:

What's the deal with keeping up? I have a satnav, and what's the deal with food/drink breaks being my first HD :blush:

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I've done this drive on buckled wheels, I've had a rear damper fail, oil on the rear brake and tyre, the first year I came, I found out I had a crack in my front wheel and it would only hold 9 psi.

You'll be fine Kiz, you've got new suspension that needs setting up.

It sounds like you just need to soften your damping a bit, just so it rides the bumps better.


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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by Howlin_Mad » 27/02/15 12:15

Mr_Wedge wrote:You'll be fine Kiz, you've got new suspension that needs setting up.

It sounds like you just need to soften your damping a bit, just so it rides the bumps better.
I'll let you have a go tomorrow to see what you think before I start spending.

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by Mr_Wedge » 27/02/15 13:04

Ok,
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by TonyleFrog » 27/02/15 14:24

Mr_Wedge wrote:I've done this drive on buckled wheels, I've had a rear damper fail, oil on the rear brake and tyre, the first year I came, I found out I had a crack in my front wheel and it would only hold 9 psi.
That's just for starters. Then there was your epic radiator leak! :blink:
IIRC you're not alone either. Another year Kieran (the other one) did too.
Kiz shouldn't be worrying about his suspension but stocking up with Radweld!
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by vinp182 » 27/02/15 14:32

Noone taking a spare rad like I did in 2013? :laughing
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by Howlin_Mad » 28/02/15 17:47

vinp182 wrote:Noone taking a spare rad like I did in 2013? :laughing
I've got an alloy one still sat in it's box on top of the MGB. And room for it!

Well got the suspension sorted ready for the drive, much better now. Still hard, but better. :)

And got Mr Wedge to road test it. You know, I think he enjoyed it ;)

Gave me a bit more confidence in the capability of the car too. Cheers Ian :clapping:

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by toymr2 » 28/02/15 18:16

I am driving a mk3, so no room for a spare radiator I am however going to fit a fine wire mesh to the grill as a precaution, and I would urge everyone to do the same :)

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by Howlin_Mad » 28/02/15 18:24

toymr2 wrote:I am driving a mk3, so no room for a spare radiator I am however going to fit a fine wire mesh to the grill as a precaution, and I would urge everyone to do the same :)
That's in the boot of the MGB in it's packaging too!

(the MGB has slowly become my car parts storage bin :laughing )

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by CleMR2 » 12/04/15 16:15

I've done some GPX tracks of the routes so I can follow them on my phone. If anybody wants a copy then PM me your email address.

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by TonyleFrog » 14/04/15 20:07

vinp182 wrote:Every day is planned out perfectly dude with plenty of stops
CleMR2 wrote:I've done some GPX tracks of the routes so I can follow them on my phone. If anybody wants a copy then PM me your email address.
Has anyone noticed that Thursday's Google Maps route + directions are north to south - i.e. the opposite of the way we are going?
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by vinp182 » 14/04/15 20:27

Who cares, just follow the mr2 in front..... Simples :D
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by TonyleFrog » 14/04/15 20:35

And if the one in front doesn't have a clue where they are supposed to be going?

People do get separated at times... :D
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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by CleMR2 » 14/04/15 20:38

Didn't notice to be honest. I followed the line rather than the instructions.

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Re: 2015 Highland drive routes

Post by vinp182 » 14/04/15 21:03

TonyleFrog wrote:And if the one in front doesn't have a clue where they are supposed to be going?

People do get separated at times... :D
Then at least they/we will be lost together :laughing
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