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by austinpowers
Fri May 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: MK1 Sterling
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: MK1 Sterling

I had a spare new auto radiator so figured it better to fit that, but always wondered about fitting a separate cooler for the auto.

When did you last see it at a show?
by austinpowers
Fri May 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: MK1 Sterling
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: MK1 Sterling

Photos as requested, more to come, I've already taken the radiator out because it was rotten lower down, hence the missing grill. I have a new auto radiator to go in but one of the cooler pipes wouldn't play ball so I have a new one coming from Rimmerbros. https://i.postimg.cc/CR7PTVTh/IMG-20200508-...
by austinpowers
Fri May 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: MK1 Sterling
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: MK1 Sterling

Thanks Dave.

I went with the Carlube but the one that arrived was the newer bottle, on the website it doesn't list Honda Z-1, but on the container it does....


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by austinpowers
Tue May 05, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: MK1 Sterling
Replies: 8
Views: 315

MK1 Sterling

Hi all, it's been a while!! Bought myself a new (to me) H reg 827 Sterling in fetching light blue :D A little project but doesn't need a great deal doing to it but it'll be good to get back into "playing". Dave . Is this ok to put into it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202966082788 A little cheaper tha...
by austinpowers
Wed May 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Mk1 Sterling (manual) for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: Mk1 Sterling (manual) for sale

Has the belt never been changed or not been changed in your ownership?

What's the clutch, gearbox like? Does it tap when cold?

Has it been regularly serviced?
by austinpowers
Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Mk1 Sterling (manual) for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: Mk1 Sterling (manual) for sale

Looks tempting.. When was the belt last changed and would it get home ok (Swindon).

Wouldn't mind a manual Sterling even though I have the Rovor and manual 827 Vitesse!


What's the issue with the non starting?

Just realised i bought the pair of door handles off you recently! :)
by austinpowers
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 358
Views: 30002

Re: Manalishis Mk 1 827 Vitesse (manual)

The 1995 - 1997 USA accord had the C27A4 fitted which ran on unleaded and had a different intake, the Acura legend forums have some info on it. The way i see it. A1 was used in the USA version of legends, so were CAT versions, then the UK didn't use CATS at the time so the higher compression version...
by austinpowers
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 358
Views: 30002

Re: Manalishis Mk 1 827 Vitesse (manual)

Looks nice :D I do like the 6 clocks!

Dave, isn't the C27A4 the accord engine, with different intake? Never heard of the A3 version. But the A2 is the none cat version found in the UK Legend and 827 from 87 to 90.
by austinpowers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Company Feedback
Topic: Rover 827 lower camshaft cover
Replies: 7
Views: 10058

Re: Rover 827 lower camshaft cover

Ah yeah, the AC pipe running near the header tank.

On my MK1 Sterling the AC didn't get in the way.
by austinpowers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Company Feedback
Topic: Rover 827 lower camshaft cover
Replies: 7
Views: 10058

Re: Rover 827 lower camshaft cover

Probably too late now but.. You need to place a jack under the sump, jack it up until it contacts the sump then remove the left hand engine mount (2 bolts), loosen the single through bolt and swing the mount towards the wing, then jack the engine up until resistance is felt, should then be high enou...
by austinpowers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: My V reg Nightfire Vitesse Fastback!
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: My V reg Nightfire Vitesse Fastback!

Wow, that's some dedication and skills there!!

When i first read that it came with a gearbox in a sealed box the cynic in me thought it wouldn't the correct box :(
by austinpowers
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 827 Vitesse
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: 827 Vitesse

The one that you bolt the headlight brackets to. It just kept spinning and because I was replacing the headlight I just cut the plastic bracket. Fitted a normal nut after I got it off.

That glass kit is handy. But my reflectors were shot. :)
by austinpowers
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 827 Vitesse
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: 827 Vitesse

Yeah :D The lights had mold and the reflectors were black... Straight in the bin afterwards !! As for the ride, a little firmer but much more body control.. No more jelly here :P In the bin???? :shock: You do know the reflectors from later lamps will fit and work don't you? As for jelly removal - a...
by austinpowers
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 827 Vitesse
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: 827 Vitesse

Yeah :D The lights had mold and the reflectors were black... Straight in the bin afterwards !!

As for the ride, a little firmer but much more body control.. No more jelly here :P
by austinpowers
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 827 Vitesse
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: 827 Vitesse

Replaced the rear shocks with my new Koni "reds", the orignal shocks were in pretty good nick compared to the fronts which were leaking. Set the shocks to 20ish percent from soft. https://s33.postimg.cc/ye8ub4a4b/20180827_114152.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/8ip3s2swr/20180827_133954.jpg Then i fitted ...