I’m Andy, I joined the forum yesterday after being introduced to it by Louie and thought it was about time I introduced myself.
I am a keen enthusiast of anything with an engine. Always loved every aspect of cars and motorsport. I’ve worked for Haynes Ford in Maidstone for just over 2 years now. I’ve always had a love for performance fords old and new.
I’m here to keep an eye out for any issues you come across, hopefully shed some light on some of them and ultimately get them resolved for you and report back to Ford to make them aware of the issues.
I’m currently working with Louie to sort the big issue of veering under load at 80mph, early days yet but it’s looking positive.
I’ll try and be as active as I can on here so if you have any questions feel free to ask me or email me at work on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully myself, Sue (also on here, head of marketing and events) and the rest of the team at Haynes can make your experience with what is an amazing car an even better one.
took delivery yesterday..haven’t had the chance to drive it much yet..waiting for fitting of immobiliser..
i had a minor complaint re bodywork..the petrol flap is ‘ wonky’ !! It doesn’t sit flush against the bodywork, seeing as it is diamond shape, the two acute corners are proud of the body profile, as if there is a warping of that flap.
the dealers assure me that mine wasn’t the only one ( is that a consolation?) and they will pursue what Ford can do for me…
I have seen 2 RS’ with this problem straight off the transporter, one was easily rectified by adjusting the entire filler neck housing assembly. The other has been referred to our bodyshop as it was much further out. When you get a chance put a photo up for me? it might be something I can gauge just on photos alone and advise as best as I can.
Yes there are old school manual adjusters on the headlights. Have a look down the back of the headlight where it meets the end of the cross member, you should see a white cog, about 6-7 inches down the gap, easily adjusted with a 7mm Allen key, anticlockwise to lower them if I remember correctly.
Just adding onto Andy’s post and introducing myself as Sue – the Marketing person at Haynes Ford referred to above !
Andy is the technical whizz and a thoroughly good guy – he’ll look after you as far as he can.
As for me – I’ll just plug the fact we want to get out and about with our demo as much as possible and any event recommendations you can give will be great. Likewise I want to host a big event in 2017 here for you guys, and let you come down and see what we are all about (got a great coffee shop on site and enough room to host a decent catering unit for something big) We will be opening up as a FordStore next Spring, so potential for a meet here is huge. Sure you all know we have a big rallycross history and if any of you have seen our Mk 3 demo you’ll know we lent it to a certain Mr Ken Block last April, and it still has his GoPro mounts attached to sunroof and windows. Signed it down the pillar aswell, a totally unique car !!
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