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by mercedade
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Yep, already en route :)

Pipe replacement is £40, booked in tomorrow morning. Can honestly say that's money I'm happy to spend.
by mercedade
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Cheers Dave - I've cleared the interior (folding seat, rubber soundproofing etc) so that the pipe is visible inside the car, but I'm definitely going to get someone else on it. I've read too many horror stories of crappy flaring tools, mismatched union fittings etc to just reckon that the money will...
by mercedade
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Good news - my master cylinder is fine (although I did snap up a spare on ebay any way when it cropped up cheap) BAD news: 6kQVWd8vh_Y Got a leak in the hard line extremely close to where it passes through the bodywork. This might be a mobile mechanic job, and I'm not thrilled about it either. https...
by mercedade
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 556
Views: 89336

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

I'd also be checking the physical connections on the terminals on the starter motor, plus the main gearbox earth connection.
by mercedade
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder

I am watching this with a keen interest! I'm hoping this is the weekend I get to the bottom of my own disappearing brakes
by mercedade
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 297
Views: 82650

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Superb looking car
by mercedade
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

That's great, cheers Scott. I'm on the hunt.

No joy at my local MG factors - they've turned into a Moss, so they only really do 'historic' MGs, sadly.
by mercedade
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder

I think I'm correct in saying that the only genuinely critical element that needs to match up is the number of hydraulic connections, and the bore size of the master cylinder. Everything else could theoretically be adapted (eg connection threads, reservoir locations). Doesn't answer your question th...
by mercedade
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Yeah, cheers Dave. I'm already scouring the net for SJC10007.

There's an MG specialist not too far from me, so I'm planning on dropping in on Thurs and seeing what they know.
by mercedade
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 276
Views: 54388

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Unbelievable. Just been out for the weekly shop, took the Vitesse to see if I could still hear a knock. Gave up knock hunting when the brake pedal started sinking to the floor when waiting at a junction! It's too wet, cold and dark to do any serious looking for a few days, but obviously I suspect ma...
by mercedade
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 242
Views: 56915

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Interesting re: the powersteering from dead-ahead. My Vitesse is similar. It had a new PS pump last year, and I am hyper sensitive to any issues with it as it was the old steering pump that ultimately killed my headgasket (the powersteering pump drives the water pump via a drive key on the rear, whi...
by mercedade
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Road legal
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Road legal

Ha! Nice.
by mercedade
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Road legal
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Road legal

Excellent work! Get yourself a manual boost controller once you've got a few miles under your belt and ironed out any wrinkles - it massively improves driveability in the real world.
by mercedade
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Drop link

When you say the imperial measurement is important, that relates to the cut length of the crush tube, right? The ID/OD measurements were metric - 12mm and 16mm, so a 2mm wall?
by mercedade
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Drop link

Cheers Dave, read that thread and meant to inspect mine. Will have to be a brave man one day soon.