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In their 250th edition they decided to collect together 3 models that were on their cover, and available to buy new in the UK, when the magazine launched in 1990. They contacted Paul Stephens to see if he could get together a 911, a 944 and a 928 for the following Monday.
[Photo - Antony Fraser]
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Chris Clark writes:
Thirty-six 928’s gathered at the Merry Miller, Cothill, on November 22 for the annual 928uk gathering. It was good to meet up with the usual crowd, plus one or two new faces. But, of course, the cars were the stars of the show, ranging from Andrew Brierley’s mint 928GT to Phil Rickard’s orange supercharged model (which is based on a GT).
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The Flex Plate Clamp issue can affect any 928 fitted with an Automatic transmission from 1984 onwards. The problem is where Porsche changed the design of the clamp so that in some circumstances the drive shaft can move forward; putting huge pressure on the flex plate; which can lead to Thrust Bearing Failure (TBF). This is a catastrophic event, leading to the total loss of the engine and huge bills for the owner. The solution has been regular checking and relieving of flex plate pressure, as described in detail in this PDF.
Lately 3rd parties have come up with stronger clamps in an attempt to solve this. Now UK company Ritech Systems has come up with a new solution, which is designed to stop the clamp moving forward by physical means. Click on the picture for more:
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Saturday November 22nd is the date of this years annual 928.org.uk pre-Christmas Anniversary Meet. We will be meeting from 11am until around 3pm. The Merry Miller does a great lunch. Please email
Location: - Merry Miller, Cothill Road, Dry Sandford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6JW
[photo by Mike Parris]
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A Frenzy of Sharks – that was the sight on roads to Tilford as pre-meetings turned into convoys.
31 cars parked on the green (with a few early leavers) and green keeper donations came to nearly £120 so thank you everyone for that.
For the first time in 14 years rain was the order of the day for most unless you stayed a bit later when the sun finally broke through.
“Great day despite the rain - that just made the pub even more fun!” - Steve Sydee.
The Barley Mow serves great food too;
“Cod with new potatoes in a white wine, lemon and dill sauce with black pudding and poached egg - who'd have thought it up, but yummy !” - Paul Lacey.
Stewart and Sue do a great job in organising the meeting every year, it has become the main event and probably the only time you can see so many Porsche 928 of various years in the same place in the UK.
The meeting is always the first Saturday in October so save the day for 2015 and come along even if you don’t own a 928 as all are welcome.
The Barley Mow at Tilford Green, Surrey, GU10 2BU