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by scotty2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Definitely! I think we have a boroscope at work, so might have to borrow that too.
by scotty2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

There does seem to be a bit more slack on the clutch pedal than the other two. A bit of movement before the actuation starts.
by scotty2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine and Coupe

Yes Dave, it is looking like some internal issue. I'll try an adjustable rod first, so it may delay having to dismantle. Mmm with the engine out it would be easier to paint it all green...
by scotty2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Right. fitted new slave. Bled while fully compressing the piston. Definitely no air. Connected and bled again - no bubbles. Action exactly the same as before. I am now thinking that the flywheel mod on the previous bill might be skimming and it might have been too much? Next step, lengthening the ro...
by scotty2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Ready to bleed the clutch on the Coupe this weekend. I have a new slave and I will attempt a guide. I have tie wrapped the piston fully in to follow the Rover bleeding bulletin... One thing bugging me is the seat on the Coupe does not seem to go as far forward as I'd like and certainly not as far as...
by scotty2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

There is a bill from 18 months ago with new master, and slave as well as clutch kit and it certainly looked fresh - on the outside!
by scotty2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Well anticipated Dave. Just had the car up on the ramp and the new slave (18 months old!) is knackered. One on order. Can hear it drawing air when trying to manually bleed it. Do you know what length the rod should be? At least I have a choice of two others to compare! ETA: Late and early ones seem ...
by scotty2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Partial luck with the modified "Universal" attachment, but despite pressure bleeding and no evident air, clutch is still biting just off the floor. I'm going to take off the slave and check the rod length as it might be an issue. Had a very reasonable quote to respray into green. £1600. I'll see if ...
by scotty2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Ha! Funnily the brake bleeder cap fits perfectly - on the coolant reservoir!
If the Sealey multi adapter fits, I'll certainly do a write up. Hope to do it over the weekend.
by scotty2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Bleeder arrived so I went up to the car to sort it. You know the Sealey pressure bleeder that fits MOST European cars...
But not Rovers...
Universal adapter ordered...
by scotty2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Ordered a pressure bleeder. Clutch better but not right.
by scotty2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Clutch bled on Coupe - Pushing piston on slave manually while bleeding helped. Seems better so will road test Saturday. Seat doesn't go as far forward as I'd like. Maybe lubrication needed. Wrapping quote not possible due to the colour (Code HNA - BRG Metallic).
by scotty2
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

And you didn't swing by mine so I could see my old girl all done up! :lol:
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Where are you Dusan, and I'll make a point of it if passing?
by scotty2
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Had the Coupe on the ramp this morning. Glad to say it's solid underneath and must have been garaged most of its life. Indeed the slave cylinder is new and I'll try the upside down trick and a pressure bleeder, or pushing fluid back up from the slave and cracking a fitting on the master. Not the bes...
by scotty2
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 24862

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Until I get pics:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1229231

Nice to find receipts for £1200 worth of work in Dec 18! New clutch and clutch hydraulics. Still feels if it needs bled, so that's the first job. Then to see how much to wrap it BRG!