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by mercedade
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

Hang 0n - it must have been something else! Cos that's nonsense.

Maybe it was HSS 500W ?
by mercedade
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

Years ago, I got overtaken (at enormous speed) by a Delta Intergrale that was HHS 004W

When you see it in your rear view mirror, it's "WHOOSHH"
by mercedade
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7733

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

The reason I went for those is that clearly, a previous owner had not been able to find Vitesse springs and had fitted standard - the result being a very ugly (and unstable) 'nose-up' stance. But I didn't want some dodgy sub-Halfords lowering kit from some anonymous ebay seller - I'd dealt with Darr...
by mercedade
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7733

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Re: springs http://www.moto-build.com/roverturbo.html I bought a set of front springs with a barely-perceptible 10mm lower. As in, 10mm lower than Vitesse spec . I have to say, I was really impressed with the quality. UK manufactured to order, tapered seat end, and sit the car absolutely spot on. I ...
by mercedade
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Doh, must have deleted an extra character when deleting all the tracking info from the link. Yeah, appearance wise (without measuring dimensions) the profile looks exactly like the Humber, big lip and all. This is of course assuming that the current seal is the original, obviously, but it looks very...
by mercedade
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Recommissioning the Sterling!
Replies: 19
Views: 3360

Re: Recommissioning the Sterling!

Flipping amazing. Well done, especially for the massive commitment involved.
by mercedade
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Air leak currently unresolved, but only due to laziness and poor weather. On another note, I'm trying to resolve a boot leak. Having done light seals etc, I'm settled on a very specific issue with the boot seal. I think what's happening is that the seal does the perfect job of keeping rain out from ...
by mercedade
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Any rear seats?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Any rear seats?

No worries Phil - I've also just edited my original post to make it clear cos I don't *need* them to be leather seats.
by mercedade
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Any rear seats?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Hatchback seat release mechanism

Cheers Dave, will try
by mercedade
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Any rear seats?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Any rear seats?

*I've edited the title* I'm basically just looking for rear seats - no matter how crap/moudly/rotten/worn they are! I just want the seat release mech. Cheers all Anyone got one? Or, even better, the larger of the 60/40 split rear seat backs? Mine snapped the handle off today, at the plastic drum tha...
by mercedade
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Injectors have been ultrasonically cleaned - and it's not driving as if it's massively underfuelled. The results are kind of where I'd expect to be with an efficient and effective cat, but for the lambda reading. If I had an air leak, I'd be expecting misfires, sluggishness and the like - or am I wi...
by mercedade
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Not done the fan yet, but one thing I have noticed is that I appear to be running lean. Recent emissions test had my CO down to virtually zero, whilst the lambda was way up around the 1.25-1.30 mark. It has what I would describe as a relatively lumpy idle. Nothing terrible - very quiet and clean - j...
by mercedade
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Perfect, thanks Dave.

Is the suppressor essential?
by mercedade
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Just a single fan, and a two pin rad switch.

There no wiring at all for the switch currently - it's literally acting as a bung to plug a hole.

Thanks Dave,
by mercedade
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 120
Views: 8794

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Ok, pretty sure my ECU control is not working. So, I need to wire in the relevant pieces, and it seems to make sense to use the rad switch James installed in the radiator when he needed something to act as a plug. I have the questions of an idiot, I'm afraid. Firstly, if I remove the relay from the ...