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by CHR15E
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

Use it as an excuse to order more bits and make the postage more palatable?
by CHR15E
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 35498

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Good to see after all that effort.
by CHR15E
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4058

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Is this an 820?

All emissions issues I had with them were lambda/cat related.

Why did it have a new car before?
by CHR15E
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: A hybrid on the driveway!
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: A hybrid on the driveway!

Nice looking tech, I do like the screen positions in newer cars. You definitely wouldn't be happy with my Jeep based on those fuel figures. That's in the region of 21-22 l/100km if my maths is right! I haven't driven any EV or Hybrid cars yet. They are starting to appear locally but nothing similar ...
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: 96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red

Looks like you need to be a member to see it?
by CHR15E
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

Erm, so we seem to have agreed to buy this. It's a 2008 2l petrol turbo. It's done 37k and only one owner from new. We've got to wait for the MOT, cambelt and 2 tyres being done before we can have it. Should be a week or so we hope. https://i.postimg.cc/T5nYwk5w/IMG-20190827-190811.jpg https://i.pos...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

We looked at Cascadas but they're based on a MK6 Astra which neither of us like. We looked at 3 cars yesterday, a MK4 which wasnt as clean as the owner made out and felt very old to drive. So they're out. We then looked at 2 MK5s. One which was in very poor condition for the money and the other whic...
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

Fair enough.

I'm still looking at convertibles, going to look at an old Astra on Saturday all being well.
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 227
Views: 34706

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Possibly, it went through several hands in a short space.

Alex had it before me, the Steven in Scotland after. Then Fraser? I forget now.

It caused a bit of trouble in the past.

Here's a random pic from when I had it

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by CHR15E
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 227
Views: 34706

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

I owned that car for about 6 months.
by CHR15E
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

It's doing 13 average, it doesn't seem to improve much/if any on a run either. My 6.2L V8 Ford F150 Raptor (400+bhp) does at least that much :) I'll get round to a thread on it some time..... http://i.postimg.cc/bJdjF7cb/20190811-122535.jpg Seems I need to move? How is it the yanks and whoever else...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 227
Views: 34706

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Going on personal experience from many repeated attempts in several cars a manual 827 (driven properly) is quicker than an auto off the line, especially as it gets to the end of second gear into third. Not lots, a car length or two maybe but definitely quicker in my opinion. Granted there's opportun...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

I've just been in contact with the dealer in the US that I had the rear ARB from. He's suggesting I upgrade the shocks before the ARB. I'm with you, there's published figures that say there's not much in it for the standard front bars. One hollow, one solid. The uprated one does make a difference bu...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: Another car on the drive

The rear ARB I've fitted has definitely helped but not enough. I've been told the front ARB is hollow so that can't be helping? I don't have the inclination to do it myself. I'd want an underslung tank ideally, assuming that's doable on a WJ. My mate had an XJ like that with a smaller petrol tank. W...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 227
Views: 34706

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

He can't be an expert on everything I guess, know what you mean though. Off the top of my head he mentioned a 60/40 rear seat in the 800. Which at that age it wouldn't be. I'm sure something else stood out as well but can't remember now. Not sure why you'd compare a manual with an auto? My dad had a...