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by mercedade
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

The luck of living in the North West! Piston and Rotor garage in Bury did the aircon. £35 regas isn't that hard to track down round these parts, but a garage prepared to do annoying jobs like fit a compressor on a £40 labour rate is worth its weight in gold!
by mercedade
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

If I'm honest, it's hard to say. I did it with the dash out which made refitting significantly easier. There's plenty of space to undo the through bolt and the nut - but before you pull it through completely, I'd double check that you can get a spanner up to hold the nut in place (i think 15mm from ...
by mercedade
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 187
Views: 25699

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Take a look at my thread. The hole on the clutch pedal which accepts the through bolt and clevis pin for connecting the pedal to the master cylinder piston is supposed to have a plastic bush in it. However, almost none of them do any more. If you look at the Rimmers website, there's no sign of it ei...
by mercedade
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 187
Views: 25699

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

How does the actual pedal feel? They are incredibly susceptible to wear/movement, and it can only take less than 1mm of play at the pedal end to translate to a barely usable clutch. I also noted you said you bled, then fitted, then bled again. It's entirely possible to introduce air when fitting - I...
by mercedade
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 172
Views: 63106

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Incredible transformation. Well done!
by mercedade
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 75
Views: 2908

Re: Fastback's cars.

Massive congratulations! It's a great feeling.

One thing I wasn't prepared for was the now permanent state of nerves every time the rain gets up. I know i stopped the leaks getting in, but how can I be sure it will last forever? And how long will they take to show... :)
by mercedade
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Fastback and Saloon sills now in production
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Fastback and Saloon sills now in production

Fantastic news - I had a set from the first batch, and they were spot on.

Sadly, probably essential at some point.
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 75
Views: 2908

Re: Fastback's cars.

Looks very familiar!
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Turbo Coupe
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: Turbo Coupe

You'd get that for £2k, no problem.

You could get black grill then as well! ;)
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 75
Views: 2908

Re: Fastback's cars.

I couldn't say how concerning surface rust should be - if the inside of the car has been damp for a while, I'd expect some surfaces to pick up some flashing. I had a worry because the steering column support bar had a coating of rust, but in the end it was just surface rust and not terminal corrosio...
by mercedade
Fri May 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 75
Views: 2908

Re: Fastback's cars.

Looks impressive already Mark. Looking forward to hearing about the leak chasing...
by mercedade
Fri May 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Dave - I can barely even see my compressor! It's hidden underneath the alternator, water pump and PS pump, with a cross member underneath, the turbo to one side and the inner chassis rail to the other. The garage want £40 to fit the new compressor, no additional charge for vacuum and refill - for th...
by mercedade
Fri May 29, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183786229152

And weirdly, its actually 447300 on a different picture (presumably the clutch) with 4 digits 0370
by mercedade
Thu May 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

How about this eh?

Denso 6CA 447200

Apparently shared with a 911!
by mercedade
Thu May 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 254
Views: 25879

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

When it was regassed, the mechanic called me over to show me the smoking coming from the compressor/pulley area. He had a bit of a panic on his face!

I said give it a few minutes, it hasn't turned for over 3 years - and sure enough the smoke went away, but the noise hasn't.