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by Fastback
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

As I said, I will go back to KF. But you're saying that they will recover the gas (as it's reusable), wait for me to change the dryer and then will vacuum it down and refill it for no or little extra charge? Of that, I was completely unaware. And no, I don't smoke. It's lethal enough as it is withou...
by Fastback
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

:shock:
by Fastback
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 200
Views: 28122

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Wish I somebody 'round here that would do that. Nobody seems to care or be interested.

Or is it just me (in more ways than one)...
by Fastback
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Thanks Dave. But who the heck am going to get to do that (rhetorical question)? KF, ATS etc won't, not in their remit and being so provincial up in t' North, there doesn't appear to an aircon specialist within 60 miles of me, which is rediculous. I'll certainly get a couple or so of the dryers, they...
by Fastback
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Shouldn't write posts late at night, it all comes out wrong. Just trying to give an idea of what's working/happening. But if I have a puddle, then I have ice, which means I have refridgerant, I'm just not getting anything cold in the car? The simple guage (from a home refill kit) shows well into the...
by Fastback
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Thank you guys. During the hot weather we're having in the UK, I decided to regas my aircon system. Against my better judgement I went to Crook Fit to ask them to pressure test it. On my return, they had actually regassed it and told me it was working fine and so it appeared to be. So I duely paid u...
by Fastback
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Well, it happened! https://i.postimg.cc/qtnWWZxG/99999.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yW72rjgF/100000.jpg Apologies for the blur on the second image, I was moving (obviously) and someone else took the picture. 100000 and the Sterling probably hasn't driven better for the last 90000. :D Sound deadening etc...
by Fastback
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 485
Views: 41842

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Difficult to tell but it looks like several of those solder joints have cracked. As good practice anyway, as it's out, I'd resolder anything dodgy with lead based solder. And probably the others as well...
by Fastback
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Sorry, confusing two things there. The top trim is genuine, just being sold cheaper by Rimmers.

The aftermarket, perhaps car show or similar I was referrring to is the side fixing extrusion.
by Fastback
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

Same picture on Allbrit but parts are listed. Interestingly the top trim (coupe) that I got and fitted to my Sterling is listed at €94.28. As bought from Rimmers, £6.84 inc.
Could the piece be aftermarket?
by Fastback
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 99
Views: 4311

Re: Fastback's cars.

I haven't got access at the moment to Rover's own parts catalogue and only the part number for the LHS is available on Rimmers (even though NLA) which is DCB101050. It is also worth noting that on the Rimmers, and therefore Rover's original (?), the trim clip parts are transposed between the sides a...
by Fastback
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 827 vitesse respray
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Rover 827 vitesse respray

Wish mine looked half as good, desparate for a respray.
Excellent job.
by Fastback
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 411
Views: 82735

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Wow! Everything is as new or better! Is this maybe the best looking 800 out there?
Steady on Henrik, you're going to upset a lot of folk with that kind of talk. :lol:

But surely it must be the most modified. Excellent stuff.
by Fastback
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 485
Views: 41842

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

No, certainly not like the UK ones which are two tone horns and are positioned near the left hand headlight and I assume they are in the same place on LHD cars. I suspect that is purely for the aftermarket alarm.
by Fastback
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 259
Views: 28866

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Funnily enough I have just refurbed/replaced both my mk2 wiper linkages as the Sterling was doing what you describe. The Sterling was bad; there was no grease left in the sockets and the bearings were pitted, so replacement was really the only way forward. All new linkages and the pivots were packed...