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by Alucard7002
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 200
Views: 28150

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Update: Put the mudflaps on TB2. Oh and I have bought a Vitesse Coupe. Harry and I traveled down to Slough in TGM, bought the Coupe and we drove in convoy to Daves and picked up some Coupe spares before returning to base. Harry got 380 miles on a tank of lpg and I have filled the Coupe. Pics to fol...
by Alucard7002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Still around!
Replies: 6
Views: 6174

Re: Still around!

Wondered where you'd been hiding! Good to hear you're still alive and doing well! :wink: :D Same to you sir! Been busy beyond belief but finally getting there. Employees next month even! If you're not busy on the 9th March by the way give me a shout. I'll be in your neck of the woods that day ;-)
by Alucard7002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Still around!
Replies: 6
Views: 6174

Re: Still around!

Workshop looks great, best of luck with the business. Thank you! Got to admit your Vitesse was a pretty big inspiration both back in my youth youth and today. Glad to see you're still tweaking and constnatly improving the car. Loving the attempts to stiffen the shell, I recall vividly just how flex...
by Alucard7002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 200
Views: 28150

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Hah, yes the 5th gear only works in the Fens. I live in Cambridge and 95% of my driving at the time was fenland flatness. Made for easy 32mpg on gas at a true 70mph I'm glad you like the LPG setup, it's both a bit "special" and overengineered at the same time. Romano 240hp vap and a 74l tank (I thin...
by Alucard7002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Still around!
Replies: 6
Views: 6174

Still around!

Evening all! Hope you're all keeping well! Been a very busy few years for me chopping and changing a few jobs before saying sod it and following my dreams. Now the owner/director at Four Paw Racing Ltd. In Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Still spanner wielding, rust repairing, engine tweaking and all so...
by Alucard7002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 200
Views: 28150

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Hello there!

I'm one of the original owners of said Green Machine.

Glad to see she's still on the road and seeing lots of use!

Been feeling nostalgic for my old girl for some time!

If you ever think of selling her do give me a shout. I'd be very interested 😁
by Alucard7002
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 12564

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

I hate to say it but that battery is less than 2 years old! The receipt should be in the paperwork somewhere (Andrew Page IIRC) It's not the correct battery for the 800 according to the lookup - it's actually for a mk7 Ford Transit! Basically the biggest sodding battery that would fit in the hole. :...
by Alucard7002
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 12564

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

Spark plugs - I'm a complete numpty.... The more I think about it those iridium plugs are 6 years and 40-50k miles old.... Of course they could do with changing even if they are supposedly 100k plugs! Magnecor leads should be fine. . Watch out with the antifreeze and make sure you use OAT orange/pin...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Cream Leather
Replies: 21
Views: 3435

Re: Cream Leather

The holes are from the original plastic clips that rover used. They have a habit of breaking so those hooks are the Rover dealer supplied fix.

I used to hook them into the seat runner mounts as not to damage the carpet.

Glad you're having fun getting stuck in! :-)
by Alucard7002
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 12800

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Can a moderator please delete this thread?

I'm still getting people emailing me about parts! -_-

Cheers all!
by Alucard7002
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Bonkers 1654
Replies: 79
Views: 25054

Re: Bonkers 1654

Check brake proportioning valve on the bulkhead in the "front that you have designated the front" (this will get confusing fast!) My first thought would be to replace it with something like this : https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/112057284065?chn=ps&adgroupid=47842945425&rlsatarget=pla-380312378771&abcId=11...
by Alucard7002
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi All, new member here
Replies: 17
Views: 6648

Re: Hi All, new member here

The engine is nice, especially on petrol. On LPG though it's not particularly smooth and seems to kangaroo quite easily at low revs, no problem at above 2000rpm though. It does sound great when the second cam starts working, you can hear the difference in exhaust note! On this note regarding the LP...
by Alucard7002
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi All, new member here
Replies: 17
Views: 6648

Re: Hi All, new member here

The front suspension on an 800 is its achilles heel as it is its brilliance. Being co-developed with Honda in the early 80's the Japanese wanted the long low bonnet and insisted upon double wishbones up front to achieve it. (or so the summary of the story goes) The downside is that the standard 800 ...